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SUPPLY CHAIN DESIGN

A well-designed supply chain pays dividends immediately whereas
one that is poorly configured can negatively impact margins and
customer experience for many years to come.

Procurement Transformation

PROCUREMENT TRANSFORMATION

Procurement Transformation brings holistic and
fundamental change to the purchasing process.

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STRATEGIC SOURCING

Strategic Sourcing drives significant and measurable savings
and can dramatically improve operating costs.

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SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING

Successful planning outcomes are the result of combining
repeatable processes and relevant data with functional
cross-enterprise collaboration.

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ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE

Programs that fail often fail as a result of a lack of investment in
organizational performance resources and capabilities.

Post Sales

POST SALES OPERATIONS

Often an afterthought, the reverse supply chain is normally a target rich
environment to streamline processes, improve customer experience
and unlock measurable EBITDA value.

Distribution operations

DISTRIBUTION OPERATIONS

To truly be best-in-class requires a Distribution function
that is laser-focused on execution.

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DATA ANALYTICS

Self-service data analytics capabilities that client teams can quickly adopt
and customize and prove crucial to overall program success.

About Xenon Group

A minority, woman and service-veteran owned business, Xenon Group is a niche, supply chain
consultancy that brings focused execution to deliver tangible EBITDA value for its clients.

In collaborating with our clients to deliver solutions, we bring talent, energy, integrity, efficiency,
accountability and an overarching desire to help our clients win in the marketplace.

We fully understand that our success is predicated upon that of our clients.

An ACG Member Firm

Leadership

David Kelly, Founder and Managing Director

David Kelly is the founder and Managing Director of Xenon Group and brings nearly 25 years of public and private sector operational experience.
David is the former VP and Global Lead for Service Delivery at Brightstar, a $10b provider of supply chain services.
He began his career in the private sector with Accenture after serving 5 years as an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.
During his 11-year tenure with Accenture, David led a variety of transformational supply chain, procurement and business operations programs.
David’s industry experience includes: private equity, telecommunications, retail, healthcare, energy, media and high tech, government consumer packaged goods and homebuilding products.

His international work experience includes locations such as Australia, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Qatar and Spain.
He holds an MBA from the University of Colorado and an APICS Certification in Production and Inventory Management.
David lives in Denver with his wife and two children and enjoys quality family time and just about anything outdoors.

Darin Powers, Senior Advisor

Darin Powers is a catalyst for positive change with a passion for investing in others and launching their success. He has more than 26 years of experience leading corporations and governmental organizations through large-scale transformations, generating significant EBITDA value in the process. Darin has been repeatedly called upon to envision and articulate new directions, translate strategy into effective operations, launch start-ups, accelerate expansion, and recover and optimize businesses. A seasoned leader, Darin currently serves as President, Chief Operating Officer for NT Concepts and is the Principal of Verum Partners, a niche growth and leadership consultancy. Formerly the Chief Operating Officer of Toffler Associates, a strategy consultancy, Darin brings his talents to both commercial and governmental organizations, enabling clients to excel in our rapidly changing global marketplace. Prior to Toffler Associates, Darin served in executive and director roles for both DynCorp International and Northrop Grumman and held multiple command and staff roles as a Marine Corps officer. He now actively serves in Board of Director and Senior Advisor roles. A business-minded technologist at heart, Darin possesses an MS in Space Systems from the Naval Postgraduate School, a BS Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and has taken executive education at the business schools of both the University of Chicago and the University of Virginia.

Ramon Colomina, Senior Advisor

Ramon Colomina is Senior Advisor of Xenon Group with 27+ years of experience primarily in the High Tech and Communications industries. Ramon spent the last six years as a Senior Vice President at the SoftBank group, holding multiple leadership positions within the group companies (COO at SoftBank Product Group, CPO at Sprint). Before joining SoftBank, Ramon spent 17 years at Accenture consulting for Fortune 500 clients in the areas of Procurement and Supply Chain Management. He was an Executive Partner for 10 years at Accenture.

