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Contributors

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Sundar Kamakshisundaram

Global Head of Manufacturing Solutions

Sundar has spent 25 years of his career in various roles within Spend Management and Supply Chain technology providers. At Ivalua, Sundar leads Industry Solution GTM and Presales functions working closely with customers to support their Digital Transformation journeys. Prior to his current role, Sundar spent 14 years at SAP Ariba and lead Solution Management and Product Marketing. Earlier, Sundar spent a number of years with eBusiness automotive marketplace Covisint, in their Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain Solution group. Sundar began his career in manufacturing and supply chain operations in a variety of roles for aerospace and automotive companies.

You can connect with Sundar on Linkedin

Stephen Cleminson - Alliances Director at Ivalua

Stephen Cleminson

Alliances Director

Stephen Cleminson is the Alliances Director at Ivalua.  He’s responsible for recruiting and managing a partner network across Northern Europe and brings experience of over a decade in commercial roles at a number of P2P vendors.  Stephen has built a comprehensive understanding of the benefits and challenges of P2P technology from his close involvement in a variety of projects for large multi-national organisations.

Stephen’s experience was initially in the use of P2P solutions for indirect spend, but Ivalua’s strengths in direct materials procurement has expanded his knowledge and expertise to this important operational area.

Christophe Cherubini

Christophe Cherubini

Senior Director, Global Head of Services Advisory

Christophe Cherubini is the Ivalua Global Head of Services Advisory, with eighteen years of experience working in the Procurement Software field. Christophe’s organization serves as a trusted advisory to prospective customers, conveys the value proposition of implementation, and helps define the implementation strategy and post-implementation service offerings. Prior to his current role, Christophe managed the implementation of several projects, and led different delivery teams.

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Jarrod McAdoo

Senior Product Marketing Manager

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

Head of Strategic Accounts

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.

Jane Newman

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.

Ken Zinkand

Ken Zinkand

Head of Healthcare, Solutions Consulting

At Ivalua, Ken leads the Healthcare Industry Solution, Go to Market, and Business Development functions working closely with customers to support their Digital Transformation journeys. Prior to his current role, Ken spent 13 years as an Executive with Accenture and leader in their Healthcare practice. Before Accenture, Ken spent several years in professional services with automotive, manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, and retailers focusing on supply chain solutioning. Ken started his career in supply chain working for United Parcel Service and worked his way up from loading trucks to being an Account Executive.

You can connect with Ken on LinkedIn

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Steve Carter

Senior Product Marketing Manager

For almost 30 years, Steve has worked as a Senior Product owner and Business Director in organizations selling procurement, Accounts Payable and Billing solutions into the Public and Private sectors. This involved designing and delivering products that support the Source to Pay and Order to Cash journeys for both Buyers and Suppliers. Steve’s last role was in the Crown Commercial Service working with Government Digital Services (GDS) to design the next generation of Public Sector cloud catalogue and marketplaces. This covered specifying market requirements, service design, end-to-end market engagement and sitting on the UK P2P central government working group. 

Over the years Steve has been involved in a vast number of invoice automation and billing projects and has seen technology come and go; from early OCR to the establishment of the e-Invoicing Networks, to new Self-service capabilities. When this is coupled with his all round knowledge of the systems and the processes used within procurement, Steve has a unique perspective on how we should be transforming procurement and more specifically Invoice to Pay in today’s Digital age. Outside of working life, he is a published author and 17th Century historian.

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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

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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.

Ivalua Staff Contributors

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.