About Us2019-02-05T11:41:12-04:00

Our mission is to ‘up’ collaboration across the decentralized product value chain through the entire lifecycle.

People are the heart of products

And it takes a lot of people working together to go from an idea on a napkin to a thing on the shelf. But right now, working together is hard. Information is scattered, siloed, and lives in clunky tools that nobody likes.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. We’re a cloud PLM company that’s changing how teams work together. We’re making it so that everyone gets the data they need, exactly when they need it.

Our vision is a completely connected value chain, and our goal is to build the technology to get there. Because when collaboration thrives, good things happen.

Our values

We rally everything we do around our customers. It doesn’t matter if you’re in engineering, customer success, or sales — we’re here to solve their problems. We want Upchain to be the best part of their day.

We believe that everyone owns something, learning from the failures and celebrating the successes. Ownership eliminates finger pointing and excuses, and to us, is the only way to build a culture where failure isn’t just accepted, but encouraged. Because there’s no better way to learn than to fail.

Openness and honesty are how we do business. The very bones of our organization are based on being transparent about price, product, and function. Internally, it means it’s ok to say “I don’t know” — and it’s ok to ask for help.

Things should be simple. We strive to make Upchain the simplest part of our customer’s day, and we try to make working for Upchain simple for our team. That means having a culture of results, where output matters more than how often you punch in. It means being flexible and making your job work for your life. But mostly, it means that we trust our team. Because when you trust the people you work with, things get a whole lot simpler.

We find a lot of problems can be avoided if everyone remembers that people are, well, people. People respond to kindness, openness, fairness, and respect. We believe that the quality of the idea is more important than the title of the person it came from.

Collaboration means working together with lots of different people to get the job done. This also means lots of different perspectives and opinions — and yes, some heated conversations. But it also means that you get a better result at the end. By living our values of honesty, humanity, and transparency, we believe that people can come together to build something great, and form both professional and personal bonds along the way.

Our leaders

John Laslavic

John Laslavic

CEO and Founder

John is the CEO of Upchain. He’s a PLM and software veteran and for the last 25 years has been managing every single stage of software development and implementation projects. He’s helped some of the largest companies in the world, including Pratt & Whitney, Boeing, GM, BMW, Fiat, Sandvik, Husky, and, Magna.

Mike Vivaldi

Mike Vivaldi

Chief Financial Officer

As Upchain’s CFO, Mike’s goal is to use finance to support and ultimately fuel company growth. For over 20 years, Mike has been leading the finance function in all types of high growth companies, from fledging startups to both private and public equity backed organizations. With ample experience raising capital, completing acquisitions, and scaling finance Mike is well positioned to help Upchain reach its full potential.

Michael Aronzon

Michael Aronzon

Chief Technology Officer

In his role as Chief Technology Officer, Michael is laser-focused on delivering the best customer experience through creative and solid technology that drives the product to new heights.

Michael leads every aspect of product development, from product management and architecture to quality control and DevOps / cloud operations. Over the past 20 years, he’s developed a deep expertise spanning SaaS, mobile, security, hardware / firmware, and large-scale enterprise applications.

In addition to his development chops, Michael has built and led product development teams from startup to enterprise scale and continues to grow Upchain’s development capabilities every single day.

Shradha Mittal

Shradha Mittal

Head of People & Culture

As Head of People & Culture, Shradha leads people strategy and development at Upchain. From talent acquisition to career growth and training, she makes sure the right processes, policies and people are in place to help Upchain scale.

She brings over 15 years of experience supporting executive leadership at high-growth startups and tech companies to help them scale to their potential. She excels at using her imagination and experience to build teams that can meet future growth objectives and business goals, and executing her vision via consistent and rigorous engagement with the business teams she supports.

She cares deeply about people, and channels this care through passionate commitment to Upchain’s product, culture, vision, and goals.

Plus a whole lot of others

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