Industry Specialist - Consumer & Food Technology
Jonathan is a proven expert in global sourcing and supply chain management, with almost 20 years of experience. He currently serves as Principal and Founder of J. Gardner Group, a boutique consultancy dedicated to growing EBITDA for middle market businesses through better deal-making, strategy, resilience, and relationships. Jonathan most recently served on the Advisory Council for former Graham Partners portfolio company, Mercer.
Previously, Jonathan served as Chief Procurement Officer for Albertson’s Companies. Prior to this, he spent nine years at Starbucks, where he worked his way up to Vice President of Global Sourcing. Jonathan also served as Global Sourcing Manager for Dell for almost seven years, and served as Senior Manager of Sourcing for General Motors for five years before that.
Jonathan earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of South Carolina, where he graduated cum laude. He went on to earn his J.D. and International M.B.A. from the University of South Carolina with concentrations in Corporate Law, Business Associations, Tax, Portuguese language, and International Business.