What Drives Us
The leaders of LeanDNA are a multi-disciplinary team of experts in advanced cloud computing and operational excellence working to radically improve manufacturing and supply chain performance.
Richard Lebovitz | President and CEO
Richard 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. Requiring no on-premise software, it’s quick to implement and provides seamless integration with your current ERP system.
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 has led lean conversion projects in 15 countries that involved converting traditional enterprises to Lean manufacturing. Richard is also a board member for the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME).
Tod Klubnik | Chief Revenue Officer
Tod Klubnik focuses on delivering value to customers. Adept at building world-class go-to-market (GTM) organizations, Tod leads and nurtures the LeanDNA commitment to empowering manufacturers and supply chain teams with impactful inventory optimization solutions. Prior to LeanDNA, his deliberate customer-centric approach helped significantly grow revenues and transformed GTM organizations at FireMon, BigCommerce, PeopleAdmin, PlanView, and Parametric Technology (PTC). His team-focused and customer first leadership style is essential to his role as Chief Revenue Officer at LeanDNA, where the focus is scaling LeanDNA from a proven leader in inventory optimization to the No. 1 factory optimization platform for global manufacturers.
Andrew Hong | VP of Analytics and Data Science
Andrew is passionate about transforming supply chain with the technology platform that combines Big Data with Artificial Intelligence. For 20 years, he’s been building and implementing BI Analytics, Big Data, and AI solutions for manufacturers at companies like IBM and SAP. He is regarded as an expert in his field, with a Masters of Science focused on AI, and can be frequently found speaking at SAP/BI conferences. As a leader, Andrew is driving thought-leadership, innovation, and customer engagement among the team.
Nilesh Khare | VP of Customer Success
Nilesh leads the LeanDNA customer success organization with a clever blend of analysis and creativity—a philosophy he established from 25+ years in supply chain analytics, solution architecture, customer success, and business integrations. Prior to LeanDNA, Nilesh built the customer success organization at E2open from the ground up, taking an analytical approach to the craft by building a mathematical model for risk assessment, retention, renewals, and support. His strategic leadership and technical knowledge motivate his team to think outside the box while driving data-driven results for LeanDNA and our customers.
Roy Shamir | VP of Engineering
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.
Jessica Woods | VP of Product
Jessica has spent the last decade leading product development for enterprise B2B companies including IEE GlobalSpec, ThomasNet, and Khoros. She has created industry-leading Analytics products used by Fortune 500 companies, as well as Supplier Discovery products used by the largest manufacturers in the world. Jessica is customer-centric to her core, drawing inspiration from customer success roles she held early in her career. She combines her supply chain expertise with her passion for creating exceptional customer experiences to help our partners achieve their business goals.
Sarah Gerichten | Senior Director of Marketing
Sarah has spent the last 11 years as a growth marketer for B2B technology startups in Austin. Her insatiable curiosity and drive to "put the puzzle pieces together" pushes her to learn new things, experiment, and constantly evolve any program she leads—an attitude that inspires her team and the people around her. Prior to LeanDNA, she developed, managed, and grew global marketing teams and programs for Square Root, Adometry, Invodo, and Bazaarvoice.
Daniel Taylor | Director of Solutions Engineering
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 a 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.