Suja Katarya is the Co-Founder, CEO and Managing Partner since 2013. Previously, Suja was Vice President for Strategic Programs at Consolidated Container Company (CCC), where she focused on acquisitions and integration of the acquired companies. Prior to CCC, Suja worked as a Director at Unisource. Suja started her career with SunTrust Bank in their Mergers and Acquisitions group, and then moved on to SunTrust Equity Partners focusing on equity and mezzanine debt investments. Suja has an MBA from Georgia Tech and an engineering degree from RV College in India. She resides with her husband and two children in Atlanta.
Keith Brower, Co-Founder and Managing Partner since 2013. Commissioned Officer, U.S. Army 1970-1997. Keith retired as Colonel. He was recognized as the Department of Defense Military Comptroller of the Year (1997) and the Department of the Army Comptroller of the Year (1996), inducted into the Defense Industrial Supply Center Hall of Fame (1994). Upon retirement from active military duty, joined Rubbermaid where he was the Vice President of Global Procurement. Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer Consolidated Container Company, 1999-2013. BA and MA, University of Richmond, VA (English); MBA, Long Island University (Marketing); graduate of the Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA; the Army Command & General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS; and the Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA. Married, resides in Midlothian, VA.
Billy Medof joined in 2020 as the Chief Operating Officer. Born in Miami and a long-time Atlanta resident, Billy is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University. After serving as an Army Field Artillery officer for four years, Billy worked in a variety of strategic and executive positions at General Electric, Citigroup, Delta Air Lines, and Georgia-Pacific. Before joining PA, Billy served as the President of Georgia-Pacific Corrugated, one of the four largest producers of corrugated packaging in the United States. Married with three sons, Billy is active in a variety of community service and philanthropic enterprises.
Pratik Bang joined Procure Analytics in May 2020 as the Vice President of Data & Analytics. Prior to joining PA, Pratik was a Senior Director of Product Management in the Data & Analytics Group at Equifax, running product strategy for a joint analytical solution being developed by Equifax and FICO called the Data Decisions Cloud. Previous roles at Equifax included Director of Strategy for Ignite, an analytical platform enabling clients to develop models using Equifax’s data, and Director of Partnerships and M&A. Prior to Equifax, Pratik was a management consultant at McKinsey, based out of their Atlanta office and part of the Digital McKinsey group. Prior to that, he was a Senior Manager of Engineering at Genesys Telecommunications Labs where his team developed real-time analytical software for call centers. Pratik has a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Emory University. He resides in Atlanta with his wife and twin boys.
Mrugaya (Mu) Wagh joined the PA Team as a Director in September 2013. Prior to joining PA, Mu worked at the American Cancer Society in the Health Promotion department to optimize the performance of programs and services offered to patients and caregivers. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Mumbai, India. After relocating to the United States, Mu attended the Naveen Jindal School of Business at University of Texas, Dallas where she earned her M.B.A. in Organization and Strategic Planning and is a founding member of the first MBA Society and the first Career Fair for their School of Management students. She lives with her husband and two children in North Atlanta since 2006.
Fred Renteria joined Procure Analytics in April 2018 as Vice President of Corporate Services. Prior to joining PA, Fred was the Vice President of Purchasing and Vendor Services at the Miner Corporation where he held responsibility over parts suppliers, third-party labor contractors, in-direct spend, and fleet management. Previous to Miner, Fred managed both Capital and Expense spend for 2,000 stores at The Home Depot SSC based out of Atlanta GA. Fred has an MBA from CIMBA in Asolo, Italy and a BS from The University of Texas at Austin. He resides in Atlanta with his wife and daughter.
Brian Halpin joined PA in 2020, and has responsibility for developing alliance relationships with consultancies, trade organizations, and private equity firms. Brian is a 20-year procurement professional, with broad experience as a practitioner and a consultant. Prior to joining PA, he was a Director at Insight Sourcing Group, where he led client sourcing and transformation teams. Brian holds an MBA in Supply Chain Management from Lehigh University, and a BS from Wilkes University. He resides in Johns Creek, GA with his wife and two children.
Peter Jones joined PA in September 2019 as Controller. Peter is a Certified Public Accountant in Georgia with 13 years in accounting and finance roles of increasing responsibility, a combined nine years spent with Aaron’s, Inc. and SEI/Aaron’s, Inc (Aaron’s largest franchisee), and six years of Controllership responsibility. His time is primarily devoted to financial statement accuracy, process improvement, and meeting the financial reporting needs of internal and external PA stakeholders. Peter holds a B.S. in Business Management and a Masters in Accounting and Financial Management. Peter currently lives in Woodstock, GA with his wife and youngest of four daughters.
