Revitalizing the Rust Belt and bringing creative innovation to manufacturers everywhere.
There are no Silicon Valley celebrities on our leadership team. We operate out of Pittsburgh, a city rich in manufacturing history and a modern day center of technology innovation. Many of us worked together at FreeMarkets, where we helped pioneer novel approaches to strategic sourcing during the dotcom heyday. We have banded together at Directworks with a singular focus: to create sourcing solutions focused on the complex needs of global manufacturers.
Greg provides guidance for all company operations and works closely with the leadership team to set the strategic direction of Directworks. He brings more than 25 years of experience in enterprise software, strategic sourcing, manufacturing, and supply chain operations to his position.
Before becoming President in 2011, Greg was the EVP of Sales and Marketing at Directworks. Prior to joining Directworks, Greg was a Director at Tenzing Consulting, where he led supply chain transformation engagements at Fortune 500 and private-equity portfolio companies. Greg’s enterprise software experience includes sales and operations roles at SmartOps, the market leader in enterprise inventory optimization solutions, and FreeMarkets (Ariba/SAP), the pioneer in global B2B e-sourcing solutions. Greg’s early career included manufacturing leadership roles at GE and PPG. Greg holds a BS in Engineering from Alfred University.
Outside of work, Greg serves as a Director on the Community Leadership Board for the American Diabetes Association of Western Pennsylvania. In his spare time, you can find Greg stealing away to the beach with his family, perfecting his grilling skills, and pursuing his passions for high performance cars and classic rock music.
Chief Technology Officer
As Chief Technology Officer for Directworks, Michele leads all activities related to new product development, standards compliance, and the technology roadmap. She has a passion for delivering innovative technical solutions that help customers reach a higher level of performance.
With over 25 years of experience, Michele is a proven software and technology leader. She was part of the technology team at eSourcing pioneer FreeMarkets, where she helped develop its self-service strategic sourcing solution, which was licensed by more than 160 Global 1000 companies across six continents. Prior to joining the leadership team at Directworks, Michele held technology leadership roles developing and implementing enterprise software at companies such as Sungard Recovery Services and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Michele holds a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science from The Pennsylvania State University.
In Michele’s spare time she likes to cook, entertain and often you will find Michele at basketball, soccer and baseball games with her two sons and husband.
Vice President of Sales
Tim's ability to build and manage Directworks' sales team and solidify partnerships with customers is driven by his infectious passion and optimism. Tim is responsible for all commercial operations and driving company growth through customer acquisition. Since joining Directworks in 2006, Tim has established many of the customer partnerships that are the foundation of Directworks' success today.
Tim has more than 12 years of experience in supply chain solution sales, and has worked in both direct sales and account management roles. He has worked almost exclusively with the discrete manufacturing industry; including Fortune 500 customers in the Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, Consumer Products, and Diversified Manufacturing industries. Prior to Directworks, Tim worked for supply chain software solution providers Ariba, First Index and FreeMarkets. Tim began his career as an engineer for US Department of Defense research organizations including the Naval Research Laboratory and the Naval Surface Warfare Center.
Vice President of Finance
With more than 20 years of experience in finance and accounting, Joe is the driving force behind all financial and business operations at Directworks, making sure the company has the resources it needs to flourish. Joe is committed to keeping the company growing and financially healthy.
Most recently, Joe served as Senior Vice President at ATM Corporation of America. In this role, Joe honed his management style, allowing his 135 employees to 'own' their job and rally around a common goal. Prior to working at ATM, Joe held numerous strategic and leadership positions at companies such as Marconi, FORE Systems, and Federated Investors.
Taking inspiration from his favorite movie, Slapshot, Joe was a member of the 1985-1986 Pennsylvania State Hockey Championship Team, and was also a linesman in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) and a referee in the Roller Hockey International League (RHI). Joe holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting & Management Information Systems from Duquesne University.