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Andrew Bartolini

Managing Partner & Chief Research Officer, Ardent Partners

Andrew Bartolini is a globally recognized expert in sourcing, procurement, accounts payable, and supply management. At Ardent Partners, Andrew focuses his research and efforts on helping enterprises develop and execute strategies to achieve operational excellence within their procurement and finance departments. Andrew is also the publisher of this site, CPO Rising, the first independent media site written for and about Chief Procurement Officers and other procurement executives.

Advisor to CPOs and leading solutions companies alike, Andrew is a sought-after presenter, having lectured and presented more than 250 times in eight different countries. Over the past decade, Andrew has benchmarked thousands of enterprises across all facets of their supply management operations and his research is currently part of the Supply Chain/Management curriculum at several US universities. He actively covers the technology marketplace and has been published or quoted in leading business publications including The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Investor’s Business Daily, and Fortune, as well as the major trade publications focused on supply management.

Andrew was previously the Vice President/Group Director of Global Supply Management research, responsible for all associated research, services, and programs including the CPO Summit at the Aberdeen Group in Boston. While there, Andrew authored more than 150 thought leadership pieces of research and analysis that addressed the blend of people, processes, and technologies needed to achieve organizational transformation.

Prior to becoming an industry analyst, Andrew developed, packaged, deployed, and used supply management solutions on behalf of enterprises in the Global 2000 while working for Ariba and Commerce One. Additionally, his experience in strategic sourcing, business process transformation, and software implementation provides a ‘real-world’ context for his research and writing.

He has been named a “Pro to Know” by Supply and Demand Chain Executive three times and holds a B.A. in Economics from The College of the Holy Cross and an M.B.A in Finance from Indiana University.

You can see his complete background here.