Top 10 women in procurement: North America

Procurement's star is rising in the world, and women are shining through. Here's our list of the Top 10 women in procurement in North America:

10. Barbara Kubicki

Chief Procurement Officer

Wells Fargo

Barbara Kubicki is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience and a proven track record in both supply chain management and global procurement operations for financial services. She is currently working as Chief Procurement Officer at Wells Fargo.

A proven leader who can build and manage strong global teams, Kubicki forges effective cross-functional relationships with business units to maximise the impact of supply management.

She has strong technical competency in all aspects of procurement including strategic sourcing, regulatory requirements, accounts payable, off-shoring of functions, acquisition & merger integration, and more.

9. Taryn Thompson 

Chief Procurement Officer

Bank of America 

Taryn Thompson, currently the Chief Procurement Officer at Bank of America, has had an extensive career in finance and procurement.

She has worked for the financial giant for over 18 years, joining as FMAP Analyst before climbing the ranks to Managing Director, Head of Corporate Planning (Global FP&A lead), Managing Director, Finance Executive, Technology CFO, and numerous other positions.

Thompson is the Founding Board Member of The Cooper Royall Foundation; a foundation aimed at providing resources and awareness to amplify the love and understanding of special needs’ families. 

She is also an Advisory Board Member for Procurement Leaders, and a Global Ambassador of Vital Voices Global Partnership.

8. Samantha Covell

Chief Procurement Officer

Genpact

Samantha Covell is a recognised expert in IT and BPO Outsourcing Services categories, as well as an experienced procurement professional. Her key skill is her ability to leverage her understanding of global complexities to develop innovative sourcing strategies that deliver measurable outcomes to the business.

She is currently working as Chief Procurement Officer at Genpact, where she has been since 2016, when she joined as VP S2P Practice before being promoted just shy of two years later.

Prior to Genpact, Covell held procurement titles at large-scale companies such as SSE, AstraZeneca, and BT.

7. Kelly Bengston

Chief Procurement Officer

Starbucks

Kelly Bengston is the SVP, Chief Procurement Officer at the beverage giant Starbucks. She has been with the company since 2010 when she joined as Supply Chain Commercialisation officer before climbing the ranks to positions such as Director, Global Procurement, Vice President, Global Sourcing, and other roles.

Her current position at Starbucks involves enhancing the company's enterprise-wide functional strategic sourcing and supplier relationships, creating global processes, and developing a talent-management programme.

Bengston, who’s well known for her value-based approach to supplier relationships, is specialised in supply chain management, forecasting, inventory management, and more.

6. Krista Page

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Services

Boeing

Krista Page is a high-energy procurement executive with multifaceted experience, including global shared services, procurement, supply chain, business strategy, and development, operations, manufacturing and engineering.

She is energised by driving growth and competitive advantage, unlocking game-changing strategies, and leading teams through transformations.

Page is currently the Senior Vice President, Enterprise Services at Boeing. Her duties include leading enterprise services across the company, specifically indirect supply chain, facilities and asset management, real estate, protective services, and executive flight operations.

She is passionate about making a difference for people and the planet, drawing on her experiences from global businesses to aid both.

5. Florence Tinsley-Roy

Global Chief Procurement Officer

PWC

Florence Tinsley-Roy is a proven expert in the transformation of procurement teams and developing global strategies alongside change management with experience of offshoring, outsourcing, negotiations, and vendor management.

She is currently working as the Global Chief Procurement Officer at PwC, an international professional services firm employing over 327,000 people in 152 countries.

Tinsley-Roy has held the position of Global Chief Procurement Officer since June 2022, after joining as Global Technology Procurement Leader in 2018 and later being promoted to Global Procurement Leader in 2021.

In her challenging role as Global Procurement Leader, Tinsley-Roy was responsible for leading the global procurement team that negotiates global agreements for the benefit of the PC network firms, operating in the areas of technology, data/knowledge, travel, and marketing, as well as co-leading the supply chain workstream for the company's net-zero programme.

Prior to joining PwC back in 2018, Tinsley-Roy spent over six years at the consulting giant, EY, and held two titles; Director Global Procurement - Technology and External Content Categories and Director Global Procurement - Products & Services Category & Process & Tools Leader.

Her role as Director Global Procurement - Products & Services Category and Process & Tools Leader included leading a global procurement team of 150 professionals and being responsible for the management of a US$2b spend portfolio of indirect spend categories.

4. Natasha Gurevich

Chief Procurement Officer

Nike

Natasha Gurevich is the Chief Procurement Officer at the global sportswear company Nike, starting with the company in March 2021.

Prior to Nike, Gurevich spent just over three years at Salesforce, working as Vice President Global Procurement. This role entailed strategising and implementing an approach to spend assessment; and driving team collaboration within Global Procurement, Shared Services, Legal, and Finance to elevate the level of services provided by Sourcing, outsourcing 80% of transactional activities and 80% of contract administration volume.

During the pandemic, Gurevich created a collaborative, supportive environment that brought the team closer through virtual Happy Hours, Digital Detox Days, and mandatory time off.

