"Iasta's dynamic approach to strategic sourcing technology is exactly what Yankee Candle was looking for in a solution. Our sourcing team will now be able to achieve our savings goals and perform at more proficient levels due in part to the SmartSource application." -- Yankee Candle
For more than a decade, the Iasta leadership team has shared the same goal: to equip our clients with the tools, processes and industry-leading support to become best-in-class purchasing organizations. Our leadership team maintains a client-focused growth and innovation strategy, which has been recognized by industry analysts across the globe. Today, our leadership team is widely considered as thought leaders and innovators in strategic sourcing and business intelligence.
Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Dave is responsible for the global business development and corporate growth strategy of Iasta. He and his fellow co-founders, Todd Epple and Jason Treida, started Iasta in 2000 primarily focusing on fully managed auctions to help companies yield significant cost savings. Today, Iasta has transformed into a top provider of best-in-class spend management solutions and services for procurement organizations around the world.
Dave is a multiple year honoree of the "Pros to Know," awarded by the Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine. His growth, innovation and leadership was recognized in 2011 when Dave accepted the North American Product Line Strategy Award in the Strategic Sourcing Industry award by Frost & Sullivan, who's research philosophy originates with the CEO's 360 Degree PerspectiveTM. Dave is also widely recognized for his thought leadership in the sourcing world, having created the industry's first wiki, eSourcingWiki, and the industry leading blog, eSourcing Forum. Also, Dave offers his civic leadership by serving as the Chairman for the Business Administration Advisory Council of Ivy Tech College, and actively shares his expertise with the eSourcing community by speaking in Webinars, panel discussions and industry conferences.
Dave graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington and is a part of Butler University’s Corporate and Executive Education program.
Chief Operating Officer & Founder
Jason is responsible for the execution of Iasta’s company strategy and oversight of the Product Management, Product Support and Client Services groups. Jason is passionate about ensuring that all Iasta customers have the resources to operate best-in-class sourcing and procurement organizations.
Jason’s extensive experience and knowledge have been recognized industry-wide. He is a multiple-year winner of the “Pros to Know” award given annually by Supply and Demand Chain Executive. In addition to his global recognition by industry peers, Jason maintains a status as a thought leader in procurement locally and nationally. He regularly speaks at industry trade shows and universities about sourcing and procurement.
Jason received his degree in Business from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in Bloomington and participates in the Corporate and Executive Education program at Butler University.
Chief Financial Officer & Founder
Todd is responsible for the company’s financial strength and industry-leading technology. Under Todd’s leadership, Iasta has experienced double-digit growth every year since being founded in 2000. In addition to his financial responsibilities, Todd leads Iasta’s Product Development and Information Technology groups to ensure that Iasta’s customers receive best-in-class software in one of the industry’s most reliable cloud infrastructures.
Prior to his involvement at Iasta, Todd was a co-founder of EcoSearch Environmental Resources, Inc where he was responsible for the development of an industry-leading environmental GIS data warehouse. EcoSearch was eventually merged into Fidelity National Financial (NYSE: FNF) as a backbone of the environmental risk data delivery.
Todd received his degree in Finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in Bloomington and participates in the Corporate and Executive Education program at Butler University.
Chief Software Architect
Christopher has more than 12 years of experience in enterprise software architecture and is Iasta's visionary for the development of the SmartSource platform. As Iasta's first employee in 2001, Sansone designed the backbone of the SmartSource platform with attention to integrity, performance, and scalability. His efforts have ranked Iasta within Software Magazine's "Software 500" list of the world's foremost software providers.
Prior to Iasta, Christopher was the Chief Software Architect at EcoSearch Environmental Resources, where he led the development of the nation's first environmental risk XML web service.
Christopher received his degree in Business Management and Theology from Franciscan University in Ohio and is a Microsoft Certified Professional.
Vice President - Global Sales
Sean leads Iasta's sales organization to drive revenue growth across the globe. Sean is a veteran sales leader with over a decade of experience in the sourcing and procurement technology field. Prior to Iasta, Sean held merchandising and buying positions at Marks & Spencer Plc. where he became well versed in global sourcing operations. After expanding Iasta's presence in the European marketplace, Sean was promoted to Vice President of Global Sales in 2012.
Sean is a multiple-year winner of the “Pros to Know” award given annually by Supply and Demand Chain Executive magazine. Sean often shares his industry expertise by participating in industry Webinars and speaking at tradeshows and conferences in both the US and UK. In addition to his professional duties, Delaney is a Governor of a local education program in the UK with specific duties focused on fund raising and the educational requirements for children with special needs.
Sean is a graduate from the University of Portsmouth Business School with a 2:1 (Honors).