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President & CEO

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Will Crump

President & CEO

With over 15 years invested in building high-performance, cross-functional teams to compete in global venues, Will Crump brings a wealth of experience in team selection, alignment and motivation. Will has 12 years of management experience in software product development for consumer, OEM, and enterprise business-to-business web-application technologies. In addition to hands-on product cultivation, Will has 10 years of senior executive experience in guiding business development, international expansion, partnerships, line of business profit & loss as well as strategy consultation to key accounts. Outside the office, Will is an accomplished competitive sailor with National, Continental and major Blue-Water racing trophies to his name. Will holds a BA in History from Hampden-Sydney College and an Executive MBA from the Copenhagen Business School.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

“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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Marie Crump

Principal Partner, Operations

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Marie Crump

Principal Partner, Operations

Building on a well-rounded background of business strategy and execution, Marie Klok Crump has played instrumental leadership positions for companies in the process of productizing information management services into software solutions, formulating and forging strategic alliances with major software companies such as SAP, developing communications strategies and formal relations with analyst organizations and leading sales territories for software license sales in the consumer products and high-tech industry verticals. At DATUM, Marie provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure that the company has the proper brand identity, strategic alliances, operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency. Outside of the office, Marie enjoys competitive sailing and outdoor activities. Marie holds a Bachelor in Business Economy and Management from Aarhus School of Business and a Masters in Business Administration and International Management from the Copenhagen Business School, both in Denmark.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

"No one's a leader if there are no followers"

Malcolm Forbes

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Principal Partner, EIM Strategy

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David Woods

Principal Partner, EIM Strategy

With over twenty years of deep practical knowledge of information management strategy, information governance and data migration leadership, David is one of the industry’s most recognized and sought after voices on the key issues ailing major corporations with highly sensitive data driven systems. David’s valuable perspective on solving key information management challenges is derived from experience as both an external consultant and as an executive leading within a Fortune 50 organization. David uses his vision of what is possible with current technologies as well as the awareness of what is practical from a business transformation and a change-management perspective to deliver business impact to clients. He also develops the strategic direction of the services advisory practice. Outside the office, David’s advice is often sought on the golf-course where he is a distinguished amateur golfer. He also enjoys coaching his kids sports teams and deep sea fishing.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

Be a thermostat and not a thermometer.”

Roger Ailes

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Jonathan Adams

Research Director, Analytics and Big Data

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Jonathan Adams

Research Director, Analytics and Big Data

Jonathan  has over 20 years of experience in leading requirements, design and implementation efforts for retailers, financial organizations and Federal agencies. For the past 12 years, Jonathan has worked on architecting and implementing analytical and data management solutions focused on fraud detection, regulatory compliance and risk management. While at Booz Allen Hamilton as part of the risk and compliance analytics team, he was a member and author of the CMMI Data Management Maturity Model development team and is a certified Enterprise Data Management Expert (EDME). Leveraging the DMM, Jonathan has created an execution framework for data management and analytical best practices that aligns data governance and analytical governance with the emerging requirements created by big data, analytics, and the integration of both in the operational context. As Director of Research at DATUM, Jonathan supports customers in building governance discipline around analytics, regulatory compliance, and big data initiatives. Outside the office, he enjoys sailing on the Chesapeake with family and racing on Wednesday nights in Annapolis. Jonathan holds an MBA from Georgetown University and a BA from Washington College.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

“Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things."

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Keith Boardman

Strategy Principal, EIM

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Keith Boardman

Strategy Principal, EIM

Keith Boardman has in depth knowledge of process engineering, quality assurance, testing, business transformation and information management. His technical background at large professional services companies as well as at SAP has helped Keith build extensive experience in high tech, aviation, manufacturing and supply chain. At DATUM, Keith provides coaching and mentorship across all disciplines and serves as the project lead for EIM strategy, assessments, and technology readiness. Outside the office, Keith enjoys just about anything that doesn’t involve laptops or telephones. Keith holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

Knowledge is Power.”

Sir Francis Bacon

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Robyn Bollhorst

Marketing Director

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Robyn Bollhorst

Marketing Director

Robyn brings vast experience in helping enterprise businesses build brand awareness and grow sales through innovative inbound marketing strategies. Before she came on to lead the marketing team at DATUM, Robyn served in sales and marketing roles at a creative agency where she helped businesses identify marketing opportunities and establish detailed plans aligned with accomplishing their business goals. At DATUM, Robyn uses her knowledge of strategic marketing to drive customer interest, expansion and adoption of products, and extending thought leadership in the industry. Outside the office, Robyn enjoys cooking, photography, and spoiling her six nieces and nephews. During Summer, she can likely be found sailing or power boating on the Chesapeake Bay.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

“Success is a function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard for 22 minutes to make sense of something that most people would give up on after 30 seconds.”

