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Expert in Healthcare, Contracting, Procurement, Supply Chain and Sustainable Cost Savings

Expert ID: 735593 California, USA

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Expert has over 25 years of experience as a healthcare supply chain, purchasing operations leader, medical device manufacturing consultant with proven accomplishments in speed to market traction, supply cost reductions, strategic sourcing, strategic partnerships and performance management leadership experience. He specializes in strategic partnerships for medical device business development & company strategies processes in health care systems. He has worked closely for, and with GPOs, IDN's. He is involved in Venture Capital & Angel Investment Mentoring, Medical Device Start Up guidance from Bench to Market Launch, adept at identifying performance and speed to improvement opportunities, management of client & supplier relationships to implement changes successfully with assurances of sustainability. Specialties: Consulting, Cardiology, Radiology, Interventional NeuroRadiology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Oncology, Interventional Cardiology, Interventional Radiology Oncology, Electrophysiology, Orthopedics, Spine, Total Joints, Ortho Biologics, CRM, Nuclear Medicine, Isotopes, Breast Imaging, Ultrasound, Imaging Modalities, Medical Surgical Products, Spine Technologies, Oncology, Pharmaceutical, Capital Equipment, Contract Management, Supply Chain Expertise, Medical Surgical Pharmaceutical Distribution, Cardiovascular Perfusion, Dialysis, Procurement and Materials Management SME and Operations Management. He has led projects focused on clinical and non-clinical cost reductions. He is currently working as a consultant and is self employed .

