Claire Cunningham

Solution Consultant

Claire brings best in class procurement processes from 8 years experience in corporate purchasing and spend management software environments. From leading numerous procurement software initiatives for packaging giant Pactiv, to utilizing different procurement systems while part of the strategic sourcing team at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Claire’s gained a strong understanding of software capabilities and implementation pitfalls. As an Ivalua project manager, Claire led large scale projects in government, financial services and foodservice sectors. In her current role as Solution Consultant, Claire uses her extensive industry experience to help companies unify their procurement strategies with sound application solutions. Claire is an honors graduate from Michigan State University with a B.S. in Packaging.

Caroline Martinot

EMEA Field Marketing

Caroline is responsible for supporting and implementing field marketing initiatives across Ivalua’s EMEA region. Her role includes management of all European social media, lead generation and live event management. She earned her Master’s degree in CSR management in Canada at University of Sherbrooke.

Dannah Sanchez

Communications Manager

When not reading and writing about all things supply chain and procurement, she enjoys surfing the waves in her native California. Follow her on Twitter: @dannahsanc

Paul Noël

SVP Procurement Solutions

Paul holds a Management Degree from Santa Clara University in California and studied international business at Sofia University in Tokyo. His entire career has been about improving Corporate profitability through efficient operations and Management of Spend. From his work at Ariba, Softface, and Blackhog, Paul’s specialty has been to harness standard software and services to create specific solutions for companies large and small, local and international. Continuing this at Ivalua, Paul manages all customer-facing operations for the Americas.

Donna Hagerman

Director of Strategic Accounts

Prior to joining the team she was with management consulting firm A.T. Kearney for over 16 years working in their Procurement and Analytic Solutions practice where she supported Global clients in scoping their Procurement Transformation and Strategic Sourcing initiatives. She has an Engineering degree from the University of Massachusetts in Industrial Technology and an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University.

Gary Malhotra

VP of Marketing

Gary Malhotra is the VP of Marketing at Ivalua Inc. In this role, he is responsible for product strategy, branding, messaging, packaging, pricing, positioning, evangelism, pre-sales, sales enablement and training. He brings over 20 years of experience in the source-to-pay and supplier risk management space at Ariba, Accenture, IBM, TCS, Deloitte, Enlighta and Accenture. In his varied career, Gary has launched and marketed 7 software products, sold $470M in SaaS and Business Process Outsourcing solutions, managed a $150M P&L and 15 Alliance Relationships. He is an MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Asian Institute of Management and lives in Silicon Valley, California.

Kelly Barner

Managing Editor of Buyers Meeting Point

Kelly Barner has a unique perspective on procurement from her experience on both sides of the negotiation desk. Having led projects involving members of procurement, supplier and purchasing teams, Kelly has practical skills in strategic sourcing program design and management, opportunity assessment, knowledge management, and custom taxonomy design and implementation. She also has direct sourcing experience in a number of product and service categories including: inventory fuel, location-based services, corrugated, and corporate purchasing cards. Kelly has her MBA as well as an MS in Library and Information Science, and is a 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Supply & Demand Chain Executive ‘Pro to Know’.

Staff Contributors

Contributing writers from inside and outside Ivalua occasionally add items and information to this blog. We are a team who share an interest and curiosity about procurement and spend management.