Hosts: Rodney Apple and Chris Gaffney
In This Episode:
We speak with Mark Shaughnessy as he shares the greatest influences that developed his unique supply chain career. Mark started his career with a rotational program which provided multi-unit business exposure to positions that provided him with a transition from a technical expert to a general manager. His next move was into private equity. Mark says it is critical to constantly build relationships before you need them, including your mentoring network. He sees strong value in establishing standards, routines, cadences and rhythms to provide people with certainty and eliminate ambiguity. That gets coupled with communication and the idea of head, heart, and hands of change management. He sees permanent workplace shifts related to values, mission, and flexible work. He has learned greatly from failure and encourages others to embrace it, get up, and get back in the game. Mark also encourages supply chain professionals to take lateral moves, accumulate competencies, and not to rush moving up, making them far more valuable in the long run.
Who is Mark Shaughnessy?
Mark currently leads Crowsnest Capital, which invests in and provides advisory support to companies in the Consumer, Industrial and Supply Chain Technology categories. He is an accomplished operating executive with experience in businesses ranging in size from pre-revenue ventures to $20+ billion global corporations. In his career he has led teams to success across multiple industries, customer channels and operating environments. Mark previously served as President and CEO of Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services (CCBSS), a shared services organization that aggregates and optimizes supplier and customer-facing operations for Coca-Cola’s U.S. bottling franchise network. His early supply chain experiences included Mars Incorporated’s US Pet Food business and Cargill’s commodity trading, food processing operations and financial instrument trading. Mark has degrees in International Finance and Spanish from Brown University.