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Verlin Youd

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Verlin Youd is a global retail technology solution executive with 20 years of successful retail industry and software experience. Verlin has held senior executive positions at a number of innovative retail solution providers, including Verizon, attune Consulting, SCOPIX, SAP, Motorola, and IBM.  At Verizon Verlin is responsible for delivering value to the largest retail clients.  While at attune Verlin was the general manager for the Americas, leading value creation for fashion brands and retailers.  At SCOPIX Verlin built the sales and delivery team driving high ROI value using video analytics and business intelligence.  At SAP, as SVP of Global Trade Sector, Verlin was responsible for SAP's global retail, wholesale, and transportation & logistics business. Prior to SAP, Mr. Youd was the VP of Global Industry Solutions for Motorola Solutions where he led strategies and initiatives across all target industries including Retail, Wholesale, and Transportation, as well as Manufacturing, Energy and Utilities, Healthcare and Field Mobility. Mr. Youd held the same position at Symbol Technologies prior to Motorola's acquisition in 2007. He also spent time at IBM and Systech Retail Systems (now part of Iracle & Omnicorp), where he held a variety of executive and management roles in roles in sales, marketing, solutions, channels, product management, and development.

Mr. Youd holds a BS in Finance from Brigham Young University, and an MBA from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He resides with his family in North Carolina where he is active in local community groups, activities and charitable organizations.

All opinions expressed by Verlin are his own, and not those of his current employer.

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