2022 has come with its fair share of challenges, including increased inflationary pressure, rapidly changing customer demands, and continued supply chain constraints. This brings a level of complexity and necessary adaptability that most businesses will continue to struggle through in the coming year. However, 2023 will prove to be a year of opportunity for emerging technologies and growth companies, where innovation and leadership will serve as catalysts for maintaining and accelerating industry relevance and market share.

Supply Chain Optimization

The ramifications of a global pandemic and rapid destabilization will continue to force businesses to evolve their supply chain strategies. A new view on optimization is emerging, which leaves room for the inherent ebbs and flows of the current global market and requires a more tech-forward, diversified, and contingency-based approach with enhanced vendor relationships and scorecard transparency.

Rising Material Costs

Staggering inflation will continue to push companies to re-evaluate and refocus their product offerings. Those that maintain focus on their core businesses, are quick to adapt, and maintain a commitment to lean principles will be best positioned for profitability and sustained growth.


Companies across the globe are becoming more focused on sustainability in direct response to rapidly evolving customer needs and societal demands. A strategic commitment to environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) and measurable follow-through is becoming a prerequisite for business success.
Jason Levi Pinegar Partner pinegar@mbexec.com o: 949.930.0563 m: 702.666.2458 Jason specializes in strategic executive talent acquisition and organizational leadership design and co-leads the firm’s Consumer, Industrial, and Sustainability/ESG practices. He supports a variety of clientele across venture capital, private equity, public, founder-led, and family-owned businesses. He brings expertise in management consulting with a unique focus in Leadership + Managing Organizational Change (MBA), coupled with valuable experience in organizational psychology, leadership assessment + development, and succession planning (MA-PPE, BA). Jason also serves as a Chair Member for the firm’s Lean Six Sigma, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) committees.
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