Summary

Executive with diverse global experience in the supply chain management and operations field.Expert negotiator.Proven ability to lead significant operations and major corporate transformations. Senior leadership for Sustainability and Diversity spend responsibilities.   Licensed Attorney.  Military command and counsel experience.Served three Expeditionary Combat Tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.Awarded the Combat Action Badge and the Bronze Star Medal.

Loving father of four wonderful children, devoted husband, and sub par youth basketball coach.

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Work History

Work History
Mar 1996 - Present

Major, Judge Advocate General Corps

US ARMY RESERVES

*Served a variety of military leadership roles ranging from a Military Police Soldier to an Infantry Officer (Platoon Leader/Detachment Commander) to a Judge Advocate General Corps Officer.Currently serving as the Deputy Team Leader/Adjunct Instructor for the Defense Institute of International Legal Studies.  Previously served as a Command Judge Advocate for a Special Forces Task Force in Afghanistan and as the Group Judge Advocate for the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne).  Served as an Aide-de-Camp/Assistant Executive Officer to a Commanding General in the USAR.Served throughout the United States as well as Germany, Italy, Kuwait, Iraq, Mauritania (Africa) and Afghanistan.Served a tour of duty as the Acting Command Judge Advocate for the Special Warfare Center and School. Served three tours of combat duty resulting in the awarding of the Combat Action Badge and the Bronze Star Medal.Air Assault, Airborne, Modern Army Combatives, Special Operations Combatives, and Sniper qualified.

Jul 2012 - Present

Director, Global Procurement Operations

Verizon
*Leader for a 275 member team responsible for the global procurement and materials management functions for all telecom, business, and select wireless operations.Executive Sustainability Champion.

*Spend responsibility over $9B with employees located in 15 locations throughout the US plus managers in Europe and AsiaPac.

*Responsible for all planning functions for a diverse product set.Reduced headcount significantly while increasing line item availability through more efficient and effective planning.

*Reduced inventory by over $100M in five regional distribution centers and thirteen cross dock locations.

*Organizational activities include procurement, purchase order generation, select planning and  inventory management, supplier performance management, customer interface, and forecasting.Total inventory stocked is approximately $1B.

*Led major expense corporate cost reduction initiative that exceeded YE goal by $150M.

*Reduced 2010 inventory by $377M without supply continuity interruption or service impacting.

*Awarded President’s award for outstanding transformational leadership and achievements 2010

Nov 2010 - Jul 2012

Director, National Fleet Operations

Verizon

*Leader for an 850 member team and 400 repair facilities with responsibility for the national executive strategy, management, maintenance, and operational aspects of all Fleet employees, vehicles, repair facilities, assets, and tools.

*Vehicles include over 40,000 sedans, pick-up trucks, vans, light and heavy aerial lift trucks, heavy construction equipment, long road tractors, mobile tools and trailers.

*Manage the vehicle acquisition, maintenance, repair, fuel consumption, and disposition of all fleet assets.

*Responsible for all technical aspects and specifications of vehicles including up-fitting and sustainability initiatives.

*Manage, plan and control a $370M budget including maintenance, operational support, affiliate support, national fleet call center, license and registration, vehicle leases, fuel, and acquisition.

*Immediate success through energetic and abundant leadership focused on management presence and motivation, decreased mean time to repair, improved vehicle brand image appearance, significant uplift to repair facilities and overall service support.(Served a twelve month tour of duty as a Command Judge Advocate with the United States Army Special Forces)

Jul 2009 - Nov 2010

Director, Global Procurement & Materials Management Operations (PMMO)

Verizon (retained executive after Alltel merger with Verizon)

*Leader for a 275 member team responsible for the global procurement and materials management functions for all telecom, business, and select wireless operations.Executive Sustainability Champion.

*Spend responsibility over $9B with employees located in 15 locations throughout the US plus managers in Europe and AsiaPac.

*Responsible for all planning functions for a diverse product set.Reduced headcount significantly while increasing line item availability through more efficient and effective planning.

*Reduced inventory by over $100M in five regional distribution centers and thirteen cross dock locations.

