November 6, 2017 – E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) welcomes Patrick Moran as the newest member of its Portfolio Support Executive team. Patrick will focus on the Cooperative’s growing culinary category, which includes contracts from suppliers such as America To Go, Chartwells, and Levy Restaurants.
Patrick will be responsible for implementing business development and consultative strategies to market E&I’s culinary contracts to member institutions. He will work collaboratively with E&I business partners, as well as the Cooperative’s marketing and member services teams, to further establish E&I as the bridge between procurement professionals within education and suppliers who offer concession, vending, catering, and electronic payment solutions for all aspects of dining services.
Patrick’s career includes roles with companies such as Nestle Professional Beverages and Care Purchasing Services, where he served as the Director of the Food and Beverage Division before being promoted to Director of Strategic Sourcing.
“Patrick’s wealth of experience in the food and beverage industry, paired with his extensive knowledge of business development, make him the perfect addition to our team,” said Tom Fitzgerald, CEO of E&I. “We are confident that he will be an invaluable player in further establishing E&I as a leader in the dining services segment of educational procurement while strengthening the important relationship between our business partners and members.”
E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) is the member-owned, not-for-profit sourcing cooperative delivering expertise, solutions, and services to education and related institutions. E&I provides members with access to a diverse portfolio of competitively awarded contracts, electronic procurement solutions, and consulting services to help them source effectively. By leveraging the knowledge of 4,500 member institutions, E&I helps members reduce costs and optimize supply chain efficiencies. The Cooperative’s member-driven competitive solicitation process has been validated as complying with generally accepted procurement standards by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP).