Operations and procurement specialist Pat Houston joins AlixPartners’ Performance Improvement unit as a managing director

02 May 2018

NEW YORK (May 2, 2018) - AlixPartners, the global consulting firm, today announced that operations and procurement specialist Pat Houston has joined the firm’s global Enterprise Improvement group as a managing director. He will work from the firm’s New York office.

At AlixPartners, Pat’s focus will include developing customized, high-impact operations and procurement solutions for consumer products and business services companies, as well a focus on financial services, industrials, media and healthcare companies.

Pat joins AlixPartners from McKinsey & Company, where most recently he was a partner in the operations practice, focusing on strategic sourcing and procurement. He joined McKinsey in 2013 after 18 years at Booz & Company, working in that firm’s consumer products and operations practices. He also played a key role in building Booz & Company’s strategic-sourcing practice and led the firm’s North American strategic-sourcing function.

“Pat’s deep experience in operations and procurement will help AlixPartners’ clients achieve breakthrough results in these all-important areas,” said Simon Freakley, CEO of AlixPartners. “At the same time, his experience in consumer products and business services will broaden and deepen our expertise in those two very important industries.”

Pat holds an MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

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