[Live Q&A] - Frustrations and Realities of Incorporating SOW into Contingent Workforce Programs

Steven Kekich Erika Novak SOW Contingent Workforce

Join us Thursday, May 7 at 10:00 AM PT/ 1:00 PM ET for a casual chat on the contingent workforce with special guest, Steven Kekich

Statement of Work (SOW) management is considered the next frontier for contingent workforce (CW) programs. Third-party consulting firms or professional services can be a large source of external workers for a business, but many companies have not integrated them into their traditional CW program management yet. 

While the benefits are bringing greater visibility, more control, and overall efficiency over the extended workforce, there are struggles with implementation. Problems vary from the business viewing every SOW as unique, technology obstacles, and program designs with conflicting objectives.

To better understand the challenges, we are inviting special guest, Steven Kekich, to discuss some of the ins-and-outs of SOW management based on his previous experience at organizations such as Amazon, Uber, eBay, and PayPal.

Below is a preview of the questions that we’ll be discussing:

  • What has been your experience implementing VMS Statement-of-Work modules?
  • As a contracts professional, what are you looking to create in a program?
  • What would you advise people to consider before moving forward with SOW incorporation?


Steven KekichSteven Kekich is an experienced procurement and HR professional who has spent the last 7+ years managing large enterprise contingent workforce programs for companies like eBay, Paypal, Uber, and Amazon. He's spoken at numerous CW and Procurement conferences and has a strong perspective on contingent workforce topics within the industry. He is passionate about improving operating efficiency and providing value to both stakeholders and partners.

Erika Novak

Erika Novak, Head of Client Services at Utmost

Erika Novak is a seasoned Contingent Workforce thought leader and practitioner with 14 years of experience. She has built and evolved Enterprise Contingent Workforce programs during her times at eBay and LinkedIn, consulted Fortune 500 companies while at Brightfield and has now moved into building products with Utmost as their Head of Client Services.