CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Bo Hagler brings more than 25 years of high-tech product planning and strategy experience to MFG.com. Bo guides the company’s vision and provides corporate leadership in the strategic areas of technology and research, operations, and performance excellence.
Prior to leading MFG.com, Bo was Vice President of Research & Development at QAD, Inc. He joined QAD in 2006 through the acquisition of his company, FBO Systems, Inc., where he was founder and CEO. In this role, he was responsible for leading the company’s supply chain product strategy and product launch. While at QAD, Bo also ran several strategic business units responsible for sales, service, product management and research and development.
He received his bachelor’s degree in management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
As CTO for MFG.com, Jean-François Blachon is responsible for product strategy, architecture and implementation to enhance online presence and overall user experience. Prior to joining MFG.com, Jean-François worked in the CAD and ERP area for many years. He used that knowledge to create SourcingParts.com, the enterprise supplier management and cloud-based eSourcing platform that was sold to MFG.com in 2006, now known as LiveSource. In addition to creating LiveSource, Jean-François also took part in the successful development of LeShop.ch, iTaste.com, youfinity.com, Lunajets.com and RampUpIT.com. He had an integral role in creating and implementing RampUpIT.com, the digital agency that assists companies with the transformation of their digital presence.
CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER
Kurt has 30 years experience in Enterprise Software Sales, Operations, Professional Services. Most recently spent 4 years as VP for the Americas at Trimble Inc. (Field Service Management division). Kurt was responsible for a complete turnaround from $1 million in new bookings in 2014 to over $20 million in 2017.
Kurt has held Sales leadership positions at Infor Global Solutions, JDA, SAP and JBA international. Also participated in several “Startup” organizations successfully driving revenues and profits to logical exit strategies.
Kurt graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Economics and resides in Kalamazoo Mich. Proud father of three and married 26 years to Susan Wyman.
GENERAL MANAGER, EUROPE
Francois is the General Manager of MFG.com’s marketplace and LiveSource.com business in Europe. He has overall responsibility for the growth and quality of the marketplace as well as growing the base of the LiveSource.com customers in Europe. François has a strong background in Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain and was a key player in the success of SourcingParts.com which has been acquired by MFG.com in 2006. As Vice President of Sales & Development, he was in charge of growing the revenue of the European company through defining the product roadmap as well as building a strong customer base form very different industries such as Thalès, Safran, Schneider Electric, Dassault Aviation, Cartier, MGI Coutier, Babolat. Prior, François worked for a decade in the hydraulic and Industrial hose industry, building his deep domain experitse in the manufacturing industry.
CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER
As Chief Operating Officer, Olivier is responsible for overall operations, product management and quality control for LiveSource. Olivier began his career in Connecticut USA as an engineer developing CNC machining programs for Swiss companies, serving customers such as Allied Signal, GE Aerospace, Kodak, Litton Guidance, Dupont de Nemours and others. Upon his return to Europe, Olivier refocused his career on the field of purchasing and obtained his MBA. He worked for Black & Decker Europe and then Jean Gallay SA as a purchasing director for 10 years. Later, Olivier helped found SourcingParts.com (now known as LiveSource) and used his purchasing process knowledge to lead product development and operations. In addition to LiveSource, Olivier also acts as Company Director for the European offices of MFG.com Europ SA.
VICE PRESIDENT, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Pari Annamalai is a supply chain executive whose career spans more than two decades. Pari leads the professional services team which works closely with customers to deliver optimal results to LiveSource customers.
Prior to LiveSource, Pari led a team of supply chain planning professionals at AMD, driving end to end fulfillment of customer demand through supply chain partners across the globe. At Tata Consultancy Services, Pari developed a team that offered solutions and services to Fortune 2000 companies across automotive, industrial, consumer electronics, consumer packaged goods and life science industries. During his 14 years in Asia, he advised leading manufacturing and logistics organizations establish and improve their supply chains. Having an entrepreneurial work ethic, Pari has been instrumental in founding three organizations.
Pari holds an MBA from Bentley College as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clarkson University. Committed to his profession, Pari regularly speaks at supply chain industry conferences and writes articles for industry magazines.
Board of Directors
Frank X. Dalton
Frank X. Dalton is one of the founders of Fulcrum Equity Partners, a growth equity fund with over $140 million under management, based in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to serving on MFG.com’s board, Frank also sits on the board at ContactatOnce, LSN Mobile, Preparis, Path-Tec and Bruder Healthcare. Frank has over 17 years of experience in private investing and has been involved directly and indirectly in over 120 investments, including several successful exits, such as, Accipiter, Secure Tax, Call Center Technology, Magnet Communications, Intertech, Digital Envoy, Constructware and Compliance 360.