James J. Varrone
Jay Varrone is a supply chain and operations best practice executive with more than 25
years of healthcare and manufacturing experience. Adept at problem solving, Jay
brings key skills of conducting in-depth operational and spend analysis to assist
organizations in transformation to best in class. His strong team building skills allow
him to facilitate cost reductions while simultaneously improving productivity.
Originally from Connecticut, Jay currently resides in the southeast. He obtained both
his BS and MBA in Management and Industrial Relations from the University of
Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Jay has obtained the professional designation of
Materials & Resource Professional (CMRP) and Six Sigma Green/Lean Manufacturing
Jay began his professional career in supply chain management in the manufacturing
sector. His transition to healthcare has provided him with experience in a not-for profit
community hospital and two not-for-profit regional healthcare networks. During his
healthcare career, he has overseen and directed supply chain operations for
purchasing, contracting, warehousing, medical surgical, materials and inventory
management, value analysis, distribution and championing all major-non labor cost
reduction initiatives. Jay’s ability to access needs and develop relationships are
influential in his successful outcomes to reduce costs and improve efficiency.
Jay and his wife are the parents of three adult children. Jay is an avid bike rider.