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Bob_Matthews

Expertise

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

Education

  • 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
1945-2016

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 

Experience

  • 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