March 11, 2021 | COLOGNE

Internationally experienced top managers from the retail technology and data management sector advise Cologne-based specialists on expansion

BAYARD has established an advisory board to support the fast-growing consulting and software company in its strategic development and international expansion. Each of the advisory board's members has decades of experience at the helm of retail technology and consulting companies.

With the acquisition of the Product Content eXchange Platform SyncManager and the rapid growth of b-synced, Bayard Consulting Group's own Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN) data pool, the consultancy now offers a respectable portfolio of its own solutions for master data management within and between companies. This complements the profound consulting and implementation support of the experts in the field of Product Information Management (PIM), which is appreciated by a very fast-growing number of clients from the manufacturing, retail and healthcare industry.

"I am very pleased that this team of top experts in retail technology is supporting us in the strategic direction of our company, which is growing rapidly also internationally. I have great respect for the wealth of experience that each member of our newly formed advisory board brings to the table," says Björn Bayard, CEO of Bayard Consulting Group.

The newly formed Advisory Board of BAYARD members are:

Nihat Arkan

Nihat Arkan is the Founder & CEO of Yaliyomo GmbH, a leading Blockchain-based Content Management Platform (CMP) provider. He was CEO of the GDSN master data pool 1WorldSync (formerly SA2 Worldsync) for more than nine years. Nihat Arkan has more than 30 years of international experience with a solid background in global expansion, market development, and proven track records guiding organizations through periods of accelerated growth. Over the last two decades, as a Global Executive, Nihat Arkan demonstrated quantifiable success in leading cross-functional teams to execute multiple mergers & acquisitions, innovative business improvement processes, and implemented cutting-edge technology, organizational structures, and financial planning that drove growth and efficiency.

Martin Fincham

Martin Fincham is a pluralist with investments in, and sitting on the boards of, multiple B2B SaaS companies, including SHE Software, BlackCurve, Wazoku, Veeqo, EyeQuant, Scoro Software and Essentia Analytics. He is also the co-founder of scale-up advisory The Gorilla Factory. Martin advises early-stage companies on growth strategy and sales & marketing disciplines at both the start-up and scale-up stages. He is regarded by fellow board members as an expert on setting the most effective go-to-market strategy and for delivering operational excellence in the modern B2B selling environment.

Michael Jaszczyk

Michael Jaszczyk has many years of in-depth experience both in the field of software development for the retail sector and as a responsible manager of international IT companies. He was CEO of MCRL AG until 2004 and then assumed the position of CTO at Pironet AG and subsequently served as a board member at SA2 Retail AG. At GK SOFTWARE SE, he initially managed the Open Scale division at the end of 2010 before assuming the role of CTO on November 1, 2011 and has been CEO of GK SOFTWARE Americas for more than 7 years now.

Temel Kahyaoglu

Temel Kahyaoglu has held various consulting positions since early 2000 and has led The Group of Analysts as founder and CEO since 2010. He invented the term Information Supply Chain Management in 2007 and Market Performance Wheels is his brainchild – DACH's most respected analyst tool alongside Gartner's Magic Quadrant and Forrester's Wave. With his private equity firm The Grand Orchestra Audience, he founded four analyst firms in 2020 aiming to increase transparency in the software market.


Bayard Consulting Group consultants are the independent experts for Product Information Management (PIM), Master Data Management (MDM) and the Global Data Synchronisation Network (GDSN) in retail, manufacturing and healthcare. Strategy, organisation, processes, IT, digital transformation -- the experts at Bayard Consulting improve their clients' business results sustainably and noticeably. With their expertise, the specialists advise decision-makers in all corporate functions and business processes along the value chain. The combination of recognised consulting, implementation and development ensures optimal results for their clients.

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