VMSA West 2019 is the two-day annual conference that brings together the full spectrum of the contingent workforce supply chain: from the Enterprise Buyers to the Suppliers of Contingent Labor services, and everyone in between including: Managed Service Providers (MSPs), Vendor Management Technologies (VMSs) and other providers that support the global talent ecosystem.  

“Look beyond the horizon” – The West Coast of California has long been a launching off point for innovation and new ways of thinking.  To “look beyond the horizon” means to consider more than what is – and look at what “can be”, to realize a better future NOW.  We have chosen to host this event at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay to help you “look beyond the horizon.”

Why should Suppliers attend?

Suppliers, MSP’s and Technology companies will meet the Enterprise clients face-to-face and be able to hear first hand their challenges, and market opportunities in a truly collaborative environment. Find out what the client wants without having to guess.

Why should Enterprise attend?

Enterprise members will have access to the entire Contingent Workforce Supply Chain at VMSA Live. Meet the top MSP’s, VMS Technologies and SOW and Supplier partners in the ecosystem. Learn about the latest technological advances in Talent retention and Global Workforce Management. Hear how the supply chain is innovating to service the next generation of Contingent Workforce Programs.

What Can I Expect?

During your two-day experience at VMSA West 2019 you can expect 5-star service from the staff at the Ritz Carlton, and a 5-star experience from ClubVMSA members and VMSA West attendees.  Share insights, best practices and make dozens of new connections as you meander along the coastline or work in small teams by the patio fire pits.


VMSA West 2019 is open to the entire Talent Ecosystem.
ClubVMSA Members enjoy $500 off.
Not a member? Join today

Club MemberNon-Club Member
  • EarlyEnds May 14, 2019              $2,380               $2,880
  • RegularMay 15 – July 31, 2019        $2,680               $3,180
  • OnsiteAug 1, 2019 to Event           $2,980               $3,480
  • MSPAnytime                                 $1,190               $1,190
  • Enterprise  Anytime                                $99                    $99

Opportunities to connect and engage include:

  • 6 hours of breakout sessions and case studies on CW strategies and real-world implementations
  • 3 Educational and Inspiring Keynote Speakers
  • 1 Networking Cocktail Reception overlooking the Ocean
  • If Enterprise, 2 hours of peer-only benchmarking sessions
  • If Supplier and MSP, four 1-on-1 Meetings
  • Communication & Presentation Workshop
  • Negotiation Workshop
  • Compliance update by Club Legal Chair
  • Professionally-facilitated dialogues
  • Ample time to network and connect
  • Most meals & beverages
  • California coastline and surf with ocean breezes in a sustainable, eco-friendly and luxurious environment

View VMSA West 2019 cancellation & substitution policies here.


Carmine Gallo

Gallo is one of the most influential voices in communication, business and leadership. Gallo has been called “a master raconteur” by Worth Magazine and has “built a career sharing secrets we can all learn from,” according to ABC’s 20/20. He has also been featured on CNBC, MSNBC, Bloomberg TV, and in The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Costco Connection, and Success Magazine. Gallo has built a reputation for transforming leaders into powerful storytellers and communicators at the world’s largest brands including: Accenture, Allstate, Apple, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Chevron, Cisco, Coca-Cola, Disney, Ford, Google, HCA Health, Hyundai, Intel, Kaiser, KPMG, LinkedIn, McKinsey, Medtronic, Microsoft, Pfizer, Salesforce, SAP, Walmart, and many others. Gallo’s books are also required reading at some of the highest levels of the U.S. military where leaders are training the next generation of team commanders.

Jack W. Kaine

Any time two or more people are sharing information with the intent of changing the relationship, they are negotiating. This pretty much sums up what executives and talent leaders do all day long. Negotiation is particularly necessary when parties depend on one another; in such cases, both parties have more to gain by negotiating than competing. Rarely will you get 100 percent of what you ask for in a negotiation. However, each negotiation should end up with a positive solution for both sides. There is always a better deal for all parties involved in a negotiation than is first apparent at the start. LEARN from Master Negotiator - Jack Kaine!

Dr Peter Lovatt

Dr Peter Lovatt is a Psychologist based in the UK. Dr Lovatt carries out research in to the effects of movements on a range of human attributes, such as reading, writing, mood, pro-social behavior, problem solving, health and well-being. Dr. Lovatt is TED Talk contributor and is the author of Dance Psychology, a book about the psychology of dance. Get ready to wake and stimulate new pathways of thinking!

Enterprise Clients Attending

Shashank Balaji

Manager - Global Contingent Workforce Program, Google

Natalie Beaver

Contingent Workforce Program Manager, VISA

Abby Burton

Manager, Infrastructure Project Delivery & IT Vendor Management Organization, Neiman Marcus

Amy Dawson

Global Contingent Workforce Operations Excellence Lead, LinkedIn

Natasha Gurevich

Vice President Global Procurement, Salesforce

Jennifer Hall

Director of Talent Acquisition, Intuitive Surgical

Michelle Johnson

Manager, Americas Contingent Workforce Procurement, Oracle

Steven Kekich

Sr. Program Manager, Amazon

Alan Kumar

Sr. Manager Contingent Workforce, Upwork

Mel LoVetri

Strategic Sourcing and Contingent Workforce Program Manager, Autodesk

Lysa Marcoullier

Sr. HR Professional, Program Manager, Agilent Technologies

Jean-Marie Medina

Associate Director, Contingent Workforce Programs at The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC)

