Independent ERP Consultants
Meet Our ERP Consulting Leadership Team
100% independent of software vendor affiliation, Panorama’s ERP functional consultants provide unbiased advice you can trust.
ERP consulting requires independence, flexibility and a dedication to achieving each organization’s vision. Here are some of our independent ERP consultants and client services leadership team:
Alan has a 30-year history of working in the computer software industry, primarily with ERP-based solutions.
Currently, Alan is responsible for overseeing Client Services, Business Development, and Industry Relations at Panorama. At the same time, he is leading the company in a digital transformation that includes the definition of a new information strategy for deriving maximum value from cross-departmental data.
Alan previously served as Director of Innovation at Panorama where he led the definition and implementation of a comprehensive strategic plan. In this role, he worked with the company’s senior leadership to implement new processes within key service areas.
Prior to this, he served as Chief Innovation Officer at abas AG in Germany. His focus was on integrating artificial intelligence into ERP, serverless computing, business analytics, cognitive applications, and IoT.
- Master of Science in Technology Management, University of Maryland
- Certified in Business Process Reengineering
Managing Director, Government Services
Vanessa brings a proven management track record of over 20 years of experience in either a COO or CEO capacity. She has helped organizations achieve growth and transformation with her skills in managing corporate operations and deploying capital and resources. She has led multiple merger & acquisition transactions as well as turnaround projects.
Vanessa began her career in the late 1990s, serving as President and CEO of a de novo financial banking platform. She formulated and executed the corporate strategy, successfully targeting a multi-national Latin American market. She then served as a turnaround COO, implementing cost cutting initiatives that drove down the organization’s combined cost to produce.
At Panorama, Vanessa oversees Government Consulting, Human Resources, and Administration.
Vanessa has advanced graduate certificates from the Harvard School of Business and the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University, and holds dual Bachelor degrees from the University of California at Berkeley.
Rich is an expert at implementation project management with a strong focus on best practices and change management. He has worked on projects throughout the Americas and has extensive experience in account management, system integration, resource management, financial management, and operations at global organizations. Rich has served clients in the manufacturing, fabrication, industrial distribution, field services, utilities, healthcare, education, retail, consumer packaged goods, and public sector verticals.
At Panorama, Rich leads diverse teams of independent ERP consultants as they perform software selection, business process management, change management, and ERP implementation activities.
In his previous experience, he led teams at consulting, software, and technology companies that designed and implemented various technologies. In these projects, he also implemented new processes that streamlined key business functions.
Fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, Rich brings diverse teams together to successfully accomplish project goals.
- Master of Science in Management Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- Certified Six Sigma Black Belt
Geoff has a proven track record of collaborating with business leaders, translating IT needs, and building solutions. With experience in the manufacturing, distribution, professional services, retail, and government contracting industries, he brings expertise as an ERP functional consultant in selecting and implementing business systems.
At the same time, he ensures companies obtain the maximum benefit from their investments by developing and executing a people/process focus.
- Master of Science in Technology Management, University of Denver
- Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Marketing, University of Auckland, NZ
Steve is an experienced supply chain leader and ERP project manager. He has a track record of achieving cost savings through supply chain, strategic sourcing, SIOP, and business process improvement initiatives, as well as over 15 full cycle ERP implementations. He is an international and multi-site supply chain specialist with over 30 years of experience successfully coordinating global ERP implementation and supply chain process improvement activities in multiple countries.
Steve has had progressive management roles leading significant transformation projects across ERP, inventory, production and distribution planning, supply chain, and warehousing across multiple industries. He also has experience consulting, managing, and leading Oracle technology projects across various industries, including Production & Distribution, Heavy Manufacturing, High-tech Manufacturing, Retail & CPG, Logistics Services, Life Sciences, and Healthcare.
- Bachelor of Arts in Business Management, Wittenberg University
- PMP Certified through PMI
- DASM Certified through PMI
- CPSM Certified through ISM
- CPIM Certified through ASCM
Director, Software Expert Witness
Bill has significant experience in the oil & gas, not-for-profit, banking/finance, and manufacturing industries. He has international business management experience in Asia and Latin America and is conversational in Mandarin and Spanish.
Bill has managed sales and marketing of ERP systems and eCommerce solutions for 12 western states in the U.S., and has performed software selection with consulting groups serving the oil & gas, medical device, and aerospace & defense industries.
As Director of Panorama’s Expert Witness Practice, Bill works closely with a team of expert witnesses and client attorney firms. He has published expert witness articles in TechTarget and InformationWeek.
Bill concurrently provides oversight on a number of ERP software selections and implementation projects for manufacturing, distribution, healthcare, and public sector clients in the U.S. and globally. He also provides subject matter expertise in the energy, oil/gas, and utilities industries.
- Bachelor of Science (Cum Laude), Fairleigh Dickinson University
- Certified Trainer of CRM and eCommerce
Senior Manager, Client Services
Chris has over 22 years of experience as a subject matter expert in enterprise resource planning and supply chain related projects. He has managed assessments, evaluations, selections, contract negotiations, implementation analyses, project recoveries, organizational change management initiatives, and more.
Chris has been on both sides of software acquisitions and implementations as a sales manager, consultant, and director.
With all of this project experience, he has unparalleled vendor knowledge when it comes to market intelligence, pricing, and implementation services.
- Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Colorado State University
- Certified Supply Chain Analyst (APICS Northern Colorado)
Director of LATAM
Frank is an expert in designing, directing, and managing ERP implementation and integration projects across various industries, including pharma, wholesaling, distribution, manufacturing, and retailing. With experience working on projects in Mexico, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico, he brings a wealth of knowledge to the table.
His expertise extends to strategic planning, project management, and procurement and logistics procedures through the implementation of MRP (Material Request Planning) tech tools. Additionally, he has experience designing and implementing CRM, sales, and marketing tools, as well as accounting, budgeting, and financial information systems analysis and integrations.
As an industrial engineer, he has been exposed to corporate leadership and change management processes, product development and expansion, cash flow models, and financial management. He also has experience evaluating banking products, including standard lines of credit, asset-based lending, credit letters, and factoring, among others.
Fluent in Spanish (native) and English as a second language, he has the ability to align activities across diverse teams to pursue excellence in improving enterprise functions and operations.