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Veritiv Added to Georgia Tech Scheller Business Analytics Center's Executive Council

Georgia Tech Scheller Business Analytics Center announced today that North American packaging leader Veritiv, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Atlanta, is joining the BAC's Executive Council.

Veritiv Corporation (NYSE: VRTV), a North American packaging leader and a Fortune 500® company, is the newest global industry leader to join the BAC's Executive Council.

“By collaborating with Georgia Tech, our Veritiv analytics team looks to share knowledge, collaborate on research, increase recruitment, and help the students and staff with experiential learning opportunities,” said Mahesh Kumthekar, Vice President, Strategy and Data Analytics for Veritiv. “As an organization, we embrace data analytics to inform our strategy and guide our business decisions. We look forward to working alongside the Scheller College of Business team to amplify these efforts.”

Veritiv joins existing Executive Council members Coca-Cola, The Home Depot, NCR, UPS, TK Elevator, and King & Spalding.

“Veritiv is a leader in business-to-business distribution solutions with a focus on sustainable packaging,” said Dr. Sri Narashimhan, Gregory J. Owens Professor of IT Management and Faculty Co-Director of the Business Analytics Center. “We are excited to strategically partner with a top company offering multiple opportunities for our students to expand the boundaries of what can be accomplished through data and analytics.”

As a member of the Executive Council, Veritiv will work closely with Georgia Tech’s world-class faculty and outstanding students to solve business analytics challenges and accelerate the continued advancement of cutting-edge business analytics tools, techniques, and best solutions. These focused collaborations will deliver increased business insights, technological innovation, and opportunities to build better analytics teams.

“At Veritiv, we believe in supporting the universities and schools in the communities where we live and work,” said Dan Calderwood, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Management and Georgia Tech MBA alumnus. “We are pleased to join the Executive Council for Georgia Tech’s Business Analytics Center, and we are looking forward to collaborating, learning, and advising."

“This partnership is a great fit for us,” said Keith Werle, Managing Director of the Business Analytics Center. “Like Georgia Tech, Veritiv embraces innovation and is a leader in many areas. As data becomes more and more vital to so many different industries, Veritiv continues to strategically invest in their data analytics environment to realize their goal of becoming the leader in packaging. We look forward to teaming with Veritiv to build their analytics community and achieve their business goals."

About Veritiv

Veritiv Corporation (NYSE: VRTV), headquartered in Atlanta and a Fortune 500® company, is a full-service provider of packaging, JanSan and hygiene products, services and solutions. Additionally, Veritiv provides print and publishing products, and logistics and supply chain management solutions. Serving customers in a wide range of industries both in North America and globally, Veritiv has distribution centers throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, and team members around the world helping shape the success of its customers.

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