Gerry Preece



A 22-year Procter & Gamble Purchases veteran, Gerry made his mark leading the significant expansion of Purchases into P&G’s marketing spend pools. He built purchases/procurement organizations around the globe in areas such as media, advertising agencies, promotions, commercial production, digital marketing, and public affairs. He integrated the work with other functions, established new performance metrics, and drove dramatic results in both added value and cost savings (>$100 million/yr).


As Executive Director at The Matthew Kelly Foundation, he was a key catalyst to significant and necessary changes, such as restructure of the Board, new strategic business models, new marketing strategies and product/service offerings.


Gerry is widely regarded as a rare expert in applying the purchasing/procurement discipline in marketing. His work as a consultant with American Association of Advertising Agencies, GlaxoSmithKline and others has continued to grow his experience and expertise.


Consulting Expertise

  • Applying strategic sourcing and purchasing/procurement skills in the highly unique area of marketing
  • Training, coaching, and practical application of all aspects of sourcing
  • Training negotiations skills


2013-Pres Purchasing/Procurement & Sourcing Trainer/Coach, The Cincinnati Consulting Consortium
2008-2013 Senior Consultant, External View & Ark Advisors
2006-2008 The Matthew Kelly Foundation, Executive Director
2004-2006 Global Purchases Director for Media, Marketing & Marketing Operations, Distribution, P&G
1997-2004 Associate Director, NA Marketing Purchases, P&G
1995-1997 Associate Director, NA Beauty Care Packaging and Contract Manufacturing, P&G
1989-1995 Sr. Purchases Manager, Fabric Softener Ingredients, Nonwovens and Packaging, P&G
1983-1989 Purchases Manager, Organic and Inorganic Chemicals, P&G


BS, Engineering, United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.