Cindy Jutras is a widely recognized expert in analyzing the impact of enterprise applications on business performance. Utilizing over 35 years of corporate experience and specific expertise in manufacturing, supply chain, customer service and business performance management, Cindy has spent the past 5 years benchmarking the performance of software solutions in the context of the business benefits oftechnology.
Prior to founding Mint Jutras, Cindy was Vice President, Research Fellow and Group Director for the Aberdeen Group where she conducted survey-based research on ERP, suite-based enterprise applications and business performance management. During her tenure with Aberdeen she directly managed a variety of research practices including Enterprise Applications and ERP, Manufacturing, Product Innovation and Engineering, GRC and Financial Management, Strategic Service Management and Human Capital Management. In addition, she played a leadership role in developing Aberdeen research staff, methodologies and best practices.
Prior to joining AberdeenGroup, Cindy was a Senior Director at SSA Global, where she built partnerships for the purpose of collaborative business development and had been responsible for formulating and executing Pricing and Licensing strategies across eight product families and more than twenty product lines. Prior to this she was Vice President of Product Strategy for interBiz, a division of Computer Associates, where she led product direction and market planning, anticipating business requirements of manufacturing companies as economic, political and technological environments evolved worldwide. Her previous experience includes 10 years leading regional manufacturing consulting with the ASK Group, and an additional 10 years with a variety of manufacturing, consulting and software companies where she held a diversity of positions in software design and development, project and general management.
Cindy has traveled the world speaking at executive conferences on her original supply chain concept, Virtually Vertical Manufacturing. She is the author of the book ERP Optimization as well as numerous magazine articles and published white papers.
Cindy holds a Masters of Applied Science from Boston University and a BA from Merrimack College in mathematics, with concentration in physics and computer science.