The authors of »SAP Ariba«
Justin Ashlock has spent over half of his more than 20-year career in technology with SAP America, joining SAP’s Professional Services organization in 2005, serving eventually as a platinum consultant, and then as the practice engineer for hundreds of global SAP customer projects and engagements supporting over $100 billion in procurement and logistics activities and pursuits worldwide. In 2013, Justin began managing the SRM cloud practice for SAP North America, focusing on SAP Ariba, SAP S/4HANA Sourcing and Procurement, Materials Management, SAP Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), as well as SAP CLM and Sourcing. Since 2018, Justin also serves as the global practice lead for SAP’s procurement solutions in parallel.
Justin is also a longtime SAP PRESS author, having published two books (SAP S/4HANA Sourcing and Procurement and SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass: Functionality and Implementation), as well as two procurement chapters as a contributing author in Discover SAP, 3rd edition and an e-Bite entitled Introducing Central Procurement for S/4HANA. Justin holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame. He resides in Chicago with his wife and two young sons.
Rachith Srinivas has spent more than 15 years in technology with more than 12 years in SAP America, joining SAP’s Professional Services organization in 2007, serving eventually as a platinum consultant in the SAP SRM practice. Since 2007, Rachith has been implementing and leading complex SAP procurement projects globally and has worked as a trusted advisor in this space on many strategic SAP accounts.
Rachith has a Master of Business Administration degree from McCombs School of Business at UT Austin and a Master of Science in Software Engineering. Prior to joining SAP as a functional consultant, Rachith worked as an architect and lead programmer, working on developing complex J2EE based solutions for verticals including health, insurance, and finance. In addition, Rachith is also a prior SAP PRESS author, having published a book on SAP Ariba. He resides in Dallas with one son.