Global Supplier Diversity Manager
Myrtle Consulting Group
Che’ McFerrin is currently the Global Supplier Diversity Manager for Myrtle Consulting Group, a firm that drives operation transformation within manufacturing, processing and distribution organizations. She joined in 2018 to develop and drive their Business Development relationship with Supplier Diversity and Procurement Professional with current and future clients of Fortune 500 organizations. In addition, she ensures diverse business have an opportunity to provide products and/or services to Myrtle.
Previously, she was the Supplier Diversity Coordinator and Purchasing Specialist with NRG Energy, Inc. She joined NRG with over ten years of experience in minority and women business development that includes both the private and government sectors. She assisted minority, women and small business enterprises in maximizing their opportunities to participate in NRG’s procurement and sourcing processes. She also oversaw the management of the company’s procurement card purchases.
Prior to joining NRG in 2011, Che’ was noted for Halliburton’s Supplier Diversity initiatives and was a constant figure in the company’s efforts since its restructuring in 2006. She played an instrumental role in developing innovative strategies that increased diverse supplier utilization for small businesses. She also educated and mobilized Halliburton’s employees as advocates, garnered support for business development efforts to increase profitability and customer satisfaction; aligned supplier diversity with global sourcing and procurement initiatives; and established a defined metrics and measure system to chart progress towards world-class standards.
Che’s professional efforts have been recognized by the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council and awarded Halliburton the Corporate Innovation of the Year Award. This award was significant because recipients are selected by a panel of diverse suppliers and industry peers.
In addition, Che was instrumental in Halliburton receiving the Prime Supplier of the Year Award, which is based on customer nominations and recommendations. In addition, Che’ was one of the three persons named as the 2010 Best in the Decade -Supporting Stars in the MBNUS, a Minority Business News Magazine, for continued dedication and ability to uphold and maintain a Supplier Diversity Programs during transitions.
Che’s professional career has included Certification Specialist for the Port of Houston, and Supplier Diversity Specialist with the Houston Independent School District. She has also worked for several Fortune 500 companies, including Continental Airlines and Federal Express.
Che’ earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. She is active in a variety of civic and cultural organizations. An important aspect of her life is family-- her husband and their two daughters – Bryce & Dylan.