Born in Nashville
Raised on the Road

Our Experience is Your Advantage

Take advantage of our almost 20 years of experience in the IT industry and our truly unique offering of IT staffing and recruiting plus in-house IT consulting and software development. Providing our customers with IT staffing and in-house consulting all under one roof makes Provisions Group a remarkably powerful problem-solving machine and a mold-breaking innovator in today’s IT industry.

There’s a common misconception that technology is mostly about hardware and software, systems, wires and networks. That’s actually the smallest part. Unlike others, we know that at the heart of the matter, technology is about people. That’s why we hold our relationships in the highest esteem. We understand it’s through our relationships that we can solve any technical problems and overcome the toughest IT challenges. That kind of focus gives you a distinct advantage when it comes to solving your IT challenges.

We invite you to learn more about us and remember, you’re just one conversation away from solving your IT challenges. Let’s talk.

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We Are Provisions Group

Over the years, we’ve helped more than 1000 companies find the people resources they need to be successful with technology. Even more, we’ve had the privilege to help more than 4000 people find jobs. Our talent recruitment capabilities in Nashville and surrounds are unmatched. Our IT consulting and software development teams are recognized among the leaders in the region. Here's a little bit more about what makes us Provisions Group.

2003

Founded as IT Search firm

2008

Added Healthcare/Clinical Staffing

2014

Hired our first Inhouse Consultant

2015

Provisions Technology Solutions (inhouse Consulting practice launched)

2016

Managed Services Provider (MSP) added

2018

Launched Customer Relationship Management practice (Salesforce CRM)

2019

Microsoft Gold Status

Bits and Bytes

  • Founded in 2003 by Mark Freeman
  • Clients and consultants in 40+ states across the USA
  • Our in-house consultants hold certifications and licenses including PMP, ITIL, CCIE, SDLC, TOGAF, MCSE, CPHIMS, RN, Pharm.D, MD, CPA, Scrum Master, Salesforce, and more
  • As you can imagine, members of our network of staffing candidates hold every certification imaginable. In our spare time, we counted 147 different certifications so far...
  • Provisions Group team members have competed in 75+ triathlons and marathons
  • We’ve consumed 1000+ GU energy gels - regretfully we still do not own stock in such a company
  • Team members have enjoyed well over 12,000 cups of coffee (and counting), one conversation at a time, hearing clients, candidates and colleagues tell their stories
  • One commercial grade Keurig coffee machine... completely worn out
  • A three engine firehouse is where many of us go to work each day
  • Our in-house team has well over 500 years of combined experience in IT and HIT yet none of us live in an old folks home. “We still got it!”
  • Visit our office and we might invite you out for a bike ride
  • Favorite restaurant in downtown Franklin, besides those that supply caffeinated drinks, Gray’s on Main - the banana pudding will convince you
  • Favorite coffee shops in Nashville - 8th & Roast, CREMA
  • Hotly debated non-geek topic: Star Wars movies - vintage vs. new
  • Hotly debated geek topic: Will AI usher in a job-pocalypse in the future?

Meet the Leadership Team

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Mark Freeman

Founder, Partner and Chief Executive Officer

Mark’s deep roots in providing staffing and recruiting services for Fortune 500 companies provided the inspiration and vision to start Provisions Group. Building a company more focused on the value of building relationships and the understanding that, “people are the key to solving technology problems,” is what inspired Mark to establish Provisions Group LLC.

Mark leads the Provisions Group executive team and is actively involved in day to day operations and strategic development. He’s an Ironman Triathlete and Ultra Trail Runner. Mark received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati.

Winning for us is finding joy in helping others win in the marketplace. As a company and as individuals, our goal is to help lots and lots of people.

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Darian Rogers

Partner and Chief Financial Officer

Beginning his career in accounting, Darian joined the audit division of Deloitte. His entrepreneurial aspirations soon lead him to a Fortune 500 staffing and recruiting company where he took on a role in business development. It was there that he first met Mark Freeman. After a short time, Darian established his own consulting company focusing on internal audit and accounting services for the SMB market.

