Jimish Kothari is the new Vice President of Business Solutions for the US Postal Service. He is new to USPS, but brings 20 years’ worth of experience in supply chain management and logistics to his role.
Duties and Responsibilities
In his role, Kothari will report to Jacqueline Strako, Chief Commerce and Business Solutions Officer and Executive Vice President. As VP of Business Solutions, Kothari will be responsible for leading the strategic and tactical design of a suite of commerce solutions for external customers by leveraging the assets of the Postal Service. He will drive the development, integration, and implementation of commerce solutions while leading the development of customer solution requirements for operational and technical procedures and associated performance metrics.
Jimish Kothari’s Background
Kothari’s appointment is unusual in the sense that he is new to the U.S. Postal Service, and coming into an executive-level position. However, he brings 20 years of experience in logistics and supply chain management to USPS, with experience in leveraging technology and data to improve processes and outcomes.
Prior to joining USPS, Kothari worked as Vice President of Supply Chain Management and Logistics at CORT Furniture Outlet. There, he managed all facets of the company’s end-to-end supply chain. This included the company’s inventory, global procurement, distribution, vehicle fleet administration, and global logistics spend. At CORT, he led the buildout of a customer-focused, omni-channel supply chain by leveraging technology and innovation to deliver best-in-class results. He also spearheaded the company’s digital transformation to integrate complete and real-time inventory visibility.
Before working at CORT, Jimish Kothari earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Mumbai. He also holds a master of business administration in International Business from the University of South Carolina, and completed an executive leadership program at Harvard Business School.