Our team is dedicated to seeking new ways to achieve expense reduction for our clients. We’re driven to rethink, reengineer, and renegotiate your operational costs and contracts to provide you with the largest savings possible.
Chief executive officer
Donald Steiner founded Profit Recovery Partners in 1997 and currently serves as CEO. Since the firm’s inception, Don has managed the growth of PRP and expanded its impressive base of clients to include FORTUNE 1,000 companies and an assortment of middle-market companies. He has built the firm on core values centered around serving the client first, and created a culture dedicated to achieving the impossible by finding a better way. Before starting PRP, Don spent over a decade in the office equipment industry holding sales management and executive positions at FKM Copier Products where he was instrumental in growing revenue. Earlier, he worked for Canon in a variety of sales roles. Don is also the founder of the Two Masters Wine Club and Steiner Innovations as well as the maker of the infant sunshade “Sweet Baby Shade.” He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and currently serves on their board of Regents.
Jeremy Linehan joined PRP in 2001 and currently serves as President. During his long tenure at PRP, Jeremy has served in many critical roles in the organization. As Executive Vice President of the Practice Groups, Jeremy oversaw the initial creation and rapid growth of the company’s core areas of expertise. As Vice President of Solutions Management, Jeremy led the company’s client services division and was responsible for the creation of renewable client value programs, the management of leveraged client spend, and new methods of client savings reporting. Prior to PRP, Jeremy held sales and marketing positions in the building and construction industry. In his downtime, Jeremy is focused on his nonprofit ventures, and enjoys surfing, hiking, and spending time with his wife, Amber, and their three children. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Executive Vice President / solutions management
Tyler Brower currently serves as Executive Vice President, Solutions Management. Since joining the firm in 2002, he has identified, negotiated, and implemented over $650 million in verified cost savings across 40+ expense areas for PRP’s clients while leading the firm’s eight Practice Groups. He has also helped drive the expansion of the firm’s expense area expertise as well as technological innovations and process improvements that have given both PRP and its clients greater ability to monitor and manage client spend. Tyler is committed to continuously evolving the firm’s service offerings to stay responsive to client needs. Tyler and his wife, Anna, and their three children reside in Laguna Niguel, California. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Arizona.
Chief information officer
Ryan Schlunz joined PRP in 2019 and serves as Chief Information Officer. Ryan is a respected veteran in the legal industry, and before joining PRP led Information Technology, eDiscovery, Innovation, Administration and Operations teams at AmLaw 200 firms. With over 25 years of experience in the information technology space, Ryan is an established thought leader in the areas of change management, strategic planning, technology, and innovation. He lives in Oregon with his wife, Nikki, and their five children. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology Management & Organizational Leadership from George Fox University, and serves on the Board of Directors for several non-profit organizations.
Chief financial officer
Paul Bottiaux joined PRP in 2017 and serves as Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for overseeing PRP’s finance, accounting, contracts, and HR functions. Before joining PRP, Paul served as Chief Financial Officer and VP of Finance for Panasonic Avionics Corporation, the $3B in-flight entertainment technology division of Panasonic. Prior to Panasonic, Paul held financial roles at Washington Mutual as well as The Boeing Company. Paul is known by his colleagues for his strong background in business strategy and execution which both accelerate growth and contribute to sound financial results. His reputation for thinking one step ahead to foresee risks and opportunities impacts the business by putting proactive measures in place. Paul and his wife, Elizabeth, live in San Clemente with their four children. He holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Finance from San Diego State University.
Chief of Staff
Michele joined PRP in 2022 and currently serves as Chief of Staff. Michele joins PRP with a 30-year background in strategic direction, vision, and proven growth. Her leadership, combined with a can-do attitude, has resulted in market-leading performance in mortgage finance, title, and escrow industries. Michele’s talents lie in driving strategic growth, redesigning and establishing brand identity, reimagining key processes to maximize operational excellence, and building healthy and longstanding client/employee relations. Her success includes senior leadership positions at Fidelity National Title, Lender Processing Services, First American Mortgage Solutions and First Integrity National, where she was responsible for the end-to-end management of all P&L divisional drivers. Originally from a small town in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, Michele’s move to Southern California has helped craft her professional approach, to be fearless and driven to create exponential growth, all the while not losing sight of the greatest assets a company has: its hard-working employees. Outside of work, Michele spends her time supporting animal rescue and humanitarian efforts like breast cancer awareness and 44 Women for Orangewood. In her downtime, Michele enjoys savoring a nice glass of wine, running her cherished rescue dog and enjoying moments with close friends.
Executive Vice President / Sales
Michael joined PRP in 2015 and currently serves as Executive Vice President of Sales. As Vice President of Strategy Development from 2017-2020, Michael led the department to 62% revenue growth in North America within his three-year tenure while simultaneously increasing company revenue performance throughout that time. Before joining PRP, Michael spent over 20 years in several senior leadership positions at Ricoh Americas and IKON Office Solutions including Sales, Inside Sales, Sales Operations, and Finance in both the United States and Canada. In addition to serving in a multitude of roles, he led the post-acquisition integration of a $100M business unit and scaled the Inside Sales department to 100 team members, generating $16M+ in new revenue annually. Michael lives in Huntington Beach with his wife, Kari, and their two children. Michael holds an MBA in International Business from Webster University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Management from Southern Illinois University. Additionally, he has completed the Harvard University Executive Leadership Program.
Executive Vice President / practice groups
Darren joined PRP in 2002 and currently serves as Executive Vice President of the Practice Groups. Previously, as Executive Vice President of Solutions Management, Darren was responsible for both fulfilling the contractual obligations to PRP’s clients as well as growing the depth and breadth of client services programs managed by the firm. Over the past 18+ years, Darren has achieved success in many roles ranging from Senior Analyst to Senior Director; and with each title and associated responsibility, his focus has remained PRP’s “client first” approach. In his tenure, Darren has led 300+ engagements, achieving more than $400 million in client savings. Prior to PRP, Darren was with Morgan Stanley, holding both financial advisor and financial analyst positions. Darren lives with his wife, Amie, and their two children in Ladera Ranch, California. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Chapman University.
Senior Director of Human Resources
Emily joined PRP in 2022 and serves as the Senior Director of Human Resources. Throughout her career, Emily has worked in a variety of industries, ranging from retail to manufacturing, and has had experience in all functional areas of HR. She has notable experience in strategic human resource planning, recruitment, employee relations, federal and state compliance, benefits, compensation and payroll, performance management, training and development, and management coaching. Before joining PRP, Emily was most recently with California Faucets, a manufacturer of plumbing faucets and fixtures, as their Director of Human Resources where she helped to grow the company from 150 to over 250 employees over the course of her employment. Emily lives with her husband, Sean, and daughter, Lennon in Costa Mesa, California. She holds a Bachelor’s degree focused in Family and Consumer Sciences and Business Administration from Texas State University. She has also continued her education through her membership in the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) where she obtained a SHRM- Certified Professional certification. When she’s not in the office, she enjoys going to the beach, barbecuing with friends, and catching up on Netflix.
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