SOURCE: Lavante


August 30, 2011 09:03 ET

Lavante Names Vinay Ambekar Senior Vice President of Engineering

Leading Provider of On-Demand Supplier Management Solutions Adds 25-Year Engineering Veteran and SaaS Expert to Its Executive Team

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 30, 2011) - Lavante, the leading provider of on-demand supplier management solutions, including recovery auditing and supplier information management, today announced that it has named seasoned engineering veteran Vinay Ambekar to the position of Senior Vice President of Engineering. With over 25 years of experience in building software development teams for companies including Oracle, Conformia Software and i2 Technologies, Amekar will drive the engineering and development strategy for the award winning innovator of SaaS-based recovery auditing and supplier information management solutions.

"Vinay's tremendous depth and breadth of expertise in software engineering strategy and processes, specifically for cloud-based solutions, combined with his experience leading high performance teams will have a positive impact on our continued growth," said Joe Flynn, founder and CEO, Lavante. "We are pleased to have him join the Lavante leadership team as we continue to infuse our technology solutions with the innovation and vision that delivers dramatic results for our customers."

Reporting directly to Flynn, Ambekar will drive product strategy, engineering and development efforts for the technology-driven SaaS solution provider that has rapidly become the technology leader in the profit recovery and supplier information management market.

Ambekar brings with him over 25 years of experience in building software development teams and developing enterprise-wide SaaS, web-based and client-server products. He has a proven track record of applying a strong combination of technical, business and management skills to translate marketing vision into successful products. His experience includes leading the engineering vision at both large enterprises, most recently as VP - Product Development position at Oracle, as well as successful technology start-ups, including VP Engineering at Conformia Software and VP Supplier Relationship Management Products Development at i2 Technologies. He is well-versed in enterprise integration, product life cycle management, data warehousing methodologies, and supply chain management solutions.

"With a history of innovation and a passion for helping companies drive dollars to their bottom line, Lavante is a company ripe for growth," said Ambekar. "I look forward to leveraging the technology achievements and success that Lavante has had to date to drive new cloud-based products and solutions into the market."

About Lavante
Lavante is the leader in on-demand supplier management solutions, including recovery audit and supplier information management applications. Built with advanced, patented technology, Lavante delivers to the financial arena a new standard in efficient technology-driven solutions that allow companies to quickly drive dollars to the bottom line, improve supplier communications, and assure high supplier data quality. Lavante solutions are deployed across Fortune 1000 enterprises including the hospitality, retail, entertainment, manufacturing, and medical industries. Headquartered in San Jose, California, Lavante is privately held and was founded in 2001. For more information please visit

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