Meet our Leadership Team

Our board of directors and executive leaders drive a culture of innovation at Invent Analytics. With decades of experience and retail industry knowledge, they come together to make a difference for retailers around the globe.

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Board of Directors

Gurhan Kok

Prof. Gurhan Kok

Founder & CEO

Gürhan Kök founded Invent Analytics in 2013 to build advanced-analytics products for the retail industry. Prior to Invent, Gürhan was a tenured faculty member at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.  He received his Ph.D. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 2003.

Jiri Nechleba

Jiri Nechleba

Board Member

Jiri Nechleba brings 40 years of executive experience applying advanced science to businesses with extensive work in retail, CPG and financial services.

Michelle Gloeckler

Michelle Gloeckler

Advisory Board Member

Michelle Gloeckler is a retail and consumer goods executive with 30+ years of P&L experience and results. She held executive roles at Walmart and The Hershey Company and is currently a Board Member at BJ's Wholesale Club.

Felipe Caro

Prof. Felipe Caro

Scientific Advisor

Felipe Caro is Professor of Decision, Operations, and Technology Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He developed analytical models with demand learning for the problems faced by fast-fashion retailers. This led to an ongoing collaboration with global apparel retailer Zara that made him a Franz Edelman Laureate in 2009.

Executive Leaders

Ozgur Karabulut

Ozgur Karabulut

Head of Solutions, Partner

For more than 15 years, Ozgur has been managing international projects in the retail industry. He is a supply chain and pricing expert implementing analytics and AI-based solutions.

Steve Durham

Steve Durham

Sales Director

Steve Durham has over 25 years of industry experience as a sales executive and manager representing leading application software and information technology companies.

Bob Ferraro

Bob Ferraro

Sales Director

Bob has 25+ years of experience selling, designing and delivering strategic solutions to retailers and manufacturers in the Consumer Product Goods (CPG) industry.

Leah Sells

Leah Sells

Sales Director

Leah is a supply chain software professional in the retail industry. She partners with customers as a trusted advisor to present solutions that map directly to strategic business needs and solve business challenges using technology as an enabler.

Mustafa Sahin

Mustafa Sahin

Head of Algorithm, Partner

Mustafa has more than 15 years of experience in enabling analytical solutions for variety of companies using mathematical models and machine learning algorithms.

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Dave Leonard

Client Services Director

Dave has more than 15 years of experience developing and delivering software solutions for retailers, in both technology and client services roles.                                                 

Aret Çilingir

Aret Cilingir

Head of Client Services, Partner

Aret brings to Invent Analytics 20+ years of working experience in retail industry, including six years in management consulting.                                     

Koray Parkin

Koray Parkin

Inventory Solutions Director

Since 2013, Koray has been a key part of Invent’s product development. He brings expertise in forecasting, data analysis, algorithm development, and inventory optimization.

Özgür Sivrikaya

Ozgur Sivrikaya

Pricing Solutions Director

Ozgur has 10 years of experience designing and developing advanced analytical solutions for businesses using machine learning algorithms and mathematical models.

Ozge Basoglu

Ozge Basoglu

Head of Finance

Ozge has 20 years of experience in finance, M&A advisory, legal affairs, and partnership management. As Head of Finance, she leads Invent Analytics’ financial operations and business strategy while supporting the company to grow and scale its operations effectively.

Burçin Yiğit

Burcin Yigit Sengul

HR Director

Burçin serves as Invent Analytics’ HR Director, bringing over 20 years of HR experience to the team. Her areas of expertise include process analysis, restructuring, institutionalization, HRM, quality management, career and talent management, corporate communications in technology and start up companies.