Leadership Team

Corporate United's leadership team has extensive experience across a broad range of industries including consulting, procurement, finance, sourcing strategy, and marketing.
  • Gregg Mylett Founder, CEO

    Gregg Mylett is Founder and CEO of Corporate United. Established in 1997, Corporate United is the nation’s largest group purchasing organization (GPO), offering contracted programs across more than 30 indirect spend categories. 

    Through his combined knowledge of the office products industry and his dealings in strategic sourcing and cooperative groups, Gregg developed a unique business model in Corporate United. His vision of a horizontal GPO focused on sourcing and the management of indirect spend contracts has attracted the nation’s leading corporations from every industry sector.  

    Before founding Corporate United, Gregg served as a national accounts manager for two office products suppliers for 13 years. While in those roles, he served a client base comprised of large corporations and worked closely with cooperative groups in both the higher education and health care industries. 

    Gregg graduated from Kent State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in marketing.

  • Doug Blossey President and COO

    Doug Blossey is President and COO for Corporate United. Doug has 25 years of supply chain, procurement and spend management experience, and is an industry expert in the procurement field. As a leader and solutions provider, Doug has extensive experience in delivering innovative solutions to diverse organizations.

    Prior to Corporate United, Doug held leadership positions as an Enterprise Account Executive (Hiperos), Chief Procurement Officer (KeyBank), Senior Vice President, Strategy and Operations (National City Bank), and has held senior-level roles at Ariba and Accenture. He has vast expertise in building and leading high-performing teams through significant transformations while creating best-in-class organizations.

    Throughout his career, Doug has been an authority figure in spend management and is frequently invited to speak at external events. He is sought out by industry groups to participate in thought leadership forums, particularly for best practices in spend management solutions and optimizing operational frameworks.

    Doug received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Miami University of Ohio.

  • Mark Molnar CFO

    As CFO of Corporate United, Mark Molnar oversees financial and human resource operations, while also setting strategic direction for the firm.

    Mark spent 15 years in the capital markets of Wall Street. He began his career as an equity securities analyst for a $60B public pension fund (OPERS) responsible for investments in the healthcare sector. He transitioned into institutional sales/management roles serving as Managing Director at Prudential Securities and Principal at Thomas Weisel Partners. Mark led a team providing equity research, investment banking and trading advice to investment managers throughout the Midwestern U.S. and Canada.

    In 2006, Mark provided start-up equity capital and strategy to Knowledge College, Inc. (KCI), a provider of after-school tutoring services targeting failing school districts. He later joined the firm as Chairman and Co-CEO, and grew KCI to the largest provider of contract tutoring services in Ohio.

    Mark has provided financial consulting to a variety of industries including marketing, oil and gas services, telecommunications, packaging, and supply chain. He earned his undergraduate degree from John Carroll University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Dayton.

  • Ara Arslanian SVP, Commercial Operations

    As SVP, Commercial Operations, Ara Arslanian is responsible for the strategic oversight of the company's portfolio of contracts and corporate business development. His efforts have shaped the concept of the modern GPO.
    Prior to joining Corporate United, he was a senior director at the Greater Cleveland Partnership/COSE, where he established agreements and affinity programs for small and mid-market businesses. Before that, Ara served as both a marketing and operations manager for McMaster-Carr, a market leading provider, specializing in the distribution of maintenance, repair and operation (MRO) products to a variety of industries.
    Ara has extensive experience in technical product sales and inventory management. He has also written industry reports and served on numerous panels outlining the trends in the distributed goods space.
    He graduated from Ohio University with a degree in business administration and earned his MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.

  • Gary Como VP, Operations

    As VP, Operations at Corporate United, Gary Como is responsible for identifying new solutions for the Corporate United portfolio, defining the sourcing strategies, overseeing the strategic sourcing process, and developing relationships with key suppliers and partners.

