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Lee Garbowitz

Managing Director


Lee serves as a managing director in the Strategic Sourcing + Business Optimization practice within the Advisory business at HBR Consulting (HBR). Lee leads HBR’s Vendor Governance Solutions – the dominant provider of persistent procurement managed solutions for the legal sector. To this role, Lee brings over 25 years of experience in optimizing growth and profits for leading institutions including GE, Honeywell, Cadbury and WPP. Lee has been recognized as a 10 Top Supply Chain Leader, built the world largest B2B eAuction network at GE, and has been an early stage advisor to Coupa.

Prior to joining HBR, Lee has served as Chief Procurement Officer of Cadbury and WPP in North America. Additionally, Lee advised numerous Fortune 1000 companies as a leader within McKinsey’s Purchasing and Supply Management Practice.

Lee holds an MBA with high honors from NYU and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon.

At heart, Lee is a procurement guy with a running problem – having run marathons on 6 of 7 continents and attempting to run a marathon a month in 2021.

Expertise

  • Managed Services
  • Vendor Management + Expense Optimization

Contact Info

(312) 425-4427
LGarbowitz@hbrconsulting.com

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