Meet the Team 

Procure America’s centers itself around establishing value based relationships on behalf of our clients and the suppliers that service their companies. Our analysts and team members come directly from the industry in which they consult. Each of our Division Administrators was hand-selected because of their deep background within their practice area and average over 20 years in their industry sector. Where generalists have their place in procurement, we believe that focused and experienced industry professionals will always result in an advanced position for our clients.

Fred Armendariz

President

Fred Armendariz is the President and CEO of Procure America. In this position he has responsibility for all the day-to-day operations of the company including strategic planning, client support services, financial forecasting and marketing. Prior to joining the company, he has held senior executive positions in both the private and public sector, including the service to one US President and two California Governors.

In 1989 Mr. Armendariz founded a technology company and served as its CEO until its sale to a public concern in 2000. While CEO he and his company earned many awards and distinctions including being named to INC Magazine’s 500 fastest growing companies in America, as well as being a finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

In 2001 Mr. Armendariz accepted an appointment by President George W. Bush to the US Small Business Administration (SBA). In this position he oversaw the Federal Government’s small business procurement policy, business development initiatives, training and other programs aimed to assist American businesses grow and flourish.

In addition to his duties at the SBA he also worked with Senior White House staff in crafting the President’s Management Agenda (PMA). This project had a focus of bringing private sector best practices to government in an effort to promote efficiency and transparency. His work on the PMA centered on competitive sourcing and procurement programs and policy.

In 2005 Mr. Armendariz returned to California and was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as Chairman of the Alcohol Beverage Control Board (ABC). He served in this position for over 8 years serving both Governor Schwarzenegger and subsequently Governor Edmund G. Brown, becoming the longest serving Chairman of the ABC in the history of California.

Mr. Armendariz is a graduate of the University of Southern California and is active in many civic and philanthropic organizations. He has sat on several private and public boards and commissions including:The Federal Procurement Council, the Presidents Commissionfor Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, Saddleback College, Business Credit Leasing, the Orange County Lincoln Club, and is a retired reserve Deputy Sheriff with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. He resides in Orange County, California with his wife Amy and their 3 children.

Todd Main

Vice President, Public Sector Services

Mr. Main has 17 years of experience in business management and has worked with both public and private organizations in senior management roles. Prior to joining Procure America, he was the Director of Operations for a small international import/export company. Having managed the company through 2 economic downturns, he gained a true appreciation for utilizing consultants to help identify savings opportunities and improve efficiencies. As our VP of Government Services, he is passionate about helping our public sector clients save tax payer dollars. Todd lives in Orange County with his wife and 2 children. Mr. Main holds a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University, Fullerton.

R.J. Milici, Jr.

Vice President, Private Sector Services

Mr. Milici’s career spans almost 25 years as a senior sales executive and business development manager in the information technology and enterprise services marketplace. He has spent the majority of his career bringing new technologies to decision-making executives at Fortune 1000 corporations. For almost a decade, Mr. Milici spearheaded and ran the United States, Western Region’s Marketing, Investor Relations and Training for large corporations for Yahoo! Mr. Milici holds an Economics degree from Southern Connecticut State University.

Wes Gard

Client Services Manager

Mr. Gard has dedicated his career to helping businesses and entities achieve their financial goals. Since 2001 he has developed cost containment solutions, across a wide spectrum of industries including legal, manufacturing, medical, real estate and insurance.  Mr. Gard’s 16 years of consulting experiences have developed specific expertise in creating spend management and strategic sourcing strategies.  Prior to joining Procure America he was President of a small expense management firm optimizing profits and increasing stakeholder value for local businesses. As the Client Services Manager, his mission is to maximize client value and drive continued resource optimization.

Kyle Koeller

Marketing Director

Kyle Koeller grew up in Orange County, CA and attended Chapman University, where he graduated with dual degrees in Marketing and Political Science. Kyle has 3+ years of diverse marketing experience, specializing in online advertising, email marketing, and social media. Kyle has established an overall strategy for Procure America that has resulted in more efficient marketing techniques and the addition of multiple large-scale clients. His responsibilities include leading new business development initiatives, drafting and designing marketing materials, and monitoring the company’s social media presence.

