Global Head of Supplier Diversity
Harvey Butler is Global Head of Supplier Diversity at Barclays, responsible for developing and executing the firm’s strategy to expand its utilization of diverse suppliers – both small businesses and those majority-owned by ethnic minorities, women and other under-represented segments of society, within the major international geographies it operates. Since joining Barclays in 2013, Harvey has helped the firm structure its approach to engaging diverse suppliers with events such as the Supplier Diversity Day in London, Johannesburg and New York that introduces matchmaking opportunities with sourcing/procurement decision-makers and offers master classes providing banking and finance knowledge-transfer to diverse entrepreneurs. He aims to position Barclays as a global supplier diversity leader within the financial services industry.
Harvey has over twenty year’s finance and supplier diversity experience. Prior to joining Barclays, Harvey worked for JPMorgan Chase, Nabisco Foods Group, Eastman Kodak, and most recently, as CEO of Butler Management Group, LLC — a certified minority business, boutique management consulting firm. He is a past board member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Procurement Council and several other regional supplier diversity-related organizations. He is credited with leading the former NMSDC Financial Services Roundtable into one of the largest and most successful industry groups, introducing the first Chief Procurement Officer Summit and Capital Summit in the Supplier Diversity market.
Harvey holds an MBA in Finance, Corporate Accounting and Entrepreneurship from the University of Rochester, a BS from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio and is a graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School. Harvey is passionate about developing the talent of disadvantaged youth, as evident in the creation of the “Young Inventors Workshop” where he teaches middle and high school students in under-privileged communities how to invent new products and create business plans to bring the ideas to market.