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Tom Beaty

CEOInsight Sourcing

Peachtree Corners, GA

Member Since December 2022


Management Consulting


Tom started Insight Sourcing in 2002 and later founded SpendHQ. He and his team have built a total of five procurement-related businesses including Insight Energy. Insight Sourcing has been named the #1 Company to Work for in Atlanta, the top boutique consulting firm to work for in the U.S., and has been on the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest growing companies for a rare 14 years in a row. Tom's primary role today is as CEO of Insight Sourcing Group Holdings where he focuses on growth, culture, and business strategy. In 2021, he led the spin out of SaaS procure-tech company SpendHQ under a new CEO and in 2022, raised $65M from Pamlico Capital and acquired Lyon, France-based Per Angusta. Tom is currently Chairman of the Board for SpendHQ. Tom founded the Witness to War Foundation, a nonprofit focused on preserving the oral histories of combat veterans. Tom is a member of Young Presidents Organization and is the upcoming chapter chair of the largest YPO Gold chapter in the world with 600 CEO members. He is also on the board of the Army War College Foundation.

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Is your small business financially fit for the future? 

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20 tips to set your new company up for success in the marketplace. As a company leader, you may be confident about your organization's ability to meet consumer demands and thrive at meeting your quarterly goals on a regular basis right now. But if you don't have a systematic approach to coming up with ways to keep your business financially fit, you'll be setting your company and team up for failure in the event of unforeseen circumstances. For example, an unsteady economy. Your numbers may look good on paper but regulating your KPI metrics in real-time is essential to generate a true measure of financial success.  Below, 20 Fast Company Executive Board members share one piece of advice that aspiring business leaders or small business owners should consider when it comes to understanding the importance of financial management and planning for longevity in any industry.

Is your small business in compliance with industry standards? 

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Here are 11 areas to consider if you want to keep your business up to code. It's essential to remain compliant with marketplace regulations if you plan to stay in business. By doing so, your clients and partners will appreciate your credibility as a trustworthy brand. It also puts you in a better position when times are tough and when they are forced to make hard and fast investment decisions in a budget crunch.   Whether you are trying to comprehend individual state tax laws or trying to navigate how to handle data privacy restrictions that may impact your company and its stakeholders, it's necessary to cover all of your bases so you don't wind up in any legal trouble. Below, leading experts from Fast Company Executive Board discuss the market regulations that have been especially challenging for their organizations and how they were able to overcome the obstacles. In hindsight, abiding by these business requirements has helped some companies thrive even more. 

Want to prevent layoffs in tough times? Follow these 14 strategies

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Layoffs aren't the only way to cut overhead costs in a challenging economy. In times of economic difficulty, companies often face tough decisions when it comes to retaining employees. Layoffs can seem like the only viable solution to cut costs and survive financially. However, these decisions can have lasting impacts on the morale and productivity of the remaining team members. Fortunately, there are alternative strategies that companies can employ to avoid layoffs and increase job security for their employees. To that end, a panel of Fast Company Executive Board members offer their top-recommended strategies for keeping your staff intact and discuss their potential benefits for both companies and employees.

10 key factors to finding a reliable product distributor 

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Consider what's at stake if you want the best bang for your buck. When you are searching for a manufacturing distributor to do business with, it's never a good idea to take everything they say at face value. You have to do your research first. In addition to creating a short list of your best options, it's key to follow up with reference checks and pay a visit to the facility location. This will shed light on core value alignment and quality standards in real-time—and not just on paper—because at the end of the day, it's all about the client and customer satisfaction rates. To help company leaders find the right partner to elevate their brand further and make a good impression on every user's experience, experts from Fast Company Executive Board address 10 top qualifications to consider for the best return on their investment.

13 ways to support your team during a season of business cutbacks

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There's an upside to a downsize. Here's how company leaders can make a difference and maintain their staff's trust. In the past few years, many companies are still facing economic challenges in a fluctuating market, which also makes it difficult when leaders are forced to have tough conversations with their dedicated team about potential or necessary cutbacks. Demonstrating transparency and open communication is one of the most important steps to keep your stakeholders well-informed along the way. If you work together with your team to engage in ideas for alternative solutions, you will set your organization up for success and strengthen your potential to come out on top in the long term. Below, 13 Fast Company Executive Board members share their best practices to help leaders prepare their teams for cutbacks in the business world.

Company details

Insight Sourcing

Company bio

Insight Sourcing is the premier management consulting firm focused exclusively on strategic sourcing and procurement-related services in North America. Founded in 2002, the firm works with senior executives and procurement leaders to accelerate strategic sourcing savings, increase spend visibility, provide category intelligence, and implement procurement best practices. With hundreds of corporate and more than 60 private equity clients, Insight Sourcing has developed a reputation for delivering big impact. Typical client results include up to a 30% EBITDA improvement, 842% first-year return on investment, and project payback in less than 90 days. Tom also developed a market-leading spend visibility technology called SpendHQ™ which provides on-demand spend visibility to drive strategic sourcing results & on-going analytics to measure performance and compliance. Inc. Magazine has ranked Insight Sourcing among the fastest growing private companies in America every year since 2008, making Insight Sourcing one of the few firms to be listed 11 years in a row. Insight Sourcing was also recently named the #1 Boutique Consulting Firm in the US and the #1 Most Innovative Consulting Firm by


Corporate leadership

Area of focus

Supply Chain Management

Company size

201 - 500