February 17, 2017
Jim Kandilas is a leading innovator in the procurement industry. He founded The Shelby Group in 2002 with the aim of disrupting the systems integrator space by differentiating quantifiable business outcomes rather than bill rates.
As Chief Executive Officer of The Shelby Group, Jim sets and leads the company’s strategic vision. Shelby’s mission is to drive business results through the careful alignment of procurement strategies, processes and technologies. Jim plays a key role in defining Shelby’s overall roadmap to serve clients and their desired outcomes for procurement optimization.
Jim also participates in client executive steering committees and advances client partnerships through continuous education and involvement as an industry thought leader. He has an accounting degree from Northern Illinois University and began his career at Morgan Stanley as a process and systems auditor, focusing on banking and regulatory audits. Jim expanded his experience in management by consulting for PWC before becoming part of the executive management team at a boutique procurement consultancy.