President & Chief Executive Officer
Michael Farlekas, President & Chief Executive Officer
Michael Farlekas joined E2open in 2015 as CEO. In this role, he is responsible for leading the company’s overall operations, with direct oversight of sales, marketing, professional services, research and development, and strategy. Michael brings to E2open more than 20 years of sales, marketing and leadership experience in supply chain management and enterprise software.
Prior to joining E2open, Michael was the VP and General Manager at Roadnet Technologies (now Omnitracs), the leading provider of last-mile routing and mobility solutions to Fortune 50 clients. Previously, Michael spent 11 years at RedPrairie (now JDA Software) in roles that included SVP and General Manager, Industrial Business Unit, and VP, Industrial Sales. He also has held senior leadership roles at GATX Terminal Corp (now Kinder Morgan), an operator of petroleum and chemical distribution terminals worldwide, and CSX Transportation, a rail transportation provider offering comprehensive supply chain services.
Michael holds an MBA with a concentration in international business from Jacksonville University and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President, Global Business Units
Peter Hantman, Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President, Global Business Units
Peter Hantman joined E2open in 2011 as VP and General Manager, leading sales and customer relationships in North America. He later became SVP, Customer Solutions where he led the company’s global Professional Services, Global Support, Customer Success and Cloud Data Center operations. Most recently Peter served as CFO, leading the company’s finance and acquisition integration functions. In his current role as COO & EVP, Global Business Units, Peter oversees E2open’s strategic business units.
Prior to taking a position at E2open, Peter served as SVP of Global Service Delivery at IQNavigator, Inc., a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) leader in contingent workforce and services spend management. Peter also served as CEO of Bankers Title and COO of Alpine Access, Inc. In addition, Peter has held senior financial and operational management positions at Ryder Truck Rental, Budget Truck Group and Harima USA.
Peter holds an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from University of Colorado, Boulder.
Chief Financial Officer
Jarett Janik, Chief Financial Officer
Jarett Janik joined E2open in 2018 as CFO. In this role, he leads E2open’s finance, IT, acquisition and business integration functions. Jarett brings to E2open more than 24 years of progressive senior leadership experience building dynamic global teams and transforming performance and process across finance and other areas to attain business objectives and foster profitable growth.
Prior to joining E2open, Jarett was CFO at Forterro, a group of European software companies delivering enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, and Allegro, a provider of enterprise risk management and trading solutions for the energy industry. He also held executive and senior finance positions at Infor, Certegy and Netzee, Inc.
Jarett holds an MBA with a concentration in finance from University of Denver as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and tourism management from University of Denver.
Executive Vice President & Chief of Customer Operations
Joe Olson, Executive Vice President & Chief of Customer Operations
Joe Olson is the Executive Vice President & Chief of Customer Operations. In this role, he leads E2open’s Managed Services, Global Services, SaaS Operations and Customer Success organizations. He is an industry veteran in the enterprise software market with experience leading large organizations through periods of rapid growth.
Joe joined E2open in 2016 as SVP, Customer Solutions. Previously he served as SVP of customer experience at Corvisa, a cloud communications provider. He was also EVP and General Manager for Empower Software Solutions, a leader in retail workforce and human capital management solutions, where he was responsible for all commercial activities and delivery for the workforce management solution.
Joe brings to E2open more than 20 years of software industry experience, including 14 years at RedPrairie (now JDA Software) where he held leadership positions in sales, service and global product development.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Training
Debbie Smith, Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Training
Debbie Smith joined E2open in 2015 and currently serves as SVP, Human Resources & Training. In this role, she is responsible for developing strategic and tactical human resources plans and processes to support the growth of E2open. This includes hiring the right people, overseeing E2open University to give employees essential learning opportunities, providing competitive and attractive reward systems and ensuring the quality and depth of leadership throughout the company.
Debbie has more than 20 years of domestic and international human resources experience. She began her career at United Technologies Corporation with roles in recruiting, executive compensation and benefits. Later she joined Computer Sciences Corporation, serving as Director of Compensation and Benefits. She has also held the role of VP, Human Resources at 724 Solutions and Globeset. Most recently, Debbie led the human resources function at Builder Homesite, Inc., through an extended period of business expansion and change.
Debbie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Saint Joseph College, Connecticut. She also holds the designation of SPHR-SCP.
Senior Vice President, Product Development & General Manager INTTRA Business Unit
Santosh Nanda, Senior Vice President, Product Development & General Manager INTTRA Business Unit
Santosh Nanda joined E2open in 2016 as SVP, Product Development. A technology veteran, Santosh brings to E2open extensive experience transforming businesses by developing mission-critical, scalable business solutions to inspire the product development organization.
Previously, Santosh served as VP, Technology at Sabre Corporation, a leading technology provider for the global travel and tourism industry. During his 19 years at the company, he attained leadership positions of increasing responsibility that culminated in the direction of a technology organization producing more than $100 million in annual revenue.
Santosh holds a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Texas at Arlington as well as a Bachelor of Engineering degree in computer science and engineering from Bangalore University.
