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Indirect spend is easy to overlook. Some areas can be taken for granted and seem difficult to control, but effective and innovative cost control measures can enable companies to realize significant savings.
Join our panel of Finance and Procurement leaders from companies including DocuSign, BlueCrest Inc, Grey Bruce Health Services, and Simfoni as they demonstrate the strategies they have implemented to manage tail-spend, reduce unnecessary losses and reduce maverick spending.
Check out the trailer below:
- Discovering how tail spend can be skillfully managed
- Preventing maverick spending within the organization
- Deploying new technologies and digital transformation tools
- Streamlining processes and automating time-saving tasks
Frank Rey de Perea
Head of Procurement
Frank is the Head of Procurement at DocuSign. Over the last thirteen years, he has led hundreds of negotiations across a wide spectrum of categories and industries. Previously, Frank worked at Dolby Laboratories where he managed Sourcing and Purchasing. Frank graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara and holds an MBA from Pepperdine University. He is passionate about technology, innovation, and facilitation.
VP of Finance & Chief Financial Officer
Grey Bruce Health Services
John Kurvink is currently the Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Grey Bruce Health Services, a six-hospital integrated health delivery system headquartered in Owen Sound, Ontario. Previously, John was the Chief Financial Officer at the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, which is a regional level of municipal government in Penticton, British Columbia.John has also worked in Eureka and Palm Springs, California, for two for-profit hospital chains as well as in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada, in the private sector health service-delivery space. His experience spans the acute, mental and seniors’ health sectors. John started his career as a Medical Technologist in acute hospital laboratories and is CPA, CA with a MHA from the University of Minnesota.
Head of Shared Services, Finance
Over the past 25+ years, Paul Runko has built a distinguished career as a senior financial and operational management executive. He has helped build and transform some of today’s most dynamically growing, global, acquisitive, publicly held and PE backed organizations; with an unprecedented track record of driving results and shareholder value. Paul is highly regarded for his expertise in developing insightful business strategies that drive dynamic revenue growth, leading effective working capital and company-wide cost optimization strategies, spearheading acquisition integrations, transformational restructuring, and organizational consolidations. Presently, Paul is instrumental in driving operational excellence through collaborative process re-engineering, developing high-performance teams via cultural transparency, leveraging technology, and creating the ultimate customer service experience that transforms organizations into world-class industry leaders. Paul has a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Sciences as well as a Master’s degree in Accounting respectively.
Chief Alliances Officer & Co-Founder
Stefan is a highly experienced procurement and supply chain practitioner with executive-level management experience operating in leadership roles with Simfoni, PwC, KPMG, and IBM in the US, Europe, the Middle East, and AsiaPac. He is the former head of PwC and KPMG’s Procurement practices in the Middle East with a track record of working with executive management and at board level to deliver procurement transformation initiatives within multiple industry sectors and across various territories. Additionally, he is a former head of group procurement for a global sovereign wealth fund with direct experience in building teams and implementing a global procurement strategy. Stefan holds an MBA majoring in Finance and Business from Nottingham University.