Senior procurement and supply chain executive with broad domestic and international
experience in various manufacturing and service industries. Possess unique perspective of having
worked in a variety of ownership structures (public, private and private equity). Recognized for
leadership in hiring, developing, motivating and retaining human talent.
Master negotiator Change management
Partner and supplier relationship Strategic planning
management Organizational design and development
Cost base restructuring Environmental affairs
Vice President January 2007 to January 2015Ericsson － Plano, TX
The leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and related services to mobile and fixed network operators globally.
Over 1,000 mobile carriers in 180 countries utilize Ericsson network equipment and 40 percent of all mobile calls globally are made through Ericsson systems.
Total revenue of $35 billion with North America accounting for $9 billion.
Responsible for the strategy and leadership of the company's North American sourcing organization comprised of 85 professionals overseeing $3 billion of external spend.
Member of Ericsson's Sourcing Board, the governing body for sourcing on a global basis.
Integrated several disparate sourcing groups into one highly motivated team of professionals.
Led the development of the first-ever strategic plan for the sourcing organization.
Delivered $750 million of cost reduction over the five year period of 2009-2013.
Developed the sourcing strategy for Ericsson's largest ever managed services (outsourcing) deal.
Formed the Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) function to strategically manage and govern the supply base in North America.
Vice President January 2002 to January 2007FedEx Office － Dallas, TX
The world's leading provider of document solutions and business services.
A global network of more than 20,000 team members and 2,500 digitally-connected retail locations offering access to technology for color printing, finishing and presentation services, Internet access, videoconferencing, outsourcing, managed services, web-based printing and document management solutions.
Responsible for the strategy and execution of the company's sourcing, distribution and environmental affairs functions.
Redesigned the organization structure and relocated the sourcing group to Dallas.
Developed the strategy for significantly reducing the cost structure of the company and delivered $170 million of cost reduction over a five year period.
Recognized for the successful restructuring of the company's cost base.
This was one of the key corporate strategies that culminated in the sale of Kinko's to FedEx in 2004 for $2.4 billion.
Senior Vice President January 2000 to January 2002Prime Advantage Corporation － Chicago, IL
The leading supplier of strategic sourcing services, logistics management and eCommerce technology solutions to mid-sized industrial manufacturers.
Responsible for selecting and developing new industry verticals for the company's strategic sourcing services and technology solutions businesses.
Led efforts to acquire existing vertical in textile industry and develop alliance with major printer to provide purchasing services to their customers.
Senior Vice President January 1996 to January 2000R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company － Chicago, IL
The premier North American printer of catalogs, magazines, books, directories and financial communications.
Operated 55 manufacturing plants on four continents.
Responsible for the overall performance of Donnelley's procurement function - an organization of 150 professionals managing $2.4 billion of purchases.
Negotiated in excess of $235 million of incremental cost improvement through implementation of strategic sourcing.
Redesigned the corporate and domestic procurement organization.
Developed a rigorous annual strategic planning process for the procurement function; presented to CEO, executive management and Board of Directors.
Led the cross-functional team charged with developing the company's e-procurement strategy.
Executive CourseEmory University - Goizueta Business School
BS : Comprehensive Public AccountingNorthern Illinois UniversityComprehensive Public Accounting
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
C.P.M. (Professional Certification) - Institute for Supply Management Founding Member - Dallas CPO Advisory Board Member - SCM Industry Advisory Board - University of Texas Dallas Member - Institute for Supply Management Board Member (Past) - Girls Inc. (Non-profit)