Sophia Vallozzi

Waste & Recycling Division Administrator

Ms. Vallozzi has over a decade of experience in the waste and recycling industry. She began her career in the waste and recycling industry in 1998, and has since held sales, marketing and municipal contract management positions for some of the largest waste management service providers in the country. Her Division’s portfolio of clients includes hospitals, universities, large apartment complexes, grocery chains, manufacturing companies, and many other industry segments. Ms. Vallozzi’s expertise spans all streams of waste including: solid, recycling, medical, chemical, organics, and shredding.

Michael Kerkorian

Utilities Division Administrator

Mr. Kerkorian has worked as an advocate on behalf of utility customers for more than 25 years, and has implemented regulatory changes that have benefitted commercial, industrial, agricultural, governmental, multifamily, and low-income customers.  As an expert in utility and energy tariff analysis, he frequently has testified before the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on rate design issues.  He has initiated and been involved in many CPUC proceedings that have resulted in important changes in utility rates, rules, and policies, and has worked with utility personnel to draft new tariff language that clearly articulates the revised regulations.  Mr. Kerkorian holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.

Matt Denburg

Telecommunications Division Administrator

Mr. Denburg is a leading expense reduction specialist in the Telecommunications industry. He has over 25 years of business management experience, having served in senior management roles in the manufacturing, distribution and information services industries. He and his team of telecommunications expense reduction experts have an in-depth knowledge of carriers, price points and programs in both the landline and wireless industries. Mr. Denburg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College and MBA from California State University, Fullerton.

“I’m very proud to be a member of the Procure America team,” says Mr. Denburg. “Our combination of industry-leading specialists and best-in- class tools and processes allow us to deliver the impressive results that our clients have come to expect.”

Ethan Davis

Document Management Division Administrator

Since 1997 Mr. Davis has been improving print management analysis and continues to drive innovative solutions to document output fleets reaping hundreds of millions of dollars in savings for clients.   The proprietary software he developed specifically for print management analysis implements algorithms and methodologies that provide a detailed analysis of a client’s copiers, printers and Managed Print Services in both centralized and decentralized environments. For 20 years Ethan has helped public sector organizations save time and money while maximizing efficiency in their copy/print environments.

Chad Beville

Shipping & Logistics Division Administrator

Mr. Beville is a leading expense reduction specialist in the Shipping and Logistics industry. During his tenure at DHL, he created and developed customized shipping solutions for his clients which allowed them to streamline their shipping process and increase profitability. He and his team manage billions of dollars in shipping and logistics contracts each year for companies like Monster Cable, Hansen Beverage, O’Neil Clothing, Verifone and many others.His knowledge of regional and national shipping carriers and pricing delivers best practices and new technology to increase efficiencies and reduce the overall shipping expense.

Christi Deverian

Vice President of Operations

 With over 30 years of experience in business management, Christi Deverian is responsible for the daily operations of the company, overseeing the development, design, operation, and improvement of the systems that create and deliver Procure America’s services. Christi ensures that business operations are efficient and effective through proper management of resources. She manages customer relations and helps analyze our business intelligence systems for efficiency and improvements.

Adam Pflaumer

Treasury Division Administrator

Adam Pflaumer has over 23 years of experience in the banking industry. Adam began his treasury career in 1994, and since he has held senior management positions for the largest institutions in the world, including First Data and Union Bank of California. His division has conducted thousands of treasury reviews over a wide variety of businesses, generating significant cost reduction results and operational enhancements. Mr. Pflaumer is a member of the Electronic Transaction Association, has written 2 books on the subject, and holds a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (Finance) from San Diego State University.

Jennifer Ripley

Controller

Ms. Ripley has an extensive background in accounting and record keeping for all types of organizations and ensures that all our clients receive the highest level of service available in the market place. For decades, her cash and risk management aptitude has proven invaluable. Since its founding, Ms. Ripley has worked Procure America to establish, maintain and strengthen accounting processes. To ensure accurate invoicing, Ms. Ripley documents historical rates, new effective savings rates and the cumulative to-date savings for all clients. Her fiscal experience and excellent customer service provide Procure America and our clients with competency and stability.