San Francisco, California., July 10, 2018 — Connor (http://connor-consulting.com/), a global leader in contract compliance and software licensing today announced the appointment of Rich Reyes as Executive Vice President (EVP) responsible for leading the company’s newly formed Software Advisory practice, including operations and client delivery for key accounts.
“Rich’s deep experience in software license compliance, asset management and IT spend management gives him a unique perspective that our clients have been clamoring for,” said Viresh Chana, Founding Partner of Connor. “ His expertise and experience will be a competitive advantage to our Software Advisory clients as Rich will bring valuable insights for our clients as they tackle their IT risks and software audits.”
Most recently, Rich was a Managing Director at ClearEdge Partners, providing software asset management (SAM), cloud migration license readiness, and IT contract optimization services to Fortune 100 clients. Prior to ClearEdge, Rich created and ran the SAM department at Safeway, later acquired by Albertsons Companies. He helped Safeway navigate through the IT supplier and contractual risks of M&A and was responsible for the IT Asset Management and Strategic Sourcing functions of the combined company, which had roughly $60 billion in total annual revenue. Rich has a Big-4 background and also spent several years in the software industry overseeing customer audit programs.
“I am incredibly excited to join the Connor team, filled with an amazing group of thought leaders and consultants worldwide, who bring extensive Big-4 experience and industry insights from Fortune 500 companies,” said Reyes. “Our practitioners are deeply versed in contract compliance, software licensing and SAM, but I truly believe it’s our commitment to delivering actionable insights and inspired outcomes with an innovative client approach that sets us apart from our competitors.”
With the launch of the Software Advisory practice led by Reyes, Connor is providing the following professional services to companies:
- Audit Playbook & Defense
- Software Asset Management (“SAM”) Services
- Program Design & Implementation
- Program Fitness & Assessments
- Practice Audits & True-Ups
- Managed SAM
- Cloud Migration Software License Readiness
- M&A Software License Preparedness
- IT Contract Optimization
For more information about Connor and Rich Reyes, visit http://www.connor-consulting.com/.