Form Follows Function – Contracting with Context

    February 12, 2019
    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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    Gonzaga University Hemmingson Center, 314A
    702 E. Desmet Avenue
    Spokane, WA 99202
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    Form Follows Function – Contracting with Context

    Presented by: Colin Polacek

    Colin will be providing his perspective on contracting as a team sport, the importance of context during contract formulation and negotiation and an overview of some critical risks to consider when formalizing your relationship with suppliers.

    Prior to joining Itron, Inc. in May of 2017 as In-House Counsel, Colin served as a Contracts & Business Advisor to Chevron’s Gulf of Mexico Business Unit. As part of Chevron’s Procurement/Supply Chain Management (P/SCM) function, Colin partnered with operations, engineering and IT stakeholders to establish and maintain strategic supplier relationships and their respective contract lifecycles. During this time at Chevron, Colin played an integral role in helping the business navigate the Great Oil Crash of 2014 through aggressive sourcing projects and innovative contract negotiation and management.

    In his current role, Colin advises on and supports the negotiation and management of a wide range of commercial agreements including direct and indirect procurement agreements, intellectual property licensing, research and development agreements, and strategic partnership agreements. In addition to his transactional support, Colin works closely with his P/SCM colleagues to establish global procurement and contracting governance to drive efficiency and enhanced outcomes from the supplier/contract management processes.

    Colin earned his B.A. in Economics at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI; then went on to graduate cum laude with a J.D./M.B.A. in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University.

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