Tara Thompson joined the Procure Analytics Team as a Sr. Manager in March 2017. Prior to joining PA, Tara worked for four years at Georgia-Pacific LLC where she started in Demand Planning for the Commercial division, supporting the paper mills in optimizing line time and product schedules. She then moved to Manager of Outsourced Planning for the Innovation Team, focusing on the new product lines in Chemical Solutions. Prior to GP, Tara worked for four years in various Supply Chain roles at The Home Depot, mainly focused on Inventory Planning and Optimization. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Marketing from the University of Alabama, Huntsville. Tara currently resides in Marietta, GA with her husband, Scott, and daughter, Lucy.
Kelly Crowder joined Procure Analytics in April 2016. Prior to joining PA, Kelly spent eight years at The Home Depot where she held roles of increasing responsibility in supply chain and merchandising, to include managing inventory for key categories, developing new supply chain processes and software tools, and managing merchandising strategies and product assortment changes in stores. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from the University of Georgia. A native to the Atlanta area, Kelly lives in Marietta, Georgia with her husband and her dog.
Javier Gibbs joined Procure Analytics as a Director of Implementation and Account Management in August of 2017. Prior to joining PA, Javier was a Sr. Manager in the Omnichannel Operations team at The Home Depot responsible for the sales, operations, and strategy for all orders originating on HomeDepot.com and picked up in any of their 2,000 U.S. stores. His 9 year career at The Home Depot included roles of increasing responsibility in Store Operations, Ad Event Management, Inventory Planning, and E-Commerce. In addition to The Home Depot, he brings procurement experience from Bluelinx Corporation and entrepreneurial knowledge as a founder of an online retail venture. Javier is a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a BS in Information Technology and Supply Chain Management.
Joannie Vatistas joined Procure Analytics as a Director of MRO Programs in April 2014. Prior to joining PA, Joannie spent several years as a member of the Strategic Initiatives team at Consolidated Container Company where she was actively involved in providing dynamic industry information, competitive landscaping and responsible for delivering results in several asset optimization projects and energy improvement programs. In 2008, Joannie joined the Merchandising Services team at The Home Depot SSC based out of Atlanta, GA. as a leader in Space Planning, partnering with cross functional teams to identify and distribute the optimal product assortment and execution strategy in a variety of core categories across 2000+ store nationwide. A graduate of Georgia State University with a BBA in Economics, Joannie resides in Atlanta with her husband and two children.
Travis Swede joined the Procure Analytics Team as a Packaging Engineer in September 2018. Prior to joining PA, Travis worked for RJ Reynolds Tobacco where he was a Packaging Engineer in the R&D department, focusing on alternative feedstocks for fiber-based materials, thin films and forward looking structural design. He also spent time as Packaging Engineer with Ahold Delhaize managing the packaging requirements for a wide array retail grocery products. In addition, Travis also has spent time working in quality assurance, ASTM/ITSA testing, 2D/3D design and value engineering. He holds a BASc in Packaging Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from Wake Forest University.
Kalie Epps joined the Procure Analytics team as an Account Manager in April 2018 and now leads the Implementation team. Before joining PA, Kalie managed indirect spend and fleet management for Purchasing and Vendor Services at Miner Corporation. Prior to her role at Miner, Kalie handled financial planning and budgeting for the Revenue and Transactional Services divisions at Greenway Health. She holds bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration – Accounting from the University of West Georgia and Political Science from Jacksonville State University. Kalie currently resides in Kennesaw, GA with her husband and son.
Aneesh Lingala joined the Procure Analytics Team as a Senior Analyst in November of 2014. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Vellore Institute of Technology, India, and a Master’s in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University. Aneesh currently resides in Atlanta, GA with his wife.
Bhavna Narang joined the PA team in June 2016. Prior to joining PA, she was a graduate student of North Carolina State University’s Jenkins School of Management in Supply Chain, Data Analytics, and Enterprise Risk Management. She worked as a SAP Financial Consultant in India before relocating to the United States. Bhavna holds a Bachelors in Business Administration and JD in Law from Panjab University, India. She resides with her daughter in Dunwoody, GA.
Nick Pittmon joined PA in July 2018. Prior to joining PA, Nick worked for Staples in the Supply Chain Division as an Operations Manager. Prior to Staples, Nick served as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Army where he reached the rank of Captain and held roles of increasing responsibility in the field of logistics culminating with Company Command. He also received several awards and decorations to include the Bronze Star Medal and Meritorious Service Medal. Nick holds a BA from Albany State University and is currently an MBA Candidate at Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business. A Georgia native, Nick resides right outside of Atlanta in Mableton.
Nancy Mao joined the Procure Analytics team as a Senior Analyst in January 2015. She has been a Senior Manager at PA since January 2020. Prior to joining PA, Nancy spent time as an Operational Excellence Analyst at Coca-Cola ensuring and driving performance quality in HR operations. She holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech.
Benjamin Kingdon joined Procure Analytics in August of 2017 as an implementation manager. Prior to PA, Ben spent the first 5 years of his career in marketing with a focus on healthcare and nonprofit organizations. He holds a B.B.A in Marketing from the University of Winnipeg, and in 2015, he moved from Winnipeg, Canada to Indiana to complete his MBA from Notre Dame in Finance.