Suplari Momentum Continues with Appointment of Three Key Hires to Executive Team
SEATTLE, Dec. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Suplari, the AI-driven insights platform for finance and procurement, today announced three new hires to its seasoned leadership team. Alberto Sutton has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Marketing, Achim Bassler as Vice President of Customer Success and Chad Baker as Vice President of Engineering.
Appointments continue Suplari’s forward momentum in technology innovation, go-to-market traction and customer adoption.
Suplari’s technology innovation is leading the way of AI and Machine Learning to make financial sense of procurement and supplier data. The company’s go-to-market has been finding traction with CFOs, COOs, CPOs and procurement leaders alike, who rely on Suplari to gain better spend and process visibility, optimize costs, drive compliance and reduce operational risk. Customer adoption has indicated people using Suplari are delighted with their modern user experience, advanced analytics, and proactive insights to rationalize vendors, aggregate demand, negotiate contracts and stimulate supplier performance. Customers like Procore, VSP and 21st Century Fox worked with our dedicated success team to get up running quickly. With Suplari, category managers, financial analysts and procurement professionals become drivers of change and value in the spend-accountable enterprise.
“We are fortunate to have seasoned leaders like Alberto, Achim and Chad bringing their experience to Suplari to accelerate our growth.” stated Nikesh Parekh, President, CEO and Co-founder of Suplari. “They share our vision and values, are focused on delivering high and immediate value to customers, and have records of success building fast-growing, industry-leading organizations. Each executive will be instrumental with functional leadership, business acumen and deep industry knowledge to specific parts of the organization.”
Alberto Sutton joins Suplari as SVP of Marketing. Most recently, Sutton was the head of marketing for Onvia, reinvigorating the brand and value of the company eventually acquired by Deltek. With more than 20 years of leadership experience in marketing, product management and channel alliances, Sutton has led the expansion of fast-growing companies with initiatives that resulted in accelerated brand prominence, demand generation and audience engagement. Prior to Onvia, Sutton held leadership roles in Pyramid Analytics, Nintex, and Microsoft. He also served as a business consultant for PwC and Ernst & Young.
Achim Bassler brings 20 years of technology experience to his role as VP of Customer Success. Before Suplari, Bassler held leadership positions in business development, operations, technology strategy and implementation at Deloitte Digital, a full service digital agency serving Fortune 500 clients around the world. Prior to Deloitte, Bassler was the Vice President of Software Development and Delivery Services at Ubermind, a digital agency he co-founded and that was later acquired by Deloitte. He also held management positions at IBM’s Tivoli group and Vallent, Inc.
Chad Baker comes to Suplari as VP of Engineering, with over 20 years of experience leading large cross-functional teams and as a technology innovator in the Mobile, Retail, Payments, Travel and eCommerce industries. Prior to Suplari, Baker was Senior Director of Development at OpenMarket. He also held senior development management roles at Expedia, Amazon and Andersen Consulting/Accenture.
Suplari provides an AI-driven insights platform that enables enterprises to achieve what’s not humanly possible. Customers realize hard dollar cost savings and effectively manage supplier risk that is today hidden within millions of data points in the enterprise. Suplari connects and unifies disparate supplier data sources and systems and then continuously analyzes millions of supplier and sourcing transactions to generate real-time AI-driven insights on reducing spend, mitigating risk and increasing compliance. Suplari’s products are on the cutting edge of AI in procurement and cloud computing. For more information, contact info (at) suplari.com.
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