Stuart HesterSenior Consultant


As a senior consultant, Stuart is responsible for leading client project teams through the 11-gate strategic sourcing process. Stuart directly supports project teams on the ground from the initial opportunity assessment all the way through the implementation of the recommend sourcing strategy. Stuart’s responsibilities include data analytics, providing recommendations based on data findings and previous experience, and leading modules during client team trainings.

Areas of Expertise

  • Best Cost Country Sourcing
  • Data Analytics
  • Global Strategic Sourcing
  • Implementation
  • Opportunity Assessment
  • Training

Key highlights

Effectively leading cross-functional client teams through the 11-step process, Stuart has been responsible for over $50 million USD in savings.

Past projects have included clients in chemical processing, construction, and diversified industrial product industries. Stuart’s focus has been on direct materials, including metals and a wide range of hydraulic sub-categories.

Professional background

Stuart joined Gibson following his graduation from Purdue University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management with minors in Finance, International Business, and Spanish.

  • BS, Management – Purdue University
Favorite Quote

Success is not Final. Failure is not Fatal. It is the continuation of hard work that counts
Winston Churchill

Favorite Thing about working at Gibson

The people. I have been lucky to work with extremely intelligent people, but luckier that they are tremendously hard working and have the upmost pride in their work. My coworkers continuously display why they have earned my trust and respect not only through their results, but also how they achieve those results.

In addition, the trust extends outside work. After spending countless hours working and travelling together, I have become friends with many colleagues. Whether sharing stories at lunch in Chicago, attending concerts on the weekend, or waking up early on the opposite side of the world to watch a big sports game: there is likely another Gibson team member along with me.

Michael Gibson