Senior Vice President, Private Equity

Ara Arslanian is the Senior Vice President, Private Equity for OMNIA Partners, the largest and most experienced organization in group purchasing. 

As SVP, Private Equity with 15 years of service to the organization, Arslanian is responsible for expanding the company’s position as the preeminent GPO in the private equity space. Arslanian’s team identifies and develops partnerships with market-leading private equity and venture capital firms to streamline the delivery of OMNIA Partners solutions and enhance portfolio company performance and market value.

In his previous role, Arslanian was responsible for the growth of the company's portfolio of leveraged agreements in the Fortune 1000 space. Throughout his extensive history in the group purchasing industry, he has served in numerous leadership positions, which included having direct oversight of commercial corporate strategy and the establishment of a formal category management group. Arslanian regularly engages with both procurement and supplier executives across a variety of industries and his efforts have helped shape the concept of the modern GPO. 

Prior to joining OMNIA Partners, Arslanian was the Senior Director at the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE), where he was instrumental in establishing leveraged purchasing agreements and affinity programs for small and mid-size businesses. Before that, he served as both a sales and distribution executive for McMaster-Carr, a privately held industrial supply provider, specializing in the distribution of maintenance, repair and operation (MRO) products to a variety of industries.

Arslanian has vast experience in the field of consultative selling, channel development and operations management. He has spoken at numerous industry events, authored MRO/distributed goods industry reports, and served on numerous panels outlining the trends in the supply chain space. He has been recognized as an eight-time Supply & Demand Chain Executive “Pro to Know” in the years:2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.