Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

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Expert Details

Operations, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain

ID: 739651 New Jersey, USA

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Expert is an experienced operations, manufacturing, and supply chain leader.


Former Engagement Manager at McKinsey and Company -- with over 9 years' industry experience Post-McKinsey.

Interests: Consulting, Private Equity, Operations, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Food, and Consumer Goods.

Expertise: Manufacturing Operations, S&OP Process Design & Management, Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Dashboard Creation and Improvement; Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) Analysis and Tracking; Lean Six Sigma: Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) Reduction - Operations, Manufacturing, & Business Process Design & Improvement - Manufacturing ERP Design, Configuration, & Launch (Netsuite Experienced) - Capital Expenditure (CapEx) Strategy, Prioritization, & Management - Quality Monitoring, Tracking, and Improvement Supply Chain Operations - Supply Chain Strategy & Optimization - Strategic Sourcing - Request For Proposal (RFP) Creation & Management - Procurement Strategy & Negotiation - Make Vs. Buy Analysis & Decision-Making - Co-Manufacturer Selection, Negotiation, & Management - Warehousing & 3PL Strategy

Industry Focus: Food & Beverage - Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) - Aerospace & Defense - Industrial & Manufacturing.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2011 Degree: PhD Subject: Geophysics Institution: Stanford University
Year: 2005 Degree: BA Subject: Geosciences Institution: Princeton University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2022 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Operations, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain Consultant Department:
Expert runs his own eponymous advisory firm as Operations, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain Consultant. In this capacity, his title is Independent Management and Operations Consultant.

His specialties are Operations, Manufacturing and Supply Chain.

Industries are: Food, CPG, Aerospace and Defense, Industrial, and Manufacturing.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2019 to 2022 Employer: Banza Title: Vice President of Operations Department:
Expert was responsible for operations and manufacturing at this $100 million revenue better-for-you pasta and pizza brand.

He was responsible for the management and improvement of manufacturing, product COGS, and supply chain.

Expert's manufacturing responsibilities:

- Built comprehensive tracking, analysis, and reporting suite for manufacturing KPI's
- Led end-to-end management, tracking, analysis, and reporting for manufacturing COGs
- Launched Redzone digital manufacturing monitoring system in manufacturing facility
- Evaluated and executed on CapEx projects for quality improvement, capacity expansion, and productivity gains
- Built manufacturing quality tracking system; led problem-solving and implementation of quality improvements with manufacturing and product teams

Supply Chain

- Conducted comprehensive strategic analysis on co-manufacturing vs. self-manufacturing for short and long-term capacity expansion
- Identified and negotiated with new global co-manufacturing partner for primary product
- Conducted strategic evaluation, negotiation, and on-boarding of co-manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, and warehousing & fulfillment 3PLs
- Managed evaluation, configuration, and implementation of Netsuite ERP system
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2014 to 2018 Employer: Zerega Pasta Title: Director of Business Operations Department:
Expert was responsible for business operations at this $200 million revenue sixth-generation, family-owned pasta manufacturer.

He led continuous improvement and project management in manufacturing and business areas.

Operations responsibilities:

– Led plant efficiency and waste reduction projects, including reduction of product overfill by >1%, leading to $500k in annual cost savings
– Led plant safety initiatives, including creation of plant safety committee and safety audit program
– Managed outside technology and sanitation vendors


– Developed, evaluated, and implemented multiple business strategy projects, including labor saving robotic automation.
– Sourced and implemented new customer service management system, allowing for improved tracking and resolution of customer complaints.
– Developed new business opportunities to drive top-line growth via product development and new market penetration.


– Responsible for staffing and hiring for front-office and plant operations.
– Hired 30+ new employees, including full overhaul of front-office administrative staff.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2011 to 2014 Employer: McKinsey & Company Title: Engagement Manager Department:
Expert was a highly rated performer, known for broad expertise and confident handling of complex situations.

In this role, he managed day-to-day relationship with senior executives and cross-functional client teams of 5-50 members.

He also led teams of 2-5 consultants by creating work plans, directing analyses, and integrating results.


Identified $40 million in direct material savings at aerospace OEM using manufacturing, design, & negotiation levers; ran supplier workshops, evaluated business cases, & pushed to implementation.

Developed Design to Value (DtV) program for aerospace OEM; developed cost baseline, set targets, and launched program, leading to new product cost improvement and board approval.

Identified 4-8% margin improvement at tools manufacturer using DtV; led product teardowns, clean sheet analyses, prototyping, customer research, idea generation, & reviews with BU execs.

Analyzed procurement, supply chain, and obsolescence costs for defense satellite “red team.”


Conducted CapEx prioritization for chemicals manufacturer using integrated safety, risk, and OEE analyses, resulting in 25% savings compared to baseline.

Developed customer segmentation, pricing strategy, and sales negotiation playbook for semiconductor manufacturer, resulting in profit maintenance despite market downturn


Directly assisted oil and gas VP during launch of safety and risk org; created operating manual, developed on-boarding materials, and managed global training sessions.

Led organizational strategy and effectiveness review at technology company; surveyed 30,000+ employees, interviewed 100+ execs, reviewed findings, and led action planning workshops.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Fields of Expertise

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