Every year, enterprises are leaving millions - if not billions - of dollars on the table from the very last place anyone would think to look - their tail spend. Massive ERP and P2P systems that are built to manage strategic spend fall short when it comes to your tail spend. Historically, procurement leaders have accepted this level of chaos when it comes to their tail spend management - because there’s nothing to be done, right? Not anymore.
Kate Denissova has over 12 years of Procurement and Management Consulting experience with Fortune 500 clients. She has implemented complex initiatives in the areas of Strategic Procurement, Vendor / Supplier Risk Management, Contract Management, Procurement Service Delivery Model and Organizational Design across US, UK and South Africa.
Graduated from University of Minnesota with a B.S. Chemical Engineering. 19 years with Cargill, with responsibilities building new production facilities, operations management, project engineering and management in the food ingredients manufacturing space. Worked 4 years in the Research and Development space to develop and scale production processes to manufacturer a new to the world biosynthetic food ingredient. Switched career paths about 8 years ago to join Cargill’s Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Department to help build a function that can help the businesses achieve their goals and held various roles in building the Capital Sourcing Strategy, leading the NA Plant Materials & Services Team, and currently leading the Global Facility Services & MRO teams.
Joe Frederick is the Senior Director of Procurement & Strategic Sourcing at Snowflake. Prior to working at Snowflake, Joe worked as the Director of Spend Management at ServiceNow.
Pragmatic Business Transformation, Global Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics, Sustainability & Operations Executive Board Director with over 20 years of international experience delivering multimillion-dollar cost savings, while optimizing value and performance for leading multibillion dollar FMCG, chemicals, pharmaceutical and oil and gas companies. Adept at driving business growth, developing value-based opportunities, leveraging multicultural inclusivity, enabling operational excellence to deliver sustained and measurable results, building high-performing organizations, negotiating lucrative contracts and coordinating with other senior management. Broad-based expertise includes strategic planning, supply chain and operations logistics, strategic procurement, transformational leadership, talent coaching and development, change management, innovative business solutions, organizational restructuring, risk management, M&A due diligence, customer and supplier partnerships segmentation strategy, business process excellence, integrated facilities management, benchmarking, and outsourcing models. Dedicated to building effective relationships and providing crucial support to stakeholders, shareholders, executive teams, and board of directors.
Former Global Head of Corporate Services at VSP Global. Prior CPO at Salesforce.com from 2008 to 2013 and Oracle Corporation from 1998 to 2008. 30+ years of global executive leadership. M.Sc. Management, 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.