Tuesday, June 9, 2009

EntryPoint Consulting Proudly Announces Addition to its Executive Team

EntryPoint Consulting, LLC announces the addition of a new Vice President and Practice Leader to the firm, Raymond Russ.

Ray joined EntryPoint Consulting as a member of their senior leadership team. His immediate responsibilities will be as Vice President of the Central Region and will also serve as Practice Lead for EntryPoint's manufacturing vertical solution, in addition to overseeing the CRM Practice. He has been focused on the enterprise software business for over 15 years - both as a client and consulting partner. His background is deep in both consulting and industry experience. Over the last 10 years, Ray has worked with ERP systems in Practice Development, Engagement Management, Project and Program Management and functional consulting roles. He is highly respected by clients and colleagues for his business knowledge and logical thinking, combined with an unparalleled depth of knowledge of SAP solutions across maintenance, production, customer service and logistics business functions.

Ray has extensive consulting qualifications in the areas of business operations management, customer relationship management, best practices transformation, ERP, supply chain management, IT operations and the design and implementation of large scale systems integration projects within North America and Europe.

Formerly, Ray was the Managing Director of the SAP Center of Excellence for a Midwest-based professional services firm where he worked to establish his previous company as one of the leading SMB channel partners for SAP. Prior to that position, Ray served as Director of the SAP CRM Practice for a respected global professional services firm where he developed integrated service offerings, combining managed services, consulting and development across the globe.

"I don't think I could join a better company. Between the culture, the people, the commitment to the clients, and the relationship with SAP, EntryPoint is positioned to be the premier partner for many years to come."

Nick Canitano, EntryPoint's Managing Partner, said, "Building on Ray's strong background in SAP and manufacturing industry experience, EntryPoint has formed a new practice to focus on these areas for our clients. Ray has a great combination of internal and external views of the problems faced by today's enterprises, and he will help our clients uncover opportunities in these areas. Our clients will enjoy his energy and willingness to go the extra mile on their behalf. We are pleased to add him to our management team."

Pete Martin, Senior Partner, stated the following, "Ray is a great addition to the firm. His operations background, combined with his deep technical and functional knowledge of SAP, makes him highly sought after by our client base. He brings tangible value to each client engagement, and we are delighted to have him on our team. Most importantly, his years of starting, managing and growing consulting practices add management depth to our leadership team which will help accelerate the firm's growth."

EntryPoint Consulting helps middle-market companies measurably improve their financial and operational performance. EntryPoint helps businesses become better, stronger, faster and more profitable from our work with them. EntryPoint serves companies in the manufacturing, life sciences, consumer goods, high tech, professional services, distribution and transportation industries across the United States. EntryPoint's headquarters are located in Independence OH.

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