As a Director in SC&H Group’s Contract Compliance Audit Services practice, Patrick has a few key professional motivations with all of his clients: increasing third-party transparency, optimizing supplier relationships, and improving governance. He works with Fortune 100 companies to evaluate contract compliance in categories such as marketing and advertising, contingent staffing, facilities management, construction, computer hardware/software, MRO, security, events, and office supplies. Projects under Patrick’s leadership have resulted in client savings of over $150 million in addition to practical control developments, valuable process improvements, enhanced earnings, and proven cost-savings initiatives. He is very passionate about helping to influence the operations and cultures of global enterprises, and one of his greatest professional achievements was being able to hand over a $1 million recovery check to his client.
Patrick will share his expertise with attendees at the Western Regional SIGnature Event in Bellevue, WA on May 16th.
Your presentation at the Western Regional SIGnature Event has to do with contract compliance and transparency when procuring the services of marketing and advertising agencies—why is this an important topic to address?
What are some of the risk areas in marketing contracts that are often overlooked?
What are some of the processes and controls that can be implemented to mitigate these risks?
What advice do you have for people who are negotiating complex contracts with agencies and keen on getting ahead of any potential conflicts?
You specialize in third-party transparency, supplier relationships and improving governance. How did you get involved in this area?
Heather Schleicher, Senior Marketing Director at SIG, has more than 15 years of experience in business and marketing with organizations ranging from independently owned franchises and small businesses to $12B international enterprises. Prior to joining SIG's leadership team, Heather served as Senior Marketing Manager where she was responsible for creating, executing, and supporting SIG’s marketing strategies across all regions and lines of business. Before joining SIG, Heather led digital marketing initiatives for outsourcing, recruiting and workforce management provider Allegis Global Solutions. Previously, Heather managed the marketing department at a contracting consultancy in Washington, D.C.