The CPO for AARP, Mark Reed has over 15 years of experience as a supply chain and procurement executive. During his tenure with Accenture and Capgemini, Mark specialized in procurement transformation and strategic sourcing, helping companies such as Time Warner and 7-11 implement centralized procurement organizations, e-procurement technologies, sourcing processes, and cost management programs. As the Director of Strategic Sourcing for C&S Wholesale Grocers, a $20 billion privately-held company, he built the company’s non-merchandise procurement capability from the ground up. As the VP of Procurement and Business Services for L Brands, owners of Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, he managed a global procurement team with responsibility for over $1 billion in annual expenditures, and led major initiatives to implement category management strategies and processes. Mark has a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Prior to graduate school, he served on active duty as a Naval Intelligence Officer. Mark resides in northern Virginia, and has six year old twins, Sam and Sophia.