Riley A. MinnaertSenior Consultant


Riley is a senior management consultant leading teams through a data-driven, 11-Gate strategic sourcing process. Riley travels globally to client headquarters and manufacturing sites, verifying Request-for-Information & Request-for-Quotation profiles in order to optimize our clients’ supply chains.

Areas of Expertise

  • Global Strategic Sourcing
  • Project Management
  • Data Analytics
  • Industry & Market Research
  • Training

Key highlights

Riley has been responsible for managing projects totaling over $475 million of direct material spend that have yielded 20% savings and 35% supplier reduction. He has also effectively facilitated global supplier conferences with 2000+ attendees and technical reviews for several Fortune 500 companies.

Professional background

Prior to joining Gibson, Riley was a Systems Engineer at United Airlines, where he developed and implemented engineering projects to optimize United Airlines’ fleet performance and reliability.

  • Bachelor of Science – Mechanical Engineering – Grainger College of Engineering
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Favorite Quote

Heroes get remembered but legends never die. Follow your heart kid, and you’ll never go wrong.

The Sandlot


Riley’s hobbies include traveling the globe with friends and colleagues, playing golf and watching Illini basketball.

Favorite Thing about working at Gibson

The exposure to client leadership from day one and building relationships with his lifelong friends as he travels the world.

Brooks CaleyMegan Dolan