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Leadership

As a leader in procurement advisory and services, Velocity’s strength is its people.

Management Team

Mike Jasper

Practice Leader
Digital Solutions

Mike Jasper

Practice Leader
Digital Solutions

Mike Jasper

Michael has spent the past 22 years working with organizations to enable and implement enterprise technology in the ERP, accounts payable / receivable, and global compliancy verticals. He has helped companies of all sizes and industries improve their practices and achieve best in class status. In addition to his day job, Michael brings these skills to his position on the Leadership Committee of the Business Payments Coalition (BPC), a volunteer group supported by the US Federal Reserve who work to make B2B electronic payments more efficient across the end-to-end process.

Professionally, Michael enjoys bridging the gap between business and technical worlds and holds a unique ability to effectively convey technical information and creative thoughts in the same conversation. He has been fortunate enough to have worked within Supply Chain and Finance technologies his whole career, allowing him to watch the market transform and mature. This on the job education gives Mike some unique perspectives on where the industry and technology can go, and what can be achieved.

Mike is a California native, who has been living in New England for the past 11 years. When asked what would make him leave San Diego, the typical answer is “the weather…. 70 and sunny gets old after a while!” Living on the East coast has opened Mike’s eyes to new adventures such as snow blowing and rooting for winning sports teams (Sorry San Diego!). These teams also include the middle and high school Lacrosse and Football teams where his two sons play.

Michael joined Velocity Procurement in 2019 because he believed that the organization’s people, vision, and methodologies were uniquely suited to address the glaring gaps that can be found in so many organizations Source to Pay processes. As luck would have it, it turns out that one of the managing partners was born in the same hospital where Mike’s wife manages the Medical Staff.

Tim Weeks

Practice Leader
Digital Transformation

Tim Weeks

Practice Leader
Digital Transformation

Tim Weeks

Tim spent the past three decades working to better understand people’s needs as it pertains to technology. It started out with upgrading the family computer and changed into helping businesses solve problems through the adaptation of precise technologies, while working as part owner of an IT company. Now, as a leader at Velocity Procurement, Tim wears many hats, but his mission is to make sure that client’s needs and expectations are met.

Tim’s work ethic emerged from spending summers with his aunt and uncle in Vermont. There he would help his cousins heard the milk farmers’ cows to a pasture on top of the mountain behind their house. Hungry cows don’t care if it’s raining, you’re tired or you forgot to set your alarm all together. So, working in IT and Customer Service roles were a natural fit for Tim – to say the least. With over 15 years of experience in management and customer service Tim is driven by an entrepreneurial spirit that is self-motivated and process oriented. When he isn’t plugged into a project he is unplugged in nature, woodworking at home, camping and hiking with his wife. Tim also enjoys golfing and working on cars, more to make them faster than actually fixing anything. He shares these interests with both of the Co-Founders of Velocity Procurement.

In addition to dabbling into his variety of at-home DIY projects from IT to landscaping or spending time outside building campfires, he loves to be indoors watching sci-fi movies. When you get the opportunity to visit him in his office in Philadelphia, you’ll soon learn just how much sci-fi he likes. It goes beyond more than just Star Wars mugs and NASA tee-shirts. All of these life experiences and enjoyments make him a man of many hats and interests.

Favorite Quote:

“If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently” – Bill Watterson

Sarah Nelson

Practice Leader
Change Management

Sarah Nelson

Practice Leader
Change Management

Sarah Nelson

A New England native, Sarah brings to Velocity Procurement a wide range of operational and logistical knowledge. With a career beginning in college athletics and sports medicine, she brings clients a multifaceted definition of team work.  In 2009 Sarah traded in her khaki pants and fanny pack for an air-conditioned office with weekends off.  Now you’ll find her sprinting through the airport en route to your office, people really need to understand they don’t need to take off their shoes in the pre-check line.

