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John Campi

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John P. Campi is the founder and Managing Partner of Genesis Management, LLC, an organization specializing in supply chain and cost management initiatives. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer of Global Sourcing for Chrysler, LLC, where he was responsible for all worldwide purchasing and supplier quality activities.

Campi has extensive experience in the field of cost management and is recognized as a founder of the strategic cost-management discipline known as Activity-Based Cost Management.  Before joining Chrysler, he served as the Senior Vice President of Sourcing and Vendor Management for The Home Depot. Prior to joining The Home Depot, he served as Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer for Du Pont Global Sourcing and Logistics. He also led the Global Sourcing activities for GE Power Energy (previously GE Power Systems), and has also held a variety of positions within the automotive industry.

 


Bob Cohen

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Bob Cohen is Vice President, North America for Basware, a leading provider of software solutions, services, and e-invoicing that automate the purchase-to-pay process for enterprises around the world. For more information, contact info.us@basware.com, or call 203-487-7900. 


Kris Colby

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Kris Colby is Senior Vice President at Scanmarket, a cloud-based eSourcing provider. A 15-year veteran of the supply chain technology industry, Colby writes and speaks frequently on topics such as eSourcing, auctions, risk management and sustainability. 

Jonathan Cooper-Bagnall

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Jonathan Cooper-Bagnall is Executive Vice President and Commercial Director leading Proxima’s commercial strategy in the U.S. Proxima is a global procurement services provider offering an alternative approach to conventional in-house procurement and helps companies align their organization’s third-party costs with their corporate aims.

Tim Cummins

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Tim Cummins is CEO of IACCM, a non-profit association helping organizations around the globe realize value from their trading relationships by providing leading research, supporting innovation and offering guidance to its members. He started his career in Corporate Finance in the banking and automotive industries, before moving to a series of senior roles in Commercial Management. He led negotiation teams for sales up to $1.5bn in the aerospace and then technology sectors. For 12 years, he worked at the IBM Corporation where he eventually led reengineering of the worldwide contracts and pricing process, before leaving IBM to become co-founder and CFO of a successful venture funded software company. 

Tim then moved on to found the non-profit International Association for Contract & Commercial Management which today has over 28,500 members from 11,500 organizations in over 155 countries. Members uniquely represents both the buy- and sell-side: Procurement/Sourcing, Contracting, Commercial and Legal professionals. Visit www.iaccm.com to learn more.


Raphael Dauchy

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Raphael Dauchy is a Senior Associate with GEP, based in London and part of the consulting team. He has six years of procurement consultancy experience covering a broad range of sectors such as Financial Services, Oil & Energy, FMCG, Manufacturing and Aerospace & Defence. Raphael's areas of expertise are around procurement transformation including strategic sourcing, category management, eSourcing, cost reduction programs and procurement BPO.

Prior to joining GEP, Raphael worked for Capgemini Consulting, Accenture and Ariba.

Raphael holds an M.Sc. in international purchasing form Bordeaux Business School (France), graduated a B.Sc. Degree in technology & management from Reims Management School (France) and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchase and Supply (MCIPS).

 

Bruno de Arruda

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Bruno de Arruda is a Sourcing Director with one of the largest Telecom manufacturers in the world, involved in complex Supply Chain Networks in Asia, Europe and the Americas. With more than 15 years of experience, he has held several operational positions across the globe and has developed a unique End to End perspective of supply chains specialized in technology development, manufacturing and delivery.

In Procurement particularly, Bruno has taken roles to lead Change Management, Strategic Relationship Management, Business Strategy Development and Implementation efforts.

Bruno holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and an Masters Degree in Business Administration focused on International Business from the respected Rutgers EMBA Program.

Tom DePaoli

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Dr. Tom DePaoli is the Management Program Director at Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wisc., and the Principal (CEO) of Apollo Solutions which does general business consulting in the supply chain, Lean Six Sigma and human resources areas. Recently he retired from the Navy Reserve after more than 30 years of service. In other civilian careers, he was a supply chain and human resources executive with corporate purchasing turnaround experience and Lean Six Sigma deployments. He is the author of eight books and numerous articles. His Amazon author’s page is https://www.amazon.com/author/tomdepaoli


Charles Dominick

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Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is 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. He heads up the development of the NLPA’s annual purchasing and supply management salary reports, which are groundbreaking and industry-leading pieces of research, always unparalleled in the field by far.

Dominick 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.   His clients have had their post-training success stories featured in multiple magazines, including two cover stories in Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

Dominick has led the NLPA to the Pittsburgh Airport Area Chamber of Commerce’s Innovative Business of the Year Award in 2006, the Better Business Bureau of Western Pennsylvania’s Torch Award for marketplace ethics in 2011, and the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 award nine times. He was named one of Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s “Pros To Know” eight times.

Before founding Next Level Purchasing in 2000, Dominick delivered great procurement results as an employee of the Kurt J. Lesker Company, US Airways, and the University of Pittsburgh. He holds the SPSM, SPSM2 and SPSM3 Certifications and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Duquesne University. He is frequently recruited to deliver educational seminars throughout the U.S. and beyond.

 

Sean Dowd

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Sean Dowd is Senior Manager of Global Strategic Sourcing at Intel Corp. 

Dowd, who has nearly 30 years of procurement and supply chain experience at Intel, is responsible for a global source team that supports the company’s corporate marketing organization. His responsibility includes such categories as advertising, media, digital marketing, social media and public relations.