Greg Tennyson

Greg Tennyson
Chief Procurement Officer
  • Category: Supernova Hall of Fame
  • Year: 2018

Greg Tennyson

The first five inductees into the Supernova Hall of Fame included: 

  • Lawrence Kane, Senior Leader, Strategic Sourcing Functional Excellence & First Time Quality, Boeing 

  • Deborah Manos-McHenry, Chief Sourcing Officer, Huntington National Bank 

  • Greg Tennyson, Chief Procurement Officer, VSP Global 

  • Linda Tuck Chapman, President, Ontala Performance Solutions 

  • Kate Vitasek, Author and Faculty, University of Tennessee 

Greg's Biography

Greg is a recognized global executive with extensive experience leading transformative change across a wide range of organizations including operations, procurement, customer support, supply chain, shared services, finance and contracts for Fortune 500 companies. 

He is currently the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) at VSP Global and was previously the CPO at and Oracle Corporation with global source-to-settle and travel-to-expense responsibilities. 


  • Happily married to his lovely college sweetheart for 36+ years, with two successful sons.  His oldest a commercial photographer and the youngest an attorney for the Department of Justice. 
  • Greg has his MS in Management and is credentialed by the Sourcing Interest Group.  Previously he held his ISM C.P.M. and NCMA CPCM credentials.   
  • He actively contributes to a number advisory boards for emerging high-tech companies as well professional organizations, such as Sourcing Industry Group, SIGInnovo, ProcureCon, Silicon Valley Sourcing Leadership and the Bay Area Procurement Council, where he was a founding member.