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DAN PAHOMI

TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVE

About Dan

I help software companies grow.
A proven leader that brings more than 20 years experience in designing, building and selling intelligent enterprise & SaaS software for retailers, manufacturers and brands. Domain expertise in solutions that relate to the planning, management, analysis and optimization of pricing and promotions. Created and managed big data, AI/ML analytic solutions for large sets of data. Founding member in seven technology start-ups, five of which were acquired.

SPECIALTIES

Product Strategy
Enterprise & SaaS Software
Advertising & Marketing
Price & Promotion Solutions
Promotion Optimization
Data Analytics & AI/ML Solutions

Experience

I have been fortunate to work with innovative companies over the years in a variety of roles including Product Strategy, Product Management, Professional Services, Operations, Legal, Sales, Pre-Sales, Marketing and Alliance Management. With this broad experience, I help companies grow and create compelling products  that attract acquisition prospects.

Cognira

VP Product Strategy & Marketing

2019 – 2020

Responsible for product strategy and marketing of Cognira’s innovative AI enabled solutions. Created the Cognira Promotion Suite including Planning, Effectiveness and Optimization. Set the go-to-market strategy and hired the resources needed to build, market and sell the solutions.

  • Delivered product from concept to MVP in 4 months
  • Engaged customers to validate the design and build of the solution
  • Created product launch marketing campaign

JustEnough

(acquired by Mi9 Retail)

GM & VP Product Strategy

2011 – 2018

Oversight of the product strategy, product operations and management of Price, Promotions and Markdown solutions of the JustEnough product suite, including product management, development, pre-sales and consulting. Also responsible for the Analytics and Data Science roadmap.

Created the next-generation Promotion Planning System. Responsible for entire product lifecycle, including Product Strategy, Product Management, Sales and Implementation. Helped grow the company by 275%.

  • Assembled the team and created the Promotion Management system
  • Sold and implemented the solution at large US and International retailers, including, Best Buy & Nike
  • Negotiated all legal contracts with customers and partners
  • Successfully increased software prices 10x
  • Successfully increased consulting rates by over 50%

DemandTec

(acquired by IBM – now Acoustic)

Vice President, Retail Solutions

2009 – 2011

Led the transition and integration teams following the merger of Connect3 with DemandTec. Responsible for all aspects of the product line covering the entire DemandTec End-to-End Promotion Management  solution, including Promotion Planning & Execution, Deal Management and Promotion Optimization. Set the strategy for internal and external communication, new product launches, product direction and sales strategy.

  • Played a key role in the acquisition of new accounts by the combined company, including the largest contract in the history of the company ($25M+).
  • Created new product lines and consolidated existing products into logical solutions.
  • Successfully integrated the product lines along with sales and operations of the two companies in record time after the merger.

Connect3

(acquired by DemandTec)

Executive Vice President and COO

1995 – 2009

As one of the founders of Connect3 Systems, Inc., I was responsible for Connect3’s strategy, product development and general & administrative functions. In addition, provided direction and oversight for the Product Marketing, Sales, Pre-Sales, Development and Customer Service organizations. Provided strategic guidance for the future direction of the products and the organization. Cultivated and maintained key third-party alliances.

  • Successfully grew the company to a level that attracted acquisition prospects.
  • Directed the due-diligence process during the acquisition.
  • Acquired new customers, including: Home Depot, Best Buy, Office Depot, Ace Hardware, Stop & Shop
  • Expanded the customer base to Europe and Africa.

CLIENTS

A partial list of some of the great companies that I have personally worked with:

  • Academy Sports
  • Ace Hardware
  • Belk
  • Big 5 Sporting Goods
  • Best Buy
  • Bon-Ton
  • BrandsMart
  • Clas Olhson
  • Do It Best
  • Giant Eagle
  • H.E.B.
  • Holland & Barrett
  • Home Depot
  • JC Penney
  • JoAnn Stores
  • Nike
  • Office Depot
  • PC Richard
  • Pep Boys
  • Petco
  • Shaw’s Supermarkets
  • Shopko
  • Sodimac Chile
  • Spartan Stores
  • Sports Authority
  • Stop & Shop
  • Target
  • The Source Canada
  • Toys R Us Canada
  • True Value
  • Westlake Hardware
  • Williams Sonoma
  • WH Smith

Projects

Innovation is key in growing both personally and professionally. These are some of the projects I have been involved in either as a founder, co-founder or investor.

Acquired

Zunak

Social Advertising Platform

Acquired

Allvuz

Cloud Surveillance Solution

Acquired

Utilitas

Cloud utility analytics and smart bill management platform

Acquired

648 Group

Design and development of mobile, web and enterprise apps

Closed

Circuspeed

Online platform for retailers to display weekly circulars

Closed

VP Factory

Cloud video platform

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