Finn Partners rolls out supply chain, logistics team

prweek | May 17, 2016

Finn Partners has launched a supply chain and logistics technology team, led by Sabrina Horn, managing partner of its tech practice, and partner Casy Jones.Horn said the practice is one of the few dedicated to supply chain and logistics issues. It has about 20 staffers and works on eight accounts."We designated that supply chain and logistics was a key market for us even last year. We think it's a hot market in the b-to-b space," Horn said. "It's a market that hasn’t gotten as much attention as I think it deserves."The team is a subset of Finn’s technology practice. Jones will lead its day-to-day operations under the direction of Horn.

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