Bill Stotzer
Managing Director
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Focuses on supply-chain and strategic cost optimization
Specializes in business transformation and performance improvement in the areas of procurement and sourcing strategy and execution, process improvement, technology integration, working capital optimization, demand management and supplier negotiations
20+ years of industry and consulting experience across industries including retail, manufacturing, wholesale distribution, consumer products, energy, and information technology
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Bill Stotzer is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Corporate Performance Improvement in Chicago, focusing on supply-chain and strategic cost optimization.
He specializes in business transformation and performance improvement in the areas of procurement and sourcing strategy and execution, process improvement, technology integration, working capital optimization, demand management and supplier negotiations.
 
Mr. Stotzer has a unique and practical perspective on implementation of performance improvement in complex business environments with more than 20 years of industry and consulting experience across a wide range of industries, including retail, manufacturing, wholesale distribution, consumer products, energy, and information technology. Serving in various roles, he has been responsible for finance, corporate strategic planning, business planning, merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions and business valuations. He also has significant experience in debt and equity financing, business valuation and merger integration.
 
Mr. Stotzer has a proven track record of delivering value for his clients. His experience includes implementation of a strategic sourcing program for a large national wholesale distributor that resulted in 12 percent average savings across $1 billion in spend. He developed the post-merger integration methodology for an international engineering and construction company, led the implementation of a direct cost reduction initiative for a food manufacturing company, and led the performance improvement assessment of a national retailer, including enterprise functional benchmarking of costs to leading practices, identifying cost improvement opportunities in procurement, supply chain, merchandising, finance, IT, HR, marketing and property development.
 
In addition, Mr. Stotzer led the implementation of an IT cost reduction for large national retailer, including negotiation of new contracts with key vendors resulting in $14 million in annual savings across software maintenance, hardware, hardware maintenance, application development services and IT project services. He developed the enterprise sourcing methodology for a global industrial manufacturing company and delivered training on multiple sourcing categories for global teams, including tools and templates to support the new process along with key deliverables. He led the enterprise working capital assessment and implementation for an international manufacturer with operations in North America, Europe, Asia and South America, with a focus on the Procure-to-Pay (DPO), Contract-to-Cash (DSO) and inventory optimization (DIO) processes by geography and business unit.
 
Before joining A&M, he was a senior manager with BearingPoint. Earlier, Mr. Stotzer worked with Arthur Andersen, was responsible for all M&A activity as VP Corporate Development for a $300 million regional staffing company. There, he completed three acquisitions and three divestitures over a two-year period. He also served as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of a start-up pharmacy benefits management company and CFO of a start-up EMR software company.
 
Mr. Stotzer earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Notre Dame and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Illinois and Indiana. He is also a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM), a Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute, and a member of the ISM, AICPA and Illinois CPA Society.
 

NOTE: Alvarez & Marsal employs CPAs but is not a licensed CPA firm.