Senior Vice President - Higher Education & Nonprofits

Chris Mellis is the Senior Vice President - Higher Education & Nonprofits for OMNIA Partners, the largest and most experienced organization in group purchasing. OMNIA Partners serves the government, education, manufacturing and corporate markets.

As Senior Vice President, Mr. Mellis is responsible for increasing the overall growth of all OMNIA Partners, higher education and nonprofit segments. This includes relationship building with all higher education and non-profit agencies in the country. In addition, Mr. Mellis and his team work with contracted supplier partners daily via joint calls and trainings to ensure these strategic accounts maximize their contract’s value.

Mr. Mellis joined OMNIA Partners following a 15-year career at U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance where he served as Senior Vice President of Sales.

During his term at U.S. Communities Mr. Mellis was responsible for building and maintaining the sales team, along with implementing plans for the organization’s go to market strategy, creating an online marketplace and a reporting program to better track program usage. Under the direction of Mr. Mellis the sales team was instrumental in growing sales for the U.S. Communities program from $300 million annually to $3.2 billion annually.

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