Acumatica Summit 2017 | Collaborate. Innovate. Accelerate

San Diego CA

Jan 29 - Feb 3, 2017

Acumatica ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) delivers adaptable cloud and mobile technology with a unique all-inclusive user licensing model, enabling a complete, real time view of your business anytime, anywhere. Through our worldwide network of partners, Acumatica ERP provides the full suite of integrated business management applications, including Financials, Distribution, Manufacturing, Project Accounting, and CRM. There is only one true Cloud ERP platform designed for mid-sized customers – Acumatica.

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Alexander Fomichev

Instructor Assistant, Acumatica Inc

Bio: Alexander has almost five years of experience at Acumatica. He started there as a Junior QA Engineer and has advanced to Senior Analyst on the platform team. As a Senior Analyst, Alexander works on designing new features, writing test scenarios, and working with problems in the existing functionality in the system and platform areas. He participated in the design and implementation of different features, such as dashboards, pivot tables, and simplified version upgrades. Alexander graduated from Bauman Moscow State Technical University and holds a degree in Electronic Equipment Design and Technology.

Alexander Ignatin

System Architect, Acumatica

Bio: Alexander has more than 15 years of experience designing and developing desktop and web applications. In Acumatica, he is responsible for the design of the customization manager, platform performance, and scalability aspects. Alexander designed most parts of the customization manager and implemented the cluster mode for Acumatica and a request profiler tool. Alexander has a Master of Science degree from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.

Ali Jani

Vice President of Partner Strategy, Acumatica

Bio: Ali has 20 years of experience in software industry and a successful track record as a high-tech entrepreneur with multiple successful start-ups. In 2001, Ali founded Everest Software and pioneered the first all-in-one ERP solution for multi-channel small and medium businesses. As founder and VP of Product Management at Everest Software, he was responsible for products and the business direction of the company prior to its successful sale to Versata Software in 2009. Before Everest, Ali founded Accel Inc, a white-box PC Manufacturer; and iCode Inc, an ERP Software Company. ERP solutions built by Ali at iCode provided Accel a scalable solution enabling rapid growth and sale of the $35-million company in 1994. He graduated from Virginia Tech with two bachelor degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.

Aliya Rakimgulova

Head of Support Services, Acumatica

Bio: Prior to joining Acumatica, Aliya was serving as VP WW Support at Acronis. Aliya joined Acumatica last year to help scale up Technical Support with the company growth. Aliya is an expert in Technical Support and Customer Service with 10+ years of experience in various management roles. Aliya holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and Informatics from Novosibirsk State University.

Anacarina Calvo

Product Manager of the Service Management, Acumatica

Bio: Prior to the acquisition of the Service Management by Acumatica, Anacarina worked for more than two years at Devesoft (M5) as a Sales Engineer, Roadmap Manager, leader of Implementations and leader of QA and Testing.  She was also in charge of Documentation, Demo Data and Trainings of the Service Management. Now Anacarina is Product Manager of the Service Management and is very enthusiastic about the changes and improvements coming to the Services suite. Anacarina holds a Bachelor or Engineering Degree in Computer Science from Simon Bolivar University in Caracas, Venezuela.

Anand Panchamia

Implementation Consultant, Acumatica

Bio: Anand works on the support and implementation services team at Acumatica. With over 10 years of experience in the mid-sized enterprises, Anand has successfully spear headed several projects and helped numerous customers through their Go Lives. Prior to joining Acumatica, Anand wore multiple hats in the customer operations division at Everest Software Inc., a product based ERP company. He was also instrumental in implementing iSeries based Manhattan’s Warehouse Management System for Feld Entertainment’s distribution center. Anand holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Mumbai, India.

Annita Ruggier

ERP Implementation Manager, Acumatica

Bio: Annita joined Acumatica in 2010 and has been working in the software industry for over 16 years. She has extensive experience in business, accounting and software implementation. And in more recent years, Annita has been involved in project management where she implemented and trained clients of all sizes on new ERP software packages. Annita also taught at Oracle University and has held titles such as CFO and Controller and has owned several businesses. Annita graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a degree in Accounting.

