A seasoned supply chain executive with extensive industry knowledge and operational expertise, Pervinder Johar joined Steelwedge from HP in November 2014, where he served as Vice President of Global Supply Chain Systems and was a Steelwedge customer. In this role, he was responsible for strategy and execution of worldwide supply chain management, manufacturing, product life cycle management, order-to-cash, and procure-to-pay business processes and IT systems for HP’s supply chain, one of the largest in the world. Pervinder previously held the position of Chief Technology Officer for Manhattan Associates, a leading provider of supply chain execution solutions, where he was responsible for global research, development, and quality assurance. He also held senior positions in strategy, marketing, technology and finance with large companies including CCC Information Services, State Street Bank, and Fidelity Investments. In addition, Pervinder served as Chief Technology Officer for two successful startup companies. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Villanova University, an MBA from Boston University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee.
C.P. Agrawal has 20 years of experience as a senior engineer, architect and manager of J2EE, .Net, Oracle and SQL Server-based business applications. Prior to Steelwedge, C.P. was the director of engineering at Xign Corporation and the co-founder and vice president of engineering at AutoStory. In addition to his deep application development experience, C.P. also served as a technical manager at Ford Motor Company where he was responsible for the development and execution of their IT strategy. C.P. holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from Virginia Polytechnic University.
As Chief Marketing Officer, Terrie leads brand strategy, solution and industry marketing, influencer relations, demand creation, market development and marketing communications. She has more than 25 years of experience marketing software, hardware and services to businesses and consumers globally, with expertise spanning industries such as digital commerce, enterprise software, financial services, healthcare, business intelligence and supply chain solutions.
With a strong background in helping companies evolve global brands, expand market share and drive profitable revenue, Terrie has served in CMO and other executive marketing leadership roles for early-stage companies, high-growth companies, and established market leaders. These include Manhattan Associates, Checkfree (acquired by Fiserv), Qlik Technologies, Brightree, Per-Se Technologies (now part of McKesson), WebMD Practice Services and Dun & Bradstreet Software (now part of Infor).
Terrie holds a Master in Business Administration in Marketing from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the University of Florida where she was honored as valedictorian.
John Finegan has more than 25 years of senior financial and operational management experience working with global technology companies. His expertise includes venture and debt financing, IPOs, SEC compliance, investor relations, mergers & acquisitions, information systems and international issues. John has worked in a variety of industries including software, semiconductors, systems and telecommunications.
Over the course of his career he has managed finance, accounting, treasury, investor relations, legal, HR, and facilities functions. He has successfully helped grow two early-stage ventures to profitable $100+million businesses and successful IPOs. Prior to joining Steelwedge, John was the Chief Financial Officer for ShoreTel Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOR), a leading provider of IP unified communications systems. Prior to that, he served as CFO for Actionpoint, Inc. and Cornerstone Imaging, and Vice President of Finance for Faraday Electronics and ECS Microsystems.
John received a BS in Engineering from Tufts University and a MBA from University of Massachusetts.
Glenn Jones directs the functional strategy, management, and roadmap for Steelwedge products. His key responsibilities at Steelwedge include directing strategy for product footprint and customer experience including mobility, user interface design and usability. Glenn comes to Steelwedge from Elementum, a cloud-based supply chain software company he co-founded that secured more than $67 million in funding from Flextronics, Lightspeed Venture Partners and other Silicon Valley investors including Workday CEO Dave Duffield, Box CEO Aaron Levie, and Yahoo Co-Founder Jerry Yang. At Elementum, he led product strategy and product management, built the company’s software development team, led the definition and development of the initial product suite, and played an instrumental role in securing the company’s first customers. Prior to Elementum, Jones was the Senior Vice President of R&D at E2open; the Vice President of Engineering at One Network; and a Senior Director of R&D at i2 Technologies. He also spent 15 years at Raytheon in various engineering, product management, and business development roles.
In a career spanning 35 years, David Anderson, has served as a supply chain leader, advisor and board member to several world-class organizations and is widely regarded as a pioneer in the field of supply chain management.
Dr. Anderson is a managing director of Supply Chain Ventures, a venture capital and consulting company specializing in SaaS supply chain, marketing and sales software investing, and serves as a senior strategic advisor to leading venture and private equity funds. Previously, he was a managing partner of supply chain consulting at Accenture. At Accenture, Anderson was instrumental in building the company’s multi-billion supply chain management practice in North America, Asia and Europe. Prior to Accenture, Anderson was responsible for logistics in numerous executive positions, founded a software company, and taught at top tier universities including MIT and Northwestern. Anderson is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the United Kingdom and a Member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals in the United States.
Dave Hersh is an active investor and advisor to early stage companies with a focus on enterprise SaaS and social technologies.
Mr. Hersh was the Founding CEO and then Chairman of Jive Software, the hands-down leader of the Social Business Software revolution. In that role, his vision and leadership grew the company from its inception as a small open source project with no revenue, to a $55 million company. Jive went public in late 2011 and was valued at nearly $1 billion. Prior to Jive, Hersh was the CFO at 4charity and a management consultant at VIA International. Dave has gained a reputation for his knowledge of how to build great companies, create and win markets, and assemble stellar teams.
