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ToolsGroup Thought Leaders
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.
Pierre Custeau Chief Technology 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.
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).
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 Chief Product Officer
Sahil Gupta is the Chief Product Officer 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kevin Young Chief Marketing Officer
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.
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.
Bobby Miller Sr. Director of Customer Success
Bobby Miller is Sr. Director of Customer Success at ToolsGroup, where he works with customers to maximize their results and progress in their supply chain planning maturity. Prior to his role at ToolsGroup, Bobby held various product management, supply chain, and sales and marketing leadership positions with LLamasoft, ORTEC, Georgia-Pacific, and Kraft. Bobby holds a B.S. in Information Systems from Chicago State University.