-Malcolm Gladwell

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Benjamin Buhl

Client Relations Specialist

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Benjamin Buhl

Client Relations Specialist

As a Client Relations Specialist at DATUM, Ben Buhl focuses on Inside Sales, Sales Operations and Bid Management Support. Prior to this role, Ben worked at DATUM as a Sales and Marketing Intern for two summers. Outside the office, Ben enjoys sailing playing golf and doing anything sports related. Ben is a recent graduate from CNU where he earned a B.A. in Economics with a Minor in in Business Administration.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take"

- Wayne Gretzky

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Matt Chudy

Senior Associate

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Matt Chudy

Senior Associate

Matt brings 20 years of diversified experience in sales and distribution, materials and warehouse management, manufacturing and logistics to DATUM. As a SAP Senior Manager, Matt covered several SAP project lifecycles, from design and development, configuration through testing and training, to post implementation support. He is also a published author. Matt finished his Masters Program at the Agricultural Academy Poznan in Poland. When Matt is not in the office he enjoys time with family, biking, hiking, grilling, making music and rocking with friends.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

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Andrew Connelly

Engagement Principal

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Andrew Connelly

Engagement Principal

Andrew is an information management professional with over 20 years of successful delivery experience with an expert background in SAP ERP, data quality, and supply chain processes. Andrew has been a player and coach in the areas of Business Process Design, Project Planning and Management, Application Development, ERP Data Migration and Custom System Design and Implementation. Prior to joining DATUM, Andrew held the role of Risk Partner with oversight of large, complex data migration implementations where he successfully managed numerous of both domestic and international initiatives for customers across retail, consumer products, high-tech, life sciences and wholesale distribution industries. At DATUM, Andrew is responsible for successful delivery of professional services offerings, optimizing DATUM methodology and tools, and maximizing benefit and value-add propositions while being an astute steward of client resources. Outside the office, Andrew takes every opportunity to enjoy spending time with his wife and two daughters, enjoying the great Colorado outdoors (hiking, biking and skiing) and watching college football (time permitting).

FAVORITE QUOTE:

"Together We Win" 

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Mary Delmege

Project Analyst

Mary Delmege holds a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from Brigham Young University. As a Project Analyst at DATUM, Mary reports on the Program Management Office processes and procedures, and tracks the scope, schedule, and budgets for projects. Mary enjoys engaging team members to keep a project not only on track, but also fun.  Prior to joining DATUM, Mary worked as an infrastructure IT project leader and Salesforce administrator in the aerospace sector. She has held various roles in support of business leadership like managing human resources for a startup, supporting proposal efforts for government contracts, maintaining a $1.3 billion sales pipeline, and helping transition over 1,000 employees in a merger and acquisition. Outside the office, Mary enjoys eating her husband's cooking, playing outside with her two children, travelling to see friends and family, running Ragnar relay races, visiting museums, reading, and attending church services.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

"Work is an antidote for anxiety, an ointment for sorrow, and a doorway to possibility. Whatever our circumstances in life, let us do the best we can and cultivate a reputation for excellence in all that we do. Let us set our minds and bodies to the glorious opportunity for work that each new day presents."

- Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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Michael Dimalanta

Associate

Michael has a great background in leadership roles for warehousing and distribution, managing inbound/outbound, QA, and warehouse operations. He has championed 5S implementation and multiple safety initiatives as well. Previously, Michael held contractual roles for Microsoft Vertical ISV Partnership Program and the Microsoft Partner Network to build strategic partnerships in the Microsoft Azure platform and services. At DATUM, Michael is an Associate in EIM Strategy. Michael received his B.Sc. in Logistics Management from Middle Georgia State and is MBA from Georgia Southern University. When Michael is not busy working he enjoys hiking the Chattahoochee, participating in Agape and volunteering at Habitat for Humanity.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

“To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift.”

- Steve Prefontaine

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Mike Domicolo

Senior Associate

Michael Domicolo has eight years of master data, governance and design experience. Before DATUM, Michael led a team that established the Governance and Management of the SAP Global Enterprise wide Manufacturing Master Data. As a Senior Associate in EIM Delivery at DATUM, Michael leads organizations through master data governance analysis, design and recommendations in order to maximize data accuracy and usability. His  primary focus is on Supply Chain master data and related processes, including but not limited to, material master, BOM’s, Routings, Production Versions, and Warehousing Data. Outside of the office, Michael enjoys boating and jet skiing with his family at their cottage. He also enjoys golfing and bowling. Michael holds an AAS in Business Administration from Syracuse University as well as a B.S. in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Oswego.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

Lead, follow, or get out of the way.”

