Procurement executive with 15+ years of experience in strategic sourcing and outsourcing focused on developing and negotiating contracts to deliver bottom-line savings, increase service quality, improve processes and reduce risk for private and public sector clients. Specialized knowledge in Marketing, Professional Services, Real Estate/Facilities, HR/Benefits, Travel and Logistics across multiple industries on a global basis. Broad experience in corporate procurement and top-tier management consulting. Strong people leadership skills and proficiency leveraging technology to optimize procurement processes.


AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL, INC., global financial services provider             2013 – 2016
Vice President, Strategic Sourcing – Enterprise Procurement, New York, NY and Minneapolis, MN

  • Executive leader responsible for strategic sourcing/category management across 3 category verticals: Marketing, Real Estate/Facilities, and HR/Benefits/Travel
  • With executive team, developed and executed transformation of procurement function into tactical and strategic functions
  • Managed team of 4 in US and 9 in India
  • Developed end-to-end category management approach to strategic sourcing
  • Led 21+ sourcing projects delivering savings, risk reduction and service improvement

INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT                    2006 – 2013

  • Focused on providing strategic sourcing thought leadership and project execution focused on Marketing and Professional Services
  • Led 11 large sourcing projects for US and European clients in beverage/entertainment, credit card, financial services, gaming, government, hotels, insurance, investment banking, non-profit, payment services, retail products and transportation
  • Provided end-to-end sourcing services from opportunity assessment through competitive bid, vendor selection, contract negotiation, implementation and stabilization
  • Generated $135 million in identified savings opportunities on a cumulative baseline of $1 billion

ICG COMMERCE (now ACCENTURE), leading procurement BPO provider           2006
Manager, Services Sourcing & Category Management, New York, NY and King of Prussia, PA

  • Leading subject matter expert for marketing, print and professional services categories
  • Assisted in sourcing business development for clients and prospects
  • Led sourcing of $200 million in Professional Services spend (Temps/Contractors, IT Consulting, Business Consulting, Legal, Training, Information Services, etc.) at global telecom client, identifying $2.1 million savings in restructuring IT Contractor staffing

 DEUTSCHE BANK, leading global commercial and investment bank           2003 – 2005
Vice President Global Sourcing, New York, NY

  • Led sourcing and process improvement projects across Professional Services and Marketing categories
  • Key contributor to designing/implementing Procure-to-Pay (P2P) BPO outsourcing of procurement function, including leading development of Contingent Workforce buying channel in SAP

ZEBORG, venture-backed enterprise software/consulting company           2000 – 2003
Senior Associate and Founding Employee, Los Angeles and New York, NY

  • Founding member of startup building web based B2B procurement tools and services
  • Led Commercial Print sourcing/e-Procurement tool implementation achieving savings through complex bid analysis using advanced tools
  • Assisted in product development and conducted pilot implementation of web based print management system
  • Conducted Express Mail cost reduction project developing and using innovative tools to analyze bids and provide actionable monitoring reports

MITCHELL MADISON GROUP, global management consulting firm           1996 – 2000
Associate – Strategic Sourcing, New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA

  • Acquired rigorous business analytical skills in top-tier management consulting setting. Worked directly for firm leadership and managing partner
  • Created, built and managed internal financial services research function to provide firm-wide analytical support in banking, bank technology, payment systems and e-commerce
  • Trained in strategic sourcing methodology on Freight/Express Mail study for global entertainment/beverage conglomerate

SNL SECURITIES, LC, financial data/analysis company           1995 – 1996
Financial Analyst, Charlottesville, VA

  • Collected and analyzed financial accounting data on 100 commercial banks for use by top investment banking clients
  • Learned bank accounting rules and methodology

DEAN WITTER REYNOLDS INC., major retail brokerage firm           1993 – 1994
Account Executive, Washington, DC

  • Built retail brokerage practice, achieving 150% of first year asset gathering goal

SMITH BARNEY SHEARSON, INC., major retail brokerage firm           1992 – 1993
Client Service Assistant, Washington, DC


UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, Charlottesville, VA           1992
B.A. History