The Beltrees Leadership Team

DAVID PETERSON

CEO; Managing Director

CHET TAFF

COO; Managing Director

TRACI NICHOLS

Vice President, Procurement Transformation & Automation

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CHET TAFF

COO, Managing Director

YEARS OF PROCUREMENT/SUPPLY CHAIN EXPERIENCE
24
        
PREVIOUS POSITIONS HELD
Partner - DayBlink Consulting (CFO; Head of Procurement & RPA Services)
VP Business Development & Partnerships - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
VP Global Indirect Procurement - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Head of Global Procurement - DexMedia
Head of Global Procurement - The McGraw-Hill Companies
Manager, eProcurement Solutions & Transformation - The Hackett Group
Manager of Supply Chain Information - Exelon
Senior Consultant - Gibson & Associates

SPECIALTIES WITHIN PROCUREMENT & SUPPLY CHAIN
Negotiation strategy Outsourced Negotiations Inventory Management Technology within Procurement Procurement Group Leadership
        
INDUSTRIES SUPPORTED
Financial Services Hospitality Education Utilities Manufacturing Consumer Goods
        
INTERESTS
Football Running Reading Boating

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL
"Chet was able to execute our procurement strategy when the large consultancies failed to do so, all at a fraction of the cost.  I should have started with him and saved time and money." 
- CEO, Multinational hospitality company
        
UNIVERSITY/DEGREES
BBA - University of Notre Dame - Finance, Business Economics; Sociology
        
KEY STATISTICS
Negotiated over $10B in annual contract value, driving $1B in aggregated annual savings

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TRACI NICHOLS

Vice President,
Procurement Transformation & Automation

YEARS OF PROCUREMENT/SUPPLY CHAIN EXPERIENCE
20

PREVIOUS POSITIONS HELD
Principal - The Shelby Group
Manager, IT Vendor Management - CHEP
Director, Supplier Relationship Manager - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Continuous Improvement Manager/Lean Expert - Barnes Distribution
Supplier Relationship Manager - Barnes Distribution
US Procurement Manager - Graftech International
Senior Buyer - Newell Rubbermaid/Calphalon
Buyer - Corning Incorporated

SPECIALTIES WITHIN PROCUREMENT & SUPPLY CHAIN
Procurement Technology 
Process Implementation  Procurement Software Implementation  Supplier Relationship Management Programs

INDUSTRIES SUPPORTED
Financial Services 
Healthcare  Retail  Manufacturing  Publishing

INTERESTS
Foodie 
Travel  Baseball

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL
"Traci brings professionalism, integrity, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude to her role and everything that she does. Traci exemplifies the value of what a partnership should mean, and has worked very hard to build true relationships with everyone she interacts with."
- SVP, Global Information Technology distributor and service provider

UNIVERSITY/DEGREES
MBA - National University - General Business
BA - Hartwick College - Biology; Chemistry

KEY STATISTIC
Has implemented procure-to-pay platforms in over 50 different countries

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DAVID PETERSON

CEO, Managing Director

YEARS OF PROCUREMENT/SUPPLY CHAIN EXPERIENCE
24
       
PREVIOUS POSITIONS HELD
CEO North America - Penny, Inc.
Senior Director, Procurement and Sourcing Business Transformation - The Hackett Group
VP, Productivity & Operations - Bloomin' Brands
Manager, Strategic Sourcing - Gibson & Associates

SPECIALTIES WITHIN PROCUREMENT & SUPPLY CHAIN
Source to Settle Transformation Business Process Outsourcing  Negotiation Strategy Should Cost Modeling
       
INDUSTRIES SUPPORTED
Financial Services • Oil & Gas Hospitality CPG  Utilities Manufacturing Mining
       
INTERESTS
Snowskiing • Paddleboarding Tennis Hiking
       
UNIVERSITY/DEGREES
BA - University of Florida - Political Science & Economics
       
KEY STATISTIC
Has led procure-to-pay transformation and benchmarking projects with over half of the Fortune 100 companies