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LeanDNA Named a 2021 ‘Best Place to Work’ by Built In Austin

2021 Best Place to Work

Leading factory-focused inventory optimization provider recognized for competitive compensation, collaborative work culture, and meaningful employee experiences

AUSTIN, TexasJanuary 13, 2021LeanDNA, the only provider of factory-focused inventory optimization solutions, announced today it has achieved several recognitions in Built In Austin’s 2021 Best Places To Work Awards. Among the acknowledgments, LeanDNA ranked third for Best Small Companies and 28th for Best Overall Place to Work.

This announcement follows LeanDNA’s recent recognition as winner of the 2020 NextGen Supply Chain Analytics Award, as well as its launch of manufacturing’s first inventory optimization workflows.

“LeanDNA prides itself on creating a people-first and empowering work culture where our employees can thrive. We’re honored to be celebrated by Built In for this ongoing commitment,” said Richard Lebovitz, President and CEO of LeanDNA. “This past year brought a whirlwind of change and uncertainty, but also opportunity, which our dedicated team fully embraced to drive success and growth for both our organization and our clients.”

The annual awards include companies of all sizes, from startups to the enterprise, across the eight largest U.S. tech markets. Built In determines winners for Best Places to Work based on an algorithm, using company data about compensation, benefits, and cultural programs. To reflect the attributes candidates are searching for on Built In today, this year’s program weighted criteria more heavily, like remote opportunities and programs for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

“We’re thrilled to be recognized for the collaborative culture and strong benefits we offer at LeanDNA, especially as we continue to grow,” says Jeanmarie Rust, Head of People Operations and Recruiting at LeanDNA. “Our company is built on a core set of values and every decision we make – hiring new employees, workplace perks, employee shout outs, and more – aligns back to those principles. We’ve been fortunate to expand our team by over 20 new members in 2020, in large part due to the hard work of our highly engaged and talented employees. We look forward to continuing that momentum this year.”

Tech professionals rely on Built In’s Best Places to Work lists to discover employers that align with their preferences, passions, and values. Since its inception three years ago, the award has expanded in reach, from online views of tens of thousands to just under 1 million views today.

“These companies raise the bar for cultural excellence and the ability to adapt to meet changing needs of employees,” says Sheridan Orr, Chief Marketing Officer of Built In. “The 2021 winners show a commitment not just to creating meaningful cultures but to delivering talent needs as they change in a dynamic landscape. We’re thrilled to extend our congratulations to the winners.”

LeanDNA is projected to double in size in 2021, adding 50 more Leaniacs to its team. To learn more about LeanDNA and its open roles, please visit

About LeanDNA

LeanDNA is the only factory-centric, execution-focused analytics solution to inventory optimization. This factory-first solution empowers supply chain professionals to dramatically reduce excess inventory, deliver on time, and establish operational command across their organizations, delighting customers, and unlocking new business growth. LeanDNA customers achieve an average 14 percent inventory reduction, 32 percent shortage reduction, and 18 percent improvement in on-time delivery. For more information about the Austin, Texas-based company, visit 

About Built In

Built In, a revolution in tech recruitment, serves more than 1,800 innovative companies of all sizes, from startups to the enterprise, delivering content and digital recruitment solutions that work. The platform amplifies companies’ brands as national, local or remote employers of choice, as well as leaders in DEI. Monthly, 2.5 million tech professionals rely on Built In to stay up on trends, grow in their roles and discover companies with missions they want to join. The platform publishes stories about companies’ tech, culture and people. This activates sought-after professionals to apply to customers’ open roles.

About Built In’s Best Places to Work

Built In’s esteemed Best Places to Work awards, now in its third year, honor companies across numerous categories: 100 Best Places to Work, 50 Best Small Places to Work, 100 Best Midsize Places to Work, 50 Companies with the Best Benefits and 50 Best Paying Companies. Two new national categories reflect what candidates are searching for, including 100 Best Large Companies to Work For and 50 Best Remote-First Places to Work.

Best Places to Work: Methodology

Built In ranks companies algorithmically based on compensation information, benefits and culture programs. This year, based on data showing tech professionals’ needs, the Best Places to Work algorithm added weight to companies’ commitment to DEI and remote culture. Rank is determined by combining a company’s score in each of these categories.

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