John Viele

There are three words that I believe describe Tony Santiago. They are Leader, Commitment, and Teacher.

In the three years that I worked for Tony I witnessed first-hand how a single individual committed to what he/she believes in can accomplish the most amazing things. He, singlehandedly and in very short order, transformed a small, relatively immature procurement operation into a high functioning strategic asset that was able to deliver incredible business value. His drive and commitment inspired everyone around him. He expected quite a bit but never more than he was willing to commit to himself. Tony raised the bar at WellPoint and in doing so raised all that worked with or for him.

John VieleExecutive Director, Enterprise Procurement, Pitney Bowes