Management Team

Ivalua’s management team is a collection of individuals with deep experience in procurement and enterprise technology at a global level. They each have different strengths, but together they bring a customer-focused, entrepreneurial spirit to Ivalua that has guided the company through 17 years of steady growth and innovation.


David Khuat-Duy

Founder & CEO

David founded Ivalua more than 17 years ago and assembled an executive team to set the foundations for best-in class software design, continuous sales growth and rigorous operations management. Those efforts have allowed Ivalua to be recognized by leading analysts as one of the top global spend management software vendors growing consistently and profitably for more than 17 years. A graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique with a Ph.D. in Mathematics, David started his career as an SAP consultant at Pricewaterhouse Coopers working on the architecture, design and implementation of ERP for international accounts.

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Dan Amzallag

CEO Ivalua Inc.

A graduate of one of the top European MBA schools, Dan spent 9 years as a director with Cap Gemini Group specializing in supply chain management leading global projects involving in-depth changes to processes, systems and organizations. In 2000, he founded a company operating the first global marketplace dedicated to the environmental industries. Dan joined Ivalua in 2002 as a key executive in charge of marketing and business development, relocating to the US in 2011 to support Ivalua’s expansions in North and South America.


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Paul Noël

Chief Customer Officer

Paul holds a management degree from Santa Clara University in California and studied international business at Sofia University in Tokyo. His entire career has been about improving corporate profitability through efficient operations and management of spend. From his work at Ariba, Softface and Blackhog, Paul’s specialty has been to harness standard software and services to create specific solutions for companies large and small, local and international. Continuing this at Ivalua, Paul manages all customer-facing operations for the Americas.


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Alex Saric

Chief Marketing Officer

Alex has 20 years’ experience growing enterprise software companies, including 15 focused on Spend Management. Alex joined Ariba to build its spend analytics business, which he led as general manager. He then built and led Ariba’s international marketing team until successful acquisition by SAP, transitioning to lead business network marketing globally. Earlier, Alex was a founding member of Zeborg (acquired by Emptoris) where he developed vertical procurement applications. He began his career in the U.S. Cavalry, leading tank and scout platoons through 2 combat deployments. Alex holds a B.S. in Economics from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and an international M.B.A. from INSEAD.




Amol Joshi

SVP Sales and Business Development

Amol brings to Ivalua more than 15 years of domain experience in the procurement and supply chain industry. He is responsible for customer acquisition and retention and business alliances in the Americas and Asia Pacific regions. Prior to joining Ivalua, Amol was Executive Director at IBM for its Emptoris business. Prior to IBM, he was Senior Vice President of Sales at Emptoris, where his team was instrumental to company’s growth resulting in acquisition by IBM. Amol has also held management and executive positions with Sterlite Technologies (affiliated with FTSE 100 Vedanta Resources Group), Demantra (acquired by Oracle) and Aspen Technology, which he joined in its early stages of growth. Amol received his doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.



Laurence Mechali

VP of Professional Services

Laurence has more than 10 years of experience leading major process and software implementations across multiple industries. She has two MBAs — one in Business and Management and one in Finance — and she is a certified project manager both from PMI and U.C. Berkeley. At Ivalua, Laurence manages the Customer Services and Support Department with responsibility for maintaining applications that are already live and providing additional customer services around spend analytics and supplier enablement.


Arnaud Khuat-Duy

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

A graduate of one of the top European schools for computer engineering, Arnaud has more than 15 years of experience with leading Internet technologies. He started his career as a developer, then worked as a project manager for a major IT services company and joined a Silicon Valley company in the area of object databases. He later joined Ivalua as CTO, building a scalable architecture and managing the company’s transition towards a SaaS model with multi-location, best-in-class hosting solutions as well as on premise software options.


Franck Lheureux

General Manager – EMEA

Franck brings over 18 years’ experience driving growth at leading enterprise software companies, including 10 years’ experience in Supply Chain software. At JDA Software he held a range of sales leadership and general management positions including being Senior Vice President – EMEA and a member of the JDA Executive Committee. Franck is a Supply Chain fellow, having supported Digital Transformation programs at Fortune 500 companies around the world. Earlier in his career, Franck was a member of the SAS France management team, in charge of running the Retail & CG business units. He also held executive positions with Soft Solution, which he joined in its early growth stage. Franck holds a Masters in Business, Management and Marketing from ESCC, a leading European Business school,

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