Joanna L. Martinez

Principal, Supply Chain Advisors LLC

Joanna Martinez is a global procurement/supply chain leader and the founder of Supply Chain Advisors LLC. She is a frequent lecturer and blogger on procurement topics and also provides advising, strategy development, project management, and opportunity assessment. Her clients range from technology startups and professional organizations to Fortune 50 companies.

Ms. Martinez has led transformation initiatives for companies in different sectors, among them: Johnson & Johnson, Diageo, AllianceBernstein LP, and Cushman & Wakefield. She creates ways in which procurement and supply chain improvements help grow a business's bottom-line, bringing innovations in approaches and techniques to the industries in which she works and the people she coaches.

Ms. Martinez often presents at professional events and has been a guest speaker at Columbia and De Paul universities. She was twice designated a Supply and Demand Chain Executive "Pro to Know," and was named a Distinguished Alumna by Rutgers College of Engineering, her alma mater. Ms. Martinez was the first recipient of Iasta's (now Dertemine) Client Excellence Award, and has also been recognized for innovation or customer excellence by American Express, Egencia, and Heublein. She was recognized by the New Jersey ISM with its Crystal Award in 2009. Her book, A Guide to Positive Disruption, will be published in April 2018.

Ms. Martinez graduated with a bachelor of science degree in Industrial Engineering in 1975 and a master of science degree in Industrial Engineering in 1977 from Rutgers University. She has also held a Professional Engineers license.