Steve Grupe

Senior Vice President, Supplier & Category Management

Steve Grupe joined the ACC team in 2016. He is responsible for executive sales, business development and client relationship management. He possess unique perspective of having worked in a variety of ownership structures (public, private and private equity) and is a recognized as a master negotiator. Additional expertise includes: supplier relationship management, cost base restructuring, strategic planning, change management, organizational design and development, servant leadership and environmental affairs.


Founder & President, Strategic Cost Solutions

Vice President, Strategic Sourcing, Ericsson

Vice President, Global Sourcing, FedEx Office

Senior Vice President, Worldwide Procurement, RR Donnelley

Education & Certifications

MBA, Northern Illinois University

BS, Comprehensive Public Accounting, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire

Executive Course, Emory University – Goizueta Business School

Professional & Community Involvement

Dallas CPO Advisory Board, Founding Member

Institute of Supply Management

SCM Industry Advisory Board – University of Texas Dallas

Girls Inc. – Board Member (Past)