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Palo Alto, CA

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1984 Degree: BS Subject: Human Resources & Business Management/ Supply Chain Management Institution: San Jose State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2019 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: O.R. (Surgical) Case Cart and Sterile Processing Supervisor Department: Responsibilities: • Manage surgical case load of an average of 50 cases per day in a Level One Trauma Center
• Supervise over 30 full time SPD Technicians in a union environment
• Member of Operations Improvement Committee to reduce bioburden and increase productivity
• Initiated Orange Tag Project for Key Instrumentation needed for missing surgical Instruments in all OR sets.
• Mange vendor sales representatives for Ortho, Trauma, CV, Spine and Scope management needs.
• Optimized system needs through data analytics.
• Practiced elimination of Bioburden and Biofilm sterile processing
Years: 2017 to 2018 Employer: Verity Health System Title: System Director of Strategic Sourcing, Value Analysis, Purchasing & Contracting Department: System Supply Chain Management Office Responsibilities: System office Supply Chain, Purchasing, Inventory management, Supplier Management, Value Analysis, Contracting, Technology Assessment Committee, PPI (Physicians Preference Items) Cost Savings, ERP, MRP, Vendor Credentialing.
• Negotiated cost savings of over $7,000,000 annually through system initiatives
• Conducted RFX processes and reviewed bids
• Reduced annual system inventories by 18%, thus creating cap space for capital expenditures
• Managed 13 direct reports that included buyers, senior capital buyers, and analysts
• Acted as the System Administrator for vendor credentialing and conducted quarterly business reviews for over 300 suppliers
• Optimized system spending through data analytics
Years: 2016 to 2017 Employer: HCA / Regional Medical Center of San Jose Title: Sr. Materials Manager- Inventory and Purchasing Department: Cardiac Cath Lab, EP, Neuro Interventional, Interventional Radiology, Vascular Interventions Responsibilities: • Managed cardiac catheterization and neuro interventional service line inventory for Level 1 Trauma Center
• Sourced, purchased, and managed $65,000,000 in annual device spend
• Negotiated cost savings of over $3,800,000 annually through various initiatives
Years: 2015 to 2016 Employer: Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Education, Research & Health Care Title: Contract Management Specialist- Supply Chain & Purchasing Department: Supply Chain Contracting Responsibilities: • Negotiated and executed over 33 system agreements for Sutter Health/PAMF
• Collaborated consistently with our legal team and suppliers to ensure contractual obligations were met
• Supported 8 major clinical service line administrators by providing contractual guidance and recommendations
Years: 2011 to 2013 Employer: Cardinal Health Care Title: Director, Purchasing Spend Optimization Management Department: Spend Management Optimization Responsibilities: • Managed client service line teams, data analysts and clinical direct reports
• Collaborated with administrators, cardiologists, and surgeons to implement sustainable initiatives
• Delivered sustainable savings initiatives totaling $14,000,000 over a 2 year span
• Conducted system-wide spend optimization assessments for 10 major Cardinal Health clients
Years: 2007 to 2009 Employer: Huron Healthcare Title: Director, Clinical Purchasing Spend Optimization Management Department: Non Labor Management Responsibilities: • Managed client service line teams, management consultants, and clinical direct reports
• Collaborated with administrators, cardiologists, and surgeons to implement sustainable initiatives
• Delivered sustainable savings initiatives totaling $6,800,000 annually
• Conducted system-wide spend optimization assessments for 3 major Huron clients
Years: 2007 to 2007 Employer: Impax Pharmaceuticals Laboratories Title: Purchasing Manager Department: Supply Chain Responsibilities: • Achieved savings of $1,800,000 during 6-month span
• Managed all non-API procurement for company through our ERP system
• Managed 5 direct reports consisting of senior buyers, packaging specialists, and expeditors
• Conducted RFX’s for bottles, caps, and IFU/DFU standardization
Years: 2005 to 2006 Employer: Oncology Therapeutics Network (OTN) Title: Purchasing Manager Department: Corproate Procurement Responsibilities: • Facilitated the pharmaceutical distribution program conversion from conventional McKesson/Federal Express model to the current UPS/OTN model
• Acted as the P-card and Concur administrator for the entire company
• Negotiated national hotel chain agreement for C-suite, upper management, and sales reps
• Facilitated the pricing, rebate requirements, and contracting for 35 pharmaceutical manufacturers
• Managed tours at our Louisville, KY distribution center for our pharmaceutical manufacturers
Years: 2003 to 2005 Employer: Broadlane/Vizient Title: Program Manager- Clinical Strategic Sourcing Teams Department: Kaiser Permanente Strategic Sourcing Teams Responsibilities: • Managed 13 clinical service line teams surrounding the cardiology, radiology, ultrasound, radiation oncology, and interventional radiology specialties
• Negotiated, executed, and implemented over 20 contractual agreements with Kaiser
• Managed and executed Kaiser’s first linear accelerator RFP and national sole source agreement
Years: 2000 to 2002 Employer: DNA Sciences Title: Corporate Purchasing Manager, Materials Manager, Inventory Coordinator Department: Corproate Purchasing, Facilities, Manufacturing Responsibilities: • Created and managed the very first purchasing and shipping/receiving department at DNA Sciences
• Supervised 3 direct reports in supply chain, shipping/receiving, and facilities management
• Oversaw the procurement process of capital equipment, disposables, and service agreements for the company
Years: 1998 to 2000 Employer: Boston Scientific Corporation Title: Senior Corporate Purchasing Agent Department: Corporate Procurement, P-Card Administration, Travel and Manufacturing Responsibilities: • Purchased raw materials for production of aneurism coils and various accessories
• Managed and oversaw the ISO regulatory requirements for all suppliers
• P-card administrator for the entire company
Years: 1989 to 1998 Employer: Stanford University Medical Center Title: Cath Angio Materials Manager & Operating Room Case Cart Manager, Sterile Reprocessing Department: Cardiology, Radiology and Materilas Management Responsibilities: • Managed cardiology, radiology, cardiac rhythm management, and neuro-radiology inventories
• Generated a one-time cost saving of $1,200,000 through transitioning from manual inventory to a JIT inventory program
• Developed and managed the first JIT inventory program in cath-lab and interventional radiology
• Negotiated cost savings of over $6,800,000 in a 5-year period

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Professional Associations & Activities:
California Association of Hospital Purchasing and Material Managers, AHRMM, AHA, RSNA, IDN Summit, ASCO, AHVAP, HIDDA, MD&M, SIG, HFMA, ISM, ECRI, BIO, HIMMS, MEDICA, CES, VIVA, S.O.P.E.,AORN, JP Morgan Health Care Conference attendee, Broadlane & Premier Group Purchasing Organizations, City of Los Altos Foundation

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