Join our upcoming Ariba Business Commerce Expert Series to learn from industry-leading buyers and sellers how they have successfully worked together to take their collaborative business commerce initiative to the next level—executing complex goods and services procurement.




During the webcast, John Thompson --Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management, Strategic Sourcing from SunTrust, will share:



  • Spend profile for a financial services organization
  • eProcurement strategies tips and best practices
  • Keys to deploying Ariba for complex goods & services

As head of Supply Chain Operations and Procurement for SunTrust Bank, John oversees all aspects of the supply chain, procurement, risk management, and contract administration processes for one of the nation’s largest financial services holding companies. John’s vision has been to bring the tight management and discipline of supply chain management and procurement practices for traditional goods, into the fluid and highly customized world of financial services.


During his tenure at SunTrust Bank, John has largely been responsible for increasing contract compliance and spend visibility by implementing business commerce and procure-to-pay systems and controls for dealing with the complex services that make-up over 80% of the spend for a financial institution.


John was recently promoted to SVP at SunTrust after successfully expanding SunTrust Bank’s eCommerce efforts and implementing successful business controls systems. John is a seasoned supply chain professional with over 15 years of diverse experience in leadership positions in strategic sourcing, procurement, and supply chain operations at companies such as Beazer Homes, Home Depot, and Wachovia.


The event details are below:



July 21, 2011



11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Pacific

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Eastern


Featured Speakers:

Robert Calvert

B2B Integration Program Manager



John Thompson

Senior Vice President, Strategic Sourcing



Leah Knight

Product Marketing Director, Sales Acceleration Solutions



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