How Does Supply Chain Investment Power New Opportunities and Careers?

June 2, 2021
MarketScale

 

As the Founder and Managing Partner of Cambridge Capital and CEO of BGSA Holdings, Ben Gordon has a wealth of experience and a lengthy career in the supply chain industry to draw on when forecasting the future of the sector.

That made him the perfect guest for this episode of Careers on the Move from Cargomatic, hosted by Ben Thomas. The two Bens honed in on that vast portfolio of experience, as well as a different kind of portfolio – that of the investments in the supply chain Gordon has made over the years.

They’re powerful ones, as well, with Gordon having led investments in firms like XPO, Grand Junction, Bringg and more and having advised on over $1 billion in supply chain transactions for the likes of UPS, DHL and many others.

This front-line seat to the supply chain industry’s growth, particularly over the course of the last year, allowed Gordon to dive into his thoughts on a wide range of topics alongside Thomas.

The duo touched on Gordon’s advice for those looking to enter the industry, the biggest trends he sees forming in the sector for the next few years and beyond, one skill he thinks professionals will need in the space over the next decade, and what he looks for in companies he’s potentially interested in investing in.

Gordon said he has five key items he looks for when he’s pondering investing in a company – a big problem or challenge ready to be solved, a solution “with a moat around it,” the people, themselves, a deal that makes sense, and an edge that his company can provide to provide value and grow the company.

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