Former Governor of California
Former Governor of California
Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the most recognized individuals on the planet, having led an amazing life and achieving beyond his dreams in Hollywood, fitness, and public service. In an effort to give back to the country that allowed him to accomplish so much, Schwarzenegger ran for public office and was elected California’s 38th Governor.
As governor, Schwarzenegger worked with leaders of both major political parties to address the greatest challenges facing the state in a bold and historic manner. His leadership put California at the forefront of the nation in addressing climate change, pushing for the development of renewable energies, rebuilding critical infrastructure, investing in stem cell research, and putting in place health care and political reforms.
Since leaving office in 2011, he has continued to promote state and local clean energy efforts by founding the non-profit R20: Regions of Climate Action. Additionally, in 2013, he established the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy, devoted to seeking bipartisan solutions to environmental, economic, and other public policy issues. He serves as chair of the think-tank’s board and also holds a public policy professorship at the school.
Schwarzenegger has combined his love of global issues and entertainment to serve as executive producer and correspondent on Showtime’s Emmy winning climate change docu-series, YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY.
Most recently, Schwarzenegger starred in the critically-acclaimed independent drama Maggie and the global box office hit Terminator: Genisys, reprising one of his most famous roles as the Terminator.
Fireside Chat with Arnold Schwarzenegger
Chief Executive Officer | Coupa
Chief Executive Officer | Coupa
Rob is the Chief Executive Officer of Coupa, and drives the company’s strategy and execution. Rob has over two decades experience in the business software industry. He came to Coupa from SuccessFactors, where he ran Global Product Marketing & Management, as a member of the executive management team, as the company scaled from an early start up to a successful public company. Prior to that, Rob directed Product Management at Siebel Systems, where he helped build Siebel ERM into one of the company’s fastest growing product lines. Rob also did a stint in management consulting at McKinsey & Company, and spent four years at Accenture, where he focused on global SAP systems implementations.
New York Times best-selling author, adventurer,
explorer, and mountaineer
First American Women's Everest Expedition Team Captain & Author of The New York Times Bestseller "On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Everest and Other Extreme Environments"
Unleash your potential in today’s competitive business environment with unconventional leadership concepts that the MBA experience and corporate America can’t – and won’t – teach you from Alison Levine.
Alison served as team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, climbed the Seven Summits and skied to the North and South Poles. A history-making adventurer who also spent time in the business world, she has survived sub-zero temperatures, hurricane-force winds and sudden avalanches – and that was while climbing the corporate ladder!
In her New York Times best-selling book, “On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Everest and Other Extreme Environments,” Alison asserts that the principles that apply to the world of extreme adventure also apply to demanding business environments. A former part-time faculty member at West Point, Alison understands what it takes to lead teams through challenging situations.
On stage, she uses stunning imagery from her various expeditions to demonstrate how progress can be made going backward, why egos are a good thing, and how complacency can kill you. One of today's most in-demand speakers, she inspires audiences to push themselves further than they ever thought possible.
Chairman and Former CEO | DocuSign
Chairman and Former CEO | DocuSign
Keith Krach is a Silicon Valley innovator, known for building high-performance companies, leading them to successful public offerings, and driving sustained shareholder value. He led the creation of the categories of Business-to-Business (B2B) Electronic Commerce, Mechanical Design Synthesis, eSignature and Digital Transaction Management (DTM), and is recognized as an early pioneer in the robotics industry.
As Chairman and former CEO of DocuSign, Krach spearheaded its transformation from a startup to the global powerhouse it is today. Under his leadership, DocuSign became a verb and built the DocuSign Global Trust Network, which comprises more than 320,000 companies and 300 million users in 188 countries.
Keith graduated from Purdue in 1979 with a degree in Industrial Engineering on a General Motors Scholarship. After Purdue, Keith attended Harvard Business School on another GM fellowship and then became GM’s youngest-ever Vice President at the age of 26.
Keith later moved to Silicon Valley to build multiple game-changing companies from the ground up, including Rasna, which created a new methodology for optimizing mechanical designs, and Ariba, which is credited with creating B2B e-commerce. Krach took Ariba public in 2000, ultimately achieving a market capitalization of $40 billion, and today, $1.3 trillion of commerce is transacted annually through the Ariba network.
In 2007, Krach had the honor of being appointed to the Purdue Board of Trustees and was elected by fellow Board members to serve as Chairman from 2009-2013. In 2012, Krach appointed Mitch Daniels, the sitting Governor of Indiana, to be the 12th President of the University, a decision he believes will prove to be one of the boldest and most impactful moves made in the history of higher education.
Chief Marketing Officer | Coupa
Chief Marketing Officer | Coupa
Chandar Pattabhiram is a seasoned marketing executive who brings to Coupa more than 23 years of experience in both fast-paced and large technology companies including Marketo, IBM, Badgeville, Cast Iron Systems, Jamcracker, and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).
Prior to joining Coupa, Pattabhiram recently was CMO at Marketo where he was responsible for all aspects of marketing and in charge of positioning Marketo as the digital marketing industry’s innovation leader and the best solution for high-growth and enterprise businesses. Previously, Pattabhiram was head of worldwide marketing for Badgeville where he was part of the team that won multiple industry awards for innovative storytelling including the Best Platform-as-a-Service for 2013. Prior to that, Pattabhiram was vice president at IBM Cast Iron Systems where he was responsible for all product marketing and channel marketing efforts. In 2010, IBM acquired Cast Iron as a centerpiece of its Cloud strategy.
SVP Products | Coupa
SVP Products | Coupa
Raja is Senior Vice President of Product at Coupa, and drives the product portfolio’s strategy & roadmap. She leads Coupa’s Product teams, including product management, and user experience. Since 2012, Raja has led Coupa through expansion of the depth and breadth of its Organic cloud suite, which resulted in the launch of several new products and hundreds of new features and enhancements driving increased adoption and efficiencies across the customer base.
Raja has over 20 years of experience in the enterprise software space. She came to Coupa from Adobe Systems where she directed Product Marketing for its business process management business, resulting in Adobe’s recognition as a leader in respective industry evaluations. She subsequently drove the solutions roadmap for Adobe’s Customer Experience Management product line, and spearheaded the product management of Adobe’s innovative Social Brand Engagement Solution.
Finance Director | Refinery29
My name is Akriti Arya-Cohen and I am the Director of Finance at Refinery29. I manage all content creation and distribution teams, including our video, photo, editorial and licensing departments. I recently completed a year at this company and fully support our mission to help women claim their power. Prior to R29, I worked at E*TRADE, Univision, Viacom and Fox News. My career has always focused on media finance but luckily, my hobbies include watching TV, so I’m able to combine my interests with work. My favorite show is Game of Thrones and I’m currently re-watching The Office on Netflix. When I’m not binge-watching shows or movies, I enjoy reading and traveling.
Director, Enterprise Finance Solutions
Director, Enterprise Finance Solutions | Nike
As a member of Nike’s Global Technology Organization, Amy is the Technology Solutions Director for the Sourcing, Procurement and Payables technology team and is responsible in creating, delivering, and supporting the right solutions for our customers with the highest quality and shortest lead time. Under her leadership, the team has been recognized for its successful global delivery of multiple SAAS solutions covering Source to Pay finance solutions. Amy is an Agile Transformation Leader for the Finance Technology organization and has an expert understanding of SAFe and Agile principles and methodologies and how they’re applied in workplace culture. Amy is proud to work at Nike and believes strongly in the values and culture of the company.
Previously, Amy served as a Senior Director with Hewlett-Packard, Global Procurement, where she led global transformational programs transforming HP to Best-in-Class processes through end-to-end program management, technology leadership and solution integration. She also assumed the role of Senior Director of Global Procurement’s Strategic Business Partner Team responsible for leading the team in strategic procurement partnerships in support of HP’s Enterprise IT Services Operations.
Prior to joining HP, Amy held sales, management, and executive leadership positions with Weyerhaeuser Company, a wood products company.
Amy holds a B.A. in Communications, and a M.B.A. from the University of Washington where she was also a Varsity Letterwoman in Women’s Crew. Amy is a SAFe practitioner, a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and is an avid runner and fitness enthusiast.
