Dr. Calvin Lee is a distinguished applied mathematician with more than 30 years of experience in successfully tackling complex projects that require operations research, statistics, and other quantitative techniques. He serves on the Blue Ridge advisory board and provides scientific research and application development guidance.

Dr. Lee has extensive experience with optimization challenges within demand networks, and he has held executive leadership positions with enterprise organizations and early-stage software companies. Most recently, he was Vice President of Science and Customer Innovation at Acosta TrueDemand where he led a team of mathematical scientists in researching and developing innovative solutions for manufacturers and retailers.

Prior to Acosta TrueDemand, he served as Vice President and Chief Scientist at Evant/Manhattan Associates where he directed all scientific research and development in support of supply chain optimization product offerings. His background also includes senior leadership, management and consulting roles for McKesson, where he was Vice President of Operations Research. His supply chain experience includes leadership roles in retail merchandising (Webvan) and in transportation (Southern Pacific).

Dr. Lee has held adjunct faculty positions at several Bay Area universities teaching statistics, operations management, and management science. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics (Operations Research) from the University of California, Berkeley.