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Farheen IbrahimAttorneyMullin Law, PC

Farheen focuses her practice in the areas of employment law, franchising, and commercial litigation. Farheen assists clients with all aspects of management-side employment matters, including handbooks, policies and procedures, employment-related contracts, workplace investigations and training, and matters involving anti-discrimination, FLSA, FMLA, ACA, NLRA, and similar state-specific statutes.

Before joining Mullin Law, PC, Farheen worked as a litigation associate at two prominent Dallas-area firms, devoting her practice to matters in arbitration and litigation in state and federal courts. Farheen also has experience resolving matters before the Texas Workforce Commission-Civil Rights Division, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the National Labor Relations Board.

Farheen received her J.D. from SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas, Texas. Farheen earned her bachelor’s degree from Rice University in Houston, Texas.


Matt VnukPrincipalCompensation Advisory Partners, LLC

Matt Vnuk is a Principal at Compensation Advisory Partners LLC (CAP) in New York. He is an experienced consultant, advising corporate boards and senior management in all areas of executive and director compensation. Selected areas of focus include: assistance in setting shareholder-focused performance targets, customizing incentive programs to support strategic priorities, evaluating pay versus performance relationships, and drafting and validating the CD&A and compensation-related portions of the annual proxy statement. Matt currently works with a number of leading companies, across industries. He also regularly authors CAP client alerts (CAPFlash) and has been quoted by and written for numerous publications, such as Agenda, Directors Monthly, Directorship and The Wall Street Journal. In addition, Matt has been a speaker on webcasts sponsored by the NACD and the Corporate Directors Group.

Matt can be reached at: matthew.vnuk@capartners.com or (212) 921-9364.


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Natalie PutnamVice President MarketingRyder System, Inc.

Building on more than 25 years of leadership in sales and marketing for logistics and supply chain, Ms. Putnam brings exceptional knowledge and expertise on how to attract and retain customers and employees by creating and sustaining a vibrant business culture. Recently named vice president of marketing for Ryder Fleet Management Solutions, Natalie leads the marketing organization focused on expanding the use of fleet services for business including full service leasing, maintenance services and alternative fuel vehicles. Her responsibilities include designing an effective and customer-centric message that enhances the engagement with customers and prospects.

Ms. Putnam has spent her career revitalizing company culture and providing a positive environment for change and growth. Prior to joining Ryder, Natalie served as vice president of sales & marketing at Kansas City Southern. Her previous experience includes 25 years at YRC Worldwide where she held positions of increasing responsibility including national account manager, director of business development in both local and corporate sales, vice president of corporate accounts, group vice president of enterprise solutions and senior vice president of transportation and logistics solutions. As senior vice president she led an organization of over 600 sales professionals and support staff dedicated to growing business relationships with over 300,000 customers.

Ms. Putnam has a bachelor of science in business and a minor in economics from Central Michigan University. She currently serves on the board of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Kansas City Heartland Chapter. She and her husband, Gary, live in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Ms. Putnam can be reached at natalie_putnam@ryder.com


Chris MonkManaging DirectorProtiviti Inc.

6 Key Elements of a Mature Vendor Management Organization

Recent regulatory requirements and guidance targeting third-party and vendor management activities look like – and call for – a whole lot of work.  Leading banks and other FSI organizations, however, should treat these tactical requirements not just as a chore, but as a strategic opportunity to drive cost and efficiency gains and evolve vendor relationships into strategic, high-value partnerships.  In this whitepaper, we present six key elements of a mature vendor management organization (‘VMO’) and building blocks of an effective framework for a flexible model.  It also features an example of a successful and evolving VMO.

Chris is a Managing Director within Protiviti and a member of the Leadership Team for Supply Chain Solutions.  Chris has over 15 years of experience in supply chain, both within industry and serving clients as a consultant.  He has a proven track record of analyzing, improving, and transforming organizations, delivering performance improvement and sustainable cost savings for clients across a number of industries.  His areas of focus include S&OP, Sourcing and Procurement, Accounts Payable, Enterprise Contract Management, Supplier Performance Management, and Third Party Risk Management.  He is a published thought leader and has been recognized by Supply and Demand Chain Executive Magazine as a Pro to Know.

Chris has assisted financial intuitions of all sizes in the assessment, design, and implementation of leading vendor/third party risk management programs.  This includes helping companies address overall 3PRM strategy and policy, risk management lifecycle processes, organization design and roles, management reporting/monitoring, risk assessment and third party segmentation methodology and tools, and enabling technologies.

Enabling Speed of Innovation Through Effective Third-Party Risk Management
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