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Shawn Dzik

Senior Associate

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Shawn Dzik

Senior Associate

Shawn Dzik brings 17 years of IT experience ranging from ERP Software Engineering to Enterprise Data Architecture.  Shawn’s diverse knowledge allows him to perform multiple roles in an EIM environment. At DATUM, Shawn works with clients in fulfilling the company business model by working creatively to create information management strategies that allow the clients to achieve their business objectives. Prior to working at DATUM, Shawn was responsible for developing and executing a master data governance program for an ECC environment using SAP MDG. In addition, he was involved with planning the data ingestion, governance, cleansing and migration into MDG. Outside the office Shawn enjoys spending time with friends and family at Post Lake in Elcho, Wisconsin or the Florida Keys. Shawn holds a Masters of Public Administration from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

"Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” 

– Michael Jordan

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Senior Technical Writer

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Amanda Eckert-Swift

Senior Technical Writer

Amanda holds a Master of Arts from Northeastern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Arts in Classics from Loyola University in Chicago. As a Technical Writer at DATUM, Amanda documents and trains DATUM employees and clients. Amanda has over 10 years working experience in various industries including insurance, corporate consulting, healthcare, telecommunication, security, refreshments, and government.  Some prior employers include IBM, U.S. Senate, CareStream, Qualcomm, Coca-Cola, and the U.S. Forest Service. Amanda has designed and built sales support content, training and documentation materials, and communications for internal and external delivery. Outside the office, Amanda enjoys photography, making pottery, family vacations, volunteering as a Girl Scout co-leader, and spending time with her daughter.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

Everything has a place and there's a place for everything. 

-My Mom

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Matt Eversmann

VP of Leadership Development

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Matt Eversmann

VP of Leadership Development

Matt Eversmann has 20 years of active duty in the US Army. During his active duty, Matt and his unit deployed to Mogadishu, Somalia to capture a fugitive warlord wanted by the United Nations for genocide and other atrocities. His experiences were portrayed in the book and movie Black Hawk Down. His experience has given Matt a unique perspective on leadership, team building and achieving the high standards of performance. Since his retirement from active duty, Matt has worked as an operations officer in the healthcare industry and on the leadership team at a non profit. At DATUM, Matt helps develop the core leadership skills and competencies necessary for successful scale and growth. In his free time, Matt enjoys learning to surf at Florida beaches and traveling.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

Whoever does not have the stomach for this fight, let him depart. Give him money to speed his departure since we wish not to die in that mans company.

Shakespere

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Ken Fortier

Manager, Corporate Contracting

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Ken Fortier

Manager, Corporate Contracting

Before his arrival at DATUM, Ken was an associate for an accounting firm. He developed a new IRS Representation practice area for the firm. Most recently, he worked in-house administering all posthumous gifts for a large nonprofit institution. At DATUM Ken uses his formal legal training and experience to ensure the company's interests are protected. Furthermore, his knowledge of small business policies, procedures, and administrative practices are an asset as DATUM continues to grow. Ken graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from North Carolina State University; Juris Doctorate from the University of New Hampshire. When Ken is out of the office, whether it’s year-round sailboat racing or trips to Delaware beaches, you can usually find Ken and his fiance, Meaghan, near the water. If the weather is unpleasant, there is always a do-it-yourself house project to be finished.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

“Reason and free inquiry are the only effectual agents against error.”

- Thomas Jefferson

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Matt Gardner

Associate

Matt Gardner is a Certified SAP Associate with a strong background in Master Data Management, Data Governance, Enterprise Information Management and Database Design. Matt utilizes his experience to accelerate client’s strategic objectives through activities such as, translation of business requirements into data standards and governance rules, implementation of active governance solutions such as SAP MDG, monitoring data quality through tools such as Information Steward and designing data-enabled business processes to ensure operational efficiency and trustworthy data. Matt is responsible for the mentorship of all Knowledge Specialists and hosts a weekly forum to promote the professional development and education of attendees. Matt holds a B.B.A. Information Systems – ERP from Georgia Southern University. In his free time he enjoys spending time with friends and family, surfing, traveling and playing guitar.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

“Don’t let perfect get in the way of good”

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Tom Hardy

Strategic Account Executive

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Tom Hardy

Strategic Account Executive

Tom Hardy has over 25 years of senior sales leader experience specializing in SAP products, services and Cloud solutions. He’s worked with multi-billion dollar companies in the manufacturing, healthcare, technology, A&D, chemicals, and life sciences industries. Before arriving at DATUM, he served as Vice President of SAP Sales and managed cloud services for a company responsible for developing, managing and motivating the national SAP Services and Cloud sales team. At DATUM, Tom manages the overall relationship for strategic client accounts. Tom graduated with his Bachelor of Science from Northeastern University. When Tom is out of the office he enjoys playing golf and traveling.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

