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 19 years of steady growth and innovation.

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David Khuat-Duy

Founder & CEO

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David founded Ivalua more than 19 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 19 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.

David founded Ivalua more than 19 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 19 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.

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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.

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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Franck Lheureux

General Manager EMEA

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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.

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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Sujan Jain

Chief Financial Officer

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Sujan is a seasoned operating Silicon Valley executive with 20 plus years of experience in both public and high growth private companies. Sujan successfully led a $120 million IPO for Model N on NYSE within a year of joining the company. At Netsuite, Sujan helped build infrastructure that positioned the company to be sold for $9 billion with $1 billion in revenues. Sujan was instrumental in selling Transmeta, a public company that was listed on NASDAQ. Sujan helped position Couchbase as leader in NOSQL database while growing the company 90%+ year over year.
Prior to his operating roles, Sujan was in private equity at Lazard and mergers & acquisitions investment banking at JP Morgan Chase. Sujan is board member and advisor to number of technology companies. Sujan holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, a BS in Engineering from University of Delhi and is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant).

Sujan is a seasoned operating Silicon Valley executive with 20 plus years of experience in both public and high growth private companies. Sujan successfully led a $120 million IPO for Model N on NYSE within a year of joining the company. At Netsuite, Sujan helped build infrastructure that positioned the company to be sold for $9 billion with $1 billion in revenues. Sujan was instrumental in selling Transmeta, a public company that was listed on NASDAQ. Sujan helped position Couchbase as leader in NOSQL database while growing the company 90%+ year over year.
Prior to his operating roles, Sujan was in private equity at Lazard and mergers & acquisitions investment banking at JP Morgan Chase. Sujan is board member and advisor to number of technology companies. Sujan holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, a BS in Engineering from University of Delhi and is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant).

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Alex Saric

Chief Marketing Officer

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Alex has spent over 15 years of his career evangelizing Spend Management, shaping its evolution and working closely with hundreds of customers to support their Digital Transformation journeys. As CMO at Ivalua, Alex leads overall marketing strategy and thought leadership programs. Alex also spent 12 years at Ariba, first building and running the spend analytics business 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.

Alex has spent over 15 years of his career evangelizing Spend Management, shaping its evolution and working closely with hundreds of customers to support their Digital Transformation journeys. As CMO at Ivalua, Alex leads overall marketing strategy and thought leadership programs. Alex also spent 12 years at Ariba, first building and running the spend analytics business 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.

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Arnaud Khuat-Duy

Arnaud Khuat-Duy

Chief Technology Officer

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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.

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.

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Amol Joshi

SVP Sales and Business Development

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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.

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.

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Gilles Bismuth

Gilles Bismuth

SVP Business Development EMEA

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A graduate of the National Institut of Telecommunications (I.N.T), Gilles Bismuth worked as Information System’s Security Manager in a Banking corporation before joining a consulting company specialized in organisation & management as Sales Manager. He spent the 10 next years in an engineering & consulting company, as Managing Director before joining Ivalua to supervise business development.

A graduate of the National Institut of Telecommunications (I.N.T), Gilles Bismuth worked as Information System’s Security Manager in a Banking corporation before joining a consulting company specialized in organisation & management as Sales Manager. He spent the 10 next years in an engineering & consulting company, as Managing Director before joining Ivalua to supervise business development.

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Paul Noël

Chief Customer Officer

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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.

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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Olivier Buffière

VP Customer Support & Success EMEA

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A graduate of Telecom ParisTech, Olivier Buffiere has more than 20 years experience in Customer Support in Software and Telecom companies. He started his career in Hewlett-Packard in software development and project management for international customers. He then took in charge B2B Operations in Siemens, Nokia and Altice/Sfr, where he was head of Technical Support and then B2B Customer Support. He joined IVALUA in 2018 as Head of Customer Support EMEA including Support, Maintenance and Customer Success.

A graduate of Telecom ParisTech, Olivier Buffiere has more than 20 years experience in Customer Support in Software and Telecom companies. He started his career in Hewlett-Packard in software development and project management for international customers. He then took in charge B2B Operations in Siemens, Nokia and Altice/Sfr, where he was head of Technical Support and then B2B Customer Support. He joined IVALUA in 2018 as Head of Customer Support EMEA including Support, Maintenance and Customer Success.

Laurence Mechali

Laurence Mechali

SVP of Professional Services

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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.

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.

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Philippe Benmussa

SVP Professional Services EMEA

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A graduate of the Saint Etienne School of Engineering, Philippe Benmussa has 10 years’ experience in the design and implementation of IT projects in complex, international settings. He spent 3 years in the United States designing and deploying high value add information systems for both the service sector and industrial firms. He joined Ivalua in 2005 to supervise the Production and Quality Assurance of the projects and applications delivered.

A graduate of the Saint Etienne School of Engineering, Philippe Benmussa has 10 years’ experience in the design and implementation of IT projects in complex, international settings. He spent 3 years in the United States designing and deploying high value add information systems for both the service sector and industrial firms. He joined Ivalua in 2005 to supervise the Production and Quality Assurance of the projects and applications delivered.

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Patrick Conquet

VP Product Management

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A graduate of one of the top European engineering schools, Patrick has more than 15 years of experience in product management. He joined Ivalua 10 years ago as VP Product Management to ensure a strong focus on user experience and practical innovations that deliver value for customers. He started his career designing and deploying high value-added information systems in the services and manufacturing sectors, including as CIO at Protegys and various roles at CGI.

A graduate of one of the top European engineering schools, Patrick has more than 15 years of experience in product management. He joined Ivalua 10 years ago as VP Product Management to ensure a strong focus on user experience and practical innovations that deliver value for customers. He started his career designing and deploying high value-added information systems in the services and manufacturing sectors, including as CIO at Protegys and various roles at CGI.

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