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JIM BARNES, CEO OF ENVISTA - WBM TOP 100 INNOVATION CEO



JIM BARNES, CEO OF ENVISTA HAS BEEN SELECTED BY THE JUDGES OF WORLD BIZ MAGAZINE'S ANNUAL AWARDS TO BE A RECIPIENT OF THE TOP 100 CEOS IN INNOVATION AWARD 2021. THIS SELECTION FOLLOWS A STRINGENT PROCESS THAT EVALUATED OVER 40,000 NOMINEES TO SELECT THE EXCLUSIVE LIST OF 100 WINNERS.


Jim Barnes has spent the last 30 years helping retail organizations solve highly complex supply chain, IT and omnichannel commerce challenges for Fortune 500 brands and retail companies.


As CEO of enVista, Barnes has built the only retail software solutions and consulting services firm with the depth and breadth of capability to truly optimize and unify both physical and digital commerce end-to-end, from order capture through fulfillment and from source to consumption.


Hundreds of the world’s leading brands have leveraged Barnes’ expertise and the capabilities of enVista to drive efficiencies and cost savings, improve profitability, customer service and competitive advantage and improve and transform their operations, including Sephora, GNC, Dallas Cowboys Merchandising, Toys ‘R’ Us Canada, Tractor Supply, Giant Eagle, Advance Auto and Urban Outfitters.

In 2013, Barnes, in response to extremely complex, lengthy and costly order management system (OMS) integration projects, had the vision to develop and launch the first and only Unified Commerce Platform strategically built from the ground up as microservices architecture on a common data model and integration platform as a service. The platform rapidly integrates with retailers’ existing systems, providing faster time to value, lowest total cost of ownership, and a single enterprise view of customer, inventory, order, item and payment.


In 2019, Barnes further expanded enVista’s retail consulting capabilities by hiring nearly 20 of the most experienced retail consultants from Boston Retail Partners (BRP) and throughout the retail industry, providing clients with access to deep domain expertise for omnichannel strategy, inventory management and optimization, merchandise planning and assortment, systems selection and implementation, product lifecycle management, store operations and more.

Barnes sits on the executive board for a number of companies. He is regularly featured in industry and business publications, serves as a Forbes contributor, and regularly speaks on retail and supply chain topics at National Retail Federation’s Big Show, Operations Summit, Future Stores, IRCE, the Retail Industry Leaders Association Supply Chain Conference, and other partner and supply chain conferences.


About enVista: enVista is a global software, consulting, and managed services provider, optimizing and transforming physical and digital commerce for the world’s leading manufacturers, distributors, 3PLs/LSPs, and omnichannel retailers. enVista uniquely optimizes and transforms physical and digital commerce – optimizing supply chain efficiencies to drive cost savings, and unifying commerce to drive customer engagement and revenue. These comprehensive capabilities, combined with enVista’s market-leading Unified Commerce Platform, Enspire Commerce and the firm’s ability to consult, implement and operate across supply chain, transportation, IT, enterprise business solutions and omnichannel commerce, allows mid-market and Fortune 100/5000 companies to leverage enVista as a trusted advisor across their enterprises.


www.envistacorp.com