The Leadership Team

What Drives Us

The leaders of LeanDNA are a multi-disciplinary team of experts in advanced cloud computing and operational excellence working to improve manufacturing and supply chain performance radically.

Richard Lebovitz | President 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 Kanir | Chief Revenue Officer

Jim advocates to provide value and improve 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 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 Shamir | Chief 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 Eckman | Chief 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 Taylor | VP of Solutions and 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 Rust | Head of People Ops & Recruiting

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 work hard/play hard and promoting from within has fueled growth from small companies to large and successful acquisitions.

Tim Hiers | Director of Technical Delivery

Tim delivers. 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 in customer data and methodologies that provide rapid resolution to complex technical issues.