Rick Van Fleet is a senior Supply Chain and Procurement executive with extensive experience in utilizing data, analytics solutions and predictive modeling to generate actionable insights, and deliver sustainable supply chain efficiencies and savings to the business.
Rick joined Hewlett Packard as an intern and after a 34-year career, recently retired as the Vice President of Worldwide Sourcing for the $25B Imaging and Printing Group. As a senior leader at HP, Rick has effectively used strategic analytics to improve decision making in the areas of forecasting, inventory planning, risk management and cost predictability.
He has broad experience leading global organizations in Strategic Sourcing, Sourcing Engineering, Manufacturing Partner Management, and Product Development. Rick has been a long time advocate of Procurement driven innovation and Procurement’s role in product development. He also has been actively evangelising the use of predictive analytics in Procurement applications.
Rick guides the BRIDGEi2i team in the development and go-to-market strategy for Supply Chain and Procurement analytics solutions.