    Prior to joining Corporate United, Gary was the director of sourcing for PolyOne Corporation. While there, he built and led a corporate sourcing team for a post-merger environment. He drove e-procurement strategy and implementation, and introduced e-sourcing tools, supplier diversity programs, consortium buying, and new procure-to-pay policies throughout the organization. 

    Throughout his career he has served in production planning, supply chain development, B2B e-business, and materials management roles at BP PLC, Amoco Corporation, The Geon Company, and Medrad, Inc. He has also done consulting work with Accenture. 

    Gary graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a BS in operations research and industrial management and an MBA with concentrations in operations management and strategy.

  • Andrea Morton VP, Category Management

    As VP, Category Management Andrea Morton manages Corporate United’s portfolio of categories offered to its membership and is a contributor to the Corporate United Leadership Team. In her category management role, she oversees all aspects of category management, including managing relationships with suppliers, sales support to the commercial team and marketing of the categories to members. 

    Previously, Andrea served as government contracts manager for Applied Industrial Technologies where she organized various internal departments to complete, submit and negotiate a contract offer to the General Services Administration, enabling the government to purchase any of the more than 2 million products the company distributed.

    Additionally, Andrea worked for Lockheed Martin, Inc. where she served as a senior contract administrator. In this role, she was responsible for the administration of various U.S. and international government contracts, which included interfacing with the government customer and the daily administration of the corresponding subcontracts and suppliers.

    Andrea earned her bachelor’s degree in transportation and logistics from The Ohio State University.

  • Bill Peeler VP, Technology

    As VP, Technology at Corporate United, Bill is responsible for overseeing our enterprise technology architecture and enabling efficiencies in our management of data and analytics.  Bill and his team focus on continuous improvements in our use of technology to differentiate the service and value we can provide in the marketplace.

    Prior to joining Corporate United, Bill worked for Electronic Data Systems and PolyOne Corporation concentrating on large scale system integrations and subsequently founded his own consulting company specializing in SAP enterprise resource planning and business intelligence solutions. 

    Bill has 25 years of management consulting experience with 18 of those years concentrated in SAP, data warehousing, business intelligence, and data analytics.  Bill has strong delivery experience obtained while serving in functional, technical, and business intelligence lead consulting roles for Fortune 500 companies. 

    Bill received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Computer Science from Kent State University. 

  • Rick Shimko VP, Marketing

    As Vice President of Marketing, Rick leads Corporate United’s efforts to educate and empower the market, create opportunities for engagement between members and partners and drive positive, measurable results. He and his team are responsible for marketing strategy, marketing operations, partnership marketing, event marketing, budget management and tracking return on marketing investments.

    Prior to joining Corporate United, Rick served as Director of Global Demand Generation at TOA Technologies, a SaaS-startup, building programs and teams from the ground up before Oracle Corporation acquired the company. While at Oracle, Rick led the North American marketing team for their Sales, Social, CPQ and Commerce Cloud solutions.

    In addition, Rick has held roles focused on business-to-business demand creation for technology companies such as OnShift, Dun & Bradstreet and Hyland Software.

    Rick holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Cleveland State University and an MBA from Ohio University.

  • Chris Zirke VP, General Counsel

    As VP, General Counsel Christopher Zirke oversees and manages all contracts and legal affairs of Corporate United. Since joining Corporate United in 2015, he has streamlined the contract process to maximize value between Corporate United and its suppliers and members. 

    Chris brings over eight years of sourcing and procurement experience from KeyBank. He started as an attorney in KeyBank’s sourcing organization negotiating third party supplier agreements. Chris then took over the strategic lead sourcing role for KeyBank’s Real Estate Solutions and Security lines of business. During this time he led all important contract negotiations and RFP events which resulted in significant savings and operational efficiency. In 2013, Chris received KeyBank’s Supplier Diversity Pacesetter award for helping the Real Estate Solutions team achieve over 25% in first tier MBE spend. 

    Chris is a licensed attorney in the state of Ohio and earned his J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

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