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"I didn't have a childhood dream of going into procurement. But seeing how challenging yet rewarding it can be to an organization, I never want to do anything else."

Jagadish Turimella

Chief Operating Officer & Co-founder

As GEP Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Jagadish "JT" Turimella leads the consulting practice and manages the company's operational functions. Under his leadership, the company has grown into a leading procurement consulting, outsourcing and technology firm that has won many industry accolades for growth and great client work. For his leadership within GEP and in the broader supply chain field, JT has been named one of the "Pros to Know," a list of top industry professionals, by the Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

Prior to joining GEP, he was a senior manager within the operational and pharmaceutical practice at A.T. Kearney. JT has held various management positions at the Option Clearing Corporation and Intergraph Corporation. At Intergraph Corporation, he was responsible for creating new software products and developing and executing go-to-market strategies.

JT received his MBA with high honors from the University of Chicago. He also holds an M.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, both from Clemson University. He also serves as an Advisory Board Member at Clemson's Department of Computer Science.