Suman Sarkar - Partner

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Suman’s mission is to help clients achieve a competitive edge in the marketplace.
With more than 20 years of international consulting experience, Suman has a proven track record in delivering an innovative and strategic approach with outstanding results.

He has worked across multiple industries whether services, manufacturing or Govt. agencies. His clients are from Financial Services, Wireless, Pharmaceutical, Technology, Consumer Goods, Retail, Outsourcing, and the Defense Logistics Agency.

Before launching his consulting practice, Suman was a management consultant at A.T. Kearney where he was responsible for deepening client relationships and developing business opportunities.

Suman holds a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, India and Masters in Industrial Engineering from NITIE, Mumbai, India, graduating at the top of his class at both schools. Suman also has an MBA from UCLA in Strategy and Finance.

Associated Consultants

Charles Wijay

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Charles combines over 20 years of Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 global corporate experience with consulting experience offering a unique blend of real-life experience as an operator as well as the insights of an astute consultant. He covers several industries including Transportation, Technology, Engineering, Outsourcing, Insurance, Retail and Legal and has a proven track record delivering on some of the transformational projects in these industries.

At CSX Charles was a Sr. Director responsible for sourcing in the largest and most transformation projects in recent history, the Positive Train Control project. Before that, he played a key role at FedEx as they expanded their global footprint by supporting the global sourcing and outsourcing efforts.

Charles holds an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis where he was a Dean’s Scholar and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Peradeniya. With work experience in the US, Europe, Middle East, and Asia he is a global player and speaks fluent German and French.

William E. Shannon III

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Bill’s professional background and experience include over 20 years in supply chain and business transformation, in both senior consulting (A.T. Kearney, PwC Consulting, and Three S Consulting Inc.) as well as executive line management/Chief Procurement Officer positions (Pepsi-Cola, Lehman Brothers, and Express Scripts Holdings Inc., etc.).

He has significant experience in Financial Services, Pharmaceutical, Entertainment, and Consumer Products industries – leading and ensuring achievement of strategic supply management goals and major transformation objectives – while also training, developing and motivating participating staff and team members.

Bill is a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point; he served in Germany with the 2nd ACR, and at Fort Bragg with the 82nd Airborne Division.

Justin Whitney


Justin has spent a career helping organizations transform their business and operations to deliver value and lasting results. While his current focus is on advising executive and corporate real estate leadership, he has a diverse background leading organizations across multiple industries and disciplines. He has vast experience in assessing complex organizations, creating strategic and operational clarity, and “telling the story” that moves organizations from concept to execution and the creation of value.

Justin works directly with executive and real estate leaders to develop comprehensive, actionable strategies that are aligned with the enterprise goal and objectives.

He holds a BA in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy and an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

Jim Cooper


Jim is a skilled and experienced Supply Chain senior executive who has worked as a senior manager, interim executive & private consultant within the Bio-Pharmaceutical, Hospitality/Gaming, Automotive, Food, Steel, Construction, Electronic Equipment, Branded Apparel and Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine Industries.

Jim has 20+ years of business and consulting experience. He draws from his years in senior management. Jim has top-level global experience in Procurement, Materials Management, Strategic Planning, Operations and Logistics in medium to large corporations. Also, he has proven skills in developing and refining the business process, lean manufacturing, strategic spend management, cross-functional teams, waste elimination, product development, and new production start-ups.