Chief Executive Officer
Jim Headlee is responsible for overseeing the strategy and direction of eBridge. He leverages three decades of experience in procurement strategies, negotiation, and consulting to bring foresight and depth to the eBridge team.
As the founder and CEO of Summit Energy, Jim spent 17 years leading the organization’s explosive growth by developing energy solutions for Fortune 500 companies. Founded in 1991, Summit Energy became the market leader in its field, eventually employing more than 325 staff members across seven international offices.
A Message from our CEO
Every day at eBridge, our customers are receiving measurable savings from our full-service reverse auctions. Purchasing organizations across the US have become “raving fans” in how we fully manage their purchases. They value having a team of eBridge professionals engaged with them running the process, providing more supplier choices, and better pricing. What we do works and I sincerely hope you will speak with a member of our team to learn how we can get these results for you.
Earning your trust is a high honor for all of us here at eBridge. We will never take that responsibility lightly. We promise to do what we say we will do, and be found worthy of the trust you place in us.
We look forward to helping you operate as efficiently and profitably as possible.
My best to you,
Jim Headlee, CEO
Cindy Sisloff is responsible for managing all aspects of the business and providing exceptional client experiences. Joining eBridge in 2007, Cindy held multiple leadership roles including Vice President of Operations where she oversaw all reverse auctions. These roles allowed her to gain a broad knowledge of eProcurement in both the private and public sector.
She has represented eBridge by presenting at Procurement Conferences in the US & Canada including: KPPA, NCSBA, SCAGPO, GPAG, AWPA, International Public Works Expo, Police Fleet Expo, and National Association of College & University Food Services. She has also been a guest lecturer at her Alma Mater, Georgetown College.
Prior to eBridge, Cindy spent 15 years in the telecommunications industry working with Fortune 500 companies to create efficiency and improve internal processes through the adoption of technology. She received company and client awards including, “Commitment to Excellence” and “Sustainable Impact.” Leveraging over 30 years of experience, she is positioned to drive business strategy and is dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients and partners.
Director of Operations
Margie Ragland is responsible for overseeing operational processes and performance, strategic sourcing, and client implementation. She and the operations team focus on building strong client relationships, ensuring efficiencies, and providing the framework for the success and smooth implementation of the reverse auction process.
When joining eBridge in 2009, Margie brought 11 years of managerial experience including manufacturing, supply chain, consulting, and construction. She is skilled in specification development, contract management, supply chain management, process development, system implementation, and strategic problem solving. Margie’s experience allows her to provide strong leadership and creative direction to the eBridge staff and clients.
Ed Barnes joined eBridge in 2009 and it responsible for building relationships with current clients and engaging in discussions with prospective clients at both state and local levels in 12 states. Before eBrdge, he was a financial representative for Northwestern Mutual Insurance for 21 years. Ed is the primary contact for the Commonwealth of Kentucky contract. Ed coordinates meetings to help identify optimal candidates for the Reverse Auction process and personally hosts all auctions. He helps his clients take advantage of technology and savings.
"My role is primarily the liaison between my clients and our awesome operations team. My passion is getting to know and serve my clients. Contact me and let’s start a relationship!"
Brian Fisher joined eBridge in 2015 and it responsible for engaging and leading the business development efforts within 13 states. He also manages the State of South Carolina and State of North Carolina's contract. Prior to eBridge, Brian spent 16 years in the insurance industry, with a focus on middle to large size private and public sector accounts in the Property and Casualty sector. Brian is a 2000 graduate of the University of South Carolina, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a double major in Insurance/Risk Management and Marketing.
“Working with Public Procurement Professionals is a passion of mine, and our firms. When a state agency or municipality decides to partner with us, there is no better compliment we can get because they are putting their trust in us. Trust is the basis for what we do, and we must earn it every single day.”
Government Relations Director
Mike Gustafson, CPPO, CPPA, MBA recently retired from the Commonwealth of Kentucky after serving in state procurement for over 16 years and joined team eBridge as a consultant in 2017. During his tenure, Mike was in the Office of Procurement Services in the Finance and Administration Cabinet where he was a Strategic Procurement Specialist. He has extensive experience developing Requests for Bids (RFBs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) as well as creating and administering Master Agreement Contracts. Mike is a retired member of the Kentucky Public Procurement Association (KPPA) and served previously for 7 ½ years on the KPPA Board of Directors. Mike retired from the US Army Reserves after serving 28 years of active and reserve-duty.
joined eBridge in 2011 and brings over 20 years of financial and accounting background to the eBridge team. Her previous roles in public accounting and the private sector provide additional analytical and financial insight into the Reverse Auction process. Beth and her team work with awarded vendors to obtain purchase information from contracts resulting from Reverse Auctions.