Leadership

Suman Sarkar  – Partner      linkedin  youtube t  fb gplus 1480714000_amazon

SuSuman Sarkar_036_Fman’s mission is to deliver business excellence through supply chain and sourcing to help clients achieve a competitive edge in the marketplace. To this end, he has written several articles, published two #1 Best Selling ebooks at Amazon, and a book due out in June 2017.

Experience

With more than 20 years of international consulting experience, Suman has a proven track record delivering an innovative and strategic approach to the Supply Chain and Sourcing practice with outstanding results. He has worked across multiple industries, including Financial Services, Wireless, Pharmaceutical, Technology, Consumer Goods, Retail, and the Defense Logistics Agency.

Before launching his consulting practice, Suman was a management consultant at A.T. Kearney where he was responsible for deepening client relationships and developing business opportunities. His innovative work resulted in significant cost reductions and savings in the Supply Chain and Sourcing model across a variety of industries. Suman got his start at Procter & Gamble, Asia Pacific where he honed his Supply Chain expertise with the launch of marquee global brands.

Education

He holds a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, India and Masters in Industrial Engineering from NITIE, Mumbai, India, graduating at the top of his class at both schools. Suman also has an MBA from UCLA in Strategy and Finance.

Interests

Suman loves to travel the globe and explore the fine arts and culture of ancient civilizations. When not on the road conferring with clients, Suman likes to spend time with his 11-year-old daughter watching marine animals in the San Francisco Bay.

William E. Shannon III – Partner      linkedin

JDL_WS - smallBill’s professional background and experience includes over 20 years in supply chain and business transformation, producing strategic, high-value, boardroom-level results in sourcing/supply management, expense management, outsourcing/off-shoring and real estate/facilities optimization initiatives in both senior consulting (A.T. Kearney, PwC Consulting, and Three S Consulting Inc.) as well as executive line management/Chief Procurement Officer positions (Pepsi-Cola, Lehman Brothers, and Express Scripts Holdings Inc., etc.).

Experience

He has significant experience in Financial Services, Pharmaceutical, Entertainment and Consumer Products industries – leading and ensuring achievement of strategic supply management goals and major transformation objectives – while also training, developing and motivating participating staff and team members.

Education

Bill is a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point; he served in Germany with the 2nd ACR, and at Fort Bragg with the 82nd Airborne Division.

Interests

Away from work, Bill enjoys time with his family, running, gardening and reading.

Justin Whitney – Associate Consultant

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Justin has spent a career helping organizations transform their business and operations to deliver value and lasting results. While his current focus is on advising executive and corporate real estate leadership, he has a diverse background leading organizations across multiple industries and disciplines. He has vast experience assessing complex organizations, creating strategic and operational clarity, and “telling the story” that moves organizations from concept to execution and the creation of value.

Justin works directly with executive and real estate leaders to develop comprehensive, actionable strategies that are aligned with enterprise goal and objectives. He assembles “Tailored Teams” to meet the client’s needs and provides leadership and guidance throughout the process. He is an expert at managing the multiple layers of organizations, guiding leaders through the change management process that is so critical to the success of the strategy and corresponding transformation.

As a trusted advisor, Justin is a player coach and provides an executive perspective to senior leaders. He recognizes that functional area strategies must be aligned both vertically and horizontally within an organization. He provides leaders with an “outside in” perspective that is often difficult to achieve internally. He holds a BA in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management

Jim Cooper – Associate      linkedin

JimJim is a skilled and experienced Supply Chain senior executive who has worked as a senior manager, interim executive & private consultant within the Bio-Pharmaceutical, Hospitality/Gaming, Automotive, Food, Steel, Construction, Electronic Equipment, Branded Apparel and Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine Industries.

Experience

Jim has 20+ years of business and consulting experience.  He draws from his years in senior management. Jim has top-level global experience in Procurement, Materials Management, Strategic Planning, Operations and Logistics in medium to large corporations. Also, he has proven skills in developing and refining the business process, lean manufacturing, strategic spend management, cross-functional teams, waste elimination, product development and new production start-ups.