Founder | AppZen
Anant Kale founded AppZen in 2012 to bring AI into back offices around the world. He’s responsible for the product vision and execution of the company’s broad mission. Previously he was the VP of Applications at Fujitsu America from 2009-2012, responsible for product management, and delivery of Fujitsu’s applications and infrastructure for enterprise. He has 15+ years of experience in software development. He has an MBA and a BS in Finance and Engineering from Mumbai University.
Global Head of B2B Digital Platforms
Global Head of B2B Digital Platforms | American Express
As Head of the Global B2B Digital Platform group at American Express, Andres leads a cross-functional team responsible for the company’s B2B Fintech platform and API. The Digital Platform group partners with leading B2B software platforms to co-develop innovative business solutions centered around card and non-card payments, working capital and insights. With over 14 years of experience in the payments and financial services industry across multiple geographies, Andres has held leadership positions in product management, product development, go-to-market, innovation and strategic partnerships.
SVP of Sourcing and Supplier Management
SVP of Sourcing and Supplier Management | Mastercard
Prior to MasterCard, Andy spent five years at Whirlpool in several different sourcing and supply chain roles, including Indirect Procurement, Engineering, and Human Resources. Prior to Whirlpool, Andy spent time at Hunter Engineering and at Pfizer. During his career, Andy has worked in both direct and indirect procurement and held key roles in outsourcing, category management, supplier management, supply chain quality, supplier diversity, and strategic sourcing.
Andy is a graduate of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. He earned a BS in Business Administration specializing in Purchasing & Materials Management and Production & Operations Management. Over the last 15 years, Andy has been a volunteer with Junior Achievement, Habitat for Humanity, and Element Church in Wentzville, MO.
Director, System Administration Procure-to-Pay/Shared Services
Brookdale Senior Living
Director, System Administration Procure-to-Pay/Shared Services | Brookdale Senior Living
Andy Milan is a Procure-to-Pay professional with deep contract lifecycle management, procurement, business process redesign, change management, and IT experience, focused on strategic software alignment and portfolio management. Andy is known as a software business systems expert with a talent for creating motivated, productive team environments.
Senior Manager, Global Procure-to-Pay
Senior Manager, Global Procure-to-Pay | Uber
Andrea Casella has over 16 years of broad international experience in consumer products, retail, technology and automotive industries aligning strategy, procurement and finance by providing both strategic advice and hands-on guidance in value-added operating model design to improve business process operations.
Specialized experience in improving, standardizing and integrating best practice cross-functional procurement processes in a multi-national environment to drive large organizational impact.
Global Procure-to-Pay Process Owner
Global Procure-to-Pay Process Owner | Becton Dickinson
Blessen Kurian is a Global Process Owner within the Procure-to-Pay space with a focus on improving efficiency and productivity through technology and analytics. Blessen has been in the Global Procurement organization with Becton Dickinson (one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world) for 6 years, coming from Sikorsky Aircraft’s IT team. His experiences include consulting to and leading global initiatives with the US Government, Aerospace & Defense, and Medical Technology industries. Becton Dickinson’s current Coupa implementation is live in 30+ countries for Procure-to-Pay and spend analytics.
Blessen holds an MBA from the University of Connecticut, and a BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Procure-to-Pay System Architect
Procure-to-Pay System Architect | Nike
Brad has been at Nike for almost 15 years and is responsible for identifying and implementing IT solutions within Nike Finance. This has involved a Global E-Procurement System (SRM) roll out, on-boarding multiple offshore IT support providers, implementing cloud based electronic invoicing portals (TradeShift and Ariba), and automating business processes using workflow tools (Process360 and Case360) within Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.
Corporate Controller | Slack
For the past 3 years, Brandon has been the corporate controller at Slack Technologies, a high growth software as a service company. Prior to Slack Technologies, Brandon worked at ARC Consulting, a boutique consulting firm specializing in technical accounting, audit preparation, and public company readiness. Prior to ARC Consulting, Brandon was the Corporate Controller at Netshelter Technology Media. There he supervised the accounting and human resource groups for a $40MM online media group. He was also the Senior Director of Finance at Mindjet Corporation where he was responsible for their accounting and finance functions globally. Previous to Mindjet, he worked as the finance manager at PlumTree Software where he managed SEC reporting, revenue recognition and equity transactions. Prior to working in the private sector, Brandon worked at Grant Thornton LLP and Arthur Andersen LLP where he managed audits in the technology and biotech industries.
Senior Director, Head of Corporate Services/Source-to-Pay
Senior Director, Head of Corporate Services/Source-to-Pay | Zendesk
Ms. Yan leads the Strategic Sourcing and Procure-to-Pay functions (including Sourcing, Procurement, AP, and T&E) while driving the vision and implementation of Finance Shared Services. She brings extensive experience in Sourcing and Source-to-Pay with previous roles at Twitter and Salesforce.com.
Senior Business Analyst
Senior Business Analyst | Bremer Bank
Previously, he held analyst and technical roles at Midwest Reliability Organization and Fair Isaac Corporation. He works with a variety of applications and interacts with users at all levels of Bremer Bank.
Chris holds a B.S. in Business Administration and MIS from the University of Wisconsin. He enjoys coaching youth sports and spending time in the outdoors with his wife and three children.
Director of Procurement
Director of Procurment | Caterpillar
Chris Chadwick is the director of procurement with responsibilities for indirect procurement and global facilities management at Caterpillar Inc. A fortune 100 company, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. Chris has over 30 years of experience in strategic sourcing, cost reduction, organization and culture change, marketing and design. He has led very successful joint venture start-ups and major new product introductions. Currently he is leading a global organization that is transforming a traditional supply chain into a global supply network through innovative, high velocity business processes and tools. The result is world class connectivity that provides constant assurance of supply through deep visibility of spend and real time decision making capabilities. Chris began his career at the former Leyland-Daf Truck Co. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Birmingham, U.K. and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply.
VP & Controller
VP & Controller | Okta
Mr. Kramer currently serves as VP and Corporate Controller for Okta, which had a successful IPO in 2017. Prior to Okta, he served as Controller for Cyan Inc. and Assistant Controller for Riverbed Technology and Varian and in audit roles at Ernst & Young and PWC.
President | Trustweaver
Christiaan van der Valk, President & Co-Founder of Trustweaver AB focuses on leading the company’s strategic development. Christiaan is a recognized voice on e-business strategy, legal, policy, best practice and commercial issues. Over the past 20 years he has presented at and authored several key papers for high-level international meetings at the OECD, European institutions, the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), the World Trade Organization and several other UN Agencies. Prior to co-founding TrustWeaver, he served as Deputy Director of Policy and Business Practices at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). He was elected a World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Leader for Tomorrow in 2000 and serves as Vice Chair of the ICC Digital Economy Commission, where he currently leads a global project on real-time government controls on business transactions. Christiaan co-founded and after a year as Chair now serves as Board member of Digital Trust and Compliance Europe (DTCE). He is a member of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Public Policy Working Group of the European E-Invoicing Service Providers’ Association (EESPA). Dutch and French nationality. Law degree from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Assistant Controller | Kamehameha Schools
Cory Matsumiya has over 20 years of accounting and financial operations experience. A certified public accountant who is experienced and effective in leading teams to successful execution. Highly adept at identifying and integrating new technology to improve operational efficiencies. Strong leadership and change management skills have produced many successful implementations of new systems and programs.
Director of Finance
Director of Finance | Concentrix
Curt Metzger has more than 20 years of experience in financial systems and is currently the Director of Finance at Concentrix, where he has worked since 2010. In this role, Curt manages the Coupa BSM Platform and has rolled out Coupa across 25 countries around the world. Prior to joining Concentrix in 2010, Curt was Controller at Symphony Services and was previously in Accounting Management at Sega and Questra Corporation.
Director of eProcurement
Director of eProcurement | World Vision
Dale A. Welcome joined World Vision International (WVI), an international nongovernmental organization (iNGO) in 2010 to lead global enterprise business transformation and application deployments. Currently, Dale’s leadership is driving a global business and technology transformation to implement WVI’s first automated supply chain solution to address the organization’s $600 million in annual spend. WVI is implementing Coupa supply chain technology along with a complete business transformation to be deployed across six continents in sixty-five countries with the objectives of reducing cost, enabling increased strategic sourcing and planning, improving efficiency and effectiveness and improving internal controls.
