Forty Under 40: Jack Mitchell

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Class of 2022 Forty Under 40 Jack Mitchell Director of Product Innovation Nuqleous, Bentonville

Jack Mitchell was in high school when he began to pursue a career bridging the gap between technology and business.

He worked an evening accounting job at the Walmart home office, and his empathy for seeing his colleagues “drown in their work” led him to seek a better way to work.

Throughout his career, he’s used technology to do so. In 2005, the Bentonville native earned a bachelor’s degree in business information systems from John Brown University. The degree helped him better understand how technology and business teams work together.

After the Walmart role but still in high school, Mitchell started working in the technology department for Bentonville Schools. In college, he attended night classes and worked full time for the school district. He led a project to automate software installation district wide and was promoted to senior systems administrator.

In 2008, he joined E2open as a senior business intelligence consultant and began to work with consumer packaged goods companies. In 2010, he received the innovator of the year award and was named senior manager of data integration and senior solution consultant.

In 2014, he joined Del Monte Foods as senior category advisor for Walmart and started working with planograms, or plans for where items go on store shelves.

In 2016, he joined Nuqleous as a product manager of category solutions. He developed the software Shelf IQ, which automated planograms. It has helped supplier teams save hundreds of hours during reset seasons.

In 2020, he was promoted to his current role, focusing on product development strategies. One of his goals is to use artificial intelligence to enhance customer workflows.

Mitchell supports Habitat for Humanity. He enjoys playing chess, mountain biking and wake surfing.