David Finley serves as a Managing Partner at Excelerant Consulting. He previously spent 11 years as Vice President, Strategic Supplier Engagement at Premier, Inc. where he evolved the strategy and organization from an emphasis on supplier relations to comprehensive leadership of strategic contracting across all service lines. He was most recently Senior Vice President of Strategic Contracting, ZB Connect, supporting Zimmer Biomet and ZB Connect’s transformation to patient-centric solutions and technology. His team managed more than a half-billion dollars in business with 16 leading IDNs, including Advocate Aurora, Geisinger, Johns Hopkins, Kaiser, Ochsner and others. Dave has extensive experience in specialty and medical-surgical distribution and manufacturing with supply-chain experience in high-tech, automotive and government defense. He previously led sales and corporate accounts teams at Tri-anim Health Services, Professional Hospitality Supply [now Medline] and Kimberly-Clark [now Halyard Health/O&M].