World Vision International is a Christian humanitarian relief, development and advocacy organization with over $2.7B in donor revenue dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by Christian values, World Vision is dedicated to working with the world’s poorest and most vulnerable children around the globe.
Prior to joining WVI, Dale managed programmes and large organizations Finance, HR and IT with Intel Corp. Dale began his career with Deloitte & Touche, holds a BA in accounting from the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington and has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Sustainable Procurement Advocate
Sustainable Procurement Advocate | Ecovadis
Daniel Perry is a sustainable procurement advocate, with a passion for driving exponential change within global supply chains. Through his work at EcoVadis, Daniel helps large multinational corporations develop strategies to achieve tangible impact in the environmental, social and ethical practices of their supply base. Daniel originally hails from New Zealand, and now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
McKinsey & Company
Associate Partner | McKinsey & Company
Co-lead McKinsey's global Health Systems & Services healthcare supply chain service line, working closely with clients upstream, (e.g., manufacturers, service providers), midstream (e.g., GPOs, wholesalers), and downstream (e.g., health systems, ambulatory care delivery organizations) on structuring and optimizing relationships between these stakeholders.
Manager, Projects & Analytics
Manager, Projects & Analytics | SCI
Danielle Hanno is the Manager of Projects and Analytics with responsibilities for supply chain projects, spend analytics and management of the corporate credit card program at SCI, a North American network of funeral homes and cemeteries.
In this role she leads cross departmental projects focused on process improvements and system implementations to transform and enhance SCI’s Supply Chain Management tools and processes to increase operational efficiencies and decrease operations cost while maintaining the company’s high standard of quality products and services.
Danielle has over 12 years of experience in retail purchasing, sales analysis, product development, process design, project managements and Source to Pay transformation.
Danielle holds a bachelor’s degree in Merchandising Management.
Director of Procurement
Director of Procurement | VCA
David Karakas is the director of procurement with the primary responsibilities for procurement operations and the implementation of Coupa at VCA. Acquired in 2017 by Mars, Incorporated, VCA is a leading provider of pet health care services in the country delivered through over 800 animal veterinary hospitals in the USA and Canada.
David has nearly 20 years of experience in strategic sourcing, supply chain, and systems. He led the successful supply chain design utilized to launch the first and only FDA-approved CAR T therapy for certain types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).
Currently, David is leading the implementation of Coupa across VCA’s hospital organization. The result is an entirely new Procure-to-Pay (P2P) process that increases spend visibility, increased compliance to preferred contracts and suppliers, and greater efficiency and savings that can be reinvested to improve pet care.
David began his career in the dot.com market, but quickly moved into the pharmaceutical industry where we worked for companies such as Pfizer (formerly Wyeth), Novartis, Merck, Amgen, Biogen, and Kite Pharmaceuticals. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of San Diego and holds an MBA from Babson College.
Sessions:Successful Supplier Enablement with Hosted & Punch-Out Catalogs
CEO & President
Sourcing Industry Group
CEO & President | Sourcing Industry Group
Dawn Tiura is the President and CEO of Sourcing Industry Group (SIG), the world’s largest association representing Global 1000 companies, with a combined spend of $17 trillion USD in sourcing and outsourcing. SIG’s goal is to elevate the strategic impact of these organizations on their company’s top and bottom lines. Dawn is also the President of SIG University, an online and in-person training and education organization that offers certifications in Sourcing, Governance and Risk, competency assessments and Vested Sourcing techniques. Dawn also heads the Sourcing International Group, Ltd, located in the UK, which is the parent company for Outsource Magazine and SIG Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Dawn has over 25 years leadership experience, with the past 15 years focused on the sourcing and outsourcing industry. Prior to joining SIG, Dawn held leadership positions as founder and CEO of Denali Group and before that as a partner in a CPA firm, focused on early Silicon Valley enterprises and high wealth individuals. Dawn is the proud mother of four and actively involved on a number of boards promoting civic, health and children’s issues in the Jacksonville, Florida area. Dawn is a licensed CPA and has a BBA from the University of Michigan and an MS in International Taxation from Golden Gate University.
Senior Manager of Strategic Sourcing
Senior Manager of Strategic Sourcing | Groupon
Declan Holzman is Senior Manager of Strategic Sourcing at Groupon. Declan has been with Groupon for 6 years, working in various procurement roles. Declan currently leads operations and procurement for major technology vendors at Groupon and manages the Coupa platform.
Senior Manager Procurement Operations
Senior Manager Procurement Operations | Staples
Diane Trask is Senior Manager Procurement Operations at Staples where she is responsible for the rollout and ongoing management of the Coupa P2P tool as well as managing Staples corporate travel and credit card programs. Diane has over 15 years of sourcing and procurement experience in categories such as HR, travel, Finance and mobile. She was responsible for the implementation of No PO/No Pay policy at Staples, and the creation of a tail spend management program. She has been an active member in the business travel community for 20 years, holding memberships and CCTE designation (currently the GLP Program), through the National Business Travel Association (NBTA).
Mastercard Engagement Partner
US Procurement Advisory Practice Leader & Mastercard Engagement Partner | KPMG
Experienced Practice Leader with more than 20 years of supply chain and procurement optimization experience. Have served 50+ organizations across multiple industries and helped to develop robust procurement transformation strategies and execute complex operational improvement initiatives in the areas of: Strategic Sourcing and Category Management, Contract Management, Procurement and Supply Chain & Operations. Significant depth deploying Coupa in 10+ clients, 50+ countries and over 100+ go-lives.
Principal | Deloitte
Don Good is a principal in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Sourcing and Procurement practice, and is the global Coupa practice leader. He is responsible for delivering some of our largest, global procurement transformation and expanding our global delivery capabilities. Don has over 25 years of Sourcing, Finance, and Procurement Operations experience and has led many complex Coupa implementations.
A little over one year ago Caterpillar embarked on an ambitious journey to create a single, global process to manage its $7 billion in indirect spend. Last year at Inspire 2017, Deloitte and Caterpillar detailed the starting point and planning for this journey, and shared their vision for the future in which they will achieve $200m in savings. During the last 12 months, Caterpillar has been busy transforming its business model, including the supporting people, process and technology. They have targeted operational efficiencies, increases in on-contract expenses, improvements in spend visibility, and consolidation of dozens of legacy systems. The journey has been an exciting one, and at Inspire 2018, we will discuss the challenges the team faced and the successes they have achieved to date, and the ambitious plans still to come!
VP, Principal Analyst
VP, Principal Analyst | Forrester Research
Duncan contributes to Forrester's offerings for Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals and for Application Development and Delivery Professionals. He is a leading expert on business application strategies and how to get the most from strategic software partners, including packaged applications, SaaS, and custom development. By researching enterprises' experiences in dealing with key software providers, such as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP, Duncan helps clients create sound sourcing strategies, nurture better supplier relationships, and get better outcomes from their strategic software investments. He also advises software providers on pricing strategies and commercial trends.
Duncan is also a leading expert on ePurchasing applications, such as eProcurement and supplier risk and performance management (SRPM), with a particular focus on the increasing overlaps and conflicts between ePurchasing and sell-side B2B eCommerce. He advises clients on their application strategy in these areas, how to make good choices between alternative solution providers, and how to get the best results from implementation.
Previous Work Experience
Prior to joining Forrester in 2006, Duncan worked for seven years for QAD, an international provider of enterprise solutions for manufacturing companies, in various product management and product marketing roles. Most recently, he had global responsibility for radical changes to QAD's pricing and licensing strategy.
Duncan qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG and then joined Courtaulds, a diverse multinational manufacturing company. In 10 years with Courtaulds, he held various line finance and IT roles before becoming project manager in a corporate team, managing systems-enabled business improvement projects around the world.
Duncan earned a first-class degree in mathematics from Hertford College at the University of Oxford and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Senior Manager | PWC Belgium
Ellen Cortvriend is a Senior Manager at PwC's Indirect Tax Technology Department in Belgium and an expert in the field of digital tax procurement. Ellen has assisted a multitude of leading service providers and businesses in designing and implementing compliant e-invoicing and e-archiving solutions globally. She is representing PwC in several sector fora and is also a regular guest speaker at various seminars and conferences on this topic. Ellen is managing PwC's global "Centre of Excellence" on e-invoicing and e-archiving.
