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 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.
Vice President, Government Services
Client Services Manager
Waste & Recycling Division Administrator
Utilities Division Administrator
Telecommunications Division Administrator
Vice President Client Services
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.”
Document Management Division Administrator
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.
Vice President of Operations
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.
Director of Administration
Giovanna Sexton’s superior organizational skills along with her analytical and strategic planning aptitudes stem from over 25 years of extensive experience in various financial industries such as banking, investments, mortgage and commercial leasing. Ms. Sexton is responsible for synchronizing daily administrative functions, streamlining management systems, and refining business efficiency that ensures Procure America’s business administrative functions run smoothly. Ms. Sexton also assists in marketing and offers support services to the team through database management.