Wallace Buran

Strategic Planning, Supply Chain Transformation

Wally Buran Next Generation Supply ChainWally Buran is a former Edenfield Executive in Residence at the Georgia Institute of Technology and current Managing Director, Brand Velocity, EVP Firestorm and Firestorm Expert Council Member.

Wally has more than 30 years of management and consulting experience in strategic planning, supply chain transformation, procurement & sourcing, technology strategy, business process re-engineering, and mergers & acquisitions in his current roles and with Monitor Group, Deloitte Consulting and IBM. He was also the CEO of Worldcrest Group, a strategic sourcing and supply chain shared services founded by Kolhburg, Kravis Roberts. He has led and managed projects for some of the world’s largest corporations; Anheuser Busch, Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive, Delhaize Group, Dupont, Georgia Pacific, General Dynamics, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Monsanto, Sonoco and UPS.

With Georgia Tech, he served on the Advisory Boards of the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, the Supply Chain and Logistics Institute and helped build the Tennenbaum Institute for Enterprise Transformation.

He has authored and directed multiyear research on Enterprise Transformation, Frontier Management Practices, and Growth Enablement Strategies. He has served on the National Science Foundation Defense Manufacturing Studies Board and teaches in university and company based Executive Development Programs. Mr. Buran also served on the board of Gryphon Partners, a Private Equity Investment Company.

He has also held management positions with Avon Products and General Motors Corporation. He received his Bachelors in Industrial and Systems Engineering and his Masters in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His current research and client support focuses on Next Generation Supply Chain Strategies and Shareholder Value Creation.

Wallace Buran- Managing Director, Brand Velocity, EVP Firestorm Solutions and Firestorm Expert Council Member.  Wally Buran has more than 30 years of management and consulting experience in strategic planning, supply chain transformation, procurement & sourcing, technology strategy, business process reengineering, and mergers & acquisitions in his current roles and with Monitor Group, Deloitte Consulting and IBM. He was also the CEO of Worldcrest Group, a strategic sourcing and supply chain shared services founded by Kolhburg, Kravis Roberts.  He has led and managed projects for some of the world’s largest corporations; Anheauser Busch, Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive, Delhaize Group, Dupont, Georgia Pacific, General Dynamics, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Monsanto, Sonoco and UPS.