Managing Director | Accenture
François-Xavier is a managing director leading the Innovation & Offering Development for Accenture’s Supply Chain & Operations practice. FX has more than 16 years of industry and consulting experience. He has led a large number of global procurement transformations for a variety of organizations across a range of industries, including consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, and telecommunications. FX has a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He is based in the Barcelona Innovation Center, Spain.
CIO | Aon
George Logothetis, Senior Director at Aon responsible for overseeing strategy and service delivery for Aon’s Finance and HR Technology systems. George has played a role an IT Executive with industry and consulting experience in strategy, process and delivery experience in Financial Services, Retail, Pharmacy, and Supply Chain. With a proven ability in developing business and operating model strategy while leveraging his deep leadership skills to deliver for Fortune 100 firms, George has served in the following capacities:
Served as strategy and delivery lead for multiple transformational and global initiatives serving multiple Accenture clients, as well as Aon
Has led operating model teams for new market and segment entry
Has led multiple initiatives focused on convergence to a converged global processes and platforms across Finance, HR, Financial Services, Retail, Digital, B2B and Supply Chain
George has been recognized as a key contributor to industry knowledge capital. He has led the creation of a white papers and assets across ERP Implementation point of views, Pharmacy Healthcare Clinics, SAP’s application to Retail, Operating Model Strategy framework for new market entry and has led process re-engineering initiatives for large firms.
George’s commitment to people and community is prevalent in his work. As an active member of local Chicago charity and human rights groups, he is also a current board member and previous president of the Hellenic Professional Society of Illinois.
Partner | Crosscountry Consulting
Harpreet has over 15 years of experience of working with various Oracle Financials versions. He has worked in multiple global companies with projects ranging from designing the layout of Oracle Financials and related applications, to data migration, to managing work-streams or the entire projects. Harpreet has a strong knowledge base of business and operational processes, as well as packaged and custom systems, which have resulted from a variety of full life cycle projects.
Head of Strategy & Operational Performance
Head of Strategy & Operational Performance | Airbus
Hélène brings over 35 years of experience in Aeronautic and Space Industry, in lead positions across program management, consulting services, strategy and innovation management. She is a dynamic leader, defining strategic vision and implementation targets, setting up and leading innovative projects at transnational level and managing large projects to develop end-to-end systems under challenging lead-time and cost objectives.
Hélène started at Airbus in 2006 and her current role she is developing the Airbus General Procurement strategy at group level with its customers. She is especially driving and developing innovative buying solutions, digitalization and innovation with Suppliers that bring added value and solutions to overcome spend management business challenges.
Previously in Airbus, Hélène held roles as Head of Innovation Centre for Energy, Propulsion and Aerodynamics, Head of Corporate Innovation Operations and Head of Engineering Strategic studies. In her time at Airbus, she has continually worked with multi-functional and transnational operational teams, from aircraft programs, engineering, customer services and procurement and led professional teams to implementation success in product solutions and innovative methods and tools.
Prior to Airbus, Hélène was Director in charge of Aerospace and Defense sector at Gemini consulting and Assystem consulting. She was in charge of developing consulting activities in Engineering and Program fields, across Program management, System Engineering and Collaborative development. She was also Director for Development in Supaero developing the cooperation with industry and partnership with international universities. Hélène began her career with CNES (Space National Centre) where she was managing large end-to-end systems development for observation satellite programs under challenging lead-time and cost objectives.
Hélène earned diplomas from Ecole Polytechnique (Palaiseau) and Supaero (National Aeronautics Space Engineering school) and earned also a pilot private license.
Mastercard Engagement Manager
US Procurement Advisory & Mastercard Engagement Manager | KPMG
Engagement Manager at KPMG focused on driving procurement optimization through technology enablement. Expertise in Procure-to-Pay Processes, Supplier Enablement, Strategic Sourcing, Data Analytics, and Category Management. Have substantial experience working with clients across various facets of Procurement – most prominently through the implementation of technologies and the associated impacts on people and processes. Have worked exclusively on Coupa implementations over the last 5 years across 10+ implementations, 80+ countries, and nearly 100K users.
Director Procurement Center of Excellence
Director Procurement Center of Excellence | Barclays
James' 18-year career in Procurement spans the globe from Singapore to Melbourne to London. He held positions at GlaxoSmithKline, CapGemini, Ford Motor Company, and Pacific Brands before joining Barclays.
Managing Director | Azul Partners Inc
Founder | Spend Matters
Managing Director, Solution Map & Strategic Advisory | Azul Partners Inc
Founder | Spend Matters
The closest thing to a household name in procurement and supply chain, he has led the charge as an advocate, futurist and evangelist since the 1990s. Initially at FreeMarkets and then an adviser to Ariba and other firms, Jason branched out on his own to establish the Spend Matters brand (parent company: Azul Partners), which emerged to become the largest news and information portal covering the sector. Over the years, Azul Partners has expanded this digital portfolio to 12 affiliated properties including leading titles such as Spend Matters UK/Europe, MetalMiner and Public Spend Forum, making it one of the largest independent B2B digital media and research firms. He divides his time between research, speaking, corporate finance advisory and mentoring dozens of firms and procurement organizations in the industry. Prior to Azul Partners and FreeMarkets, he worked in consulting and merchant banking. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. Personal investment disclosures: Azul Partners, Inc., Public Spend Forum, LLC, RJSL Group LLC, Sigaria Ltd., Skiptimo Ltd., Spare to Share, LLC, Spendata LLC, SpendLead, Inc., Spend Matters Europe Ltd., Spend Matters Group, LLC.
CPO | Pinnacle Entertainment
Jeff Danis is the Chief Procurement Officer for Pinnacle Entertainment, a regional casino and hospitality company based in Las Vegas, Nevada. In this role, Jeff provides strategic vision to strategic sourcing and supply chain management to optimize financial cost control and improve operational efficiency in sourcing, procurement, and supply chain management. His team is currently leading an industry-leading implementation of Coupa using sourcing, procurement, invoicing, contracts, and inventory modules.
Prior to joining Pinnacle in 2009, Jeff was the Vice President of Supply Chain Management at Royal Caribbean Cruises, where he was responsible for the procurement, logistics, warehousing, and inventory management for a fleet of 35 ships, corporate offices, and growth brands in Spain and Germany. Annual spend under management was $1.5 billion.
Jeff is experienced in a broad range of commodities and services such as hospitality, food and beverage, design and construction, professional services, indirect (IT, travel, print, fleet, MRO), fuel (including bio fuels and hedging programs), and logistics. He has a BA degree from California State University, and has been an active participant in charitable causes, industry and trade associations, and public speaking.
Head of US Sales
Head of US Sales | Amazon Business
Jennifer has been at Amazon Business for almost four years. She leads a field and inside sales organization serving commercial and public sector companies and organizations to help them gain value from Amazon Business and reinvent the way they buy indirect supplies in a $2+ trillion global B2B market segment.
She is responsible for Sales & Customer Success in the U.S. and has worked with small, medium, and large companies and organizations throughout her long career.
Release Train Engineer
Release Train Engineer | Nike
Jeremy Geffre is an experienced Project Manager that has been a lead on multi-million dollar projects. He has sixteen years of Project Management, Functional, Technical, and QA experience developing software solutions to solve business problems.
Specialties: Project Management, Lean, Six Sigma, Requirements Gathering, Functional Specifications, Use Cases, QA Testing, Business Process Modeling, Financial Supply Chain, Trade Finance, International Trade, Letters of Credit, 3rd Party Open Account, International Banking and Payments, Financial Service Providers, FX Risk and Hedging, SOX Compliance
Director of Procurement
Director of Procurement | Bigge Crane
With twenty years of experience in supply chain management and procurement roles across manufacturing, construction, aviation and service related industries, Jerry has consistently focused on procurement transformation and improving supply chain efficiency and effectiveness. At Bigge Crane and Rigging Co, he helped lead the implementation of Coupa, which has paved the way towards improved spend management, true cost control visibility and overall improved P2P processes. Jerry earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and an Executive M.B.A. from the University of Hawaii.
