SIG Names Executives from Target, Ann Taylor, Bank of Montreal, Visa, Huntington Bank, Archstone, Ernst & Young, and Loeb & Loeb to Advisory Board

Prestigious Board also includes global brands Google and Microsoft, among others

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Harnessing the knowledge of these world-class companies is a critical part of what SIG offers.

Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) April 30, 2013

SIG, the premier membership organization for sourcing, procurement and outsourcing executives is pleased to announce the appointment of eight senior executives to the SIG Advisory Board for a three-year term, including:

  • Marina Gracias, Vice President, Global Sourcing, Visa
  • Kelli Kolquist, Director, Indirect Procurement, Target
  • Raj Nath, Director, Global Procurement, Ann Inc.
  • Deborah Manos-McHenry, Senior Vice President and Chief Sourcing Officer, Huntington Bank
  • Geoff Peters, Principal, Archstone Consulting, a Hackett Group Company
  • Herb Schul, Supply Chain Principal & Americas Procurement Transformation Practice Leader, Ernst & Young
  • Steve Semerdjian, Partner, Loeb & Loeb
  • Linda Tuck Chapman, Chief Procurement Officer, BMO Financial Group

“I am so excited to announce the appointment of these outstanding leaders from such incredible global companies to SIG’s Advisory Board,” said Dawn Evans, SIG CEO and President. “The companies they represent show the diversity of the industries that are part of the SIG community. We use our Board as the voice of reason as we explore new offerings and expand into new horizons.”

SIG members are primarily buy-side Fortune 500 or Global 1000 companies. A recent analysis estimates that SIG members represent more than $730 billion in annual revenues and nearly $1.1 trillion in sourceable spend. “This data shows the importance of bringing our members together to share best practices,” said Evans. “Harnessing the knowledge of these world-class companies is a critical part of what SIG offers.”

These illustrious individuals, who begin their term at the SIG Global Sourcing Summit in May, are rounded out with existing board members, including:

  • Linda Behan, Senior Vice President, Global Procurement, Iron Mountain
  • Lynn Clarfield, Vice President, Business Development, HCMWorks
  • Mike Fath, Chief Procurement Officer, Caesars Entertainment
  • Phil Fersht, CEO, HfS Research
  • Samir Khushalani, Principal, KPMG
  • Chris Drews, Chief Procurement Officer, Microsoft
  • Kevin Nash, Chief Procurement Officer, USAA
  • David Natoff, Head of Procure-to-Pay, Google
  • Brad Peterson, Partner, Mayer Brown
  • Rohan Ranadive, Vice President, Enterprise Spend Management, BB&T
  • Patrick Quirk, President and CEO, Emptoris, an IBM Company
  • Kate Vitasek, Professor and Author, University of Tennessee

“We are saddened to say goodbye to some great SIG champions who have completed their three-year term on the Advisory Board,” said Sarah Holliman, SIG’s Vice President of Marketing. “The input they gave to the SIG leadership team played a critical role in guiding SIG’s strategic direction.” Executives who have completed their terms on the SIG Advisory Board include:

  • Carol Britton, Managing Director and Chief Procurement Officer, Bank of New York Mellon
  • Debra Bronzo, Vice President, Corporate Procurement, New York Life Insurance Company
  • Deborah Conroy, Senior Director, Global Sourcing Services, NetApp
  • Tim Minahan, Executive Vice President, Network Strategy and Global Marketing, Ariba
  • Ashwin Rao, Senior Vice President, Collabera
  • Ted Weyn, Managing Partner, HCMWorks

About SIG
Sourcing Interests Group (SIG), http://www.sig.org, is a membership organization that has served sourcing and outsourcing professionals from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies throughout its 22-year history. SIG is unique in that it blends practitioners, service providers and advisory firms in a non-commercial environment. Members of all types are focused on improving bottom-line performance, quality and customer service through strategic sourcing/procurement and outsourcing initiatives. SIG is acknowledged by many as a world leader in providing an ongoing forum for networking and sharing thought leadership, innovation and “next” practices.


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  • Sarah Holliman, VP Marketing
    SIG
    (510) 379-4707
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