• Sourcing
  • Finance
  • Six Sigma Quality
  • Productivity Improvement/ Cost Reduction
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Acquisition Integration


  • BSBA, Northeastern University
  • GE Financial Management Program
  • GE Six Sigma Quality

Robert S. Matthews

Founding Partner and co-owner of Paladin Associates, focusing on Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Processes. Provides account leadership for key clients and serves as CFO for Paladin Associates.

In Memoriam
Robert S. Matthews

Paladin Associates mourns the passing of its co-founder
 and Executive Partner, Bob Matthews. After graduating
 from Northeastern University in Boston in 1968, Bob
 was a financial executive at GE Capital for over 30 years
 and, since 2001, an Executive Partner at Paladin
You will be missed … but not forgotten.
Rest in Peace 


  • Results oriented leader who achieves strategic procurement process transformation with strong project management, process improvement, and financial skills
  • Leads Strategic Sourcing projects in chemicals, pallets, component parts and packaging.
  • 34 years of GE Company multi-functional leadership experience including Sourcing, Finance, Customer Service, Marketing and P&L Center Management.
  • Consolidated and reengineered fragmented, tactical Purchasing groups into a Strategic sourcing organization
  • Global Initiative Leader for GE Capital, driving cost-saving initiatives across a multitude of businesses
  • Developed Strategic Customer Initiatives for GE Capital Corporate Marketing
  • Developed a Customer Care Center for the procurement and servicing of desktop computer technology
  • Restored Regional profitability in the Computer Service business by restructuring marginal business lines, consolidating locations and adding large strategic customers
  • Alumnus of GE’s Financial Management Program