Donald A. Hicks
Founder, President, & CEO
Donald A. Hicks is the founder, President and CEO of LLamasoft, Inc. Don is a supply chain industry visionary, specializing in strategy and technology issues and a highly sought after speaker and author. Over the last 15 years, he has personally consulted with and coached supply chain professionals at hundreds of companies around the world to optimize and improve their operations. Don has a BS in Systems Engineering from the US Military Academy at West Point, and an MBA from the University of Michigan.
John Ames Jr.
VP of Solutions & Global Alliances
John Ames is Senior Vice President of Solutions at LLamasoft. John’s career in supply chain has spanned over 15 years and his expertise spans across numerous technologies including demand planning, inventory optimization, finite capacity scheduling, product lifecycle management, and network design. John has worked with both large and small consultancies to craft partnerships that best serve the end client to deliver best in-class solutions for strategic supply chain analysis. He received his MBA at Northwestern’s JL Kellogg graduate school of management and received his BBA in marketing at Stephen F. Austin State University.
Toby Brzoznowski is the Executive Vice President of LLamasoft, Inc. Toby has over 20 years of experience in building and growing businesses, focused on process improvement and analysis technologies. His expertise has been applied to bringing new and advanced technologies into mainstream use at global Fortune 500 businesses. In the last decade, Toby has been involved in the start-up of three Michigan-based technology companies. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and a frequent presenter at supply chain and strategic sourcing events.
Dr. Nejat Karabakal
VP of Supply Chain Technologies
Dr. Nejat Karabakal is the Vice President of Supply Chain Technologies. His primary focus is on the development of LLamasoft’s supply chain network and inventory optimization technologies. Nejat is a published author on Supply Chain & Operations Research techniques. He has 15+ years of experience in supply chain analysis, including time with Production Modeling Corporation and IBM Consulting. Nejat holds a PhD in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan; and a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Middle East Technical University in Turkey.
VP of Global Sales
Iain is the Vice President of Global Sales with over 30 years of demonstrated success in growing company revenues and improving team performance. He has extensive experience in the Americas, EMEA and APAC and will be expanding LLamasoft’s presence in all regions of the world. Prior to LLamasoft Iain spent 15 years at Hyperion Software where he held various senior management positions including Vice President of Sales in North America and Group Vice President of EMEA. He has also served as Vice President of Sales at Sygate Technologies, which was acquired by Symantec and Verid, which was acquired by RSA. In addition, Iain served as CEO at Vista Technologies, acquired by JDA and Protegrity Inc. Iain has a BA in Business from De Montford University in Leicester, England.
VP of Software Development
VP of Marketing
Ginger is the Vice President of Marketing, bringing more than two decades of sales and marketing experience in the Internet Technology & SaaS fields to LLamasoft. Her experiences range from creating and implementing comprehensive marketing plans and managing strategic partnerships, to selling transportation management software, advising companies on their overall IT strategy, managing account executives and creating an inbound demand generation department. She has held management positions at several companies including Lean Logistics, Business Propulsion Systems (Now BPS Revolver) of Toronto, Compuware and more. Ginger has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and currently serves as a committee member for the Transportation Marketing & Sales Association.
Chief Financial Officer
John is the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for managing all aspects of the company’s financial planning, accounting, reporting and contract administration. Prior to joining LLamasoft, John held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Healthmedia, overseeing all of their finances. He has led various technology companies from the start-up phase through financial stability, profitability, merger and acquisition. His diverse background includes over 12 years in public accounting with the firms Coopers & Lybrand and Arthur Andersen where he gained knowledge of different business and financial models. John holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan.
Donald A. Hicks
John Ames Jr.
Dr. Nejat Karabakal