Former Kearney, PwC, KPMG-Strategic Sourcing/Procurement, Cost Reduction, Supply Chain/Ops


Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Michigan State University 
Jan 1997 – Dec 1998
Focus: Supply Chain Management & Information Systems

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) from National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli  
Aug 1990 – May 1994
Focus: Metallurgical Engineering

Work Experience

Owner/ Principal Consultant at KMV Consulting, Inc
Jan 2014 

  • Global lead with responsibility for ~ $400M in annual facilities spend, namely HVAC, Elevator and Water Treatment Services, Uniforms, and Janitorial Services and support for Landscaping/Snow Removal
  • Procurement excellence advisor to COO of a global auction house. Developed a spend hierarchy and spend cube, identified > $5M through an RFP for 3PL outsourcing and >$1M in security costs
  • Achieved annual savings of over $18M ($11M was target) through an integrated supply management/ prime vendor strategy for MRO category at a west coast utilities company and eliminated 200+ suppliers.

Director – Strategic Sourcing/ Procurement Transformation Practice Leader at Bristlecone 
Sep 2021  – Jun 2023

  • Grew annual procurement practice revenue by ~$2.5M across multiple clients and generated opportunities for other supply chain practice areas
  • Developed two new offerings, Supply Chain Risk Assessment and Comprehensive Procurement Excellence, and successfully delivered client engagements
  • Led several live webinars in partnership with Bristlecone clients to market thought leadership and create business development opportunities.

Experienced Manager at PwC Advisory
Jan 2010  – Jan 2014

  • Strategically sourced stainless steel nozzles, castings and metal straps (~$50M) at a nuclear power utility. Developed category strategies and identified TCO savings of $5.0M (sourcing, value engg.)
  • Led sourcing efforts for direct (Carbides) and Indirect (MRO, Fasteners, Packaging, Paints, Fuels, Forklift Services). Total spend of $63M, savings achieved $13 M or 21%, at an oiil/gas company
  • Designed a centralized procurement organization for an aftermarket aircraft parts distributor to enable their growth targets to address business opportunities in the FAR-15 government sector

Manager/ Sr. Consultant at KPMG, A.T. Kearney, IBM, Wipro
Feb 1999  – Jan 2010

  • Executed a competitive RFP for custom Corrugated and Lubed to achieve >$3M savings exceeding initial goal by 100% for a US manufacturer of Copper, Aluminum and Brass products
  • Performed strategic sourcing at a healthcare GPO for Respiratory Therapy, Soaps & Lotions, and Patient Aids (Spend >$105M) using reverse auctions. Total savings >$16M annually
  • Played the role of MRO Global Category Manager responsible for $150M and global team of 5 category managers for a consumer products/beverage company. Implemented an MRO integrator for savings of ~$1M

About Me

Management consultant for over 25 years with experience leading a practice with full P&L responsibility Skills: procurement transformation and excellence (organization development, strategic sourcing, category management (direct and indirect categories), P2P and overall CPO advisory) and broader supply chain. Results oriented, experience interacting with senior client leadership, driving consensus, executing and leading engagements, and managing staff.


Project Categories

  • Mergers & Acquisitions Strategy
  • Value Creation Strategy
  • Strategic Transformation Project Management
  • Business Process Redesign
  • Process Improvement
  • Supply Chain Strategy
  • Supply Chain Transformation
  • Strategic Sourcing & Procurement
  • Supply Chain Analysis & Benchmarking
  • Supply Chain Project Management
  • Pricing Analysis & Optimization


  • Energy & Utilities
  • Manufacturing
  • Industrials
  • Private Equity
  • Professional & Business Services

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