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Paulo Moretti

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Paulo Moretti is Principal atPM2Consult.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.

A native of Brazil now based in the U.S., Moretti holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, with Master’s degrees in Industrial Management and in Business and executive course certifications from Kellogg, Wharton, and MIT Sloan. 

 

 

Santosh Nair

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GEP's Santosh Nair has over 12 years of expertise in managing large scale Procurement Transformation engagements for leading Fortune 500 companies, including advisory and implementation services

Santosh has led several large scale strategic sourcing and supply chain transformation programs, and most recently led the global procurement transformation engagement for one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies

He has also spearheaded several change management initiatives including post-M&A integration and Supply Chain organizational redesign

He has managed global consulting teams and delivered audited annualized bottom-line savings of ~$100 MM+ to clients as an Engagement Lead over the last 7 years 

He has deployed Supply Chain best practices at multiple clients including spend management (enterprise-wide spend visibility, opportunity assessment and sourcing roadmap), supplier management (supplier performance tracking and risk management) and market intelligence (commodity price movements and supply) Santosh has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering

His areas of expertise include: Procurement Transformation, Strategic Planning and Organizational Design, Business Process Improvement, Operations Cost Reduction, Project and Team Management

Vengat Narayanasamy

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Vengat Narayanasamy is a Senior Director at GEP and is based in the Clark, N.J. office. Narayanasamy is a seasoned supply chain professional with a strong focus on procurement transformation, strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management, procurement process outsourcing and procurement organization design. He has worked globally across multiple industries including CPG, automotive, chemical and industrial manufacturing.

Mickey North Rizza

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Mickey North Rizza, a leading authority on sourcing and supply management issues, is the VP of Strategic Services at spend analysis and strategic sourcing company BravoSolution. North Rizza’s primary focus is helping companies and guiding procurement practitioners on their journey from tactical supply management execution towards driving strategic top- and bottom-line value across the organization.

Joe Payne

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Joe Payne is the Vice President of Professional Services of Source One Management Services. He leads the organization in bringing value to customers through strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management.  Over the course of a decade, Joe has fostered Source One’s commitment to support the growth of businesses by providing guidance and knowledge necessary to build sourcing groups into strategic institutions, and he is recognized for his expertise in enabling Fortune 500 and mid-market companies realize their competitive advantages.

 

Reggie Peterson

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Reggie Peterson is Director of Indirect Products at AmeriQuest Business Services. Peterson, a 20-year veteran of supply chain management, leads the company’s growth of its indirect procurement offering that helps organizations better manage their procurement lifecycle to reduce cost and complexity. Prior to joining AmeriQuest, Peterson spent 16 years as a Senior Procurement Manager for Coca-Cola and as a Procurement Manager – Indirect Materials for Siemens. He earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Florida, and a M.B.A. from Kennesaw State University, and earned his Doctorate in Supply Chain Management from Walden University. AmeriQuest Business Services is a technology-enabled provider of financial process automation, procurement, and asset management solutions based in Cherry Hill, N.J. Peterson is based in Naples, Fla.

Patrick D. Quirk

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Patrick Quirk is Chief Executive Officer of Emptoris, an IBM company.  He has more than 25 years of management experience in the procurement, supply chain and ERP software business.  Under Quirk’s leadership, Emptoris has significantly grown its business, more than doubling employee headcount, entering more than 20 new global markets, and tripling its annual revenue over three years.  During his tenure, Emptoris more than doubled its customer base to include 350 Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 companies.  Quirk was also responsible for leading Emptoris through its acquisition and integration with IBM. 

Prior to joining Emptoris and IBM, Quirk was senior vice president for worldwide sales at GoldenGate Software and  general manager of PeopleSoft's Enterprise Supply Chain Management division.  At PeopleSoft, he managed the acquisition of JD Edwards, the largest software acquisition in ERP and PeopleSoft's history.   Earlier in his career, Quirk was EVP of worldwide operations at Keynote Systems Inc. and vice president of strategic accounts at i2 Technologies. 

 

Mike Rager

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Mike Rager has more than 30 years experience and has held leadership positions in supply chain and operations management in the aerospace, defense and commercial industries at such companies as United Technologies, Raytheon, Invensys, Electrolux, Diebold Inc. and Tyco International. 

 

 

 

Brent Ray

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As founder and CEO of OrderZone.com, Brent D. Ray has over 20 years experience in wholesale MRO and OEM distribution, supply chain consulting and business-to-business marketing. He is an experienced MBA professional with a broad history of entrepreneurship and business development credentials.

Santosh Reddy

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Santosh Reddy is a Senior Manager at GEP. With more than nine years of experience, he has been instrumental in procurement transformation, strategic sourcing, procurement outsourcing, BPR and technology implementation engagements at various clients in both services and manufacturing, with a focus on life sciences industries. His clients range from multi-national companies based in Europe and the U.S. in a range of industries including pharmaceuticals, health care, manufacturing and utilities. 

Santosh holds a MBA degree from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, and has a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communications Engineering from JNTU, Hyderabad.