Chief Executive Officer
Since 2010, Bill has served as CEO of GAINS. In this role, Bill balances a steadfast commitment to healthy growth with world-class product innovation as well as a profound dedication to generating value for customers, career fulfillment for the extended GAINS team cognizant of the need for social-responsibility (click here for an overview of GAINS social & environmental initiatives). Bill is dedicated to continuous improvement of the GAINS’ methodology and expanding the unique GAINS value proposition well beyond the roughly 500 organizations that have already become GAINS practitioners.
Prior to 2010, Bill held several positions with GAINS culminating in his role as COO. His areas of endeavor focused upon the design, development, and delivery of the GAINS Supply Chain Optimization solution. With more than 20 years in the field, Bill is a recognized authority on Demand Planning, Inventory Optimization, Distribution and Network Optimization, S&OP, and Maintenance Optimization. He frequently engages with industry organizations, including Gartner Group.
Chief Operating Officer
A member of the GAINS management team for over a decade, Jeff is a driving force behind the team’s pursuit of supply chain excellence as the head of the Professional Services and Sales organizations. His passion for delivering substantial operational improvements to GAINS’ customers leverages deep expertise in industrial distribution, manufacturing, and metals. Jeff and his team consistently exceed expectations while providing pre-sales support, leading customer evaluation (IIPSE) studies, overseeing implementation projects, and supporting product development.
Chief Revenue Officer
As the Chief Revenue Officer, Dave leads the sales, marketing, and alliance teams to drive growth and expand the company’s ability to deliver global customer value. Dave has an unbridled passion for customer success and a long history of helping customers leverage technology to drive tangible value and transformational outcomes.
With more than 20 years of supply chain and enterprise software industry experience, Dave joins GAINS having held leadership positions with Coupa, LLamasoft, and Oracle. He has also contributed in key roles with high growth technology startups including Authentica, Outstart, and Responsys.
Dave received a BS in Business Management from Tulane University.
Vice President, Process Improvement
As head of the Customer Services organization at GAINS, Willis and his team are responsible for the delivery, implementation, and on-going support of all GAINS customers. The GAINS customer-focused team comprises Consultants, Analysts, and Customer Relationship Managers who are dedicated to on-time implementation services and exceptional post-implementation support. Under Willis’ outstanding leadership and direction, the team has achieved one of the highest customer retention rates in the industry.
Vice President, Technology
As Chief Technologist on the management team, Leonid Fridman brings more than 18 years of international and domestic experience to GAINS. In his role, Leonid manages both the GAINS software development team and the company’s IT operations department. The exceptional performance of these teams is a direct result of Leo’s insightful leadership based on his broad experience with enterprise architecture, database development, and software production.
Starting in 2000 when Leo joined the firm as a Senior Software Development Engineer and project team leader, he has steadily contributed to the successful technology developed by GAINS. Leo developed a comprehensive knowledge of systems architecture, database structure and design and Java, and in parallel grew his leadership skills. He became the ideal person to assume the position of Vice President of Technology as GAINS grew.
Senior Vice President, Product & Strategy
Senior Vice President, Finance
Jason has served as our Senior Vice President of Finance since 2020. In this role, he is responsible for leading and further developing the financial, accounting, and operational infrastructure to support the company’s rapid growth. Prior to joining GAINS, Jason was a Vice President at Francisco Partners, a growth and private equity investment firm with over $24 billion in committed capital. He has been involved with several technology companies, including serving on the boards of directors of PayScale and Nextech. He began his career at Morgan Stanley in their technology investment banking group, where he advised high-growth companies on key strategic transactions.
Jason holds a B.S. in Economics with concentrations in Finance and Operations Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, graduating summa cum laude.