Meet the Team.

The Cabritski team, led by Founder Alex Grundy, with a number of associates and partners. The team has a combined industry experience of 200 years within consulting and management and has experienced practitioners with deep domain expertise.

Alex Grundy

Managing Partner

Alex has vast amount of consultancy experience within procurement and technology transformation with particular expertise in savings and optimisation programmes, digital transformation, business process outsourcing, near/off-shoring. Alex specialises in risk mitigation, cost reduction, driving innovation/growth, and strengthening business relationships. He has worked globally on large complex deals.

Kristof Van Passel

Associate Partner

A strategic and accomplished procurement professional with more than 10 years  experience, leading 30+ headed international procurement teams. His long track record in procurement demonstrates his strong sense of ownership and ability to successfully complete large-scaled transformation and change programmes. Possesses the ability to analyse complex spend profiles, identify efficiency improvements and cost-out opportunities and deliver projects of the highest quality within agreed-upon targets and timelines.

Gurbinder Sanghera

Commercial Executive

Extensive experience gained across multiple industries and consulting projects, using his Finance background to secure tangible cost reduction and transformation for each  clients Procurement Organisation. Acted as Lead Consultant and Interim Head  of Procurement, building teams, introducing leading class systems, best in class contracts and embedding Supplier Relationship Management into the heart  of the organisation.  Using data and fact-based decision making to  deliver the required outcomes for each assignment.

Ross Jones

Commercial Executive

ACA Qualified Chartered Accountant with 14+ years of progressively responsible experience in complex technical roles requiring exceptional business analysis, project management, and strong stakeholder management skills across finance and asset management sectors. Expertise in analysing business requirements, negotiating key contracts, improving corporate processes and delivering change projects in regulation and finance.

Tim Hawkin

Business Performance Executive

Tim is an experienced and highly effective business leader who has successfully led performance improvement, operational excellence, and cost optimisation projects across a variety of sectors.

Akshay Upadhye

Technology Executive

Akshay solves the biggest challenges facing organisations as they digitally transform, establishing a reputation for delivery. His contribution enables the business to realise a sustainable market competitive advantage, measured tangibly onto the business bottom line. His reputation is underpinned by a cumulative experience exceeding 22 years. He has been engaged by both small niche businesses through to private equity owned entities and world recognised brands.

Daya Shinde

Technology Executive

Daya brings 20+ years of extensive Consultancy, Procurement and Change delivery experience from multiple industries and geographies across both Private and Public sectors. Leading a 24/7 service delivery for top tier banking & finance clients in Asia, M&A integration of a media company and a successful exit sale in USA has built a unique business and commercial skill set that Daya has used to expand and develop SRM capability for several FTSE and Fortune 50 organisations.

Malcolm Swallow

Technology Executive

Malcolm has significant experience running complex, multi-national, matrix organisations. His progression has been through a technical IT and procurement route, to working as a CIO, Partner, Regional Director and Group Vice President, managing a P&L of more than $70m and teams in excess of 200 people. Malcolm has many years of experience managing and motivating people as well as delivering successful business outcomes for both employers and customers through all phases of complex IT and Business Services procurement.

James Russell

Technology Executive

David is a senior experienced outsourcing advisor with proven negotiating and commercial skills. He has extensive experience delivering against tight time scales in high pressure, regulated financial markets and is a very effective communicator at both functional and executive levels. 20+ years’ experience in multinational companies with extensive experience in finance, IT and consumer sectors.

David Young

Technology Executive

James has over 15 years of Indirect Strategic Sourcing knowledge and expertise, specializing in IT Software, SaaS, Applications and Services. Experience across a number of different industries and sectors including the Public and Private sector, Financial Services, Airports, FMCG, Online Gaming Sports Betting and Real Estate taking into account regulatory and OJEU requirements where applicable.

Kelly Jones

Marketing Executive

Kelly is an experienced and highly productive Head of Marketing Procurement in public and private sector. Extensive experience of leading and implementing a Global Marketing Purchasing Strategy. Over 10 years experience in negotiation both direct and indirect (Marketing, Services & IT), supplier relationship management, expertise in business strategy, marketing, operations and change management, management of a cross country marketing procurement team.

Alex Santamaria

Human Resources Executive

Strong experience in managing Professional Services and HR spend on a global and regional basis, leading and project managing cross-functional business teams across multiple countries and regions to achieve the lowest cost of ownership. Specialist in HR Strategic Planning, HR policies & processes, temporary and flexible contract staffing solutions

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