Leaniacs are positive, ambitious problem solvers dedicated to empowering manufacturers across the globe.
Our leadership team
With decades of combined experience, LeanDNA’s leaders are on a mission to disrupt the supply chain industry with advanced analytics for radically improved performance and results.
The LeanDNA executive team is dedicated to growing and developing as a team and has recently taken the initiative to undergo the Manager 360 program for continuous improvement.
Jim KanirChief Revenue Officer Read more
Roy ShamirChief Technology Officer Read more
John EckmanChief Financial Officer Read more
Daniel TaylorVice President of Customer Success Read more
Jeanmarie RustHead of People Operations Read more
Tim HiersDirector of Technical Delivery Read more
Richard LebovitzPresident and CEO
Richard is a Pro to Know. He is the founder and CEO of LeanDNA, a cloud-based actionable intelligence platform, built by lean experts with powerful analytics and best practices operational dashboards.
Prior to LeanDNA, Richard was the founder and CEO of Austin-based Factory Logic, Inc. (acquired by SAP), which he started in 1997. He built Factory Logic into a leading provider of software that models the Toyota Production System and won the Shingo Prize for Manufacturing Excellence in 2001. His unique experience bridges the world of shop-floor manufacturing and supply chain with on-demand analytical tools to support analysis and lean execution. He led lean conversion projects in 15 countries that converted traditional enterprises to Lean manufacturing. Richard is also a board member of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME).
Jim KanirChief Revenue Officer
Jim advocates providing value and improving customer operations. As a 20+ year veteran of growing and accelerating enterprise software and SaaS-based companies, Jim is a seasoned Sales and Marketing executive with deep experience in the supply chain, automotive, aerospace, and more. Jim Kanir has excelled in C-level positions including CRO for ConnXus (acquired by Coupa), CEO for PeachWorks through its growth and acquisition, as well as leadership positions at Zycus, and payment cycle management leader, Billtrust.
Roy ShamirChief Technology Officer
Roy is a problem solver. He takes pride in assembling first-class engineering teams and building world-class software that performs well, scales easily, and solves real-world problems. Roy is deeply invested in the success of LeanDNA’s customers, guiding his teams to be forward-thinking as they resolve challenges effectively and continuously develop LeanDNA, the most advanced supply chain analytics platform in the world.
John EckmanChief Financial Officer
John has over 30 years of experience in finance. John’s deep expertise in finance and business has helped him build successful companies ranging in industries as diverse as tech, private equity, and medical device design. As CFO, John helped grow OutBound Engine and Packet Design and led them through successful exits. John also co-founded the medical device company SpineSelect which drove better patient outcomes through spinal technologies.
Daniel TaylorVice President of Customer Success
Daniel listens—to customers, prospects, and the teams he leads. He’s constantly trying to better understand how to have a positive impact on the people and companies he influences. His focus is squarely on their goals and how he can serve as a guide toward reaching them. Daniel has deep expertise in both lean manufacturing and supply chain, which equips him to drive improvement for customers and the LeanDNA solution itself. As a leader, Daniel fosters transparency, accountability, and collaboration to steer his teams toward daily improvement.
Jeanmarie RustHead of People Operations
Jeanmarie is a builder. She has been in Human Resources for more than 25 years. Her experience ranges from the semiconductor and consumer website industries all the way to enterprise software companies. Jeanmarie was the People Leader at Indeed for the first six years and scaled it from 6 employees to over 1,000 people before leaving for an expat program in Penang, Malaysia for two years. She builds teams by recruiting and developing strong leaders in R&D, technical delivery teams, customer success, marketing, and sales organizations. Her philosophy of working hard/ play hard and promoting from within has fueled growth from small companies to large and successful acquisitions.
Tim HiersDirector of Technical Delivery
Tim puts the deliver in delivery – with extensive experience in data technologies, integrations, information technology, and customer support, he understands the connections and processes needed to enable robust customer value. Tim prides himself on building teams with industry-leading knowledge of customer data and methodologies that provide rapid resolution to complex technical issues.