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Revitalizing the Rust Belt and bringing creative innovation to manufacturers everywhere

Directworks operates 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 deliver better  supplier engagement solutions that  enable manufacturers to develop, launch and deliver more profitable products.

Greg Anderson

Greg Anderson

President

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.

Michelle Myers

Michele Myers

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.

Dale Gilardi

Dale Gilardi

Chief Financial Officer

Dale, our Chief Financial Officer, brings over 20 years of accounting and finance experience. Dale is responsible for all accounting, reporting and financial matters for the company. In addition, Dale oversees all legal and human resource aspects of Directworks.

Before joining the Directworks executive team, Dale spent nine years as the CFO of TriStar Investors, Inc., a venture backed startup in the wireless infrastructure industry. Dale was part of the management team that built and scaled TriStar into a valuable business that ultimately exited through a strategic acquisition. Prior to TriStar, Dale served as the CFO of a large staffing and solutions IT company. During his career, Dale has grown small companies, built finance and human resource departments and participated in several venture capital equity raises. Earlier in his career Dale was in the Audit practice of KPMG. Dale is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Pennsylvania. Dale graduated from Duquesne University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

Dale is a lifelong resident of Pittsburgh. He enjoys spending time outside of work with his wife and three children.

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