Michael Otis is the founder and CEO of Procoto, a fun, lightweight sourcing platform that simplifies the source-to-contract process. After beginning his career in Strategy Consulting with KPMG and Corporate Development with eBay, Michael transitioned to the sourcing world. Before Procoto, he built the procurement organizations at technology unicorns Rubicon Global and Stord. Now Michael and the Procoto team are (finally) making sourcing software fun, simple, and elegant.
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Procurement is old. Just how old you ask? Well,
a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… it’s been around for millennia. As a natural function of trade and commerce, it developed organically during the earliest civilizations. Papyrus records indicate procurement can be traced as far back as the Egyptians (the first Jedi) in 3000 B.C.
While procurement teams and more refined approaches to sourcing gradually developed over the centuries, the current...