What Works Better? Passionate About Better Projects
Meet the Leankor Team
At Leankor, we’re inspired to help companies like yours transform enterprise project management so they can realize better business outcomes like protecting their gross margins, ensuring on-time project delivery and recognizing revenue from projects faster.
When we talk to people leading complex projects for customer delivery, they tell us that project management is broken. They tell us that they are finding out six months after they could have acted that their gross margin for a project is less than expected. They tell us that they are really challenged to get timely access to all the data they need to make decisions to move the project forward to meet their customer expectations. They tell us that they struggle to find a way to bring together all the people who need to work on a project in a way that enables them to work the way that they want. And they describe how their existing project management solutions, which are built on and tied to their ERP systems, are internally focused, not customer focused—even though satisfactory delivery to the customer is what drives revenue and profit margins.
Our moonshot at Leankor is to change this. We want to help you move from the project management of the past to the project management of the future. Our solution is built on Salesforce CRM, the world’s leading business cloud platform, so we help you shift project management to be customer focused, a shift that leads to improved customer satisfaction and financial results.
At Leankor, we’re helping some of the world’s iconic companies, like Sunpower, Sanofi and Verizon, better deliver complex projects and we’re excited to use our knowledge to help even more companies, like yours.
Chief Executive Officer
Emilio is on a mission to change the way people work together on complex customer projects for the better. The impetus for him to start Leankor and help companies transform project management came from his own experiences in industrial manufacturing projects, experiencing the inherent challenges and kick-starting his quest to find a better way.
Emilio has over twenty years’ experience in the tech sector, holding senior leadership, marketing and product management positions in hardware and software companies. His career adventures include senior management positions with SMART Technologies (NASDAQ:SMT) where he lead a software division and was the head of global alliances and M&A and Pervasive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:PVSW), acquired by Actian Corporation, where he headed up worldwide product marketing. Before that, Emilio held senior product management and marketing roles for startups in Austin, Texas, Silicon Valley and Vancouver and spent a number of years with Accenture as a senior consultant specializing in the design of enterprise work management systems in the energy sector.
Emilio is a Computer Science graduate of the University of British Columbia, holds a wireless patent, and has served on the board of several technology industry associations. Outside of changing the world of project management, he enjoys spending time with his family and exploring the Rocky Mountains with hiking and skiing adventures.
SVP Strategy & Products
Based in the tech hotbed of Austin, Texas, Geoji oversees Leankor’s product development, strategy, and business development areas. He is resolute in how Leankor can help companies improve the way people and teams work on projects together to achieve more together.
Before Leankor, Geoji racked up years of senior level experience in product marketing and product management roles. He was the Senior Director of Product Strategy and Management at Actian Corporation and, prior to the company’s acquisition by Actian, was the Director of Product Management position at Pervasive Software. He also held senior positions at IBM (where he worked on developing and bringing to market a cloud platform product in the early years of SaaS) and Nortel, a telecommunications hardware manufacturer.
Even though his provenance is Ottawa, known for its harsh winters, after more than 15 years, Geoji has fully acclimatized to the wonderful weather of Austin (and rumour has it, he may even have a ‘Don’t Mess with Texas’ bumper sticker to boot).
Jim is an experienced financial executive with impressive tours of duty in C-level roles in the financial services, food manufacturing, and telecommunications industries. Before Leankor, he was the CFO of ATB Financial for over 10 years, during a period of innovation and industry transformation. He has also held senior leadership positions with Lilydale Foods, Cesky Mobile and TELUS Corporation, one of the largest telecommunications companies in Canada.
Collectively, Jim’s experiences have enabled him to become a seasoned financial executive with unique corporate experience in the areas of corporate governance, major systems development and integration, strategic planning, real estate management, merger integration, procurement and outsourcing, regulation and all areas of financial management in the financial services, food, telecommunications and mining industries. This deep financial expertise and broad industry experience brings great value to Leankor.
Jim is passionate about giving back to his community and lent his time and expertise to various educational and economic development initiatives.
VP of Operations
As VP Operations, Ian is responsible for Customer Success and to ensure that each and every customer is able to maximize the value and benefit from Leankor’s technology. He has a strong commitment to building high performing teams with a passion for exceptional customer care.
Ian has spent his career as an executive leading high growth, entrepreneurial organizations. For the last 15 years, Ian has been involved in the tech sector in senior leadership roles, including holding roles of COO, CFO and most recently President of Curve Dental, which he led from early start-up to assume the leadership position for cloud dental practice management software in the North American market.
Ian holds both an MBA and CPA designation. He lives in Calgary with his wife and 2 children and together they share and enjoy their passions for healthy living, outdoor activity and travel.