About Us

Vision and Mission

One marketplace connecting every business and every government

We build tools to connect both sides of the business-to-government market, so governments can build healthy and prosperous communities through easy access to a large and diverse network of businesses

The DemandStar network gives procurement officers an instant way to connect with more suppliers, post and receive bid responses electronically, and manage quotes, RFP’s, and more.

Who We Are

The original online marketplace

DemandStar pioneered the online marketplace concept in 1998 when a group of procurement professionals in Florida decided that the best way to reach more qualified suppliers was to aggregate their lists so that everyone could get the best products at the best rates.

Since then, we’ve expanded our reach to state and local governments nationwide and continue to connect suppliers with government agencies at a record pace.

What Do We Value?

Leadership

We are all leaders at every level of the organization. We rise to the occasion. We lift each other up. We think and act like owners and deliver meaningful results.

Respect

We recognize, accept, and draw strength from the diversity of talents and perspectives of our teammates. We treat each other the way we would like to be treated ourselves.

Service

We succeed through service. We put our customers at the center of what we do. We cultivate authentic relationships and help them achieve their full potential.

Indomitable Spirit

We expect adversity in pursuit of our vision and meet it with passion, perseverance, and positive attitude.

Our Team

Artie Perrault

Government Development
Manager

Ben Vaught

CEO

Brandee Collier

Government Development
Manager

Bruce Haedt

Business Development Manager

Carol Wolfgang

Customer Service Representative

Chi Chin

Sr. Fullstack Engineer

Darren Caulley

Sr. Frontend Engineer

Chris Carlantonio

Government Development
Manager

Dave Held

Sr. Frontend Engineer

Emmanuel Pressley

Government Development
Manager

Derek Keith

Sr. Frontend Engineer

Jax Harris

Government Development
Manager

Randy Sears

Head of Engineering

Linda Watson

Director of Government Success

Renee Harris

Government Development
Manager

Sharyn Tom

Marketing Manager

Shani Brown

Sr. Frontend Engineer

Sophia Dengo

Product Designer

Steve Tran

Head of Network Growth

Zac Cohn

Head of Product