Being a team player comes naturally to Sarah, not just from her experience in athletics, but also her long entrepreneurial family history. She balances her competitive nature with her yoga practice and enjoys teaching yoga classes in her community. Clients enjoy the energy and spirit she brings to each project, if she’s had her coffee, of course.  Sarah’s background gives her a unique ability to read a room, a soft skill which is tremendously important as she leads project teams on their transformation journey.

Sarah started to develop a relationship with Velocity while working collaboratively in the Senior Living industry. Client-centric by nature Sarah will be your close partner managing your project delivery and conference room snacks. She works passionately to ensure program solutions are calibrated to bring your organization success.

Outside of work Sarah particularly enjoys regular fellowship with family, friends, and colleagues- especially when it involves queso.  Sarah and her husband Kendal are always on the move, if they’re not adding stamps to their passport they are preparing to move. When not proudly speaking of Kendal, an Officer in the US Army, she’ll tell you about their dog.  You don’t even have to ask about Roxy; she’ll even show you a photo.

Community Service:

Girls on the Run, American Red Cross

Favorite Quote:

“It’s the children the world almost breaks who grow up to save it.” – Frank Warren

Dimitri Desmet

Practice Leader
Spend Management

Dimitri Desmet

Practice Leader
Spend Management

Dimitri Desmet

Dimitri has a decade of experience in procurement across multiple industries and companies. The categories of spend he has managed vary from hardware, software, and telecom, to maintenance, repairs, and travel. His inquisitive nature drives him to dig deep into the client’s business to understand their unique challenges completely. If something doesn’t work, Dimitri is not afraid to call it out and fix it.

Dimitri is an expert at providing solutions and recommendations on saving money and reducing waste by improving processes. In addition, he is an Excel and analytics expert, skills he uses to make sense of complex datasets and provide fact-based advice. If you ever need help with a formula, let him know, and he’ll gladly explain how to use it and teach you how to do it yourself.

Dimitri was born and raised in Belgium, and he has lived in multiple countries. One of the benefits of growing up in Belgium is that he speaks numerous languages fluently (English, Dutch, French). He understands the subtle (and not so subtle) difference of cultures. In 2015 Dimitri married an American, and one year later, they moved to the Philadelphia area. Dimitri and his wife now have two young daughters, who keep him busy and on his toes!

Outside of his day-to-day responsibilities with Velocity Procurement, Dimitri enjoys all sports (CrossFit, climbing, golf, snowboarding…) and having an active lifestyle. Dimitri likes to travel and explore new places and cultures with his family, and he has been to over 30 different countries. Because Dimitri believes it’s important to give back to the community, he is a volunteer firefighter at his local fire station.

Favorite quote

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine

David Jack

Manager
Digital Transformation

David Jack

Manager
Digital Transformation

David has spent his entire working life in the IT sector – initially programming software, building networks, and supporting customer IT systems – he went on to serve on the executive board of two software consultancy firms specializing in Purchase to Pay and Professional Service Automation. This was no accident. Fascinated by computer software during his formative teen years, he could be found coding games and database applications on a small home computer into the early hours. Hooked – there really was no other career path. He was a geek before he knew what a geek was.

A sworn enemy of duplicated effort and inefficiency, matching the right solution to a given problem has been his drive since before finding a career. Spending his days during the summer months chopping wood and landscape gardening, even there he was constantly looking for a more efficient way to accomplish a given task. That has been and remains his personal drive.

As the newest member of our expanding European P2P team, David brings to Velocity 36 years of experience in the IT industry with over 24 of those years working in CRM, project management, operations management, implementations, staff and customer training and 20 of those years directly involved in purchase to pay and PSA implementations for global organizations. A key strength that overarches this background is David’s ability to clarify, understand and explain things in plain terms, which means being on the same page from the start and every step of the way until the project is delivered.

Other interests

Based in Aberdeen, Scotland – when he’s off the clock, David can be found strumming his guitar (sometimes accompanied on the ukulele by his 13-year-old daughter), camping, cycling or hiking in the hills, swimming in the sea or finding reasons to buy more woodworking and landscaping tools. That is, if his daughter doesn’t hijack him to build a stick fort in the woods.

