A born entrepreneur with 15 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, Stephany started Matchbook in 2008 to provide a sourcing service to healthcare companies. Since then, Stephany has become an invaluable sourcing expert for some 25 of the industry’s leading companies, efficiently managed more than 300 supplier searches across all healthcare functions. She believes there is a way to make the RFP process simpler, targeted and more efficient for both sides of the industry. She launched tealbook to give the healthcare industry easy access to suppliers that support their business, easily stay on top of industry trends, efficiently receive targeted supplier recommendations and ultimately validate their supplier selection.
Ian Woodbury is an aerospace engineer who built and sold his first software product when he was 16. For the last 25 years, he has been architecting and developing enterprise software systems. Most recently, he founded, grew, and sold a software company which optimizes planning for physical assets in large utilities and local governments. Ian brings the experience tealbook needs to support its rapid growth.
Geoff spent 10 years as a senior architect at Ariba prior to developing technologies and growing teams for several start-up companies. He also has a Master’s Degree in Applied Computing that includes a study of machine learning, systems, and usability that he completed with an internship at Google.
Jim Shuman is the vice president of global commercial logistics and global procurement for Synageva BioPharma, and a valued advisor to tealbook. Throughout Jim’s 35-year career, he has held senior positions in purchasing, operations, distribution logistics and enterprise resource planning for several major international organizations, including Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) and Genzyme Corporation, one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. Jim has a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Buffalo State College.
Boston-based Jennifer brings 20 years of sourcing experience to the tealbook team. Jennifer joins tealbook from Millennium (now Takeda Oncology), where she was an Associate Director of Sourcing. Jennifer has a vast network of colleagues in the Boston area interested in leveraging her experience and learning more about tealbook. With insights and experience in service level expectations, benchmark pricing and other foundations for successful client-supplier partnerships, Jennifer is a great asset to the tealbook team.
Tratham has over a decade of experience in IT project management, and has led many large multinational technology implementation projects. He is PMP certified and has won numerous corporate awards for leading innovative and cost saving projects. He excels at helping distributed teams prioritize their objectives and turn a shared vision into results in a short timeframe. Tratham has a degree in Economics and Computer Science from the University of Waterloo. He is a passionate traveller and has visited over 35 countries.
Kelly Barner has 15 years of experience in procurement and knowledge management that includes time as a practitioner, consultant, and writer. Kelly has written two books, Supply Market Intelligence for Procurement Professionals and Procurement at a Crossroads, and is a popular contributor to a number of industry blogs and news sites. In addition to her extensive writing experience, Kelly has learned to maximize the connection and communication value of social media, spreading news and thought leadership through today’s vibrant, fast-paced global professional community.
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS
Mary is the Vice President of Strategic Sourcing and Operations for FORMA Therapeutics. She has over 25 years’ experience as a strategic leader and partner in the research, development, and manufacturing procurement functions in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and consumer electronics industries.
Chris has nearly 20 years of experience in supply management, working directly with Fortune 500 and midsized companies around the globe and in a variety of industries to improve all aspects of procurement, including process redesign, technology enablement, operations strategy planning, organizational change and strategic sourcing.
Gregg is a recognized pioneer in procurement and sourcing technology, with 40 years experience in industries such as automotive, textile, manufactured goods, electronics and healthcare. He is the former Vice President of Procurement - Global Systems and Operations for GlaxoSmithKline and a Senior Advisor for A.T. Kearney’s Procurement and Analytic Solutions organization.
Rhonda is the Vice President of Global Procurement at Medidata Solutions. Throughout her 20-year career, she has held senior positions in strategic sourcing and procurement operations for several major pharmaceutical companies, including Merck, Johnson & Johnson, and GSK.
David has been involved in the commercialization of products and in building best-in-class commercial capabilities in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries for over 36 years. Most recently, David Davidovic was Vice President and Global Head of Commercial Services for Roche and Genentech. Currently, he heads pathForward, providing strategic and advisory pro-bono support to non-profit organizations as well as start-ups focused on healthcare.
Olivier Zitoun is the founder and CEO of EveoVisionary. He has been at the forefront of the digital revolution for well over 20 years. An artist at heart, Olivier's deep passions for creative communication, innovation, and risk-taking were formed by early entrepreneurial experiences in Internet software and telephony both in the U.S. and Europe, and have been fully realized at Eveo.