Management Team


Management Team

Simparel®'s success and unprecedented results are attributed to our management team's 70 years of collective experience in helping apparel and other fashion related companies meet and exceed their business process goals, maximizing the ROI on their investment. Our team possesses the critical insight required for understanding the unique challenges facing companies from both an Operations and Information Systems perspective, and delivers fashion software solutions that match the unique business needs of our customers.


Roberto Mangual

Roberto Mangual, President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Mangual is President and CEO of Simparel, Inc., a leading information technology developer that provides next-generation solutions for the fashion and consumer goods industries. Since his appointment at the start of 2016, he has overseen a significant turnaround of the company as sales rose 40% in 2016 and another 30% during the first half of 2017. Simparel’s ERP, PLM, and Shop Floor Control products are considered the best in the industry and are supported by unparalleled project management and client servicing.

Mr. Mangual has been with Simparel for over 5 years. He served as COO from 2012-2015. Mr. Mangual fervently believes that Simparel’s combination of people and products allow the company to stand apart from competitors that are burdened with legacy-laden products built on outdated technologies. Previously, he was SVP of Operations and CIO for leading intimate apparel manufacturer Richard Leeds International.

Mr. Mangual is a prominent industry executive with deep experience producing extraordinary results. He has also earned industry designations as Project Management Professional (PMP) and is a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner.

For over 10 years he has donated his time and resources to the “Pajama Program”, working with a NYC charity focusing on children’s reading programs. A true renaissance man, Mr. Mangual is also:

  • a founding member of Baila Society, an internationally renowned Salsa Dance Company, teaching and performing internationally
  • a custom car designer and builder, fabricator, welder and painter
  • on iTunes where the music he has written, composed, played and sang was released
  • trains in Muay Thai, a martial arts program designed for fitness and self-defense
  • maintains a regimented lifestyle of healthy eating and exercising.
  • Simparel CTO Ken Fearnley

    Ken Fearnley, Chief Technology Officer

    20 years of senior leadership roles directing the strategy, development and support of PLM, CRM and R&D software applications. Former Director of Global IT, PLM Application Services for Johnson & Johnson and Director of R&D at Dassault Systemes, Ken has led software development in the Fashion Technology, Discrete Manufacturing and Life Sciences industries.

    Simparel VP John Robinson

    John Robinson, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

    30 years of fashion and retail business and technology experience. He previously served as Vice President of Apparel for Lectra (CAD/CAM/PLM), President of Visuality (B2B e-commerce), Vice President of Business Development at WGSN (trend forecasting), and Principal at POP-Market (B2B e-commerce).