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Joseph DeSantis

  • Managing Director
  • T: +1 404 270 1441
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    • 1201 W Peachtree Street, NW
    • Suite 500
    • Atlanta, GA, 30309
    • United States
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Joseph DeSantis is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Atlanta. Mr. DeSantis is a member of the firm’s Performance Improvement practice, where he focuses on LEAN Six Sigma in supply chain management. He has more than 25 years of experience in developing and implementing operational, financial and continuous process improvement (“CPI”) solutions for global companies.

Mr. DeSantis advises the senior management of companies that are experiencing significant operational and financial challenges. In this capacity, he works with companies that are looking to streamline workflows to eliminate waste and add value. He is an expert in operational strategy and effectiveness and delivers creative, sensible solutions that generate long-term value to both the stakeholders and customers.

Mr. DeSantis has experience in focusing on financial and operational excellence in the functional areas of supply chain management, logistics, transportation and information technology. He has helped companies understand how to identify waste and focus on value added activities. Mr. DeSantis has implemented solutions for companies that have resulted in improvements in multiple areas, including operating profit, quality, labor productivity, safety and organizational effectiveness. His methodologies are supported by an application of the LEAN Six Sigma principles, leadership and discipline. Mr. DeSantis has worked within a wide range of industries, including consumer packaged goods, food and beverage services, transportation, logistics, education and the public sector.

Mr. DeSantis has led numerous turnarounds for large distribution and warehousing operations across multiple industries. He gains a deep understanding of the root cause of issues and develops sustainable solutions. Mr. DeSantis engages company resources at all levels to align and focus on value added activities and eliminate non-value added steps and processes.

As the director of operations for Avon Products, Inc., he led the turnaround of the largest distribution operation in the global network ($850 million in revenue). At Office Depot, Mr. DeSantis was responsible for the turnaround of the largest retail/business-to-business (“B2B”) distribution center in the U.S. network ($1.1 billion in revenue). His approach to understanding the current environment focuses on people, process and technology.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. DeSantis was a Partner and Performance Improvement Practice Leader for Total Solution Partners, a firm he founded in 2011. He has a passion for leadership and often speaks at conferences around the country on this topic.

Mr. DeSantis holds a B.S. in Accounting from Sacred Heart University and an Executive M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

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