VP Indirect ProcurementView Bio
THE COCA-COLA COMPANY (Chairman)
Brian Bancroft joined CCR on July 6th as the VP of Indirect Procurement. He was most recently Chief Procurement Officer, Asia Pacific & Africa for Kellogg Company, leading the procurement sourcing, operations and innovation across these fast growing regions. Spend portfolio includes all Direct (Ingredients: Corn, Rice, Wheat, Sugar, Cocoa, Oils, Seasonings, Flavors etc... and Packaging: Corrugated, Cartons, Liners, Canisters etc...), Indirect (Supply Chain: Logistics, Capital and Maintenance Repair and Operations and Commercial: Marketing, Professional Services, Training, Facilities, Recruiting, Travel, Consulting etc...) and Co-Manufacturing / Co-Packing. Prior to being appointed as CPO, he held the position of Senior Director, Global Indirect Procurement & Shared Services, leading teams focused on $5B in Indirect Supply Chain and Commercial spend across North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
The CPO for AARP, Mark Reed has over 15 years of experience as a supply chain and procurement executive. During his tenure with Accenture and Capgemini, Mark specialized in procurement transformation and strategic sourcing, helping companies such as Time Warner and 7-11 implement centralized procurement organizations, e-procurement technologies, sourcing processes, and cost management programs. As the Director of Strategic Sourcing for C&S Wholesale Grocers, a $20 billion privately-held company, he built the company's non-merchandise procurement capability from the ground up. As the VP of Procurement and Business Services for L Brands, owners of Victoria's Secret and Bath & Body Works, he managed a global procurement team with responsibility for over $1 billion in annual expenditures, and led major initiatives to implement category management strategies and processes. Mark has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Prior to graduate school, he served on active duty as a Naval Intelligence Officer. Mark resides in northern Virginia, and has six year old twins, Sam and Sophia.
Head of Procurement, Global Biotech
Economic Development, Supplier Diversity and Business Intelligence Leader
Head of Procurement, MexicoView Bio
Antonio started his career at CEMEX in 1990 in Production and Quality Control. After 3 years he moved to Procurement, where he has worked in most positions: plant procurement manager to Procurement Director Mediterranean Region (Spain, Italy, Egypt and UAE). In 2008 Antonio moved to Mexico to manage all procurement for the business. For 2 years, from 2009-2010, he was also responsible for South American procurement operations.
Enterprise Supply Chain, Global Head of SourcingView Bio
John joined Citigroup in 2010 as the Head of Global Sourcing within Citi’s Enterprise Supply Chain organization. In this capacity, John leads an organization responsible for developing and executing Citigroup’s sourcing and negotiation activities across all non-compensation categories of spend in support of all Citi Businesses and geographies worldwide. Prior to joining Citigroup, John led the global technology sourcing and procurement organizations for AIG from 2007 to 2010 and JP Morgan Chase from 2002 to 2007. Previously, John was a founding member of a sourcing advisory firm based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania engaged in sourcing consulting services and B2B e-commerce strategies for small to mid-size enterprises.
Supplier Diversity Professional, former Director, Global Supplier DiversityView Bio
Denise is the former Director, Global Supplier Diversity Business Development for Cisco Systems, Inc. She was responsible for leading Cisco’s global supplier diversity initiatives for over 14 years. In this role, Denise and team focused on the utilization, development and mentoring of diverse suppliers/partners who can provide value add within the supply chains. Denise’s role impacted the decision making of the executive leadership team regarding Cisco’s future direction, strategies, and tactics in diverse supplier development and utilization. Denise launched Cisco’s Global Supplier Diversity Business Development program over fourteen years ago that now includes efforts in: Australia, Canada, China, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Denise led the company's supplier diversity Center of Excellence (COE) organization by developing relationships with diverse suppliers, partners, customers and Cisco. Connecting these ecosystems of commerce groups promoted economic growth and sustainability on a global basis.
Director, Indirect ProcurementView Bio
Howard currently serves as head of Citrix Systems worldwide Indirect Procurement function, has a B.A. in Economic Geography from Clark University, and has an M.A. in Geography and MBA in Finance from Columbia University, where he lectures annually on Procurement Transformation. Howard has spent his career helping multi-national corporations transform their Procurement and Supply Chain organizations into Best in Class, high performing functions that are integrated with the strategy of the business. His responsibilities have included Consulting, Change Management, Finance, Supply Chain Business Development, Raw Material Commodities Hedging and Trading, and leading Global IT and Indirect Procurement functions for major multi-national corporations in the industrial, defense, CPG, pharmaceutical, healthcare, hospitality and software industries.
