Seattle CPO Meet and Eat

March 08, 2018

Zillow Group
1301 Second Avenue, 31st Floor
Seattle, WA 98101



Agenda

8:00 - Delegate Breakfast and Introductions

8:15 - CPO Keynote Presentation by Brian White, Director Procurement and Corporate Travel, Zillow Group

9:00 - A Day in the Life as a CPO by Jim Gorzalski, CPO, Capital One

9:15 - Roundtable Discussion

  • 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?

10:45 - Closing Comments

11:00 - Adjourn

 

         

 

 

 

Buy Side Keynote Discussion by Brian White, Director Procurement and Corporate Travel, Zillow Group

Brian White

Director Procurement and Corporate Travel
Zillow Group

As the Director, Procurement & Corporate Travel for Zillow Group, Brian leads sourcing and procurement efforts in support of the world’s largest, most trusted and most vibrant real estate and home-related marketplace.

After spending his formative years chasing surf, backpacking, and learning Japanese, Brian finished an undergraduate degree at the University of California and then found employment in Japan with Komatsu Corporation; it was there he received his first (accidental) exposure to procurement, sourcing and supplier relationship management.

Following a return to the U.S. for a graduate degree from the University of California San Diego, Brian embarked on a series of finance and procurement roles in both the public and private sector. Prior to joining Zillow Group last year, Brian spent 5 years at REI leading REI's procurement, sourcing and corporate travel functions as Director, Procurement, preceded by 5 years at Coldwater Creek (a specialty women’s retailer) as Director, Procurement and Finance Shared Services.

Brian is an avid surfer, enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, and is an unrepentant Seattle Seahawks fan.