Vora Ventures Adds Carol Hays as Vice President of Strategic Sourcing Solutions
KoncertIT adds sourcing and procurement veteran to fuel company growth
CINCINNATI, June 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Vora Ventures, a Cincinnati-based, privately held equity group that specializes in building innovative IT companies worldwide, announced today the addition of Carol Hays as Vice President of Strategic Sourcing Solutions for the Vora Group portfolio company KoncertIT. Carol brings more than 25 years of experience in IT procurement, quality control, cost reduction and vendor management.
"A great martial artist once said, 'seize the moment,'" said Hayes. "Being part of an innovative team that brings best-in-class sourcing solutions and delivers unprecedented customer satisfaction is very exciting. I am extremely impressed with Mahendra and the entire leadership team at Vora Group, and I am looking forward to the challenge."
Before joining the Vora Group, Hayes worked at Reed Elsevier, Inc. as a global procurement director for technology services, supporting organizations such as LexisNexis, Elsevier and Reed Business Information. Prior to Reed Elsevier, Hayes worked at Procter & Gamble where she held a variety of purchasing positions as a global IT services sourcing leader, global IT software leader and global supplier relationship manager. While there, Hayes led the development of a North America Preferred Supplier Program for all IT services across plants and corporate entities, as well as an IT services outsourcing project, which saved the company $65 million while improving customer satisfaction.
"I am thrilled to have Carol join KoncertIT and the Vora Group," said KoncertIT President Walt McLaren. "We needed additional executive level talent at KoncertIT to drive our expansion efforts. Carol's tremendous skill set and background working with enterprise level IT sourcing organizations will greatly help us achieve our goals."
About Vora Ventures (Vora Group)
Vora Ventures is headquartered in Cincinnati and includes a portfolio consisting of 12 companies providing software, services and technology infrastructure. Combined, the Vora Group employs more than 2,000 people worldwide. The group offers unique benefits to its portfolio companies by sharing a tremendous pool of intellectual property and proven, experienced management. Built over 25 years, the Vora Group has an impeccable reputation for its integrity, quality, business savvy and speed of execution. The Vora portfolio of companies includes: Ascendum, CenterGrid, Bluespring, Vinimaya, Zakta, OpenCommerce, AssureCare, Talentnow, KoncertIT, cFirst, Zingo and the Vora Technology Park. More information at www.VoraVentures.com.
KoncertIT provides IT sourcing to SMBs and enterprise level organizations helping them solve their business challenges. Koncert's approach is built on the success of using the right combination of Strategy, People, Processes, Technology and Infrastructure for each client situation in order to meet the specific business needs/challenges of each client and deliver exceptional results. More information at www.KoncertIT.com.
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