Jacksonville, FL, March 15, 2023 — SIG|ORG (Sourcing Industry Group), the premier membership organization for sourcing, procurement, outsourcing and risk executives, today announces the appointment of seven senior executives to the SIG Advisory Board for a three-year term, including: 
  • Gilles Neron — Vice President, Strategic Procurement & Corporate Real Estate at Air Canada
  • Edmund Zagorin — Founder & Chief Strategy Officer at Arkestro
  • Shashank Saxena — Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at VNDLY Inc. 
  • Jenti Vandertuig — Director of Procurement at San Francisco 49ers
  • Wayne Heiler — Consultant Vendor Relations CTO at Toyota Motors North America
  • Nathan Haydn-Myer — Sr. Director & Chief Procurement Officer at VSP Global
  • Ann Fleishell — Managing Director | Head of Global General Procurement at Applied Materials
 
“We are so excited to be adding these incredible executives to the Advisory Board,” said Dawn Tiura, President and CEO of SIG. “The diversity of companies they represent is a true reflection of the SIG community at large. The value that our Advisory Board brings through their insight and experiences is immensely important to the strategic direction for SIG.” 
 
SIG members are primarily buy-side Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies representing more than $17 Trillion in sourceable spend. This impressive Board begins their term at the SIG Procurement Technology Summit and are rounded out with existing Board members, including:
  • Michael Van Keulen — Chief Procurement Officer at Coupa
  • Purvee Kondal — Senior Director of Technology & Engineering Sourcing at Sephora
  • Amy Fong — Vice President at Everest Group
  • Achim Voermanek — Global Vice President Head of Regional Strategy / Customer Engagement at SAP Ariba
  • Michael Koontz — Sr. Director Strategic Sourcing at American Tire Distributors
  • Sheena Smith — Managing Director, North America at Spend Matters
  • Quave Burton — Vice President, Indirect Procurement at Ross Stores
  • Tony Abate — Global Procurement & Third Party Management at Cigna
  • Adrian Dragomir — Director of Procurement at REI
  • Roger Blumberg — Senior Vice President, Global Marketing at SoutBee
  • Al Girardi — Global Vice President of Marketing & Chief Marketing Officer at GEP
 
“We wish to thank those board members who are stepping down this spring having completed their three-year term,” said Dawn Tiura.
  • Jeff Amsel — Vice President, Global Procurement, formerly with Ensono 
  • Daryl Hammett — Global Head of Lead Management and Operations, at Amazon Web Services (AWS) 
  • Ed Hansen — Partner, Co-Chair, Digital Transformation and Managed Services Group at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough 
  • Rajeev Karmacharya — Managing Director, Strategic Sourcing and Category Management at Fannie Mae 
  • Joseph Martinez — Global Chief Procurement Officer at Bank of New York Mellon 
  • Mike Morsch — Vice President, Global Procurement and Supply Chain at CDK Global 
  • Elissa Ouyang — Chief Procurement Officer at California Water Service Group 
  • Emily Rakowski — Chief Marketing Officer at EcoVadis 
  • Greg Tennyson — Chief Procurement Officer at VSP Global 
  • Michele Wesseling — Associate Vice President, Global Third Party Management Office at TD Securities Limited 
  • Douglas Kortfelt —  Senior Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer at Chubb
 
 
About SIG|ORG
Sourcing Industry Group is a membership organization that provides thought leadership and networking opportunities to executives in sourcing, procurement, outsourcing and risk from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies and the advisors who serve them. SIG is widely known as a forum for sharing “next” practices and thought leadership through live networking events, virtual forums, and a comprehensive online SIG resource center (SRC), which was developed by and for professionals in sourcing and outsourcing. The organization is unique in that it blends practitioners, service providers and advisory firms in a non-commercial environment. SIG is also the parent organization for SIG University, a one-of-a-kind certification and training program for professionals and executives seeking deep expertise in sourcing and governance for themselves or their teams, as well as Future of Sourcing, which provides unrivaled digital content for the opinion-formers and decision-makers at the heart of the outsourcing space.