Argon & Co expands US presence with Chicago office

08 April 2021 2 min. read
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Argon & Co, a Paris- and London-headquartered operations consulting firm, has opened its second US location with a new office in Chicago.

The Chicago location joins a previously existing US office in Atlanta. The Chicago office will be led by senior vice president Thad Taylor, who joins Argon from supply chain consultancy Proxima. He brings more than 15 years of experience in supply chain and procurement, and previously served as global director of sourcing and procurement at Nielsen, a strategic sourcing manager at United Airlines, and a senior supply manager at US Bank.

“I am delighted to join Argon & Co at this exciting time,” Taylor said. “I look forward to enhancing our procurement services in the US, such as rapid supplier cost reduction, category and industry sourcing expertise, and broad procurement transformation.”

Argon & Co was formed in 2018 by the merger of UK’s Crimson & Co with France’s Argon Consulting. The company today has more than 280 consultants across offices in Europe, the US, the UAE, India, Singapore, and Australia.
Argon & Co expands US presence with Chicago office

The firm has thrived amid the pandemic, as Covid disruptions have boosted demand for its specialized advisory services in supply chain, procurement, finance, and shared services.

Argon & Co in May received a growth capital infusion from French private equity firm Ardian. The company said it would use the money to add new offices and make strategic acquisitions.

The company earlier this year bolted on R&G Global Consultants, a manufacturing and supply chain consultancy with approximately 30 Europe-based professionals.

Now Argon & Co has placed its sights on the world’s largest consulting market in the US.

“The addition of the Chicago office strengthens our procurement capabilities to provide the full spectrum of supply chain and operations consulting services to our clients,” said Bruce Strahan, a partner in the firm’s Atlanta office. “It also increases our local footprint in a large and important US market.”

CEO Yvan Salamon added, “Our group has ambitious plans and will be expanding its services to clients and opening more offices around the world. It aims to provide on-the-ground capability and in-market expertise from local consultants to support clients wherever needed.”