Fernando ‘s 30-year career has been focused on global strategic sourcing. With a Master of Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, he began working as a Sourcing Director for General Electric where he was responsible for improving supply chain performance, reducing supply chain risk and implementing cost improvements across a $200M spend.
After 11 years of learning the ropes and achieving substantial results at GE, he decided to apply that knowledge with a major Private Equity company. Fernando joined American Capital Strategies as Vice President of Operations where he was responsible for strategic supply chain transformation across hundreds of small to mid-market companies in various industries. Here he took on interim roles as Purchasing Manager, Quality Manager and Chief Operating Officer and led numerous global sourcing projects in North America, South America, Central America, Europe and Asia. Fernando’s results are well recognized by CEO’s across the globe.
Fernando then moved on to a position with Dental One as Vice President of Sourcing where he was responsible for supplies and equipment across the entire Dental One partner network and affiliated practices. Fernando established, managed and led the procurement team responsible for purchasing activity across the entire enterprise. This team, directed by Fernando, worked with practices to reduce cost, identify new products, and implement short- and long-term plans to improve the profitability of dental practices. Fernando is Green Belt Certified.