Sammeli Sammalkorpi is one of the two original co-founders who established Sievo in 2003. Hailing from the very north of Finland, his parents had hopes he would become a reindeer farmer but instead he turned into a software entrepreneur and procurement advocate. Sammeli founded Sievo after gaining experience in management consulting and enterprise information technology and is now the CEO of Sievo.

Heta Ruikka is the Vice President of Product Management at Sievo, and she strives to develop Sievo as the best Procurement Analytics solution the world has ever seen. She holds a master’s degree from Aalto University in Industrial Engineering and Management, and has delved in the world of Product Management ever since graduating. As a young leader in the space, she aspires to change the world into a more open and data-driven one, where leadership is based on empathy and empowerment.    

Mohammed Kafil is a certified procurement consultant who has been coaching companies to establish resilient digital procurement operating models for over a decade now. At Kissflow Procurement Cloud, he helps mid-market and large enterprises with their digital transformation projects. In the recent past, he has also worked with Fortune 500 companies to implement platforms like Coupa, Ariba, Ivalua, and BuyerQuest.

Tom Cummins is Senior Director, Global Procurement, for Synovos, the largest independent MRO supply chain services company in North America. He is responsible for the company’s strategic category management and OEM activities, working with his team in developing sourcing strategies that leverage the company’s $500 million spend.

As Managing Partner for the Americas for Consus Global, Saurabh has been instrumental in leading sales and operations in our fastest growing market. As a Procurement and Sourcing practitioner for nearly two decades, Saurabh has not only led procurement transformation initiatives but has also been responsible for leading Sourcing centers of excellence ensuring delivery of value from procurement and sourcing functions. He has done so by leading selection of solutions and services to enable procurement, being a change leader, and finally delivering and sustaining value to Procurement through establishing programs that sustain success over time.

Established in 2010, Consus is a global supply chain services provider with offices across 8 countries and customers in over 20 countries. With a growing portfolio of over 100 customers worldwide, Consus’ mission statement is: customer first. We believe that a measurable return on customer investment is critical to procurement success. This is the primary ethos behind our services offerings.

Saurabh routinely partners and collaborates with executives from our portfolio of global customers, helping them define their procurement vision and strategy and supporting them in realizing their vision and strategies through execution. With a deep multi-solution product knowledge, Saurabh is a self-professed “Procurement Nerd”.

Prior to joining Consus, Saurabh served as Director of Channel Sales at Ivalua, led Sourcing teams at Avon and Time Warner and led management consulting projects at Accenture. He also serves on the Advisory Board at Elicit Consulting.

Saurabh holds an MBA from NYU Stern with specializations in Strategy, Global Business and Leadership. He also holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree from Columbia University, New York.

Saurabh is based out of New York, Americas.

After graduating from Cambridge University, Peter started his procurement career at Mars Confectionery, then was Procurement Director for Dun & Bradstreet Europe, the Department of Social Security, and the NatWest Group. He is a Fellow and was 2003 President of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, and has served as a non-executive director of two large public sector organisations and a growing private firm.  He founded his consulting firm, Procurement Excellence Ltd. in 2004 and from 2010-18 he was Managing Editor of the Spend Matters Europe website, read by thousands of procurement professionals every day. His first co-authored book, (with Fiona Czerniawska), “Buying Professional Services” was published by The Economist Books in 2010.  A second book, “A Procurement Compendium” was published in 2019, and Penguin Business is publishing his latest book in October 2020. “Bad Buying – How Organisations Waste Billions Through Failures, Frauds and F*ck-ups” lifts the lid on some amazing global stories of disaster in the business world!   

Sergii Dovgalenko is the Chief Procurement Officer in JSC “Ukrainian Railways” with 22 years of experience across multiple industries and geographies, where he contributed to some significant global procurement alliances and transformation projects.

Sergii has a specific interest in technology procurement, IT strategy and operational models, project management, and service delivery, to which he dedicated the book “The technology procurement handbook: a practical guide to digital buying”. 

Sergii is a Fellow of CIPS (FCIPS) and a licensed tutor.  

Paulo Moretti is Principal at PM2Consult.com, a boutique consulting company focused on excellence in the purchasing function for manufacturing industries and market analysis of Chemicals & Plastics industries.

Prior to becoming Principal, he was Senior Consultant at Vantage Partners, and worked 35 years at The Dow Chemical Company, where he developed experience in such diverse areas as Manufacturing, R&D, Sales, Marketing, Finance, Strategic Planning, e-Business, and Purchasing.

Current assignments as SME for chemicals in Consultant companies specialized in Purchasing: Advanced Purchasing Dynamics, Efficio Consulting, GEP Consulting, Tenzing Consulting, Preferred Sourcing Solutions and PLG Consulting.

