Steve Geary

President of Supply Chain Visions at Haslam College of Business


  • Haslam College of Business




Haslam College of Business

Steve Geary has worked with organizations around the world in a variety of industries and, through frequent speaking engagements and publications has become known as a leading expert on supply chain design and performance. In addition to being part of the faculty at Tufts Gordon Institute, he is a faculty member and research associate at University of Tennessee’s College of Business Administration on the topic of Performance Based Logistics.

Since 2002, Geary has been involved in a broad range of projects across the aerospace and defense industry. He has conducted extensive research in performance-based logistics, including specific work on aligning supply chains to support the Combatant Commander’s strategic intent. During his career, Geary has held executive positions in manufacturing, materials management, business development, product marketing, and product management.

Senior executive, researcher, entrepreneur, academic, and consultant. Focus on economic network analysis, life-cycle sustainment, knowledge transfer, strategy enablement, and operational alignment.

  • Lead family of consulting firms active across sectors, with a core expertise in supply chains.
  • Small Business, Supply Chain Training & Research, Defense Logistics. Economic Development
  • Listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in Science and Tech
  • Experience around the world including non-permissive environments
  • Widely published in distinguished journals including The Harvard Business Review


MBA, Operations Management, Cornell University, 1986 M.S., Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Cornell University, 1983 B.S., Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Cornell University, 1981

Selected Professional Activities:

  • 2005-present: Contributing Editor, DC Velocity
  • 2005-present: Editor-at-Large, Supply Chain Quarterly

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