I am a member of the Public Spend Forum management team, responsible for business strategy and research. I have more than 25 years of experience in both consulting and industry, with expertise in the areas of strategic planning, procurement and supply management. I have worked extensively with the private sector and government, having worked with Fortune companies as well as numerous federal agencies. I have enjoyed presenting best practices at forums such as Institute of Supply Management, National Association of Purchasing Managers, Sourcing Interests Group, and National Contract Management Association.
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Bio

I am a member of the Public Spend Forum management team, responsible for business strategy and research. I have more than 25 years of experience in both consulting and industry, with expertise in the areas of strategic planning, procurement and supply management. I have worked extensively with the private sector and government, having worked with Fortune companies as well as numerous federal agencies. I have enjoyed presenting best practices at forums such as Institute of Supply Management, National Association of Purchasing Managers, Sourcing Interests Group, and National Contract Management Association.

Address

1776 I Street
Washington
DC

Education

University of Chicago
MBA
Strategy
University of Illinois
Bachelor of Science
Electrical Engineering

Job history

Public Spend Forum
Managing Director
2014-01-01
Censeo Consulting Group
Director
2004-01-01 to 2010-09-01

Recent Posts

Visit GovShop to Search for Cooperatives Contracts Across Cooperative Organizations

January 7, 2019

State and local governments use cooperative purchasing agreements to speed up procurement, leverage the buying power of government as a whole, accomplish more with fewer resources, and find the best suppliers. However, researching and finding the right coops can be challenging and time-consuming. A key challenge government procurement professionals have mentioned to us is that […]

4 Ways Buyers Can Measure Total Cost

June 8, 2017

In our definition, total cost not only accounts for prices paid, but also other factors that drive costs. A simple example that everyone can relate to is printers. The price of a printer (and improvements in that price from competition for example) is only one factor in gauging cost performance. Other factors include identifying appropriate […]

Six Ways for Public Procurement Buyers to Get the Best Price

May 31, 2017

Competitive pricing is predicated on a keen understanding of a number of factors, including a market and its suppliers, internal user requirements and their demand patterns, and alignment with the user community. Several sophisticated techniques can and should be explored to determine their applicability to the acquisition at hand to maximize value from pricing. In […]

Attracting, Retaining and Developing New Procurement Professionals

May 17, 2017

NASPO discusses how the increased demands on the public procurement work force (in large part driven by an improved positioning of the strategic role of procurement) requires enhanced skill sets. In addition to describing the changing demographics of the public procurement work force and the changing context of demands placed on public procurement, this report […]

Case Study on Procurement Competencies Aligned by Role – Government of New Zealand

May 17, 2017

The Government of New Zealand shares how they have defined and implemented their procurement competency framework.  This case study begins by defining the various roles with the procurement function, as well as their desired behaviors, core and technical competencies, and other attributes.    The framework ultimately defines specific competencies by role along defined dimensions. Full Case […]