HfS Research announces its inaugural research advisory board!

June 01, 2012 | Phil Fersht

HfS launches its inaugural advisor board (click for bios)

We're delighted to (finally) unveil our very first research advisory board!

Now in our third year of operations, we - at HfS - have tried to differentiate ourselves in the research analyst community by providing practical insight, guidance and coaching based on real business experience, to compliment our analysts' strategic vision for the future of global enterprise operations.

To this end, HfS invited a great group of people to form its research advisory board to help shape the HfS research agenda:  some have have real experience executing operations in buy-side enterprises; some are the most influential thought leaders in the business services and technology industry; some have founded research companies; some are leading academics; some are industry events CEOs.  And here they are (in alphabetical order):

Jason Busch, Founder and CEO, Azul Partners and SpendMatters

One of the leading technology pundits and thought leaders and author of the famous "SpendMatters" blog.  A fellow whisky connoisseur

Naomi Lee Bloom, Managing Partner, Bloom & Wallace

The undisputed leading industry voice and thought leader in Human Resources technology. Also authors her blog "In Full Bloom".  Known as the matriarch of HR.

Sarah Clayton, Global Director, Strategy and Planning at Shared Services & Outsourcing Network

Has masterminded 16 years of success leading the IQPC's shared services conferences spanning the globe

Fred McClimans, Founder, 2020F and Current Analysis

Founded esteemed technology analyst organization Current Analysis

Lee Coulter, CEO Shared Services, Ascension Health

Globally respected voice in the IT services, BPO and shared services strategy.  Helped found HfS in 2010.

Dr. Simon Croom, Professor of Supply Chain at the University of San Diego

A globally recognized authority on supply chain management who has made a significant contribution to the study of e-procurement, supply chain strategy and operations improvement

Dawn Tiura Evans, President and Chief Executive Officer, Sourcing Interests Group

Leads the respected Sourcing Interests Group, the leading membership organization for sourcing and procurement executives

Professor Sir Alan Fersht, Fellow, Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University

A world leading scientist and has co-founded three biotech companies. He was knighted in 2003 for his work on protein science.  Yes - he is Phil's Dad.

Dr. Iraj Fooladi, Douglas C. Mackay Chair in Finance, Dalhousie University

One of the world's most respected economists and finance academics

Todd Furniss, Founder and President, glendonTodd Capital

Respected private equity leader in the technology enabled services industry. Developed his reputation as COO of Everest Group, during its rise to prominence.

John Haworth, Head of Globalization Center of Excellence, Cigna Corporation

Leads BPO for the $25bn healthcare insurer, and renowned career outsourcing evangelist

Ian Maher, Head of Sourcing, Hanover Insurance

Leads sourcing and BPO initiatives for the insurance services major

Ray Wang, Founder and CEO, Constellation Research

The software industry's most widely recognized analyst and author of leading enterprise software blog "A Software Insider's Point of View".  The most pervasive man in technology.

Roxanna Wall, Global COO, Flow Products Operations at UBS AG

A growing reputation as one of the industry's leading BPO and shared services governance practitioners, first with American Express and now with UBS

Professor Leslie Willcocks, Head of Outsourcing Unit, London School of Economics

Internationally renowned technology and outsourcing expert, and widely recognized and the leading academic in the field of outsourcing

Full bios of the HfS Research Advisory Board can be viewed here.

Posted in: Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)Buyers' Sourcing Best PracticesCaptives and Shared Services Strategies

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