Senior Director, Procurement Executive Advisory
Laura has industry and consulting experience in areas such as organizational and process design, product innovation and management, strategic sourcing, supply chain, and manufacturing operations. She previously worked in The Hackett Group’s Strategy & Operations consulting practice, where she specialized in sourcing, procurement and supply chain. Before joining The Hackett Group, Laura served as Product Strategy & Operations Associate at Groupon, Inc where she helped launch several new products at the rapidly growing company.
Procurement Manager, Hootsuite
Aaqil Kassamali is a passionate and progressive procurement leader whose focus is on continuous improvement strategies, execution and on improving bottom-line performance. While managing spend in multiple categories on a global level, he excels at collaborating cross-departmentally and managing change in a high tech environment. Aaqil’s diverse experience in finance, IT and sales helps him bridge gaps and his use of technology has allowed him to scale and deliver solutions to complex engagements.
Senior Director, Una
Kris is a Senior Director at Una, a Group Purchasing Organization focused on indirect spend management for businesses and non-acute healthcare. Kris leads business development and guides company-wide growth and operational initiatives. He focuses on repositioning the perception of GPOs from a transactional function to a strategic partner in procurement success. Kris earned his Business Administration degree from Harding University, and has nearly a decade of leadership experience across multiple industries.