The winner of the Rising Star Award is Sarah Scudder, President of Real Sourcing Network.
Sarah Scudder is President of Real Sourcing Network. She is honored to win awards, but she is not defined by them.
What defines Sarah?
She loves helping procurement professionals transform the way they handle marketing sourcing.
How does she help?
She speaks at industry events, serves on panels, hosts webinars, and co-writes articles for SIG and ISM. She recently served on two thought leadership panels at the 2019 ISM conference in Houston. She also created ProcuRising, a magazine that uncovers the unique stories of doers in our sourcing community.
And, if you haven’t noticed, Sarah is becoming a LinkedIn celebrity. No autographs please.
Launched Real Sourcing Network (RSN), a print e-sourcing tool software company, August 2019
Helped to make RSN a thought leader in print and marketing services procurement
Launched ProcuremenTalks Executive Roundtable Roadshow: five yearly thought leadership sourcing events hosted in the US and Canada
Launched An RSN Truth from the Trenches Webinar Series: put on quarterly webinars about innovations in print and marketing services procurement
Created and published the ProcuRising magazine: a quarterly publication with fun, easy to read stories about innovative things procurement leaders are doing
Write a monthly article for the Future of Sourcing
Write articles for Institute of Supply Management (ISM)’s Inside Supply Management newsletter
Former Print+Promo columnist
Published a co-authored white paper titled Is A Print E-Sourcing Solution Right For Your Company?
Youngest board member ever appointed to the Print Services and Distribution Association Board (PSDA); served a four year board term
Founded the PSDA’s Young Innovators Group: an organization focused on attracting, retaining and mentoring young people in the print industry
Served on two thought leadership panels at the 2019 ISM conference in Houston- April 2019
Spoke about trends in print advertising at St. Thomas University’s innovation event in Houston- April 2019
Hosted a webinar titled How To Get Marketing’s Attention Without Throwing A Temper Tantrum for the ISM-NJ affiliate- 6/26/2019
Serving on a women in procurement panel- 9/24/2019 in Dallas
Speaking at ISM-NJ’s digital transformation event- 3/18/2020
PSDA’s Member of the Year
North Bay Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Trailblazer
Other finalists included: