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Executive Team.

Panorama’s executive team includes some of the most sought after talent in the industry with experience from some of the world’s fastest-growing and largest technology —  IBM, SAP, Oracle, Infor, Unit4 and more.

Vanessa Davison

Vanessa Davison

Managing Director
Revenue & Operations

About Vanessa

Calvin Hamler

Calvin Hamler

Managing Director
Finance & Marketing

About Calvin

Laura Florence

Laura Florence

Director
Business Development

About Laura

Kim Neininger

Kim Neininger

Director
Management Consulting

About Kim

Geoff McPherson

Geoff McPherson

Director
Software Selection

About Geoff

Rich Goluskin

Rich Goluskin

Director
Software Implementation

About Rich

Bill Baumann

Bill Baumann

Director
Software Expert Witness

About Bill

Chris Devault

Chris Devault

Manager
Software Selection

About Chris

Vanessa Davison

Managing Director

Vanessa’s career has been rich with disrupting the status quo to help organizations launch products, grow, execute operational models, build their corporate culture by executing on strong organizational programs. She brings a proven management track record with over 20 years of experience in either a COO or CEO capacity.  She has been able to achieve radical growth and transformation with her skills in managing overall corporate operations and deployment of capital and resources to achieve corporate performance.  She led multiple mergers & acquisitions transactions as well as a few turn-around projects helping organizations achieve radical transformation and increase net profits. 

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 and grew the company from 36 employees to over 1,200 employees while maintaining profit margins and diversifying the company’s sources of revenue within 36 months.  She then served as a turn-around COO, implementing cost cutting initiatives that drove down the organization’s combined cost to produce by 48% in seven months through the introduction of efficient process flows, deployment of technology and corporate reorganization and organizational development. Currently she focuses on using her financial, organizational development and operational acumen to assist organizations and governments operate more effectively to efficiently serve its citizens, employees and customers.

Today, Vanessa leads a team of management consulting experts to assist organizations go through digital business transformation initiatives consisting of enterprise strategy, organizational design and change & business process management. Panorama’s philosophy is about bringing together the People, the Process and the Technology in order provide breakthrough value. Vanessa has advanced graduate certificates from the Harvard School of Business, the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University and holds dual Bachelor degrees from the University of California at Berkeley.

Calvin Hamler

Managing Director

Calvin Hamler is a former Wall Street finance professional turned entrepreneur, with proven results building and leading organizations of significant size, scale, and complexity, managing both horizontal and vertical growth initiatives, and personally orchestrating and negotiating strategic mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.

A summa cum laude graduate in finance and economics from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, Calvin has also carried various professional designations throughout his career, including a myriad of different securities industry licenses and accreditations in financial services. He also has served on boards of directors for financial services industry trade groups.

In 2002, Calvin started his own financial services firm, which grew to more than 600 employees generating $2.6 billion in financial asset production. In addition to building an industry-leading capital markets hedging and trading operation at the heart of the firm, he oversaw IT staff in both the development of proprietary ERP systems and the selection and implementation of off-the-shelf ERP solutions, ultimately orchestrating a joint venture with a startup software development firm to build proprietary middleware designed for the banking and financial services industries.

Laura Florence

Director ~ Business Development

Laura brings a wealth of global experience to Panorama’s sales team with her knowledge of business and digital transformation. She has translated her leadership and communication strengths to the successful management of people and projects. In addition, Laura has managed the entire software product lifecycle from both the user and vendor perspectives and has experience in the non-profit, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, and education industries.

Laura started at Panorama as a consultant. Now that she leads the sales team, she brings this knowledge with her to the sales process. She quickly understands what prospective clients need and incorporates this when proposing the best strategies for business initiatives. Her passion is bringing together the human resources, organizational change management, business process management and technology elements necessary to manifest her client’s mission and vision.

Having worked, lived and visited hundreds of cities in 32 countries she helps clients think outside the box and adopt best practices from across industries and geographies. She has worked for several well-respected organizations, including Computer Sciences Corporation, Allstate Indemnity Company, and McDonnell-Douglas Electronics Systems Corporation.

 

Education:

  • B.A. Psychology, Minors in Business Administration, Text & Tradition,
    Washington University St. Louis


Certifications:

  • Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Certified Scrum Project Owner

Kim Neininger

Director ~ Management Consulting

Kim is a hands-on organizational leader in both government and commercial projects across various industries. She is an expert in program management, M&A integration, organizational development, change leadership, business development and financial management.

With over 25 years of experience in corporate finance and business operations and a passion for organizational effectiveness, Kim decided to pursue management consulting to help other organizations succeed.
Kim has the ability to lead complex organizations in a multicultural environment. In various VP/Director roles with Fortune 500 companies growing through acquisition and restructure, Kim has led large-scale business system implementations focused on business intelligence, data quality and user experience. Working with executive and leadership teams, she can manage resource planning and stakeholder engagement to ensure strategy alignment and execution that drives innovative competitive advantage.

