Blackstone Blog

Nov 26, 2012

eSourcing Expert Joins Blackstone’s Private Equity Portfolio Operations Team

Blake Vogt has joined Blackstone's Private Equity Portfolio Operations Team as Vice President focused on eSourcing.  He will oversee coordination for Blackstone’s new eSourcing program within the Portfolio Operations Team and Blackstone’s Group Purchasing platform led by Greg Beutler.  Blake will work to develop and drive a formal global eSourcing program across Blackstone’s portfolio, and establish a standard set of eSourcing best practices and processes for new investments.

Blake joins Blackstone from Emerson Electric, a $24 billion global manufacturing and technology company, where he spent the previous thirteen years in their Global Supply Chain Organization in various positions including eSourcing Specialist, Commodity Manager, and Director of Strategic Sourcing.  Most recently he has been the Director of eSourcing and Systems, responsible for administrating the eSourcing toolset and processes across the Emerson enterprise globally, driving not only significant improvements in cost, but also improvements in supply chain efficiencies and working capital.