San Francisco Bay Area CPO Meet and Eat

May 23, 2017

Genentech, a Member of the Roche Group

681 Gateway Boulevard

Building #84

South San Francisco, CA. 94080


8:00 AM

Welcome and Introductions

8:15 AM

CPO Keynote Presentation by Veronica McCright, Head of North America Pharma Procurement, Genentech, a Roche Company

9:00 AM

“A Day in the Life as a CPO” by John Montenero, Chief Procurement Officer,  City of Palo Alto

9:30 AM

Roundtable Discussion faciliated by Tradeshift

  • What discussion items are top of mind?
  • What current projects are you working on?
  • What local, regional and global issues are your organizations facing today?
  • What best practices and key changes in the industry will be useful moving forward?


Closing Comments




CPO Keynote Presentation by Veronica McCright

Veronica McCright

Head of North America Pharma Procurement

Veronica McCright joined Genentech in 2004 as the Head of U.S. Procurement Services. In this role she was responsible for Procurement Systems & Operations, Supplier Diversity and Procurement Data Management & Reporting. In April 2010, Veronica assumed the role of Head of U.S. Procurement with responsibility for supporting and leading the critical transition into a global Procurement organization during a time of significant change following the Roche acquisition.  In October 2011, Veronica was responsible for managing the global G&A spend and related programs across Roche.  With a global scope and teams in Switzerland and USA, Veronica spent two years based in Basel, Switzerland.  In June 2016, Upon returning to South San Francisco, she assumed the new role of Head of North America Pharma.  In this role Veronica is responsible for establishing the regional Procurement organization, setting the strategy and vision for Genentech Procurement and strengthening the Procurement footprint and value proposition across the business units.

Prior to joining Genentech, Veronica held managerial and leadership roles with increasing responsibility in the healthcare and financial industries. Veronica holds a Bachelors of Arts in Communications from California State University, Hayward, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of San Francisco. Veronica is based in South San Francisco.