LevaData Leader Featured in 2019 Pros to Know List

Rajesh Kalidindi and LevaData’s partner at Fitbit, Kevin Purser, Join Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s Top Professionals

SAN JOSE, Calif. — February 22, 2019 — LevaData, the company that delivers applied AI to transform strategic sourcing and procurement, today announced that Supply & Demand Chain Executive has included Rajesh Kalidindi and Fitbit’s Kevin Purser in its 2019 Pros to Know list.

Kalidindi is CEO of LevaData, which he founded after developing a data-driven approach to negotiations that married relevant internal data with external market intelligence. He has more than a dozen years of experience managing strategic sourcing and supplier management for companies including Cisco and Palm. He holds an MBA degree with concentrations in supply chain management and information systems from Michigan State University.

“I am honored to be recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive as a noteworthy professional in the supply chain arena, and am especially glad to see a key partner at Fitbit recognized,” Kalidindi said. “ I’ve enjoyed leading the mission to enable strategic sourcing and procurement to provide companies with competitive advantage. In these uncertain economic times, the LevaData solution is increasingly being adopted by enterprises seeking to reduce risk and cost.”

Purser is vice president of global supply chain sourcing and procurement at Fitbit, a LevaData customer. He previously held management roles at Verifone and Cisco, and is experienced in supply chain operations, manufacturing operations, global sourcing and procurement, and supply chain design and implementation. Fitbit adopted LevaData’s Cognitive Sourcing Platform to optimize procurement spending and processes within their complex, global supply chain.

Kalidindi and Purser were chosen from more than 500 applicants. They are among more than 200 individuals recognized for addressing supply chain challenges.

 “Our Pros to Know listing showcases the leaders and innovators shaping the profession and making substantial impact on their companies,” said John Yuva, editor for Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “We commend this year’s recipients for their achievements in supply chain and for paving the way for the next generation of exceptional supply chain leaders. The recipients embody the commitment to transformative supply chain tools and processes, earning these individuals a rightful place in this year’s Pros to Know listing.”

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. The unique LevaData Cognitive Sourcing™ Platform allows customers to sense, recommend, act, and learn. 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 www.levadata.com.