Cynthia Joiner
Managing Director
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Leads the East Region Corporate Performance Improvement (CPI) practice
20+ years of experience as both an operator and consultant
Global advisor to firm’s supply chain solution
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Cyndi Joiner is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Corporate Performance Improvement (CPI) in Atlanta. She leads the East Region CPI practice, is a global advisor to the firm’s supply chain solution, and previously served as national supply chain leader for four years. In addition, she leads the firm’s Financial Services’ Third Party Risk Management Practice, advising global commercial and investment banks on large scale process design and risk mitigation strategies including the implementation of highly regulated processes.

With 20+ years of experience, as both an operator and consultant, Ms. Joiner primarily focuses on supply chain optimization and broader growth initiatives for healthy and troubled corporations. As a trusted advisor, she has led and implemented operational improvements that allowed her clients to grow EBITDA and support sustainability for future success. During her career, she has reduced supplier spend in excess of $1 billion.

Most recently, she led a $100+ million cost take out and procurement transformation initiative for a top tier U.S. bank, an end to end operation efficiency assessment for USPS as required by congress, a business transformation for the largest non emergency transportation company in the U.S., and the outsourcing of a state transit authorities warehouse, distribution and fulfillment operation. Ms. Joiner advises clients across various industries including financial services, transportation, retail, manufacturing and state and federal governments.

Prior to joining A&M, Ms. Joiner was a Chief Procurement Officer and held executive positions with GMAC and Wells Fargo, where she developed and executed strategies to centralize all business processes and activities for sourcing, supplier risk management, corporate real estate, facilities management, asset management and disaster recovery.

Ms. Joiner earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Lee University and a master’s degree in business administration from Pfeiffer University. She also completed the Program on Negotiations at Harvard. With a commitment to collaborative diverse teams and connectivity at the corporate and community level, she sits on the Board of Directors for Girl Talk, Inc.—a national nonprofit that empowers middle school and high school girls to be confident leaders through peer-to-peer mentoring.