Orville Bailey


As CEO, Orville is responsible for the overall company strategy, business development, and sales and marketing. In addition, Orville also serves as Chairman of CustomPartNet Inc., a self-service online resource providing education, cost estimation, and productivity tools to the manufacturing industry.

Orville was co-founder and CEO of B2eMarkets, a pioneer in the enterprise e-Sourcing market. In his capacity as CEO, Orville raised over $60 million in venture investment, and led the company to a successful exit to VerticalNet in 2004. Orville was an executive at GE and led GE’s early e-Commerce initiatives, most notably in the areas of procurement, and strategic sourcing. Prior to B2eMarkets, he was VP of Commercial Operations and President for GE’s joint venture with Thomas Publishing, TPNRegister, an early leader in B2B Spend Management.

Orville holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

In his spare time, he enjoys time with family, coaching basketball, attending his kids’ sporting events, and walking outdoors.

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