Leadership

Pervinder Johar

Chief Executive Officer

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.

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Chandra P. Agrawal

Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Engineering

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.

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Lisa Barbot

General Counsel and Vice President of Talent Management

Lisa oversees global legal affairs, compliance, and talent management. Lisa also spearhead’s Steelwedge’s global compliance, information security, intellectual property, and privacy initiatives. Prior to joining Steelwedge, Lisa has served as in-house counsel and advisor to growth businesses and a private equity firm, and as a managing partner at a boutique law firm where she focused on corporate, transactional and general business matters.  Lisa also served as a strategic planner at Bechtel Corporation. Lisa holds a B.A. in political science with a specialization in international relations from UCLA, where she graduated magna cum laude, and a J.D. including a European legal practice certification from Tulane University, where she also served as Executive Editor of the International and Comparative Law Journal. She is a member of the California bar (intellectual property and international law sections), the Massachusetts bar, the American Bar Association, and the Association of Corporate Counsel.

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Dave Largen

Chief Financial Officer

Dave brings to Steelwedge over 22 years of Finance experience from some of the largest software companies in the world. In these roles he has managed all areas of finance and administration including strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, domestic and international operations, and business process initiatives related to outsourcing, technology implementations, organizational design and process optimization. Before joining Steelwedge, Dave served as VP of Finance for salesforce.com overseeing a variety of organizations during his tenure, such as, Global Financial Planning and Analysis, North America Shared Service operations and Business Process Optimization. Prior to Steelwedge, Dave held senior positions at Peoplesoft, where he served as divisional controller for the General Managers of the Supply Chain and Tools divisions, providing strategic and operational support to drive and grow each business unit. Dave is also an Ernst & Young alumni who focused on clients primarily in the software and biotechnology industries.

Dave holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

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Terrie O’Hanlon

Chief Marketing Officer

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.

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EJ Tavella

Chief Evangelist

EJ Tavella has nearly 20 years of sales and strategic management consulting experience. Prior to his current position, EJ held executive roles in sales, product management, services and solution sales. Before Steelwedge, EJ founded a consulting company focused on supply chain process optimization and offshore custom software where he sold, staffed and delivered solutions for leading firms including Hewlett Packard and Yahoo!. EJ also held management roles at BIGWORDS, where he oversaw a multi-source, multi-million SKU distribution supply chain. EJ began his career with Ernst & Young where he was recognized nationally for selling the first two value-based deals in the management consulting group. EJ holds a bachelor of finance degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

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Doug Dedman

Vice President of Global Services

Doug Dedman brings more than 20 years of services, operations, supply chain planning and S&OP expertise to Steelwedge. Prior to joining Steelwedge, Doug spent 18 years at DBM Systems. While there, he was responsible for the development and growth of a global Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) consulting practice that specialized  in helping multinational corporations develop effective executive S&OP processes. He also held roles in General Management, Program Management and operations and supply chain consulting. Doug has also served in the role of Senior Director Customer Management at Steelwedge, with responsibility for executive sponsorship and overall customer satisfaction and project quality. He holds a bachelor of arts in Honors Economics from the University of Waterloo as well as an MBA from the Odette School of Business.

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Glenn Jones

Executive Vice President, Product Strategy

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.

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Steve Tonks

Vice President, Sales EMEA

Steve Tonks has more than 20 years of supply chain software experience. Prior to Steelwedge, Steve held sales leadership and general management positions at Mercia Software, Infor Global Solutions and Syncron. He began his career in the manufacturing industry where he held several marketing, supply chain and IT positions. Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Hertfordshire.

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Pervinder Johar

Chief Executive Officer

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.

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Glen Margolis

Glen Margolis is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Steelwedge Software, and has extensive executive experience leading enterprise software, management consulting and manufacturing organizations. His background also includes the management of both strategy and systems implementation projects for high technology manufacturing organizations.

Prior to Steelwedge, Glen founded and served as CEO of a contract manufacturing organization based in Latin America where he pioneered the use of web-based collaborative planning as a strategic weapon. Glen’s consulting experience includes leadership roles at Mercer Management Consulting where he focused on strategic planning and Ernst & Young where he managed SAP, Oracle and i2 implementation projects. Glen holds bachelor of science degrees in engineering and architecture from the Webb Institute and a master degree in finance from Harvard University. He has written numerous articles on the topics of sales planning, performance management, and manufacturing strategy and is frequently quoted by the press.

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David Anderson, Ph.D.

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.

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Dave Hersh

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.

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C. Jason Payne

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.

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Jason Tagler

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.

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Gavin Turner

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.

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