A few years later, he and Mark Freeman re-connected and in 2008, they formed Provisions Group LLC. Today, Darian oversees the operations and finance teams at Provisions Group. He’s a licensed CPA and a member of the Tennessee Society of CPA’s. He earned his Master’s degree in accounting from Brigham Young University in 1995.

We’ve purposely set out to be different than the “big box” consulting companies. We're focused on people. Plus we have our own in-house IT consulting and development staff so we can meet almost any client's timelines and requirements.

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Eric Hendrickson

Chief Technology Officer

Eric’s computer programing career started at 14 years old, so it’s no surprise that designing technical solutions is second nature for him. After obtaining his computer science degree from Liberty University he continued there for the next 12 years, holding various engineering, management, architecture, and leadership roles. He was instrumental in the growth and organizational design of the 500 person IT department of what is now the largest private nonprofit university in the nation. Most recently Eric established the health IT plan for the new Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Having joined Provisions Group as a staff IT consultant in 2016, Eric now leads Provisions Group in-house team of IT consultants and software developers in technical strategy, architecture and design of systems and software solutions for Provisions Group clients. Besides raising 2 children with his wife in Franklin TN, Eric spends free time as an avid student of literature by JRR Tolkien.

When we propose a solution we always keep in mind the long term strategy of the business. Our team takes a practical approach. We deliver value in the present and at the same time, we ensure a foundation that clients can build and expand on in the future.

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Bill McConnell

Chief Delivery Officer

Bill McConnell joined the Provisions Group team in 2018. Provisions Group clients benefit from Bill's proven expertise in client account management, business operations and IT program management plus, almost 20 years of success with large scale system implementations in the financial services, healthcare and communications industries. Bill held senior leadership positions with Asurion where he established IT strategy, planning and operations functions for the technology firm.

Most recently he directed enterprise data services for HCA’s Parallon Business Performance Group leading the quality, data management, business intelligence, advanced analytics and reporting teams as well as driving the company’s patient experience portal initiative. Serving as Chief Delivery Officer at Provisions Group, Bill owns customer success for all product implementation and program delivery operations for Provisions Group in-house consulting and IT staffing clients. A Tennessee native, Bill completed advanced degree work in business administration at University of North Carolina at Charlotte and earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and communications from Vanderbilt University. Bill resides with his wife and son in Brentwood Tennessee where you might find him playing drums in the basement in his spare time.

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. -- Vince Lombardi

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Scott Schreier

Chief Strategy
and Partnerships Officer

Scott’s 25+ years of experience in technology is challenging to define in a single category. He’s well accomplished in several IT disciplines having progressed through roles of varied complexity and responsibility as a system administrator, project/program manager, ITIL process owner, CIO and technology strategy leader. He’s served clients in the automotive, financial, academic and healthcare sectors with companies of all sizes including GHX, Caterpillar Financial, Verizon Data Services, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Health Management Associates to name a few.

In 2011, Scott re-connected with long-time friend and founder of Provisions Group, Mark Freeman, to help lead and pioneer the company’s new in-house IT consulting practice. With Scott’s help and several key additions to the team, Provisions Technology Solutions was established. The division has rapidly expanded into multiple practice areas including software development, HIT, BI, IT managed services and procurement. Today Scott focuses on strategy, operations and partnerships for Provisions Group, and is enthusiastic when he has the opportunity to use his broad experience to serve Provisions Group clients directly. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science from Middle Tennessee State University and a Master of Business Administration from Colorado State University as well as PMP, ITIL Practitioner, Scrum Master and Microsoft Certifications.

The best way to manage people's' expectations is to tell them what to expect.

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Robb Gentry

Chief Growth Officer

A bonafide pioneer in the staffing and recruiting industry, Robb has a track record of delivering strong double digit growth to companies large and small. His twenty plus years of experience within global Fortune 500 consulting & workforce solutions firms like RGB, Kelly Services and Robert Half give him an almost encyclopedic knowledge to guide businesses in the practical application of technology, that drives business growth.

