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Coupa Unveils New Executive Advisory Board, Welcomes New Members

Committee of global leaders will influence company’s innovation agenda and industry-wide adoption of business spend management practices

SAN MATEO, CA. – April 17, 2018 – Coupa Software (NASDAQ: COUP), a leader in business spend management (BSM), announced today the launch of its new Executive Advisory Board (EAB), a strategic committee of executive-level customers serving as trusted advisors to Coupa on strategy and product innovation and advocating for the development and awareness of BSM. In addition, Coupa welcomed six new members to the board.

“The Executive Advisory Board plays an important role in setting the strategic direction for our company, our products, and our ability to make our customers successful,” said Chandar Pattabhiram, chief marketing officer, Coupa. “We’re thrilled to partner with the senior executives on this board, whose deep experience in finance, procurement, and information technology will fuel our innovation agenda and help us shape the future of BSM.”

The EAB comprises a diverse set of 14 Coupa customers representing a cross-section of geographies across mid-market and enterprise organizations whose charter is to provide strategic direction and guidance on Coupa products, services, branding and messaging, as well as share their perspective on BSM successes in their respective industries.

The 2018-2019 board members include:

  • Michael Benvenuto, CPO, Aon
  • Jon Buckbee, senior director, Capital One Financial Corporation
  • Daniel Cameron, senior vice president, global procurement, Pearson
  • Helene Cerbelaud, head of strategy and operational performance, general procurement, Airbus
  • Chris Chadwick, director, indirect procurement & facilities, Caterpillar
  • Mark Dotinga , CFO, Lagunitas Brewing Company
  • Gary Foster, vice president, enterprise procurement, Highmark Health
  • Andrew Heers, senior vice president, sourcing and supplier management, MasterCard
  • Jacob Gorm Larsen, director of digital procurement, Maersk Group
  • JR Miller, senior vice president, finance, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Oscar Nafarrate, CIO, Grupo Herdez
  • Andrea Sordi, senior director global procurement strategy, capability and business services, Mondelez International
  • Stacey Taylor, SVP and CPO, MGM Resorts International
  • Donna Trowbridge, group head, procurement, DBS Bank
  • Chandar Pattabhiram, CMO, Coupa
  • Mark Riggs, chief customer officer, Coupa
  • Donna Wilczek, vice president, product strategy and innovation, Coupa

“This is an exciting time for finance and IT professionals as advances in big data and artificial intelligence are delivering value in ways never before possible,” said JR Miller, senior vice president, finance, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). "Being part of the Coupa Executive Advisory Board gives us an opportunity to be part of setting the future of business spend management. Ultimately, its success will increase the value of every dollar we spend at LLS in our quest to find cures to save the lives of our blood cancer patients.”

The new group will have its first in-person event during Coupa's annual conference Inspire ’18, held May 6-9 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.

About Coupa Software

Coupa Software (NASDAQ:COUP) is the cloud platform for business spend management (BSM). 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 Read more on the Coupa Blog or follow Coupa on LinkedIn at

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