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It's Time to Get Serious

April 11, 2024

10:00 - 10:50 AM

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The third-party risk management market has reached an inflection point. There is a confluence of events and actions in the market that are increasing TPRM’s profile and driving awareness of its importance within businesses. Importantly, we see that that those businesses that have good TPRM programs in place are seeing advantage from their supply chain agility, resiliency, and sustainability, and those practitioners are seeing the value of their expertise rise. Current market trends in critical markets increasingly demand advanced third-party risk management approaches making it the time to get serious.

Loren Johnson | Senior Director, Product Marketing | Aravo Solutions

Loren Johnson leads Aravo’s product marketing function, covering how Aravo builds, markets, and sells its market-leading third-party risk management solution. Driven by a passion for innovation and solving business challenges, Loren brings an international business perspective and desire to deliver measurable customer success. Loren is a long-term TPRM advocate with an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird, and more than 30 years working in the technology sector. With eight years in the GRC market, Loren brings enthusiasm and an informed perspective to his work with Aravo.

Dean Alms | Chief Product Officer | Aravo

Dean is the Chief Product Officer for Aravo overseeing Product Strategy, Product Management, Product Marketing, and Product Design. He recently joined Aravo to build an organization that would expand the product portfolio and market reach of industry-leading apps in third-party risk management.


Prior to joining Aravo, Alms served as chief product officer at Socrates.ai where he played an instrumental role in building a product that leverages AI to deliver a superior employee experience. Prior to Socrates, Dean was head of product strategy for Rimini Street, the leading provider of third-party support services. At Veeva Systems, he was a founding member of their innovation lab creating innovative products for the heavily regulated life sciences industry. As vice president of product management at PeopleSoft, Alms brought together the company’s four application pillars to form a cohesive enterprise strategy. He was also a founder and held senior management roles at SaaS startups Milyoni and Agistics.


Dean holds a BSBA degree from Boston University. He is active in the community and former board president of the Bay Area Chapter of JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation).

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