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Dustin Burgess joined PRO Unlimited in 2007 and has previous experience in public accounting and consulting services at “Big Four” firms and Fortune 500 organizations.  As SVP of Strategy, Analytics, and Metrics (SAM) Dustin oversees market place BI, strategic management reporting, and business consulting solutions, with a focus on comprehensive talent engagement strategies.

As a Consultant at GEP, Deepesh is a part of the ‘Savings Tracking, Analytics & Compliance’ team. He prepares regional savings scorecards and informative dashboards to drive key business decisions. He has also helped design and implement key metrics that track the STP model’s governance & effectiveness. Deepesh also has experience in Strategic Sourcing projects for Marketing, where he has been involved in RFP development, supplier evaluation and creating vendor negotiation strategy. 

Jonathan Groda is a Senior Sourcing Analyst at Source One Management Services. Groda is responsible for supporting client spend management goals by executing strategic sourcing initiatives, including spend classification, supplier identification, and market assessment. Groda is a proven asset in analyzing and leveraging data to forecast spend and develop actionable next steps toward process improvement and cost reduction. 

Ramakrishnan Iyer has an in-depth business consulting and advisory experience, specializing in Finance and Information Technology domains with expertise in financial modeling, supplier relationship management and strategic sourcing. He has also pioneered the creation of dynamic M&A intelligence frameworks focusing on deal valuation and due diligence and has worked extensively in the IT & telecom domain while focusing in the Data Analytics space.

Punya Mittal is a Senior Consultant at GEP and has worked on multiple sourcing projects for a range of clients in FMCG, pharmaceutical & manufacturing sectors. He is an expert in spend analysis, opportunity assessment, supplier pre-qualification, bid evaluation, negotiation, supplier performance management and process improvement initiatives. 

Ashley is currently Marketing Manager for Odesma Procurement consultancy and their sister company Procurement PeopleCloud®, running and coordinating every aspect of the Marketing and public relations. Ashley is an active member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and of the Chamber of Commerce, with nine years of Marketing and PR experience both in-house and agency. Ashley’s previous experience involves working on accounts such as Brakes foodservice’s, Lambs navy rum and Apropos aluminium glass structures.

Scott Jancy helps organizations ignite growth. He partners with leaders to help them think creatively, build new sources of value, and stay competitive. Looking at the big picture, he can connect the dots and enable people to anticipate what's coming next. Scott is currently writing a book entitled The Architecture of Business: A Practical Guide to Creative Leadership. He's passionate about the role that design and leadership can play in creating change.

Allie has been a member of the PRO team since 1997 and was recently promoted to COO and EVP. Allie oversees a team that has blazed new trails in developing unique and cutting-edge contingent workforce programs for Fortune 1000 clients with operations in the US and globally. Some of the key milestones that Allie has spearheaded include launching a global MSP offering, creating an industry-first SOW management solution, building an integrated services-technology self-sourcing capability, and continued evolution of PRO's vendor-neutral MSP approach that encompasses thousands of talent and project suppliers.

Brad Martin is Senior Director of Product Marketing at PRO Unlimited.  He has over 15 years in VMS and the Staffing Industry. A veteran in the field, Brad has also held key roles in Product Management, Product Development, Experience Design, and as Founder for a successful startup in the HR/Staffing space.  Follow Brad on Twitter @nextbrad, and also be sure to follow @WandVMS and @PRO Unlimited

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is Founder, President and Chief Procurement Officer of the Next Level Purchasing Association (NLPA). He has authored most of the NLPA’s online courses and is the mastermind behind the prestigious Senior Professional in Supply Management (SPSM) family of certifications, earned in over 90 countries.

Charles is co-author of the book, “The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies and Techniques for Supply Management Professionals.” His articles and interviews have been included in countless supply chain publications. Charles’ clients have had their post-training success stories featured in multiple magazines, including two cover stories in Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

Meghan is the Inbound Marketing Strategist and lead writer for Winddle’s blog, covering topics related to procurement, sourcing, technology, collaboration, quality control and product development. Her role is to build a relationship with the community with the purpose of stimulating conversation that promotes progress and positive change in the industry.


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Ken Ballard is a supply chain Project Manager at Source One Management Services, responsible for leading sourcing events to optimize the spend and operations of clients in the areas of supply chain and IT, working directly with the clients and their respective suppliers through all stages of the strategic sourcing project – from data collection, through selecting and conducting go-to-market strategies, to negotiation and contracting, to implementation.