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MindStream Management Team

Meet the Team

Alex Ladd

Senior Partner and CEO

A Design Lead Certified Planning & Essbase architect who has personally worked on more than 50 Planning and Essbase implementations. Alex also has experience with a number of tier-1 EPM software products that give him a unique expertise with both relational and OLAP data structures. Alex is a graduate of Trinity College (Hartford, CT) with a Bachelor's degree in History. Alex has over 15 years experience in financial software systems. He is the Sr. Partner of MindStream Analytics, a Boston based consulting and managed services firm specializing in enterprise performance management and BI analytic solutions to customers that include American Medical Association, Bayer Corporation, Boston Scientific, Chiquita Brands, ING Direct, Glaxo SmithKline, Monster Worldwide, Sara Lee, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon. Prior to founding MindStream, Alex was a Managing Director at Pinnacle Group Worldwide and a Senior Consultant at ISA Consulting. He is currently the OAUG Essbase SIG Domain Lead.

Mark Eklund

Vice President of Sales

Mark is an accomplished sales professional with over twenty years of experience in Corporate Performance Management. He has held positions in sales and solution consulting at prior software and professional services firms including Hyperion, Oracle, and most recently The Hackett Group. With over $125m in CPM consulting services sold, Mark brings extensive network of CPM clients, along with experience in sales and marketing strategy, channel development, and sales execution.

Tommy Smith

Vice President Consulting & Analysis

Tommy has more than 14 years experience serving clients with a balance of technical and functional expertise in enterprise performance management disciplines, business intelligence and supporting technology, automation and process efficiencies. Prior to joining MindStream, Tommy worked for Huron Consulting, ADI Strategies, and with a Fortune 500 retailer in HR/Payroll applications and subsequently led IT support functions related to EPM solutions (10 years).  He also led IT support for the leading inpatient rehabilitation hospital provider in the US, working directly with all aspects of the business to provide feature rich functionality from EPM applications to include budgeting, forecasting and reporting/analysis. +Through his experience and knowledge working to solve client business problems, Tommy has developed the keen ability to approach opportunities holistically with a focus on leading practice, optimized process and supporting technology that enables flexibility, stability, usability, and ease of support.  Tommy has a Bachelors of  Computer Information Systems from the University of Louisiana Monroe.  

Cris Heceta

Vice President Consulting & Analysis

Director, Consolidations and Reporting

OneStream Certified Professional – Lead Architect R1

Oracle Hyperion Financial Management 11 – Certified Implementation Specialist

Cris is an experienced Finance applications and solutions architect and Enterprise Performance Management professional with over 25 years in the implementation, administrative and post-implementation support of consolidation tools such as Oracle Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), OneStream XF and Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close (FCCS) applications. She is a Business/Enterprise Process Management application design and redesign expert, relied upon for precision problem-solving and data analysis, while utilizing cross-functional team communication skills to smartly align technical requirements with business management goals. Cris' overall experience includes over 30 years of expertise across all stages of financial management, including the implementation space; corporate financial consolidations and reporting; financial system maintenance and GAAP compliance; financial analysis and general ledger maintenance; monthly closings, forecasts and budgets; accounts receivable, accounts payable and cash management; and internal audit.  

Doug Hamelberg

Vice President Client Engagement

Doug has over 20 years of experience serving as a trusted advisor for his clients’ while helping them develop strategies, achieve results and improve performance through enterprise technology and business transformation initiatives. He is skilled at developing and executing strategic initiatives around people, process and technology and has a passion for building relationships and mentoring hi-performing teams, which has resulted in close client relationships and superior quality / client success. Prior to joining MindStream, Doug was responsible for leading the Global Consulting Services organization at OneStream Software. He has also held leadership positions at Slalom Consulting, The Hackett Group, Huron Consulting Group, Ernst & Young and Hyperion Solutions. He started his career working in finance and accounting roles in the retail and healthcare industries. Doug holds a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Iowa and an M.B.A. in International Business and Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  

Amanda Okon

Amanda Okon

Financial Controller

Accounting Professional leveraging 10+ years of diverse experience in the accounting industry in public, private and government sectors. Amanda has a comprehensive background in generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), audit coordination, government accounting and corporate finance. She is extremely skilled at uncovering opportunities to improve financial growth, risk management, and internal controls while managing all accounting functions. Amanda holds a BA from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA (Magna Cum Laude) from Webster University. Prior to joining MindStream Analytics, Amanda has held Accounting and Finance roles at Accountingprose, Clyde, Ferraro & Co, Cobham, and Honeywell.

Ryan Rogowski

Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

OneStream Certified Professional - Lead Architect R1

Ryan is an accomplished performance management architect with over 15 implementations utilizing best in class technologies. He has helped his clients transform their current financial processes into efficient and widely accepted budgeting and forecasting methods. Some of his more notable clients include Capital One, Verizon, Carnival Cruise Lines, Logitech, The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and Acme Brick a Berkshire Hathaway Company. Ryan started his career in consulting in 2016 with Huron Consulting Group where he focused on implementing Oracle products. In 2018 Ryan left Huron to join Mindstream where he started his journey in the OneStream technology. Ryan finds joy in not only building strong and lasting relationships with his clients, but also leading his team members and fostering a great culture at Mindstream. Ryan graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and currently lives with his wife in Roswell Georgia  

Hamilton Beck

Director, Managed Services

Hamilton has over 12 years of experience in the Accounting and Transformation Industry and has worked on more than 25 EPM/CPM projects. He is skilled in data modeling and analytics, and implementing EPM/ERP-based software platforms. He is focused on building and managing superior client relationships and possesses the ability to bridge the technology gap often found in organizations between executive leadership, the accounting/finance departments, and information technology stakeholders.  

