Joseph Bondi is Vice President of Global Finance Transformation at Johnson & Johnson. In this role, Joe is focused on the need, as a global finance organization, to accelerate the pace of change toward achieving world-class operating status. He is responsible for leading the finance transformation that is part of the Enterprise Standards and Productivity (ESP) program, a key strategic growth enabler for Johnson & Johnson. Joe is a certified management accountant and holds an MBA in finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a BS in accounting from Seton Hall University.
Christoph Elben is responsible for all non-merchandise procurement activities across indirect categories at DICK's Sporting Goods. In addition to driving the company's non-merchandise procurement policy, he is responsible for oversight of the transactional procurement, strategic sourcing, channel strategy and the eProcurement functions. Prior to joining DICK's at the company's Store Support Center (headquarters), Christoph spent 15 years at Accenture, Ariba and FreeMarkets, where he had global responsibilities advising Fortune 500 companies on their procurement initiatives and programs. Christoph holds a bachelor's degree from Purdue University. In addition, he has earned the Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) certification from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) and the Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) certification.
Steve Gordon is a versatile leader with more than 25 years of experience in building, integrating, debugging and operating high-profile businesses for the market leader in the high-tech sector. He has worked extensively with Fortune 500 clients.
Steve spent most of the last two decades leading various global services businesses at Cisco Systems, as well as consulting in the technology and life sciences sectors. In his current role at BD, Steve runs service operations for the company's GBS organization with sites in Malaysia, Singapore, Poland, Chile and the US. Steve is part of a new leadership team that's tasked with helping BD take full advantage of modern tools and technologies to scale the company's shared services organization.
Rick Hassman serves as chief information officer (CIO) of Pella Corporation. He started his career with Pella 23 years ago and is responsible for all applications, technology, infrastructure and security to support all functions within the organization. Rick holds a BA in business with an emphasis on business systems and an MBA from Drake University. He holds positions on Oracle's CIO Advisory Counsel, Oracle's Business Analytics Strategy Counsel, Loras College's Analytics Advisory Board and Iowa's Technology Association Board.
In 2016, Rick was named CIO of the Year by Oracle Corporation for his leadership in establishing Pella Corporation as a world-class customer service organization.
Craig is responsible for the strategy and execution of the end-to-end supplier lifecycle process, including strategic sourcing of Citi's suppliers across the globe, supply chain development, inclusion and sustainability, Citi's strategic supplier partnership program, third-party management operations, purchasing and payment operations, and supply chain systems and technology.
Before joining Citi, Craig was chief procurement officer, vice president of procurement and vendor management at Best Buy. He also serves on the board of the Metropolitan Economic Development Association (MEDA), which supports Minnesota entrepreneurs of color, and the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). Before Best Buy, he occupied roles at both Accenture and IBM, focused on IT and business process outsourcing. Earlier in his career he founded two successful technology companies focused on application development of workflow and Internet solutions.
Craig studied engineering at the University of Alberta and has an MBA from the University of Toronto. In addition, he is completing a Master of Science degree in risk management at New York University.
Dermot J. O'Brien leads ADP's global human capital management (HCM) strategy, with a particular focus on nurturing a high performance and engagement culture. Since joining ADP in 2012, Dermot has focused on aligning the company's people strategy with its business strategy, including reorganizing the business structure and leadership; creating a consistent global center-led service delivery structure; redefining ADP's total compensation philosophy and framework; experimenting with innovative approaches to leadership assessment, development and impact; working with ADP's Innovation Lab to develop market-viable enabling technology; and annually increasing the diversity of the organization and leadership.
Dermot is a founding member of the Human Resource-50 Group, an invitation-only group comprised of chief human resource officers from the world's most respected companies. A native of Dublin, Ireland, Dermot holds an undergraduate degree in finance from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University, where he is a frequent guest lecturer.
Dave leads Oracle's Enterprise Division with emphasis on serving Oracle's Fortune 500 clients. He has nearly 30 years of experience leading global sales, marketing and professional services organizations in the software industry. Dave has a BA in communications from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of the book, "Managing Change with Business Process Simulation" (Prentice Hall, 1998).
Selva Vaidiyanathan leads GM's Global Business Services finance organization of 700 global finance, accounting and reporting professionals. He is responsible for execution of shared services across six core global centers, development of new business service offerings, and driving enterprise level transformation initiatives and operational excellence programs. Prior to GM, Selva spent nine years at a leading BPM firm, Genpact in India, and served as chief operating officer for a 10,000-employee global business unit. He is experienced in deal pursuit, solution design, commercial contract negotiations, client relationship management, and leading the transition and transformation of finance, procurement and HR organizations. He also served nine years at DaimlerChrysler AG in the U.S., Austria and Germany, holding positions in finance, accounting and sales planning.
Donna Young-Rojas is the Global Director of Finance Systems for Cushman & Wakefield. She has been with the company for almost 25 years. For the last five years Donna's focus has been the implementation of numerous global financial systems including JD Edwards E1, Insight/Hubble, Hyperion Financial Management, Essbase & Planning. Her focus has also been on integration work during large acquisitions and mergers. She has a BA from Bloomfield College, and an MBA in accounting. She has spoken at numerous Oracle conferences on Global Data Management, Implementations & Strategic Planning.