SVP Global Procurement
Fernando Martin del Campo
VP, Procurement, Beer DivisionView Bio
Since May 2014, Fernando is Constellation Brands VP Procurement, based in Mexico City and responsible of the strategic sourcing for the Beer Division, evaluating the supply and sourcing strategies and processes and managing a multi-billion dollar annual spend, creating value through strategic cost assessment and supplier relationships. Fernando leads the sourcing strategy development and implementation, savings generation and business continuity management approach. Accountable for driving global strategic sourcing capabilities and delivering value improvement across all direct materials, indirect materials and services, capital and logistic categories. Fernando is a visionary leader who builds organizational capabilities for sustainable and future growth by developing people and designing organizational structures aligned with the broader Supply Chain and Business strategies looking for new sourcing opportunities, new product development and innovation insights to support the expansion plans, innovations and risk management for the Company under the highest standards of ethic and transparency.
Dr. Nada Sanders
Distinguished Professor of SCMView Bio
D'AMORE-MCKIM SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Dr. Nada R. Sanders is a Distinguished Professor in Supply Chain Management at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. Nada is the author of the books Big Data Driven Supply Chain Management (Pearson 2014) and Foundations of Sustainability (Wiley 2014), as well as Supply Chain Management: A Global Perspective and Operations Management, in its 5th edition. Nada has extensive consulting and executive training experience, having worked with companies such as NIKEiD, IDC, Dell, Scitex, AT&T, MTC Corporation, and others.
VP, Integrated Supply Chain, Global Supply ManagementView Bio
Matt has worldwide responsibility for all initiatives that drive supply chain alignment, performance and optimization through standard operating systems. Matt began his automotive career in 1984 with Federal Mogul Corporation in North America. Over the next several years, he progressed through a variety of international assignments, including sales, marketing and customer service, and operations. In 2003, Matt joined Delphi as general director, Supply Chain, for Delphi Product & Service Solutions. He moved to his current assignment in 2013. Matt serves on the board of directors for AIAG (Automotive Industry Advisory Group), which oversees the organization’s collaborative efforts to build and enhance the competitiveness of the automotive industry. He also served on the board of directors for the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Associations from 2011 to 2013.
VP, Global Procurement for LatAm and VP, Supply Chain of Procurement, VenezuelaView Bio
Mercedes Romero’s responsibility includes a spend of $1.2 billion for the Diageo operations in LAC. Romero has been instrumental in leading the transformation of the Diageo global procurement team into a best-in-class procurement organization. Prior to joining Diageo in 2013, Romero was the VP Global Procurement for Starbucks. Other positions at Starbucks included Director Supply Chain Operations International and Director Global Procurement Strategy and Supply Chain. Prior to Starbucks, Romero held leadership positions in procurement and supply chain management at The Clorox Company, Procter & Gamble and General Electric. She received the 2009 Clorox Global Product Supply Curiosity award and was a top-five finalist in 2008, 2009 and 2010 for the company’s Optimism and Integrity Global CEO Awards
former CPOView Bio
Joseph has served in several senior executive management positions at IBM, Pacific Bell, American Express, InterContinental Hotels Group, Bank of America, Information Services Group and most recently at Fannie Mae. He is actively involved in the supply chain management profession and has served as the Chairman of the Center for Advanced Purchasing Studies (CAPS). Joseph has more than 25 years of supply chain experience and serves on various academic and professional advisory boards including State University of New York at Oswego University Foundation where he sits as the head of the Finance & Audit Committee, the Institute of Supply Management Supply Risk Management board.
Commericial DirectorView Bio
GE OIL & GAS
Eduardo is the Commercial Director for GE Oil & Gas in Mexico and his main focus is business growth through direct assignments, MSA utilization, and alliances with other parties. Prior to this, He was Commercial Operations Leader for GE Pressure Control Latin America. In this past role, Eduardo focused on improving excellence in the execution by implementing key performance indicators (KPIs) for both ITO and OTR and by developing market strategies along with Sales to ensure new countries penetration is effective in the region. His team, along with Sales, has closed important deals with PEMEX, Schlumberger, Diavaz, and Halliburton in Mexico.
