Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Glen Margolis, the founder and CEO of Steelwedge Software, has extensive executive experience leading software, management consulting and manufacturing organizations. His background includes the management of both strategy and systems implementation projects for high technology manufacturers. Prior to Steelwedge, Glen founded and served as CEO of a contract manufacturing organization where he pioneered the use of collaborative planning as a competitive differentiator.
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’s of Science degrees in engineering and architecture from the Webb Institute and a Master’s Degree in finance from Harvard University. He has written numerous articles on sales and operations planning, collaboration and performance management, and is frequently quoted by the press.
Chief Financial Officer
Mark leverages 20 years’ experience in finance, accounting and global operations for companies ranging from Peoplesoft and GTE Mobilnet to Selectica, Model N and Spigit. Mark brings to Steelwedge an extensive background in fast-growth software and high-tech business which includes capital growth, strategic planning, budgeting, forecasting and reporting, and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, he has played an integral role in expanding global operations, including his most recent role as CFO raising capital and growing the business footprint for Spigit globally. A graduate of the Babcock Graduate School of Management at Wake Forest University, Tisdel is also a Certified Public Accountant, State of New York.
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.
Chief Marketing Officer
Andres Botero is the Chief Marketing Officer at Steelwedge Software. Previously, he was the Global Lead of Supply Chain Management (SCM) Marketing at SAP where he was responsible for strategy, positioning and overall marketing for SAP SCM solutions. Previously, he led marketing for the Supply Chain Execution solutions, taking to market the new Transportation Management and expanding exponentially the adoption of the SAP Extended Warehouse Management. Before, he coordinated SAP’s global strategy, execution, and marketing efforts around auto-id technologies (RFID, barcodes, sensors). He also held strategic positions in Siebel Systems, StepNexus, Mobil Oil, Arthur D. Little and Procter & Gamble. He has 14 years of experience in enterprise software, including CRM, SCM and BI/Analytics. Mr. Botero holds a MBA from Stanford University and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Universidad De Los Andes.
Vice President and General Counsel
Lisa Barbot has more than 15 years of legal, management, human relations, business planning and business analysis experience. She has served as in-house counsel at several growth businesses where she was responsible for all legal, HR and financial operations. In addition, she was a managing partner at a law firm she helped establish, specializing in contract and business law. Lisa has also served as a senior director of forecasting and planning at an internet retailer and a strategic planner to the executive team at Bechtel Corporation where she worked on corporate growth initiatives. She holds a bachelor of science degree in political science with a specialization in international relations from UCLA and a J.D. degree, including a European legal practice certification, from Tulane University where she served as executive editor of the International and Comparative Law Journal. Lisa is an attorney, licensed in both California and Massachusetts.
Vice President, Product Marketing and Planning
With over twenty years of experience leading design, development and marketing of S&OP and supply chain solutions, Ed is responsible for market assessment, requirements definition and go to market strategy. Prior to Steelwedge, Ed was CEO and President of Amitive, Inc. (acquired by GXS) which he founded in 2004. Under his direction the company grew from start-up to a leading cloud supply chain planning provider controlling complex supply chains around the globe. Prior to launching Amitive, Ed designed and implemented global SCM solutions for numerous companies, including Mitsui & Co., as a Sales and Operations executive and consultant. Ed holds a Juris Doctorate from Western State University, College of Law.
Vice President, Alliances
Michelle is responsible for developing and advancing global and regional strategic consulting and technology alliances to deliver added value to our customers. She brings more than 15 years of experience in multinational channel strategy and implementation to her role at Steelwedge. She has deep expertise in relationship management, revenue generation, channel, marketing, operations and event management. In particular, Michelle has lead and developed alliance programs with enterprise software companies including: Infor, Computer Associates, Seeburger, Ariba, Aspen Technology and SynQuest. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Ithaca College and an MBA in International Business from Georgia State University.
