Business Analytics Professional Joins SignalDemand as VP Product Management

Ryan Leask blends business and technology expertise.

May 29, 2013, 03:01 ET from SignalDemand

SAN FRANCISCO, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SignalDemand®, the leader in predictive analytics and optimization for commodity-based value chains, today announced that Ryan Leask has joined the company as Vice President of Product Management.



Mr. Leask comes to SignalDemand with more than twelve years of experience in enterprise analytics.  He was most recently vice president of product management at SAP Labs, where he was building new applications that leveraged big data platforms, graph analytics, machine learning capabilities, and advanced data visualization. In his new position, Mr. Leask will be responsible for overseeing and influencing SignalDemand's next-generation of cutting edge predictive analytics and optimization solutions.

"At SignalDemand we are always striving to maximize the value we offer our commodities-based manufacturing customers through our predictive analytics and optimization solutions," said Mark Tice, SignalDemand's chief executive officer.  "We look forward to Ryan's leadership as we chart the product future of the company to ensure that we are meeting our customers' needs. We're very committed to our partnership with SAP, and expect that Ryan's background with the company will be helpful in making our partnership as productive and mutually beneficial as possible for both SAP and SignalDemand. We are very pleased to welcome Ryan onto the SignalDemand team."

Leask has deep experience in all the major categories of business analytics, including business intelligence, data warehousing, enterprise performance management, enterprise information management, big data technologies, and predictive applications. While at SAP, he held several positions leading different product portfolios, and had been responsible for SAP's overall technology strategy in the area of Data and Analytics. 

"By combining public and corporate data with sophisticated predictive analytics, SignalDemand has been able to solve some very challenging problems for commodity-based manufacturers," said Leask. "I am incredibly excited to be joining the team, and look forward to playing a part in using data and analytics to help revolutionize manufacturing."

About SignalDemand
SignalDemand provides predictive analytics and optimization SaaS solutions for commodity-based value chains. Through on-demand software and services, SignalDemand delivers real-time recommendations to help make complex price, mix, supply and purchasing decisions across products, customers, channels and suppliers.

SignalDemand's recognition includes being named a finalist among Red Herring's Top 100 North America most promising private technology ventures in 2013, a "Cool Vendor" in Gartner's "Cool Vendors in Manufacturing" Report, and SignalDemand was the only on-demand pricing company recognized by JMP Securities' "Hot 100" list of private companies. Companies such as BJs, Cargill, ConAgra, Fonterra, Hormel, JBS, Sobeys, and Teys Brothers rely on SignalDemand for immediate and ongoing improvement of financial performance.  For more information, please visit

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