JOANNA MARTINEZ
Speaker, Consultant and Advisor

Her book, A Guide to Positive Disruption, was published in September 2018. It focuses on her experiences working though the ups and downs of the corporate world to make positive changes at the companies for which she worked. She speaks and writes on the subject via Webinars, inhouse events, and professional conferences. Additionally, she is recognized as a global procurement / supply chain leader and provides coaching, strategy development, training, and opportunity assessment. Her clients range from Fortune 50 companies to technology startups. Joanna has led transformation initiatives for firms in many different sectors: among them Johnson & Johnson (consumer products), Diageo (beverage), AllianceBernstein LP (financial services) and Cushman & Wakefield (real estate services, property management). She has also held client-facing roles, effectively giving her the opportunity to "sit on both sides of the table". Joanna has been a guest speaker at Columbia and De Paul Universities. She was twice designated a Supply and Demand Chain Executive "Pro to Know" and was named a Distinguished Alumna by Rutgers College of Engineering. She now sits on the School of Engineering's Industry Advisory Board. Joanna was the first recipient of Iasta's (now Determine) Client Excellence Award and has also been recognized for innovation or customer excellence by American Express, Egencia, and Heublein. Her blogs can be found on the websites of several technology companies. She was recognized by the New Jersey ISM with its Crystal Award in 2009. Joanna is proud to be part of the Palambridge and ProcureCon Advisory Boards. In addition, she is one of the Palambridge Circle of Experts and contributes a monthly column to WBResearch.