Jay Hakami

President & CEO


Jay Hakami is the Founder, President, and CEO of Sky IT Group, which is the home of SKYPAD. Established in 2000 and headquartered in NYC, SKYPAD is a leading B2B SaaS platform, supporting the collaboration of the world’s most recognizable brands with the top retailers across the globe. 

Jay’s 30+ years of effective executive leadership roles have always focused on in depth understanding of business challenges and solving them with deployment of creative and practical IT solutions. His track record of successfully impacting businesses led to recognition and acceptance into Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class technology executives. 

Prior to founding SKYPAD, Mr. Hakami served as Senior VP at a large system integrator for 10 years. His overall responsibility covered operations, marketing, and sales, plus services delivery of an ERP and business intelligence solution to the apparel retail, manufacturing, and distribution industries.

During the first few years of establishing the company, Jay had a large focus on business intelligence and data warehouse projects, specifically for the industries of fashion apparel, footwear, and accessories. The technology expertise offered by SKYPAD on these targeted industries, have helped create one of the most successful industry focused technology companies in the US.  

Recognizing the constant need to improve the collaboration between brands/suppliers and retailers with timely, accurate product sales performance trends and insights, Jay, with the help of data scientists and industry experts, continuously aim to evolve SKYPAD. 

  1. SKYPAD for Wholesale was designed for brands to easily view, analyze insights and report aggregated sales and inventory data across all their sales channels. Brands that currently subscribe include: LVMH, Kering, Tory Burch, L’Oréal, Caleres, G-III Apparel Group, alongside a host of others.
  2. SKYPAD for Retail was designed to easily share and report sales and inventory data between retailers and brands. Retailers that have partnered with SKYPAD include Saks 5th Ave, Neiman Marcus, Saks.com, Bergdorf Goodman Nordstrom, and recently Saks Off 5TH

Today, SKYPAD is the most comprehensive and secure B2B SaaS platform for product sales trends and insights for both retailers and their suppliers/brands. SKYPAD collects sell-through data globally from 200+ retailers, 30,000+ stores, servicing 2000+ fashion luxury and beauty brands, while being utilized daily by 4,000+ users to make precise business decisions.