Speaker Profile

Warren Byrum
Vice President, Professional Services, Marketing Procurement / State Street Corporation

Innovative Procurement and Category Management professional highly successful at generating true value-added business solutions that deliver against a brand / company need, promise or objective. 

From a Career perspective Warren Spent 10 Years at Johnson & Johnson working across a number ok key leadership roles in supply chain management, Marketing and Procurement. Then led global marketing and promotions procurement for Bacardi for 3 years. He most recently for the last 7 years severed as the Director of Category management of Marketing and Promotions for American Express leading a number of key categories including Marketing, Advertising, media print and promotions categories based out of New York. Warren is currently transitioning to serve as the Vice President- Professional Services / Marketing procurement for State Street Corp based out of Boston Mass. 

Warren has a Proven track record of reducing millions in costs while driving strategic value of the business through strategic negotiations and third party lifecycle management. He is true outgoing and charismatic global people leader that believes and practices a lead by example and strategic agency / Supplier partnership approach. His expertise and back ground is grounded in driving global indirect and direct procurement categories through advantageous vendor selection, agency/partner management and developing game changing processes and procedures.