Dave Nakai

April 16, 2022

Dave Nakai is Vice President of Sales for high-growth market sectors. With two decades of experience in the procurement field, he manages a team of account executives covering the central and western regions of the US and Canada. Prior to joining Shelby, Dave led a team of Ariba platform implementation specialists at USinternetworking/AT&T.

During his 12 years at Shelby, Dave has led successful procurement transformations for clients in financial services, banking, life sciences, retail, the public sector and technology. He began his career at Shelby in the delivery organization as a consultant, then moving over to sales as a Solutions Engineer, conducting scoping sessions and developing proposals and engagement plans. Dave’s background in procurement, finance and accounting and his customer-centric approach to problem solving made the transition to a sales leadership role a natural career progression. His extensive knowledge of the procurement ecosystem and passion for enabling digital transformation for emerging growth companies have earned Dave a reputation as an industry thought leader.

Dave holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois, Chicago.