In his role at Provisions Group, Robb leads strategic business development, sales and partnership development and is responsible for the companies Salesforce.com practice. He has a degree from Middle Tennessee State University in finance and economics. Robb also holds a degree in Music Business from MTSU and is an accomplished guitarist and songwriter. A native of Middle Tennessee, he still manages to find time for playing music on the weekends. Robb lives in Williamson county with his wife of 25+ years.

Business transformation and growth typically go hand in hand. Both can inflict the “pain of change” in an organization. That's why being transparent and setting realistic expectations with our clients is a hallmark of working with Provisions Group.

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Chad Nikazy

Executive Vice President of Business Development

Chad brings a diverse background in business development, spanning nearly two decades in the publishing, radio, and information technology industries. Prior to joining Provisions Group he pioneered new radio markets for the #2 most listened to talk radio show in the country resulting in the growth of their affiliate list by more than 500%.

Chad now leads the Provisions Group business development and account management team and is responsible for both enterprise and SMB client partnerships. Chad’s focus is to empower Provisions Group clients with flexible and cost-effective resource and IT consulting solutions that transform business. A long-time member of the Provisons Group team, Chad originally penned the company’s mission statement: Serve others. Simplify business. Change lives. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English and secondary education from Middle Tennessee State University, along with an executive mini-MBA certificate from Belmont University. A Middle Tennessee native, he was a Tennessee state wrestling champion in 1993 and a 2005 member of the US National Triathlon Team. Today, he stays active as a youth wrestling coach. Married for 20+ years, Chad and his family reside in Williamson County Tennessee.

Our place in the community is to serve others. We accomplish this when we are helping people bridge gaps in their life or business, whether it's a job seeker needing advice or a business leader needing to move their business forward via technology.

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Michael Edwards

Director of Recruiting

Mike is the longest tenured member of the Provisions Group management team. He blazed the trail in the early days of the company contributing to Provisions Group exponential growth and strategy. Mike’s people oriented and practical approach to staffing and recruiting has benefited hundred’s of companies in Middle Tennessee.

Mike leads our team of recruiters and is instrumental in the definition and delivery of Provisions Group’s ultra flexible staffing and recruiting services. Mike has a little bit of music city show biz in his blood having started his professional career as a video unit manager and music video producer at Jim Owens & Associates, in association with The Nashville Network. Mike holds his Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications from Middle Tennessee State University. He and his family are long time residents of Williamson County Tennessee.

We’re always looking for the best fit for the talent we recruit. Considering and communicating to prospective recruits about a hiring company’s culture is critical to making a successful placement. You can’t do that by taking a “warm body," commodity approach.

Ideas That Guide Our Work

It’s good to know how people think about the work they do. Here are a few of the ideas that guide us here at Provisions Group. Things we believe about technology, recruiting and the people involved in both.

Serve

We exist to serve our clients, candidates, colleagues and the technology community at large. We approach all our relationships through the eyes of serving and leading, coming along side and helping others achieve their goals. Servant leadership and serving others is a key to how we achieve success for our clients and our company.

Simplify

We insist that the solutions we design will simplify business operations and optimize people's relationships with companies and with each other. Improving the relationship people have with technologies, systems and each other is a key purpose in all our endeavors. We keep our solutions and engagements simple and straightforward.

Transform

We believe in the promise of technology to transform the lives of people in all walks of life. We believe in the power of technology to transform business operations in every size business and industry. Our goals are lofty, we insist on making a positive impact in all our interactions. We embrace our unique opportunity and accountability for delivering transformative solutions and interactions.

You’re just one conversation away from solving your IT challenges.

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Provisions Group: We help companies like yours win with people and technology.
IT Staffing and Recruiting, Software Development, IT Consulting & Managed Services

Immediate access to qualified, skilled IT resources that are ready to get your projects done. When you work with Provisions Group, you’ll be able to compete and win the battle over today’s IT talent shortage.

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604 W Main St, Suite 108
Franklin, Tennessee 37064

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