Turtle names Teesee Murray as its chief strategy officer

Teesee Murray, Chief Strategy Officer, Turtle

Turtle, one of the nation’s largest privately held electrical distributors, on Thursday said it named Teesee Murray as its chief strategy officer. Murray comes to the Clark-based firm at a time when it is accelerating the transition to sustainable energy by advancing innovative customer solutions.

“We are thrilled to welcome Teesee, whose inspirational leadership will fuel our ambitious plans for energy-forward ways to work, move and play,” Jayne Millard, executive chairman of the board and co-CEO of Turtle, said. “With her attention firmly fixed on fostering innovation through our people, passion and purpose, we will benefit from her strategic strengths in culture-building, customer success and executive alliances as we forge new pathways for our customers in energy transition.”

“Teesee’s extraordinary background spans more than 25 years of global leadership in distribution, retail, manufacturing, health care and financial services. Her breadth of experience brings diversity of thought to the leadership team and aligns with Turtle’s customer focus on sustainability in both the public and private sectors,” Luis Valls, Turtle co-CEO, added.

In her new role, Murray will lead Turtle’s transformation strategy. Key areas of focus are innovative solutions, go-to-market initiatives, partner ecosystem, environmental, social & governance, and Turtle’s microinvestment strategy. Murray has a passion and proven track record for building and operating high-performing teams that deliver record-setting results while creating strong relationships.

“I was drawn to Turtle’s purpose to ‘inspire, enable and accelerate the adoption of smart sustainable solutions.’ Now, more than ever, we need great teams, like Turtle, using our collective wisdom and commitment to our brand value of radical collaboration to solve complex issues and make compelling improvements together,” Murray said. “I am immensely proud to be part of this team that is working to solve the greatest challenge of this century.”

Murray’s career is distinguished by significant growth in technology businesses. Most recently, she was CEO of iGrafx, an equity-backed global firm in business process intelligence. Prior, she was vice president/general manager at Epicor, a $1 billion global enterprise software company, and global vice president for digital and cloud at Infor, a $3 billion global enterprise software company.