Expert in Leading Teams To Solve Highly Complex Challenges
Expert ID: 733882 New Jersey, USA
Key clients: Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase, Pitney Bowes, News Corp / Dow Jones and Sears Roebuck
Expert started a consumer products company, he designed, developed and manufactured a full line of children's shoes and socks and launched Uneaks branded customization footwear system. He licensed DreamWorks property Madagascar and launched licensed product during the 2008 holiday season in conjunction with the release of DreamWorks' blockbuster movie, Madagascar: Escape to Africa. Expert achieved distribution in over 35 retailers, including Walmart.com, Shoebuy.com, Amazon.com and Sears.com and secured two United States, one Canadian and one Japanese patent.
Versatile and adaptable leader who can readily understand highly complex processes and situations, develop actionable strategies, and deliver high quality results on exceptionally challenging projects and endeavors. Extensive track record of building successful strategies and groups within complex business areas, including building legal discovery and legal sourcing groups for Johnson & Johnson, a legal sourcing group for JPMorgan Chase, and a marketing sourcing group for Sears Roebuck. Johnsons & Johnson’s legal sourcing and legal discovery strategies delivered over $96 Million in combined savings.
Also co-founded a children's footwear company, based on patented customizable footwear.
|Year: 2016||Degree: Executive Masters||Subject: Business Administration||Institution: Columbia University|
|Year: 1998||Degree: Bachelors of Science||Subject: Environmental & Business Economics||Institution: Rutgers University|
|Years: 2002 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: President||Department:|
Responsibilities:Provide consulting services to Fortune 500 clients. Managing defensible disposition initiative to enable disposition of data not requiring preservation for business, record retention or legal hold requirements. Reduced the storage and management cost for one data source by over 50% in 1 year.
Managing the IT decommissioning process for all applications, server and database infrastructure, and related documentation, for a largescale outsourcing Medical Device manufacturing project, which has delivered over $1 Million in savings from accelerating the elimination of stranded costs and ensuring that only one party is responsible for the archival of data.
Developed a legal discovery strategy and built a group for Johnson & Johnson, which has delivered over $56 Million in savings to date and averted significant organizational risk. Developed strategy and plan, gained organizational buy-in, designed organizational structure, crafted roles and responsibilities, secured resources, hired and trained personnel and developed and implemented an array of processes and 2 systems, for a group that has now grown to twelve members, including four attorneys.
Developed an innovative legal document review strategy for the Legal Discovery Management group at JPMorgan Chase, which leverages technology assisted review and intelligent quality control tools and approaches to improve management of rapidly growing data volumes and reduce discovery costs by over $13 Million annually.
Developed a legal sourcing strategy and built a group for JPMorgan Chase, with responsibility for managing enterprise legal expenditures. Gained organizational buy-in, developed roles and responsibilities, trained personnel, built legal sourcing organization, and managed one of largest request for proposal processes for legal services ever undertaken.
Designed legal and lobbying sourcing strategies, and built a group, which reduced legal and lobbying costs by 11% globally within two years of project inception. Developed a Marketing Sourcing strategy, built a group, and created an innovative strategy for marketing list services that resulted in $700,000 in annualized savings and a $750,000 increase in profit annually, on a category spend under $5 Million.
Developed a legal sourcing strategy for News Corp/Dow Jones, responsible for supporting all News Corp legal expenditures. Gained management buy-in, trained staff, developed processes and facilitated a request for proposal for all News Corp law firm expenditures.
Built one of the first sustainable legal sourcing strategies and groups in the industry, which saved Johnson & Johnson over $40 Million. Developed innovative programs to optimize outside counsel selection, early case assessments, discovery management, and knowledge management. Created a robust strategic reporting tool that generated incisive and actionable analyses, which the client referred to as "The Holy Grail".
Developed and built a marketing sourcing strategy and group at Sears Roebuck, which cross-leveraged enterprise expenditures, resources, and skill sets in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness, and drive a holistic view of all advertising expenditures. Developed an innovative approach for interactive advertising agency management that improved agency performance, while delivering savings in excess of 20%.
|Years: 2003 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: CEO||Department:|
Responsibilities:Started and management children's footwear company
Started a consumer products company. Designed, developed and manufactured a full line of children's shoes and socks and launched branded patented customizable footwear system in early 2008.
Structured and managed three fundraising rounds, raising over $600K from angel investors.
Licensed DreamWorks property Madagascar and launched licensed product during the 2008 holiday season in conjunction with the release of DreamWorks' blockbuster movie, Madagascar: Escape to Africa.
Achieved distribution in over 35 retailers, including Walmart.com, Shoebuy.com, Amazon.com and Sears.com,
Co-invented footwear system and secured two United States, one Canadian and one Japanese patent for it.
|Years: 2000 to 2002||Employer: REL Consultancy Group||Title: Consultant||Department:|
Responsibilities:Consulted for a global process improvement, organizational change and working capital-focused consulting firm that targeted Fortune 500 clients. Integral in the conception, development & implementation of a strategic sourcing group for Sears Roebuck that delivered over $200 Million in cost savings and $100 Million increase in working capital.
|Years: 1998 to 2000||Employer: Johnson & Johnson||Title: Analyst||Department: Strategic Sourcing|
Responsibilities:Managed and supported projects for a strategic sourcing group responsible for developing enterprise-wide strategic supplier relationships and implementing process improvements.
|Associations / Societies|
|Board Member, Inventors Association of Manhattan|
|Board of Adviser Member, Futurestay.com
Board Member, Inventors Association of Manhattan
|Awards / Recognition|
|Awarded Institute for Supply Management's (ISM) R. Gene Richter Award for Leadership & Innovation in Supply Management for development of Legal Sourcing
Recognized by Johnson & Johnson's Litigation Group for Outstanding and Innovative Support
Television appearance on MSNBC show Your Business
Print coverage: Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, Earnshaws, Footwear News
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Co-Inventor of 2 US Patents, a Canadian Patent, and a Japanese Patent.
Information available upon request.
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Expert has helped prepare witnesses for 30(B)(6) depositions, and could serve as an expert witness in several areas. Expert is open to future expert witness and consulting work.|
| Expert has helped source billions of dollars goods and services across categories including:
Legal: Legal Hold Software, Patent & General Legal Counsel, eDiscovery Counsel, eDiscovery Processing and Hosting, Lobbying, Court Reporters, Jury Research
Marketing: Marketing & Branding Services, Creative & Design Services, Website Design & Development, PR Services, POP Signage, Trade Shows
Other Services: Contract Manufacturing, Freight, Warehousing & Logistics Services Facilities: Air Compressors, Building Controls, Cleaning, Consumable Supplies, Electrical Distribution Equipment, Elevators, Mail Presorting, MRO (Maintenance, Repair & Operations), Pallets, etc.
Fields of Expertise
team building, cross-functional team, process optimization, cost reduction, strategic procurement, hiring, software integration, project management, e-discovery, employee training, system improvement, change management, organizational design, business process re-engineering, legal consulting, business strategy, strategy development, market entry strategy, licensing, retail sales, consumer marketing, patent, contract manufacturing, product design, consumer product marketing, third party logistics, new product development, strategic sourcing, process design, business operations, product invention, business innovation