Ralph Hoffman, is the Managing Partner of Optimally. At Schuman Cheese, he held the role of Executive Vice President responsible for our Risk Management activities and our Food Service & Ingredients business units. He has over 25 years of supply chain and procurement experience with an emphasis on cost reduction and optimizing network flows. Ralph is recognized for his dairy industry and risk management expertise. He is a Vice President on the executive committee of the Cheese Importers Association of America and was appointed as a board member by the Secretary of Agriculture for a three year term on the National Dairy Board and Dairy Management Inc. Prior to Joining the Schuman team 15 years ago, Ralph held leadership roles with Ernst & Young in their strategy and supply chain consulting organization and has both a BS and MBA in Finance.