About

KYM LEW NELSON, CEO AND PRESIDENT


Kym L. Nelson started The KLEW Company over 14 years ago. Prior to her startup, she spent more than 18 years with the Procter and Gamble Company; 10 years in the area of Purchasing and Procurement as well as 8 years in Brand Management/ Marketing. In addition, she has over 2 years of experience in Strategic Planning consulting at Bain and Company.

As Director of Global Purchasing at P&G, she managed global organizations, global suppliers and global brands. She has extensive experience in developing and implementing both business and purchasing strategies with successes in growing the business and significantly reducing costs. Ms. Nelson also has many years of experience working with minority companies to enhance their ability to become effective suppliers as well as developing strong supplier diversity programs for large companies and institutions.

Ms. Nelson has a Masters in Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business and a BA in Economics from Stanford University. She is the mother of two daughters.

AWARDS/HONORS/RECOGNITION
•2009 Ohio Minority Supplier Assessment Council
•Pioneer Award – Proctor & Gamble
•Harvard Business School – Negotiations Course – Case Study Presenter

CONSULTANTS/TRAINERS
Klew utilizes a vast group of KLEW certified consultants and trainers that are located around the world. Each has over 20 years of practical purchasing experience.

Alex Strawn
Carl Woodmore
Diane Dau
Jana Kelly
Jane Cashon Baer
KC Kendall
Keisha Barber
Lawrence Hawkins Jr., Esq.
Marie Mensah
Mary McWhorter
Pat Searle
Renee Dunn
Sonuel Ivery-Smith
Sophie Lake
Toi Jones