Favourite quote

“A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.” – Oscar Wilde

David Jack

Manager
Digital Transformation

David has spent his entire working life in the IT sector – initially programming software, building networks, and supporting customer IT systems – he went on to serve on the executive board of two software consultancy firms specializing in Purchase to Pay and Professional Service Automation. This was no accident. Fascinated by computer software during his formative teen years, he could be found coding games and database applications on a small home computer into the early hours. Hooked – there really was no other career path. He was a geek before he knew what a geek was.

A sworn enemy of duplicated effort and inefficiency, matching the right solution to a given problem has been his drive since before finding a career. Spending his days during the summer months chopping wood and landscape gardening, even there he was constantly looking for a more efficient way to accomplish a given task. That has been and remains his personal drive.

As the newest member of our expanding European P2P team, David brings to Velocity 36 years of experience in the IT industry with over 24 of those years working in CRM, project management, operations management, implementations, staff and customer training and 20 of those years directly involved in purchase to pay and PSA implementations for global organizations. A key strength that overarches this background is David’s ability to clarify, understand and explain things in plain terms, which means being on the same page from the start and every step of the way until the project is delivered.

Other interests

Based in Aberdeen, Scotland – when he’s off the clock, David can be found strumming his guitar (sometimes accompanied on the ukulele by his 13-year-old daughter), camping, cycling or hiking in the hills, swimming in the sea or finding reasons to buy more woodworking and landscaping tools. That is, if his daughter doesn’t hijack him to build a stick fort in the woods.

Favourite quote

“A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.” – Oscar Wilde

Rhonda Dawes

Practice Leader
Managed Services

Rhonda Dawes

Practice Leader
Managed Services

With Rhonda, clients of Velocity Procurement will receive a diverse portfolio characterized by real world experience from not only the corporate world, but also military service. She began her professional career after graduating from Rogers State University and enlisting into the U.S. Army Reserves as a Civil Affairs Specialist. Upon completion of all Military training Rhonda returned back home to continue her education at the University of Oklahoma earning her Bachelors degree in Sociology and commissioned into the Army Reserves as a Military Intelligence Officer through the OU R.O.T.C. program.

Once her super secret training was completed Rhonda returned home, met her future husband and ran off to Oregon where she landed an opportunity as an Electronics Purchasing Agent for a drone company. Later Rhonda left Oregon for Texas, where everything was bigger. She found her next opportunity as a Proposal Coordinator for an Educational Testing company and got married in Eureka Springs, AR. But wouldn’t you know it, just as things started to settle down she received her Deployment orders to support Operation New Dawn.

Rhonda flew off to Iraq, did some amazing administration work in the big sandbox thousands of miles away, and returned home promptly moving on to her next opportunity with a popular Las Vegas, NV Casino. She began working as a Marketing Buyer, promoted to Manager, and then Director. In parallel she completed her Military term as a Captain and Company Commander overseeing supply and logistics (ammunition and water).

Rhonda is passionate in partnering with clients in supporting project management activities, procurement policy development, process design, and deploying new innovative solutions. She is a balance between task master and your favorite bartender which you can disuse your problems, ideas, and aspirations with.

Community Service:

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Favorite Quote:

“uva uvam vivendo varia fit,” Gus from Lonesome Dove (Translation: “grape changes color [i.e., ripens] when it sees [another] grape.”)

Terry Clark

Manager
Advisory & Digital Transformation

Terry Clark

Manager
Advisory & Digital Transformation

Terry spent the past 14+ years working as a Strategic Sourcing Director and Manager for a global HVAC manufacturer (Lennox International Inc). During that time he assisted with several e-sourcing implementations, serving as the liaison between IT and the business needs. Terry also led many of the material cost reduction efforts for the company, utilizing a full suite of e-sourcing capabilities. Prior to his role at Lennox, Terry helped Blockbuster Inc transform their sourcing process through an e-sourcing implementation. His earliest involvement in procurement was at the telecom company Metrocall, where he progressed from Staff Accountant to Purchasing Manager, and never looked back from the supply chain turn his career took while working there. As Manager, Advisory & Digital Transformation at Velocity Procurement, Terry helps clients ensure their needs and expectations are met through his fundamental understanding of how to optimize the latest sourcing and P2P technologies.

