Kristin Gallagher  - Sourcing Star Award 

Kristin Gallagher
Director, Global Sourcing and Procurement
  • Category: Sourcing Star
  • Year: 2018

Kristin Gallagher  - Sourcing Star Award 

The winner of the Sourcing Star Award is Kristin Gallagher, Director, Global Sourcing and Procurement of Russell Investments.

Kristin's Biography

Kristin Gallagher has over 15 years of sourcing, procurement and supply chain experience in manufacturing and financial services organizations such as Russell Investments, JPMorgan Chase and Accenture (formerly Procurian), including managing outsourced indirect procurement organizations for Fortune 500 clients. Previous work experience also includes the role of an investment banking analyst at Merrill Lynch. 

Kristin graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering from Northwestern University and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, graduating with honors. She is also a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) and is Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified.  


  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification 

  • CPSM Achievement 

  • Individual Award from Russell Investments Business Unit – “Greatest partner (globally) to the team's success” – 2017 

  • Team Award from Russell Investments Business Unit – “Outstanding Business Partner” - 2017 

  • SIG Global Summit Presentations: October 2012 – Resource Management; October 2013 - Turning Your Vision into Reality; October 2013 – Building Trust; March 2015 – 50 Shades of Stakeholder Management: Turning Reluctant Acquaintances into Long-Term Partner. 

  • SIG’s Town Hall Teleconference Host – October 2015 – Stakeholder Management 

  • ISM Presentation 2015 – Stakeholder Management 

  • CIO Review Magazine Article: Hidden Costs of Outsourcing and Offshoring for Financial Services Firms: Third Party Financial Data Licensing 

  • Created Financial Market Data Services team at Russell Investments: Global Policy; All sourcing/procurement; Invoice reconciliation and processing; Inventory Management; Responsible for category budget planning/management for all business units globally.

Other finalists included: 

  • Deepak Bansal, Enterprise Head of Sourcing Vendor Management, Envision Healthcare 

  • Tim Hopper, Responsible Sourcing Manager, Microsoft 

  • Rohan Ranadive, Senior Vice President, Head of Intelligent Automation, BB&T 

  • Jennifer Shepherd, Director, Global Sourcing and Procurement, Russell Investments