Many individuals who are interested in Next Level Purchasing’s purchasing courses ask me what my credentials are. Some ask it in a way like “What makes you think YOU are qualified to teach ME?”
So, I thought that I’d post a little bio of myself here…
I am the president of Next Level Purchasing, Inc., based outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Through the online purchasing classes that I have developed for Next Level Purchasing, I have trained purchasing professionals from multi-billion dollar organizations throughout North America, South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia/Oceania.
I am frequently recruited to deliver educational seminars for purchasing associations and private companies throughout the US.
Prior to founding Next Level Purchasing in 2000, I acquired about 1o years of results-producing experience in purchasing at the Kurt J. Lesker Company, US Airways, and the University of Pittsburgh and saved those organizations tens of millions of dollars.
My article, “Powerful Principles For Managing Growth,” was published in the October 2004 issue of Inside Supply Management Magazine and my four-step process for learning how to source a new category of goods or services will be published in the July 2005 edition. I have also had several of my articles published in the newsletters of purchasing associations as well as the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM’s) Web site.
I have taught eBusiness and Certified Purchasing Manager Exam Review classes for Penn State University and the University of Pittsburgh. Since 2002, I have served on the board of directors for ISM’s Pittsburgh affiliate.
I have earned the Certified Purchasing Manager and Senior Professional in Supply Management purchasing certifications. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Duquesne University.
If you want to know more about me, please feel free to contact me.