Director | Accenture
Jesse is the principal director who leads Accenture’s Coupa Practice globally. As a supply chain leader with over two decades of industry and consulting experience, Jesse's singular focus is creating value for Accenture’s clients. He accomplishes this by growing Accenture’s team, building their expertise, and driving innovation to accelerate the speed and maximize the benefits of procurement transformation across the world’s largest organizations.
Jesse has led and advised over 20 clients' eProcurement initiatives, which includes designing and/or leading deployments of Coupa's eProcurement platform for Cabinet-level departments, major universities, and nearly a dozen Global 2000 companies. As the head of the practice, Jesse works closely with Coupa to share Accenture’s perspective (as the world’s largest consulting firm) on new components and features especially within the Source-to-Contract space.
Before moving into Sourcing & Procurement, Jesse spent several years at one of the largest components of the Department of Homeland Security where he eventually became its Chief of Applications Development – giving him insight and a rare perspective on software make/buy decisions. Jesse graduated from the United States Naval Academy and began his career as an officer having the privilege to serve in both the Navy and the Army in a variety of conventional, special operations, and special forces units, completing multiple deployments around the world.
Team Lead, Supply Management
Team Lead, Supply Management | Sempra Energy
Jessica Chang is a Team Lead for the Supply Management and Logistics department, a shared service within the Sempra Energy family, a Fortune 500 energy services holding company with 2017 revenues of more than $11 billion. The Sempra Energy companies' approximately 20,000 employees serve more than 40 million consumers worldwide. Her responsibilities include program oversight for e-procurement and card systems.
T Rowe Price
Operations Manager | T Rowe Price
John DeLuca is an Operations Manager overseeing Corporate Procurement at T. Rowe Price. He has over ten years of experience in procurement, with a focus on procurement systems and strategy, business process improvement, source-to-pay transformation, and contract management. He was the acting business lead on the Coupa Implementation project. In his current role, John continues to manage the Coupa platform and the ongoing spend management initiative.
President and CEO
The Shelby Group
President and CEO | The Shelby Group
Prior to his role as President and CEO of The Shelby Group, John held positions at Renaissance Worldwide, SkilGroup, AT&T, and Bank of America. He has extensive experience in meeting the diverse needs of Fortune 500 clients, and possesses the deep understanding of procurement processes and technologies required to reduce spend, ensure compliance and enhance performance across the enterprise.
Capital One Financial Corporation
Senior Director for Enterprise Supplier Management | Capital One Financial Corporation
Jon Buckbee is a Senior Director for Enterprise Supplier Management for Capital One Financial Corporation, a Fortune 500 company and one of the leading financial services companies in the nation. Capital One is one of the top 10 banks in the country, with branch locations across New York, New Jersey, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
CPO | American Water
Joshua King is the Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer at American Water Company. In his role, Mr. King oversees all aspects of procurement and fleet for the country’s largest publically traded water company with operations in 47 states and in Canada. Prior to his current role, Mr. King served in a variety of procurement, materials management and operations roles at Arizona Public Service, Arizona’s largest electric utility. Mr. King was a Director, Consulting Services at PowerAdvocate where he partnered with supply chain executives to develop and execute strategies to reduce total cost of ownership. Mr. King served as a submarine officer in the U.S. Navy from 1999-2006. He holds a B.S. in Ocean Engineering from Virginia Tech, an M.B.A from Villanova University and is a graduate of the Columbia University Executive Education Program. He is an avid Philadelphia sports enthusiast and a dog lover.
Director, Accounts Payable
MGM Resorts International
Director, Accounts Payable | MGM Resorts International
Jonnece Wright joined the MGM Resorts International family in 2011 as the Director of Accounts Receivable. In 2015 she transitioned to the Director of Accounts Payable. In her role she oversees a team of 51 which is comprised of verticals including Customer Care, Document Processing, Payment and Vendor setup. She began working with Coupa for implementation in 2015 and MGM deployed the application in September 2016. In her role she is challenged to continuously look for process efficiencies and develop strategies that will ultimately standardize practices for all our properties and suppliers. Currently, MGM Resorts is utilizing Coupa SIM for vendor onboarding and the Coupa platform for purchasing and e-invoicing.
Being a native to New York, prior to MGM Resorts, she was the Hotel Controller for the Marriott in Long Island, NY. There she was responsible for all accounting facets including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and human resources. She has an extensive background with acquisitions and continues to increase her project implementation experience. She has a B.A in Business Management from University of Phoenix.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
SVP Finance | Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
JR Miller is senior vice president of finance and controller at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding research, finding cures and ensuring access to treatments for blood cancer patients. Miller has been with LLS for 16 years and works from the National Office in Rye Brook, NY. At LLS, Miller is responsible for controls, enterprise risk management, investments, financial systems, and treasury functions. He has implemented recently Coupa, NetSuite, Adaptive Insights, and Concur with a technology strategy to move to the cloud in order to mitigate IT risks, improve process efficiencies and utilize intuitive “best-in-class” solutions. Miller also has the role of being president and CEO of PearlPoint Cancer Support, Inc., a subsidiary of LLS. Prior to joining LLS, Miller was in corporate accounting with David C. Cook, a not-for-profit publishing company, and an internal auditor for Farm Family Insurance Companies. Miller earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Gordon College and is a member of the AICPA not-for-profit interest group.
CEO | Nvoicepay
Karla Friede is Chief Executive Officer, co-founder, and member of the Board of Directors at Nvoicepay. She has 20 years of experience in management, finance, and marketing roles in both large and early stage companies. Along with the founding team, Karla has grown Nvoicepay into the leading B2B Payment Automation Software company. Prior to founding Nvoicepay, she was President and CEO of privately held Zevez Corporation; VP of Marketing for GeoTrust (acquired by Verisign in 2006); Co-founder of The Ascent Group, a strategy consulting firm serving technology firms in the bay area; Director of Marketing at Mentor Graphics, and part of the PBAS team at KPMG.
Karla received an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business and a BS in Accounting from University of Idaho.
Enterprise Supplier Management
Enterprise Supplier Management | Capital One
Mr. Farrell is a customer-focused professional with broad experience in providing strategic and tactical solutions to business problems. He is a leader who introduces process efficiencies, insists on excellence and drives for results. Mr. Farrell specializes in supply chain logistics, inventory planning, and management.
Procurement Manager | Groupon
Ms. Bandurski is an experienced business professional with a demonstrated track record in accounting, auditing, and finance. She is skilled at leading teams and working across financial functions. She brings extensive experience in Procurement and Finance roles at Groupon as well as Pepsi in Cost Accounting and at RSM in Audit roles.
VP Global Internal Audit
Edwards Life Sciences
VP Global Internal Audit | Edwards Life Sciences
Leslie Townsend is an accomplished and seasoned accounting and audit executive with 34 years’ experience across multiple industries. Currently she serves as Edwards Lifesciences Vice President, Global Internal Audit and Chief Audit Executive. In this role she oversees a comprehensive program of internal auditing over the system of internal controls, risk management, and corporate governance processes. Leslie is involved in Edwards Lifesciences transformation of indirect spend processes and the global Coupa implementation which is targeted to be completed in August 2018. Leslie graduated with a BS from Chapman University and holds a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license, as well as, a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) license and Certificate in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA).
Senior Manager, Corporate Procurement
Senior Manager, Corporate Procurement | MSKCC
Before joining Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2014, Lisa spent several years in purchasing at Siemens.
Head of Procure-to-Pay
Head of Procure-to-Pay | Uber
Mark Arrigotti is the Head of Procure-to-Pay for Uber. Prior to Uber Mark held procurement leadership roles at Salesforce and Visa Inc. Mark has lead two global roll-outs of Coupa over the course of his career.
Senior Engagement Manager
Senior Engagement Manager | Accenture
Mark is a member of Accenture’s Strategy Supply Chain + Operations practice, where he specializes in architecting solutions on behalf of the consultancy’s largest Procurement clients. He currently serves as Accenture’s lead of their Innovation Center for Supply Chain in Chicago and their Digital Procurement Community of Practice. Mark is also one of Accenture Strategy's subject matter experts in Third Party Risk Management, Design/Futures Thinking and Source-to-Pay IT Strategy.
