CPO Keynote Presentation by Linda Behan, Iron Mountain

Aug 31, 2017


Global Procurement organizations struggle to attract and retain high caliber resources.  Over the course of Linda’s thirty-year career she has successfully led multiple sourcing and organization transformations which includes business case development to justify resources, organization and investment construct/strategy to maximize return.  These efforts have attracted and retained top talent that deliver world-class results.   During her keynote, she will share insights on the following:

  • Organizational Strategy and Business Case Development
  • Investment strategy to include self-funding options
  • Performance Management Process – measuring the right stuff
  • Leadership that maximizes results and retains a team

Linda Behan

Senior Vice President, Global Procurement
Iron Mountain

Linda joined Iron Mountain in January of 2012 as the SVP Global Procurement.   Iron Mountain provides Records and Information Management services, Data Backup and Recovery Services, Document Management Solutions, and Secure Shredding Services to over 150,000 clients in 36 countries (5 continents).  In her role as Head of Global Procurement, Linda is responsible for leading all global sourcing/procurement change management activities as well as for managing a team of 40+ associates who oversee global direct/indirect spend of approximately $1.0 billion annually.

Prior to joining Iron Mountain Linda led Sourcing and Procurement transformations in the financial services industry (Fidelity Investments, State Street, Credit Suisse) and the technology industry (Nuance Communications) with spend under management ranging from $1 - $4 Billion annually.  At these organizations she was responsible for creating world-class supply chain functions, re-inventing organizations with a focus on increasing influence both internally and externally, upgrading organizational talent, presenting and executing strategic insights, up-scaling technology and information reporting, driving communications and alignment across all company functions (including sales, operations, product development, technology, finance, legal, real estate, security, and marketing)  while delivering significant total cost improvement.

Linda holds a BS in Business Administration, summa cum laude, from Northeastern University.  She is a past board member of the Sourcing Interest Group and a member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.  Her accomplishments with the Iron Mountain organizational transformation were recently featured in Supply Chain World Magazine, Spring 2014.   Her current passion is in improving the reputation of procurement organizations both internally and externally, and with this objective she recently presented “Why Procurement Has a Bad Rap and What We Can Do About It” at the Global Sourcing Interest Group forum, Spring 2015.