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David Den Boer

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.

Mike Sullivan

Vice President, Delivery
Mike Sullivan is a seasoned professional with more than 14 years of combined experience in requirements gathering, needs analysis, system design, solution delivery, project management, rapid application development, application optimization and knowledge transfer related to OLAP and business intelligence applications.

Mike oversees Column5´s regional service managers. His skill set combines strong business acumen and deep technical skills, which enables the translation of business requirements into system design and innovative solutions. He also has a longstanding history of successful implementations and satisfied customers across multiple industries—more than 100 with SAP BPC alone. Prior to joining the company, Mike was a Services Director with OutlookSoft, where he worked from 2000 to 2006.

Steve Sussman

Vice President, Marketing & 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.

David JH Jones

Managing Director, UK & EMEA
David JH Jones leads Column5 in the UK and EMEA. He is responsible for all of Column5’s services in the region, including EPM process design and SAP EPM systems implementation. He also contributes to the global leadership of Column5, particularly as an expert in leading edge EPM processes.

David is one of Europe’s leading experts in Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) with over 25 years’ experience in EPM, with a particular focus on world class EPM process design as well as system implementation at the Corporate Centre of multinational groups. He has led multiple engagements, ranging from designing and implementing new leading edge, fast close processes and systems at some of Europe’s largest corporations, to designing and implementing world class integrated planning and forecasting processes and supporting systems at some of Europe’s largest manufacturing companies. He has worked across all industry sectors ranging from financial services to retail and consumer products and with all the leading EPM software vendors.  

David is a thought leader as well as subject matter expert in the EPM space and speaks and writes regularly on the topic. He was also Chairman and founder of the UKFTSE100 Group Financial Controllers Forum and regularly leads specific benchmarking initiatives focused on EPM, including the annual BPM International Close Cycle Rankings and the periodic European Multinational EPM benchmark study.  His deep knowledge of EPM and vast experience of implementing successful EPM solutions across EMEA makes him a unique addition to the Column5 Management Team.

Olivia Caballero, CPA

Group Financial Controller
Coming soon!

Charles Dagaev

Global Director, Technical Services
Charles began his SAP BPC career with exposure to the software in 2001 with OutlookSoft, the original creator of BPC, and worked at SAP until 2008 when he came over to Column5. He is certified as both an Application and Technical Consultant for the software, having performed over 1000 technical implementations of the BOBJ Analytics software products across every different business vertical worldwide over the past 14+ years. He currently runs the Global Technical Services group at Column5 with a team of SAP Analytics (EPM/EIM/BI/HANA/NW/BW/MS) resources, all of whom have been the Subject Matter Experts (SME) in the numerous areas of the aforementioned software including NetWeaver, HANA, and Microsoft technology stacks.

Jami Giovannini

Global Director, Marketing
Jami Giovannini leads Column5's global marketing strategy and operations. She is a 10-year marketing veteran whose extensive experience spans partner management, integrated marketing content creation, and global campaigns. Since joining Column5, she has directed marketing strategy, demand generation, event planning, graphic design, and digital advertising for all areas of the business.  Jami holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics degree from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, where she double-concentrated in Marketing & Entrepreneurship + Innovation.

Jennifer Harlan

Global Director, Training Solutions
Jennifer Harlan directs the EPM Academy, Column5’s formal training practice. She has 21 years of experience in the EPM industry, including 8 years at Hyperion and 4 years at OutlookSoft/SAP. Jennifer’s skillset combines innovative curriculum development and engaging training delivery, leveraging best-in-class tools to develop customer-centric and industry-specific EPM training for consumption via on site classroom, virtual classroom, and online independent eLearning. She has developed EPM training programs for all audiences and industries, as well as delivering over 400 dynamic live training sessions.

Ty Jessup

Director of Solutions
Ty has over 29 years of experience working with Enterprise Performance Management solutions as a customer and a consultant. For the past 12 years, Ty has focused his efforts primarily on BPC and SAP’s EPM Solutions, having worked for OutlookSoft and Column5. Ty has been at Column5 since 2006 and has contributed to the successful implementations of some of Column5’s largest customers. In his current role as the Director of Solutions, Ty leads a team that is focused on supporting sales by helping both new prospects and existing customers see the value and benefits of the combination of SAP’s EPM Solutions and Column5’s Consulting

Scott Kolka

Director of Services, West
Scott has over 18 years of experience selling, implementing, designing and leading Enterprise Performance Management systems across a wide array of industries. He manages the Delivery practice for the Western United States, comprising of 30+ consultants and 12-15 active engagements at any given time. He provides oversight, design expertise, hands-on consulting and customer leadership. Scott is able to provide both specific product and design expertise based on leading practices and can provide a vision for customers on planning and executing an EPM strategy.

Darrell Penning

Principal EPM Consultant - EMEA
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.

Christina Speakman

Director of Contracts & Legal Administration
Coming soon!
Charlie Stoops

Charlie Stoops

Business Development Manager
Charlie Stoops focuses on guiding customers through mutual evaluation cycles that help customers mitigate risks and maximize value driven through their EPM initiatives. He also oversees North American business development and sales operations. In this capacity, his effort is concentrated on continuous improvement to Column5’s guided discovery processes leading up to engagement. These processes are designed to drive customer success by consistently reducing risk, highlighting best practices, sharing experiences and accumulated wisdom from other customers and Column5 experts, and ensuring customer initiatives are oriented around high impact sources of value. Charlie has over 5 years of experience guiding customers on setting the stage for successful analytics initiatives.
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.