SGS Maine Pointe Names Scott Sparks as Managing Director, Private Equity
Sparks’ leadership and industry insight instrumental in growing SGS Maine Pointe’s business and helping PE clients improve the value of their investments
Boston, Mass., September 19, 2022 -- Global supply chain and operations implementation consulting firm, SGS Maine Pointe, a member of the SGS Group, announced today it has appointed Scott Sparks as Managing Director, Private Equity. Sparks brings more than 20 years of experience partnering with private equity investors and executive management teams, dramatically improving financial performance and market value of their companies through operations improvement and margin expansion, increased capital efficiency, productive acquisitions, and organic growth.
In his capacity as Managing Director, Sparks will take a strategic role in solving the unique and complex challenges faced by the private equity industry from pre-deal to exit. “SGS Maine Pointe is on a steep upward trajectory and has recently been recognized as the #1 Supply Chain Consulting Firm in the US,” said Sparks. “I’m thrilled to be joining this award-winning organization and to be a part of the team that takes the firm to the next stage in its evolution.”
With rising investment capital costs, an increasingly competitive environment for new acquisitions, and volatile and unpredictable revenue in many portfolio company industries, the PE value creation equation is shifting. “Significant operations improvement has moved from optional to mandatory to maintain the returns that PE investors demand,” said Jeff Staub, CEO of SGS Maine Pointe. “Scott brings a long history of value creation in private equity through operations improvement. His leadership and industry insight will be instrumental in helping our PE sponsor and management team clients develop new sources of enterprise value as the industry evolves. I am truly excited to have Scott join the firm.”
Before joining SGS Maine Pointe, Sparks served as Managing Director of TriVista’s private equity advisory business. Previously, Sparks held Senior Partner and other leadership positions in the Business Strategy and Supply Chain organizations at A.T. Kearney and Accenture. His work at these firms included partnering with large global clients to assess and develop business strategy, evaluate acquisition and new market growth opportunities, and improve operational performance across the value chain. He also gained valuable experience as a P&L owner and business operator; as CEO and President, he built two national businesses from launch to market leading positions.
Sparks has an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego.
About SGS Maine Pointe
SGS Maine Pointe, a member of the SGS Group, is a global supply chain and operations consulting firm trusted by many chief executives and private equity firms to drive compelling economic returns for their companies. We achieve this by delivering accelerated, sustainable improvements in EBITDA, cash and growth across their operations, procurement and logistics. Our hands-on implementation experts work with executives and their teams to rapidly break through functional silos and transform the buy-make-move-fulfill supply chain to deliver the greatest value to customers and investors at the lowest cost and risk to business. We call this Total Value Optimization (TVO)™.
SGS Maine Pointe’s engagements are results-driven and deliver between 4:1-8:1 ROI. We are so confident in our work and our processes that we provide a unique 100% guarantee of engagement fees based on annualized savings. www.mainepointe.com
We are SGS – the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. Our 96,000 employees operate a network of 2,700 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world. SGS has been delivering ESG and sustainability solutions and services to clients for the past 25 years and has been a carbon neutral company for the past seven years.