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 6 years benchmarking the performance of software solutions in the context of the business benefits of technology.
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 the Aberdeen Group, Cindy built strategic partnerships for the purpose of collaborative business development at SSA Global 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 productdirection and market planning, anticipating business requirements of global companies as economic, political and technological environments evolved worldwide. Her previous experience includes 20 yearswith a variety of manufacturing, consulting and enterprise application companies where she held a diversity of positions in marketing and sales, software design and development, project, product 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 has published hundreds of benchmarks and other research reports.
Cindy holds a Masters of Applied Science from Boston University and graduated summa cum laude with a BA from Merrimack College in mathematics, with concentration in physics and computer science.