Ultimately, Kim is a strategic, focused and transformational leader who creates opportunities for organizations to optimize performance and meet challenges. As a subject matter expert in efficient business design and alignment, she provides an integrated and phased approach to digital business transformation. Kim can lead any team to success utilizing business process and change management best practices to help build new organizational capabilities and the agility needed to deliver sustainable customer value.

 

 Education:

  • Master of Science, Organizational Leadership, specialization in Enterprise Resource Planning,
    Regis University, CO
  • B.S. Business Administration,
    University of Laverne, CA

Certifications:

  • Master Certificate in Project Management IS/IT Professionals
  • PMP Certified
  • ITIL Certified
  • Meyers Briggs Instrument Certified

Geoff McPherson

Director ~ Software Selection

Geoff is a top performing business professional and has over 20 years of expertise in optimizing company operations, finance functions, information systems and project management. He possesses strong vision skills of aligning IT with business needs and creating a culture of teamwork to drive success. His passion lies in assessment and identification of business and information strategic objectives to solve business problems and maximize operational flexibility, efficiency and performance.

Geoff has a proven track record of collaborating with business leaders, translating IT needs and building solutions.  He is recognized as a motivated team builder and leader who thrives in fast-paced, proactive, and dynamic environments.

With Geoff’s experience in manufacturing, distribution, professional services, and retail and government contracting industries, he brings vast experience in selecting and implementing business systems and ensuring companies obtain the maximum out their investment by developing and executing the people/process infrastructure that is required to align with the information technology roadmap.

 

Education:

  • Bachelor of Commerce,
    University of Auckland, NZ

Rich Goluskin

Director ~ Software Implementation

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.

Rich has led diverse teams performing software selection, business process management, change management and ERP implementation activities at Panorama. In his previous professional experience, he led teams at consulting, software and technology companies that designed and implemented ERP, supply chain, healthcare claims processing, human capital management, data warehousing & analytics, digital learning, and banking systems, among others. In these projects he also implemented new processes that streamlined key business functions.

Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese, Rich brings diverse teams together – from smaller organizations to Fortune 500 companies – to successfully accomplish project goals.

Education:

  • M.S. Management Engineering,
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • B.S. Management Engineering,
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Designations:

  • Certified Six Sigma Black Belt

Bill Baumann

Director ~ Software Expert Witness

Bill has over two decades of expertise in marketing strategy, direct sales, account management, business and “C” level management experience.  He is adept at quickly understanding complex product and service offerings, forging key relationship, and establishing essential strategic partnerships. Bill has significant experience in the Oil & Gas, Not-For-Profit, Banking/Finance and Manufacturing industries.   Bill has international business management experience in Asia and Latin America and is conversational in Mandarin and Spanish.

He has managed sales and marketing of ERP Software and eCommerce solutions for 12 western states in the US, as well as 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 oversees all our expert witness engagements working closely with our team of expert witnesses and client attorney firms.  Bill has published Expert Witness articles in TechTarget and InfoWeek.  In addition, he concurrently provides oversight on a number of ERP software selections as well as implementation projects for manufacturing, distribution, health care and public sector clients in the U.S. and globally, as well as provides subject matter expertise in the energy, oil/gas, and utilities industries.

 

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science (Cum Laude),
    Fairleigh Dickinson University


Designations:

  • Certified Trainer of CRM and eCommerce

Chris Devault

Manager ~ Software Selection

Chris has 15+ years of experience in process improvement, supply chain optimization, business development and ERP selection. He has also managed cross-functional teams and coordinated relationships with numerous enterprise software vendors.

Chris’ achievements in the ERP project lifecycle are born from strong analytical problem solving, organizational skills and an ability to develop and lead productive teams. He has been on both sides of software acquisitions and implementations as a sales manager and consultant. Acting as a subject matter expert in 250+ ERP projects, Chris provides a unique perspective to organizations large and small.

In his role at Panorama, Chris works with clients across the software selection lifecycle, from process documentation and improvement, vendor management through negotiating software license agreements. Chris manages all vendor relationships through the process of long list creation, RFI creation and scoring, short list determination, RFP creation and evaluation, software demonstrations and vendor negotiations. He has extensive experience with dozens of solutions including Oracle, SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, Infor, Workday, IFS, Sage, Epicor, Deltek, Syspro and many others which makes him a valuable asset to any project.

 

Education:

  • B.A. in Economics,
    Colorado State University

Designations:

  • Certified Supply Chain Analyst (APICS Northern Colorado)

Each of our independent ERP consultants is trained in software selection, implementation and benefits realization methodologies to ensure consistency and quality of services during every engagement. Our consultants’ competencies are impressive and include MBAs, EMBAs, Six Sigma and Prosci certifications, as well as extensive knowledge of ERP software, project management, lean manufacturing, IT strategy and organizational change management. Globally, Panorama has resources with diverse skillsets, specializing in ERP software consulting, business process reengineering and organizational change management. In addition, we have a vast network of several hundred technical resources to augment our team and provide clients with unmatched quality, consistency, dedication and focus.