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Ian Cohen

Ian Cohen is an innovative, energetic Fortune 500 leader and operations consultant specializing in supply chain strategy and operations for servicing high growth trade.  He brings over 20 years of experience across the retail, high-tech, industrial products, and aerospace/defense industries. Ian has significant global operations leadership, supply chain execution, and change management experience.  He has helped conceptualize, design and lead large scale supply chain and operational transformations along with cost saving and revenue-generating initiatives. Over his career, his work has resulted in hundreds of millions in savings through improved inventory performance, lowered landed costs, and reductions in operational complexities, while opening new channels and markets for clients.

Ian brings a blend of previous consulting experience as a Director at PwC, Principle at PRTM Management Consulting, and industry leadership as VP of Supply Chain Strategy and Operations at Restoration Hardware, Director of Supply Strategy at James Hardie Building Products, Category Operations Lead at Hewlett Packard, Manager of Network Design for Sears Logistic Services, and Simulation Consultant for NATO and the Applied Research Laboratory.

Ian has a BS in Engineering Science and Mechanics and Dual Degree M.S. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and an Executive MBA from UCLA along with performing some of his academic research at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and SACLANTCEN in La Spezia, Italy via various private donor and governmental grants.