Senior Vice President Global Sales and Managing Director Europe
John Sookias brings over 20 years of experience in supply chain sales to his role developing and executing international sales and marketing strategies for Steelwedge. His expertise includes leading supply chain, enterprise software and manufacturing initiatives in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Prior to joining Steelwedge, John served as vice president of global sales and marketing at Syncron, a leading provider of supply chain planning solutions in northern Europe. Previously, he was senior vice president of global supply chain sales at Infor. John also served as senior vice president of global sales operations at Finmatica and commercial director for Asia Pacific operations at Mercia. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Aston University and is fluent in English, French, German and Hindi.
Vice President, Industries
Danny Smith owns Steelwedge’s Industries initiatives. He serves as an in-house expert on Integrated Business Planning (IBP)/Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) processes, and on how companies across a wide variety of industries can leverage the state of the art Steelwedge S&OP Platform to meet their goals. Prior to Steelwedge, Danny was Executive Director, Supply Chain Management for Oracle, where he served as their global solution champion for Integrated Business Planning. He started his career in Strategic Planning for a Fortune 300. In this role Danny personally experienced the pain of attempting to orchestrate an Integrated Business Planning process without the right technology platform, and which led him to his career path as he pursued a better way to delivering on the promise of IBP. Danny has an undergraduate degree in Industrial Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a graduate degree in Decision Sciences (Operations Research) from Georgia State University.
Vice President, Strategic Sales and Solutions
EJ Tavella has nearly 15 years of sales and strategic supply chain consulting experience and has spent the last decade with Steelwedge. Prior to his current position, EJ held executive roles in 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 middle market consulting group. EJ holds a bachelor of finance degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Vice President of 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.
Glen Margolis is a proven CEO with 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mike Helft and Associates
Mike is Founder, CEO and Executive Coach to CEO’S and Senior Executives focusing on leadership, executive development, team building, succession planning, communication, influencing and leadership style and building shared vision. Earlier he was Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Vice President and Director of Strategic Investments and technology partnerships.
Blake Johnson, Ph.D.
Consulting Professor, Stanford University; Founder and CEO, Aztral Inc.
Blake led the development of Range Planning through work with leading companies to integrate best practices for managing supply chain uncertainty with key insights from risk and performance management. Blake is also a consulting professor in the Department of Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University. Previously he founded Vivecon Corporation, and began his career in investment banking in New York.
Chief Operating Officer, Net Optics
Dennis Omanoff is the Chief Operating Officer of Net Optics responsible for managing the company’s Global Development, Alliances, Product Management and Supply Chain.
A global business leader with a wide range of experience across the security, storage, networking, telecom and defense sectors, Omanoff specializes in building strong teams that deliver best-in-class, metrics-driven results. At Net Optics, Dennis is instrumental in leading the company’s rapid global growth and cultivating existing relationships.
Dennis is a graduate of Fordham University and received his MBA from Hofstra’s School of Business. Omanoff also studied Global Competitiveness at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and completed The Wharton School’s Corporate Governance Training for Executives of Public Boards at the University of Pennsylvania.
He has certifications from the APICS as a Fellow in Production and Inventory Management, from the American Society for Quality (ASQ) in Quality and Reliability Engineering and is also an ASQ fellow. Dennis is also involved in a number of organizations and boards including the CALQED board, MBNQA, SCM World, Silex, ASQ and MENSA.
Chris is co-founder of StrataBridge, a strategy and change management consulting firm, creating ideas, developing methodologies and stimulating coherent action that accelerate your growth agenda, sustain organizational effectiveness and embed joined-up decision-making to make your ideal world your real world.
TR Wallace and Company
Tom is a writer and educator specializing in Sales & Operations Planning. He is currently a Distinguished Fellow of The Ohio State University’s Center for Operational Excellence. Tom is author or co-author of over a dozen books, including Sales & Operations Planning: The Executive’s Guide; Building to Customer Demand; Sales & Operations Planning: The Self-Audit Workbook; Sales & Operations Planning: The How-To Handbook, 3rd Ed; Sales Forecasting: A New Approach and Master Scheduling in the 21st Century.