We have a passion for helping you manage work — and our passion drives us
Hello from the Leankor team!
We founded Leankor in 2013 on the premise that a company’s internal organizational structure tends to evolve into two vastly different ways of working — project based work, and continuously flowing work. In fact, if an executive “walks the floor” following a customer delivery process from quote to invoice, they will find silos of work methodologies and technology tools that support each silo. They will also find bottlenecks not easily visible unless you engage team members directly.
From the mid 1990’s up to 2005 the IT department came to the rescue with Business Process Management (BPM) and Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) tools that cost hundreds of thousands (sometimes millions) of dollars to install, configure and deploy. Once in place, however, changes to a work flow configuration took months and tens of thousands of dollars. Furthermore, these tools only supported one way of working — either waterfall/linear or business process flow oriented. When CEO’s say they wish to be more agile and responsive to emerging market opportunities, this is not what they envision.
At Leankor, we set out to arm customer-driven companies with a set of simple, visual tools that unify all these silos with something called Visual Management. We started with real-time, web-based Lean/Agile visual boards and analytics, then expanded our platform to include task, project Gantt, resource utilization & capacity planning, portfolio management modules, reporting tools and collaboration whiteboards — all seamlessly integrated and easy to use. Today, Leankor helps some of the largest customer-driven companies in the world compress their “Quote-to-Cash” delivery cycle by allowing teams to work seamlessly together even when they may each leverage different project/process methodologies. It’s been an amazing journey! We never stop learning from our customers and refining our visual enterprise management system.
From April 2007 to December 2012, Emilio held senior management positions with SMART Technologies (NASDAQ:SMT) including leading a software division and more recently, head of global alliances and M&A. Prior to SMART, he was director of worldwide product marketing at Pervasive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:PVSW), acquired by Actian Corporation in 2013. For the 10 years prior to Pervasive, Emilio served in senior product management and marketing roles for various startups in Austin, Texas, Silicon Valley and Vancouver, British Columbia as well as serving 4 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 from the University of British Columbia, holds a wireless patent, and has served on the board of several technology industry associations.
I am 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.