Insight Sourcing Group at a Glance


  • "The work is rewarding, and everyone at the firm is driven and excited to work here."
  • "The collaborative culture is the best part of working at ISG."
  • "People. Everybody at ISG carries their own weight."


  • "Steeper learning curve relative to other firms based on level of responsibility given to employees."
  • "The recognition/prestige."
  • "Limited flexibility due to boutique nature."

The Buzz

  • "Great culture."
  • "Friendly niche company."
  • "Great development opportunities for young hires."
  • "Strategic sourcing only."

About Insight Sourcing Group

Founded in 2002, Insight Sourcing Group is a consulting firm that focuses exclusively on strategic sourcing and procurement. Led by alumni of some of the world's top consulting firms, including the likes of Accenture, Deloitte and McKinsey, Insight Sourcing Group is privately held and has been growing at a rapid clip ever since its founding. 

Around half of the firm's clients are in the Private Equity industry, where Insight Sourcing Group has developed something of a reputation for its ability to improve valuations. The rest of the firm's clients tend to be public and private Fortune 1000 companies across a wide swathe of industries. Those industries are broad-based and include manufacturing, retail, financial services, healthcare, commercial services and telecom. 

What do they do?

Insight Sourcing Group's website points out that, while its client base is incredibly diverse, its "core skills are 'portable' across industry lines, meaning that clients tend to have similar needs when engaging the firm-the need to improve their sourcing and procurement performance, whether by cutting costs, seeking guidance in a new area, or building the expertise in the first place. 

A typical project will see the firm involved in transforming a company's cost optimization and procurement-related programs. Insight Sourcing Group works on such projects from development to execution, often on a global basis. 

Global Partnership

The firm's global reach is greatly expanded by ISG Europe, a joint venture formed with Germany-based pricing, procurement and supply-chain experts Kerkhoff Consulting. The tie-up allows Insight Sourcing's clients to have access to "low cost country-specific sourcing expertise throughout the world for U.S.-based companies, and sourcing and procurement services for the U.S. Operations of European-based companies. Additionally, Kerkhoff's European clients gain access to Insight Sourcing Group's proprietary spend analysis program, SpendHQ. 


June 2015
Insight Sourcing Group's SpendHQ Named 2015 Red Herring 100 Winner
Insight Sourcing Group's proprietary spend analytics tool, SpendHQ, was named to the 2015 Red Herring 100 List as one of the most exciting and disruptive technology companies in North America. Lauded for its pioneering approach to spend analytics in the procurement space, SpendHQ has emerged as the leading pure-play spend intelligence platform for sourcing professionals. SpendHQ Vice President Darren Shipp and Development Manager Andrew Kim accepted the award on behalf of the company on June 3, while attending the annual Red Herring 100 North America summit in San Diego. Past Red Herring 100 recipients include Groupon, LinkedIn, Vitrue, and Tiny Prints. 

March 2015

Insight Sourcing Group Named Atlanta's #1 Small Workplace

Insight Sourcing Group was selected as Atlanta's Top Small Workplace in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's 2015 Top Workplaces Survey, an annual ranking of the city's best workplaces. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ranked 75 businesses with under 150 employees and Insight Sourcing Group was named #1 at an awards ceremony on March 19.  The AJC published an extensive set of articles on Insight Sourcing Group, which can be found below.  They highlighted Insight Sourcing Group's extraordinary employee retention and unique culture.

September 2014
Consulting Magazine Names Insight Sourcing Group #1 Small Strategy Firm to Work For

Insight Sourcing Group has been recognized by Consulting magazine as the #1 Best Small Strategy Firm to Work For in the 2014 Best Firms to Work For, an annual ranking of consulting firms based on employee satisfaction rates in the areas of client engagement, firm culture, firm leadership, career development, work-life balance, and compensation and benefits. Insight Sourcing Group ranked #7 on the Best Small Firms overall list, moving up six spots from its 2013 ranking (their first time on the list).

September 2014
Insight Sourcing Group Ranked On INC 5000 for Seventh Consecutive Year
Insight Sourcing Group has been recognized by Inc. Magazine for the seventh consecutive year as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States. The annual Inc. 500|5000 is an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Insight Sourcing Group's impressive growth placed it at 2,635 on this year's list, with revenue increasing nearly 143% since 2011.

May 2014

Insight Sourcing Group Named One of the Top 100 Supply Chain Companies for 7th Consecutive Year

Insight Sourcing Group was named to the 2014 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 for the seventh consecutive year. The SDCE 100 shines a spotlight on successful and innovative transformation projects that are delivering bottom-line value to small, medium and large enterprises across the different functions that comprise the supply chain.

April 2014
SP Richards Selects Insight Sourcing Group as Strategic Partner of the Year

Insight Sourcing Group was named Strategic Partner of the Year by S.P. Richards Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company and leading wholesale distributor of business and office supplies, at the 2014 S.P. Richards Supplier Summit in Orlando, Florida. Insight Sourcing Group's partnership with GPC began when ISG performed a company-wide spend assessment and utilized its proprietary spend visibility tool, SpendHQ®, to strategically identify and quantify savings opportunities across GPC. As a result of this assessment, GPC and ISG have launched numerous strategic sourcing projects to realize savings across numerous spend categories.

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Insight Sourcing Group

The Waterford Centre
5555 Triangle Parkway, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30092
Phone: (770) 628-0030



  • Employer Type: Private
  • President & CEO: Tom Beaty
  • 2015 Employees: 80

  • Employment Contact
    Mike O’Brien, Senior Manager. Tel: 770-628-0693

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Procurement Transformation
    Spend Analysis and Cost Optimization Assessment
    Spend Visibility
    Strategic Sourcing

Major Office Locations

  • Atlanta, GA

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