WELCOME TO STRATEGETICS
Strategetics is a digital consulting firm focusing on supplier diversity and supply chain sustainability. We enable firms to better leverage supplier diversity and supply chain sustainability best practices through data analytics, e-learning, and video production to accelerate process deployment and maximize business value. These tools that help clients rapidly achieve their goals and thrive in today’s competitive world.
Our outstanding instructors spent many years working professionally in supplier diversity and supply chain sustainability before bringing their experience to Strategetics. We have developed an unparalleled portfolio of courses which focus on the practical application of best practices. This ensures that students can immediately put their newly-learned skills to use upon completion of our courses.
Experience & Expertise
Driven supplier diversity executive recognized for identifying opportunities and leading change. A proven 25+ year career of executing strategic initiatives around economic inclusion of diverse-owned businesses. Demonstrated strengths in inspiring trust with senior executives, key internal teams, and external stakeholders. Brings a passion for continuous improvement, courageous leadership, developing teams, and delivering results. Recognized with the 2021 Robert M. Stuart Award.
This award is named for the founding chairman of the Board of the Directors of the National Minority Purchasing Council [later renamed the National Minority Supplier Development Council], and is presented to a leader who has invested their time, energy and passion to advancing opportunities for Minority Business Enterprises in Corporate America. This individual is recognized for their life's work, overwhelming support and generosity that elevates the entire NMSDC network. Received both his Bachelor’s Degree in Management Science in 1986 and Master’s in Economics in 1989 from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
JOHNSON CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL
November 2013 - June 2022
Vice President, Supplier Diversity & Supply Chain Sustainability - Reporting to Chief Procurement Officer with close coordination with Chief Diversity Officer and executive leadership team, served as the face of Johnson Controls’ supplier diversity initiative - leading diverse procurement strategies for more than 300 diverse suppliers, external reporting to more than 120 customers, external relations with more than 17 NGOs, and sales proposal support for a 2000+ person sales team.
Implemented strategies to purchase more than $22 B in goods and services from diverse businesses certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and the Women's Enterprise National Council (WBENC) by:
- Facilitating three minority-controlled joint ventures
- Facilitating 13 minority-controlled strategic/contractual alliances
- Re-sourcing non-prime suppliers to NMSDC/WBENC-certified diverse suppliers
- Divesting non-core operations to NMSDC/WBENC-certified diverse suppliers
- Converting second-tier diverse firms to first-tier diverse suppliers
- Converting public sector diverse firms to NMSDC/WBENC-certified diverse suppliers
Worked with executive leadership team to develop value proposition and core content for external and internal audiences.
Built cloud-based supplier diversity toolkit for sales, procurement, and leadership teams and led global integrated rollout.
Developed programs to increase diverse supplier capability via diverse executive education, multi- corporation capacity building, targeted sourcing, and technology implementation for more than 300 diverse firms.
Taught course on developing minority-led joint ventures and strategic alliances for Dartmouth’s Minority Executive Program at Tuck each year since 1998.
Developed and implemented three cloud-based diverse supplier registration, spend tracking and reporting systems.
Developed and implemented internal global supplier diversity portal that provided diverse spend performance analytics, on-demand supplier diversity video training, and a diverse supplier search and retrieval engine of active and approved diverse suppliers.
Led global reporting initiatives for conflict minerals, carbon disclosure; and supply chain sustainability for company covering more than 10,000 supplier participants.
2003 - 2013
Executive Director, Supplier Diversity - Created and championed policies and processes to track and improve the company’s diversity purchasing performance and exceed the expectations of Johnson Controls’ customers. Named Minority Supplier Development Leader of the Year in 2013 and 2008, and Minority Business Enterprise Advocate of the Year in 2003 by the National Minority Supplier Development Council.
Director, Supplier Diversity - Created and championed policies and processes to track and improve the diversity purchasing performance in company's controls and battery businesses.
Manager, Supplier Diversity - Created and championed policies and processes to track and improve the diversity purchasing performance in company's automotive seating and interiors businesses. Launched four joint ventures and two strategic alliances with minority-owned businesses.
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