The team behind Venly brings together longevity and a track record of deploying large scale systems. Venly grew out of Benchmarking Partners, which was best known for developing Walmart’s first Internet-based supplier collaboration system. The Benchmarking team worked with retailers worldwide to put that specification into open source, where it became the first business-to-business internet commerce standard. The Benchmarking team that became Venly continued work with Walmart leaders who were hired by Amazon to build out Amazon Web Services and other key Amazon capabilities.
The average length that Venly team members have worked together is more than 12 years. As part of Benchmarking’s experience, the Venly team worked with many leaders who became Venly’s Founding Partners (e.g., Venly Founding Chair, Andrea Jung – longtime CEO of Avon and current CEO of Grameen America; Venly Executive Chair, Paul Horn – longtime Senior Vice President of IBM Global Research, where he pioneered the Watson AI System; Venly Co-Chair for Training, Vice Admiral David Brewer, ret. – former Vice Chief of Naval Education and Superintendent of L.A. Unified School District).