BravoSolution Recognized for Sourcing and Procurement Excellence

  BravoSolution Recognized for Sourcing and Procurement Excellence

  Four Executives and Two Customers Win Supply & Demand Chain Executive 2013
                             Pros to Know Awards

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- February 27, 2013

BravoSolution, the spend analysis company, continues to be recognized for its
supply chain and sourcing leadership – winning six Supply & Demand Chain
Executive 2013 Pros to Know awards.

“BravoSolution’s culture – and our customers’ successes – are driven by a
talented, practitioner-rich employee base that has experience conquering the
issues that plague procurement teams today,” said Marc Bergeron, General
Manager for BravoSolution Americas.

Four BravoSolution employees were recognized for supply chain excellence:

  *Chandler Hall, Vice President, was a pioneer in the integration of
    optimization technology into sourcing and closed-loop category spend
    management processes, driving greater, more sustainable reductions in
    total cost of ownership. The annualized savings realized by his clients
    are now in the billions of dollars.
  *Account Director Sean Martyn was recognized for leading innovative,
    value-based sourcing initiatives using advanced sourcing and category
    management technologies to ensure maximum, sustainable savings.
  *Don Raack, Director, was recognized for his thought leadership and
    exceptional work in leading spend analysis programs.
  *Senior Director of Adoption Services, John Ryan Shaw was recognized for
    helping hundreds of Governmental and Private Sector organizations improve
    employee productivity and maximize technology ROI through successful
    change initiatives.

Mickey North Rizza, BravoSolution’s VP of Strategic Services, will be profiled
in Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s March issue as a top female leader in the
supply chain.

Two BravoSolution customers were also recognized as Pros to Know:

  *Han Kieftenbeld is the first CPO at Ingredion, Inc., a $6 billion company
    created through the merger of Corn Products and National Starch. In this
    role, Kieftenbeld has created an entire procurement team and sourcing
    system from the bottom up.
  *Jessica Sanchez, Sourcing Systems Manager at C.R. Bard, was recognized for
    leading the company’s spend analysis implementation, dramatically
    increasing cost savings in 2012 and beyond.

BravoSolution, the spend analysis company, provides the tools and expertise
procurement executives need to deliver more savings, develop and manage
strategic supplier relationships, accelerate procurement cycles, and maintain
process excellence. BravoSolution offers innovative solutions and strategies
for every aspect of the global supply chain, including spend analysis,
eSourcing, contract management, collaborative sourcing and supplier
performance management.

About BravoSolution

Supply management executives are now, more than ever, under pressure to
deliver more savings, develop and manage strategic supplier relationships,
accelerate procurement cycles, and maintain process excellence. Confronted
with these diverse yet consistent challenges, CPOs and sourcing professionals
must seek tailored solutions that deliver rapid ROI to their business.

BravoSolution offers leading software and services to fit the needs of today’s
sophisticated supply management organizations. Our services organization, one
of the world’s largest teams of professionals dedicated exclusively to
sourcing and procurement consulting, delivers lean, targeted services to
support strategic sourcing and procurement initiatives. Our industry leading
software toolkit supports the full supply management lifecycle across a myriad
of industries, geographies and business models.

As of today, over 50,000 procurement professionals in 60 different countries
are benefiting from BravoSolution’s technology and services – unlocking
tangible benefits such as increased process efficiency, decision support, cost
reduction, improved process governance, greater quality relationships with
vendors and the ability to share, understand and act upon the wealth of
sourcing-related data held within their organization. Learn more


Courtney Porcella, 617-969-9192
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