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Who is Provident Spend Management?

slide-tonyProvident 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
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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

Mike Hartigan, Category Leader – Packaging
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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

Bryan Price, Vice President – Sales & Business Development
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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

Tony Tufts, Senior Sourcing Analyst, Marketing Coordinator
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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
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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

Alura Henry, Data Analytics & Intelligence Director

Alura Henry has a background in technology that has spanned the legal, market research, consumer analytics and now strategic purchasing industries.  Alura is currently leveraging her history in analyst, programmer, application, and database designer roles to provide analytical and operational support to the organization. more

Barth Getto, Vice President – Sales

Barth Getto has enjoyed over 35 successful years in the industries of flooring, digital marketing, software sales and cooperative management. He has served in diverse capacities, executing sales, VP and President roles within many different business structures: startups, cooperatives, private companies and major corporations. more

Shail Shah – Senior Consultant

Shail Shah is a Senior Consultant with Provident Spend Management’s raw materials consulting practice.  Shah brings more than 10 years of global procurement experience in the food industry and ingredients sourcing.  Shah has managed number of Ingredients sourcing projects with PSM for major CPG clients to drive double digit cost reductions. more

Greg Schweitzer, Vice President – Sourcing

Greg Schweitzer leads our Ingredients and Raw Materials practice. Greg has worked extensively as a senior-level procurement, supply chain, CSR and risk management executive in the food processing and agribusiness industry and has an extensive history of leading a variety of sourcing efforts. more

Kathryn Rund, Senior Business Analyst

Rund has extensive experience in analytics and finance. She brings over 20 years of knowledge and success in global consolidations, executive compensation plans, and designing financial dashboards. more

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