Terry has always had a passion for bringing savings and process improvements to organizations. He’s been involved in all areas of spend, from indirect goods and services to direct materials to transportation and more. He appreciates the value technology brings, and has an eye for what is practical for adoption in real-world settings.

When he isn’t working with a client, he is either exploring nature, or remodeling the 100-year-old craftsman home he and his wife purchased earlier this year, which is nestled between the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina. Terry also enjoys golfing, writing, and playing electric bass.

Favorite Quote

“The mountains are calling and I must go” – John Muir

Kevin Snyder

Manager
Advisory & Digital Transformation

Kevin Snyder

Manager
Advisory & Digital Transformation

Originally a Denver native, Kevin’s Procurement journey also began 13+ years ago in Denver, CO where he was fortunate to learn best practice foundations and be mentored by two of Colorado’s best-known leaders for Strategic Procurement innovation. Within a few years Kevin led dozens of nationally scoped savings initiatives. As his scope and career progressed, Kevin became recognized for his strong acumen within a multitude of procurement domains, as well as his ability to harmonize the 3 key pillars of successful procurement transformation (People, Process, Technology).

By early 2014, Kevin was based in Washington D.C. and implementing upstream procurement SaaS modules globally for his first consulting client, a Global Hospitality Company, at their nearby headquarters. Immediately following, Kevin founded his own boutique consulting firm, where he had the honor to serve 11 industry-leading clients throughout 18 countries over a span of 6.5 years. Often preaching a highly data-driven, methodological approach he calls “proactive procurement”, Kevin supported client Procurement organizations of all sizes and engaged with stakeholders at all levels (Buyers, Category Managers, Directors and CPOs) and all associated Departments/Business Units.

Recently in August 2021, Kevin was honored to bring his consulting story back full circle and join colleagues at Velocity Procurement who were responsible for inspiring the launch of his consulting career over 7 years ago. He now proudly serves within Velocity Procurement’s Advisory and Digital Transformation practice areas and continues to devote his passion and energy to helping Procurement teams achieve success with their procurement journey.

In his personal time, Kevin can usually be found golfing in the warmer months and aggressively snowboarding powder-filled back bowls throughout the winter. An extremely loving father to well over 20 meticulously curated bonsai trees, Kevin also thoroughly enjoys balancing his fast-moving lifestyle with quality Zen time on his outdoor terrace in the International District of Seattle, Washington.

Favorite Quote:
“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln

Peter Hepburn

Manager
Technical Integrations

Peter Hepburn

Manager
Technical Integrations

Peter Hepburn

Peter knew from the moment he finished his first program on his Commodore 64 that career in technology lay ahead. Initially wanting to develop games and code all day, after getting his first full-time job as a software engineer, he has found himself fascinated and perplexed by the problems encountered within organizations and how they were using technology.

Over the next 10 years, he worked less as a software engineer and more as, initially, an integration consultant eventually becoming the solution architect, working directly with organizations to design and implement purchase to pay solutions. Client satisfaction is a key driver for Peter, who always aims to ensure the business and the users are happy at the end of project.

Increasing automation and seamless integration for clients became a passion for Peter, having witnessed the manual processes used by clients, even those who had “automated” systems, but users spent more time in data management than focusing of job specifics, he always targets to reduce user touch points for any process. Integration is almost always key to a successful technology implementation but often it is under appreciated by the business and end-users but when it isn’t great then the user experience is diminished. Therefore, Peter is often the liaison between the client business and IT departments, ensuring that integrations work seamlessly and invisibly to the end user.

