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Kevin Trepa

Principal, Crucible Strategies LLC, Former CIO and COO, retired Colonel USMC

Senior operations and technology executive with over 35 years of global leadership and management experience.  Starting in the warehouse and on the factory floor, he cut his teeth in operations at Sony Electronics culminating in transformational global supply chain work which included supporting an SAP implementation.  With that operational foundation, Kevin led the Global Sales Team at a fifth-generation family business driving growth both in existing and new channels/geographies.  As CIO of a billion-dollar manufacturing company, he led the back-to-back SAP implementations in two business units and a global Hybris Ecommerce Platform/Direct-to-Consumer Channel rollout.  Later, as the COO, he led the end-to-end supply chain efforts including leadership of 7 factories around the world.  Currently, as the principal at Crucible Strategies, he is focusing on helping private equity companies achieve transformational results in their portfolio companies.  Kevin’s military career spanned 24 years and included action in Operation Desert Storm, two-years in Iraq, and multiple deployments to Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.


Kevin is active in supporting veteran’s transition activities.  He is also on the Operations and Technology Management advisory board at the University of Portland and the advisory board for the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California, San Diego.


  • Sourcing Strategy & Execution
  • Supply Chain Optimization


  • High Tech & Telecommunications


  • Crucible Strategies LLC
  • USMC