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Our Team

Meet the people who are building the future of supply chain.

About Solvoyo

After participating directly in the rise of best of breed supply chain planning solutions, with every new product creating the need for another product to address what the other product could not, Koray Dogan, started Solvoyo in 2005 to build a better way to fully satisfy what customers desired:

SINGULAR

With the challenges of integration not only with execution systems but with other planning systems rising exponentially, companies ideally sought a singular solution to address all of their supply chain planning needs, yet were settling for inefficient and often ineffective answers.

SIMPLE

For those companies trying to achieve a supply chain proficiency, they struggled mightily to establish this over time as the resources necessary for running the systems had to be so specialized to understand and explain the results to the rest of the organization.

SATISFYING

For those companies that had successfully achieved a supply chain proficiency, they often had to invest significantly more resources (people and financial) than others could afford to invest

Our mission is to proliferate supply chain proficiency to all who desire it. In order to provide a singular, simple, and satisfying solution, we have built a next generation platform with one goal mind: This is going to be the only supply chain planning platform a customer would ever have to use.

Koray Dogan, PhD

CEO/Founder/Chief Architect

Koray has more than 15 years of experience at leading software and consulting companies, exposing him to a wide variety of solutions to solve the most complex business problems in global supply chain management.

After participating directly in the rise of best-of-breed supply chain planning solutions that never fully brought all of the necessary pieces together, Koray left i2 / JDA and started Solvoyo in 2005 to build a better supply chain planning platform.

Koray earned his PhD in Operations Research from Georgia Tech and BS degree in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. He has published numerous articles in the supply chain optimization area and holds several patents in the area of supply chain optimization.

Nilufer Durak

Chief Operating Officer

Nil brings more than 20 years of corporate experience in M&A, risk management, and supply chain operations. With deep expertise at project management and process improvement, Nil is best known for getting things done.

She started her career in risk management for Marsh & McLennan, one of the largest global insurance brokers, and the skills and judgment gleaned from that experience led to a move to GE in risk management as part of the corporate treasury department at GE HQ in Connecticut and in London. While at GE she completed their management training program and achieved Six Sigma certification.

Nil is active in women’s professional networking groups and looks for opportunities to promote women to leadership roles in the corporate world. Her position at Solvoyo has also heightened her awareness of the need to advocate for women leadership in the technology and entrepreneurship fields.

Omer Bakkalbasi, PhD

Chief Innovation Officer

Omer is a seasoned supply chain professional with more than 20 years experience in supply chain management, with an emphasis on business analytics and fact-based decision making as well as delivering high-quality software and consulting services. Omer is motivated to solve difficult business problems through innovation, information technology and automation while always focusing on the end result of delighting customers.

Prior to joining Solvoyo, Omer was Principal and Vice President at Chainalytics, a supply chain consulting company. Omer’s professional track record includes serving as Principal and Vice President of Chainalytics as well as acting as a significant contributor to technology products at i2 Technologies and Phillips Electric, North America.

Omer received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech and holds several patents related to the use of analytics in planning supply chains better.

Peter F. Weis

Strategic Advisor

Peter F. Weis is an experienced leader and advisor in both cloud transformation and in global supply chain management, whose track record spans both start-ups and Fortune 500 enterprises.

He is the former global CIO at Matson, a 2.3B publicly traded global transportation and logistics provider based in Oakland, CA. During Peter’s 15-year tenure as CIO, he led Matson’s successful 9-year technology transformation that enabled Matson, a 137 year-old shipping company, to operate its entire global business in the cloud. Costs are down, and velocity and customer satisfaction are up. Matson is consistently ranked as one of the top ocean transportation providers in the world, both in overall and in IT. In 2018, Matson was recognized by Computerworld as “One of the Best 100 Places to Work in IT.”

Peter founded and led Matson Logistics’ supply chain business unit for its first four years, during which time it grew by over 50% annually. Prior to Matson, Peter was Vice President, Products at cloud-based supply chain software company GT Nexus, where he led the company’s transformation from pure transportation into true cloud-based global supply chain management. He was also CIO of APL Logistics, a large global 3PL whose growth strategy was fueled by technology.

Peter also advises start-ups on commercial strategies, advises established companies on digital transformation, works closely with a number of VC firms and is on the faculty of his alma mater, UC Berkeley.

He holds an M.B.A. with Honors from the Wharton School and is a 2014 inductee into the CIO Hall of Fame.

Erol Beynam

VP of Software Engineering

Erol’s nearly 20 years of software development and management experience has been largely acquired on a variety of US Government projects. Erol also gained extensive knowledge and experience on Military Logistics Systems, In Transit Visibility, Automated Identification Technologies, RFID and Supply Chain Management systems and COTS integration and custom software development for both defense and civilian governmental agencies.

At Solvoyo, Erol’s strategic and analytical mind makes him adept at optimizing resources and developing innovative solutions in complex environments. Always a people person, Erol loves engaging with customers and building lasting relationships.

Erol is Certified PMP with DOD Active Secret Clearance. He completed the Master of Science in Software Systems Engineering program at George Mason University in Virginia. He received his BS degree in Computer Science from Georgia College and State University in Georgia. He holds an AS degree in Electronics from Bosphorus University in Istanbul.

Emre Darıcı

Director, Customer Solutions

Emre brings 15 years experience in management consulting, information technologies management, software design and implementation, operations management, strategy development, and innovation.

As co-lead of Solvoyo’s global team, he actively participates in the identification of business requirements of Solvoyo’s customers and ensures our software capabilities are aligned to meet their evolving needs. In addition, he and the Customer Solutions team are responsible for the design and implementation of customer business solutions with a primary focus on providing an exceptional ROI for our customers.

He received a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Bilkent University, and an MBA in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University.

Asena Yosun Denizeri

Senior Director, Retail Solutions

Yosun has more than 20 years of experience in implementing Planning, Pricing and Optimization solutions in global companies in U.S. and Europe. She has led cross-functional teams in large-scale projects touching different points in Retail lifecycle, including Category Planning, Assortment Localization, Demand Planning, Size Optimization, Promotion Planning, Allocation and Replenishment, Markdown Optimization and Supply Chain Management. Following her consulting tenure with Silicon-valley based software companies, she brought her Advanced Analytics and Business Process Engineering experience to Apparel Retail where she worked at Gap Inc. and Cache where she led Merchandise Planning and Distribution teams to adopt new capabilities in Forecasting, Assortment Localization and Price Optimization to improve sales and profitability.

Yosun holds B.S. and Master of Engineering degrees in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University. She is one of the contributing authors in Oxford Handbook of Price Management and has been a guest lecturer in San Francisco State and Columbia University business school in multiple occasions.

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