Pawlenty lands corporate board gig

The job hunt has paid off for former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who will join the board of directors of RedPrairie Corporation.

Company officials announced the appointment today. RedPriairie is an Atlanta-based supply chain and retail technology provider.

Pawlenty said last week that he was setting politics aside, at least temporarily, to try to find a job in the private sector. He ended his Republican presidential campaign in August after finishing third in the Iowa straw poll.

Here’s the company news release:

RedPrairie Corporation, a global supply chain and retail technology provider, announced today the appointment of Tim Pawlenty to RedPrairie’s Board of Directors.

Pawlenty, the former Governor of Minnesota and well-established advocate for business, joins RedPrairie’s Board of Directors effective immediately.

Pawlenty’s experience in financial management and cultivating economic development makes him a strategic addition to RedPrairie’s existing board of tenured and innovative business leaders.

During his time as Governor of Minnesota, Pawlenty oversaw the interests of 5.2 million citizens and was responsible for a $50 billion biennial budget, 30,000 employees and more than 20 agencies and departments. As governor, Pawlenty oversaw economic development efforts on behalf of Minnesota businesses, including the promotion of international business through trade missions to nine countries.

“Tim’s combination of experience in the public and private sectors makes him an exceptional addition to RedPrairie’s Board of Directors,” said RedPrairie CEO and fellow board member Mike Mayoras. “Tim and RedPrairie share a track-record of strong financial performance, a passion for innovation, and commitment to advancing the interests of those we serve.”

“I’m impressed with RedPrairie’s visionary strategy,” said Pawlenty. “Their unique position in this market, at the intersection of supply chain and all-channel commerce, is compelling. RedPrairie is at the forefront of the movement to connect the supply chain and consumers in this rapidly evolving global economy. I’m looking forward to being part of a company with such significant financial momentum and that is a force in driving change in the software industry.”

The Chairman of RedPrairie’s board, Alok Singh, commented, “We’re delighted to have Tim join the board. Tim’s public and economic policy background will be very valuable to us as we pursue our growth plans for RedPrairie.”

About RedPrairie Corporation For more than 35 years, RedPrairie’s best-of-breed supply chain, workforce, and all-channel retail solutions have put commerce in motion for the world’s leading companies. Installed in over 60,000 customer sites across more than 50 countries, RedPrairie solutions adapt to help ensure visibility and collaboration between manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and consumers. RedPrairie is prepared to meet its customers’ current and future demands with multiple delivery options, flexible architecture, and 24/7 technical and customer support. For a world in motion, RedPrairie is commerce in motion.

  • http://www.mnprogressiveproject.com Tommy Johnson

    So what does this insider’s gig pay Pawlenty?