Senior Vice President, Private Sector
Ara Arslanian is the Senior Vice President, Private Sector. In this role, Mr. Arslanian is responsible for the strategic growth of the company's portfolio of leveraged agreements in the Fortune 1000 space. Throughout his 15 years in the group purchasing organization 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. Mr. 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, Mr. 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 leader 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. In his role, Mr. Arslanian led a technical sales team in the positioning of product offerings, while directing the inventory management and financial controlling of over a half million SKU.
Mr. Arslanian has extensive 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 a five-time Supply & Demand Chain Executive “Pro to Know” in the years: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, and 2020.