Constance Turman

Partner Marketing and Programs Manager, Acumatica

Bio: Connie joined Acumatica bringing over 8+ years of marketing, project and event experience in various consulting roles with Microsoft. This includes the last six years focusing on strategic marketing and field readiness campaigns, Windows Azure, Office for Students, USSMB Partner Marketing and the Microsoft Cloud Power campaign. Prior to Microsoft, Connie drove retail marketing campaigns for Eddie Bauer and spent several years in retail store management, training and development for Nike, Lucy and Ann Taylor. Connie graduated from Washington State University, where she received honors as a varsity student-athlete in addition to her Bachelor degree in Education.

Dhiren Chhapgar

Senior Applications Developer, Acumatica

Bio: Dhiren has over 16 years of experience in software engineering, specializing in design, development and deployment of Windows and web-based systems. Dhiren is a distinguished professional with a proven track record as Technical Lead, Project Development, Architecture design, Framework design, Component modeling and building, release management and developer support. Past experience includes developing .NET based rich internet application client working with JMS-based message-driven SOA design and one of the core developer at Everest Software INC focusing on ERP product development and later product customizations. As Senior Applications Developer, Dhiren works on ERP development and also closely with partners on ERP customizations. Dhiren holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from National Institute of Technology Surat in India.

Diego Perez

Instructor Assistant, Acumatica

Bio: Diego is a Developer and Code Reviewer at Acumatica. He has four years of work experience in Acumatica. Diego is well versed about the Field Services suite, because he has been a part of the team since the product development began. Diego holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas.

Dinesh Jain

Senior Channel Development Manager, Acumatica

Bio: Dinesh has been in solution selling and consulting for 18+ years. He joined Acumatica over 3 years ago and supports partners and customers in the North Eastern US, Eastern Canada and UK. Prior to joining Acumatica, Dinesh co-founded Arctern, an IT Consulting/Outsourcing company which was later acquired by Volt Corp. Before Arctern, Dinesh worked at Everest Software, as developer of a mid-market completely integrated ERP Product. Dinesh holds a degree in Law and an MBA from Symbiosis University, Pune, India.

Doug Johnson

Solution Consultant, Acumatica

Bio: In this role, Doug Johnson is in charge of showing people what makes Acumatica’s Cloud ERP software awesome for our customers and partners. As the first US-based employee, Doug has unique insights into the progression of Acumatica from stealth-mode company to ERP powerhouse. Prior to joining Acumatica Doug was Vice President of Marketing at Parallels, where he focused on the delivery of billing and automation software in a service model through hosing partners. Before that he worked at GigaMedia Access Corporation at the VP of Marketing where he lead a team to deliver enterprise security software based on digital rights management technology. In addition to software, Doug has vast expertise in telecommunications from employment at AT&T, Teleglobe, and The Global TeleXchange. Mr. Johnson holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Duke University and a master of business administration degree from New York University.

Ekaterina Stepalina

Product Manager of Distribution and Project Accoun, Acumatica

Bio: Kate has been working as an analyst in the software engineering industry for more than seven year.  While at Acumatica, she has designed and developed the training courses in Financials, Distribution, and Platform areas of the product.  She has built the team of training course developers and contributed to the product quality and education.  Kate holds a Bachelor's Degree in System Analysis and a Master's Degree in Software Project Management from National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow.

Elena Savranskaya

Instructor Assistant, Acumatica

Bio: Before working at Acumatica, Elena worked with the SAP ERP system as an Analyst of logistics modules in internal projects. She has acquired skills in implementing, testing, and writing project technical documentation. Also, she has experience in planning and stock management. At Acumatica, Elena is a team member of the QA Analyst Distribution and Projects department. She writes functional specification for the new features and performs acceptance tests, bug verification, and test design. Elena has increased the coverage and quality of tests. Elena graduated from Bauman Moscow State Technical University, the department of engineering business and management, and holds a bachelor's degree in Industrial Logistics.

Evgeny Kralko

Instructor Assistant, Accumatica

Bio: Evgeny has almost five years of experience in software development for the ERP systems. At Acumatica, Evgeny is an Application Developer at the financial team. He specializes on the Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and Fixed Assets functional areas. Evgeny holds master's degree in Information Systems, Technology and Automation in Construction from Moscow State University of Civil Engineering.

