Scout RFP Advances Customer Focus with Leadership Team Additions
New VP of Product and VP of Demand Further Extends Deep Commitment to Customers and Market Need
SAN FRANCISCO — April 23, 2019 — Scout RFP, the company that is reinventing Sourcing and Procurement, is pleased to welcome Chris Wada, former VP of Product at ServiceMax, as its new VP of Product. Additionally, Michaela Dempsey, 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.
“Scout RFP is already well known for it’s obsessive focus on customers and advancing sourcing as a business-critical function and profession,” said Alex Yakubovich, 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 PeopleSoft.
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, 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 Conference earlier this year. For more information on Scout RFP, visit www.scoutrfp.com.
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 or follow @scoutrfp on Twitter or LinkedIn.