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Cloudleaf Adds Supply Chain Expert Bill Read to Advisory Ranks

May 8, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 8, 2019--Cloudleaf, Inc., an emerging leader in digital supply chain solutions, today announced the addition of Bill Read to its corporate Board of Advisors.

Over four decades, Mr. Read has been one of corporate America’s most sought-after advisors to large global enterprises operating complex supply chains. He has worked with a range of multinational companies in industries as varied as retail, consumer goods, industrial products and life sciences.

Mr. Read spent more than a decade at Accenture, directing the consulting giant’s Supply Chain practice in North America as well as its multi-billion dollar global Consumer, Retail and Industrial Products management consulting business. He previously served in executive-level positions at Capgemini, CSC and Cleveland Consulting Associates. He is the founder of 21 Merit, LLC, an independent advisor to corporate management teams and today regularly advises innovative startup companies on critical business issues.

Mr. Read earned a Master’s Degree in Finance and Operations at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering at the University of Michigan.

“With all the talk about enabling the digital supply chain with full visibility, most efforts have fallen short because of a key missing element: namely, the ability to capture product flow data within and between facilities on a real-time basis,” Mr. Read said. “With Cloudleaf’s cloud-based solution and ability to pull data from the Edge, we now can realize the vision of 100% visible Supply Chain. This company has the opportunity to bring extraordinary visibility, efficiencies and responsiveness to supply chains in every industry. It is exciting to be part of an emerging innovator that can redefine peak performance for virtually any supply chain on earth.”

“Bill Read has had as much positive impact on supply chains as any consultant in the business,” said Cloudleaf CEO Mahesh Veerina. “Bill will be a tremendous catalyst for Cloudleaf as we expand our unrivaled solutions to more and more extended supply chain networks.”

About Cloudleaf

Cloudleaf’s mission is to create significant value across the end-to-end supply chain network by dramatically increasing visibility of product flow. The result for our customers is increased revenue, reduced operational material losses and enhanced reliability of operations.

Our supply chain Visibility Platform delivers complete, real-time views and insights across the eco-system, from suppliers through production and distribution to customers. Using IOT, AI/ML and advanced analytics, our cloud software creates a digital model of the supply chain and processes billions of events per second to deliver diagnostic and predictive insights in real-time for location, condition, utilization and anomaly detection. Cloudleaf is empowering world leading companies in pharmaceuticals, food and advanced manufacturing with significant ROI and millions in savings.

See https://www.cloudleaf.com/about for additional company information.

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SOURCE: Cloudleaf, Inc.

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