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. ​

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.