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Tony is a Partner in The Partnering Group, focused principally in the supply chain practice. His areas of focus include value chain optimization, organizational strategy & capability, Retailer & CPG Collaboration.

Partner Capabilities and Experience:

Tony brings extensive executive cross-functional experience in sales, sales management, supply chain and operations within leading consumer products categories. He has developed and led multi-billion dollar strategic businesses relationships across Walmart, Sam’s Club and Walmart International. He excels at developing people and teams which consistently deliver exceptional results.

Partner Industry Experience:

Prior to joining The Partnering Group, Tony had a 30 year career at Ralston Purina / Nestle Purina with extensive cross-functional experience in sales, sales management, supply chain and operations within leading consumer products categories. He has developed and led strategic businesses relationships across Walmart, Sam’s Club and Walmart International.

Tony has served most recently as Vice President of Supply Chain with Nestle USA from. In this role Tony had responsibility for leading customer facing supply chain efforts across Nestlé’s businesses with Walmart; including customer supply chain management, strategy development, organizational design, best-practice implementation and manufacturer/retailer joint value creation and sustainability initiatives. Tony also helped lead key internal initiatives within Walmart (Global Replenishment, Modular Excellence / Last 100 feet and Big Data).

Prior to this, Tony served as Vice President Team Walmart with Nestle Purina.   In this role he had responsibility for a cross-functional organization that managed Nestle Purina’s U.S. and International business with Walmart. He was responsible for leading key strategic initiatives across Nestle Purina (Supply Chain Excellence and Business Development) as well as creating and communicating Nestle Purina’s corporate vision and strategy.

Tony also brings significant experience in Operations working within Ralston Purina factories. This included leadership responsibility in manufacturing operations, logistics, customer service and demand planning.

Tony has been actively involved in board roles with Students In Free Enterprise, the University of Arkansas Supply Chain Management Research Center and the University of Arkansas Center for Retail Excellence. Tony also serves as Executive in Residence in the Walton College of Business.

Partner Education:

Tony received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  Tony has participated in in the London School of Business Executive Development and Cornell Food Executive Programs.

Area(s) of Expertise:

  • Supply Chain Strategy
  • Manufacturer/Retailer Collaboration
  • Sales and Operations Planning / Integrated Business Planning
  • Manufacturer Consulting
  • Retail Consulting
  • Sustainability
  • Private Brand Development

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