“I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”

- Thomas Jefferson

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Jim Heuvelman

Director, Product Development

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Jim Heuvelman

Director, Product Development

Prior to his arrival at DATUM, Jim was a founding partner of a consulting firm that specialized in data migration and system implementations. Jim brings a background of custom IT development from a vast array of industries and platforms. His experience stems from a career in consulting services and supporting clients in implementing both packaged and custom IT applications. At DATUM, Jim is focused on supporting and growing the DATUM IVM platform. With his leadership of the IVM platform, he strives to stay on the cutting edge of the growing demands of information management needs. When Jim isn’t behind the keyboard he loves spending time with his family and being active outdoors. Whenever possible you’ll find him out running, biking, or hiking the many trails in Georgia. He may also be found behind the BBQ or building something around the house.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

“Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away"

-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Darrin Joncas

Engagement Principal

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Darrin Joncas

Engagement Principal

Darrin has spent the last 10+ years working in the SAP industry in defining application based solutions for multiple verticals with a focus on Analytic Strategy and development for ERP, HANA, Data Services, SAP BusinessObjects and many other ecosystem tools.  Most recently his work has been focused in leading GTM strategy for Manufacturing, Retail and A&D. When he’s not talking analytics and data, he enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his son's hockey team, taking his husky puppy on walks, and doing Jiu-jitsu.

 

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Vice President of Sales

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Blake Kimbrough

Vice President of Sales

Having supported some of the largest companies in the world through major transformational programs, Blake Kimbrough brings a seasoned, innovative engagement perspective to DATUM. Collaboration, integrity and trust are core tenets through which his teams deliver and sustain customers' success. Prior to DATUM, Blake held positions as a global accounts manager for a $20B+ multinational software corporation and sales/business development for a fast-growth global enterprise information management firm. Blake is responsible for Sales & Fields Operations in the growing team at DATUM. This includes collaborating directly with client leadership, enhancing our customers' experience, and management of the field sales organization. During weekends and holidays Blake is most often found racing sailboats, relaxing on the Chesapeake Bay with his wife Julia, or enjoying the outdoors with their golden retriever "Maggie-Mae". Blake has a BS in Economics and a BS in Business Administration from the College of Charleston.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

A small team of A+ players can run circles around a giant team of B and C players.”

Steve Jobs

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Thomas Klok

Senior Platform Engineer

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Thomas Klok

Senior Platform Engineer

Thomas has spent the majority of his career developing websites and web applications. He has worked with every aspect from user interface to database design and mainframe interfaces. Thomas led development for a global software company for a web application framework that is used by Data Governance applications, which facilitate SAP master data entry and validation. At DATUM, he focuses mainly on the development of DATUM’s Information Value Management® platform. Thomas graduated with a B.Sc in Software and Informatics Engineering from Technical University of Denmark. When he is out of the office he enjoys competitive sailboat racing and tinkering with technical contraptions.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

“You haven't won the race, if in winning the race you have lost the respect of your competitors.”

- Paul Elvström

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Jim Long

Senior Associate, Information Governance

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Jim Long

Senior Associate, Information Governance

Jim Long has worked at a Fortune 50 company as the Senior Supply Chain Lead and SAP Supply Chain master data project lead where he focused on data conversion and migration, policies and procedures, Change Control processes, Data Governance solutions, and Data Steward training. At DATUM, Jim consults with clients on Data Governance strategy, DMO design, and readiness assessments. Jim graduated from Taylor University with a BS in Business Systems & Economics. He holds an MBA from Butler University.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

Players with fight never lose a game, they just run out of time.”

John Wooden

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Salvator LoTurco

Client Relationship Manager

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Salvator LoTurco

Client Relationship Manager

As a Client Relationship Manager at DATUM, Sal ensures the line of communication between new clients and the DATUM team is smooth and fluid. Prior to working for DATUM, Sal was an Account Executive at Gartner where he effectively managed DATUM’s relationship. Outside of the office, Sal enjoys sailing, working out, and spending time with his wife, extended family, and friends. Sal graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.

 

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Jason Ludwig

Engagement Principal

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Jason Ludwig

Engagement Principal

As Engagement Principal at DATUM, Jason is responsible for creatively formulating methods for customers to utilize information management strategies and achieve their business objectives. Jason brings extensive experience in helping corporations and government agencies fully utilize and realize the potential of their most important asset - data. Before joining DATUM, Jason worked as an industry executive helping helping companies address their business challenges through data strategies, governance and quality management. In his free time, he enjoys blacksmithing, restoring classic cars, photography and hunting.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

Insufficient facts always invite danger.”

