Steve Riordan

Principal and Global Practice Leader, CPG

Steve has dedicated his entire 30+ year career to consumer companies and their suppliers, first as a retail executive and more recently as a partner and practice leader for several prominent consulting firms.

Steve Riordan, Principal and Global Practice Leader, CPG | Kalypso

Steve serves as the firm’s global consulting & supply chain practice leader and leads several of the largest and most complex client programs for the practice.

At Kalypso, Steve leads a team focused on serving senior product development and supply chain executives to help them digitally transform their capabilities in strategy, product development, planning, sourcing, manufacturing and distribution & logistics to shorten time to market, to drive revenue growth from new products, to streamline operations and to improve rates of compliance.

As a consultant, Steve has served industry sectors such as: grocery, specialty retail - softlines, specialty retail - hardlines, mass merchant, big box category killers, drug, internet retail and other e-commerce companies, department store, military retail, consumer electronics, vertically integrated and branded retail/wholesale, apparel and footwear manufacturers, food and beverage manufacturers, other discrete manufacturers and vendors to retail, wholesale distribution and private equity firms.

Outside of Kalypso

Steve & his wife reside in Las Colinas, Texas. Their four daughters & son are grown and scattered about Texas and the US.

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  • MBA, Finance - Indiana University
  • BS, Marketing and Advertising - Indiana University

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Podcast: Trends In The Apparel Industry Supply Chain

The apparel industry has seen seismic changes in the last couple of years, from swinging demand, to the shift to direct sales, to supply breakdowns. Steve Riordan, Global Director of Supply Chain at Kalypso, joins The Digital Supply Chain podcast to discuss them.

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Why Fashion is Taking Digital Product Development Off the Back Burner

“By going through these near-death experiences during Covid, companies understand what the stakes are and what they need to do to respond to this environment,” said Steve Riordan, global director, consumer and life sciences, at consulting firm Kalypso.

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3 Ways Brands Transform End-to-End Product Development by Going Digital

For many consumer goods manufacturers, COVID-19 exposed issues with their digital thread – the way they discover, create, make and sell new products.

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