Gabriel Michaud

General Manager, Acumatica Labs

Bio: I have been into computers since I was born. It’s been said that I was born with a keyboard in my hands — I taught myself programming at the age of 10. Raised in Quebec City, Canada, I launched my first company at the age of 16, designing EZ Fence, an innovative business solution for the fence industry. In 2000, I joined Dynacom, developing the first entry-level accounting solution with full customization capability, and was quickly promoted from developer to Director of Development. From 2006 to 2013, I ran my own consulting business, pioneering cloud ERP by bringing Acumatica to Canada, localizing it and launching an integrated Canadian payroll solution, These day, my focus is fully on Acumatica, where I manage the product line life cycle, collaborating with our employees, partners and key stakeholders to understand and communicate product direction and business requirements. My goal is to drive innovation and to take the cloud ERP experience to the next level.

Greg Mercede

President, Cloud 9 ERP

Bio: Gregg Mercede is an enterprising and results-focused executive equipped with more than 25 years of leadership success consulting, planning, developing, and implementing technology solutions to realize dramatic improvements in alignment with business objectives. Pragmatic and dynamic manager with experience across network design, technology deployment, software development and call center operations, in addition to business analysis, project management, and team leadership. Gregg also has experience across many different industries such as wholesale distribution, ecommerce, finance, marketing, construction, and real estate.

Innokenty Burak

Team Lead CRM, Acumatica

Bio: Innokenty has more than 20 years of experience in the development of ERP systems. He started working at Acumatica as a system developer nine years ago and developed engines for the report exporting, email sending and wiki maintaining. For the past seven years, Innokenty has been working on the application team and his expertise is spread across a wide range of Acumatica functional areas, including inventory, finance, and customer management. Now, Innokenty oversees development in the Customer Management module, designs the integration of CRM with external systems (HubSpot and MS Exchange Server) as well as with the Finance and Distribution suites. Innokenty graduated from Bryansk State Technical University.

Jason Labaw

SEO Expert, Agency Partner

Bio: Jason LaBaw is the founder and CEO of Bonsai Media Group, a full-service Internet Marketing Firm ranked as one of the top 15 SEO companies in the world by Top SEOs. LaBaw holds certification in web management and web development from Western Washington Univ., as well as being AdWords & Google Analytics certified. LaBaw's in-depth knowledge of digital marketing communications combined with his technical experience as a certified web developer, make him uniquely capable of driving both technology and marketing focused solutions. Based in Seattle, LaBaw regularly speaks at the University of Washington's Foster School of Business and at Western Washington University School of Business on a variety of topics, including: Web Development and Design, Usability Enhancements, Conversion Rate Optimization, Search Engine Optimization (both paid and organic), and Social Media.

Jason Steblay

Partner Account Manager, Acumatica

Bio: Jason has been helping partners grow their Acumatica business since 2014. Prior to joining Acumatica, Jason worked as a business analyst for the Corum Group, a boutique M&A advisory firm, and the US Chamber of Commerce. Jason holds a BA from the George Washington University.

John Schlemmer

Chief Operating Officer, JAAS Systems

Bio: John is responsible for the overall strategic direction and vision of JAAS Systems; as well as leading the product development, professional services, marketing, channel and direct sales departments. John has over 30 years of experience in the sales, marketing, and services of Manufacturing ERP and Supply Chain Execution software; marketing these technology products and services to high-growth, emerging, mature and competitive enterprises. His specialty is in building and managing sales and services organizations; both direct and through channel organizations. He has held leadership roles for a variety of software companies which has given him both industry expertise as well as extensive knowledge of available solutions in the marketplace.

Jon Roskill

CEO, Acumatica

Bio: Jon has 25 years of leadership experience in the software business. He joins Acumatica after a 20-year career at Microsoft where he led efforts in many areas including product development for developer tools, as well as the business operations, strategy, and marketing for all of Microsoft US. Jon’s most recent role was Corporate Vice President for the Worldwide Partner Group where he led a global sales and marketing team of more than 5,000 employees and Microsoft’s 640,000 partners. Jon has a Bachelor of Applied Science, Computer Engineering, from University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and an MBA from Boston University.