Other interests

Peter is based in Scotland and is a family man, who enjoys living in a small village in rural Aberdeenshire. When not walking the dog or playing with the kids, he maintains a collection of “retro” games consoles, a home server and a collection of Raspberry Pi single board computers. Peter considers his greatest achievement (after his children) to be attaining his blackbelt in Tae Kwon Do.

Peter joined Velocity in 2020 and became the first employee of the Velocity Procurement European expansion.

 

Favourite quote

Pain is the best instructor, but no one wants to go to his class” -General Choi Hong Hi

Aly Warner

Manager
Digital Transformation

Aly Warner

Manager
Digital Transformation

Aly Warner

Aly has over 17 years’ experience in the procurement and contracts profession and is highly enthusiastic about all thing’s procurement. Her background spans sales support, strategic sourcing and procurement, negotiation, technology implementation, relationship management and customer service, to name a few.

When she started her career in contracts, she was supporting a software sales team as a contract specialist in a suburb outside of Boston. She fell in love with the work, people and energy and continued to stay in technology contracts/sales until she had the opportunity to move to procurement. That next adventure with Nissan North America brought her to Los Angeles, CA for a few months and then permanently to Nashville, TN. The later move to the DC area was a result of meeting her husband. The categories of spend that she managed varied from satellite antenna farms to backup generator fuel tanks, janitorial services, HR services and IT security, services, software and hardware. In every role it has always been important for her to learn what her colleagues (stakeholders) do, their process, pain points and how they are impacted by the actions she took so she could impose continuous improvement over time.

In Aly’s spare time she loves to be with her family in Pennsylvania. Aly is proud to share that her husband is a U.S. Army Veteran and is so thankful for his and all veteran’s and service-member’s service to our country. Yoga, cooking, travel, tennis, binging Netflix and Amazon Prime shows and supporting our military families are other passions of hers and she fits those in whenever possible.

Favorite Quote:

Educate and inform the whole mass of the people… They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.  – Thomas Jefferson

Brian Shuey

Vice President
Business Development

Brian Shuey

Vice President
Business Development

Brian Shuey

Brian adds 15 years of creativity, problem-solving, and executive relationship management experience to the Velocity Procurement team. His primary focus during that time has been on co-creating solutions with enterprise Procurement teams to automate redundant and manual processes, as well as finding opportunities to innovate within the Procurement strategy. Brian has worked alongside some of the largest Fortune 500 companies and their suppliers, while also sharing best practices with many mid-sized organizations during their transformational journey. Brian’s curiosity for life in general, coupled with his desire to constantly learn, has allowed him to build lasting relationships in both his personal and professional lives. He has also had some amazing teams, colleagues, and mentors to guide him along the way.

Brian lives in the Greater Pittsburgh area with his wife and kids where he spends most of his personal time with family and friends. He likes to travel, especially for big family vacations or to explore new cities with his group of long-time childhood friends. He enjoys meeting new people and hearing their stories as well. If and when he gets time to himself, Brian reads, writes, catches up on the DVR, binge-watches Netflix, or listens to music/Howard Stern. When his arm is twisted, he’ll go out and drink a few beers, or try new bourbons and ryes. If a 30-handicap counts as golfing, then he also likes to play golf.

Brian’s claim to fame (by association) is the “famous” Shuey Burger, found only in his hometown of Greensburg, PA, at Greensburg Hose Company #8, Greensburg Volunteer Fire Department. The burger, smothered in caramelized onions, is named after Brian’s paternal grandfather, Louis C. Shuey, affectionately known as “Pap” Shuey. It was created as a fundraiser for the fire station and can only be purchased less than a dozen times a year between April and October. Brian would encourage anyone within a 5-mile radius of Greensburg on the selected dates to go and enjoy a Shuey Burger!

