Patrick Eckhert

VP, Strategic Sourcing
Huntington National Bank

Patrick is an accomplished, resourceful business leader and procurement strategist with a talent for rapidly reducing costs and risk through lean sourcing processes. He brings 23 years of expertise in sourcing, technology and finance to ensure low risk, high-value outcomes. He currently works at the Hunting National Bank where he is a key stakeholder in their Corporate Sourcing organization responsible for implementing their new Procure to Pay solution. Prior to that, he spent 15 years at Cardinal Health where he lead the transformation of their procurement culture, steered the long-term strategy for Indirect Procurement, redesigned the global travel program and pioneered and implemented a best in class sourcing solution. Patrick is an accomplished, energetic Strategic Sourcing/Supply Chain Management professional with extensive experience in all facets of corporate procurement allowing him to be a strategic partner with his key business stakeholders including HR, Real Estate, Operations, IT and Marketing functions. Patrick is an active member of the Sourcing Interest Group organization and currently sits on the Advisory Board for SIG University where he participates in thought leadership to advance the premier online certification program for professional in sourcing, outsourcing and services.