Jenti Vandertuig is the Chief Procurement Officer of the County of Santa Clara, the 6th largest County in California. As the CPO, Jenti is responsible for and oversees the procurement and contracting functions with an annual spend of over $2 billion. As a thought leader with a clear strategic vision, Jenti transformed the procurement functions from a tactical, low impact, back office function into a high-value, strategic operation with proven success in driving change and transformation across the organization with over $200 million in cost savings. Jenti’s track record of instilling the highest standards of professional integrity, visionary leadership, and strong relationship-building skills coupled with a clear understanding of the business fundamentals and the role of technology in an evolving government has enabled her to establish the County as a trendsetter in the public sector. Most recently, Jenti brought collaborative commerce to the County and is transforming the procurement processes from a paper to a cloud-based procure-to-pay system. Jenti earned a BA from Madras University, India.