Values based change agent specializing in strategic transformations, M&A activities, & margin enhancement
Years of Experience
Refer Ex-Employers & Get Cash
Refer contacts at your past employers and earn $100 for each initial sales meeting we book with qualified leads you refer. Earn thousands of dollars more when your referrals hire their first Graphite Expert (1% of total paid project value).
Note: Graphite works with Professional Services Firms, Fortune 2000 Companies, and Investment Firms.
Responsible for business development as well as client service. Project portfolio consists of strategic studies, comprehensive business transformations, and accelerated margin enhancement initiatives. Clients have been both public (Fortune 500) and privately held entities across a variety of industries (e.g., automotive, oil & gas, consumer packaged goods, pulp & paper, electronics, and insurance).
07/2008 - Present
Execute both sell and buy side mandates for clients. Typical activities include business analysis to develop opinion of value, targeted searches, creation of marketing materials, confidential marketing, screening prospective buyers/businesses, offer submittal, negotiations, coordination of pre-closing activities (e.g., due diligence, loan qualification/approval, etc...), and integration of various subject matters experts as needed.
Corporate Strategy & Development
Dreyers (subsidiary of Nestle) -
Director of Growth and Profitability
08/2005 - 04/2007
Identify, develop, and realize key opportunities to enhance profitability within sales and operations. Key activities included SKU renovation, merchandising efficiency/effectiveness, and margin enhancement initiatives within the plant/warehouse network.
Consolidated Container Company -
01/2003 - 08/2005
Identified as "high performer", positions in chronological order: Manager of Operations Excellence, Product Manager, Director of Finance. Led the development & national implementation of the company's continuous improvement program across ~47 plants, established a new product commercialization process, and identified/developed margin enhancement initiatives (e.g., pricing sensitivity)
McKinsey & Company -
01/1998 - 12/2002
Helped establish the McKinsey Manufacturing Practice (MMP) while also serving Fortune 500 clients on large-scale transformation projects which significantly improved profitability and shareholder value. The projects typically focused on achieving "step change" performance improvements within operations and the supply chain to attain competitive advantages as part of a broader business strategy.