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Mac Mclaughlin

Senior Associate, EIM Strategy

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Mac Mclaughlin

Senior Associate, EIM Strategy

Mac McLaughlin has over 20 years of experience in designing, building, and testing systems that help companies meet their strategic goals. He also has over 12 years of experience in establishing and managing business units to govern master data and monitor data quality. Mac uses his background in Information Management and Master Data Governance to implement SAP MDG for DATUM’s customers. When he is not working, Mac spends his time in the Texas Hill Country with his family and also enjoys restoring antique trucks. He graduated from the University of Alaska, Anchorage with a Bachelor of Business Administration, Management.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

Do good work and you will always have work to do.”

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Danielle McQuaid

Senior Product Architect

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Danielle McQuaid

Senior Product Architect

Danielle McQuaid has a BS in Computer Information Systems from Purdue University. Danielle has extensive experience in Data Quality and Data Governance initiatives. She also has a technical background in database design, administration and programming. She has lead development for a global software company to create web-based Data Governance applications which facilitate SAP master data entry and validation, worked as a Senior Variant Configuration consultant for SAP America - working in a variety of industries and for a diverse set of customer – tuning a natural orientation towards organized data management. At DATUM, Danielle is responsible for the continued innovation of Information Value Management®. She guides the development team toward enhancing functionality for business value, aligns features with the needs of customers and advisory services team members, and manages the positioning, messaging, and lifecycle of IVM®. Outside of the office, Danielle enjoys houseboating on Lake Lanier, cooking, travelling and is active with Golden Retriever Rescue.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

“You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.”

Ayn Rand

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Vinoth Nagarajan

Senior Associate, EIM

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Vinoth Nagarajan

Senior Associate, EIM

Vinoth Nagarajan has over eleven years of increasingly responsible experience in IT industry. In depth SAP product & technology knowledge around EIM space. Before joining DATUM, Vinoth was an MDG solution Architect in a chemical Industry and MDG-F senior consultant at Govt. Dept of Finance, Australia. Prior to this he was associated with SAP for almost 8 years, where he was involved in EIM-SAP MDG product development in various framework topics. At DATUM, Vinoth provides advisory consulting in Enterprise Information Management to help companies define EIM Strategy in business transformation. Outside of the office, Vinoth enjoys reading and playing cricket. He graduated with a B.E. in Information Technology from Bharathiar University.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”

Winston Churchill

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Aparna Narla

Managing Principal

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Aparna Narla

Managing Principal

Aparna Narla is Certified in Leadership foundation from Yale School of Management. With twenty years of experience in delivering enterprise solutions, Aparna is a dynamic, results oriented professional in the fields of Program Delivery and Project Management. Aparna offers both proven technical and Project Management abilities in successfully leading delivery of data management solutions. At DATUM, Aparna is truly passionate about quality & client satisfaction while delivering results. She is responsible for structured delivery management and leading the PMO. After work, Aparna likes being outdoors, traveling and experiencing different cultures. She also enjoys a good book. Aparna holds a Masters in Information Systems from George Mason University & Masters in Arts from Osmania University, India.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.”

Aristotle

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Paul Nichols

Associate Platform Engineer

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Paul Nichols

Associate Platform Engineer

Paul graduated from Georgia Tech with a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Paul began his career programming microcontrollers and embedded systems, but quickly moved into web-based enterprise software. Paul now has over 15 years of professional software development experience working with a broad range of organizations. From early stage startups to Fortune 500 companies, Paul has done everything from business consulting to infrastructure and database optimization. As an Associate Platform Engineer at DATUM, Paul works closely with product management on the design and implementation of new functionality, as well as maintenance and support of the existing architecture. Outside of the office, Paul enjoys spending time with his family and keeping up with the latest in business and technology.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value."

- Albert Einstein

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Cameron Ogden

VP of Solution Management

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Cameron Ogden

VP of Solution Management

With 13 years of management and leadership experience, Cameron Ogden has worked with industry-leading companies of all sizes and make-ups to improve business performance through successful enterprise Data solutions. Cameron has 11 years in technical and business consulting services with a track record of helping customers establish the link between the business and IT towards the contribution of global strategy and execution. Before joining DATUM, Cameron served as Director of ERP Solutions Engineering for Global IS Consulting companies and in Program Management for industry-leading companies in the Financial and Banking sector. Cameron now serves as the head of customer value enablement through DATUM's Information Value Management® platform and the lead for DATUM's solution engineering practice and Knowledge Specialist teams. When he is not working, Cameron is likely to be found on one of the many cycling trails around Richmond, Virginia or indulging in mint chocolate chip ice cream. Cameron has a BS from Virginia Tech.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

Be better today than you were yesterday

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Ankita Pathak

Associate, EIM Business Technology

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Ankita Pathak

Associate, EIM Business Technology

Ankita is a results oriented professional who brings over 7 years of experience as an SAP MM, SD, and MDG consultant with 3 end to end implementation experiences. She’s a proficient problem solver who envisions technical perspectives to develop workable solutions. Before arriving at DATUM, Ankita worked as an MDG consultant that built the governance model and best practices for master data using the SAP MDG solution stack. At DATUM Ankita formulates methods for customers to utilize information governance technologies to achieve specific business objectives. She interacts with business and IT clients to provide MDG thought leadership. Ankita graduated with her Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication. When she is not in the office she enjoys cooking and listening to music.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

“Each mistake teaches you something new about yourself. There is no failure, remember, except in no longer trying. It is the courage to continues that counts.”