Jason Balogh has worked extensively in the consumer packaged goods, industrial manufacturing and energy industry sectors. Formerly a partner with Arthur Andersen, Jason has supported clients with business transformations, operational improvements and finance and back-office improvements, with an emphasis on driving economic impact and effectively managing the change process.
Chris Brennan has more than 20 years of experience assisting executives at Fortune 1000 companies, focusing on large-scale transformational improvements within the finance, human resource and supply chain functions. His expertise covers a wide range of industries and business sectors, including retail, manufacturing, transportation, media and entertainment, consumer packaged goods, food and beverage and financial services. Key clients include: FedEx, Ryder, Procter & Gamble, Pepsico, Target Stores, JC Penney, Tyson Foods, Yum Brands, 7-Eleven Stores, America Online, Fannie Mae, Fidelity Investments, MeadWestvaco, Stanley Corporation, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Rio Tinto, Terex, ExxonMobil, Xerox, General Mills and General Electric. Prior to joining The Hackett Group, Chris was a partner at KPMG Consulting.
David Dungan has more than 30 years of experience in working with senior executives and assisting them in creating world-class organizations. With KPMG he held various executive positions, including partner-in-charge of the Midwest/Ohio Valley Strategic Services Consulting Practice as well as the national partner-in-charge of the World-Class Finance Practice of KPMG's Strategic Consulting Practice. David has been quoted in numerous publications and has been interviewed by Linda O'Bryon on PBS's Nightly Business Report television program.
Publicly held since May 28, 1998 (NASDAQ: HCKT), the company, under Ted Fernandez's leadership, has expanded its world leading benchmarking capabilities to provide comprehensive business transformation services that leverage its unique insight and metrics from worldclass performance. During his 18 years at KPMG, Ted served as the national managing partner of KPMG's Business Transformation and Information Technology Consulting Division and served as a member of the firm's Management Committee. Working with many multinational clients, Ted has developed extensive experience in business transformation, change management, international operations, acquisition due diligence and post-merger integration.
Ben Hartfield has global responsibility for the sales, delivery and operational excellence of the Certified GBS Professionals program developed and brought to market in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). For over 15 years he has been involved in education, talent management and development, helping clients and employers all over the globe to achieve excellence through the deployment of education and career development programs, as well as employee attraction and engagement initiatives.
Scott Holland is a principal in the IT practice and a practice leader within The Hackett Group responsible for selling IT transformation and advisory services, as well as providing project delivery oversight for strategic accounts. A senior executive with 30 years of experience and accomplishments in information systems, he has successfully managed several large-scale projects designed to increase productivity, maximize efficiencies, drive business value, and reduce operating expenses. Scott has management and hands-on experience in the design, development and implementation of state-of-the-art business programs designed to optimize IT. He is frequently quoted in IT journals such as CIO Magazine, InformationWeek, Baseline, and ComputerWorld.
Over the past 19 years, Sean Kracklauer has held executive financial and management consulting positions, advising Global 1000 businesses. His areas of expertise include business process improvement and technology enablement as well as organizational and service delivery model design. In addition, he has worked extensively in finance strategy, business performance management, planning and budgeting, financial reporting compliance, and functional design for business intelligence systems.
Jim O'Connor has over 20 years of both industry and consulting experience focusing on finance transformation. He has particular expertise in strategy and organization design, business process design, strategic cost reduction, reporting, planning and performance management, BI and financial systems, shared services and outsourcing. In these roles, he has advised client executives in a wide range of industries including consumer products, financial services, higher education, manufacturing, retail, and utilities. Previously, he led the CFO Services practice at North Highland, a global consulting firm, and before that, focused on finance transformation and strategy at Archstone Consulting, now a part of The Hackett Group.
Harry C. Osle has more than 15 years of experience in human resources and transformation consulting with specialization in HR strategy, world-class service delivery, HR benchmarking, HR management systems and use of automated solutions to streamline business processes. He is highly proficient in strategic framing, leveraging HR best practices, application implementation, workflow automation, project management, needs analysis, process control, benefits and placement technology and total quality management. Harry has strong leadership skills and technical expertise that help clients realize strategic corporate goals and reduce costs.
Christopher Sawchuk has more than 13 years of experience in supply management, working directly with Fortune 500 and midsized firms around the globe. He has worked in a variety of industries to improve all aspects of procurement, including process redesign, technology enablement, operations strategy planning, organizational change and strategic sourcing. Christopher is a regular contributor to business publications, a frequent presenter at industry events and co-author of ePurchasingPlus. He has been recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine as one of its "Pros to Know." Christopher's background includes engineering and operation roles with both United Technologies and IBM.
Anthony Snowball leads The Hackett Group's Global Benchmarking Practice. He is accountable for The Hackett Group's comprehensive measurement portfolio as well as supervising benchmark execution worldwide. In addition, Anthony also oversees The Hackett Group's strategic alliance network to establish partnerships and managing partner objectives to align with the company's corporate and market strategy. Prior to joining The Hackett Group, Anthony led projects focused on benchmarking and process optimization engagements as an employee with Andersen's business consulting practice.