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Atul Vashistha

Atul Vashistha

Chairman & CEO, Supply Wisdom

Atul Vashistha is a serial entrepreneur with deep expertise in the intersection of technology, global supply chain, and risk management. Atul Vashistha currently serves on the boards of the US Department of Defense Reserve Forces Policy Board, Shared Assessments and IAOP. Atul had the distinguished honor of serving on the US Department of Defense Business Board for over 12 years, including as former Vice Chairman from 2018-20.
Atul is a former Chair of the YPO Norcal chapter and is currently a YPO Atlas member. He is the Founder of Supply Wisdom & and the visionary behind the GBSBoard and RiskBoard. Since 2017, Atul has been the Chairman & CEO of Supply Wisdom, the fast-growth patented risk management solution that continuously prevents and mitigates full-stack third-party risk exposure for enterprises.
For more than 21 years, Atul and his team at Neo Group have worked with nations and corporations to leverage global talent, big data, automation, and other technology mega-trends to accelerate new capabilities, increase resiliency, mitigate risks, and enable better corporate and societal outcomes.
Before founding Neo Group and Supply Wisdom, Atul was Senior Vice President of International at Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH), where he led the international operations of the Fortune 25 Company.
Atul and his seasoned team at Cardinal expanded profitable operations to Australia, New Zealand, Spain, the UK, Singapore, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, and other global locations. More importantly, his indepth international experience earned him the admiration and respect of global CEOs and investors.
Media and Wall Street analysts at CNN, ABC, CNBC, Fortune, Forbes, Business Week, Wall Street Journal, Investor’s Business Daily, Economist, CIO, CFO, and other global organizations seek Atul’s expert opinion. Atul continues to be a vocal proponent of global supply chain security and has taken on the critics, such as Lou Dobbs on his former “Exporting America” segment on CNN.
Atul has authored three books: Globalization Wisdom, Outsourcing Wisdom, and The Offshore Nation. Additionally, he is a frequent contributor to many leading business publications that have published numerous of his bylines, including the influential American Bankers Association (ABA) Journal (“A New Way Forward with Risk Operations Centers”), (“The Future of Risk Management is Automated”), and Corporate Board Member (“The Dangers of Underinvesting in Risk”).
The Secretary of Defense awarded Atul “The Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for
Exceptional Public Service” in 2014 and 2021. Consulting Magazine recognized Atul as a “Top 25 Most Influential Consultants” and “Top 6 IT Powerbroker”. Globalization Today recognized him as an “Industry Most Influential Powerhouse 25”, and Near Shore Americas recognized him as one of the “Power 50.” In 2018, Atul was inducted into the prestigious IAOP Hall of Fame and has received Shared Assessments “Evangelist Award.” In 2022, Atul was conferred with the Shared Assessments “Lifetime Achievement Award”.
IAOP recognized Neo Group in 2019 as the “Best of the World’s Best Outsourcing Advisor.” In 2021, IAOP recognized Neo Group as an Excellence in Strategic Partnerships winner. In 2022, Neo Group was named Advisory Firm of the Year by the Global Sourcing Association (GSA) UK and by IAOP as one of the top advisory firms. Supply Wisdom was recognized in 2019 by Enterprise Security Magazine as a “Top 10 Risk Management Service Provider”. USPTO granted Atul a patent in May 2020 for his supply chain risk intelligence system, which is the foundation of Supply Wisdom’s data science and automation.
In 2021, Supply Wisdom was named Risk Technology Awards Third Party Risk Product of the Year and was awarded a Gold Globee® for Risk Management Solution Innovation. The Third-Party Risk Association named Supply Wisdom the 2022 Innovation Award Winner. Also, in 2022, Supply Wisdom made the Fast Company’s Fourth Annual List of the Workplaces for Innovators in Enterprise Products & Services, and Business Insurance named Supply Wisdom’s ESG solution as a 2022 Innovation Award Winner.
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