Michael Leiken

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Michael Leiken is the Head of Spend Management at LendingTree. He is a strategic sourcing professional with demonstrated success in leadership, negotiation and supply chain management. With a proven ability to partner with stakeholders, foster strong relationships and drive change, Michael motivates his team to excel and achieve maximum value for customers while minimizing risk and streamlining processes. Prior to LendingTree, Michael worked at Visa The McClatchy Company and Independent Purchasing Cooperative. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Miami (FL) and certificates from Harvard Law School and the Jack Welch Management Institute. 

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Sep 16, 2019    0

How did you get into this field – was it purposeful or by accident?

10,000% by accident!  I worked with the football team at the University of Miami—GO CANES!—and, as a senior, the offensive staff knew I was looking for a job opportunity. 
One day, Coach Kehoe tells me he “knows a guy that does consulting for this place that is looking to hire a new guy.”  I took the introduction and...