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Coupa Hires Industry Expert Thomas Kase to Evangelize Value as a Service in Cloud Spend Management
EDITOR’S NOTE: Kase will present at 2:10 p.m. PST on Thursday, May 18 at Coupa Inspire ’17 inside The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square. He will lead a panel discussion with Chief Procurement Officers such as Mike Jacobs from Staples and Micaela Giocondi from Engie, Italy.
SAN MATEO, CA — April 27, 2017 — Coupa Software (NASDAQ:COUP), a leader in cloud-based spend management, today announced that Thomas Kase has joined the company as Director of Content Development and Thought Leadership. In this role, Kase is responsible for showcasing quantified value that has been delivered by Coupa.
Based in Atlanta, Kase brings 20 years of experience from on-demand solutions – stretching from e-commerce to spend analytics, strategic sourcing, supply base management, governance risk & compliance, supplier diversity and social responsibility – to contract lifecycle and procure to pay solutions. He also has experience with travel and expenses and SOW complex services procurement solutions.
“Coupa is remarkably focused on rapidly changing and leading cloud spend management through pragmatic innovations and customer results,” Kase said. “For years, I have followed not only Coupa, but most providers in the space. Coupa’s dedication to delivering the best platform possible is second to none. Coupa’s culture of striving for excellence is what make me especially excited about joining.”
For five years, Kase worked at Spend Matters as vice president of research and lead analyst where he was responsible for sourcing, supplier management and other initiatives in the source-to-pay area. He penned articles and white papers for SpendMatters.com that cover a broad range of procurement topics, including solution assessments, marketplace trends, and best practices.
“Thomas brings exceptional industry expertise and experience to Coupa,” said Donna Wilczek, vice president of strategy and product marketing at Coupa. “We will leverage his talents to help raise awareness of the value we deliver for customers everywhere.”
Prior to Spend Matters, Kase worked in different roles for source-to-pay providers Ariba and SciQuest – through their Procuri and AECsoft USA acquisitions, respectively. He has extensive experience working in Asia and has spoken at industry events across the globe.
About Coupa Software
Coupa Software (NASDAQ:COUP) is the cloud platform for business spend. We deliver “Value as a Service” by helping our customers maximize their spend under management, achieve significant cost savings and drive profitability. Coupa provides a unified, cloud-based spend management platform that connects hundreds of organizations representing the Americas, EMEA, and APAC with millions of suppliers globally. The Coupa platform provides greater visibility into and control over how companies spend money. Customers – small, medium and large – have used the Coupa platform to bring billions of dollars in cumulative spend under management. Learn more at www.coupa.com. Read more on the Coupa Blog or follow @Coupa on Twitter.