Hunt Valley, MD – 4/26/2019 – SAI, a Baltimore-based software and consulting firm, today announced that leading strategy and operations executive Bill Read has joined the company as a member of its Advisory Board. Read will work closely with SAI’s board and leadership team to enhance the market positioning of the Acadia product platform to better serve global enterprises.
“Our Acadia platform has proven to be a major advantage for companies experiencing disruption across their entire enterprise. Bill’s experience guiding well-known companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Nike and Starbucks on their growth journeys will enhance our ability to identify new opportunities to create value and help our clients be more successful,” said Ric Hughes, CEO of SAI.
Read is a senior advisor and board director with more than 35 years of global experience and accomplishments in business and philanthropy. His deep industry expertise and extensive network across key product manufacturing and retail industries have helped his clients achieve proven, sustainable improvements in overall P&L performance and product speed-to-market. Prior to his retirement from Accenture in April 2016, Bill directed the management consulting component of Accenture’s $8 billion consumer, retail and industrial products business.
“There has long been a need for a toolset that allows a business to replicate highly effective processes across multiple locations and in multiple geographies. SAI’s Acadia solution has tremendous capability, and the SAI team has a real opportunity to drive improved effectiveness and efficiency in large corporations,” said Read.