- Chris Bradford

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Vishnu Pathoori

Director of EIM Technology Strategy

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Vishnu Pathoori

Director of EIM Technology Strategy

Vishnu Pathoori has a Masters in Computer Science. Vishnu is experienced in all facets of Data Management encompassing Data Migration, Data Quality and Data Governance. He has a proven track record for designing and executing strategic and tactical solutions. His work at DATUM provides streamlined operations, improved quality, and timely delivery of large-scale projects for clients. Vishnu enjoys watching all kinds of sports and loves vacationing in warm places.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

"In the end, its not the years in your life that count. Its the life in your years" 

- Abraham Lincoln

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Steve Russ

Principal, EIM Strategy

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Steve Russ

Principal, EIM Strategy

Steve Russ has 30 years of successful delivery experience with an expert background in supply-chain processes, SAP ERP and information governance. Steve has been a player and coach in the areas of Business Process Design, Project Planning and Management, Application Development, ERP Data Migration and Custom System Design and Implementation. Prior to joining DATUM, Steve personally managed dozens of information governance initiatives for customers across industries in North America, EMEA and Latin America. At DATUM, Steve focuses on Data Governance processes and systems. Steve coaches clients in conceptualizing, documenting, and hardening their business processes, and then translated those into repeatable and enforceable system solutions. Outside of the office, Steve enjoys any excuse to be outdoors; long-distance running, home projects, lawn care, etc. He is active in his church and a member of the watch patrol for his neighborhood.  But his favorite hobby is spoiling his grandson. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

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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Shamia Salley

Staff Accountant

Shamia brings with her over 5 years of accounts receivable experience. She previously worked at Dover International Speedway as an Accounts Receivable representative and has worked with Dover Downs Hotel and Casino as a Night Auditor. Shamia received her MS in Accounting at Wilmington University. At DATUM, Shamia is responsible for the accounts receivable and billing processes. When she is not in the office she enjoys simple pleasures like watching movies, going shopping, and just being around her cat.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

“Never tell your big dreams to small minded people”

- T.D.

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Kelly Schlittler

Sales Support Specialist

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Kelly Schlittler

Sales Support Specialist

Kelly Schlittler has an extensive background in organizing and supporting large-scale sales and operations teams at large consultancies and hospitals. As the Sales Support Specialist at DATUM, Kelly engineers and manages the CRM and supports the business development process. She also puts her art degree to good use by designing print materials for marketing. In her free time, Kelly enjoys practicing yoga, reading, taking photos, pina coladas and getting lost in the rain. Kelly earned a B.A. in Fine Art Photography and a minor in Art History from The Pratt Institute.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.”

John F. Kennedy

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Maggi Sowko

Senior Associate

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Maggi Sowko

Senior Associate

Maggi Sowko is a certified SAP SD consultant with 6 years of global ERP implementation experience. She has held roles as an Order-to-Cash Sub Team Lead, Testing Lead, and Defect Manager. Over the last 3 years, her primary concentration has been in the area of master data conversion, governance, and design particularly around the Customer Master and functional data supporting sales and distribution. Prior to joining DATUM, Maggi developed strong industry knowledge in the Pharmaceutical and Life Science space. Previous client engagements have included several pharmaceutical and medical device manufactures along with a top pharmaceutical wholesale distributor. At DATUM, Maggi applies her skills as a functional SAP consultant to help translate the needs of the business by defining data standards and business rules. Outside the office, Maggi enjoys traveling to warm places, practicing yoga, and spending time with family and friends. In the fall, Maggi chooses to spend her Saturday's cheering on her beloved Nittany Lion football team. Maggi earned a B.S. in Supply Chain & Information Systems from The Pennsylvania State University.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

The best way to predict your future is to create it.

