Dave Martinelli joined Portage Point in February 2017 and serves as Managing Director. His primary areas of focus include leadership, operations, supply chain, distribution, product development and technology implementation. Dave has also served as Interim President, COO and interim head of distribution & logistics for Portage Point clients

Prior to joining Portage Point, Mr. Martinelli has served as a trusted business advisor and crisis manager for clients of both Alvarez & Marsal as well as his independent consultancy. Mr. Martinelli has a proven track record of creating significant and sustainable value through a combination of thought leadership, operational execution, and talent development across a diverse set of industries and core business focuses including manufactured and consumer packaged goods, large and complex distribution networks, chemicals and specialty materials, food and beverage, structural products and building materials, public sector restructuring, software and tooling / machining

Previously, Mr. Martinelli has been a software executive for Vista Equity Partners, co-founded and raised capital for an early stage pharmaceutical company, Etoh Pharmaceuticals, and commercialized multiple new products in specialty chemicals and materials for Cytec Industries and Rohm & Haas where he obtained his Six Sigma Blackbelt and was recognized as an expert in Lean Manufacturing

Dave is also a thought leader in operationalizing value creation having authored whitepapers and presented on topics such as competitive market intelligence, increasing customer wallet share, behavior-based sales compensation plans, reducing logistics and freight cost and supply chain service level improvement