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Don Hicks

CEO & Founder

Donald A. (Don) Hicks is the CEO and founder of Optilogic, the new leader in supply chain design. Don’s passion for software technology development and applying scientific and engineering methods to solve complex supply chain problems has made an indelible impact in the software industry as well as companies around the world. He is best known for founding LLamasoft, a supply chain modeling, optimization, and analytics solution in 1998, which later sold for $1.5 billion. In 2015, while CEO of LLamasoft, Don led the acquisition of Barloworld’s Supply Chain Software Division and IBM’s LogicTools supply chain applications business unit.

In addition to making his mark in the supply chain technology market, Don founded a biotech software company called DNA Software. Don later established Saganworks, an Ann Arbor based tech firm that provides a 3D immersive experience used in museums, galleries, and a range of other industries.

Don graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and served as an officer in the US Army’s field artillery branch in Germany.