Press release

Scout RFP Advances Customer Focus with Leadership Team Additions

Sponsored by Businesswire

, the company that is reinventing Sourcing and Procurement, is
pleased to welcome Chris
, former VP of Product at ServiceMax, as its new VP of Product.
Additionally, Michaela
, who previously held the role of Senior Director of
Marketing at Scout, has been promoted to VP of Demand. Both positions
reflect the company’s keen focus on customers and market need. Wada will
help drive further breadth and depth to products in response to or
anticipation of customer needs. Dempsey will advance the company’s
market education and outreach efforts.

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Chris Wada joins Scout RFP as its new VP of Product. (Photo: Business Wire)

Chris Wada joins Scout RFP as its new VP of Product. (Photo: Business Wire)

“Scout RFP is already well known for its obsessive focus on customers
and advancing sourcing as a business-critical function and profession,”
said Alex
, CEO of Scout RFP. “Chris has a proven track record of
listening to customers and driving multifaceted product development,
while Michaela has been an integral part of our engagement with the
sourcing and procurement community. We expect these new roles to
increase our responsiveness to customer needs and industry leadership.”

Wada has a long established reputation for being able to turn customer
requests into salient product features, while also directing innovation
to stay ahead of customer needs. He holds more than 15 years of industry
experience in product development. While at ServiceMax, Wada was
responsible for the product vision and design of all applications and
oversaw the product management and user experience design teams. Prior
to ServiceMax, Wada served as Director of Product for SAP
SuccessFactors, and held product and engineering roles at Hotwire and

Dempsey has lead marketing at Scout RFP for nearly three years,
including leading Scout’s SPARK conferences for the deep exchange of
knowledge, experience and ideas. She has been directly involved with the
company’s community building and educational investments. Previously,
she led marketing and demand for brands including Apteligent (acquired
by VMWare), and Anaplan. In her new role as VP of Demand, Dempsey will
continue to lead strategic marketing efforts and drive global marketing
demand strategy for Scout.

The new additions come after Scout’s recent $33 million in Series
C funding
, announcement of its newest product, Scout
Dynamic Negotiations and Analytics
, and a successful SPARK
earlier this year. For more information on Scout RFP,

About Scout RFP

Scout is the sourcing and supplier engagement platform trusted by
procurement teams to streamline their process, manage a unified pipeline
of projects, and collaborate with stakeholders and suppliers to achieve
greater business impact. Over 190 global brands like Adobe, Biogen,
easyJet, Workday, Salesforce, ServiceNow, and Zappos trust Scout’s
automated sourcing and auction platform to deliver greater impact
through seamless business engagement. Managing over $23 billion in
project spend, Scout’s powerful platform makes enterprise commerce
faster and more transparent, reduces risk, and drives profitability.
Scout is headquartered in San Francisco, and funded by Scale Ventures,
Menlo Ventures, New View Capital, Workday Ventures, Salesforce Ventures,
and GV. Read more on the
Scout Blog
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