The Future of Sourcing Awards celebrates organizations and individuals that are transforming, leading, and innovating in categories critical to the sourcing, procurement, and supply industry. Awards will be presented for winners in eight team categories and two individual categories: Sourcing Star, and Rising Star.
The Sourcing Star category recognizes an industry veteran whose thought leadership and innovative work has had a significant, transformative impact on the field over the course of their career. Simfoni’s finalist, David Bush, is a sought-after speaker and industry thought leader, having transformed organizations and business technologies alike over the course of 20 years. At Simfoni, Dave and his team help clients combat the notoriously complicated issue of tail spend by combining technology, process, and expertise with a self-financing model that is changing the game and leveling the playing field for many organizations.
The Rising Star category recognizes people who are new to the industry yet have already demonstrated outstanding thought leadership and expertise—and are expected to make a lasting impact. Simfoni finalist Jonathan Wagner quickly distinguished himself as an expert in tail spend technology delivery programs within Simfoni’s Spend Management program. His clients reap the benefits of his commitment to deliver sourcing strategies that optimize buying channels, giving them access to innovative solutions that lead to greater efficiency and cost savings. A trusted advisor to clients and suppliers alike, he has contributed immeasurably to Simfoni’s success in Global Spend Management.
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“On behalf of all of us at Simfoni, we congratulate David and Jonathan on this recognition.” said Chirag Shah, Chairman and Founder of Simfoni. “They have contributed immeasurably to Simfoni’s success in Global Spend Management. David is – quite literally – a legend in the field of procurement technology. One of the industry’s founding fathers, he has a talent for re-inventing himself with each turn of the digital revolution. A powerful influencer within the industry, he is also a caring mentor to so many. Jonathan has grown in leaps and bounds since joining Simfoni. He is hungry to learn at every opportunity and has become a trusted advisor to clients and suppliers alike. David and Jonathan are excellent role models within our company, fostering the strong, connected culture within Simfoni that makes it a Great Place to Work, and we’re honored to have them on our team.”
Finalists were selected by a panel of judges composed of some of the most influential and transformative individuals in the sourcing industry.
“This past year, procurement and sourcing teams have dealt with some of the most difficult challenges this industry has ever seen. The Future of Sourcing Awards are a recognition of the talent and innovation that has helped the sourcing and procurement industries overcome disruption and excel amidst rising inflation and risk. We’re looking forward to honoring these organizations and individuals for their tremendous achievements this past year, and to celebrate what they have in store for the future,” said Dawn Tiura, President, and CEO of SIG.
The winners will be announced at SIG’s Global Executive Summit in Rancho Mirage, California on October 19. The full list of award category finalists is available at The Future of Sourcing Awards.