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Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager
Felipe Niles, Senior
Strategic Sourcing Manager at Google, is responsible for the global sourcing
strategy related to construction and leading the North America team responsible
for executing the procurement activities for this category. Working in
strategic sourcing and procurement since 2000, Felipe has successfully
navigated across direct and indirect categories in very diverse industries as
banking, chemical, aerospace, telecom and now Google. Felipe is a construction
engineer by formation and is driven in bringing to construction procurement,
the innovation and the insights learned on multiple categories.
Global Director, Sourcing and Procurement
Michele Thompson is Global Director, Sourcing & Procurement and Global Head of Supplier Diversity for Thomson Reuters, an information services company and leading source of intelligent information for the worlds businesses and professionals. Thomson Reuters delivers insights to the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organization. Thomson Reuters has over 45,000 employees, is located in over 100 countries and has annual revenues of $12 billion.
Michele began her career at Thomson Reuters in 1995 and has held a variety of roles in Sourcing, Procurement Operations, Supplier Management and Finance. She has sourced a variety of commodities in complex settings including global and virtual environments, acquisitions, divestitures, major reorganizations, off shoring and outsourcing.
Michele has led a variety of sourcing initiatives during her Sourcing & Procurement career. Some of her most notable achievements include the following:
- Creating a centralized purchasing function at the divisional level for her company. She assembled the purchasing team and constructed all policies and procedures including the design, implementation and deployment of the Purchase Order system. She also led the teams that delivered all companywide communications, change management and training to employees.
- Lead many large global capital projects in excess of $50 million per year.
- Successfully created and implemented her company’s first Supplier Diversity Program stressing the importance of diversity and inclusion within the sourcing organization as well as the company as a whole.
Michele is a member of the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council and Great Lakes Women’s Business Council. Council of Supplier Diversity Professionals and is a Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity. Michele serves on the board for the Institute for Supply Management Southeast Michigan affiliate and is active in the community where she resides in Michigan.
Senior Procurement Manager – Facilities Services
Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales and Services
Chief Procurement Officer
Jay Sklar is the Chief Procurement Officer for HUB International Limited, where he is responsible for implementing a long-term procurement program, inclusive of travel and real estate, to leverage HUB’s buying power across a historically decentralized organization that has grown rapidly via acquisitions.
Jay brings more than 20 years of experience in procurement, strategic sourcing, supplier diversity, and real estate. His prior roles included Vice President of Procurement and Real Estate for Orbitz, and various procurement-related roles at Aon, BankOne (now JPMorgan Chase), Waste Management, and A.T.Kearney.
Jay earned a Bachelor of Arts, with Honors, from Northwestern University, and a Masters of Business Administration from Kellogg / Northwestern University.
Former Global Sourcing Manager
Marsh & McLennan Companies
Paul is a Global Sourcing & Procurement leader with over 20 years of experience in the Real Estate, Facilities Management, Marketing and Legal Services commodity sectors. He was most recently the Global Sourcing Manager for Real Estate and Facilities with Marsh & McLennan companies, and delivered an annual YOY savings of $7- $10M, in his categories of spend under management. He is a Trusted Adviser to, and an advocate for, all of his stakeholder clients, a two time MMC Sourcing Colleague award winner, a past President of Boston University/Metropolitan College Honors Society - Alpha Sigma Lambda, and is laser focused on delivering impactful business results, including optimal TCO, negotiating the most desirable outcome in contracts and awards, and mitigating corporate risk.
Sr. Manager – Global Real Estate & Corporate Services
Jake Bealke is the Head of Global Real Estate & Corporate Services at Edgewell Personal Care, which includes management of all offices, plants and warehouses and any facility related work for the portfolio. Edgewell is a global consumer packaged goods company manufacturing and selling products of such brands as Schick Razors, Banana Boat & Hawaiian Tropic sun care products, Playtex feminine care, and many others.
Global Procurement Director
Anton joined Dell Inc in June 1999. Since 2014 he leads the procurement organization responsible for global real estate and facilities (GREF), electronics disposition and security services sourcing. He also leads the team development program across the Dell General Procurement organization.
From 2010 to 2014 Anton led the Global Fulfillment & Logistics procurement organization and managed sourcing relationships with key partners such as FedEx, DHL, UPS, Kuehne & Nagel, and others.
Between 2003 and 2010 Anton held various logistics procurement roles in the Dell supply chain organization. Prior roles at Dell include Program Management and Manufacturing Engineering Management.
Previous work experiences include manufacturing engineering management positions at NCR, and Solectron, as well as independent consultant.
He received a Master of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the Technical University of Delft, the Netherlands and an MBA from Webster University. During his procurement tenure in the Dell logistics organization Anton was a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), and has been a speaker at Eye for Transport and the Georgia Logistics Summit.
Anton is an active volunteer at Habitat for Humanity and Hands Of Christ.
He grew up in the Netherlands and immigrated to the U.S. in 1994 to start his married life with his wife Amy. They have a 14-yr old son, and enjoy camping to experience the natural beauty in the 50 states.
Director of Strategic Sourcing for Real Estate and Workplace Services
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