Dr. Tom DePaoli, (Dr. Tom) is currently an independent management consultant, the Principal of Apollo Solutions, which does general business consulting in the human resources, supply chain and lean six sigma areas. His organization was self-founded in 1995. He retired as a Captain from the Navy Reserve. In other civilian careers, he was a supply chain and human resources executive with corporate purchasing turnaround experience and lean six sigma deployments. He has worked for over ten major companies and consulted for over fifty organizations throughout his career. Some of his consulting projects include: information systems projects, re-engineering organizations, transformation, e-procurement, e-commerce, change management, global sourcing and negotiating. His industry experience is in the chemical, paper, pharmaceutical, IT, automotive, government, consumer, equipment, services and consulting industries. He has been published extensively in journals, magazines and books. He is the author of eleven books all available on Amazon.  He has instructed at six education facilities in numerous roles. He is active in supporting the YMCA, Wounded Warrior, and the prevention of the bullying of children.

MyPurchasingCenter was founded in 2011 to provide procurement professionals with the information required to keep their companies competitive in a dynamic global marketplace. In 2020, MyPurchasingCenter was acquired by Buyers Meeting Point.

Robin Gurney (UK) is the Content Strategist at Markit.eu which has been helping its clients succeed in reducing the total cost of their IT purchasing in a way that’s simple, efficient, smart and secure since 2003. Robin’s experience includes 35 years in sales and marketing, the last 20 focused on digital content strategy, applied neuromarketing and e-governance. Along the way he founded, ran and sold two international digital marketing agencies.

Brian Seipel is a Consultant and the Spend Analysis Practice Lead at Source One, a Corcentric Company. He is focused on helping companies implement innovative solutions for driving revenue and expanding market share through procurement and strategic sourcing best practices.  With a background combining Business Analysis, Information Technology, and Marketing, Seipel played an instrumental role in developing the proprietary spend classification taxonomy and user experience for SpendConsultant. Seipel is also a featured contributor to a number of thought leadership blogs.

Bill Michels, C.P.M., CPSM, FCIPS Chartered Professional

Bill Michels helps companies transform business strategies into maximum profits. He is dedicated to maintaining a reputation built on increasing shareholder value, quality, customer service, and uncompromising ethics. He is a leading expert in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management.

In consulting, Bill has worked with some of the world’s greatest companies across a wide spectrum of industries and countries transforming Procurement and the Supply Chain. While supply chain management, risk, global sourcing, strategic planning, cost, and change management are his major focus, he has also developed many innovative methodologies, theories, practices, and tools, for the transformation of procurement and the supply chain. In some cases, these programs have resulted in breakthrough changes, impacting entire industries, and providing a competitive advantage to clients. He is also considered an expert in developing solutions when working with volatile commodities.

Bill is currently the Vice President of Operations for the Chartered Institute for Procurement & Supply, Bill is charged with establishing CIPS, the largest professional body for Procurement and Supply in the Americas.

Prior to CIPS Bill served as CEO and founder of Aripart Consulting, after more than 23 years at ADR North America. Under his leadership, ADR North America became a leading niche specialty-consulting firm, and has won several recognitions and awards. At the end of 2011, ADR NA was acquired by The Institute for Supply Management.

Well known in the purchasing, supply chain, and operations management community, as well as the food and pharmaceutical industries, Bill is a sought-after speaker and writer with many publications, including co-authorship of the book “Transform Your Supply Chain”. He is now working on a new book focused in the area of Supplier Relationship Management, and has published numerous articles as well.

Bill has a B.S. in Business Administration from Rochester Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Baldwin Wallace University. He has CPSM, C.P.M. and FCIPS-Chartered certifications. He is on the Board of Directors of the Joe Niekro Foundation.

Arthur Piszczor is a Consultant at Source One, a Corcentric company. Arthur specializes in MRO and Strategic Sourcing consulting with years of experience sourcing indirect materials in North America and Europe.

Kaitlyn Krigbaum specializes in HR & Marketing Procurement consulting at Source One, a Corcentric company, providing strategic decision support to help companies invest in their greatest assets, their people and their brands, while concurrently branding the role of procurement as a value-added partner. 

Rod Sherkin is the President of ProPurchaser.com Inc. Established in 1999, ProPurchaser provides purchasing professionals with information and tools to help them better prepare for negotiations and raise the profile and status of the purchasing profession by increasing senior-management awareness of its strategic, profit-boosting potential.

David has been engaged with numerous strategic sourcing projects across various categories, in addition to project management engagements. In his most recent engagement with a global automobile manufacturer, David has led end-to-end strategic sourcing initiatives and delivered strong savings across the range of IT hardware, software, and services.

David holds a Bachelor of Science in Business with concentrations in Finance and Operations, cum laude, from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.

Jose Schneider is a Senior Analyst at Source One Management Services, specializing in IT and Telecommunications. A transplant to the Philadelphia area from Chile, Schneider is passionate about international business. Leveraging his seven years of experience in procurement and strong interpersonal skills, Schneider is a go-to resource for helping companies source right-fit technologies and services while establishing strategic vendor partnerships.

Jennifer Ulrich is an Associate Director at Source One, a Corcentric company. Ulrich is a Procurement Transformation and Strategic Sourcing Expert and Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pro-to-Know, with extensive experience leading large-scale sourcing initiatives in both direct and indirect spend in industries including biotech, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, CPG, and more. Trusted advisor with cross-functional knowledge of Procurement and Supply functions. Develops Transformation Roadmaps as well as provides customized training on Strategic Sourcing, Contracting & Negotiations, Spend Analytics, Category Management, Procurement Process Improvement, and Supplier Relationship Management.


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