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About EasiBuy

EasiBuy is a trusted, full-service partner specializing in cooperative sourcing and managed procurement services for state and local government agencies. We pioneered the Lead Agency Procurement Organization (LAPO) bid process by integrating procurement expertise, analytics, scale, and technology to ensure a competitive, compliant, and fully transparent experience for buyers and sellers.

Through cooperative purchasing agreements, we enable state and local governments, education systems, nonprofit organizations, and other public entities to “piggyback” off existing Lead Agency agreements and achieve economies of scale they would not receive by contracting on their own.

EasiBuy (formerly Electronic Auction Services, Inc.) is headquartered in Kent, Ohio. In May 2021, we were acquired by HealthTrust, a leading Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) and supply chain performance company for healthcare, and its commercial GPO counterpart, CoreTrust.

 

About CoreTrust

CoreTrust is a commercial Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) serving an exclusive membership of select private equity and Fortune 1000 companies. We leverage the purchasing volume of our members to achieve market-leading pricing for a portfolio of contracts in more than 100 indirect spend categories. Our unique and highly compliant business model yields double-digit savings across all categories.

CoreTrust is a division of HealthTrust, a leading GPO and supply chain performance improvement company for healthcare.

 

EasiBuy offers many advantages over traditional GPO contracts. Here’s how we’re different.

Leadership

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EasiBuy is led by a team that is passionate about creating innovations, challenging the status quo, inspiring an ethos of partnership, and providing unparalleled service and savings for our clients.

Travis Smith

Chief Executive Officer

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Travis Smith serves as Chief Executive Officer for EasiBuy. Prior to joining the EasiBuy team in 2016, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores. Before that, he held merchandising and marketing positions of increasing responsibility with Fred Meyer Stores, a division of the Kroger Company, ultimately serving as Senior Vice President, General Merchandise. Mr. Smith currently serves as the Lead Independent Director on the Board of Directors of Zumiez, Inc (NASDAQ: ZUMZ), and has been a Director since August 2012. He has also served on the Board of Directors of Pendleton Woolen Mills. Mr. Smith earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing and Communications from the University of Notre Dame.

Benjamin Koberna

Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Co-Founder

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Ben Koberna serves as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Co-Founder for EasiBuy. He has been shaping the nature of reverse auction practice in the government setting since 2007. Before that, he worked as a technology infrastructure consultant for global Fortune 100 companies. Mr. Koberna has designed and implemented reverse auction practices for some of the largest governments in the country including City of Los Angeles, City of Chicago, the State of Michigan and many others. He is also a guest lecturer at the Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, where he lectures for the institution’s Procurement Law and Practice Certificate. With his team, Mr. Koberna has consulted on hundreds of reverse auctions for public entities resulting in close to $500 million dollars in awarded solicitation. He is a father of three and an accomplished musician. He resides in Kent, Ohio with his family.

Scott Patterson

Vice President of Operations, Co-Founder

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Scott Patterson serves as Vice President of Operations, Co-Founder for EasiBuy. An accomplished project and process improvement manager for large scale projects in both the private and public sector, Mr. Patterson’s in-depth knowledge of the public procurement process has allowed him to develop, implement and execute reverse auction services for some of the largest governments including the City of Los Angeles, State of Connecticut and Oregon. He and his team provide support in the preparation, consultation and execution of reverse auction services in both the public and private sector. As a subject matter expert in reverse auctions, he has personally managed hundreds of successful auctions resulting in over $1 billion dollars in awards. Prior to co-founding EasiBuy, he served as a lead project manager on multimillion-dollar infrastructure implementation programs. Mr. Patterson earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from Kent State with minors in Economics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Sociology. He has four children and resides in Avon, Ohio.

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