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Staffing and Managed Services

Agile solutions provide you access to a singular resource to meet short-term staffing needs, or a highly skilled and fittingly matched team deployed to provide a long-term solution to influencing change, improving processes, increasing efficiencies, and reducing budgetary expenditures

Your management philosophy and priorities are unique. Our approach can be customized to maintain consistency with your vision

Organizations are looking to increase expertise, reach, productivity, and visibility across their source to pay functions. They aim to diminish resource gaps and relieve their teams of non-core procurement activities.

Tedious procurement operations can easily be supported by out-tasking reactive functions to Velocity’s Managed Services team, while turnover and skill gaps can be eliminated through Velocity’s adaptable resource models.

Throughout our 15 years of experience in this business, we’ve learned that no two procurement organizations are the same. We don’t prescribe “cookie-cutter” solutions. Velocity is hands on throughout the pre-engagement to understand your unique challenges and needs and will deliver a tailored solution that ensures long-term success.

Benefits of Working with our Managed Services and Staffing Teams

Lower costs and budget effectively by converting fixed procurement costs into variable costs – Only pay for what you need, when you need it.

Time-tested experience with relationships built on trust. As Procurement & S2P experts, we know your business and will take the time to get to know it even better.

We deploy the right resources aptly matched to activities to extend your team, and to ambassador your organization. Leverage our unparalleled relationships with leading technology providers

Allow employees to focus on core and strategic activities while increasing uptime through continuous improvement, automation, innovation, and adaptable resourcing as your organization grows and changes

Improve your performance, transparency & control through scorecards, risk tools, and useable and actionable reporting without the internal grind of data manipulation

Powered by Velocity Knowledge Hub

Access extends far beyond your assigned team. Velocity allows you to capitalize on our years of institutional and gathered knowledge to make more informed business decisions. Leverage our benchmarking, insights, tools, templates, specialized software, and subject matter experts to identify best practices, develop new strategies and implement innovative solutions to complex problems.

Meet Velocity’s Staffing & Managed Services Leaders

Rachel Henney

Director
Advisory Services

Rachel Henney

Rachel Henney has over 20 years of experience in business, technology and procurement transformation. She has led and managed multiple procurement divisions, with a passion for finding opportunities to streamline processes and tools that make procurement easy for end users and fun for the procurement organization.  (Yes, procurement really can be fun!).  Rachel’s belief is that focusing on business and stakeholder value realization is critical to an optimized procurement delivery model. Rachel’s deep expertise in technology and workflow design, program management, data analytics, third party risk, and supplier optimization provides her clients with a holistic outcome-based approach to end-to-end procurement solution design for internal procurement operations, managed services and business partners.

Rachel also is dedicated to supporting her local community and is a member of multiple non-profit Executive Board of Directors focused on youth, small business growth, sustainability and the advancement of diverse businesses.  As a child, her participation in sports and music created a strong appreciation of being a part of a team, working together to learn, grow and support each other’s successes, something she continues to prioritize throughout her career.  

Rachel lives in Oregon, one of the best states to live in when you have a passion for outdoor adventures, as there is everything from snow covered mountains, high deserts, and rivers that run to the ocean.  She, her husband and their two daughters spend many weekends finding hidden gem camping spots throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Favorite Quote:

“Be kind whenever possible.  It is always possible.” – 14th Dalai Lama

David Pastore

Senior Vice President
Spend Management

Dave Pastore

Senior Vice President
Spend Management

David Pastore

David is a results focused, strategic, and analytical Procurement thought leader who is passionate about elevating the role of Procurement to become a leader and create a competitive advantage for clients in their respective industries. For 15 years he has led teams of consultants that help market leading companies manage their most complex and strategic spends and supplier relationships. Pairing a technical background with his procurement expertise, he brings extensive experience sourcing, developing, and implementing source-to-pay technology. Most of all, David is genuinely committed to the people with whom he works. He has coached and mentored collaborators ranging from analysts to executives and deeply values the mutual growth derived from strong relationships.

An entrepreneur at heart, David always found ways to earn money from a very young age. He did things like setting up a trading card store and picked and sold wild blueberries to a local farmer’s market. Later, he ran his own business to pay his way through college by taking on odd jobs and subcontracting: landscaping, splitting firewood, refinishing railings, handyman work, etc. His discipline, determination and work ethic continue to drive improvement within himself, the teams with whom he works and his clients.

David lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and two dogs. He has far more interests and hobbies than he has time to pursue them. He enjoys traveling, hiking and camping, powerlifting, woodworking, metalworking, making noise with synthesizers, playing chess and creating art. He spends most of his free time in his workshop and has proudly built more of his furniture than he’s purchased.

Favorite Quote:

“The ultimate test of your knowledge is your capacity to convey it to another.” ― Richard Feynman

Achieving Value

In addition to significant realized savings (not just a net positive return on investment), benefits of a procurement services program with Velocity include reduced cost of procurement operations, increased spend under management and improved contract compliance, to name a few.

Sourcing cycle time reduction in days

45

Through deployment of Sourcing Desk, process optimization

Average reduction in maverick spend

48%

Effective utilization of Buy Desk, requisition treatment and supplier enablement

Increase in user adoption and policy adherence

58%
As a foundational pillar of our company philosophy, we issued
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”
― Johann wolfgang von Goethe