Keith Hausmann leaves Accenture to join Globality

26 September 2019 2 min. read
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Globality, a Silicon Valley–based sourcing and procurement platform company, has brought in Keith Hausmann as its new chief revenue officer. Hausmann joins from management and technology consultancy Accenture, where he served as the global lead for procurement and supply chain operations.

As CRO, Hausmann will guide the company’s business development, sales, and growth initiatives. Founded in 2015, Globality provides an AI-powered sourcing platform that matches companies with the best service providers for their needs, significantly cutting down on process cost and time.

In January, the company raised $100 million from the SoftBank Vision Fund, bringing its total money raised to $172 million since its founding in 2015. The tech firm has offices in Menlo Park, CA, London, and Hong Kong.

Hausmann brings to Globality extensive experience pioneering and leading outsourced procurement services for Fortune 500s. He previously was a managing director at Accenture, where he developed and managed the consultancy’s global sourcing, procurement and supply chain business process services, including: R&D, technology, service delivery, and client relationship management.

Keith Hausmann leaves Accenture to join Globality

Before that, he co-founded Procurian, a company which pioneered the concept of outsourced procurement and was acquired by Accenture in 2013. Earlier in his career, Hausmann was director of strategic planning at Vlasic Foods and director of strategic sourcing at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

“We are thrilled to have Keith bring his extensive knowledge about the opportunity to disrupt traditional procurement to Globality,” said Joel Hyatt, Globality’s co-founder, chairman, and CEO. “Keith will make a major contribution to Globality’s efforts to completely redesign the sourcing process and to deliver substantial value to our customers.”

Hausmann commented, “Having led procurement organizations for more than twenty years and directly experiencing the frustrations and inefficiencies with antiquated processes, I was immediately drawn to Globality and the unique and innovative Platform that the company has created. Utilizing AI as a Digital Sourcing Partner and automating the end-to-end sourcing process give global enterprises the unprecedented opportunity to achieve an elevated stakeholder experience, superior provider quality, lower total costs, and increased collaboration.”