AJ Naddell

Senior Vice President, Product Management

AJ Naddell is a talented tech executive who collaboratively and strategically develops powerful products and go-to-market programs to drive revenue. AJ's specialty sits at the convergence of Product Management, Marketing, Product Design, and Sales and Customer Success.

AJ's prior role at IBM focused on driving transformation and modernization within a 30-year old portfolio of products, infusing AI and IoT into legacy solutions to help optimize customer's operations. AJ was responsible for launching several complex AI solutions; one was completed within 90-days from ideation, design, development, then closing the first deal within 15 days from launch. This was the fastest new product ever launched in IBM history, receiving special recognition from the IBM CEO and CFO in 1Q20 earnings.

Before IBM, AJ led Sales and Business Development in North America for BYD, a world leader in the electric vehicle space, based in Shenzhen, China. AJ drove significant business for their new medium/heavy-duty electric trucks.

AJ is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Marketing. Prior to his business studies, AJ studied biomedical engineering and systems engineering with a focus in pre-med while conducting research in oncology and stem cell biology at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

AJ is a trumpet and saxophone player, a classical music conductor, and an athlete who played rugby and tennis competitively.