Employee Spotlight: Brett Stuebinger

For this edition of the Associate Spotlight Series, we are featuring Brett Stuebinger! Brett lives in Dallas, Texas and graduated from Baylor University. Brett has been a part of the SpendMend team since September of 2019, but it seems like he’s been here much longer than that. Brett can be described as a true family man and tries to dedicate all his free time to his family. When he has time, he enjoys traveling to visit family in his hometown of  Colorado. His favorite part about traveling there is getting to show his kids where he grew up and sharing that experience with them. Brett also enjoys golfing and has even caddied for some professional athletes when he was younger. Al Brander had this to say about Brett: “Brett brings many years of HealthCare experience to SpendMend from his work at various GPO’s. He is an incredible resource for his hospital clients and is always looking at their data to identify areas of savings or process improvement. He is also a great internal resource to our sales team. He is known throughout healthcare for his entrepreneurial vision and by his abbreviated last name of “Stuuuuubs!” yes, you must draw it out.” We hope everyone reading this enjoys getting to know a little more about Stuuubs! Thank you for everything you do, Brett!

Interview with Brett

What is your role at SpendMend?

Vice President, Strategic Accounts & Client Value

How long have you been with SpendMend?

1 year and 5 months.

How did you first learn about SpendMend?

I managed the BSI contract while I worked on the Purchased Services team at MedAssets.

What 3 words would you use to describe SpendMend?

Internally facing, I’d use – Interesting, entrepreneurial, exciting. Externally/Market facing, I’d use entrepreneurial & insightful.

Why do you look forward to coming to work?

I enjoy working with my clients and identifying ways to improve processes and drive costs out of their system.

Before working at SpendMend, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

I was a caddie and had the opportunity to caddie for some athletes and sports writers when the Stanley cup finals were going on (lived in Denver).

What type of music or podcasts do you listen to during the workday?

Some cybersecurity podcasts, but mostly music. All kinds – rock from the 90s & early 2000’s, jam bands, hip hop, etc.

What are your favorite bands to listen to?

Right now, we listen to a lot of Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World, Thrice, Imagine Dragons, & Twenty-One Pilots.

Do you have any hobbies or participate in any activities outside of work?

Mostly hanging with my wife and kiddos – occasionally golf and traveling when that used to be a thing.

Where is your favorite place to travel to?

We love to go visit friends and family in Colorado during the summer.  I grew up outside of Denver, and it’s fun to share some of that with the kiddos.  Other than that, we love to go anywhere with a beach and a pool.

What was the best compliment you’ve ever been paid by a client or supplier?

“We couldn’t have accomplished these without you.”

What is the best part of serving the healthcare market?

Helping to reduce waste and work towards improving the affordability of healthcare.

What is your favorite Recovery Room Activity?

Definitely ping pong. Undefeated.