Bret has over 20 years of industry and consulting experience across numerous sectors with a focus on strategic sourcing and product design.  His experience spans industries including consumer goods, industrial products and retail. He has expertise in delivering value through management of direct and indirect supply categories, advanced sourcing analytics, and design to value.  Prior to AlixPartners Bret was with Danone, McKinsey & Company and The Boston Consulting Group.  Bret has an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and a Bachelors of Science in Industrial Design from Long Beach State University.

Key Engagements:

  • Led direct material sourcing for multiple CP firms including: $10 billion food & beverage company, $4B bakery, $5B beauty products firm.
  • Led a Design to Value program for a consumer durables firm that identified ~$50M in potential cost savings opportunities.
  • Led PMI indirect sourcing, labor and fleet optimization for a logistics service provider delivering savings 30% over target.
  • Developed machining sourcing strategy for an Aerospace & Defense firm to match supplier performance and capabilities with client needs.
  • Performed due diligence for a potential purchasing alliance between two large medical device manufacturers.
    Developed direct material category strategies and built an enterprise-wide supply forecast for a $20B aerospace firm.
  • Led packaging cost analysis for a $70 billion retailer’s private label portfolio, created should cost tools deployed throughout the organization, directed design to value initiative.
  • Structured temp labor optimization program for a $20B home components manufacturer unlocking 10% additional revenue.