As Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of GEP, Jagadish "JT" Turimella leads the consulting practice and oversees the company's operations. Under his leadership, the company has grown into a leading procurement and supply chain consulting, outsourcing and technology firm that has won many industry accolades for growth and great client work. JT was named a Global Leader in Consulting by Consulting Magazine for his leadership within GEP, impact on clients and influence in the consulting profession. He was also named as one of the "Pros to Know," a list of top industry professionals, by Supply & Demand Chain Executive. Prior to joining GEP, JT held various leadership positions at A.T. Kearney, Option Clearing Corporation and Intergraph Corporation. At Intergraph, he was responsible for new product development and go-to-market strategies. JT received his MBA with high honors from the University of Chicago — Booth School of Business. He also holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Clemson University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Osmania University.