Yasu applies a decade of consulting experience to help companies achieve accelerated cost reduction. His primary area of expertise is strategic sourcing and he has particular experience in sourcing both direct and indirect categories for retail clients. He is masterful in managing data and he applies this skill to successful negotiations with key suppliers, often achieving double digit savings. He also has significant international experience and is adept at working in multi-cultural environment. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, with concentrations in finance, accounting, and entrepreneurship and a bachelor’s degree in political economy of industrial societies from University of California Berkeley.