Peter Drucker

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David Steinbruck

Consultative Presales Engineer

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David Steinbruck

Consultative Presales Engineer

David Steinbruck is a technologist who brings more than 25 years of enterprise information management and data governance experience across various international industries. David comes to DATUM from SAP AG’s Center of Excellence. In his role, he worked closely with SAP’s Fortune Global 500 customers providing thought leadership and best practices in building a solid intelligent information foundation to accelerate the business. Being recognized several times as Solution Engineer of the year, among other accolades, he has been published in multiple publications and is a frequent speaker at industry events. David is currently a member of DATUM’s Presales Team and will support the organization in a variety of important capacities centered on customer adoption of our methodology and IVM platform to enable our clients’ growth and success.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value”

- Albert Einstein

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Jay Svercauski

Senior Associate, EIM Strategy

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Jay Svercauski

Senior Associate, EIM Strategy

John “Jay” Svercauski is an IT professional that has successfully completed multiple full cycle ERP implementations in more than one platform currently focusing on information management strategy and data structure. He has an extensive hands on experience based in chemical manufacturing, plant management, planning systems and information management which is leveraged to identify opportunities while customer facing. Jay enjoys woodworking in all forms and a good challenge when there is a home based mechanical failure that allows creativity in the repair or the opportunity to buy a new tool.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones you’ll start having positive results.

Willie Nelson

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Rex Thomas

Associate

Throughout college, Rex Thomas was exposed to many different SAP modules and was known for taking on leadership roles. He is also an SAP certified associate and has a strong knowledge of SAP and business processes. At DATUM, Rex assists in the creation of customer-facing deliverables, templates, and accelerators across multiple engagements. He also trains and leads customers in the identification and creation of data standards, governance rules, metrics, and best practices relating to data. With his research efforts, Rex builds understanding of current solutions and technological trends for customer use and market fulfillment to develop processes, reports, and metrics to monitor data quality and drive improvements where needed. Outside of the office, Rex enjoys playing sports like basketball and soccer, working out, and spending time with family and friends. He holds a BBA in Information Systems from Georgia Southern University.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

Whatever you do, work at it wholeheartedly as though you were doing it for the Lord and not merely for people.

Colossians 3:23

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Matthew Vandevere

Strategy Principal, Data Governance Practice Lead

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Matthew Vandevere

Strategy Principal, Data Governance Practice Lead

Matt Vandevere has 15+ years of experience in the Financial Derivative Software industry in Development and Architecture. At DATUM, Matt is the Data Governance practice lead and focuses on adding value to customers by designing and implementing effective master data maintenance processes. He is also a member of the Delivery Leadership Team and a participant in Leadership Training Programs. When he is not working, he focuses on being a husband and father and satisfies his competitive nature by playing golf. Matt holds a BS in Economics from Penn State University and an MBA in Management Systems from Drexel University.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.”

Vince Lombardi

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Raul Vera

Associate

Raul has over 10 years of experience as a Software Engineer and Data Migration consultant. Prior to working for DATUM, he designed and implemented reliable ETL environments to support developers and translated specifications into logic with Data Services.  Raul is experienced in Programming, Data Migration, ETL, RDBMS, QA, help documentation, and retail management. As an Associate for DATUM, he uses his skills with Information Steward to provide clients with actionable insights into the nature and state of their data.  Outside the office, Raul enjoys spending time with his granddaughter and watching scary movies.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

"Make data into information, information into knowledge, knowledge into wisdom, wisdom into action.”

-Unknown

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Paul Wedeking

Senior Vice President of Channel Strategy & Ecosystem Development

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Paul Wedeking

Senior Vice President of Channel Strategy & Ecosystem Development

As Senior Vice President of Channel Strategy and Ecosystem Development, Paul focuses on recruiting and managing channel partners as a means to expand the DATUM ecosystem. Paul has 20 plus years of extensive data and analytics company channel growth experience. He has worked for and advised technology companies around the world on their revenue growth strategy, with an emphasis on channel and ecosystem partner development.  During his career, Wedeking has held senior leadership positions with A.T. Kearney, Potomac Partners, AT&T, and served for five years as IBM’s Managing Director for two of its largest Integrated Account in the US and Australia. Paul holds a B.A. in International Politics from St. Andrews, a Professional Management Degree from the University of Southern California, and an M.A. in Management from the Claremont Graduate School. Outside the office he enjoys golf, fishing and hanging out with family and friends at USC athletic events.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

"I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been."  

- Wayne Gretzky

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Ling Yu

Director of Administration

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Ling Yu

Director of Administration

Ling Yu is an expert in Executive Administration and Business Support. She brings vast experience and knowledge of project management with strong understanding of cross-functional and cross-cultural relationship within operations. Ling was born and raised in Shanghai, China, and started her career path in Executive/Business Administration after college. She moved to Phoenix, Arizona 8 years ago, where she gained more knowledge and experience in operations management, as well as project management. At DATUM, Ling is the main point of contact for employee on-boarding and serves as the primary contact and coordinator for the three founders of the company. She coordinates team events and meetings, and supports special projects by working closely with the Management Team and focusing on implementation of new solutions. Outside of the office, Ling enjoys adventurous hiking trips around the world (when there is time); Hiking trips around D.C. (when it's warm); Workout in gym (when none of the above). Ling Yu has a B.S. in International Trade from Shanghai University of Finance & Economics.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.