*Organizational activities include planning, purchase order generation, inventory management, supplier performance management, customer interface, and forecasting.Total inventory stocked is approximately $1B.

*Led major expense corporate cost reduction initiative that exceeded YE goal by $150M.

*Reduced 2010 inventory by $377M without supply continuity interruption or service impacting.

*Awarded President’s award for outstanding transformational leadership and achievements 2010

Feb 2005 - Jul 2009

Vice President, Procurement & Logistics

Alltel Wireless

*Leader for the corporate strategic sourcing, corporate indirect procurement, marketing and sponsorship spend management, telecom services sourcing, fleet operations, forward and reverse logistics, and supplier diversity teams in a multi billion dollar entity. Spend responsibility is over $2B.*Manage sourcing activities for a vast e-procurement system used through entire organization. Sourced and implemented a reverse auction, contract database, and RFx system.*Implemented a supplier management program (metrics, reports cards, spend analysis, etc...).*Lead all reporting and management of a significant supplier diversity program. Numerous Corporation of the Year awards for this activity.*Procurement and Logistics Group (PLG) lead executive regarding sustainability and environmental actions. *PLG is the 2007 and 2009 recipient of the R. Gene Richter Award for Innovation and Leadership in Supply Chain Management from the Institute of Supply Management.

2002 - 2005

Project Director and Senior Manager

Entergy
ENTERGY SERVICES, INC. Project Director, Business Process Outsourcing *Responsible for the management of a major business process outsourcing initiative, reporting directly to the CPO. *Span of outlook included all corporate support functions through entire organization. *Primary mode of communication contact between external providers and internal executive sponsors. Senior Manager, Supply Chain Operations *Responsible for the supply chain operations for AR and MS distribution and transmission networks. *Direct supervision of 7 manager/leaders and over 75 indirect employees through a two-state region with multiple regional warehouses and engineering and test facilities. Six Sigma *Member of Entergy Arkansas’ Bargaining Contract Negotiation Senior Team. Sourcing Manager, Strategic e-Sourcing *Managed the the contract selection, negotiation, and execution of extensive e-procurement solutions.
Oct 2000 - Apr 2002

Senior Manager, Strategic Sourcing and eProcurement

RTI International
*Responsible for all strategic sourcing and e-procurement solutions for an international research institute. *Developed and enhanced a methodical process for the strategic sourcing initiatives throughout six distinct divisions. *Responsible for diversity spend and outreach initiatives associated with a federal prime contractor status. *Manage a team of purchasing managers and individual contributors with spend >$125M.
Sep 1998 - Oct 2000

Supply Base Manager

Nortel Networks/Solectron (plus law school and Army Officer training)

NORTEL NETWORKS - SOLECTRON CORPORATIONSupply Base Manager Research Triangle Park, NC August 1999 through October 2000 *Responsible for the negotiation and purchase of electrical components and leadership of a team with spend>$350M. (September 1998 through August 1999: I attended law school full time fall of 1998 and then served on active duty for training in the US Army as an infantry officer from January 1999 through summer 1999 and then attended law school fulltime summer 1999 until I was hired in August 1999 by Nortel.)

1993 - 1998

Worldwide Commodity Manager

IBM

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATIONWorldwide Commodity Manager, Storage Technologies IBM PC Company, Research Triangle Park, NC Sept 1996 thru Sept 1998*Negotiate worldwide supplier contracts for IBM storage products with over $1B in spend. Drive area to first in market position. *Managed the purchases of site buyers for global demand, manager on Corporate Commodity Council for optical technologies.*Selected as one of the top 1% of superior performing employees of 1996.Commodity Manager IBM PC Company, Research Triangle Park, NC November 1993 through June 1996*Lead procurement agent for $20M packaging material for the IBM PCCo. Buyer IBM Microelectronics Division, Charlotte, NC May 1993 through November 1993

Education

Education
2003 - 2006

MBA

Auburn University, College of Business
1997 - 2001

JD

North Carolina Central University School of Law
1996 - 1998

MMS Cert

Duke University
1989 - 1993

BA

Michigan State University