Leadership Team

Inna Kuznetsova
Inna Kuznetsova is the CEO of ToolsGroup. Inna joined ToolsGroup following a series of senior roles in SaaS and supply chain companies with a focus on fast growth and innovation. In her previous role, she was the CEO of 1010data, the leading provider of cross-enterprise data analytics tools. Before joining 1010data, Kuznetsova was the President and COO of INTTRA, the largest digital network and analytics provider for the ocean shipping industry. Her previous adventures include serving as Chief Commercial Officer of CEVA Logistics and Global VP, Marketing & Sales, Systems Software at IBM where she spent over 19 years in a variety of global roles. Inna completed her MS and Ph.D. in mathematics at Moscow State University and her MBA at Columbia Business School. She is a frequent speaker on technology-driven innovation and author of two bestselling career books in Russia.
Mauro Adorno
VP Global Alliances and EMEA Chief Operating Officer
Mauro Adorno is VP of Global Alliances and EMEA Chief Operating Officer. He has more than 15 years of experience in consumer-oriented businesses, internet retailing, communication and advertising, automotive manufacturing, telecommunications and finance. Prior to joining ToolsGroup in 2014, Mauro worked for Telecom Italia Group, Fiat Group Automobiles and Seat Pagine Gialle Group in global executive roles across customer operations, sales and marketing, IT and business development. He has a degree in Management Engineering from Politecnico di Torino and a Master in Business Administration from Politecnico di Torino.
Eric Austvold
Chief Revenue Officer
Eric Austvold is the CRO of ToolsGroup. Eric joined ToolsGroup following a series of progressive leadership roles in software companies where he fostered collaborative teamwork resulting in high margin revenue growth. In his previous role, Eric was recruited to lead a $100M Process Manufacturing business unit for INFOR, a top 4 global provider of SaaS ERP. Before joining INFOR, Austvold served in leadership roles across many early-stage SaaS start-up companies and was known as a trusted advisor to the leading manufacturing and retail companies while at AMR Research, now part of Gartner. Eric earned his BS in applied mathematics from The University of Wisconsin-STOUT.
Eugenio Cornacchia
Chief Scientist
Eugenio Cornacchia is Chief Scientist and co-founder of ToolsGroup, which he started with Joseph Shamir in 1993. Credited with its original design and development, Eugenio leads all R&D for SO99+, the industry’s first service-driven supply chain planning tool. Prior to ToolsGroup, Eugenio was an early stage executive at ITP, a firm specializing in industrial automation and logistics. At ITP, Eugenio met Joseph Shamir, where the two delivered early ‘factory of the future’ systems that paved the way for modern IoT and Factory (or Industry) 4.0 systems. Before ITP, Eugenio was at Draper Laboratories in Cambridge, MA, where he led a ground-breaking project to redesign Fiat’s global spare parts logistics information system. At its heart was new inventory modeling and optimization technology that overcame the limitations and inaccuracy of current systems by applying probabilistic, or ‘stochastic’ methods. The technology, upon which SO99+ is based, transformed Fiat by raising its service levels roughly 30 percentage points while lowering inventory levels and associated costs. Mr. Cornacchia holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Genoa University in Italy, a post-graduate diploma in Operations Research from E. Mattei School, Milan, Italy, and an MS degree in Operations Management from the Sloan School at MIT, Boston, MA.
Pierre Custeau
Chief Technology Officer & Chief Product Officer
Pierre Custeau is Chief Technology Officer, responsible for leading ToolsGroup’s software technology strategy and technical teams. Pierre has a passion for using technology to connect people in meaningful ways and to help them achieve their goals and find fulfillment in their work. Pierre has served in numerous roles within software organizations, including consulting, service delivery, product strategy, R&D, and engineering. Prior to ToolsGroup, Pierre was CTO and Head of Product for MRP, where he applied his passion and skills towards building a cutting edge, data intensive, AI-driven SaaS platform built on open standards in the cloud. He has also led technical teams at Aptean, Infor, and Oracle. Pierre enjoys traveling with his family, meeting new people, and discovering new places, food, and wines. In his free time, you may also find him reading, playing, and composing music.
Robert Kaufholz
SVP Product Management
Robert Kaufholz is SVP Product Management at ToolsGroup, where he leads company-wide product strategy and development. Robert also served as ToolsGroup’s Director of Solution Design, where he architected advanced analytics, solution development and data engineering services for customers. Prior to ToolsGroup, Robert held various analytics, supply chain, and solution development leadership positions with Crocs, Convergys, IBM, PwC Consulting, and ArcelorMittal. Robert holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering, and an M.S. in Computer Science at Georgia Institute of Technology with a specialization in machine learning.
Joseph Luciano
Chief People Officer
Joseph Luciano is Chief People Officer, leading global human resources at ToolsGroup with a focus on developing and executing programs and processes that enhance the culture, create an environment of success, and equip employees to achieve their fullest potential. Joe joined ToolsGroup in 2022 after more than 30 years as a human resources leader for financial services and software companies including Credit Suisse, AIG, Citibank, and e2open. Joe has extensive experience leading teams across Asia Pacific, EMEA and the Americas. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Arizona State University.
Stefano Novati
Vice President of Professional Services and CX
Stefano Novati is Vice President of Professional Services and CX at ToolsGroup. In his role, he leads globally all professional services ranging from implementation projects to after-sales service, maintenance, and product support. Stefano has 20 years of Supply Chain Planning experience, during which he led several global rollouts of Advanced Planning Systems, as well as large-scale digital transformation projects, with a focus on strategic planning and execution processes for supply chain optimization. Stefano holds a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Politecnico di Milano in Italy and is a graduate of the London Business School.
Jon Purdy
Chief Financial Officer
As the Chief Financial Officer, Jon is responsible for financial operations and risk management for ToolsGroup. His focus will be on collaborating across the organization to develop strategic business direction, building scalable systems, processes and financial controls to support operations, growth and increased shareholder value. Jon has over 25 years of corporate finance, operations and executive management experience in the technology industry. He has experience in both large and small firms and has worked with well-known global technology firms including Oracle, Sun Microsystems and Fiserv. He has successfully helped organizations develop growth and margin improvement strategies across a wide range of product and service offerings to include software as a service, hosting, managed services and hardware. Jon lives in Atlanta with his wife and has two daughters. Jon enjoys golf, biking, exercise and outdoor activities. Jon is an alumni of the University of Wisconsin and is a former Naval Officer and Pilot.
Catherine Sigmar
Chief Legal Officer
Catherine Sigmar is Chief Legal Officer responsible for providing legal services that facilitate customer service and growth. Prior to ToolsGroup, she was Chief Legal Officer and VP Strategy at Tecsys Inc.. Catherine has significant experience in the technology sector including stints at Intel Corporation, Baan Corporation, and SSA Global Technologies Inc. She has worked extensively in North and South America, Europe, and Asia, and has held COO, SVP, and GC roles in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Catherine has law degrees from Illinois Institute of Technology (USA) and the University of Western Ontario (Canada), and a BA from Queens University (Canada).
Kevin Young
CMO and EVP of Growth
Kevin Young is the CMO of ToolsGroup. Prior to ToolsGroup, Kevin was the CMO at TraceLink where he helped build the world’s largest pharmaceutical supply chain network. Before TraceLink, he was CMO at INTTRA by E2open. He has over 25 years of supply chain and e-commerce marketing experience at companies ranging from large enterprises such as SAP and Microsoft to successful startups like FreeMarkets/Ariba. Kevin completed his BA at the University of Notre Dame, and his MBA at Carnegie Mellon University.