Beam Suntory’s Matt Wasinger, Director of Supply Chain Finance, was recently recognized among Louisville Business First’s “2019 Best in Finance.” Louisville’s leading business publication recognized Matt along with 24 other local finance professionals, from companies like Yum Brands Inc., Humana and Kindred Healthcare LLC.
According to Louisville Business First, financial executives, like Matt, are key when it comes to looking at company data and strategizing plans for growth.
Furthermore, they must be objective company stewards who understand all aspects of their organization. And even when it’s unpopular, they must provide an independent voice of reason that’s driven more by facts than feelings.
I am humbled to be recognized by my colleagues in the Louisville area,” Matt said. “I am only allowed to talk about the work we’ve done because of what my team has been able to execute.
His 17-year career spans supply chain and finance. While most of his time is devoted to driving integrated business decisions and helping maintain the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the production of our products, he also puts significant emphasis on working with and developing members of his team.
“Matt is a key member of the Beam Suntory team and someone who colleagues within Supply Chain, Finance and cross-functional groups consistently go to for information and help navigating the many complex decisions that need to be made on a daily basis,” said Gina Rossi, Chief Financial Officer, Global Supply Chain. “I’m thrilled for Matt’s well-deserved recognition, and the opportunity to highlight the work our Finance team does to support our Louisville business.”
Over the past two years, Matt noted that roughly half of his team has taken on a new role or expanded their current role both inside and outside of finance. He is a strong advocate for their continuous learning and encourages them to try slightly different or completely different roles.
“What makes me most excited is giving my team the chance to try new things,” Matt said. “This helps build engagement, motivation, and synergy among the team.”
Matt, a husband and father of three, has been with Beam Suntory for six years. He lives in the Louisville area and enjoys spending time with family and friends, live music, and baseball. His favorite Beam Suntory product/cocktail is an Old Fashioned with Maker’s 46.