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  • Writer's picturePAAS Advisors

Former Alcoa and Giant Eagle Technology Executive to Lead Strategy for PAAS

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 14, 2020 — PAAS, an innovator in technology procurement analytics, hired Russ Ross, a veteran in the technology industry, to lead strategy and corporate development. Ross has an extensive and successful background leading complex projects of digital transformation among large corporations like Alcoa and Giant Eagle, and has advised about technology strategy for a large number of companies. At PAAS, he will provide input on internal strategy and also advise clients on how to accelerate the reduction of their technology spend.

“Russ is a well-known figure in technology executive circles, and we are honored by his decision to join PAAS,” said Eric Cunningham, founder of PAAS. “Russ lends such a depth of human capital to our technology team, and he will add significant value to our company and clients.”

PAAS360, the PAAS flagship SaaS platform, involves an artificial intelligence (AI) platform and human-based computation (HBC) to accelerate the prediction of the optimal price for technology products and services. In addition to the prediction of savings, PAAS360 offers modules for technology contract management, supplier details, category plans, budget alignment, and a savings dashboard.

“After having spent my career helping companies optimize their technology costs from the inside, I am eager to help companies achieve the same type of outcome – and more– using the power of the PAAS360 platform,” said Ross. “The market has needed a service like this one and, frankly, the data insights PAAS provides is a game changer for companies.”

The PAAS360 platform predicts savings for the network, software, hardware, security, and telco categories, and more, with a minimum ROI of 5X for clients.

About PAAS:

PAAS evolved from the widespread need for companies to focus on core information technology strategy and leverage outside expertise to complete strategic and tactical procurement activities in support of IT executive leadership.

PAAS is committed to delivering innovative solutions and expertise that connect suppliers and customers to operationalize all of their technology investments at the best commercial terms. Their combined experience in procurement, IT leadership, and IT sales leadership gives PAAS a unique value proposition for negotiating the complexities of IT agreements.


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