As senior vice president and general manager of SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass, Pat McCarthy is responsible for the go-to-market strategy, sales performance, and operations of the field organizations globally. On a deeper level, he spearheads SAP’s efforts to understand its customers’ procurement goals and marshal the power of digital transformation and Intelligent Spend Management to meet or exceed them.
Since joining SAP in 2005, Pat has held a broad range of executive roles, including successfully leading the SAP Ariba North American region and various teams responsible for mobile and other emerging technology platforms.
Prior to joining the technology world, Pat practically grew up in supply chain and procurement. He spent 11 years at PepsiCo and its subsidiary Frito-Lay, Inc., where he led teams in warehouse and fleet management, distribution operations, manufacturing, and supply chain planning and optimization.
In April 2020, Pat was appointed to the advisory board of Sourcing Industry Group, a membership organization that provides thought leadership and networking opportunities to executives in sourcing, procurement, outsourcing, and risk from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies.
As a former practitioner turned technology enthusiast, Pat loves finding new ways to extend a customer’s competitive advantage, from funding its strategic objectives to leveraging speed and efficiency to outpace rivals.