Stories From the Frontline of Business Spend

Watch this on-demand webinar with Michael Van Keulen, Coupa's CPO, and a panel of executives where they reflect on lessons learned from 2020. Hear from procurement and finance professionals from Barclays, Staples and Zendesk as they discussed why:

  • Well-developed systems and processes helped them gain visibility as a trusted strategic source within their organization
  • Supplier diversity is important in de-risking a supply chain
  • A contingent workforce program should be top-of-mind for 2021
Michael Van Keulen is the CPO at Coupa Software, the global leader in cloud-based Business Spend Management software. He is responsible for driving best-in-class procurement practices across the company to support business development and be a source for peers looking to digitally transform procurement. Throughout his career, he has orchestrated multiple procurement transformations, implemented procurement best practices, and expanded spend under management to drive significant stakeholder value. As a procurement practitioner, he is especially passionate about driving value, organizational transformation, sustainability, CSR and diversity & inclusion.
Al Wiliams is the CPO at Barclays. He oversees the overall procurement strategy focusing on maximizing the value of all goods and services purchased. Al drives key procurement-led initiatives and represents Barclays in the marketplace in areas related to supply chain and purchasing. Al holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing & Communications from East Tennessee State University.
Chris Diorio is the CPO at Staples, currently leading the Procurement team for all In-direct spend. Chris holds vast experience as a VP/DMM/Merchant in many different categories (Housewares to Furniture to almost every electronic product to Major Appliances at all levels (Buyer, Senior Buyer, Director, DMM, GMM) with many top Retailers (Lechmere, Topps Appliance City, Hills, Staples).
Rendi Miller serves as the VP, Corporate Services & Source-to-Pay of Zendesk. As a recognized and accomplished Sourcing and Procurement leader, she has experience in developing global Strategic Sourcing, Category Management and P2P solutions as well as Travel and Expense programs. She has also been successful in building and managing teams and working cross-functionally with other areas of business.

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