Eka Names James Brackenrig as Vice President, Field Operations, Asia-Pacific
New executive position created to support Eka’s large and rapidly growing business in Singapore, Australia, and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
Eka Software Solutions, the leading global provider of Smart Commodity Management software solutions, announced today that James Brackenrig has been appointed Vice President, Field Operations, Asia-Pacific. Mr. Brackenrig will lead Eka’s growing field operations organization from its regional Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore.
“James has a proven track record of building world-class teams and delivering customer value,” said Greg Taylor, President & COO of Eka. “With full authority and accountability for Eka operations in the Asia-Pacific region, James and our growing team of experts will continue to elevate the delivery of Smart Commodity Management solutions to this thriving market and further extend Eka’s leadership.”
The largest, most respected commodity companies have chosen Eka to manage their trading, risk, and logistics operations. Eka’s notable customers include Cargill, CBH, BHP Billiton, Noble Group, EDF Trading, Twin Eagle, and Rio Tinto. Eka’s 350 person team in the Asia-Pacific region provides high value account management, implementation services, technical support, and software development to its customers. Eka’s Asia-Pacific team is located in offices in Singapore, Bangalore, Adelaide, and Perth.
“I started my career in Singapore as a coffee trader. Working in Asia’s trading hub gave me a good understanding of the advantages that innovative technology provides to complex commodity trading operations,” said Manav Garg, CEO of Eka. “The experience I gained in Singapore was invaluable as we built Eka into the leading Smart Commodity Management software company.”
Mr. Brackenrig has a strong history of leadership success growing sales and managing customer satisfaction for enterprise software companies. Most recently, he spent seven years as Vice President Sales, Managing Director Pacific, of Infor where he led a team of over 100 staff across the region. Previously he was General Manager of Latin America and head of North American Operations for BindView Development Corporation in Texas. Prior to that he spent over seven years with Computer Associates/Sterling Software running sales in Asia. Mr. Brackenrig started his career at Ernst & Young in Asia.
“Having achieved tremendous success in the Asia-Pacific region already, Eka is poised for even greater growth. I spoke with many of Eka’s clients before joining, and the consistently high level of satisfaction is remarkable,” said James Brackenrig, Vice President, Field Operations, Asia-Pacific. “I am passionate about building world-class field organizations and I am excited at the prospect of bringing Eka’s Smart Commodity Management solutions to this market.”
About Eka Software Solutions
Eka is the global leader in providing Smart Commodity Management software solutions. Eka’s analytics-driven, end-to-end Commodity Management platform enables companies to efficiently and profitably meet the challenges of complex and volatile markets.
The company’s best-of-breed solutions manage commodity trading, enterprise risk, compliance, procurement, supply chain, operations, logistics, bulk handling, processing, and decision support. Eka partners with customers to accelerate growth, increase profitability, improve operational control, and manage risks and exposures.
Eka is a team of 315 staff with offices in the Americas, Asia, Australia, and EMEA, serving a rapidly growing global client base across multiple commodity segments.