About Us

The LevaData Story

The Challenge

Prior to founding LevaData, Rajesh Kalidindi and his sourcing team faced a dramatic challenge: quickly deliver a fifty percent increase in savings, above and beyond the reductions they’d delivered just a few months earlier.

There wasn’t time to develop a new sourcing event, and no IT resources were available, so the team was forced to innovate.

The Innovation

The team developed an entirely data-driven approach that incorporated every bit of relevant internal data alongside external market intelligence. The outcome was a comprehensive negotiation strategy and playbook - customized to each supplier. They kicked off negotiations armed with tailored insights and opportunities, and countered every subjective argument with hard numbers.  

The Outcome

At the end of the process, the team delivered almost double the savings requested by the company - adding sixty million dollars to the bottom line. Rajesh imagined the impact his experiment could have once it was aided with artificial intelligence and a scalable platform, and LevaData was born. 

Introducing LevaData

LevaData’s Integrated Supply Management Platform offers customers these data-driven negotiating tools with the same focus on delivering a sustainable value proposition.

Our SaaS platform is purpose-built for the procurement and sourcing functions. It’s always on, which means it can find opportunities well before you need them. It uses crowd-sourced intelligence, unlocking the wisdom of the market for you. An innovative, AI-powered platform provides recommendations on when to act and how to optimize your negotiations.

It allows supply management teams to deliver real, hard dollar ROI, and transform their team into a new competitive advantage for the company.

Our Mission

LevaData’s team of strategic sourcing leaders, software, and data engineering innovators has one relentless mission – to make strategic sourcing capability a competitive advantage for enterprises.


Executive Team

LevaData’s management team includes leaders with extensive experience as Sourcing and Procurement executives at Fortune 500 corporations as well as technologists with a deep understanding of AI and integrated technologies. 

This combination of operators and innovators allows us to maintain focus on issues that truly matter to our customers.


Rajesh Kalidindi

Founder & CEO

Rajesh is a seasoned supply chain executive with demonstrated performance in managing multibillion dollar spend portfolios in the tech industry. He founded LevaData to accelerate procurement transformation utilizing the power of data and AI to create a competitive advantage for enterprises. He is known and respected as a supply chain visionary and thought leader with a keen understanding of global supply chain business and technology trends. Rajesh’s viewpoints and writings have been published in many industry and business publications including Forbes, Wall Street Journal, Supply Chain Management Review and Supply Chain Brain.


Achal Prabhakar

Chief Development Officer

Achal is an accomplished product and technology leader with more than 25 years of experience with some of the world's leading technology companies. As a growth-focused executive, he has driven business growth through technology and product innovation, organizational excellence, and operational transformation in multiple domains and geographies. Achal holds a BS degree in Chemistry from St. Stephen's College.


Dan Legesse

VP, Engineering

Dan is a proven technology expert with nearly 30 years of software engineering and development experience. He uses his deep understanding of the SaaS space to help organizations build and maintain solutions that effect change and success. Dan holds a BA degree in Computer Science from Oberlin College.


Dinesh Rao

VP, Product Management

Dinesh is a dedicated product manager and leader with over 30 years of experience. He has a proven track record of success in enterprise software and technology innovation, and he uses his knowledge and expertise to help organizations present meaningful, effective solutions to the marketplace. Dinesh holds a BS degree in Computer Engineering from Lehigh University and an MS EE degree in Digital Signal Process from Georgia Institute of Technology.


Kathy Makranyi

VP & Global Head of Marketing

Kathy is a strategic marketing executive with extensive experience positioning B2B start-ups and Fortune 500 companies for market differentiation and growth. She brings a career-long portfolio of impactful achievements across corporate strategy, marketing, and communications. Kathy has a deep global business background with International Master’s in Management degrees from Purdue and Tilburg University.


James Nawrocki

VP, Solution Consulting

James is a solutions and implementation expert with over a decade of experience. He uses his industry knowledge and expertise to help companies create valuable, measurable, ROI-driven solutions. James holds a BS in Management Information Systems from Central Michigan University.


Brian York

VP, Product Management, Content

Brian has over 20 years of experience in electronics device cost benchmarking. He uses his expertise and innate industry understanding to help customers conduct competitive analysis and identify cost gaps and saving opportunities. Brian holds a BS in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.


Angel Mendez

Executive Chairman

Angel is an accomplished transformational leader with more than 35 years of management expertise with some of the world’s leading companies. Throughout his career, he has driven operational excellence, product innovation, and enterprise transformation in a variety of industries. Angel holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Lafayette College and an MBA from the Crummer School at Rollins College.

Join Us!

You’ve read about our founding story – the key insights and desire to create real, tangible value that drove the creation of our company. You’ve read about the innovation behind LevaData, the world’s first AI advisor for strategic sourcing. We feel that being part of an organization with a vision for the future that delivers measurable results is deeply satisfying.

But beyond that opportunity, on a day-to-day basis, there are other great reasons to join us. These are encapsulated in the culture that every LevaData team member helps to forge.

Read more about our culture and discover current openings. 

USA (Global Headquarters)

LevaData, Inc.
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