Darin L Matthews
DARIN MATTHEWS, FNIGP, CPPO, CPSM, CPM, is the director of West Coast Operations for Negometrix, an international leader in digital procurement. He has over 25 years of procurement and supply chain management experience in both the private and public sectors, including experience as chief procurement officer for UC Santa Cruz, Portland State University, and Portland Public Schools. He speaks throughout the world on procurement issues and has published several books on supply chain management, including Effective Supply Management Performance (ISM), Warehousing and Inventory Control (NIGP), Logistics and Transportation (NIGP), and Public Procurement: A Guide to the Body of Knowledge through Exercises and Case Studies. He has also been a regular contributor to American City & County and Government Procurement magazine. A past president of the Institute for Public Procurement (NIGP), he has traveled extensively with the International Public Procurement Conference (IPPC). Matthews is the founding chair of the new UCSC Extension Procurement and Supply Chain Management certificate program.