Expense Management Solutions, Inc.
Stephen L Catalina III

Prior to establishing Expense Management Solutions Inc., Steve was a Senior Manager at Supplier & Expense Strategies (SES).  Steve’s expertise is helping companies achieve increased profitability by reducing operating expenses with their third-party suppliers.  With specific expertise in the credit risk industry, rewards operations, card member benefits, software, contingent labor and other IT and non-IT professional services; Steve has partnered with top US financial institutions to optimize complex contracts. Steve’s skills include vendor spend analysis, proactively identifying expense reduction opportunities, negotiation strategy development, benchmark analysis, financial analysis and modeling, contract negotiations, project management and execution, and staff augmentation services. Collectively, Steve contributed more than $100MM in annual run-rate savings for clients since 2010.

Prior to SES, Steve was Vice President of Supply Chain Management at Wells Fargo. He led strategic sourcing activities for Wells Fargo in the credit & risk management category, specializing in negotiations with the major credit bureau agencies. In his role, Steve directly supported the Wells Fargo Mortgage and Card Services lines of business, and generated over $25MM in annual run-rate savings during the 2009 calendar year. Steve joined Wells Fargo on January 1, 2009 as part of the Wachovia merger
and lead two merger integration teams. Prior to the Wells Fargo merger, Steve was Vice President of Global Supply Chain at Wachovia.

Before joining Wachovia, Steve was a Vice President responsible for enterprise-wide sourcing engagements within the JPMorganChase Card Services division, specializing in card rewards and card member benefits as well as other complex spends, and lead two merger integration teams responsible for bringing together spend categories following the merger of JPMorganChase and Bank One.

Earlier in his career, Steve spent mor
e than six years with The Vanguard Group, one of the world’s largest investment firms, where he was a Procurement Facilitator specializing in IT software, maintenance and professional services contracts.

Steve has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree from Widener University in Pennsylvania.

Steve’s interests include spending time with family, baseball, reading, and supporting local charitable organizations. Steve and his wife have three children and reside in Wilmington, Delaware.