Project Description

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Concurrent Workshops
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


George Ehrgott
Senior Manager, Strategic Sourcing, Sustainability, and Supplier Diversity
Communications Test Design, Inc.


Ricardo Barrientos
Senior Director, Supplier Diversity
PepsiCo, Inc.


This session is designed to explore venture capital options, especially for MBEs entering into strategic partnerships (such as joint ventures) in order to achieve greater scale and for supplier diversity professionals who are interested in these types of deals. Panelists will discuss due diligence, the process, and lessons learned in completing deals like acquiring strategic assets.