Partner SpotLight

NetSuite SuiteSuccess

NetSuite SuiteSuccess offers a pathway for businesses to succeed by engaging with them continuously throughout their lifecycle. NetSuite delivers a unique set of processes, activities, and systems designed to deliver rapid value. Customers are equipped to make the most of their NetSuite investment quickly and are able to expand towards next-generation solutions to meet changing business needs.


Our Company

MindStream Analytics' senior staff was there at the birth of Business Intelligence. We have been part of building Business Intelligence nationally from its humble niche product status to the ubiquitous analytic tool that it is today. MindStream consultants are well versed in reporting and information management and are ready to help you leverage the power of multiple tier-1vendors. From Oracle Hyperion to IBM Cognos, we can help you select and integrate the right tools for you to better understand your information. MindStream Analytics has experience across a wide variety of industries: Business Services, Consumer Products, Energy, Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Transportation , and Telecommunication. We have the depth and breadth of experience to help you deliver actionable information to users.

Whether you need an enterprise wide Oracle BI Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) rollout, an Oracle BI Apps rollout, or an IBM Cognos ReportNet rollout, MindStream Analytics is here to help you succeed.

Case Studies


Thanks to the intervention of MindStream Analytics, Accumen's Finance department can now model their business with a new, more organized structure that isn't conventionally available in NetSuite.

Acme Brick

Acme Brick turned to MindStream Analytics for help implementing OneStream to replace their outdated TM1 solution.


Alterra sought the expertise of MindStream to address the challenges they faced in their Capital Planning process.

ATCO Group

Energy conglomerate ATCO operates worldwide in utilities, power generation, and related services.


Working with MindStream Analytics, Avalon Healthcare Solutions adopts NetSuite Planning and Budgeting to accelerate budgeting and forecasting processes.

Bayer Health Care

Bayer Healthcare implemented Hyperion Planning and Workforce Planning in 10 weeks to dramatically streamline their Income Statement budget and Workforce Planning process..


MindStream Analytics' partnership with BluEarth Renewables epitomizes the power of technology and collaboration.


An Oracle Hyperion Planning Upgrade provides multi-national organization Hyperion Application optimization and stabilization.

Cleaver Brooks

OneStream XF was chosen as the platform that would transform Cleaver-Brooks' Finance processes.


The collaboration between CoorsTek and MindStream resulted in significant improvements in CoorsTek's financial consolidation and reporting processes.

Elite Body Sculpture

MindStream Analytics' collaboration with Elite Body Sculpture encapsulates the transformative potential of targeted tech solutions in streamlining administrative processes.


Enlyte, a merger of Mitchell, Genex, and Coventry, faced challenges with disparate financial solutions and the need for combined reporting.


MindStream Analytics collaborated with Flanders to implement OneStream Consolidation and Reporting solution.

Foley Products

Foley Products was facing a significant challenge with its Excel-based actual management reporting system.

Harte Hanks

The collaboration between MindStream Analytics and Harte Hanks culminated in a highly customized, user-friendly NetSuite implementation.


Interface used a complex, manual, excel-based FP&A process for monthly review, and the summary data was loaded in OneStream.

Kymera International

Thanks to Mindstream Analytics' assistance, Kymera was able to load all of their data into OneStream and validate it successfully.

MacLean Fogg

MacLean-Fogg partnered with MindStream, a leading implementor specializing in modernizing and optimizing enterprise systems.


MindStream's expertise and experience were sought to conduct a vendor selection initiative focusing on MEPPI's F2023 planning process.


MindStream Analytics and OUAI's collaboration showcases the transformative power of strategic technological intervention.


By migrating to OneStream, Plaskolite has achieved a material reduction in consolidation time and overall Financial Close cycle, eliminated the hours spent compiling and verifying data in Excel, streamlined its Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting model and delivered flexible and timely reporting that enables more strategic analysis of their financial data.


Understanding the nuances of Redwire's challenges, MindStream Analytics devised a holistic approach to overcome them. The implementation of NetSuite was just the beginning.


Simon's existing corporate Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) production application was consolidating at a rate of seven hours, a performance issue causing great headache to corporate Accounting.

Source Code

The successful transition to OneStream revolutionized Source Code's financial reporting.


Subway collaborated with MindStream Analytics for the NetSuite Analytics Warehouse implementation.


MindStream Consulting and AppCare team members are proud be working side by side with UPenn university in accomplishing this implementation and along with continuing our AppCare services after go-live.


USG was an Oracle Hyperion customer realizing that it needed more specialized support for its various Oracle Hyperion applications.


Dividing a hyperion planning application, expanding the hyperion footprint to forecast on the business? Customer categories.

Versant Health

Versant Health engaged MindStream to help resolve the challenges they were experiencing with their consolidation, close, and financial reporting processes.

Virginia Spaceport Authority

The MindStream team implemented the Standard + Workforce NetSuite Planning & Budgeting.


MindStream Analytics determined that the best solution was to implement Oracle Essbase Cloud as part of the Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) platform-as-a-service


Innovative use of essbase to streamline and connect hyperion financial management for enhanced financial analysis.

XY Planning

MindStream Analytics, well-versed in addressing such challenges, presented a comprehensive Netsuite solution for XY Planning.