Venetia Partners Expands Strategy and Operational Excellence Practice and Market Development; Announces Louis Pahountis as Senior Partner
ATLANTA, April 21, 2016 — International management consulting firm Venetia Partners LLC announces Louis Pahountis as Senior Partner to lead the firm’s strategy and operational excellence practice. Pahountis will also join the Executive Committee of the company. In this role, Pahountis will be responsible for enhancing the firm’s strategy and operational excellence capabilities, while maintaining sharp focus on creating value for clients. He brings a hands-on operational and leadership expertise to organizations facing complex market and supply chain challenges.
Pahountis brings 20 years of experience in management and business consulting, and nearly 10 years of experience in corporate executive management positions. Beyond his expertise in business performance improvement, Lou Pahountis has held senior executive corporate roles in operations and supply chain, most recently VP Global Supply Chain at Novelis Inc., a world leading producer of aluminum.
Pahountis has spearheaded many challenging acquisition integration, supply chain, and new business launch efforts for several global corporations over the years, including new automotive product launches, composite aircraft business launches, and multi-billion dollar mergers/acquisitions. Louis has also led operations and improvement efforts ranging from large-scale global interregional logistics in metals to reducing hundreds of millions in global inventories to generate cash for businesses. In the management consulting industry, he held leadership roles at Alvarez and Marsal, Perot Systems Corporation (Dell Services), and Accenture.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Lou to Venetia Partners; he brings an entrepreneurial and strategic operations mindset combined with a successful track record of delivering significant results and outcomes for global manufacturing and distribution companies,” said Mark Miller, Venetia Partners CEO. “His experience builds upon our current business integration, supply chain and digital transformation capabilities, and under his leadership, I’m confident that he’ll further develop and expand our outcomes-based consulting capabilities for our Private Equity and C-suite customers.”
“Venetia Partners is known for its exclusively seasoned senior business operators, each having superior tools, methods and analytics skills, a know-how that’s inherent in driving significant value for manufacturing and distribution companies. I look forward to building on the strong foundation already in place, while growing our strategy, integration and performance improvement capabilities,” said Lou Pahountis.
Louis Pahountis holds a bachelors and master-of-science degree in Civil Engineering, as well as a master-of- business-administration from the University of Pittsburgh