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Meet The Team


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Director of Operational Excellence

Robert adds nearly 20 years’ experience in manufacturing, supply chain, and procurement to the c5mi team. He served in a senior leadership role at a Fortune 100 company, running complex supply chains and manufacturing operations for the company, including at its flagship operation. He also lent his expertise to the company’s global ERP transformation program. He brings that experience to c5mi clients, helping transform their manufacturing and supply chain management through the integration of technology. He earned a Mechanical Engineering degree and an MBA, and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

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Derek Dyer 
Founder and Managing Partner

Derek is an accomplished leader of complex transformational initiatives. He has served as a senior IT director for two Fortune 100 companies, a supply chain and logistics manager for a Fortune 100 company, an independent executive advisor, a manufacturing business unit leader, and an ERP deployment manager. Throughout his career, he has led many management projects, including the supply management and logistics team of a global operation involving the procurement of $1B of direct materials and $500M of indirect materials. Derek has undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Spanish and an MBA. 

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Marty Groover
Director of Operational Technology

Marty is a globally recognized innovator and leader of manufacturing operations and integrated technology. Marty has over 30 years of large operational organizations in supply chain, logistics, manufacturing and global operations. After spending over 20 years as a naval officer leading advanced technologies operations and maintenance, he transitioned to a Fortune 100 global manufacturing company. While there, he was a recognized leader in supply chain and manufacturing operations for a multi-billion dollar business unit. Marty also led a global ERP and manufacturing applications IT organization that supported 150 global manufacturing facilities. Most recently, Marty led an extensive Industry 4.0 Connected Factory program. He is earned the following certifications: 6 Sigma Black Belt, APICS – Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and ASQ – Certified Manager of Quality-Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE). 

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Spencer McConoughey
Director of Enterprise Blockchain

Spencer brings a deep understanding of practical economics and a broad range of business knowledge. His areas of expertise are technical ecosystems, business optimization, and enterprise blockchain. Spencer worked in Washington, D.C for a think tank focused on national systems overhauling and consulted for a diverse range of industries. Spencer brings four years of extensive experience with Blockchain and distributed ledger technology. His mindset as a digital native brings a uniquely powerful skill set to c5mi.