Red Bend Software announced today the appointment of Stephen Girsky, former Vice Chairman of General Motors, to the Red Bend Board of Directors, effective immediately.
“Stephen’s 25 years of experience advising and leading major initiatives in the automotive industry is an invaluable asset to Red Bend,” said Yoram Salinger, CEO, Red Bend Software. “We appreciate his willingness to serve as a director and to take an active role in setting Red Bend’s automotive vision and strategy as we continue to grow in this market.”
From March 2010 to January 2014, Mr. Girsky served as General Motors’ Vice Chairman, during which time he held overall responsibility for global corporate strategy, new business development, global product planning and program management, global connected consumer/OnStar, GM Ventures LLC and global research & development while also serving as Chairman of the Adam Opel AG Supervisory Board. He also held responsibility for GM’s Global Purchasing and Supply Chain function from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Girsky is also serving as a member of the Board of Directors of GM, and served as the lead director of Dana Holdings Corp.
In addition to his time at General Motors, Mr. Girsky also served as president of S. J. Girsky & Co, an independent advisory firm based in New York, where he worked with senior corporate and board executives, labor leaders, OEM leaders, suppliers and dealers, and national and local policy makers. Mr. Girsky was previously managing director and senior analyst of the Global Automotive and Auto Parts Research Team at Morgan Stanley, where he was ranked the top automotive and auto parts analyst by Institutional Investor's “All-American Research Team” annual investor poll for 14 consecutive years. His automotive and auto parts team was ranked first in the Greenwich Associates poll for 14 consecutive years as well.
Mr. Girsky holds a B.S. in mathematics from the University of California at Los Angeles and a M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.