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Leadership Team

Inna Kuznetsova
CEO
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. 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.
David Barton
Global Chief Revenue Officer
David Barton is Global Chief Revenue Officer responsible for direct sales, account management and revenue operations. David’s focus on positive outcomes and growth for customers in complex markets is demonstrated in the number of large-scale technology solutions he has facilitated at the executive level. He brings over 20 years of executive leadership experience including 10 years leading high-growth SaaS solution teams in the supply chain and procurement industries. Prior to ToolsGroup David was VP of process industry sales at E2open. David also served as chief revenue officer at RapidRatings, where he drove the entire start-up go-to-market plan; and spent six years with Ariba driving North American revenue. David holds a BS degree from Middlebury College in Vermont. David Barton is Global Chief Revenue Officer responsible for direct sales, account management and revenue operations. David’s focus on positive outcomes and growth for customers in complex markets is demonstrated in the number of large-scale technology solutions he has facilitated at the executive level. He brings over 20 years of executive leadership experience including 10 years leading high-growth SaaS solution teams in the supply chain and procurement industries. Prior to ToolsGroup David was VP of process industry sales at E2open. David also served as chief revenue officer at RapidRatings, where he drove the entire start-up go-to-market plan; and spent six years with Ariba driving North American revenue. David holds a BS degree from Middlebury College in Vermont.
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.
Sahil Gupta
Managing Director, Onera
Sahil Gupta is Managing Director of Onera and was the CEO and founder of Onera prior to its acquisition by ToolsGroup. Sahil founded Onera in 2013 focused on bringing cutting edge technology into supply chain planning and execution. He has deep domain expertise in the retail supply chain, including inventory management, fulfillment and operations. As Managing Director of Onera Sahil leads product development, go-to-market and operations, and is focused on strategic growth and innovation. Prior to Onera, Sahil was a venture capital investor at Bain Capital Ventures where he was a founding member of their Bay Area office and was focused on early stage investing in B2B software and was a consultant at Bain & Company. Sahil holds a dual degree in Economics and Applied Science from the University of Pennsylvania.
Robert Kaufholz
Vice President of Product Innovation
Robert Kaufholz is Vice President of Product Innovation 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. 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
Head of Delivery Excellence
Stefano Novati is the head of Delivery Excellence with responsibility for developing best practices for the implementation of ToolsGroup technology and for quality assurance. In this role, he also manages the ToolsGroup Academy, which provides training and on-going education services to ToolsGroup’s consultants. Stefano has 15 years of experience in the ToolsGroup Professional Services Organization which he headed before taking on his current role. He was responsible for managing large-scale projects, 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.
Enric Parera
Strategic Initiatives Officer
Enric Parera is the Strategic Initiatives Officer. In this role, Enric sponsors and leads strategy formulation, communication, implementation and fine tuning, transforming the organization and processes in a rapidly growing environment. Prior to assuming this new role, Enric was the Managing Director of Southern Europe and played key roles in transitioning ToolsGroup to a SaaS business model and developing the company’s business process outsourcing (BPO) practice. He has a degree in industrial engineering from Universitat Politècnica of Catalonia and is a graduate of the IESE Business School.
José Presencia
Channel Director & Colombia Managing Director
José Presencia “Josep” Santandreu joined as a co-founder in 1993 and also serves on ToolsGroup’s board of directors. Day-to-day, Josep leads ToolsGroup’s channel business unit and serves  as managing director for ToolsGroup Colombia SAS and develops business in the LATAM region. Josep has managed major logistics projects for a number of multinational companies, including ARC, Rexel, Casbega (Coca Cola), Dr Esteve and Repsol. Before ToolsGroup he worked for Respol as a project manager responsible for installing advanced optimization and control systems. He also worked for and expanded Digital Equipment Corporation’s consulting business across Europe. Josep is a recognized thought leader and academic in process industry manufacturing. He has lectured at several Spanish universities including MIT’s Zaragoza campus. Josep is the author of Calidad total y logística (“Total Quality and Logistics” ISBN: 84-86684-24-2) and several articles on Logistics. He is a chemistry graduate from Valencia University and a graduate of IESE Business School.
Caroline Proctor
Chief Marketing Officer
Caroline Proctor is chief marketing officer, leading global marketing and communications from ToolsGroup’s Boston office. She joined in 2017 after more than two decades as a marketing strategist and team leader for supply chain and enterprise software companies Manugistics, JDA, JustEnough Software, RELEX Solutions and Deltek. Through these roles Caroline has built up considerable industry expertise across consumer goods, retail and e-commerce. Caroline holds an MS in Business from Johns Hopkins University and a BS in mathematics and computer science from the University of Scranton.
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.