David J. Akers
Executive Vice President, Marketing & Supplier Engagement
As EVP of Equalis Group, David J. Akers is responsible for the company’s marketing strategy, supplier relationships, and key partnerships. Akers brings more than 15 years of public sector group purchasing strategy, growth, and sourcing experience to Equalis Group.
Akers formed Sourcing Alliance, a public sector group purchasing cooperative, in 2004. As President & CEO, Akers was responsible for Sourcing Alliance’s strategic direction, business planning, sourcing, and operations. Equalis Group acquired Sourcing Alliance as part of its growth strategy in 2020.
Akers began his entrepreneurial career more than 20 years ago. He has created and launched more than a dozen initiatives in the business, civic, and government sectors. He is the author or co-author of six issued patents, which he either commercialized or sold to a Fortune 500 company.