Welcome to our second KTalks. This series reaches out to leaders in the business and legal communities with five questions to seek their insight on matters ranging from how law firms work with in-house counsel to tips on mentoring new attorneys, and advice for work/life balance.

Shyam Reddy is the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for BlueLinx Corporation – a leading $3B+ wholesale distributor of building and industrial products in the United States with over 50,000 branded and private-label SKUs, and a broad distribution footprint servicing 40 states. As the CAO, Shyam is responsible for legal, risk management, real estate, human resources, indirect spend, compliance, customs, and corporate development. Prior to that, Shyam served as the Chief Transformation Officer, where he led the integration of BlueLinx and Cedar Creek – a $1.4B revenue building products business that BlueLinx acquired in April 2018. Shyam was an attorney at Kilpatrick Townsend in the firm’s Corporate Department for nearly 10 years. He left the firm as a partner in 2010.