Her other procurement experiences include: Senior Director, Enterprise Sourcing at McKesson; Global Strategy Leader, Corporate and Professional Services at IBM; and Director, Global Procurement at PayPal, among others.

She has over 18 years of procurement experience, starting her career as Manager, Strategic Sourcing at Visa back in 2005, before climbing the ranks to many high-level roles.

Gurevich has a consistent track record of delivering significant cost reductions and continuous improvement initiatives on top of success in deploying processes and procedures to streamline corporate operations, increase efficiency, and enhance profit performance.

On top of her day job, Gurevich is a Wish Granter for the Make a Wish Foundation, which she describes as “a privilege to put a smile on the face of a child with a life-threatening illness by fulfilling their wishes".

Gurevich is particularly skilled in vendor management, strategic sourcing, cross-functional team leadership, and more.

3. Alexandra (Massa) Lopez

Chief Procurement Officer

Cisco

Alexandra (Massa) Lopez is currently working as the SVP and Chief Procurement Officer at the technology giant Cisco, a company that operates in many areas including business, education, and philanthropy.

With the company for over 12 years, she joined as Vice President, Global Business Services, before being promoted to Chief Procurement Officer and VP Global Procurement Services nine years later, and was then ultimately promoted to her current position in 2020.

With over 30 years of experience in procurement, she is a great fit for Cisco’s ever-expanding business. Lopez's procurement career commenced back in 1992 when she joined the logistics’ giant, DHL Express, as Manager Marketing Planning.

She moved on to General Manager, Managed Services at Hewlett Packard, then Director Global Supply Chain Services at Hewlett Packard, and, finally, VP and CFO, Procurement & Supply at Kaiser Permanente.

On top of her day job at Cisco, Alexandra is a Board Member (previously President) at YWCA Silicon Valley, a non-profit organisation that is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

She has also been a Board Member at Maui Diagnostic Imaging for over five years and graduated from the University of California, LA, furthering her professional development.

Lopez’s peers describe her as a ‘fantastically talented person’, with ‘excellent financial skills and attention to detail’.

The specific skills she acquired through numerous procurement experiences include outsourcing, procurement, supply chain management, change management, strategic sourcing, analysis, and more. 

2. Christina Lascaris

Global Procurement Director

PepsiCo

Christina Lascaris is a seasoned procurement expert with extensive experience across a wide range of roles and in various market segments. She is currently working as the Global Procurement Director Ingredients and Seasonings at PepsiCo.

She has been with the company since 2012, when she joined as Global Procurement Director Western Europe - Indirect Procurement, before climbing the ranks to numerous positions, such as Global Procurement Director - Manufacturing Services & Supplies, and Energy and Global Procurement Director - Indirect Services.

In her current role at the beverage giant, Lascaris is responsible for leading seasonings and ingredients procurement across Europe, developing and ensuring the execution of a strategy that supports PepsiCo’s global nutritional/functional food strategy while partnering with R&D to bring affordable innovation in the areas of “healthy” Ingredients & seasonings and driving competitive advantage through productivity, innovation and sustainability programmes.

With this role comes high levels of responsibility, but Lascaris is well experienced, having held titles such as Europe Indirect Purchasing Manager at Plastic Omnium and Packaging & Raw Materials Purchasing Manager at Roche, among more.

She has experience in the transformation of indirect organisations through stepping up procurement productivity, developing sourcing strategies and capabilities, and implementing P2P processes, with a proven background in due diligence, change management, and process optimisations.

Through her various experiences, Lascaris has acquired specific skills such as procurement, outsourcing, change management, purchasing, and more. These complement her two University degrees: a master’s in Biology, Biochemistry, Environment & Ecotoxicology and an MBA in Purchasing, Finance, Management & Marketing.

1. Jennifer Moceri

Chief Procurement Officer

Google

Jennifer Moceri is a global executive and change agent with extensive, proven experience in the consumer, automotive, and food ingredients industries.

She is recognised as a highly accountable and resilient leader, achieving results by "building collaborative relationships with a relentless focus on continuous improvement to drive step-changes in productivity".

Her passion is around organisational transformation, including building talent and capabilities to enable growth, improve profitability, and increase value to customers. After her successful role of Chief Procurement Officer at Diageo, Moceri joined Google as their VP, Global Procurement & CPO.

Before joining Google, Moceri held numerous positions at Diageo, Tate & Lyle, Lear Corporation, and more. Her role at Tate & Lyle as SVP Chief Procurement Officer included delivering a global procurement transformation where she developed a new operating model, built global capabilities, and introduced a new level of transparency that was critical to gaining trust, enabling significant cost savings, and raising the profile of procurement as a valued partner in the long-term business strategy.

Prior to Tate & Lyle, she spent the first half of her career in the automotive industry – much of it with Lear Corporation – where she quickly advanced through the procurement and supply chain function, holding various global leadership positions of increasing responsibility. Through this time, she built a solid foundation of advanced procurement practices, innovative supplier partnerships, lean mentality, and a global perspective.

Moceri has received numerous recognitions for her hard work, being named on the Procurement Power List UK & Europe as "One to Watch" in 2018 and landing a place in the top 30 of the Procurement Power List UK & Europe in 2019.

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