Strategy & Supply Chain Expert


Bachelor of Science from DePaul University
Sep 2006 – Jan 2010
Focus: Finance

Work Experience

Founder at Belz Strategy Group 
Jan 2019 – present, Chicago, IL

Proven track record in solving complex business problems and delivering positive bottom-line results. Competencies include: Strategic Sourcing • Vendor Relationship Management • Business Process Improvement • Project Management • Category Insights • Contract Negotiation • Commodities • Logistics

Commercial & Supply Chain Finance at Beam Suntory 
May 2014 – Nov 2019, Deerfield, IL

As part of the Supply Chain finance team, Arsen was a driving force behind setting and reaching annual savings targets of ~$15 million in the procurement and transportation fields. He assumed the pivotal role of improving the way financial data was tracked and reported, which empowered Beam Suntory to identify cost savings with direct/indirect suppliers, improve its hedging strategy with commodities, and gain more accurate and in-depth visibility in forecasts.

Consultant at Protiviti 
Jul 2011 – Apr 2014, Chicago, IL

As part of Protiviti’s supply chain group, Arsen guided clients in reviewing and implementing operational improvements across their supply chain and organizational framework. Working with enterprises representing the industries of CPG, telecom, and logistics, Arsen gained an in-depth understanding of the risks and challenges stakeholders face on a daily basis. From leading global sourcing efforts to renegotiating contracts based on progressive plans, Arsen was able to strengthen relations between his clients and new/existing suppliers to support improved cost savings and growth strategies.

Consultant at McKinsey 
May 2010 – Jul 2011, Chicago, IL

Arsen served as a liaison between McKinsey projects and the McKinsey Quarterly where his team identified topics of interest and combined the work of Consultants with the publications team.

About Me

Experienced management consultant with expertise in planning and executing complex indirect/direct category cost reduction initiatives and process optimization exercises for Fortune 500 companies in the industries of consumer packaged goods, telecommunications and logistics


Project Categories

  • Process Improvement
  • Pricing Analysis & Optimization
  • Operations Project Management
  • Supply Chain Strategy & Transformation
  • M&A Project Management
  • M&A Strategy
  • Due Diligence
  • Business Process Redesign
  • Commercial Operations


  • Consumer Goods
  • Industrials
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Private Equity

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