Biography

David L. Anderson

Dr. Anderson is Managing Director of Supply Chain Ventures, LLC, a venture capital and consulting company specializing in software and biotech investing and is a retired managing partner of supply chain consulting at Accenture, a $15 billion global technology consulting company.

He currently is an independent member of the Board of Directors of AvenueRight (Fargo, ND), New Vine Logistics (Napa, California), Optiant (Burlington, Massachusetts), Chairman of Control Group, a New York City-based technology consulting and outsourcing company and of Aiko Pharmaceuticals, a start up drug development Company in Maine specializing in pain management.

Dr. Anderson is on the Board of Advisors of Logispring Management Company s.a.r.l., Geneva Switzerland, a $100 million European venture fund specializing in supply chain investments and TrueDemand Software, Inc ,a Los Gatos based company using real time data to enhance supply chain management. He is also a member of the President’s Council of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations.

At Accenture, he was instrumental in building the company’s $2 billion supply chain management practice in North America, Asia and Europe. Over the past thirty years, he has helped numerous global corporations transform their supply chains into world-class organizations. He was also global lead for all Accenture alliances with supply chain software companies, including i2, Manugistics, Ariba and CommerceOne.

Before joining Accenture, he was vice president in charge of logistics consulting at Temple, Barker & Sloane, Inc. (now Mercer Management Consulting) and a vice president of Data Resources, Inc. (now part of IHS/Global Insights, Inc), where he founded the Firm’s transportation and logistics consulting practice. He was a founding partner of Operations Technology, Inc., a web-enabled, intelligent messaging software company (now part ofSupply Chain Consulting). He has also taught classes in undergraduate and graduate level business courses at Northwestern, MIT, Boston University and Northeastern University.

Dr. Anderson is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the United Kingdom and a Member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals in the United States. He currently serves on the Technology Management Council of Boston College. He is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society. He is a frequent public speaker and has published numerous articles on supply chain strategy and business management in leading journals and websites, including the Supply Chain Management Review, Supply Chain Practice Journal, The Journal of Finance and Achieving Supply Chain Excellence through Technology.

His past associations include interim CEO at Optiant (one of his portfolio companies), the Board of Directors of LeanLogisitics (sold to Brambles/CHEP), Industri-Matematik-International Board of Directors (sold to Symphony Technology, then China dotcom), Vtrenz (sold to SilverPop), the Board of Directors of The Transportation Center at Northwestern University, the Board of Trustees of the University of New England and a founder of the Stanford University Global Supply Chain Forum.


Dr. Anderson received his Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Econometrics and Finance from Boston College and his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Connecticut.

He has been married for nearly 40 years to Melinda Anderson and has four grown children and seven grandchildren. They are co-owners of Biddeford Pool Development LLC, an environmentally-conscious residential land development company in Maine.

He lives on Biddeford Pool in Maine as well as in New York City and can be reached at 207-286-6464 or at dave@supplychainventure.com .

Interests

family, wine, travel, investing, English manor house mysteries