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  1. 1. CVM SOLUTIONS STRENGTHENS EXECUTIVE TEAM WITH EXPERT SUPPLIER DIVERSITY TALENT CVM clients will benefit from over two decades of combined experience in supplier diversity program management and supplier data management Oakbrook Terrace, IL – June 18, 2014– CVM Solutions, a premier provider of supplier diversity technology, supplier data and services, announced today the addition of expert supplier diversity talent to the executive team. Carol Attak, former supplier diversity program manager for Accenture, joins the CVM team as a senior account executive and Wasif Bokhari, former supplier diversity program manager for ADP, will serve as the director of data content management. The enhanced leadership team will strengthen and extend CVM’s commitment to providing superior supplier data and meeting its supplier diversity clients’ needs. “In expanding our role as trusted advisor to the supplier diversity community, we’re proud to welcome Carol and Wasif to the CVM Solutions executive team,” said Brendan Taylor, managing director, CVM Solutions. “Their deep expertise and extensive experience will further strengthen our industry leadership position and our continuing commitment to delivering best-in-class supplier diversity program results for our clients.” A Trusted Advisor for Supplier Diversity Professionals Carol will serve as an experienced advisor to new and existing CVM clients who aim to advance their supplier diversity programs. She has over 13 years of experience in supplier diversity program management at Accenture. During her tenure as Accenture's supplier diversity program manager, she was responsible for elevating Accenture’s Supplier Diversity Program to a world-class level. Carol led the rollout of key components of Accenture’s program including the implementation of an enterprise-wide supplier management system, a diversity spend tracking system for corporate and government customers, and a 2nd Tier tracking system and she also played a critical role in elevating the role of supplier diversity in the Accenture procurement process. Carol also led the growth and expansion of Accenture’s Diverse Supplier Development Program (DSDP), an industry leading mentorship program in which diverse suppliers are matched with 1-2 senior
  2. 2. executives who serve as one-on-one mentors to help build their businesses as well as successfully navigate a large organization like Accenture. She also developed and managed the curricula for quarterly training symposia as part of the 18-month DSDP program, providing invaluable knowledge capital and extensive exposure to Accenture consultancy resources. Through DSDP, Accenture has mentored more than 70 diverse businesses and challenged them to explore ways in which they can partner with one another. Carol currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NLGCC) and the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) Supplier Diversity Group. She was also a member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) Professional Services Industry group and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council's (WBENC) Global Business Committee. In March 2012, she was nominated by the NGLCC and recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change, under the President’s "Winning the Future Across America" initiative, for her contribution to entrepreneurial mentoring. “I’m excited to be joining CVM’s strong team and to be able use my Accenture experience to help CVM continue to achieve excellence in providing our clients with world-class supplier diversity program solutions and services,” said Carol Attak. “Our goal is to empower supplier diversity managers in companies both large and small to create and improve diversity program results, drive adoption and achieve corporate objectives.” New Director Expands CVM’s Data Content and Delivery Capabilities Wasif joins CVM with over 10 years’ experience managing various Procurement Data and Spend management programs. During the past five years, Wasif managed all aspects of ADP’s Supplier Diversity program in which he helped ADP’s Supplier Diversity program grow by over 200% in overall spend. Wasif partnered with internal business leaders to increase diverse spend across the professional services area, resulting in an increase of 60% in two years. He worked with internal stakeholders on various projects including diversity inclusion, sustainability, and business unit segmentation. He also organized and coordinated the company’s first diversity fair that was held at ADP’s corporate headquarters. This included matching up ADP’s executive-level decision makers and procurement buyers with potential
  3. 3. diverse companies that were vetted and ready to provide services or products to ADP. This event included MBE’s and WBE’s, VBE’s, and businesses from the LGBT community. This was a huge success and resulted in successfully increasing spend for the majority of the suppliers that attended. Wasif also used his technology expertise to develop, implement and administer customized enterprise business intelligence and data warehousing solutions, and to reengineer the ADP Procurement fleet financials database to provide the capability of allocating financial costs to appropriate business units saving the department $1.6 million in fees and misallocated charges by various vendors. Additionally, he developed a vendor database that contained detail rating metrics of potential suppliers and informational links to maximize the effectiveness of the procurement process, and he developed financial reporting systems that captured spend in various systems. Wasif is an active member of the NY-NJ MSDC Diversity Council and has served on the certification committee for businesses applying for diverse certification status. As a result of his diversity program development success, Wasif was honored with the distinguished 2011 ADP’s Presidents Achievement Award for outstanding performance in Supplier Diversity. “My goal is to continue to build CVM’s position as the leading provider of data and spend analytics to the supplier diversity community,” Wasif Bokhari explained. “We are on a mission to further reduce our data enrichment life cycle time to two weeks at the same time that we improve our data integrity, quality and delivery. I intend to focus on what our customers’ real need and, as a former supplier diversity manager, I understand the importance of data and spend and how to use them as tools for measurement and growth.” About CVM CVM Solutions, a Kroll Company, is the premier provider of global supplier data and supplier diversity solutions. CVM delivers data, services and technology needed to manage supplier data and advance Supplier Diversity initiatives to achieve corporate sourcing objectives. As a Data Aggregator and Data Originator for both Tier 1 and Tier 2, CVM has partnered with more than half of the Fortune 100 and half of the Billion Dollar Roundtable members to leverage and consolidate supplier information enabling our clients to increase their supplier diversity results and take their programs to the next level.