IRI Appoints Baljit Dail as President of IRI Global

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IRI®, a global leader in innovative solutions and services
for consumer, retail and media companies, today announced the
appointment of Baljit “Bal” Dail as president of IRI Global, effective
April 1, 2019. In this role, Dail will lead and support IRI’s go to
market commercial efforts in the U.S. and internationally. He will also
join the IRI Board of Directors.

“We are thrilled to welcome Bal to IRI,” said Andrew Appel, president
and chief executive officer of IRI. “Bal is an exceptional leader with a
distinguished reputation and deep experience in the retail and
technology sectors. His familiarity with the CPG and retail market, our
business, (Bal previously served on IRI’s Board of Directors), and
portfolio of solutions will enable him to hit the ground running, and
his years of global operational expertise at the executive level will
help IRI better serve our clients and deliver growth around the world.”

Dail joins IRI from New Mountain Capital (NMC), a major investor in IRI,
where he serves as a senior advisor. Since joining NMC as managing
director in 2012, he has been actively involved in helping IRI maximize
the value of its Liquid Data® platform for clients. From 2014
through 2017, Bal served as chairman and chief executive officer of JDA
Software, a global market leader in supply chain software serving the
CPG and retail sectors. Under Dail’s leadership, JDA developed a new
strategy and brand, increased sales, and enhanced its partner ecosystem
and completed a material investment by Blackstone Group L.P.

“Through NMC’s investment in IRI, I have had the opportunity to work
closely with the company, and gained a deep appreciation for IRI’s
innovative technology, talented leadership team and unparalleled market
opportunity,” said Dail, “I am excited to build upon IRI’s progress and
further advance its industry-leading platforms to help clients leverage
the most actionable insights in the market to achieve fundamental

From 2005 to 2012, Dail served in a number of executive roles at Aon
Corporation, including chief executive officer of Aon Hewitt Consulting
and co-chief executive officer of Aon Hewitt. Prior to joining Aon, he
spent six years in various roles with McKinsey & Co. He began his career
in the technology group at Marks & Spencer, a leading retailer in the
United Kingdom, and served in various roles at JP Morgan, Starwood
Hotels & Resorts, and Ford Motor Company. Dail graduated from the
University of Warwick with a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

Dail joins IRI as Piyush Chaudhari, president of the Americas and
Strategy, will be departing IRI to pursue a new opportunity as CEO at
Sgsco. “We thank Piyush for his wisdom, vision and contributions”
continued Appel. “He’s been instrumental in helping bring IRI’s client
strategy to life, and we wish him all the best as he embarks on his next

About the IRI Partner Ecosystem:

IRI fundamentally believes that delivering differentiated growth for
clients requires deep, highly integrated partnering with a variety of
best-of-breed companies. As such, IRI works closely with a broad range
of industry leaders across multiple industries and sectors to create
innovative joint solutions, services and access to capabilities to help
its clients more effectively collaborate and compete in their various
markets, and exceed their growth objectives. IRI is committed to its
partnership philosophy and continues to actively enhance its open
ecosystem of partners through alliances, joint ventures, acquisitions
and affiliations. The IRI Partner Ecosystem includes such leading
companies as 84.51°, Adobe, The Boston Consulting Group, comScore,
Data Plus Math, Experian, GfK, Gigwalk, Google, Ipsos, Mastercard
Advisors, MaxPoint, Omnicom, Oracle, Pinterest, Research Now,
Simulmedia, SPINS, Survey Sampling International, Univision, Viant

and others.

About IRI

IRI is a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and
forward-looking insights that help CPG, OTC health care organizations,
retailers, financial services and media companies grow their businesses.
A confluence of major external events — a change in consumer buying
habits, big data coming into its own, advanced analytics and
personalized consumer activation — is leading to a seismic shift in
drivers of success in all industries. With the largest repository of
purchase, media, social, causal and loyalty data, all integrated on an
on-demand, cloud-based technology platform, IRI is empowering the
personalization revolution, helping to guide its more than 5,000 clients
around the world in their quests to remain relentlessly relevant,
capture market share, connect with consumers, collaborate with key
constituents and deliver market-leading growth. For more information,


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