Chairman & CEO
Dave Bowen is the Chairman & CEO of Purchasing Platform. Prior to joining Purchasing Platform, Dave was a Co-Founder & CEO of MM4, a next-generation eSourcing technology company that was acquired by Xchanging in late 2013. Following the acquisition, Bowen remained CEO of MM4 while assuming the additional role of Country Manager, Americas for Xchanging – a FTSE listed global UK company where he acted as an ambassador for all of the company’s business activities in the region.
Dave is a Board member for two emerging tech companies in the Chicago area (NeonCRM & LCP360) and has an avidity for charity work, including his position as President of the Board of Directors of the Justin Wynn Fund. He has won a number of executive leadership awards including “CEO of the Year” in the CEO World Awards, a Bronze winner in the “Executive of the Year” category for the Best in Biz Awards, North America, and a “Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive.
Gabi is the Chief Technology Officer at Purchasing Platform. She oversees the technical strategy of the company, and is dedicated to building a team of talented engineers to keep Purchasing Platform among the front-runners of the industry. With a background in economics and computer science, Gabi brings a unique understanding of business models and technical challenges to the table. When she is not coding, Gabi enjoys experimenting with pastry recipes in the kitchen. Her food tastes amazing.
Since trading a wall of computer screens for an entrepreneurial career outside of the derivatives markets, Mike has played a key role in starting and building companies. His business development and operations experience spans sales, marketing, finance, and product from small business to major e-commerce players. As COO, Mike concentrates on leading the operations and financial functions at Purchasing Platform. He holds a BS in Business-Finance from the University of Utah, an MBA from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain and is an alum of Startup Institute Chicago. Fun fact – Mike prefers to bike around Chicago year round.