Dave Brooks Vice President at Software AG
Dave Brooks is a Vice President of Software AG heading up Intelligent Business Operations & Supply Chain Solutions for North America, working with some of the world’s largest and most respected companies. He leads a team that partners with clients to create business value through greater agility, control and visibility across the business operations, with specialized expertise in supply chain, business process improvement, process intelligence, and the visualization of critical metrics. He was recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine as a “Pro to Know” for 2012 & 2013, and his industry leadership has led to Software AG being recognized as one of the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners reported by SupplyChainBrain.
In addition to consulting and software sales experience, Mr. Brooks’ career spans over 20 years of industry expertise between Wall Street and Silicon Valley. He is a frequent speaker and author on the topics of process visibility and techniques to “move the needle” to produce business impact. Mr. Brooks is a graduate of Brown University with a BA in Organizational Behavior & Management.
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