COO/VP of Supply Chain Services
Kristi Naidech began her career in supply chain career in consulting long ago, when there were still the “Big 5”. Kristi has always gone after the most complex and interesting problems and that led straight to healthcare. Kristi spent eight years with Premier in acute care hospitals specializing in non-salary cost reduction, clinical service line transformations and supply chain operations improvement as a Senior Region Director. As the Director of Supply Chain Strategy, she created the Premier Custom Contracting program and doubled the size of the Purchased Services contract Portfolio. In her last industry role as Area Chief Resource Officer of Ascension Health Illinois & Michigan markets, Kristi had executive oversight of 24 acute care sites, thousands of physician offices & ambulatory care sites and $1.1B in supply spend. Kristi currently serves as the COO/VP of Supply Chain Services for SCM Connections, a supply chain systems integrator with expertise in advanced planning applications across industries. Kristi is ISM CPM certified and a long standing member of ARHMM and ACHE.