During his tenure at the firm, Mark Anthony has built comprehensive skills in areas such as operating model design, business case and solution development, core finance process optimization (source-to-pay, order-to-cash), and zero-based bugeting across multiple industries (e.g. Financial Services, Media, Mining, Public Service, Resources and Utilities.) He has experience in financial analysis and modeling, as well as performance management and business process outsourcing.
Prior to joining Accenture, Mark worked with two leading wealth advisory groups at a major Canadian Bank, as well as in Corporate Finance/M&A at WSP, one of the largest publicly-listed engineering firm's. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Finance and concentration in International Business from McGill University. He has successfully completed an Executive MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, the birthplace and global leader in design thinking.
CFO | Lagunitas
Mark Dotinga is the chief financial officer (CFO) at Lagunitas Brewing Company, the purveyor of the number one IPA in the USA. Prior to Lagunitas, Dotinga was Finance Director of Brasseries de Bourbon, a HEINEKEN brewery and Coke bottling company located in La Reunion (France). At Brasseries de Bourbon, Dotinga further professionalized the accounting, controlling and IT departments. In 2011, Dotinga was a Business Controller for HEINEKEN Western Europe Region, working directly with the finance teams in Portugal, Ireland, Switzerland, Belgium and Export. At the same time, Dotinga joined the Management Development program of HEINEKEN in 2012 and 2013 and completed his Executive MSc in Finance & Control.
Prior to HEINEKEN, Dotinga worked for 3 years at Lehman Brothers in London in the Consumer M&A team and as a youth he spent time in various countries such as UK, Brunei, Egypt and The Netherlands.
CIO | Okta
Mark Settle is Mark is the CIO at Okta. He is a seven time CIO with broad business experience in information services, enterprise software, consumer products, high tech distribution, financial services, and oil & gas. He has led IT organizations that supported the global operations of Fortune 500 companies; maintained the R&D infrastructure required for software product development; and hosted customer-facing delivery systems for commercial products and services. He has received multiple industry awards and is a three time CIO 100 honoree.
Settle sits on the advisory boards of several Silicon Valley venture capital firms and pioneered the adoption of service management and cloud computing technologies within several large enterprises. He is the author of Truth from the Trenches: A Practical Guide to the Art of IT Management which will be released in the fall of 2016. Settle’s formal training is in the Geological Sciences. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from MIT and a PhD from Brown University. Settle is a former Air Force officer and NASA Program Scientist.
Business Development Manager
Corporate Imaging Concepts
Business Development Manager | Corporate Imaging Concepts
Matt Rosenbaum is currently the Business Development Manager with Corporate Imaging Concepts. Prior to Corporate Imaging Concepts, he spent 13 years with one of the industry’s leading suppliers as a territory sales manager.
Logistics, Sourcing and Strategy Manager
Sourcing and Strategy Manager | Intel
Matt has a 20+ year career in supply chain at Intel Corporation. Started off managing direct materials sourcing in support of our factory network. Transitioned into transportation procurement in 2009 with experience sourcing air, ground and ocean. Currently leading the Intel transportation procurement team thru an evolution as we migrate from a customized internal structure to an industry standardized category management approach. Kicked off our engagement with Coupa in mid 2017 and after running an initial pilot, working on proliferating CSO to all of our transportation procurement activities as well as other relevant categories.
Senior Manager Global Compliance
Senior Manager Global Compliance | Intuit
Melanie has more than 20 years experience in the finance industry, with roles at KPMG, VISA, and Apple Computer which led to her current position at Intuit.
Global Procurement Director
Global Procurement Director | Lululemon Athletica
Michael van Keulen is the Global Procurement Director at lululemon athletica inc. (NASDAQ: LULU), a $2B+ designer, distributor and retailer of technical athletic apparel. Previously Michael served as the Procurement Director at VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), a $12B+ lifestyle apparel and footwear company.
At both companies Michael transformed procurement from tactical/operational into a strategic function resulting in significant value creation and shareholder return. With a background in Finance & Accounting Michael has been in procurement for the past 8+ years with specialties in E-Sourcing, Transformation, Change Management, S2P, CLM and Analytics.
Born in Amsterdam (NL) he is a happy husband, father of 2 girls and 1 boy, thoroughly enjoying everything British Columbia has to offer.
Senior Director, Global Indirects Sourcing & SC | Greif
Myron Gramelspacher joined Greif in February 2004 as part of the Global Sourcing & Supply Chain organization. Currently, as Senior Director, Global Indirects Sourcing Center of Excellence, he has responsibility for driving strategy & activities impacting more than $700 million of Indirects external spend worldwide. He is currently leading the global deployment & implementation of Coupa’s P2P platform across Greif.
Myron has led the Indirects Sourcing transformation, resulting in significant impact across both the traditional and non-traditional Indirect categories.
Before joining Greif, Myron worked 3 years for Mettler-Toledo in its sourcing and supply chain organization and 12 years with GE in the manufacturing, quality, sourcing and supply chain areas. At GE, Myron was Six Sigma Black Belt certified and held an international assignment in France.
Myron holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. Myron and his wife, Kim, live in Powell, Ohio and have two children, Ella and Evan
Senior Accounts Payable Analyst
Senior Accounts Payable Analyst | Refinery29
Nicole Paige is the Accounts Payable Manager for Refinery29 over the past year, overseeing all invoices and expenses for the entire company. Previously, Nicole worked for an experiential marketing agency in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. Prior to this, Nicole worked at a museum for 6 years, moving from Washington, DC to New York, NY. Nicole strives to work for companies geared towards the arts and entertainment and keep up with the times. When Nicole is not pretending to be a native New Yorker, she can be found researching and planning her next trip.
Logistic Purchasing Analyst
Logistic Purchasing Analyst | Dow Chemicals
Olga Tabolina is a Logistics Purchasing Analyst at The Dow Chemical Company. In her current role, Olga is leading data analytics for logistics sourcing, new tool development, predictive analytics and reporting. She has over 10 years of experience managing complex sourcing events and optimization in CSO. In 2016, Olga was a recipient of Dow’s Capstone Award for Innovation and Collaboration.
Director of Technology & Media Services
The Lyndon Group
Director of Technology & Media Services | The Lyndon Group
Oren Geshuri is director of Technology & Media Services at The Lyndon Group, an independent consultancy providing financial and spend management services to clients of all sizes across multiple industries. Depending on the client or the situation, Oren can be a troubleshooter, a therapist, a number-cruncher, or a negotiator. After spending almost 20 years in the Entertainment industry, he really enjoys working with companies across all industries and getting a taste of other business sectors. As Lyndon Group’s resident nerd, he has been a steady voice encouraging the team to adopt new tools and technologies. A lifelong bookworm, Oren cannot fathom a world without escapist literature or incisive non-fiction
CIO | Grupo Herdez
Mr. Óscar Nafarrate Salum serves as the Chief Information Officer of Grupo Herdez and has been its Processes and Information Technology Director since joining in 2013. Mr. Salum is in charge of the areas of process and system improvements at Grupo Herdez. He began his professional career in manufacturing companies, and then, from 1996 to 2012, he served as advisor in various countries of Latin America implementing information system applications, conducting process reengineering and defining commercial and operational strategies primarily in consumer companies. He is an Administrative Mechanical Engineer with a degree from ITESM (Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey).
VP Procurement and Vendor Management | Rabobank
Pam is a Vendor Management, Supplier Risk Management and Procurement executive and has extensive operational experience in Financial Services. She is an independent thinker and team player who develops, promotes & improves transparency across the organization. Her skill set includes: e-Procurement; Cloud-hosting; Federal and State regulatory work; internal & external audit; client relationship building & maintenance; supplier life cycle; issue & change management, contract management, budgeting ,reporting & metrics, and policy creation & enforcement.
Manager, Supply Chain IT
Allegheny Health Network
Manager, Supply Chain IT / Database Services | Allegheny Health Network
Pam is currently the SR DATABASE ANALYST / MANAGER, AHN Supply Chain IT at Allegheny Health. With more than 20 years in the industry, she is a seasoned supply chain professional with a substantial background with healthcare materials management information systems, all related databases and automated / manual operation processes. She serves a key role in day to day system management, implementations, automated purchasing, training, business analytics / reporting, supply chain database associations and process audits.
