Corey founded VerticalReach Consulting Group in early 2006 to leverage over a decade of executive search experience with large firms and boutiques, including two venture-backed firms. In addition to his responsibilities as Managing Director, Corey is also a hands-on recruiter and predominantly focuses on transformation-oriented Procurement, Sourcing and Sourcing-oriented Supply Chain roles in global to mid-market public and private corporations, as well as professional services consulting firms. A recognized thought-leader in Procurement and Supply Chain Talent Acquisition, Corey has published numerous articles and been quoted in leading publications such as the ISM’s Inside Supply Management and ThomasNet News.Read more
Prior to becoming an executive recruiter, Corey held merchandising, supply management and sales positions of increasing responsibility in the Retail, Publishing and Telecommunications Industries where he acquired experience in Strategic Sourcing, Inventory Management, People Management, Just-In-Time Replenishment, Sales, Distribution, and Merchandise Category Management.
His personal and professional affiliations include: The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) where he has held a membership since 2005 and served in several roles with the ISM-Dallas Board of Directors, including Employment Chair, Vice President of Membership and currently serving a third term as President; the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), an international financial services trade organization that supports the growth of middle-market companies and investors; and Preston Road church of Christ. Corey enjoys reading works on personal and professional development, science, business, and theology, as well as playing music and spending time in nature and upland bird hunting with his trusty Field Spaniel, Bear.
Corey earned a BA degree in Mass Communications from Harding University. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Executive Coaching through the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling at Concordia University Irvine. He is also certified by Multi Health Systemes, Inc. to administer and interpret the EQ-i 2.0 and EQ-i 360 workplace and leadership Emotional Intelligence assessments and is passionate about identifying and coaching high-potential supply management professionals.
Practice Leader – BPO Consulting and Sourcing
Gerry serves as Practice Leader of BPO Consulting and Sourcing with VerticalReach Consulting Group. He provides high-level management of executive search, procurement consulting, talent assessment, organizational design, and procurement outsourcing engagements.
An industry veteran who has been on the front lines and trenches of modern Procurement best practice enablement throughout his career, Gerry brings 30 years of management consulting and talent development experience leading large Procurement transformation programs globally in the areas of strategic sourcing, category management, spend management process and technology optimization, supplier collaboration, and operations improvement.
A former Principal at Hackett; European Sourcing Services Practice Leader at Ariba; and Principal at A.T. Kearney, Gerry has served as client executive and account relationship leader for numerous projects across diverse industries globally where he has been directly responsible for overall client deliverables and budgets.
Gerry resides in Dallas, TX with his wife and family. He is a fluent Spanish speaker and holds a B.A. in Political Science from Rice University.
VerticalReach Consulting Group was founded in 2006 with the mission of enabling forward-thinking procurement and supply chain organizations to acquire the top talent they need to achieve excellence while advancing the careers of world-class professionals.
To be the preeminent global provider of corporate-level talent to forward-thinking organizations that are striving to achieve Strategic Procurement and Supply Chain excellence and the go-to firm for high-achievers seeking career advancement opportunities.
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