By now, many of you have probably heard through the grapevine that Tim Minahan, a long time Spend Management voice at Aberdeen Group, has decided to leave his firm to join a vendor he covered for years as an industry analyst. Tim will be joining Procuri as Senior Vice President of Marketing in the next few weeks (but will remain at Aberdeen to finish out projects in the meantime ... I repeat, he is still an employee of Aberdeen at the moment!). In the next few days, I'll be posting my analysis on Tim's impending move -- including what it means for the sector -- but I thought I would first give Tim the chance to share a few thoughts with the Spend Matters community. Tim's comments follow below:
"During my more than seven year tenure at Aberdeen Group, I have been fortunate enough to participate in Aberdeen's transformation into the leading source of fact-based research on supply and spend management strategies and technologies. Aberdeen's continues to lead the supply management market both in terms of research depth and experienced analysts, and I personally will continue to tap them as a valued source of research and advice."
"The position at Procuri will give me the opportunity to execute many of the concepts and strategies I feel will accelerate and sustain supply management improvements at enterprises of all sizes. And based on the research I've conducted over the years, it appears the timing couldn’t be better."
"The supply management and enterprise application marketplace are both at critical inflection points. With globalization, heightened regulatory scrutiny, and increased supply risks, supply management is being prioritized by C-level executives. New solution delivery models --such as On Demand and software as a service (SaaS) -- are rapidly changing the face of the enterprise business applications marketplace. As a leading provider of On Demand supply management solutions, Procuri is positioned at the vortex of both these trends. I'm very excited to become part of this team and help devise and execute the requisite vision and strategy to fully capitalize on this opportunity."