Darin Matthews


Darin Matthews, CPPO, CPSM, C.P.M., NIGP-CPP. Darin currently serves as Chief Procurement Officer for Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo, CA. He has over thirty years of procurement and supply chain management experience in state and local government, higher education, and private industry. Darin speaks throughout the world on procurement topics he cares about, such as supplier diversity, sustainable procurement, and negotiation strategies. He is the author of several books and articles on procurement and supply chain management. Darin has served on the faculty of University of Illinois, Florida Atlantic University, Portland State University, and University of California. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business, as well as master’s degrees in Acquisition Management and Educational Technology. Darin is a certified instructor for NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement and served as their President in 2007. In 2020 and 2021, he served as host of the podcast, The Evolution of Procurement.