Favorite Quote

The fragility of crystal is not a weakness but a fineness.” – Jon Krakauer (Carine McCandless), Into the Wild

Co-Founders

T Grant Dearborn

Co-Founder
Strategy & Growth

T Grant Dearborn

Co-Founder
Strategy & Growth

T Grant Dearborn

When Grant isn’t riding dirt bikes with his daughters or attending their many sporting events, he works hard to lead the growth of Velocity Procurement, a firm he helped co-found. When you get to know Grant a bit, if you can get him off the phone that is, you’d truly get a sense for his desire to make every single business relationship a success.

With over 25 years in the supply chain management industry, Grant brings extensive experience across most industry verticals with his focus always on advancing the value of the procurement function. He has led successful transformations of dozens of procurement organizations of all shapes and sizes across the Mid-Market and Fortune 500 landscape. Grant has been instrumental in shaping the evolution of Velocity’s growth since 2007.

Prior to venturing out on his own as an entrepreneur and starting Velocity, Grant’s diverse career includes time at a few global supply chain management advisory firms, KPMG Advisory and AribaSAP Consulting to name a couple. This pedigree, combined with his MBA, provided Grant the necessary foundational skills and knowledge that allows him to be an effective advisor to Velocity’s clients.

Even though it’s hard for Grant to take time away from Velocity, he’s an avid golfer and loves boating, and since their move from Boston to Orlando in 2014, Grant, his wife Jessica, and two daughters spend as much time on the water as possible, whether it be on the lake or the ocean.

T Grant Dearborn

Co-Founder
Strategy & Growth

When Grant isn’t riding dirt bikes with his daughters or attending their many sporting events, he works hard to lead the growth of Velocity Procurement, a firm he helped co-found. When you get to know Grant a bit, if you can get him off the phone that is, you’d truly get a sense for his desire to make every single business relationship a success.

With over 25 years in the supply chain management industry, Grant brings extensive experience across most industry verticals with his focus always on advancing the value of the procurement function. He has led successful transformations of dozens of procurement organizations of all shapes and sizes across the Mid-Market and Fortune 500 landscape. Grant has been instrumental in shaping the evolution of Velocity’s growth since 2007.

Prior to venturing out on his own as an entrepreneur and starting Velocity, Grant’s diverse career includes time at a few global supply chain management advisory firms, KPMG Advisory and AribaSAP Consulting to name a couple. This pedigree, combined with his MBA, provided Grant the necessary foundational skills and knowledge that allows him to be an effective advisor to Velocity’s clients.

Even though it’s hard for Grant to take time away from Velocity, he’s an avid golfer and loves boating, and since their move from Boston to Orlando in 2014, Grant, his wife Jessica, and two daughters spend as much time on the water as possible, whether it be on the lake or the ocean.

T Grant Dearborn

Co-Founder
Strategy & Growth

When Grant isn’t riding dirt bikes with his daughters or attending their many sporting events, he works hard to lead the growth of Velocity Procurement, a firm he helped co-found. When you get to know Grant a bit, if you can get him off the phone that is, you’d truly get a sense for his desire to make every single business relationship a success.

With over 25 years in the supply chain management industry, Grant brings extensive experience across most industry verticals with his focus always on advancing the value of the procurement function. He has led successful transformations of dozens of procurement organizations of all shapes and sizes across the Mid-Market and Fortune 500 landscape. Grant has been instrumental in shaping the evolution of Velocity’s growth since 2007.

Prior to venturing out on his own as an entrepreneur and starting Velocity, Grant’s diverse career includes time at a few global supply chain management advisory firms, KPMG Advisory and AribaSAP Consulting to name a couple. This pedigree, combined with his MBA, provided Grant the necessary foundational skills and knowledge that allows him to be an effective advisor to Velocity’s clients.

Even though it’s hard for Grant to take time away from Velocity, he’s an avid golfer and loves boating, and since their move from Boston to Orlando in 2014, Grant, his wife Jessica, and two daughters spend as much time on the water as possible, whether it be on the lake or the ocean.

T Grant Dearborn

Co-Founder
Strategy & Growth

When Grant isn’t riding dirt bikes with his daughters or attending their many sporting events, he works hard to lead the growth of Velocity Procurement, a firm he helped co-found. When you get to know Grant a bit, if you can get him off the phone that is, you’d truly get a sense for his desire to make every single business relationship a success.

