Chicago CPO Meet and Eat

February 08, 2018

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
1 North Wacker Dr, 
Chicago, IL 60606


8:00 - Delegate Breakfast

8:15 - CPO Keynote Presentation by Fraya Lynn Black, Director, Procurement and Sourcing, PwC and Kareem Mohamednur, Director, Procurement and Sourcing, PwC.

9:00 - "A Day in the Life as a CPO", by Tom Ciardiello, Vice President, Global Strategic Sourcing, Donnelley Financial Solutions

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 oranizations facing today?
  • What best practices and key changes in the industry will be useful moving forward?

10:30 - SIG Innovation Accelerator update and questions

10:45 - Closing Comments

11:00 - Adjourn



CPO Keynote Presentation by PwC

Fraya Lynn Black

Director, Procurement and Sourcing

Fraya brings over 20 years of consulting experience with a strong emphasis in operational improvement, strategic sourcing, financial management, business process re-engineering, and project management.  Additionally, Ms. Black has a proven effectiveness in problem solving, communication, business operations, organizational management, and managing large project teams. Client industries include: Academic Medical Centers, Aerospace Defense, Automotive, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial Services, Food Manufacturing, Health Care Group Purchasing Organizations, Higher Education, Hospitals, Law Firms, Publishing, Retail and Consumer, Private Equity, and Pharmaceuticals. Prior to PwC, Fraya Lynn worked for KPMG and Huron Consulting Group. Fraya graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Organizational Studies. 


Kareem Mohamednur

Director, Procurement and Sourcing

Kareem is a Director in PwC’s Procurement and Sourcing practice in Chicago.  He has significant Procurement consulting experience across a variety of industries including Consumer Markets, Financial Services, Pharma, Manufacturing and Education. He has advised clients in Procurement Strategy, Operating Model, Contingent Workforce Transformation, Source-to-Pay, Strategic Sourcing and Spend Management.  Prior to joining PwC, Kareem worked with a boutique supply chain consulting firm, where he primarily advised clients in cost reduction and operational improvement.

Within PwC, Kareem is a global driver for the Strategic Supply Management network enabling coordination of PwC’s procurement capability (service offerings, thought leadership, centers of excellence, etc.) across the globe. He also oversees PwC’s internal procurement learning and development curriculum for the US.  


"A Day in the Life as a CPO"

Tom Ciardiello

Vice President, Global Strategic Sourcing
Donnelley Financial Solutions

Tom Ciardiello is the Vice President, Global Strategic Sourcing with Donnelley Financial Solutions.  Tom’s professional career spans thirty years where he’s held senior level transformational global procurement positions at CNA Insurance, Options Clearing Corporation and Chicago Mercantile Exchange along with finance, technology, operations and audit leadership roles with AT&T, GE Capital, Discover Card Services and Arthur Andersen.  Tom is a CPA & CPM, holds a Bachelors Degree from Northern Illinois University & an MBA from DePaul University.