Corporate Accounts Payable Manager
Corporate Accounts Payable Manager | Swinerton Incorporated
Paula Mortensen is the Corporate Accounts Payable Manager for Swinerton Incorporated. She’s a 16+ year veteran of the Swinerton back-office and responsible for AP innovation projects including electronic supplier payments and T&E software. She is a graduate of Cal State Hayward and an active member of the IOFM Accounts Payable Professional Network.
Manager, Procurement Operations
Manager, Procurement Operations | ServiceMaster
Phillip Lewallen has been with ServiceMaster for the past 8 years in various roles within the organization. He began as a contractor with a main emphasis on developing SQL reports and maintaining spend databases for the company. Later, Phillip moved to the FP&A group for a short time before taking over as the manager of the procurement operations team. Before ServiceMaster, Phillip held a couple of roles in vastly different businesses. First, as a database analyst with Acxiom Corporation and next as a Technical Engineer with Teksell.
Phillip holds a BBA degree, with an emphasis in Management Information Systems, from the University of Mississippi.
Manager, PMO Global Procurement
MGM Resorts International
Manager, PMO Global Procurement | MGM Resorts International
Before becoming Manager, PMO Global Procurement, at MGM Resorts International, Rachel gained ten years of experience at various properties in Las Vegas.
Director of Finance
Director of Finance | Bigge Crane
Mr. Banaria is the Director of Finance at Bigge Crane and Rigging and drives the company’s finance strategy. He brings extensive experience in Finance roles from Controllership to CFO in Food Manufacturing & Retail, Technology, and, most recently, Equipment & Construction. Highlights are being part of explosive growth organizations, one that doubling manufacturing and retail operations within one year as well as Bigge growing 10X in a span of ten years. Foundationally, Randy holds a BS in Accounting from University of Nevada – Las Vegas (UNLV) and an Executive MBA from University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Head of Payments Strategy & Solutions
Head of Payments Strategy & Solutions | SVB
Reetika specializes in Corporate and Payments Strategy, Mobile, Online,Banking, Customer Experience, Product Strategy, and Product Marketing. During her twenty-year career, and prior to joining SVB, she worked at Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, and Sapient.
Process Development Manager
Tetra Laval Group Transport & Travel
Process Development Manager | Tetra Laval Group Transport & Travel
In the position as Process Development Manager, Rita has a wide range of roles that all serves to improving the way of working within supplier management in Tetra Laval. Both Rita and Tetra Laval – consisting of the industry groups Tetra Pak, Sidel and DeLaval – have Swedish origin. With 12 years of experience in supplier management, Rita has had a consistent focus on managing the integration and compliance of processes, procedure and tools for sourcing, contracting and supplier base management for the logistics and travel categories. Besides adaption of global procedures, key responsibilities include the design of category-specific procurement procedures for improved efficiency, effectiveness and supply chain sustainability. She is also responsible for the development and global deployment of the contractual framework comprising all transport and travel categories.
From having driven the introduction of the forerunner of CSO in 2013, the system implementation received in 2014 the Tetra Pak Operational Excellence Award. Ever since, Rita remains responsible for the roll-out and continuous management of CSO.
In the last few years, Rita has furthermore several engagements related to the global business transformation of upstream procurement in Tetra Pak.
VP of Financial Shared Services
VP of Financial Shared Services | Fox Networks
Robert started his career in finance and accounting in the retail industry and held various positions over the years as a manager, director or a vice president of various financial functions e.g. Director of Internal Audit, Director of Inventory Control, Assistant Controller, Controller and as Director or Vice President of Shared Services. Rob has been fortunate to work in industries leading shared services since 1997 including entertainment, retail, hospitality, equipment leasing & rental, food distribution and logistics. This broad exposure in multiple industries was a rewarding experience bringing innovation solutions and new application concepts to companies adding value. These experiences provided a strong foundation focused of leading shared services organizations in streamlining, cost reduction, automation, analytics, data visibility and cycle time improvements. Rob has managed operations both domestic operations and captured and outsourced models in India and China as the senior executive.
Director of Global Business Solutions
Director of Global Business Solutions | Ingersoll Rand
Rochelle Savel is the Director of Indirect Sourcing & Capability at Ingersoll Rand, with the responsibility of developing a sustainable strategy to effectively manage third party (supplier) spend across the global portfolio. She leads Ingersoll Rand’s Supplier Diversity and Sustainability program in fostering a globally diverse supply base.
Rochelle has held a number of challenging roles over the past 18 years in supply chain management. From Capital Project Management to Operations, she has worked within the oil and gas industry for BP (British Petroleum) where she was responsible for driving supply chain efficiencies across numerous countries ranging from the United Kingdom to Trinidad. Rochelle led Indirect Procurement transformation at mining giant BHP Billiton where she initiated and implemented a shared services model across multiple regions. Throughout these roles, she demonstrates her passion for empowering others and creating inclusive leaders and teams.
Rochelle earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Rice University. She also completed the Corporate Policy and Regulation for Executives from Washington College and Chinese Financial Policy with Shanghai Jiao Tong University (via Rice).
Rochelle is a chair of Women in Manufacturing North Carolina chapter which is dedicated to supporting, developing, and inspiring women in manufacturing. In addition, Rochelle serves as an United Way committee chair for Ingersoll Rand striving to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities.She lives in North Carolina with her husband and their two sons.
Principal | Deloitte
Ryan is a principal in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Sourcing & Procurement practice, with over 16 years of experience guiding global companies through technology-enabled procurement transformations to deliver bottom line cost savings. He leads Deloitte’s Global CPO Survey for the US and leads Deloitte’s Third Party Management Practice. He has worked across multiple industries and specializes in helping clients design and implement source-to-pay operating models, processes, and technology solutions.
Director of Procurement
Director of Procurement | Slack
Rudy Batts is a talented and experienced procurement leader with over 20 years of sourcing and buying experience within the technology industry.
He has a proven track record of transforming company’s procurement practices by creating repeatable and scalable processes. He’s also been an advocate of SaaS and cloud-based solutions that create a simple, functional, and scalable procurement experience.
Director, Procurement Operations & Center of Excellence
Director, Procurement Operations & Center of Excellence | Highmark Health
With more than 15 years in the industry, Scott is an innovative business leader with strong vision and diverse experience in Product Management,Accounting and Procurement.
SVP of Finance
SVP of Finance | Blackstone
Scott Whitehill is a Senior Vice President in the Finance Group.
Since joining Blackstone, Mr. Whitehill has been involved in building and leading the Procurement & Payables team for Blackstone. He is responsible for the firm’s strategic sourcing, procurement, and accounts payable functions. In addition, he manages the Coupa platform, which is utilized for the firm’s procure-to-pay activities.
Before joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Whitehill worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he was Vice President of Supply Chain Technology’s implementation team. In this role, he expanded the company’s purchasing and invoicing technology solution outside of the United States. Prior to that, Mr. Whitehill was a Vice President at Merrill Lynch in the Global Sourcing and Procurement Solutions organization, where he managed the company’s Procurement and Sourcing systems and operations.
Mr. Whitehill graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Finance at Washington University in St. Louis.
Senior Manager, Enterprise Supplier Management Operations
Senior Manager, Enterprise Supplier Management Operations | Capital One
Stacey Lawson is the Senior Manager of Capital One’s Enterprise Supplier Management Operations Team. He leads Supplier Enablement and Support Center efforts which focus on developing strategy, process, and infrastructure that ensure all associates and suppliers are enabled to transact with third-parties as part of Capital One’s supply chain.
Since joining Capital One in 1999, Stacey has served in various capacities across the enterprise including Supplier Diversity, as well as leadership roles in Finance & Accounting and Project Delivery. This experience has provided him the ability to develop a broad range of skills that allow him to drive cross functional initiatives across the company.
Founder and President
Founder and President | Game On
Since creating Game On in 1997, Steve has become a nationally recognized expert on communication, leadership, character development, & media training. He’s revolutionized the way athletes, coaches, and executives train through hisgroundbreaking MILE™ curriculum, fueled by the power of Game Dynamics. He’s on the Advisory Board for The Players’ Tribune and is a consultant for the NBA Pre-Draft and Rookie Transition Programs. Steve resides in Bradenton, FL with his wife and two daughters.
