Corporate Transformation; Cost Reduction; Complex Program Management
Ken Tsai
Managing Director
Corporate Transformation; Cost Reduction; Complex Program Management
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18+ years’ experience partnering with clients to lead corporate transformation initiatives
Specializes in complex program management, cost reduction and supply chain performance improvement
Works across multiple industries including energy, engineering / construction, manufacturing, product distribution and industrial services
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Ken Tsai is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Corporate Performance Improvement in Houston, TX. He specializes in leading corporate transformation initiatives through complex program management, cost reduction and supply chain performance improvements.

His primary areas of concentration include transformation through direct / indirect cost reduction, supply chain and operations process and system improvement, technology implementation, customer and product pricing and merger integration.

Over the last 18 years, Mr. Tsai has advised numerous public and private companies in the U.S. and Asia on how to successfully develop and execute operational improvement to transform performance. His experience spans multiple industries including energy, engineering / construction, manufacturing, product distribution and industrial services.

In his most recent assignment, Mr. Tsai led the corporate transformation program at an industrial services provider that reduced annual SG&A by roughly 20 percent, increased workforce utilization by 10 percent and increased revenue by 10 percent annually. Mr. Tsai was responsible for leadership and day-to-day program management of the effort’s 20+ initiatives, including the establishment of a new leadership organization, consolidation of business segments, standardization of operations, centralization of corporate functions, increasing asset and technician utilization, as well as sourcing for direct and indirect spend categories.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Tsai was a Program Manager at Foxconn, where he helped Hewlett-Packard (HP) conduct make-buy analyses and manage the joint development, manufacturing and logistics for a range of entry-level server products in China. In this role, he also developed tax efficient models of sourcing between Singapore, China, U.S. and the Czech Republic that were instrumental to the establishment of a new subcomponent manufacturing operation in Singapore to ensure the lowest total cost of ownership for HP.

Mr. Tsai earned a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He is active in the local community and serves on the Board of Hermann Park Conservancy.