Steve Mizes

Steve Mizes, MBA

“I don’t believe in events just happening to you — I believe you make the events and control your destiny. When I joined Fidelity National Financial as president of EC Purchasing we were just a small start-up company with a dream. Now, we have more than 200,000 members and make a strong financial contribution each year to our parent company, Fidelity National Financial. Each year I will continue to raise the bar, making this a better program for our customers and larger contributor to Fidelity National Financial.” — Steve Mizes

Steve is president of EC Purchasing, an organization that harnesses the buying power of more than 200,000 members. With over 14 years of experience in corporate purchasing, Steve has been invited to speak before many professional organizations on the subject of purchasing. He’s also published a full series of articles that are available for your use. Just contact him directly at stevemizes@gmail.com.

TESTIMONIALS

TestimonialsSteve has been a valuable partner with our association for a few years not only for our staff, but as a resource for our members as well. His knowledge in purchasing and ability to consult on ideas that directly affect your bottom line is invaluable. He is able to deliver his message in an entertaining format, that captures the attention of his audience and gives them something to take back and implement within their individual business operations. I would highly recommend Steve and his presentations to other associations and businesses who take pride in running efficient, and profitable companies.”
Matt Bartel, president CEO, American Legal & Financial Network (ALFN), St. Louis, MO.
TestimonialsSteve’s presentation is informative, engaging, and includes just the right amount of humor to also be entertaining. Steve connects well and has a good understanding of the multitasking role of legal administrators. I found his talk very interesting and was pleasantly surprised to learn at least three new tips that I had not thought of and will implement soon. In short, I think that his presentation would be beneficial to both new administrators as well as seasoned administrators like myself.”
Linda Galloway, Declues, Burkett & Thompson, LLP, Huntington Beach, Calif.
TestimonialsSteve Mizes presented his “Tips on Purchasing” to me and I was pleasantly surprised with how much information he imparts to his audience. His presentation is loaded with tips about becoming a better negotiator, finding the hidden “gotchas” that many contracts have, and general cost saving tips. He presents with humor and has a very engaging demeanor. The takeaways I learned from him will ultimately save my firm money and will make me look like a star. Regardless of the experience of the administrator, form the novice to the mature, every participant will benefit from his presentation. I highly recommend it!”
Janet Wulf, CPA controller, Reilly Pozner LLP, Denver, Col.
TestimonialsSteve is passionate about purchasing which translates as an engaging presentation.  He connects with his audience through real world stories along with a bit of humor.  While he covers a lot of content, Steve provides key summary points that are valuable takeaways for both the new and seasoned administrator.”
Donna Smith, MBA, CLM, administrative coordinator, Community Services,Irvine, Calif.
TestimonialsSteve was a guest speaker in January 2015 at the Houston Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators’ Operations/IT Section meeting. Steve’s presentation was innovative, entertaining and educational. Those who attended were talking about how much they enjoyed and gained from Steve’s presentation even before they left the meeting room. Steve does not cross the line to being a salesperson for his own company while giving his presentation, even though those who have dealt with Steve on a business level know that they have nothing to lose and everything to gain by listening to what EC Purchasing has to offer to anyone who is interested in saving money for their law firm or organization. Thank you, Steve!”
DeAnna Lyons Lopez, CLM, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Office Administrator, DLA Piper (US), Houston, Texas
TestimonialsI’ll be the first to admit, an educational seminar on purchasing doesn’t sound like a riveting topic. It’s also something that law firm administrators tend to want to avoid if they can. Steve promised us a new take on the subject, and he truly delivered. Steve got everyone’s attention from the start, and he kept us laughing and taking notes at the same time. His useful, practical tips can be implemented at all levels in law office purchasing and facilities management. He is great at interacting with his audience, which makes the time fly. I am looking forward to trying out some of his techniques!”
Kathryn Simpson Vidal, CLM, Office Manager, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, Houston, Texas