Our Leadership Team

Rod Poole – President of United Sourcing Alliance
  • 25 years of sourcing, operational and business development experience.
  • Responsible for all business development, overall strategic planning and is a member of the firm’s supplier development team.
  • Held purchasing, business development and executive management positions with Alice Manufacturing Company, Cone Mills and Hanes Industries.
  • Michelin training in LEAN, cost effective manufacturing. Focuses on quickly identifying opportunities for improvement and driving change.
  • Earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and served as an officer in the United States Army.
Gene Smith – Director of Operations
  • 30 years as a purchasing professional.
  • Leadership experience in operations, spend analysis, benchmarking, implementation and supplier management.
  • Specific expertise in commodity price trends, RFP development and contract management.
  • Point person negotiating multi-million dollar contracts with national suppliers.
  • Specialties: packaging, indirect and maintenance repair and operating (MRO) supplies.
  • Earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University in Finance.
Eric Pritchard – Client Solutions and Services Manager
  • 20 years of experience in sales and account management.
  • Proven ability to understands client’s needs.
  • Responsible for all business development.
  • Held leadership positions in the textile and energy industries.
  • Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from North Carolina State University.