Kathy Visser-May

Chief Marketing Officer, Acumatica

Bio: Kathy joins us from Microsoft, where she spent the last 10 years, most recently as the Senior Director of Global IT Professional Strategy, driving all aspects of brand, marketing, storytelling and evangelism for the technical audience business. Previously, she led the Marketing Engines and Analytics team for the US Central Marketing Organization where she was responsible for the marketing strategy and execution across all commercial product offerings. She has held leadership positions at PeopleSoft Corporation and Huber Marketing Group.

Katie Martin

Partner Account Manager, Acumatica

Bio: As Partner Account Manager, Katie works very closely with Acumatica’s partner resellers in the Midwest territory. She began her sales and channel career in the ERP space 12+ years ago, working for SoftBrands, an ERP publisher and manufacturing ISV.  Prior to joining Acumatica, Katie developed her solution selling skills at SPS Commerce, a SaaS EDI provider. At SPS Commerce, she worked her way up as a top sales rep before moving to their channel sales team to help grow partner relationships within the NetSuite and Exact Macola markets as well as help drive new business revenue. Katie has a BA in Communications from Webster University in St. Louis, MO and is expected to graduate summa cum laude from Concordia University’s MBA program next summer.

Kirill Bestemyanov

Instructor Assistant, Acumatica

Bio: Kirill has more than 14 years of experience in the software industry, specializing in design, development, deployment, and testing of Windows-based and web-based programming solutions. He is a distinguished professional with a proven track record as a Software Developer, Technical Lead/Architect. At Acumatica, he is a member of the Platform team, responsible for integration API, such as web services and import and export scenario. Kirill holds a master's degree in Physics from Moscow State University.

Luis Pingarron

ERP Support Consultant, Acumatica

Bio: Luis Pingarron is an experienced professional with over 15 years in the ERP consulting industry. He has been with Acumatica for 4 years, first as a consultant and now a full time Support Consultant working with partners in their ongoing implementation and other support needs. Prior to joining Acumatica, Luis was based out of Mexico working as a Consulting Manager for SAP Business One and also has several successful implementations on Microsoft Dynamics SL to his credit. Luis holds a Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems from ITESM in Mexico City.

Mark Volshtein

Instructor Assistant, Acumatica

Bio: Mark has worked for Acumatica for approximately two years in support services, mostly providing support in the Distribution suite. Prior to joining Acumatica, he worked for more than 10 years as a Microsoft Dynamics NAV consultant in finance and participated in multiple projects of implementing financial modules and localizing them for Russian accounting standards. Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Tver State University and a Master of Arts in Economics from the New Economic School of Moscow, Russia. In addition, he holds a (pre-ACCA) Diploma in International Financial Reporting.

Matt Heinz

President, Heinz Marketing - Host Sales Pipeline Radio, Heinz Marketing Inc

Bio: Matt is a prolific author, nationally recognized and award-winning blogger, President and Founder of Heinz Marketing with 15+ years of marketing, business development and sales experience from a variety of organizations and industries. He is a dynamic speaker, memorable not only for his keen insight and humor, but his actionable and motivating takeaways.  Matt’s career focuses on consistently delivering measurable results with greater sales, revenue growth, product success and customer loyalty. He has helped organizations such as Amazon, Seagate, Morgan Stanley, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and many others create predictable, repeatable sales & marketing engines to fuel growth. Matt is a repeat winner of Top 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management and Top 50 Sales & Marketing Influencers.

Merrilee Schlemmer

Director of Marketing, JAAS Systems

Bio: Merrilee is responsible for JAAS Systems' strategic marketing efforts and maintains media relations. Her ultimate goal is to provide brand recognition for both JAAS Systems and the JAAS Advanced Manufacturing Software. Merrilee has over 25 years of marketing experience in the software arena, building marketing programs through brand awareness. Her specialty is developing comprehensive communications strategies for both direct and channel organizations. She also has expertise using social media to enhance the marketing strategy.

Michaela Terrenzio

Campaign & Operations Marketing Manager, Acumatica

Bio: Michaela has over 7 years experience in marketing business software solutions for small and midsize businesses. Prior to joining Acumatica, Michaela worked as marketing manager for Jet Reports, a business intelligence solution for Microsoft Dynamics users. Michaela graduated from the University of Washington with dual B.A. degrees in Economics and International Studies.

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