Former VP Procurement, Global Systems and OperationsView Bio
A recognized pioneer in procurement and sourcing technology, Gregg is the former VP Procurement - Global Systems and Operations for pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline. Gregg was also SVP, Market Operations for FedBid, Inc., a high volume reverse auction marketplace serving the Federal Government. Formerly he was Senior Advisor for A.T. Kearney Procurement and Analytic Solutions organization. Gregg has 40 years’ experience in a variety of industries including automotive, textile, manufactured goods, electronics and healthcare. He has experience in laboratory, quality, manufacturing, IT systems, operations, procurement and supply chain having held senior management roles in each discipline. In 2003, under Gregg’s leadership, GlaxoSmithKline was awarded the prestigious Charter Institute of Procurement and Supply award for “Best Use of Technology by a Procurement Organization”. In 2008, Gregg was named as one of the Top 25 Supply Chain Executives by Supply Chain and Logistics magazine. He was also recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Inspirational Pharmaceuticals Executives by PharmaVoice100 (the first supply chain executive to achieve this award).
Program Director, Global Supplier Diversity
former CPOView Bio
Patrick is most recently the CPO for Indirects at Mars (2010-2015). He is a high impact Procurement and Supply Chain executive with a proven history of leading teams and delivering results across global and transversal organizations, notably Wrigley, Kellogg and Keebler Company before joining Mars. A proven people leader with a passion for leading during times of change and challenge, capable of developing and deploying game changing strategies across the Company. Leads with vision and an entrepreneurial spirit that has made a difference for companies at all levels. Experience on Executive Management Teams with a diverse background in public, private, and leveraged buy-¬‐out enterprises.
Passionate about delivering genuine value and driving results through collaboration, Chief Procurement Officer of MDC Partners Brett Colbert works with MDC partner firms and agencies to optimize clients’ marketing investments. Throughout his career, Brett has led both agencies and clients through diverse and challenging situations resulting in value creation and effective operational improvement. After over a decade in executive management at both adverting and media agencies, Brett began building marketing procurement teams for major brands.
ROBERT M. MONCZKA
Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, Supply Chain ManagementView Bio
Michigan State University
For over 25 years, Robert has researched, taught and consulted about strategic purchasing/sourcing and supply chain management strategies and implementation processes. He directed and led The Global Procurement and Supply Chain Benchmarking Initiative, a “first-of-its-kind” third party benchmarking initiative at MSU, and has been Principle Investigator on two major National Science Foundation projects focused on purchasing and supply chain strategy and practice. Robert led major research initiatives at CAPS Research to determine the next generation of sourcing and supply chain strategies that will lead to incremental and breakthrough performance improvements. Robert has held positions with Ford Motor Company in Supply Management and he has worked with over 150 firms in varying capacities.
VP, ProcurementView Bio
Steve Nowak is currently VP of Global Sourcing for Owens Corning (OC). In this role, he has responsibility for all sourcing activities globally, covering approximately 11,000 suppliers, and $3.6B of annual spend. In the past 4 years he has lead the transformation of the Sourcing function by focusing on tangible and measurable value creation and risk mitigation efforts closely aligned to OC business strategies, and through implementation of a systemic and collaborative results-oriented approach with suppliers. Steve joined Owens Corning in 1990 and has held a number of positions of increasing responsibility across various functions of the company. Previous to his current role he was VP of Finance for the $2.0 billion Composite Solutions Business Group. In this role he was accountable for all the financial functions of the business globally, as well as strategy and investment planning.
VP, Development Operations, Worldwide Research and DevelopmentView Bio
Dr. Barbara Tardiff is VP, Development Operations, Worldwide Research and Development at Pfizer. She collaborates with research and business units across Pfizer to improve capabilities and effective use of data, information, and knowledge management to guide the design, implementation, and analysis of clinical trials and support other research and development activities. Barbara has a unique combination of expertise and experience in biomedical and information sciences and is a skilled executive leader with experience leading major organization transformations. Over the course of her career she has participated in a broad range of scientific and operational activities related to medical product development including protocol design, project leadership and administration, data management, information systems, and interpretation and presentation of study findings.
Executive DirectorView Bio
Rosemary is the Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute, a 501c3 Non-Profit collaboration with the University of San Diego. She is an Amazon.com Best Selling author with 5 books. Rosemary earned an MBA from University of San Diego and a BS in Business Logistics from Arizona State University. She has been a management consultant for 25 years, helping over 80 global supply chain clients. Rosemary serves on the Board of Directors of the University of San Diego Supply Chain Management Institute and teaches Global Supply Chain Strategy at UC Berkeley.
