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 Cognitive 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.

Leadership

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 cognitive technologies. 

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

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Rajesh Kalidindi

Founder & CEO

Rajesh has 15 years of experience managing strategic sourcing and supplier management for multiple commodities and third-party manufacturing operations. As a thought leader on fusing human and artificial intelligence to garner procurement innovation, he has delivered significant bottom-line savings through data-driven procurement practices. Rajesh holds an MBA with concentrations in supply chain management and information systems from Michigan State University.

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Backiaraj Irudayaraj

Chief Technology Officer

Iru is an innovative technology leader and software patent-holder with over 25 years of experience in retail and supply chain. Throughout his career, he’s delivered value-driven SaaS solutions and leveraged data science and machine learning to ensure successful business partnerships. Iru received an executive education from Harvard and holds an MBA in IT Management and M.Tech & B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering.

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Scott Morgan

Chief Revenue Officer

Scott is seasoned executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience in software and analytical cloud services. He is an advocate of continuous improvement and growth mindset and passionate about the convergence of emerging technology, applied innovation, and customer outcomes. Scott holds a Masters in Management Science and a Doctorate in Organizational Development from Texas A&M University.

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Adeel Najmi

Chief Product Officer

Adeel is a pioneer in supply chain management with over 30 years of leadership experience in product management, engineering, and data science. Throughout his career, he’s guided dozens of successful digital transformations for Fortune 500 companies. Adeel holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research from University of California at Berkeley.

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Akwasi Peprah

SVP of Operations

Akwasi brings over 15 years of experience driving sourcing process transformation and margin improvements. He’s passionate about building high-performance teams and relentlessly pursuing the highest metrics of value creation and delight for customers. Akwasi holds an MBA from University of Minnesota and B.S. in Computer Science from Alabama State University.

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Naveen Kumar

VP, Engineering

Naveen has 20 years of software engineering experience. With a Vision of “Go from Good to Great,” Naveen has used his SaaS and technology expertise, Engineering leadership, and people acumen to lead the implementation and rollout of multi-million-dollar software products spanning next-generation product suite, as well as the migration of legacy monolith applications into modernized architecture. Naveen holds a BE in Computer Science from Bangalore University.

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Brian McKee

VP, Strategic Partnerships and Alliances

Brian is an accomplished professional with 20 years of experience driving successful, strategic enterprise sales and partnerships. Over the years, he has fostered significant revenue growth and established himself as a strategic and collaborative leader within the software and technology industry. Brian holds a BBA in Information Systems from The University of Texas at San Antonio.

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Robert Means

VP, Customer Experience and Professional Services

 Robert is an accomplished leader and technology executive with over 17 years of experience in sales, business development, and customer support. Through his effective, impactful leadership, he helps build and enable top-performing teams, leading with influence over authority and a collaborative approach to deliver desired business outcomes. Robert holds a BA in Communications from California State University, Fullerton.

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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.

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Peter Nilsson

VP, Global Marketing and Business Development

Peter is a driver and creator of innovative brand initiatives with more than 20 years of experience in the SaaS industry. He has a proven record of success in enabling global and mission-driven businesses to expand their market presence. Peter has led international cross-functional teams in cutting-edge content and sales strategies that promote thought leadership targeted to executive decision-makers.

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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.

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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.
99 S Almaden Blvd
Suite 600
San Jose CA 95113
+1 (408) 899-8289


INDIA

LevaData Software Solutions Pvt Ltd,
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Hyderabad – 500081
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