Leadership: Baljit “Bal” Dail

President, Strategic Initiatives

As President of Strategic Initiatives, Baljit “Bal” Dail is responsible for partnering with IRI leaders across the organization to advance select initiatives focused on driving IRI's and our client's growth. He is also a member of the IRI Board of Directors. Dail was previously President of IRI Global.

Prior to joining IRI, Dail served as a senior adviser at New Mountain Capital (NMC). After joining NMC as Managing Director in 2012, he helped IRI maximize the value of its IRI Liquid Data® technology platform for clients. He also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JDA Software, a global market leader in supply chain software serving the CPG and retail sectors. Under Dail's leadership, JDA developed a new strategy and brand, increased sales, enhanced its partner ecosystem, and completed a material investment by Blackstone Group L.P.

In addition, Dail served in a number of executive roles at Aon Corporation, including Chief Executive Officer of Aon Hewitt Consulting, co-Chief Executive Officer of Aon Hewitt, and Chief Information Officer of Aon Corporation. Prior to joining Aon, he spent six years at McKinsey & Company, focused on the technology and telecom sector. He began his career in the technology group at Marks & Spencer, a leading retailer in the United Kingdom. He served in various roles at JP Morgan, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and Ford Motor Company.

Dail is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors for Model N, a software company in the revenue management space, and previously served on numerous boards in the technology, business services, and energy sectors.

Dail graduated from the University of Warwick with a bachelor's degree in computer science.