Masters- International Business and Organizational Development- Colorado State University, 2012; Bachelor- Applied Science- Aviation and Management- Metropolitan State University of Denver, 1992; Certificate- Aviation Flight Operations- Southwestern College, 1989
Global Business Development; Supply Chain Management; Strategic Planning; Project Management; Six Sigma; Leadership
Anthony S. Plank is an accomplished global supply chain and business development executive with tremendous international experience including negotiations, manufacturing operations and financial management. He also excels in strategic planning, leadership, and is Six Sigma Certified. Mr. Plank has worked with several global companies and private equity investors including GE, Flextronics, Industrial Cooling Solutions, Daikin McQuay, Fusion Retail Brands, and more recently with Express Group Holdings. His diverse global experience has focused on continual process improvement, strategic alliances and maintaining alignment with the vision and mission of organizations. Indeed, Mr. Plank's thrives in multi-cultural environments, and is quite adept at multi-cultural communication, creative thought leadership, and inspiring both individuals and teams to maximize their potential and attain the highest level of success. Currently, Anthony is the Vice President of International Business and equity partner at Service Software. Prior, Anthony was VP of Global Supply Chain at Express Group Holdings, and served as VP/GM of Sourcing and Supply Chain at Fusion Retail Brands in Australia. When the opportunity to become an equity partner, he was glad to take it. Anthony's key functions in his current role include some fiduciary responsibilities, P&L, product development, global business development and strategic leadership. As his career has evolved, he has remained open to more entrepreneurial opportunities within his roles. Anthony Plank is a Certified Professional in Supply Management with the Institute of Supply Management, and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt. He also received both Firefighting Grade A and Grade B certifications from Texas A&M University. Periodically, Mr. Plank has been asked to speak on the topic of global supply chain, and international commerce. Anthony received a Masters in International Business and Organizational Development from Colorado State University in 2012, and is part of the Golden Key International Honor Society. Earlier on in his career, Anthony was a pilot and owned a ski shop before meeting the president of a company who needed a Global Product Manager, so he got into international supply chain by chance, and then worked at GE and other companies. Mr. Plank attributes his success to always reinventing himself, and always being open to opportunities, including buying into this company. He took a chance on a business that started in 1993, was able to grow that business, and diversify into international markets. Going forward Anthony is keen to network, continue building relationships, and within 3 years ensure Service Software is a sustainable global company. Anthony enjoys the great game of business, and one highlight was working for private equity in Australia and repositioning Fusion Retail Brands into a profitable business yielding higher than expected returns for the shareholders. In his spare time, Anthony enjoys ice hockey, skiing, mountain biking, and travel. Anthony continues to be involved in numerous charity organizations, former YMCA board member, and a member of the 39th Australian Infantry Battalion.