Head of Innovation Center of Excellence
Senior Director, Procurement Methods, Processes and Strategy
SIEMENS HEALTHCARE DIAGNOTICS
Head of Procurement & TravelView Bio
SOUTHERN WINE & SPIRITS OF AMERICA
Alan Rice has been serving as Southern Wine & Spirits of America‘s Senior Director of Corporate Procurement since early 2010. Prior to Southern, Rice worked for a series of Fortune 500 companies, including Cemex, Unisys, Nokia and Sara Lee and Nortel Networks. Rice has nearly 20 years of experience in procurement, strategic sourcing, P2P and supply chain management. He has spent half of his career working internationally in Europe, Latin America and Asia. During the last eight years, Rice has led major transformation initiatives to drive higher value and reduce costs, while focusing on ROI. He has also specialized in the creation of indirect procurement organizations for enterprises that did not previously have them.
Senior Director of Supplier DiversityView Bio
Michael currently serves as Senior Director of Supplier Diversity for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. He leads the company’s Supplier Diversity program and its critical initiative to source $20 billion with women-owned U.S. businesses by 2016.
Michael’s team managed Walmart’s 2014 spending of nearly $13.5 billion with approximately 3,000 Diverse Owned businesses. Under Michael’s leadership, Walmart has been recognized for providing the best opportunities to woman-owned and multicultural businesses.
Michael also served from 2008-2012 as Vice President of Supplier Diversity at SUPERVALU, Inc., a U.S. wholesale and retail grocer with annual sales of $44 billion and 180,000 employees. While at SUPERVALU, Michael increased the number of diverse suppliers by 5 to 10% annually and added $425 million in supply chain spending with diverse owned businesses.
Lee joined WPP as SVP, North America Commercial & Procurement Services in 2011, and leads a team responsible for identifying and capturing savings, efficiency, and growth opportunity across North America $3+ Billion external spend. Prior to WPP, Lee has a mix of procurement, operations, and commercialization experience working at GE, McKinsey, Honeywell, and Cadbury. Lee began his career in 1988 when he joined GE’s Manufacturing Management Program. Since then, Lee has held a series of leadership positions including: Indirect Procurement leader at Honeywell, Engagement Manager at McKinsey, and Chief Procurement Officer of Cadbury NA. Lee also played a leadership role in creating GE’s eAuction program while working as part of GE’s Corporate Initiatives Group.
Head of Strategic Business RiskView Bio
Linda is Head of Strategic Business Risk for Zurich. She leads a global team responsible for delivering tactical solutions to Zurich and to customers on strategic issues such as business resilience, cyber and supply chain risk, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), risk culture and Total Risk Profiling. Linda holds a Specialist designation in ERM, and serves on the global Education Advisory Board of the Institute of Risk Management in London. Linda is deputy member of the ERM Committee of RIMS, sits on the Supply Chain Risk Leadership Council, and was Chairwoman of the Asian Risk Management Conference.
VP, Supply Chain
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
Former CPOView Bio
Ryan Nied, CPSM is a global procurement & supply chain executive with 18 years of experience gained within industry-leading food, beverage, CPG and packaging organizations. Ryan developed his career through several procurement roles with Diageo, H.J. Heinz Company and The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. Most recently, Ryan served as Vice President, Procurement at Pactiv, LLC, a $4B+ leading manufacturer in the food & foodservice packaging industry, where he held CPO-level responsibilities to transform the Procurement function. Ryan's specialization is building procurement capabilities in the areas of category management, SRM, negotiation and value engineering. He has contributed to the profession through writing and speaking for Procurement Leaders, ProcureCon and multiple universities; as well as by providing thought leadership on his personal blog (www.RyanNied.com). Ryan earned a B.S. degree in Packaging from Michigan State University and a M.B.A. from the University of Dayton.
Wayne S. Evans
Head of Procurement Americas & Global Transportation ProcurementView Bio
DEUTSCHE POST DHL
Wayne Scott Evans is currently the Head of Procurement for the Americas and Head of Global Transportation Procurement at Deutsche Post DHL, the global market leader of the international express and logistics industry. His career in private and public sector procurement spans more than 20 years in which he has held senior level procurement positions at Lockheed Martin, Unisys, and CBS. In addition, he was a Senior Manager for a global consulting firm where he performed supply chain consulting services for industry leaders such as Boeing, Carnival Cruise Lines, Federal Express and BP. In 2003 he joined Deutsche Post DHL to establish a regional procurement organization covering North and South America. His current responsibilities include the procurement of more than $2.0 billion of goods and services across the Americas. In addition, he is responsible for the sourcing more than $1.5 billion of transportation across the globe. Wayne graduated from The American University where he received a BA in Procurement and Acquisitions Management. He has been a featured speaker at several industry forums including the National ISM Conference, Procurecon, SAMA, and The Aberdeen CPO Summit.
