Who is Provident Spend Management?
Provident Spend Management is a procurement consulting firm that specializes in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry, helping companies reduce the cost of packaging and raw materials.
Our services are quantifiable and focused on auditable results, starting with an understanding of your business and finishing with a sourcing strategy that will show a fast ROI. Provident works alongside your internal procurement team with minimal disruptions to your company.
Our team is comprised entirely of senior procurement, packaging engineering, and supply chain executives that understand the daily job pressures and challenges that can hinder successful spend initiatives. As thought leaders and industry experts, the Provident team stays on top of major trends and innovations to provide your company with the most comprehensive procurement strategy.
Meet the Team
Randy Briesath, President
Mr. Briesath leads the procurement firm and provides strategic procurement advise to key clients. He has spent over 20 years, his entire career, in the field of purchasing and purchasing consulting. more
Randy Andonian, Category Leader – Packaging
Prior to being at Provident, Mr. Andonian served as Director of Procurement – Packaging and, Council Lead for North American Sourcing for seven years with Unliver. Today he had 20 years experience in procurement consultancy and 30 years of knowledge of packaging.
Mike Hartigan, Category Leader – Packaging
Mr. Hartigan has spent the last 20 years in spend management consultancy, preceded by 15 years with Griffith Laboratories, where he held various roles with responsibilities in Quality Control, and Inventory Management and Procurement. more
Jeff Pattee, Category Leader – Raw Materials
Mr. Pattee has over 30 years of procurement experience. He has spent the last 15 years in spend management consultancy, after working with Favorite Brands Incorporated as Director of Procurement – Commodities / Finished Goods. more
Bryan Price, Vice President – Sales & Business Development
Mr. Price has led the sales and business development efforts for the firm for the past thirteen years. Prior to joining Provident, Bryan spent fifteen years working in increasingly responsible roles with companies like Ralston Purina, Sara Lee Bakery, Eli’s Cheesecake and Koch Industries. more
Tim Iverson, Vice President – Sales
Mr. Iverson has 30 plus years of experience in the Food Industry. Classically trained by Cargill out of college in Commodity Trading, that experience led to a career in selling commodity related products/services for Cargill, ADM and Barry Callebaut. more
Tony Tufts, Senior Sourcing Analyst, Marketing Coordinator
Tony has been an Analyst in the Spend Management Consultancy Field since 2002. Prior to joining Provident Spend Management, he held positions in Human Resources & Employee Development with CITGO Petroleum Corporation and Supervisor/Warehouse Manager positions at Target and Kayhan International, Inc. more
Bruce Gidlow, Sourcing Analyst
Mr. Gidlow has spent the last 2 years in spend management consultancy, preceded by 11 years with Barrington Services Group, LLC, where he held various roles with responsibilities in Finance and Accounting. more
Gary Cosentino, Manager – Package Engineering
Mr. Cosentino has been the Manager of Packaging Engineering for Provident Spend Management since their inception. Prior to joining Provident Spend Management, he held packaging engineering positions at Turtle Wax, Inc. (26 years) and also Alberto-Culver. more
Rob Jack, Category Leader – Packaging Engineering
Mr. Jack has 24 years of Packaging Engineering experience in consumer packaged goods. He is Provident’s Packaging Engineering service leader, bringing clients a focus on cost optimization, package design and innovation, and sustainable packaging solutions. more
Joe Mogor, Project Manager
Mr. Mogor’s entire career has been devoted to managing manufacturing operations, engineering, and new product commercialization in the packaging industry. more