Jim Plas is chief product and technology officer at CDS Global, where he is responsible for execution of the company’s global product strategy and technology vision, and for overseeing IT operations. He manages the critical functions of developing new products and services, enhancing existing product offerings and ensuring CDS Global’s solutions meet the needs of the diverse clients and industries the company serves.
Plas has more than 20 years of experience and leadership in product management, technology, marketing, business development and customer data management. He previously served as vice president of marketing for Xplore Technologies, a leader in rugged computer tablets, and has held executive roles at Acxiom, a $1.1 billion data services company, serving as vice president of customer data integration and vice president of product management and marketing. Additionally, Plas worked as the director of product management for global enterprise solutions at Dell and held various technology consulting roles at Dell, Data General (now EMC Corporation) and Microsoft.
Plas holds his product management certification from Pragmatic Marketing. He received a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Kansas.