Breakout 14: Learn how VSP Global, while navigating a pandemic, devastating fires and going virtual, made a difference

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 12:30

For a Vision Care company, 20/20 has special importance.  Learn how VSP Global Procurement team impacted VSP in a positive way to help mitigate exposures dealing with COVID-19, devastating fires and while planning for the unlikely locust outbreak, we were able to meet the VSP’s business needs.  Plan to join an informative, but entertaining discussion with 3 of VSP's best and brightest procurement, travel and distribution minds as they share 2020's rich, real-life adventures.

Greg Tennyson

Head of Corporate Services
VSP Global

Greg has 20+ years of global executive leadership in the finance, operations and supply chain space with service based, high-tech, R&D and manufacturing concerns. M.Sc. Management with emphasis in contracts and procurement. Certified Sourcing Professional by Sourcing Interest Group and previously held Institute for Supply Management Certified Purchasing Manager and National Contracts Manager Association Certified Professional Contracts Manager credentials.

His specialties include: Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, Supply Chain Management, Materials Management, Category Management, eProcurement, Business Process Re-Engineering, Supply Chain Automation, Services Procurement, Supplier Enablement, Operations Management, Inventory Management, M&A Integration, Corporate Responsibility, Supplier Diversity, Outsourcing, Offshoring, MRO, IT Sourcing, Brand Implementation and Management and nascent technology start-up advisor.

He is a founding member of the Bay Area Procurement Council comprised of Silicon Valley and Northern California procurement executives. Participates on a number of advisory councils - ScoutRFP, ProcureCon, Coupa, DocuSign to name a few.

Siddharth Ramesh

Head of Sourcing, Travel and Supplier Diversity
VSP Global

Sid is an accomplished professional with strong expertise in management consulting, strategic sourcing and leadership. At VSP Global, Sid’s focus is to develop an awesome team of sourcing advisors, build customer partnerships and drive the supplier diversity program. With a background in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from the Ohio State University, Sid is also certified in Lean Six Sigma, Project Management (PMP) and Certified Sourcing Professional (SIG U).  Sid is a graduate of the VSP Global Leadership Program and was selected as a ‘Rising Star’ in the 2019 Future of Sourcing awards. Sid has presented in various podcasts, webinars and conferences including prior SIG summits and also participates in advisory boards for ScoutRFP, NPI and ProcureCon.

Nathan Haydn-Myer

Head of Procurement CoE, Distribution and Mail Services
VSP Global

Nathan Haydn-Myer is an internationally accomplished business leader with experience in transforming perceptions and performance across various industries and teams.  Currently he is the head of the Procurement Center of Excellence; Distribution and Mail Services for VSP Global’s Corporate Services division where he has been instrumental in renovating the processes and image that help secure Procurement’s seat at the proverbial table.  Prior to VSP Global, Nathan lead teams in the fields of forecasting, finance and marketing in companies such as Blue Shield of California (healthcare), Angel (Italian early stage capital for hi-tech firms), Blackshape Aircraft (aviation) and the MERMEC Group (railway diagnostics).  Nathan earned his MBA from UC Davis Graduate School of Management where he also obtained a fellowship in their leadership program.  He earned his Certified Sourcing Professional certificate through SIG University, holds a certificate in lean six sigma and is fluent in Italian.  

Lenore Domingues

Manager, Corporate Procurement
VSP Global

Lenore has 19 years of working in Supply Chain, Procurement and Strategic Sourcing roles. Currently Lenore is a Manager in VSP’s Global Procurement and Travel.  Lenore oversees a team that manages the Marketing and Professional Services Indirect Spend for multiple lines of business including Vision Care, Optics, Retail, Eyewear and Eyefinity Practice Management.  She also manages the VSP Global UPS Contract relationship.  Lenore is a Brand Ambassador for promoting the VSP Global Purpose, Mission and Vision.  Prior to joining VSP Global, Lenore worked at Safeway in Strategic Sourcing supporting Front End Services, Consumer Protection, Marketing and other Indirect Spend Categories. Lenore earned her BA degree from Golden Gate University and has earned her Certified Sourcing Professional certificate from SIG University and a Purchasing Certification from Folsom Lake College. 

Session ID: 
BOS_14_2020F