Former COO of HERE Technologies will play leadership role as Executive Chairman

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Aug 10, 2020 – LevaData, the company that delivers applied AI to transform strategic sourcing and new product development, announced today that Angel Mendez has joined LevaData’s Board of Directors as Executive Chairman.

Rajesh Kalidindi, LevaData CEO, said, "We are extremely pleased to have Angel Mendez join our board. His experience as both a tech visionary and operator will be invaluable as we expand the capabilities of AI throughout enterprise supply chains.”

Over the last 35 years, Mendez has held executive leadership positions with some of the world’s most notable technology companies. Most recently he served as EVP and COO of HERE Technologies where he led the core business, product innovation, and corporate transformation. Prior to HERE, he served ten years in executive leadership roles at Cisco Systems, responsible for the company’s enterprise transformation program as well as its global supply chain.

Mr. Mendez began his career at GE, and has served in senior executive roles at AlliedSignal, Citigroup, Gateway, and Palm. A native of Cuba, Mendez earned a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Lafayette College and an MBA from the Crummer School at Rollins College.

Upon his appointment, Mr. Mendez said, "I’m excited to be joining LevaData’s Board of Directors. I’ve been a fan of LevaData ever since Rajesh shared his original vision for the company. There is an unprecedented opportunity to drive digital transformation for supply chains and direct material procurement at an accelerated pace. LevaData has set the bar on direct material procurement technology innovation and I look forward to helping LevaData deliver value at scale across customers.”

About LevaData

LevaData helps global enterprises improve gross margins by reducing supply chain costs, with a focus on delivering measurable and accountable supply chain solutions and strategies that transform companies. LevaData’s Supply Management platform is on a constant search for savings opportunities and potential risks, and provides scenarios that allow companies to avoid costly shortages. Customers include leaders in the top global supply chain organizations, as well as medium-sized OEMs seeking to achieve best-in-class direct materials sourcing practices. LevaData is headquartered in San Jose, California. For more information, visit