Gayle Sheppard, Executive Chairman and acting COO, Saffron Technology

Gayle Sheppard is the acting Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Saffron Technology Inc.

Ms. Sheppard has more than 25 years experience in enterprise software and services. Sheppard’s background includes international executive leadership at global companies, with hands-on involvement in emerging companies, boards and academia.

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Previously, Sheppard was Vice President and Managing Director at PeopleSoft, Inc. where she successfully turned around an under-performing business unit and developed new market strategies. Sheppard has also served as CEO and President with MarketMile LLC (now part of Rearden Commerce); Vice President, Worldwide Sales, J.D.Edwards & Company; President and General Manager, J.D. Edwards Japan, and Vice President Sales and Marketing, J.D.Edwards Asia Pacific Ltd.

Sheppard is a Research Fellow at UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, and serves on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Life and Sciences Museum. Sheppard is a graduate of the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, where she received a B.S., Business Administration.

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