Benchmark tested, market proven

Vanguard Software introduced its first product for decision support analysis in 1995 to help organizations make more informed decisions. Vanguard Software has continued to push the boundaries with analytics, machine learning, statistical forecasting, and artificial intelligence. 

By working with market leaders from across the Fortune 100 to the midmarket, Vanguard Software has developed the most advanced and accurate planning solution in the world. With a global network of partners and a market-leading, cloud-based mesh network, customers and analysts alike are impressed with Vanguard Software.

Today, companies across every major industry and from more than 60 countries rely on Vanguard planning solutions. This global presence stems from our commitment to solution innovation, customer support, and responsible management. The products and services you rely on today will evolve, without service disruption, as your needs and process maturity levels grow.

Known today as leaders in probabilistic planning enabled through Monte Carlo simulation, Vanguard Software remains at the vanguard of innovation.

Rob Suggs

Rob Suggs

CEO

Rob is Vanguard’s founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Darden. Prior to founding Vanguard in 1995, Rob built a career in technology strategy, assessing the risks and opportunities of emerging technologies to guide C-level decisions. Today, Rob directly manages all research and development activities at Vanguard in addition to his role providing executive leadership and oversight.

Neal Goffman

Neal Goffman

Chief Operations Officer

Goffman has over 15 years of experience in the SaaS industry, taking products through the entire cycle from concept to delivery. Before joining Vanguard, Goffman contributed to several successful start-up exits and he was an innovation leader at IBM, overseeing delivery of IBM Watson projects for the public sector, including such domains as artificial intelligence, machine learning, predictive analytics, and advanced analytics.

Brian Lewis

Brian Lewis

Executive Vice President

Brian has over 15 years of experience in predictive planning, advanced analytics, and supply chain optimization. Prior to joining Vanguard, Brian worked at Ford Motor Company and UPS. He has a PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a MSE in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan, and a BS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley.

Eric Manzon

Eric Manzon

Vice President

Eric has been providing forecasting and custom solutions to Vanguard customers for over a decade, with over 25 years of experience architecting, designing, and developing solutions for large scale businesses. He has worked as a consultant for IBM, Oracle, and BEA to numerous customers including Kodak, The Hartford, Blue Cross, CBS, and more. Eric has a MS in Computer Science from Clemson University and a BA in Computer Studies from Northwestern University.

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Amy King

VP of Marketing

Ashley Epler

Ashley Epler

Business Analyst

Avi Falek

Avi Falek

Director of Solutions Architecture

Ben Fitzgerald

Ben Fitzgerald

Software Engineer

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Bob Joyce

Senior Business Analyst

Bojan Poluga

Bojan Poluga

Inside Sales Executive

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Cecilia Wong

Marketing Intern

Connie Wong

Connie Wong

Marketing Analyst

Corne Rutherford

Corné Rutherford

Senior Trainer

Edward Macey

Ed Macey

Senior Project Manager

Ian Lloyd

Ian Lloyd

Marketing Analyst

James Walker

James Walker

Senior Software Engineer

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Jeff Heinz

Senior Business Analyst, Supply Chain SME

Jessie Luchsinger

Jessie Luchsinger

Senior Business Analyst

Joe Melton

Joe Melton

Senior Software Engineer

Jordan Jahja

Jordan Jahja

Software Engineer

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Jordan Lewis

Implementation Engineer

Jose Medina

Jose Medina

Systems & Security Engineer

Julie Carlino

Julie Carlino

Technical Writer

Kaitlin Suggs

Kaitlin Suggs

Digital Media Producer

Kat Franklin-Kent

Kat Franklin-Kent

Business Office Manager

Kyle Trainor

Kyle Trainor

Implementation Engineer

Lori Power

Lori Power

Senior Project Manager

Luke Collins

Luke Collins

Inside Sales Executive

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Marie Cross

Client Partner

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Michael Hargroder

Sales Engineer

Nate Myles

Nate Myles

Account Executive

Nate Reynolds

Nate Reynolds

Software Engineer

Nathan Goldstein

Nathan Goldstein

Director of Channel Management

Rob Jordan

Rob Jordan

Inside Sales Executive

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Roger Russell

Implementation Engineer

Shawn Witham

Shawn Witham

Senior Software Engineer

Stephen Hicks

Stephen Hicks

Account Executive

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Subhajit Guha

Project Manager

Susan Davis

Susan Davis

Senior Accountant

Tina Kasic

Tina Kasic

Project Manager

Ty McDuffie

Ty McDuffie

Project Manager

Wor Thongthai

Wor Thongthai

Software Engineer

Zak Broddle

Zak Broddle

Implementation Engineer

Careers

Sales & Marketing

VP of Marketing

Responsibilities:

  • Build and enhance recognition of Vanguard brand and solutions.
  • Work closely with the COO to define, implement, and manage Vanguard’s marketing strategy for optimal performance and results.
  • Craft messaging and positioning in the market; conduct competitive and market analysis to determine and highlight Vanguard’s key differentiators.
  • Build, further develop, and leverage relationships with industry media to evangelize the VANGUARD brand, mission, and movement in the market.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to plan, create, and launch creative campaigns and compelling stories around VANGUARD announcements and initiatives that resonate with audiences.
  • Lead customer-centric thinking and craft programs to meet those target markets.
  • Establish goals and create strategy for meeting marketing deliverables and metrics; work with marketing directors to establish team and individual goals and metrics.
  • Attend and speak at industry events to evangelize the VANGUARD brand.
  • Work closely with COO and sales team to enhance and align efforts.
  • Be an effective leader and ensure all marketing programs are successful, metrics-driven, and goal-oriented.
  • Manage existing marketing team and develop a multi-year plan for the team’s evolution.

