Each year, Supply & Demand Chain Executive releases a list of elite professionals, “Provider Pros to Know,” both online and in the print issue of their magazine. Award recipients are recognized as people to know and learn from in the supply chain industry. They work for software firms and service providers, consultancies or in academia, and have made significant contributions to their individual clients or to the industry as a whole, enabling them to better meet the challenges of the coming year.
The 2015 list acknowledges more than 200 individuals from a number of outstanding businesses. I am so proud to share that among this year’s winners are my colleagues and customers of Selectica, including:
- Patrick Stakenas, Aggie Hanczewski and Constantine Limberakis, Selectica
- Nancy Jorgensen, Brunswick
- Joanna Martinez, Cushman & Wakefield
- Lou Galczynski, Endo
- James Gavin McCarthy, Equifax
- Jason East, YP
- Michael Morris, Owens Corning
Previous winners from the IASTA team prior to the Selectica acquisition included:
- David Bush
- Sean Delaney
- Jason Treida (2014 winner)
- Mike Pringle (2014 winner)
- Chris Jasper (2014 winner)
One of this year’s winners, Patrick Stakenas, is Selectica’s Chief Strategy Officer. I am fortunate to be working with Patrick, who is great at identifying emerging trends in enterprise software. Through his research and publications, he has helped many enterprises look ahead and shape new go-to-market approaches and technology offerings.
Our VP of Client Strategy, Aggie Hanczewski, is a first-time honoree but no stranger to the supply management industry. Aggie has been with IASTA for nine years and is instrumental in helping connect the technology with customers’ needs. Currently, she spearheads our efforts to deliver 100% satisfaction to our customers.
Another Selectica honoree is Constantine Limberakis, the Director of Product Marketing at Selectica. With more than fifteen years of experience in the industry, Constantine is focused on creating brand awareness and promoting new ideas around the evolution of contract management and supplier management. Constantine has numerous publication credits, including articles for CIO UK, CFO.com, Supply Chain Brain, and Supply & Demand Chain Executive, and was named a “Pro to Know” previously, in 2013.
While it’s wonderful to have our executives recognized by industry experts, we are even more delighted when our customers are honored. We want to congratulate them for their accomplishments and being recipients of the “Pros to Know 2015” award.
A special acknowledgement to Nancy Jorgensen, Director of Indirect Sourcing and Corporate Alliances at the Brunswick Corporation, for receiving the award a second year in a row. Nancy attributes the company’s success to “a great Brunswick Indirect Sourcing team along with a strong partnership with Selectica.” We like to think that our products—SmartSource, Spend Analytics, Savings/Project Tracker, and EAS—also contributed.
Ladies and gentlemen, your awards are well deserved, and we look forward to seeing what new contributions you will make to the industry in the year to come.
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