First American Title
CPO | First American Title
Suzanne Harris is the Vice President of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement with First American Title Insurance Company in Santa Ana, California. In this role, Suzanne is responsible for the management of IT Asset Management, Strategic Sourcing, Procurement and Vendor Management.
Suzanne, who joined First American in 2009 as the head of Information Technology Sourcing, was part of the leadership team brought in to support the company split of 2010. In 2012, in order to bring synergy to the department, Suzanne was asked to take leadership of and combine the Corporate Procurement team with the Information Technology Sourcing team. She started the transformation by restructuring the team, creating metrics to track progress to goals, hiring new talent and aligning skills with categories of spend. She created and continually delivered the “Road Show” which provided awareness to the company by detailing what the Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, SS&P, team’s role was and how they support the business. By 2014 she increased managed spend from 12% to 64% and delivered a 14% cost savings. Suzanne continues the transformation of the SS&P team by introducing new technology to support Vendor Management, IT Asset Management, Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing.
Suzanne is originally from Ontario, Canada and moved to Northern California when she was a child. She received her B.A. in Social Work from San Jose State University. She obtained her certification as an instructor from Ken Blanchard on Situational Leadership II. She has held the “Certified Purchasing Manager”, CPM certification from The Institute for Supply Management, I.S.M. She is a member of I.S.M. and participates in their mentorship program. She holds a Six Sigma Brown Belt and has been a Gartner Member for IT Leaders since 2006. Suzanne has a passion for developing Strategic Sourcing leaders and provides and promotes many training initiatives. When having down time she enjoys her family, friends and international travel.
Senior Director - Finance
Senior Director - Finance | Southcentral Foundation
Tamara Brown is Senior Director of Finance in Southcentral Foundation’s Malcolm Baldrige Award-winning Nuka System of Care. Nuka is a health care system that provides care to approximately 65,000 Alaska Native and American Indian people in various locations in Alaska including Anchorage, the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, and 55 rural villages. As Director of Finance, Tamara oversees a staff of over 35 employees and manages all functions of accounting and finance, including budget management, purchasing and materials management, accounts payable, contracts, and payroll. Under Tamara’s guidance, SCF has partnered with Coupa to go paperless, and has managed to remove approximately 30 lateral file cabinets from the department. Tamara speaks nationally on behalf of SCF on financial matters in health care.
Global Director of Strategic Sourcing
Global Director of Strategic Sourcing | JD Power
Terry leads global procurement team managing supplier spend in United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, China, Singapore, Japan, Thailand, Germany, and UK. He develops category plans across for all company wide supplier spend, established global procurement and T&E policies, and manages vendor risk assessments. Terry has 13 years of procurement experience beginning with Hilton Hotels Corporation, Toyota Motor Sales, USA, and J.D. Power. He graduated from University of Southern California and enjoys creative writing. He is currently in the process of writing three non-procurement related books.
The Hackett Group
Principal | The Hackett Group
Timothy is the Head of Hackett’s New York office, the Lead of Hackett’s EProcurement Practice, and Head of recruitment for Strategy and Operation North America.
He has proven experience in leading client engagements, project management and general client delivery, as well as consulting business development experience with proven success in growing a professional services business with Fortune 500 clients.
Timothy specializes in Strategy and Operations, Operational Efficiency, Procurement Strategy, Procurement Transformation, Strategic Sourcing, Outsourcing Advisory, Inventory Optimization, Program & Project Management.
CFO | BDP International
Todd Dooley is the CFO of BDP International, one of the leading privately held global freight logistics / transportation management firms. With over $2.5B in annual revenue, it operates in nearly 140 countries and specializes in dangerous goods and complex logistics. He oversees all facets of the company’s financial activities and is leading the finance transformation from a family run to a family owned business.
Todd has 20+ years in the corporate finance function and has executed finance transformations across several F1000 firms, including as VP of Operations and Finance at H&R Block from 2013-2017, Director of Global Finance Transformation at Stanley Black and Decker in 2012 and 2013 and as the SVP of Finance at Ceridian from 2006-2011.
Prior to joining BDP International, was the VP of Finance & Operations for H&R Block, leading the company’s expense productivity efforts where they freed up over $140M of cash and 1M labor hours. Todd has served in a variety of finance and accounting roles at Ceridian, IBM and 3M ranging from auditing, controllership, pricing, financial analysis, financial consolidations, shared services, customer and product profitability, and FP&A systems. He was also a Captain in the Air Force and was a decorated ICBM commander. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The University of Notre Dame and a master’s in business from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was the leader and co-inventor of the Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index, a real time measure of the U.S. economy.
Director of Indirect Strategy,
Purchasing and Supplier Management
Director of Indirect Strategy, Purchasing and Supplier Management | Baxter International
Todd Grunert is a Director of Indirect Strategy for Baxter’s Purchasing and Supplier Management (PSM) function. He is responsible for the PSM technology roadmap and purchasing compliance efforts globally. Todd has worked in healthcare for over 30 years and purchasing/procurement for over 25 years. Todd is a graduate of Marquette University and enjoys golf, cycling and fitness.
VP Global Procurement
VP Global Procurement | Teleperformance
Wade is an experienced leader of global sourcing and procurement organizations. Through 25 years of driving global optimization and transformation, Wade has been responsible for building successful teams and strategies while delivering results through collaboration with customers, suppliers and stakeholders.
As the VP of Global Procurement at Teleperformance, Wade is responsible for maximizing operational efficiencies while mitigating risk and managing spend to improve the financial and competitive position of Teleperformance. Wade's is currently overseeing digital transformation of the source-to-pay functions with a passion for leveraging intelligence to further increase the company's position as a global industry leader and one of the world's larger private sector employers.
Prior to joining Teleperformance, Wade held leadership roles with RadioShack, Boart Longyear, Novell, Caldera Systems and MMS America. Wade is a member of various advisory boards and has been a speaker for organizations such as; ISM, Corporate Executive Board; Procurement Strategy Council, ProcureCon and various local/regional professional organizations.
Head of Demand & Planning Solutions & Digitalisation
Head of Demand & Planning Solutions & Digitalisation | Airbus
Werner started his career 14 years in Airbus in IT architecture & strategy as an application senior expert and advisor for various IS sectors.
In 2009 he took the head of the department in procurement for all tool & data in the Source area implementing an Airbus Wide Source tool for CFT, CLM, SED, Transparency.
Since 2015 he heads the program Click n’Buy implementing a unique EoE procurement tool for indirect & direct service from the request to the invoice control managed thru 4 sub-projects.
Prior to Airbus he was an external SAP consultant, partner and CEO of an European consulting company working with various customers such as: Siemens, Safran, Airbus, Bombardier etc.
Sessions:BSM Solution Overview: Spend Insights
Global Purchase to Pay Manager
Philip Morris International
Global Purchase to Pay Manager | Philip Morris International
Wim Goossens gained experience in many domains of procurement during his long career at Philip Morris International, where he held various functions at both affiliate as well as central level. As head of indirect procurement for EU Region he introduced a new organization model based on the front-, mid- and back-office concept and created a European Procurement Center in Krakow, Poland where the companies’ transactional and sourcing activities were centralized. At this moment Wim is leading PMI’s global purchase to pay project that aims at a worldwide implementation of Coupa in a 3 years program.
Sessions:Understanding the Compliance Landscape in BSM
Director, Supply Chain Services
Director, Supply Chain Services | KPMG
Yatin Anand is a Director in KPMG’s Advisory Practice and serves as the US Digital Procurement Lead. He has substantial experience driving supply chain and procurement transformation initiatives and has had the opportunity to serve some of the largest global organizations across multiple industries. He is focused on developing robust supply chain transformation strategies and executing complex operational improvement initiatives across Strategic Sourcing, Contract Management, Transactional Procurement and Supply Chain & Operations. Yatin is on the forefront of technology-enabled disruption within procurement and is experienced in the areas of cloud, robotics process automation and other intelligent automation solutions.
Sessions:Ensuring A Successful Procurement Implementation: A Strong Support Model is Key