Virtual Procurement Services Hires Leadership Team For Health Care Specific Division

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The need for a dedicated leadership team specific to Health Care for VPS was born out of the referral growth in the VPS customer base. This accelerated growth is due to the success VPS has had in both recovering money, and reducing the cost of net new acquisitions in the data center for existing customers.

“The need for cost savings in and around the data center in Health Care has expanded quickly since the introduction of ARRA and it's HITECH Act." -Scott Robins Founder, CEO

Virtual Procurement Services (VPS) (, the leader in technology recovery and procurement services, today announced the creation of a Health Care specific division with the sales team being led by Bruce Patterson, and the service delivery team being headed up by Raymond Augustin. Bruce Patterson joins VPS as Vice President of Sales, Health Care, after 13 years with Cerner Corporation where he last served as Vice President of South Atlantic States. Raymond Augustin joined VPS in January of 2014 as the Director of Service Delivery and has been promoted to Vice President of Service Delivery, Health Care.

“The need for cost savings in and around the data center in Health Care has expanded quickly since the introduction of ARRA and it's HITECH Act and in particular over the past eighteen months. After adding 28 new Health Care customers in the last 12 months it became clear that VPS needed to have dedicated resources and leadership to effectively manage the need in Health Care. Bruce’s experience and relationships will be instrumental in providing the high level of services our CIO and CFO customers expect. Raymond has proven himself while at VPS to be an incredible leader and trusted negotiator, He has helped both recover and reduce technology spends by more than $11.5million dollars for our clients utilizing our proprietary methods and predictive analytic tool. To have a Health Care specific team lead by such quality individuals is a big win for VPS and for our customers,” said VPS Founder, CEO Scott Robins.

Bruce Patterson has been involved in the US and Global Health Care Information Systems market for the past 20 years. He has extensive background in hospital equipment, software, and services sales, Bruce has worked with the largest of IDN’s and the smallest of critical access hospitals. Raymond Augustin has been an executive leader in technology acquisition for 25 years. Most recently, Raymond served in a national leadership role for Stanley Healthcare where he worked on their RFID/RTLS initiatives.

About VPS
VPS is the leader in technology recovery and procurement services utilizing the VVI™, the only predictive analytic tool that allows the measuring of fully burdened costs throughout distribution of hardware, software, and services for products attached to the data center. Since 2009, VPS has focused on recovering money already spent and reducing the costs of net new technology acquisitions for our customers. VPS is headquartered in Fairfield, CT and serves over 280 customers in a variety of industries throughout the United States and the Bahamas. For more information please contact VPS by email at karenc(at)procurement(dot)com or call at (203) 202-3362 ext. 7012.

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