With over 25 years in the supply chain management industry, Grant brings extensive experience across most industry verticals with his focus always on advancing the value of the procurement function. He has led successful transformations of dozens of procurement organizations of all shapes and sizes across the Mid-Market and Fortune 500 landscape. Grant has been instrumental in shaping the evolution of Velocity’s growth since 2007.

Prior to venturing out on his own as an entrepreneur and starting Velocity, Grant’s diverse career includes time at a few global supply chain management advisory firms, KPMG Advisory and AribaSAP Consulting to name a couple. This pedigree, combined with his MBA, provided Grant the necessary foundational skills and knowledge that allows him to be an effective advisor to Velocity’s clients.

Even though it’s hard for Grant to take time away from Velocity, he’s an avid golfer and loves boating, and since their move from Boston to Orlando in 2014, Grant, his wife Jessica, and two daughters spend as much time on the water as possible, whether it be on the lake or the ocean.

T Grant Dearborn

Co-Founder
Strategy & Growth

When Grant isn’t riding dirt bikes with his daughters or attending their many sporting events, he works hard to lead the growth of Velocity Procurement, a firm he helped co-found. When you get to know Grant a bit, if you can get him off the phone that is, you’d truly get a sense for his desire to make every single business relationship a success.

With over 25 years in the supply chain management industry, Grant brings extensive experience across most industry verticals with his focus always on advancing the value of the procurement function. He has led successful transformations of dozens of procurement organizations of all shapes and sizes across the Mid-Market and Fortune 500 landscape. Grant has been instrumental in shaping the evolution of Velocity’s growth since 2007.

Prior to venturing out on his own as an entrepreneur and starting Velocity, Grant’s diverse career includes time at a few global supply chain management advisory firms, KPMG Advisory and AribaSAP Consulting to name a couple. This pedigree, combined with his MBA, provided Grant the necessary foundational skills and knowledge that allows him to be an effective advisor to Velocity’s clients.

Even though it’s hard for Grant to take time away from Velocity, he’s an avid golfer and loves boating, and since their move from Boston to Orlando in 2014, Grant, his wife Jessica, and two daughters spend as much time on the water as possible, whether it be on the lake or the ocean.

Maulik J Shah

Co-Founder
Strategy & Operations

Maulik J Shah

Co-Founder
Strategy & Operations

Maulik J Shah

For nearly 20 years Maulik has dedicated his career to the procurement industry with a passion for helping companies save money and developing effective supplier relationships. Maulik has a strong passion for building value and improving business processes for all of Velocity’s clients, wherein he focuses his efforts on ensuring our client programs are built using best-practices and delivered with precision.  “We have a very unique program where we conduct a detailed review session after every project and brainstorm on ways to improve delivery.  If you’re not improving your process you will be left behind.  Our people are our most valued asset, without them, none of this possible.  We take the time to train and provide continuous feedback on the positives and improvement areas.  This whole process has been really well received within our company and continues to be a core value of ours.”

Maulik immigrated to the US when he was just 3 years old with his parents. His mother and father both worked in a factory producing locomotive engines. His father and mother had a vision of becoming entrepreneurs and saved every dollar they could, to make that dream come true. His parents are now successful owners of multiple businesses and this is how Maulik gained his entrepreneurial spirit and the value of a dollar. “Success is not handed to you, it’s about vision, hard work and strive for excellence.”

In addition to his duties for Velocity, Maulik sits on the Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council (EMSDC) board and is the Secretary for the Minority Business Enterprise Input Council (MBEIC).  “As a diverse business, I am passionate about helping other diverse businesses grow and showing large companies the value in considering other diverse businesses.”

When he’s not engaged with clients, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family. He is also very mechanically inclined and loves to work on and drive cars and in his spare time continues to perfect his remote-control lawnmower. “OK, while this is all true, I also don’t mind a Sunday afternoon nap.”

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