Jamhali Portus

Global Contingent Workforce Program Manage, NetApp

Chirag Sheth

Head of North American Contingent Workforce Program, Genentech

Erica Wright

VP Human Resources, Agilent Technologies

Keith Wulffraat

Head of Contingent Workforce, Facebook

Managed Service Providers (MSPs) Attending

Sunita Palla-Angani

Global MSP Program Manager, Randstad Sourceright

David Swanz

Head of CWS, Alexander Mann Solutions


Jim Coughlin

Creative Director, ClubVMSA

Rick Bowman

CEO / CTO, Shiftgig

Eddie Lou

Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, Shiftgig

Jeannine Parise


David Swanz

Head of CWS, Alexander Mann Solutions

Mark Zisholtz

Partner, Baker & Hostetler; Legal Chair at ClubVMSA


Wednesday, Aug 14 2019

  • Time


  • 7:00 AM

    Breakfast & Registration

  • 8:30 AM

    Welcome, ClubVMSA

  • 8:45 AM

    Expert Negotiation Training: “Stop bargaining and start negotiating by making the pie bigger”

    Jack Kaine

  • 9:45 AM

    Transition Break

  • 10:00 AM

    Enterprise Unplugged:  This Enterprise-only session will gather best practices re: SLAs, KPIs, audit controls, governance, pricing, invoicing, payment requirements, and more and ulimately leave you with 10 ways to evaluate and measure performance of your MSP, VMS and Suppliers. It will be interactive and very hands-on. Bring your best solution!

  • 10:00 AM

    MSP/Supplier Roundtables

    1. Building a superior supplier partnership
    2. Collaboration strategies to build talent pools
    3. The TOP 10 reasons suppliers succeed on our accounts
    4. Disruptive/New technologies to acquire & care for Talent: Shiftgig
    5. The Top 5 Clauses to have in your client contracts to protect and grow your staffing business, Mark Zisholtz, BakerHostetler

  • 10:00 AM

    1-on-1 Pre-scheduled Meetings

  • 11:45 AM


  • 1:00 PM

    Keynote: How Moving your body can change the way you think and solve problems

    Dr. Peter Lovatt, Dance Psychologist

  • 2:00 PM

    Transition Break

  • 2:15 PM

    Enterprise-driven Roundtables

    1. How Upwork drinks their own Champagne when it comes to Freelancers, Alan Kumar, Upwork
    2. The Consumerization of Procurement: how we bring the buying experience direct to the buyers and still maintain a program office, Chris Friedl and Charlie Flocco, Capital One
    3. SOW – TBD
    4. Compliance/Risk – Lon Harvey, WM, Mark Zisholtz
    5. How Google is modernizing their global MSP + VMS program? with Bradley Pierson, Google
    6. Jean-Marie Medina, DTCC: Building Blocks of a maturing program

  • 2:15 PM

    Negotiation Workshop

    Jack Kaine

  • 2:15 PM

    1-on-1 Pre-scheduled Meetings

  • 3:15 PM

    MSP Think Tank

  • 3:30 PM

    Transition Break

  • 3:45 PM

    A-Player Partner Panel

    Pyramid Consulting + TBD; TBD + TBD

    Faciltated by Michael Matherly

  • 4:30 PM

    ClubVMSA Awards

    Presented by Jim and Jeannine

  • 4:45 PM

    Free Time

  • 6:00 PM

    Cocktail Reception

Thursday, Aug 15 2019

  • Time


  • 7:00 AM

    Breakfast & Registration

  • 8:15 AM


  • 8:30 AM

    Keynote: “Talk like TED” with Carmine Gallo

  • 9:30 AM


  • 10:00 AM

    “Talk like TED” Workshop with Carmine Gallo

  • 10:00 AM

    3 Meetup Dialogues

    1. Gig Platforms for Diverse Talent
    2. Outsource then Optimize or the other way around? Reflections on the importance of automation before labor arbitrage, Maria Centeno, Zuora
    3. Update on IC Misclassification and Joint Employment, and Its Impact on Buyers & Sellers, Mark Zisholtz, Baker Hostetler

  • 11:00 AM

    3 Meetup Dialogues

    1. Understanding the current and impending changes to Immigration and sponsorship legislation. What can be done to mitigate these potentially catastrophic impacts to the attraction and retention of key talent resources, Jean-Marie Medina, DTCC
    2. Supplier Tactics to insure top talent + 360 degree collaboration
    3. Future-proofing your CW Programs through Direct Sourcing, Davd Swanz, Alexander Mann Solutions

  • 12:00 PM


  • 1:30 PM

    Legal Update by ClubVMSA Legal Chair

    Mark Zisholtz, Baker Hostetler

  • 1:45 PM

    Keynote Panel: Putting Contractors at the Center of your Strategy

    Faciltated by Jim Coughlin, ClubVMSA

  • 2:30 PM

    Transition Break

  • 2:45 PM

    Charity Auction

    Alan Kumar, Upwork for TBD

  • 3:15 PM

    Transition Break

  • 3:30 PM

    Stump the Recruiting Manager, Jim Coughlin

  • 3:30 PM

    Supplier Sales Training: Don’t F Up, Follow up, Jeannine Parise

  • 4:15 PM

    Program Concludes


The Ritz
1 Miramontes Point Rd
Half Moon Bay CA 94019

ClubVMSA has secured a room block for $355 per night until July 12, 2019.

Enterprise members can secure their hotel room with their registration.  All others will book their rooms separately under the group name VMSA West 2019.   Secure your room safely online or call 877-266-8087


Visionary Sponsors

Event Sponsors

Thank you for the ongoing support of all our sponsors.  ClubVMSA is proud to share our strong network of members with our sponsor partners.  Contact us today if you are interested in generating increased exposure and support our ecosystem.  For more information on sponsor and exhibitor opportunities, please contact sponsor@vmsaccel.com.

Contact Us

Please contact questions@vmsaccel.com with any questions.
We look forward to seeing you on the beach in August 2019!!!


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