Meet Our Team of Strategic Sourcing Consultants
We’re smart, hardworking, and experienced people who love “finding” money!
Alisa has more than 25 years of experience in building, developing and directing high performing procurement and strategic sourcing teams. She has led teams that create and execute innovative strategies to optimize operations in manufacturing, distribution and financial services. Her passion, and ability to drive results led to leadership roles at W.W. Grainger, Inc., and Health Care Service Corporation (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Montana). At Grainger, she built and directed teams that provided procurement and sourcing services for fortune 100 companies. While at Health Care Service Corporation, she was a leader in the development of their newly created centralized procurement and strategic sourcing department.
She founded Strategic Acquisition Solutions with one mission: to help companies spend better and discover the wealth of profits hidden in their current operational spend.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Purchasing and Materials Management from Florida State University.
“Alisa’s in-depth knowledge of strategic sourcing allows her to provide an organization
with the type of forward thinking that is essential to remaining competitive.”
– Sr. Manager, Global Software Design Company
Daniel (Jamie) Orzell
Sr. Vice President
Jamie has 20+ years of experience in managing and directing procurement and strategic sourcing efforts through the applications of strategic sourcing techniques, e-procurement technology, process management and supplier governance. Equipped with professional certifications in supply chain management (ISM – CPSM), Lean / Six Sigma, and production and inventory management (APICS – CPIM), Jamie excels at identifying and executing projects to support strategic goals. Jamie has held leadership positions in procurement / supply chain management at EDS, Eastman Kodak, and Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Jamie graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from State University of New York at Geneseo. He also earned a Master of Business Administration from Clarkson University.
Senior Advisor, Customer Solutions
CJ began his career in Business Development at GAIN Capital and in 2016, moved to
Midland IRA in Futures/Forex. When Alisa founded Strategic Acquisition
Solutions in 2017, CJ knew he had to be a part of the team. He has a passion for finance
and analytics and a strong desire to help companies spend their budgets as efficiently
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from DePaul University.
The industry’s first “Double-agent” focused on driving top AND bottom line business results. Passionate about delivering genuine value and driving results through collaboration. Throughout his career, he has led both agencies and clients through diverse and challenging situations resulting in value creation and effective operational improvement.
Brett spent his early career in management at advertising and media agencies. He then switched gears and spent the next decade client side, leading efforts to establish first forays into marketing procurement for Time Warner, Nestlé and Anheuser-Busch InBev. His previous role was as CPO at MDC Partners leveraging what he’s learned from both sides of the table to change the marketing industry – one relationship at a time.
Now Brett’s passion and experience is dedicated to helping all organizations find the best ways to “spend better”!