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Natalya Berdzeni named on 2017 ‘Pros to Know’ list

In Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine

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Chase Cost Management Executive Vice President Natalya Berdzeni has been named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine’s 2017 “Pros to Know” annual listing for her work in developing tools and processes that bring a competitive advantage to her clients’ spend-management practices. Among Berdzeni’s endeavors in the past year was co-authoring the book, “99 Questions to Stop Spending More Than Your Competitors,” with her colleague Len Levy, founder of Chase Cost Management, a business unit of LAC Group.

Purchasing and supply chain managers have praised the book for being a “great guide to best practices and successful approaches for any organization.” For Fortune 500 companies and large law firms, Berdzeni designs and puts in place expense management services and cost-reduction strategies. She believes a key challenge for executives and their procurement process is uncovering savings on indirect spending without disrupting business. With the extra money she and her colleagues find for clients, employers are able to fund priorities or investments.

According to S&DCE’s publisher, individuals named to this year’s list of “Pros to Know” received the honor because each has “helped their supply chain clients, or the supply chain community at large, prepare to meet the significant challenges in the year ahead.”

“I’m honored to be counted among a list of very accomplished and qualified people,” says Berdzeni. “I’d like to think I made the list because I put my clients first.”

“Nat brings procurement pros a holistic view of procurement and clever ways to find data in dozens of spend categories,” says Rob Corrao, president and chief operating officer for LAC Group. “Her clients know her as ‘an excellent partner,’ and now that’s been recognized formally by adding her to the ‘Pros to Know’ list.”

Berdzeni is fluent in Russian and, earlier in her career, she lived and worked in Russia handling new business development, operations and marketing for her employers. Berdzeni received her master’s degree in business administration from Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree from The City University of New York.

About Chase Cost Management

Chase Cost Management (CCM) was founded in 1998 in New York City, operating as a division of LAC Group since 2011. CCM provides strategic spend management advice and programs that enable large enterprises to contain costs and reduce expenses for optimal financial performance. Proven results are based on in-market experience, contract negotiation expertise, benchmarking knowledge and access to extensive data on costs, expenditures, vendors and SKUs. CCM serves major law firms and Fortune 500 corporations. Visit:

Chase Cost Management (CCM) is not affiliated with JPMorgan Chase & Co. or its “Chase” branded financial services.