Contributors

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Sundar Kamakshisundaram

Global Head of Manufacturing Solutions

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Jarrod McAdoo

Jarrod McAdoo brings over 22 years of procurement experience across multiple industries, including higher education, retail, manufacturing, and engineered products.  During this time, Jarrod held various roles in category and supplier management including the management of strategic sourcing and procurement teams as well as leading teams in implementing shared service procurement models and source to pay systems.  Jarrod holds a Masters in Business Administration from Duquesne University and a Bachelor’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Sean Correll

Sean has worked directly with hundreds of clients to deliver value in strategic supply management. He provides guidance during all phases of the supply management lifecycle, manages the strategic direction of projects, and ensures that clients are getting full value from the Ivalua Strategic Supply Management Solutions.  Sean advises C-Level executives on a regular basis and has been featured in a variety of books (Essentials of Supply Chain Management), newspapers (USA Today), and internet media sites (Yahoo! News). Prior to joining Ivalua, Sean has held leadership roles in several supply chain technology organizations. Sean also worked as an executive in a “Big 6” consulting firm and served as a Flight Officer in the US Navy. Sean has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Vanderbilt University and a Masters in Business Administration from San Diego State University.

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Peter Smith

Author, and Managing Director, Procurement Excellence

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Jane Newman

Sr. Account Executive

Jane is based in Portland, Oregon and has been selling and managing teams within the Public Sector for over 20 years.  She joined Ivalua as the Western Public Sector Account Executive in April 2019.  She manages a 13 State territory. Prior to Ivalua, Jane worked at Global Tel Link from 2014 – 2019 selling telecommunication systems in the Corrections Industry for 13 western states and was with LexisNexis from 2000 -2014 where she managed sales teams within Federal and State and Local Government.

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Vishal Patel

VP Product Marketing

Vishal has spent the last 1​5​ years in various roles within the Procurement and Supply Chain technology market.  As an industry analyst, he researched and advised organizations in various industries​ on best ​and innovative practices, digitization and optimization.  He brings a thorough understanding of market trends and digital​ technologies that can help enterprises be more effective ​with their Procurement and Supply Chain strategies.  He works to ensure that ​organizations are empowered with technology platforms that enable flexibility, innovation, and agility. ​

You can connect with Vishal on Linkedin

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Bertrand Maltaverne

Procurement Digitalist

Bertrand Maltaverne has extensive experience in the area of Procurement and, more precisely, in the impact of technology on Procurement processes and organizations. At Ivalua he works to help customers achieve success in the digital transformation of their Procurement practice. Before that, he had various responsibilities in the procurement function of a Fortune 500 company. He is also active on various social media platforms, and he also blogs.

You can connect with Bertrand on Linkedin

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Alex Saric

Chief Marketing Officer

Alex has spent over 15 years of his career evangelizing Spend Management, shaping its
evolution and working closely with hundreds of customers to support their Digital
Transformation journeys. As CMO at Ivalua, Alex leads overall marketing strategy and
thought leadership programs. Alex also spent 12 years at Ariba, first building and running the spend analytics business as General Manager. He then built and led Ariba’s international
marketing team until successful acquisition by SAP, transitioning to lead business network
marketing globally. Earlier, Alex was a founding member of Zeborg (acquired by Emptoris)
where he developed vertical Procurement applications. He began his career in the U.S.
Cavalry, leading tank and scout platoons through 2 combat deployments. Alex holds a B.S. in
Economics from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and an international M.B.A. from
INSEAD.

You can connect with Alex on Linkedin

Bernadette Fitton

Senior Global Digital Marketing Manager

Bernadette has worked for 20 years in various Marketing Roles in the Technology Industry.  She started her career at Oracle where she managed Public Sector Marketing for the UK & Ireland and EMEA Marketing for Healthcare.  From Oracle she moved to Ariba and lead Field Marketing for Northern Europe. She was part of the team that transitioned to SAP Ariba and then to SAP.  She joined Ivalua in November 2017 to lead Ivalua’s Global Digital Initiatives.  She is passionate about social media and is an active blogger.

You can connect with Bernadette on Linkedin

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Doug Keeley

Product Marketing Manager

Prior to joining Ivalua, Doug spent 12 years with Directworks in Sourcing Consulting and Customer Success.  During this time, he managed consulting engagements, worked with customers to implement lean processes, and managed SaaS implementations for global manufacturing enterprises.  Doug has a B.S. in Marketing / International Business from the Pennsylvania State University and MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.  He is leading global marketing activities for upstream procurement.

You can connect with him on Linkedin

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Arnaud Malarde

Senior Product Marketing Manager

Arnaud has over 10 years’ experience in procurement across both sourcing and procure-to-pay. His experience comes from working with major international technology and media groups, where he was responsible for overseeing solution deployments as well as ensuring business value is achieved through technologies. Arnaud has a Masters in Finance from ESCP Europe – a top Business School in France and a European MSc in Management from London City University.

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.