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Ian Spaulding

Chief Executive Officer & Founder


Ian Spaulding is the Founder and CEO of ELEVATE – the industry leader in sustainability and supply chain services globally. Mr. Spaulding is recognized globally as a preeminent thought leader and authority on supply chain social, environmental and business performance. Mr. Spaulding leads ELEVATE to partner with more than 350 global companies to design, build and manage data-driven sustainability linked programs with Assessment, Advisory, Program Management and Analytics.

As an industry leader in supply chain and sustainability initiatives for nearly 25 years in Asia, Europe and the United States, Mr. Spaulding is regularly featured as a speaker at major events and in a range of top-tier media outlets such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Bloomberg and CNN. Prior to founding ELEVATE, Ian worked at Sears Holdings, KPMG and BSR. At Sears Holdings, he was the Director of Global Compliance where he pioneered the largest effort to promote greater transparency and continuous improvement among thousands of manufacturing facilities globally.