Executive Director, Procurement & Vendor ManagementView Bio
GARDAWORLD CASH SERVICES
Aaron Thum is a highly driven executive with well-rounded experience in operations, procurement and finance. Serving as Executive Director of Procurement & Vendor Management for GardaWorld Cash Services, Aaron’s methodical yet creative approach has produced significant hard-dollar savings and has earned Aaron a seat alongside the organizations most senior leadership. His passion lies with combining both cost control and process improvement to achieve maximum operational performance. Aaron holds a finance degree from University of Central Florida as well as SSLP (Six Sigma Lean Professional), and CMS (Change Management Specialist) certifications.
Director, ProcurementView Bio
Jack Greene, C.P.M., CPSM, CPSD – Director, Procurement
Office Depot, Inc.
Jack Greene has been with Office Depot for 16 years in a variety of managerial positions, most recently serving as the Company’s Director of Procurement for the past 4 years. In this position, Jack and his team were responsible for the evaluation, strategic sourcing, contracting and subsequent performance management of hundreds of suppliers representing > $1.1 Billion of annual spend at legacy Office Depot. In 2014, that spend increased to $1.8 Billion as a result of the Office Depot/Office Max merger. Jack has been instrumental in driving significant synergies and savings > $100 MM thus far as integration activities between the two legacy companies continue. Jack has been a long time supporter of Office Depot’s Diversity initiatives, serving as a board member of both the North/Central and South Florida Diversity Councils for the past seven years. He is currently secretary of the board of the South Florida Minority Supplier Development Council. Jack holds a BBA from the University of Miami and an MBA from the University of Florida. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, tennis, boating and college football. Jack resides in Fort Lauderdale with his wife Amy and his two teenage daughters, Katie and Emily.
Former CPOView Bio
CUSHMAN AND WAKEFIELD
Joanna Martinez is a global procurement / supply chain leader and the founder of Supply Chain Advisors LLC. She is a frequent lecturer and blogger on procurement topics and also provides coaching, strategy development, training, and cost reduction opportunity assessment. Joanna has led transformation initiatives for companies in many different sectors: among them Johnso & Johnson (consumer products, pharmaceuticals), Diageo (beverage), Alliance Bernstein LP (financial services) and Cushman & Wakefield (real estate services, property management). She creates ways in which procurement and supply chain improvements help grow a business’s bottom-line, bringing innovations in approaches and techniques to the industries in which she works and the people she coaches.
SVP, Commodity ManagementView Bio
Richard Crane is currently the Sr. Vice President of Commodity Management at Philips Healthcare, located in Andover, MA where he is responsible for sourcing and commodity management of direct material across all divisions of Philips Healthcare globally, and for indirect spend across all Philips businesses in North America. Prior to joining Philips, Richard was Vice President of Supply Chain Management at Siemens Corporation where he was responsible for driving productivity and cost savings across all Siemens businesses within North America. He began his career with Siemens in 1992 where he has held several procurement, supply chain, and project management roles across the company in Siemens Communications, Siemens Medical Solutions, and Siemens AG - Automation & Drives.
Founder & CEOView Bio
Pamela Meyer is founder and CEO of Calibrate, a leading deception detection training company based in Washington DC. Before writing the bestselling book Liespotting, she spent years with a team of researchers surveying all of the research findings on deception, and underwent extensive training in facial micro-expression identification, interrogation skills and statement analysis. Prior to that she was an Internet and media executive, as founder of Simpatico Networks, a New York based social media company.
Robin Shahani has a 20+ year track record as a change-driven senior operations and global business services executive in regulated businesses, as well as an outsourcing advisor, management consultant, and entrepreneur. He has extensive experience in designing, building, operating, and remediating multifunction shared services organizations and outsourcing programs, as well as in leading and transforming procurement and accounts payable functions.
Robin is currently Managing Director, Supply Management and COO Business Planning at TD Ameritrade, a US leader in online brokerage and investing technology. Previously, Robin was a Senior Vice President in Global Business Services and Chief Procurement Officer at American Express, and Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Citi Shared Services, as well as Global Co-Head of Procurement at Citigroup.
