Making an Impact – Nina Vellayan’s Journey to Xeeva – Xeeva Spotlight Ep2
Welcome to the 2nd Episode of Xeeva Spotlight where we feature the people who power Xeeva.
In today’s episode of Xeeva spotlight, we interview Nina Vellayan– President & CEO of Xeeva. With over 25 years’ experience, Nina has a successful background with private and public companies, large and small companies, enterprise SAS and building high-performance management teams. Nina has a unique entrepreneurial leadership style that has repeatedly shown measurable results due to her effective planning, organizational, and communication skills. In this spotlight interview, we reminisce about her corporate journey from large-scale companies like Sallie Mae to a startup like Xeeva.
In this featured interview, David A. Stone and Nina Vellayan discuss the benefits of working for a start-up like Xeeva, what differentiates Xeeva from its competitors, issues faced by procurement organizations today, and her passion for helping the future generation.
Tune in to today’s episode and learn more about our CEO’s journey to Xeeva
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Timestamps for easy navigation
1:35 – Talk to us about your corporate journey and how it has brought you to Xeeva?
5:04 - What makes Xeeva a great company to work for?
7:50 - What differentiates Xeeva from its competitors?
10:20 – How do you keep your team motivated and facilitate cross-team functionality in this new normal of remote work?
11:25 - What are some things outside of work that have motivated you to achieve the amount of success that you have experienced over your career?
13:30 – Do you have any tips you can give to procurement professionals to help them succeed?
16:00 – What are some of the biggest challenges facing procurement departments today?
17:50 – What are some leadership qualities that will help young professionals succeed?
19:20 – What advice would you give to young women who desire to be leaders in SaaS?
About Xeeva – Xeeva is the leader in indirect spend management solutions that optimize the entire procurement process. With Xeeva’s data-driven spend management solutions, you can simplify, consolidate, manage, control, and conduct all spend-related activities in one place. Our end-to-end integrated cloud-based platform drives cost savings, performs data enrichment, increases visibility into spend, and adds efficiency gains throughout the procurement process. For more information, visit www.xeeva.com
About Nina Vellayan – President & CEO
With over 25 years of experience, Nina has a successful background with private and public companies, large and small companies, enterprise SaaS, and building high-performance management teams. Nina has a unique entrepreneurial leadership style that has repeatedly shown measurable results due to her effective planning, organizational, and communication skills, as well as her solution-oriented approach to problem-solving. She has also held multiple senior-level executive and investor positions within financial, payments, and software technology organizations, including CEO of FrontStream Payments, Inc., COO of Official Payments, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPAY), and a divisional President at Sallie Mae (Nasdaq: SLM).