John Sharkey is Spinnaker’s Senior Vice President of Consulting and has oversight and leadership responsibility for the firm’s supply chain planning and strategy consulting practices which provide management consulting and technology consulting/support services. In this role, he oversees strategy and individual practice development, provides business development and marketing direction, and is responsible for overall financial performance for the group. Additionally, Mr. Sharkey is a frequent industry speaker and supply chain thought leader.
As a consultant, John is an expert in the design, development, implementation, and optimization of supply chain strategies, business processes, and technologies and helps oversee supply chain transformation initiatives. John has worked with a wide range of leading companies in the Apparel, Chemicals, Consumer Products, High-Tech/ Semiconductor, Industrial Manufacturing, Medical Products, Metals, Paper, Retail, and Telecommunications industries.
Having led project teams in a variety of domestic and global supply chain initiatives, he specializes in combining technology and process improvements to design supply chain systems that enable clients to achieve transformational results and achieve strategy objectives. Mr. Sharkey holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Illinois and master’s degrees in engineering and business from MIT. At MIT, John was a graduate fellow in the Leaders for Manufacturing (now Leaders for Global Operations) program, a partnership between MIT’s business and engineering schools and a consortium of leading global manufacturers. He lives in Chicago, Illinois and enjoys spending time with family, traveling, hiking, and golf.