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 | Sep 2019

Ep 21 Inside Procurement: Procurement and Private Equity – Interview with Brian Slobodow

In this episode, we talk to Brian Slobodow who shares his unique perspective on various business issues, particularly those concerning the procurement and supply chain worlds.  

Brian‘s professional background is one that combines management consulting, corporate and private equity worlds. His credentials encompass stints at AT Kearney and J&J, as well as senior-level positions across a host of Golden Gate Capital’s portfolio companies. He is currently the Operating Executive for Golden Gate Capital.

In this podcast, Omer Abdullah talks to Brian about how Private Equity (PE) firms can unlock the value of procurement to meet its end goals. PE’s unique environment calls for a particular set of capabilities that procurement practitioners should possess, in addition to the traditional procurement-centric skills. So the podcast explores the mindset procurement professionals in a PE-run company need to have, and further discusses some practical skills they should bring to the table.

Listen to the full podcast to learn this and more. 

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  • Omer Abdullah

    Omer is a co-founder of the firm and leads The Smart Cube’s business across The Americas. He has more than 25 years of management consulting, global corporate and industry experience across North America, Europe and Asia.

    Prior roles include A.T. Kearney (North America), Warner Lambert (USA) and The Perrier Group (Asia-Pacific). Omer has an MBA from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, USA and a BBA from the University of East Asia