Stefan Grunwald

Stefan Grunwald is Chief Procurement Officer at The Carlyle Group, serving as the procurement and supply chain specialist for Carlyle’s portfolio. He collaborates with management teams to identify and implement procurement and supply chain efficiency improvements and works with Carlyle’s investment teams to uncover procurement opportunities during due diligence. He is based in Washington, DC.

Grunwald brings a strong background leading enterprise-wide procurement transformations and managing teams from diverse functional and cultural backgrounds. Prior to Carlyle, he served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement at healthcare services company Cardinal Health where he was accountable for Cardinal's $10 billion Medical Device spend.

Prior to that, he spent 19 years at Whirlpool Corporation in various leadership roles during which he managed teams in China, Brazil, Sweden and Italy.

Mr. Grunwald holds a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from Syracuse University. He currently serves as an elected board member of the Danby Corporation.