G’ ’Sean Williams is a Supply Chain Expert, Industry Speaker, and International Business-to-Business Negotiator. He is a 2014 “Under 40” Emerging Professional of the Year Finalist – Charlotte Chamber, as well as, the 2016 Institute of Supply Management – Carolinas Virginia Innovator of the Year. G’Sean has been instrumental in the development and growth of the Supplier Performance Institute, University Supply Chain Case Competitions and the C-SWEET program for development of emerging women leaders in Small Business, Finance and Supply Chain. He enjoys small business capacity building and sits on many small business advisory councils across the country. Professionally, G’Sean has worked in various progressive roles including: Supply Chain for Intel ($55B USD), Sealy Mattress ($2.5B USD), Pulte Homes ($5.8B USD) MWV ($5.5B USD), and Bristol Myers-Squibb ($19B USD). G’Sean is an ISM Certified Professional in Supply Management (2014), ISM Certified Purchasing Manager (2005), and a graduate of Eli Board College of Business - Supply Chain Management at Michigan State University (2000) which was ranked #1 in the nation. He has over 17 years of progressive leadership in areas of Procurement, Materials Management and Supplier Development. G’ Sean career highlights include conducting business and writing over $1.25 Billion in corporate contracts in 14 Countries and Territories across the world. Beyond his global leadership, he has supported the startup and/or growth transformation of over 70 small businesses in 7 states (NC, NJ, MI, VA, GA, IL, WA) across the US. G’ Sean has performed over 200 Supplier Risk Assessments and PFMEAs across the world to prep suppliers and small businesses for post contract ramp up. In addition, he has planned and implemented ERP systems for many Fortune 500 companies and small businesses. G’Sean has served as an Adjunct Instructor for 8 universities and institutions in 3 countries and trained over 750 Procurement, Supplier Diversity and Finance professionals globally in the public and private sector.