Kelly Barner


Managing Director
Buyers Meeting Point

Kelly Barner owns, manages and edits Buyers Meeting Point, where she brings a unique perspective from the numerous roles she has held during her 15 years in procurement. For the last seven years she has covered procurement news, events, publications, solutions, trends and relevant economics at Buyers Meeting Point. In the summer of 2016, Kelly was appointed as the Business Survey Chair for the ISM-New York Report on Business. 
 
Kelly has her MBA from Babson College as well as an MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. She has co-authored three books: Supply Market Intelligence for Procurement Professionals: Research, Process, and Resources (2014), Procurement at a Crossroads: Career Impacting Insights into a Rapidly Changing Industry (2016) and Finance Unleashed: Leveraging the CFO for Innovation (2017). In 2017, Kelly co-founded Palambridge with Phil Ideson (Art of Procurement).