Our Core Team

Jose-Luis Bretones (North America Practice)

Global Operations Executive. Publicly and privately owned companies.

Over 22 years experience focusing on global operations, strategic sourcing and supply chain re-engineering around the world.

AT&T, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, McDonald's, A.M.Castle and Oracle Packaging.

José Luis is bilingual in Spanish and English.

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Hassen Dakroub (North America Practice)

Supply Chain Expert.

Over 26 years of experience focusing on demand planning, procurement, production planning, inventory management, order management and reverse logistics.

Excellent experience managing supply chain between OEM's and Contract Manufacturers.

Cisco, Intel, Sun Microsystems, Brocade and Infinera.

Hassen is bilingual in English and Arabic.

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Dean Ferris (North America Practice)

Senior Corporate Executive and New York State licensed attorney with over 30 years of experience in corporate law, finance, oil and gas services and technology.

Over 20 years in overseas postings focusing on cross-border legal and business issues (such as new country/market entries and exits), including BOD advice and counseling on public company securities compliance, US and international trade control compliance and public and private company corporate governance.

Dean served for six years as an advisor to the Government of Dubai with extensive executive, legislative, regulatory and judicial responsibilities.

Dean is fluent in English and Arabic with a good working knowledge of French and German.

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Nancy Davidson (North America Practice)

Global Finance Executive. Nearly 30 years of experience consulting with Supply Chain, Franchising, Operations, Development and Marketing.  Experienced in planning & analysis, forecasting, budgeting, capital planning, investment analysis and business restructuring.

Nancy is fluent in English and has both international and domestic experience.

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Carlos Nieva (EMEA Practice)

Global Operations, Manufacturing and Supply Chain executive with extensive experience in Sales, Client Services, Project Management and Quality Assurance for Fortune 100 companies.

Over 30 years in the apparel/CPG, electronics, telecommunications and QSR industries, including business development and direct P&L responsibilities with companies like Eriksson, Nokia, Lucent Technologies and AT&T Bell Labs.

Carlos brings deep knowledge and expertise with managing the design and implementation of extremely complex solutions, while leveraging cross-functional expertise to transform large organizations. He also serves as Professor of Operations Management in several Business Schools and Universities in Spain.

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Ignacio Blanco-Traba (EMEA Practice)

Global Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Sustainability executive with extensive experience in Purchasing, Client Services, Project Management, Quality Assurance and Sustainability Strategies for large Multinational companies. Over 20 years in Primary Processing, Food Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management for Food Companies and QSR industries as OSI Food Solutions, McDonald’s Corporation or Restalia Group.

Ignacio brings deep knowledge and expertise with managing the design and implementation of complex Supply Chain Strategies, working with cross-functional and multinational teams to transform large organizations. He also serves as Professor of “Trends, Sustainability and Benchmarking in Supply Chain” at EAE Business School in Spain.

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