PrincipalKerrye is a highly accomplished, influential leader with a distinguished career in Strategic Planning, Program Management, Operational Excellence, Sourcing and is an expert in Vendor Management strategies and execution. His experience covers a range of industries and complex IT situations.
Kerrye is an innovative change agent adept at leading transformation. He is skilled in establishing, adapting and optimizing both business and vendor strategies. He has successfully created and enhanced corporate vendor and contract governance for multiple organizations. In all of his roles, he develops creative solutions and uses strong data analysis skill sets to improve informed decision making, business alignment, market position, cost reduction and strengthen bottom-line financial performance.
Prior to WGroup, Kerrye was the Director of Strategy & Vendor Intelligence at American International Group Inc. (AIG). He was responsible for the strategy, development and implementation of AIG’s vendor management program. He generated a supplier management end-to-end playbook, tiering methodology and governance processes. He created the Market, Business and Competitive Intelligence team, for which he established the goals, objectives, strategies, partnerships, key internal and external relationships and benchmarking analytics that aligned with desired business outcomes for the organization.
As the Vendor Management and Strategic Technology Sourcing Lead at Viacom Inc., Kerrye managed the end-to-end Technology Sourcing process. He provided skilled data analysis that enabled the business to set strategies and evaluate vendors and their solutions, negotiate contracts, establish SLAs, and provide vendor governance. He was key in establishing new strategic relationships in global markets, and successfully negotiated with vendors and setup governance processes. He managed 14 simultaneously strategic initiatives on average, and his efforts were instrumental in improving external and internal relationships.
Prior to AIG, Kerrye worked in the Chief Administration Office at Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith. He managed the Vendor Intelligence and Oversight Group, and was in charge of providing firm wide governance, risk mitigation, vendor strategies and vendor analysis for the senior executive management including the CEO. He was the Program Manager and Moderator of the firm’s largest global oversight program that leveraged a global forum to ensure the firm’s clients best interests were at the forefront of business decisions. He made numerous improvements to the vendor ecosystem, including implementing a solution to eliminate manually intensive processes while decreasing time to market for the identification and generation of vendor scorecards.
Kerrye has a BS in Management Information Systems from Villanova University. He received a degree from the Pratt Institute for Industrial and Product Design.