Jim Pearson Joins VerticalReach Consulting Group as Procurement Senior Functional Advisor

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VerticalReach Consulting Group, a premier provider of strategic procurement and supply chain talent and solutions to forward-thinking organizations, today announced that James T. Pearson has joined the firm as Procurement Senior Functional Advisor. He will be based in Falls Church, Virginia.

Mr. Pearson joins VerticalReach following a thirty-year career in procurement and strategic sourcing as an executive in and management consultant to both the public and private sectors.

Prior to joining VerticalReach, Mr. Pearson served as a Partner in the Procurement and Sourcing practice of Accenture, as a Director with Alix Partners, and as the Chief Procurement Officer and as a Vice President of Procurement Solutions with A.T. Kearney. He also worked extensively with the A.T. Kearney North American recruiting program, developing innovative approaches for identifying and retaining new talent. Jim’s work with VerticalReach will be focused on two main fronts: providing high-level management of executive search engagements for public and private sector clients, and advising clients on best-in-class strategic sourcing and procurement organizational development, policy, process, and execution. Jim will also bring deep subject matter expertise and practical experience to the firm in the area of assessing procurement and strategic sourcing talent competencies.

“We’re beyond thrilled to welcome Jim to the firm. Jim brings to VerticalReach a very deep understanding of the strategic procurement landscape – not only as someone who has worked for decades as a procurement and sourcing consultant and practitioner, but as someone who has had a direct hand in shaping the fundamental thinking, processes and best practices that are being applied every day by global organizations the world over,” said Corey Matthews, the firm’s Founder, CEO and Managing Director.

Mr. Pearson received a Bachelor’s Degree in Policy Studies with a focus on Government, Economics, and Philosophy from Dartmouth College, and a Master’s Degree in Transportation and Urban Economics Public Policy from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.

About VerticalReach
Founded in 2006, the firm specializes in delivering strategic procurement and supply chain talent and savings solutions to forward-thinking organizations. Whether our client needs someone to architect and execute an end-to-end supply chain transformation, lead a procurement team to process and performance excellence, fill an executive or staff vacancy on an interim basis, drive performance improvement and stakeholder satisfaction as an individual contributor or access a cost-savings or value-enhancing service through one of our strategic supplier partnerships, VerticalReach is uniquely positioned to help our clients achieve procurement and supply chain excellence.

The firm was founded by an executive search professional with over 20 years of experience recruiting targeted executive leadership, mid-level management, management consultants, temporary contractors and key individual talent for world-class Procurement and Supply Chain organizations and those that are transforming to become world-class. For more information please visit us at http://www.verticalreachcg.com.

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