Omar Salaymeh

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Omar Salaymeh is the CEO of Bonfire. Having worked with hundreds of public agencies to bring their procurement operations online, Omar believes that procurement teams are strategic drivers within their organizations, and he is passionate about enabling those professionals for success with technology. Omar has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (civil division), one of Canada’s highest civilian honours, for his work in co-founding Jumpstart Refugee Talent. Before becoming CEO, Omar oversaw the customer experience and product roadmap as Bonfire’s Chief Client and Product Officer.

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Three Steps to a More Equitable RFP Process
Oct 18, 2021    0

Supplier diversity. These days, it’s more than a buzzword. It’s rapidly become a top priority for many organizations.

According to new data, a renewed focus and much-needed attention to supplier diversity is only going to pick up more steam. The annual 2021 Bonfire State of Public Sourcing Report reveals that despite a return to pre-pandemic project numbers in 2021, things for procurement teams...

5 Insights to Drive Your Procurement Priorities
Jul 28, 2021    0

Just as there was no roadmap for navigating a crisis like COVID-19, there is no formula for the best way to come out of a pandemic, either. However, if anyone has proven that they are up to charting the way forward, it’s procurement professionals. As resourcing experts, procurement is known for finding strategic solutions that satisfy diverse stakeholder needs — and fast.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations trusted procurement teams to rapidly source solutions to...

Emergency Proof Your Procurement Processes
May 21, 2021    0

In March 2020, Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC)—the largest electric cooperative in the United States, servicing more than 346,000 accounts in Central Texas—had to go from being fully in-office to fully remote virtually overnight, like many organizations across North America during the COVID-19 health crisis.

Procurement has historically been one of the last organizational functions to migrate to the cloud. Fortunately, PEC was already in the midst of digitally...