Jason Payne is a founder of Mainsail Partners. In addition to co-managing the firm, Jason is an active advisor to Mainsail CEOs through his role as a board member for Mainsail’s portfolio companies. Jason’s background as an entrepreneur and senior executive provides valuable experience, which he shares with management teams investing for growth.
Earlier in his career, Jason co-founded WiredCapital, a venture-backed technology company now part of HCL Technologies, and held a variety of roles with American Dental Partners (NASDAQ: ADPI), a dental practice management company. During his tenure with ADPI, Jason helped grow the business from start-up to over $130 million in revenues and over 1,500 employees through a combination of acquisitions and organic growth. Jason began his career with Summit Partners, a leading global private equity and venture firm. Jason received an A.B. in International Relations from Stanford University.
In 2010, Jason teamed with Gavin Turner and John Griscavage (CEO of Professional Healthcare) to start the Madrone Foundation, a private foundation with the goal of assisting the financially challenged to pay for healthcare and education expenses.
Jason is a Partner and Managing Member of Camden Partners and joined the firm in 2005. He focuses on growth equity investments in software and technology services companies. He serves, or has served, on the boards of: Steelwedge Software, a leader in cloud supply chain planning and sales and operations planning (S&OP) solutions; Prolexic Technologies, a cloud-based cyber-security company that was acquired by Akamai Technologies in 2014; IncentOne, a software-as-a-service incentives platform that was acquired by Welltok in 2013; and Ranir, a private-label products and services company.
Prior to Camden Partners, Jason’s career was focused on software. Both developing software and providing investment banking advisory services to software and technology companies. He started his career as a technology consultant at Price Waterhouse Consulting in New York City, programming and developing software solutions for investment banking clients. Jason then moved into a software project coordinator role at a subsidiary of Thomson Reuters in San Francisco. From 1999 to 2003, he executed on 22 software and technology investment banking transactions at Robertson Stephens in San Francisco and Alliant Partners, which was acquired by Silicon Valley Bank.
Jason earned both a B.S. in Applied Economics and an M.B.A from Cornell University. He is also a member of the Baltimore Angels and a CFA charterholder.
Gavin Turner is a founder of Mainsail Partners. In addition to leading new investments and co-managing the firm, Gavin is an active board member for Mainsail’s portfolio companies and advisor to Mainsail’s CEOs. Gavin leverages his background as an entrepreneur and former senior executive to help Mainsail’s management teams build great companies.
Prior to founding Mainsail Partners, Gavin was a Vice President responsible for west coast media and communications investments at Summit Partners, a leading global private equity and venture firm. During his seven years at Summit Partners, Gavin completed 14 investments totaling over $200 million in capital. Gavin previously held a senior management position at Sirenza Microdevices, Inc. (an investment he sourced and completed while at Summit that was ultimately acquired by RF Micro Devices for $900 million). Gavin received an A.B. in Economics, with Honors, from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
In 2010, Gavin teamed with Jason Payne and John Griscavage (CEO of Professional Healthcare) to start the Madrone Foundation, a private foundation with the goal of assisting the financially challenged to pay for healthcare and education expenses.
Dr. Keppler founded ICON-SCM in 1992, and is a recognized pioneer in supply chain planning, collaboration and response management. Keppler serves in a supply chain advisory position for the United Nations, is a program committee member for a major German Supply Chain Congress and acted as an expert/reviewer for European Union research projects in the domain of future internet-enabled supply chain and logistics.
Dr. Simchi-Levi’s is an MIT professor, entrepreneur, and thought leader in supply chain. He founded LogicTools (acquired by ILOG and then IBM), and now heads consulting company OpsRules, as well as cloud-based operations analytics provider Opalytics. He has authored several top-selling business books, and researches innovation in supply chain, inventory models, pricing and procurement, and production scheduling.
Schick serves as Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Quality for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Schick’s prior positions include corporate vice president and chief procurement officer at Motorola Mobility; Vice President of Supply Chain and Chief Procurement Officer for EMC; and management positions at Apple and Sun Microsystems.
Aug is the VP and General Manager of Arrow Electronics, a Fortune 500 company specializing in distribution and value added services relating to electronic components and computer products. He also has served as CTO and VP Technology, Strategy and eCommerce at Sanmina Corporation, a Fortune 500 global electronics manufacturing services provider.
Van Ryzin is the Paul M Montrone Professor, Decision Risk & Operations, at Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He is currently on leave from Columbia to serve as the Head of Dynamic Pricing Research at disruptive innovator Uber Technologies, an international transportation network company.
Loura is a Computerworld Premiere 100 IT Leader who currently serves as CTO of Rodan + Fields. Previously he was CIO of HP Enterprise Group. He also has served as Senior Vice President and CIO of The Clorox Company, and has held executive IT positions with Cicso, Medicis and Symbol (now Motorola).
Thonemann is the Managing Director at the University of Cologne Executive School where he leads research in supply chain management. He has authored numerous articles and books on supply chain and operations management. Professor Thonemann also held positions at UC Berkeley, the University of Muenster and Stanford University, and is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Harvard Business Review McKinsey Award.