Throughout his career, Ramon has held management and senior executive positions at Hewlett Packard, Sony, British Telecom, Accenture and SoftBank/Sprint. While at Accenture he worked with clients such as AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, Charter Communications, Alstom, Dell and Lockheed Martin among many others.  Ramon holds an Engineering Degree from the Telecommunications Engineering School of Barcelona. Ramon also obtained his APICS CPIM and CIRM certifications early on in his career. He is also certified by the Federal Aviation Administration as an Airline Transport Pilot and an Instrument/Multiengine Flight Instructor.

In his spare time, Ramon spends as much time as he can with his two beautiful daughters, and also running outdoors and enjoying his flying privileges in the spectacular Rocky Mountain region.

Professional Network

Our consulting delivery model relies heavily upon our network of independent professionals, each of whom is rigorously screened.

The vast majority of our consultants have upwards of 20 years of deep domain expertise and bring a combination of both consulting and industry experience.

We take great pride in our ability to craft solutions that perfectly match our clients’ needs by flexibly deploying “A Player” talent.

Below is a small, but representative sample of some of our “A Players”:

Ramesh Dorairaj

Ramesh Dorairaj has 19 years of experience in enterprise strategic sourcing of direct and indirect categories, cost reduction, P2P process optimization and overall procurement transformation. Ramesh has a proven track record in exceeding ROI targets by working with senior leaders to drive the required organizational changes to achieve results. He has excellent communication and negotiation skills, and is adept at the application of best practices. Ramesh holds a BS in Metallurgy Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli and an MBA in Supply Chain Management / Information Systems from Michigan State University.

Robert Moel 

Robert Moel has over 35 years of operational experience across a variety of functional areas in the telecom business. His breadth and depth of experience includes supply chain management, asset management and disposal, forward and reverse logistics, procurement, engineering, M&A integration, transformational change management, and continuous process improvement. His roles with Time Warner Cable included 15 years as a Division President in various markets and as a corporate Group Vice President covering engineering supply chain strategy and chief negotiator for Time Warner’s largest vendors. As a consultant, Robert has worked on several accounts including large scale cost reduction for a mid-sized telecom operator headquartered in the south and data analytics for circuit and node optimization for a Canadian telecom operator. Robert holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Columbia Business School, an MS in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering at California State – Long Beach and a MS in Statistics from Texas A&M.

Bernie Colligan

A 5-year veteran with Ariba / Freemarkets, Bernie has nearly 20 years of professional experience in both public and private organizations, to include more than 15 years of strategic sourcing and supply chain consulting. He has developed deep expertise in developing sourcing strategies for complex service categories; specific areas of expertise include: technical and corporate services, construction services, facilities maintenance services, IT outsourcing, software and telecom services and energy efficiency programs. Industry expertise includes: government, utilities, manufacturing, consumer products, automotive and aerospace. Bernie holds a certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a Masters in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh, and a BA in Social Sciences from St. Bonaventure University.

Alexander Feng

Alex has a wide breadth of experience delivering systems and applications which turn data into information.  His information technology experience spans security, database design & administration, business intelligence, and infrastructure with a specialization in functional data modeling and Agile software development methodologies. He champions IT as a strategic partner by working with cross-functional stakeholders to establish a shared vocabulary and ensures that information systems remain outcome-oriented by arming end-users with the tools and information they need to excel in their roles. His early career consisted of participating in a leadership development program in IT for Textron, rotating between Bell Helicopter and Marine and Land Systems military contractors.  Alex holds a dual major in Information Systems and Supply Chain Management from the University of Maryland.

Alliance Partners

ServiceCentral’s enterprise level service management software platform gives businesses unmatched flexibility with fully customizable workflows and global functionality. From returns and repair to disposition, reporting, and more, our service management platform provides visibility through the complete service process.

The configurability of our service management platform enables our customers to build their perfect after-sales solution.

From electronics and telecom to healthcare and security, our service management software fits the needs of any service or repair management organization.

Testimonials

David parachuted into a high priority, time boxed effort for process documentation assessment alongside another parallel team. The quality of his work and insights led to an expansion of his role to include a consolidation of all this analysis and involvement in a much farther reaching effort to assess and action opportunities for material improvement across the organization.

Over the course of an almost 18 month project, David was a critical member of the team both in his direct work and as a trusted fire fighter in a variety of capacities.

Dave brings an invaluable balance of intelligence, experience and systematic methodology to everything he does. We are a better company due to his contribution.

Gui Karyo, EVP Operations, Product Development, Strategy