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Meet our

LEADERSHIP

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David Den Boer

Chairman & Founder
David Den Boer founded Column5 Consulting in 2005. A dedicated professional services practitioner and entrepreneur, he has applied his significant technical delivery experience and broad experience providing solutions across a wide variety of industries — and raising the standards for what success means within EPM. As a founding principal with the launch of Column5, David sought to extend the focus of EPM beyond just implementing technology, assembling a team of business process visionaries and senior product talent with unmatched ability to deliver world-class EPM solutions.

Under David´s leadership, Column5 has evolved beyond its reputation for technically superior solutions to be an influential global provider of high—value EPM solutions. His prior experience includes consulting experience as Director of Services at OutlookSoft from 2000 to 2005.
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Steve Sussman

Vice President, Sales
Steve Sussman oversees Column5´s global sales, business development and marketing initiatives. He has more than 20 years of experience in the EPM industry, including 6 years at Hyperion and over 5 years at OutlookSoft/SAP in sales and marketing related roles.

Steve delivers a wealth of experience through his highly educational, consultative approach. His unique ability to partner with visionary executives from a who´s who of leading global organizations has played a vital role in helping them transform their companies to achieve new heights. Under Steve´s direction, Column5´s sales team focuses on educating clients to appreciate sources of value, rather than strictly emphasizing technical specifications. In this way, Steve´s contributions reach far beyond sales — he has served as a career counselor and collaborator for many company leaders, and helped them achieve personal advancement by driving business results from their successful EPM initiatives.
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Darrell Penning

Executive Senior VP of Global Services Management and Delivery
Darrell is an MA in Computer Science from Cambridge University in the UK and has over 25 years’ experience in IT and Project Management of which over 13 years has been focused on EPM. His initial EPM involvement was in the design and development of EPM software, in particular PlusPlan and CLIME from Coopers & Lybrand Deloitte. He subsequently moved into a consulting role and now has over 20 years consulting experience, including implementing EPM (primarily SAP BPC, SAP FC, Oracle Hyperion and CLIME) and ERP (SAP & Oracle) in a variety of blue chip organisations across the UK and Europe. This included working with clients on multiple group reporting, planning, forecasting  and budgeting applications and also the development of a product costing solution for international transfer pricing. More recently, Darrell has also worked and consulted as an Enterprise Architect and Project Manager for a number of UK and International Column5 clients, including customers in the Oil & Gas, Consumer Products, Security services and Automotive industries. Darrell is passionate about EPM and the value it can bring to any corporate organisation when implemented well.
As SAP´s largest global Enterprise Performance Management partner, Column5 has earned a reputation for leadership and excellence in world class EPM solution and process implementation for an exclusive client base. This position at the leading edge of intellectual property and EPM execution has been secured by a team of the industry's top practitioners.