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Mark Zavrel

Senior Vice President of Sales

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Mark Zavrel

Senior Vice President of Sales

Mark has over 20 years of sales and operational leadership experience in enterprise software services. As Senior Vice President of Sales, Mark is responsible for driving DATUM’s next level go-to-market and sales strategy. Prior to joining DATUM, Mark was the National Vice President of Platform and Analytics Sales for SAP, a role he earned after joining through the acquisition of Business Objects. While at Business Objects he led the Services division for the Americas and was instrumental in developing the sales approach to include a core set of services and value propositions that boosted customer retention, satisfaction and engagement, and ultimately fueled the SAP Digital Services portfolio post acquisition. Mark holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the College of William & Mary and attended the executive program at Goizueta Business School of Emory University. Outside the office, Mark enjoys golf, hiking, reading and spending time on the Chesapeake Bay with his family.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it."

- Henry David Thoreau

Non-Executive Directors

Ed Coleman, Non-Executive Advisor

Edward Coleman, also known as Ed, is CEO of CIOX Health, a healthcare information management company that provides timely, accurate and secure exchange of clinical information across the healthcare ecosystem.  Previously, Ed served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Unisys Corporation from 2008 through 2014. Prior to joining Unisys Corporation, Ed served as Chief Executive Officer of Gateway, Inc. from 2006 to 2008; as Senior Vice President of Arrow Electronics, Inc. and President of its Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions business from 2005 to 2006; as Chief Executive Officer of CompuCom Systems, Inc. from 1999 to 2004 (as Chairman from 2001 to 2004); and in various leadership roles at Computer Sciences Corporation from 1995 to 1999. Ed also spent nearly 17 years in various leadership roles at International Business Machines Corporation ("IBM").

Ed serves as a director of Lexmark Corporation and Ameren Corporation.

Ed is a graduate of the College of William & Mary with a degree in economics and earned his MBA from Indiana University.

Patricia Young, Independent Advisor

Ms. Young is a senior executive with over 25 years' experience in the investment industry including Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director at NewMarket Capital Partners, LLC as well as Managing Director and Senior Executive roles at Alliance Capital Management, Hyperion Capital Management and Fischer Francis Trees & Watts. Ms. Young's experience in analyzing and valuing corporate strategy along with formulating high performance teams to create and enhance new business verticals makes her a significant addition to the Strategy Advisory Board. Ms. Young has a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University and a Masters in Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Richard Patton, Independent Advisor

Mr. Patton is a successful entrepreneur, investor and business leader with experience in technology development, banking and finance as well as large commercial development projects in connection with VFL Technology Corporation acquired by Headwaters Inc., Eagle National Bank as well as VFL Development Corporation. Mr. Patton's successes include effective planning and execution around large transactions such as mergers and acquisitions in addition to long-term financing for new market development which provides the Strategy Advisory Board critical insight for corporate development. Mr. Patton has a Bachelor of Science from Florida Atlantic University.

 

G. Waddy Garrett, Chair Compensation Committee

Waddy is President of GWG Financial, LLC, an investment and consulting company located in Richmond, Virginia. For 25 years he served as chairman and CEO of Alliance Agronomics, Inc., a regional manufacturer of fertilizer and distributor of ag-chemicals and seed, located near Richmond. During this time, Mr. Garrett served a term as president of the National Fertilizer Solutions Association, the national industry trade group. Prior to that, he served as a Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy aboard several nuclear submarines. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of five other public and private companies, including Cadmus Communications, Reeds Jewelers, Willard Agri-Service, Harmony Products and New Life Technologies.

Mr. Garrett holds a B. S. in Marine Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy and an M. B. A. in Finance from Harvard University. He is a graduate of the Navy Nuclear Propulsion School, and he has completed the Agribusiness Executive Management Academy at Purdue University. He was a member of the board and Executive Committee for Dominion Bank-Richmond. Mr. Garrett also served as a director of County Bank of Chesterfield and then Commerce Bank following their merger.

Martin Roesch, Non-Executive Advisor

Martin Roesch founded Sourcefire in 2001 and serves as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and a member of its Board of Directors. For more than a decade, Roesch has dedicated himself to developing intelligent tools and technologies for numerous government and multinational customers. Roesch has received a host of awards for his technology innovation and vision. Most recently, he was recognized as a 2010 Security Superstar by Everything Channel's CRN magazine for the value his innovations provide partners and customers, and was selected as one of eWeek's Top 100 Most Influential People in IT. Roesch holds a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Clarkson University.

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