Strategic Resource Management Adds Member to Board of Advisors

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 1, 2014 – Strategic Resource Management (SRM) today announced it has welcomed Esther Geppert as a new member of its board of advisors. As part of the SRM Board of Advisors, Geppert will help the company increase bottom-line profitability for its clients.

SRM specializes in reducing expenses, generating revenue and maximizing profitability for its clients. Through negotiating vender contracts and examining internal company processes, SRM helps businesses save money by tapping into its expertise in industry benchmarks, contract standards and trends, and income opportunity development.

Geppert began her affiliation with SRM through her current position as Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at W.M. Barr & Company. In her role at W.M. Barr, she is responsible for vendor alliances and strategic partnerships. Her connection to SRM began when she worked the company as it conducted cost benchmarking services and provided a purchasing director to W.M. Barr.

“Esther knows first-hand how our company delivers savings and revenue enhancement to our clients,” said SRM President Brad Downs. “Because she has experience as a client of SRM’s, she’ll be able to bring the unique viewpoint and be a voice of our clients. Her expertise in reducing expenses and industry knowledge at W.M. Barr will help SRM develop new ideas and solutions as we continue to positively impact the bottom lines of our clients.”

Over the course of her career, Geppert has worked in various industries to improve operations in order to maximize profitability. At W.M. Barr, she has consolidated vendor bases and established strategic relationships, which reduced spending by millions of dollars. Also, in her previous work with Corn Products International (Ingredion Incorporated), Geppert implemented strategies that reduced expenses and increased overall profitably.

She received a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Illinois and attended Northwestern University to earn a master’s in Engineering Management. She has taken executive courses at Kellogg School of Management, focusing on Lean Factory Physics and Supply Chain Management.

About Strategic Resource Management

Strategic Resource Management (SRM) has a mission to improve its clients’ bottom lines. SRM is an independent consulting firm that helps reduce expenses, generate revenue and maximize profitability through examining processes and negotiating contracts. Drawing on its extensive experience, market insight and robust proprietary benchmarking database, the company helps organizations maximize profitability without sacrificing quality or valued vendor relationships. The primary industries SRM serves include financial services, manufacturing, municipal and health care. For more information, visit or call 1 (800) 748-2577.