Adrian Inguanzo Garza
Former Director, Global Indirect ProcurementView Bio
Elisabeth Schlag-Lawrence is a Fortune 500 Global Indirect Procurement Executive, focusing on Consumer Products and Retail. She has over 25 years of first-hand experience in building and leading Fortune 500 Procurement operating models. She has lead large scale organizational, process and technology redesign, build-out and implementation across multiple Fortune 500 organizations in both Consumer Products and Retail, but also within such industries as pharma and financial services.
She is frequently seen as an industry leader familiar with driving change, hands-on stakeholder management and communication in complex environments and cultures. She is considered an innovator in her space, with a proven track record in transformation and strategy.
Global VP, Capital and MRO ProcurementView Bio
Darlyne joined McCain in September, 2015 and serves as the VP of Global Procurement, Capital and MRO. She is a member of the EGLPT at McCain and she leads the overall procurement strategy for all capital and MRO spend with McCain globally. Prior to McCain she was with Kraft Foods for four years. She served as the Senior Procurement Director for the Grocery and Food Service BU and also the Beverages and Snack Nuts BU. She led the overall procurement strategy for both business units to enable the successful delivery of $260MM of the company’s productivity from 2011-2015. Her spend responsibilities have covered over $3 billion dollars and she had a staff of eleven procurement and supply chain professionals. Prior to Kraft, Darlyne worked for SABIC-Innovative Plastics where she led a 45 person multi-national procurement team responsible for all sourcing and contracting at the company’s three largest locations. Darlyne also spent nine years with Eli Lily and Company where she served as the Global Sourcing/Procurement Director for indirect spend categories, delivering over $250 million in cost savings. Darlyne began her career in procurement roles within the engineering and construction services sector. She has served as the Vice-President of her local chapter of the National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM) and has been a member of Toastmasters International since 2002. Darlyne earned her BA in Economics and Spanish from Indiana University and holds an MBA in Supply Chain Management from the W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University.
Director, Sourcing & Co-Manufacturing
E&J GALLO WINERY
Global Benefits Sourcing Manager
NBCUNIVERSAL - TELEMUNDO
Director, Indirect Demand and Coordination
Former Global Supplier Performance & Innovation Manager – Warehousing & DistributionView Bio
In February 2016, Emmanuel Cambresy was appointed as Chief Knowledge Officer at Old St Labs, a fast-growing technology company specialized in software solutions that enable enterprises to forge deeper and more valuable relationships with their suppliers.
Prior to this, Cambresy led the Global Supplier Performance & Innovation Strategy for global logistics across all Novartis divisions, as well as other progressive strategic sourcing roles in a wide array of companies (from medium businesses to niche consulting firms and large multi-entity corporations) and across various industry verticals (telecommunications, consumer products, healthcare & life sciences, automotive and management consulting).
Executive Director of Sourcing and Procurement OperationsView Bio
Jacob Riherd is Executive Director of Sourcing and Procurement Operations at Cox Communications in Atlanta, GA, where he is responsible for sourcing direct material commodity categories, reporting, analytics, technology tools for sourcing, purchasing, supplier diversity, and strategic supplier relationship management.
Prior to joining Cox, Jacob was Vice President of Global Governance at Pontoon Solutions where he was responsible for global solutions for 3rd party labor management strategies in the Managed Service Provider/Vendor Management industry. Jacob began his career as Nuclear Engineer with the US Department of Defense and has held several positions in operational and data analytics roles across multiple industries including warehouse/distribution, banking, and telecom.
Jacob holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, MBA from the College of William and Mary, and Master of Global Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Executive Director, Head of Sourcing ExcellenceView Bio
A GLOBAL BIO-PHARMA COMPANY
Jayme Bombo is the Head of BMS Sourcing Excellence organization. Jayme joined Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2006 and has held positions of increasing responsibility within BMS Latin America, in the Commercial as well as in the Procurement organizations. He is currently based in Princeton, New Jersey and is the head of a global team responsible for sourcing, negotiating, contracting and developing supplier relationship management activities across the company. At this capacity, he works extensively with Functional Category Heads and Business Partners to execute categories strategies and ensure that total costs are minimized and optimal value is realized in the execution of contracts. His team is also responsible for managing a strategic BPO partner, which is engaged in driving Strategic Category Management for all mature categories (Tier 3) for BMS.
Jayme has more than 20 years of experience, having been one of the Operations Practice leaders within A.T. Kearney Management Consulting in Brazil and Mexico. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering and a MBA from FGV- Fundacao Getulio Vargas in Brazil, having participated as special student in the Sloan School of Management MBA program in Boston, MA.