As Staffing Industry Analysts’ Vice President, Contingent Workforce Strategies and Research, Peña is internationally recognized as the expert on contingent workforce management strategies and tactics. His primary function is to manage the unique needs of the CWS Council globally, helping these companies deploy cutting-edge strategies for managing their contingent labor and, as required, provide buy-side viewpoints to staffing firms. He is also responsible for drafting and executing the CWS Council research agenda with the ultimate goal of advancing thought leadership around the growing field of contingent work. An accomplished speaker and presenter, Peña’s specific expertise comes from over a decade of strategic sourcing experience in Fortune 500 companies and includes services pricing and negotiation strategies, contract construction, risk management, and international MSP and VMS program delivery models.
Peña is also known for his bimonthly column, which runs in Staffing Industry Analysts’ publications.
Peña graduated with a B.A. in economics from University of California at San Diego.
16 May 2011
Many companies are considering incorporating statement of work (SOW) spend into their programs. In 2009, everyone was concerned about cost savings. In 2010 it was about expanding globally. This year, everyone is interested in risk mitigation and SOW. We, however, are not sure if it is for the right move... More
14 April 2011
- Moderator: Barry Asin, President, Staffing Industry Analysts
- Guest Speaker: Eric Rumbaugh, Partner Michael Best and Friedrich
- 57 minutes including Q&A
1 April 2011
Mission impossible. Knowing your market helps make that sale
16 March 2011
Moderator: Diana Gabriel, VP Strategy and Solutions, Staffing Industry Analysts
Guest Speaker: Stephen Clancy, General Partner, Athru Development Group
57 minutes including Q&A
30 September 2010
- View webinar on demand
- Approximately 1 hour
31 March 2010
23 February 2010
Nine states show average 2009 SUTA tax rates above 3.0%
Increases in SUTA tax rates disproportionately burden staffing firms, less so for increases in wage base
Many providers are looking to their customers to help... More
10 February 2010
How do different stakeholders value decision criteria?
What at a high level are the different dimensions to consider and how do they... More
28 May 2009
Connecting dialogue with suppliers to strategic business objectives
A robust tool for structuring the procurement process