Corporate Vice President- Chief Procurement Officer
MediaNews Group is an Advertising company.
Results & Experience: Proven record delivering more than $500 Million of economic benefit through procurement, supply chain, vendor management, cost reduction and business development initiatives. Optimized multi-billion direct/indirect expense/revenue portfolios across key partners, distributors and supplier ecosystems. 25 years of expertise in sourcing, partner/business development, strategy, IT, general management, operations, global procurement, logistics, and international business process optimization, all acquired through experience at News Corp, KPMG, Mitchell Madison Group, and national retailers. Current role is Corporate Vice-President at Digital First Media, generating and extracting value from emerging as well as existing strategic and operational relationships. Focus is on cost and expense reduction/avoidance, revenue growth and cash flow. Previously served as a Naval Officer during the Persian Gulf Conflict. Graduate of Yale University, earned an M.B.A with Distinction, concentrating in Finance and Strategy. Awarded B.S degrees in Mathematics and Physics, Magna Cum Laude. Completed Information Technology Executive Program at MIT. Core Competencies: Direct & Indirect Sourcing; Supply Chain Analysis; Vendor Management; Procurement; Negotiations; Contracts; Financial Modeling; Process Improvement; Logistics; Problem Solving & Data Analytics; Operations; Corporate Strategy; IT; Outsourcing; Client Relationships, Organizational Design. Specialties: Delivering measurable, substantial and sustainable economic value through sourcing and creative partnerships with large organizations. Improving agility in digital engagements. Goals: I seek to leverage my distinct combination of strategic sourcing, business development, and logistics skills, unlocking latent value residing within the CPO function at large firms. Having procured complex Global Data Networks, Fresh Produce, and nearly all categories in between, there are few supply chains I've not studied!