Senior Vice President, Product Management & Strategy
Pawan Joshi, Senior Vice President, Product Management & Strategy
Pawan Joshi joined E2open in 2003 and currently serves as SVP, Product Management and Strategy. In this role, he is responsible for corporate strategy as well as product and technology strategy. Pawan works closely with customers to understand and address their complex and evolving supply chain needs while ensuring alignment across customer-specific solutions, E2open products, and the overall company goals and strategic direction. He is also responsible for the evaluation of new technologies and products along with E2open’s acquisition strategy. Pawan has been with E2open for over a decade and has held multiple leadership roles in Product Management, Professional Services and Sales.
Prior to serving at E2open, he spent three years at i2 Technologies in Product Management, where he helped companies in the manufacturing, transportation and retail sectors optimize key business processes for maximum profitability.
Pawan received his undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (New Delhi) in manufacturing sciences and engineering. He then completed his master’s degree in manufacturing systems engineering and ultimately his Ph.D. in industrial engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Pawan has also taught graduate courses in manufacturing systems and distributed supply chains.
Laura L. Fese
Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Laura L. Fese, Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Laura Fese joined E2open in 2017 as SVP & General Counsel. She is responsible for managing the global legal affairs of the company. Laura brings over 20 years’ experience in providing international corporate and transactional legal support to fast-growing technology companies and has served as chief legal counsel for significant supply chain and enterprise software service providers, including Catalyst International (now Aptean), RedPrairie (now JDA Software) and Iptor Supply Chain Systems.
Laura holds a Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School in Chicago. She is a member of the Illinois and Wisconsin State Bars.
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Discrete Manufacturing Business Unit
Shawn Lane, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Discrete Manufacturing Business Unit
Shawn Lane joined E2open in 2015 as SVP, Sales and Marketing and now serves as SVP & General Manager, Discrete Manufacturing Business Unit. His role encompasses all commercial and delivery responsibilities that involve the high-tech, telecommunications, automotive and heavy industrial verticals.
Shawn has more than 20 years of success in a variety of capacities in the enterprise software market at such companies as Mitratech, RedPrairie, Servigistics and i2 Technologies, where his responsibilities included leading sales, marketing, services and product management teams. Before transitioning to enterprise software, Shawn served in a number of manufacturing-focused roles at Procter & Gamble.
Shawn is widely recognized as a supply chain industry expert. He has contributed to dozens of industry publications and received recognition as a “Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine multiple times. Well known on the speaker’s circuit, Shawn has been featured at a variety of venues, including the Paris Air Show, Defense Logistics, CSCMP, Interlog, Reverse Logistics, Field Service, ASFMI, and other conferences and events.
Shawn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University.
Senior Vice President & General Manager, International Business Unit
Michael Lindner, Senior Vice President & General Manager, International Business Unit
Michael Lindner joined E2open in 2013 as VP & General Manager, EMEA. In 2016, he became VP & General Manager, International as his role broadened to include all sales outside the Americas. In 2017, Michael was promoted to SVP & General Manager, International Business Unit, a role that encompasses profit and loss (P&L) responsibility for Sales, Solution Consulting, Marketing, Partners and Professional Services across all regions outside the Americas.
Previously, Michael served as VP of Sales for ServiceNow, Serena Software and Stratus Technologies. He started his business career in 1989 at Hewlett-Packard, where he worked nearly 10 years in various sales roles and had responsibility for all banks and insurance companies located in Germany.
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Process Industries Business Unit
Ron Kubera, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Process Industries Business Unit
Ron Kubera joined E2open in 2018 as SVP & General Manager, Process Industries Business Unit. His role includes all commercial and delivery responsibilities that involve consumer goods, retail, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, industrial manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and aerospace and defense.
Ron has 25 years of success working in various capacities in the enterprise software market, serving at companies such as Manugistics, Infor, Lawson, Vocollect and Lucas Systems in leadership roles that involved sales, marketing, services, product management and development teams. Ron has helped major Fortune 100 companies drive improvements in global operations while focusing heavily on client satisfaction. Prior to working in enterprise software roles, Ron started his supply chain career at Church & Dwight, where he was responsible for finished goods distribution and manufacturing scheduling.
Ron holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Mansfield University in Pennsylvania and an MBA from Rider University in New Jersey.
Senior Vice President, Field Operations
Azza Hararah, Senior Vice President, Field Operations
Azza Hararah joined E2open through the Zyme acquisition in 2017 as SVP, Field Operations. In this role, she is responsible for leading Sales Operations, Field Enablement and Inside Sales. Azza brings to E2open 20 years of diverse leadership experience in fast-growing technology and biotech companies.
At Zyme, Azza served as VP, Human Resources and Field Enablement. Previously she spent eight years at NetApp in senior leadership roles, managing Field and Channel Enablement, Human Resources, Business Transformations and M&A. She also led Human Resources at Decru, which was acquired by NetApp, and Yamanouchi Pharma Technologies (now Astellas Pharma), a drug delivery technology company.
Azza holds a Bachelor of Science degree in management from San Francisco State University.