Our People


Stephen Sichak, Jr.

Steve is a former public company executive officer with broad leadership and execution experience as a GM, and a track record of delivering results in Operations, Marketing, IT, and Integrated Supply Chain by adding enterprise-wide value.  His expertise is in improving performance by developing strategies and monitoring systems that ensure that results are delivered over the long run. He has a record of confident leadership and sound judgment. 

Since becoming a management consultant, Steve has advised CEOs and investors on a range of projects including the development of strategies to improve operating performance, guiding an ERP implementation, evaluating potential acquisitions including completing diligence and developing operating strategies, and the development of functional strategies.  He has also provided strategic direction optimizing performance and Enterprise Portfolio Management strategies.  

Past Experience

Steve served as an executive with Becton Dickinson (BD) for more than 20 years. As EVP and Chief Integrated Supply Chain, Steve led global Procurement, Manufacturing & Supply Chain operations, Global Sustainability, Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities and Aviation and was a member of the BD Management Committee and an Executive Officer.  He improved financial performance by strengthening the core through continuous improvement projects, more than doubling annual savings, and successfully integrated the CareFusion operations into BD. Steve expanded gross margins by reducing operating expenses, improved G&A performance through strong procurement performance and reduced indirect spending.  He also developed capability and people enterprise-wide and fostered innovation; and enabled corporate functions to have a unified voice, improving management’s decision making regarding functional investments.

Earlier, as BD’s SVP, Integrated Supply Chain Steve maintained financial performance during harsh macro-economic conditions through enhanced performance within operations and the establishment of new functional capabilities. He elevated performance enterprise-wide by reorganizing Manufacturing, enabled revenue-base expansion and facilitated the reduction of operating costs through improved efficiency, strengthening earnings during a period of slowing revenue growth.   Steve joined BD as Director of Marketing then led Corporate Planning, the North American SAP Implementation and served as CIO. He began his healthcare career as a Marketing Manager at Baxter-Travenol in Deerfield, IL.

Personal

Steve is a Trustee of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and has served as Co-Chair and Interim President of that organization. He is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the DePaul University College of Science and Health, and was a Board member of the Global Healthcare Exchange.  Steve and his family reside in New Jersey.

Education

M.B.A., Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management

M. S. and B.S. in Chemistry, DePaul University