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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.

Andy Jorgensen

Chief Revenue Officer

Andy brings more than 25 years of experience in Performance Management and technology solutions. He has led over 200 successful engagements at world class customers such as AT&T, Bristol Myers Squibb, CBS, Cisco, J.P. Morgan Chase, Merck, Pfizer, and Verizon. Prior to joining MindStream Analytics, Andy was the President of the OAUG Hyperion SIG, and the former CEO of Pinnacle Group Worldwide which he founded in 1995. He has previously held positions at Hyperion Solutions and Control Data Corporation. Andy holds a B.A. in Accounting and Information Systems from Pace University in New York and has been a speaker at numerous Oracle / Hyperion and Financial Reporting conferences. Andy is also a Mentor and Investor with BoomStartup and

Seth Landau

Vice President Financial Close and Reporting

Seth Landau has over twenty years of successful experience in financial consulting and process improvement, application design, project and operational management. Seth has completed a wide variety of projects providing process and technical design, implementation, and project management expertise for the Banking and Financial Services, Consumer Products, Education, Healthcare, High-Tech, Manufacturing, Medical, Telecommunication, and Transportation industries. Prior to joining MindStream, Seth served as Practice Lead for Enterprise Performance Management for TITAN Technology Partners and Pinnacle Group Worldwide, Senior Managing Consultant – Global Business Services at IBM, and Lead Consultant/Design Expert for Hyperion Solutions Corporation.  Seth has also provided expertise in operational (Accounting and Treasury) roles with NCR Corporation and United Asset Management Corporation.  Mr. Landau received a B.S. in Business Administration, Finance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an M.B.A. Finance from the Olin School of Business, Babson College.  Seth is also a Certified Treasury Professional.   

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.  

Cameron Lackpour

Director, Planning Practice

Cameron is a veteran CPM expert with over 20 years consulting experience. "Systems are successful only when the technical implementation can be fully sustained by the customer. Sharing knowledge is key for maintaining and developing sustainable applications." Cameron has implemented reporting and planning systems in companies that range from the Fortune 1000 to 50 including healthcare, education, pharmaceuticals, publishing, consumer packaged goods, manufacturing, banking, defense, manufacturing, and electronics as well as training, writing, and software evangelism. Some of his roles have been data integration lead, project lead, application administrator, course instructor, and development lead within both formal and informal consulting engagements. All of Cameron's work focuses on in-project knowledge transfer to customers.  

Cuong Nguyen Tien

Director, Data Insights

Cuong has over 7 years of enterprise performance management (EPM) software product experience, and over 9 years providing business modeling solutions. Cuong helps companies identify and resolve financial reporting issues, as well as generating innovative methods to improve their results. Prior to joining MindStream Analytics, Cuong worked at IBM Europe and IBM US for the Global Business Services group.   Cuong has a Bachelors of Science from Charles University in Prague, and a Masters in Economics from Hunter College. Cuong knows five languages and is a featured speaker at technology and financial conferences across North America.

Scott Ritter

Director, Managed Services

Scott has over 10 years of enterprise performance management (EPM) software product experience. Scott helps companies develop and implement application maintenance procedures, optimize application performance, and resolve application and system related issues. He has implemented performance management solutions at University of Pennsylvania, Boston Scientific, GlaxoSmithKline, Stanley Black & Decker, and Brookfield Asset Management.   Prior to joining MindStream Analytics, Scott worked at Ernst & Young and ClearPoint Metrics in consulting roles.  Scott has a Bachelors of Science from Syracuse University in Accounting, Finance, and Economics. Scott brings both technical and functional knowledge to implement pragmatic solutions for our customers.  

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