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Vanguard Software Corporation Headquarters

5000 Centregreen Way

Cary, NC 27513

Proven performance

Billion dollars in forecasts managed

Countries wordwide

Customers from small businesses to global industry leaders

What our clients have to say

Joachim Schwarzkopf MBA, PhD

Senior Portfolio Manager, Novartis – Vaccines & Diagnostics

"We are making strategic decisions that have long-term impacts on our business. Without Vanguard, we would not have the visibility and analysis we need to make the right decisions."

Ana Rodriguez

Director, Enterprise Applications and Integrations

"Vanguard has enabled Skullcandy to be more automated and calculated with our Demand Planning. The usability and thorough on-boarding and configuration process offered by Vanguard enabled us to completely migrate from our historical software very quickly"

Brent Phillips

Director of Demand Planning at Traeger Grills

“Our team selected Vanguard Software because we believe they are the best solution for our current demand planning needs and future supply planning needs.”

Renee Thomas Jacobs

CEO, Buy Auto Parts

"From the first time we loaded our data into Vanguard, we've been happy with the results. Between heightening our understanding of sales cycle curves, the immense flexibility, and responsiveness of the platform, and providing a single view of all items and categories, we've had a very positive experience."

Jim Cafferty

Lead Evaluator for Winzer

“One vendor stood head and shoulders above the others through the process — Vanguard Software. Vanguard consistently worked harder and provided more tangible, high-quality data and answers to questions than any other competitor.”

Vijay Ramadoss

IT Technical & Management Expert

"Vanguard is really easy to use and allows you to quickly pull demand data to use to support the business. Vanguard’s staff is always willing to help out with any question/concern I have about the system/information. Vanguard’s onsite training was extremely beneficial to help learn the tricks of the tool."

Geoffrey Taylor

Logistics and Inventory Manager, AFT Pharmaceuticals

"We looked for a software which could deliver the necessary requirement for our business and allows for customization. Vanguard has that capability and proven to be a reliable software, with a good supporting team behind it."

Cameron Yee

Business Analytics Manager, Buy Auto Parts

"After reviewing five different forecast systems, Vanguard excelled in all our requirements. Vanguard has great visualization and interface tools to assist with Ad-hoc and strategic analysis. The ability to measure statistical forecast accuracy greatly adds merit to the competency of the system. What really sold us was the exceptional customer service support to maximize the full potential of the software."

David White

Business Intelligence Manager, Endeavour

"After the initial Pre Sales demonstrations to our prospects, the most common statement is not whether they wanted to go ahead, it is when should we start the trial."

Ewelina Piasecka

Demand Planning Manager, Sensata Technologies

"Vanguard brought massive, positive improvements to purchasing, confidence, and stock reduction. Their system helped us stabilize production. That saved us money, but it also enabled us to grow the business more sustainably. Instead of managing spikes in demand, we achieved much greater stability in production scheduling and fulfillment."

Curt Mason

Financial Analyst, Francesca's

"We use Vanguard to effectively create and distribute sales plans to our field leadership to help them manage their business units."

Dave Palew

Director of Supply Chain, Aurobindo Pharma USA

"At its core, Vanguard Forecast Server is a user-friendly forecast generator with powerful analytical tools and easy-to-read reports. As users become more adept with the system, their ability to manage and manipulate forecasts increases tremendously. The results are consistently more accurate forecasts, time and again, and better forecast accuracy leads directly to a better bottom line for our business."

Marcia Ferrill

Assistant Director, Planning and Development – Kansas Department of Transportation

"Vanguard's forecasting process makes us so much more effective as an agency, especially when every dollar really counts."

Patty Thompson

Sr. Accountant, SDOT

"South Dakota DOT had heard from another State DOT about how they forecast their cash, and because we had been looking for that type of system, we spoke with that agency and decided to inquire about getting a similar system tweaked to fit our needs."

Tim Oligmueller

Director of Business Intelligence, Keen Footwear

"The reason I chose Vanguard was the quality of the pre-sales support and assistance in setting up a proof of concept with our actual data. While functionality was similar between all the choices your team and immediate sales support are what closed the deal."

Chris Patterson

Demand Planning Manager, Natrol

"Vanguard is a premier forecasting tool for businesses of all sizes. The data flexibility, reporting tools, continuous support is why we chose Vanguard over other software solutions."

Carl Turner

Vice President of Supply Chain, Mayne Pharma

"Our company grew rapidly with the acquisition of a large number of products that more than doubled our SKU (stock-keeping units) base. We were implementing a robust Sales and Operations (S&OP) process and needed a tool to assist our team in forecasting demand. We evaluated multiple solutions and continued to return to Vanguard based on their solution and the quality of their design and support team. Since implementing Vanguard we have seen a substantial improvement in our forward-looking forecast as measured by our Mean Absolute Percentage Error. We are confident we made the right selection in choosing Vanguard."

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