The Cost of Doing Nothing: Why You Can’t Afford to Sit on an ERP Software Decision

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Leadership

Blair Hurlbut Director, ERP Solutions

With his hands-on experience in the non-profit sector and sharp business instincts, Blair can deliver Dynamics NAV and Serenic Navigator solutions for businesses and non-profit organizations that are agile and respect the bottom line.

He lives, eats, and breathes lean deployments that help customers realize business improvements that can be sustained over time.

Experience: Business analysis, system modelling and testing, functional requirements gathering, change management

Product experience: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 to 2016, Serenic Navigator 5 to 2013, Prophix (Finance Cubes, Detail Planning Manager), Jet Reports

Qualifications:

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Core Setup and Finance
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 – Installation and Configuration
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 – C/SIDE Solution Development
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 – Core Setup and Finance
  • MBA, Bachelor of Commerce, St. Mary’s University

Elliot Fishman CEO

You could call Elliot our Chief Executive Ideator. As CEO, he brings Catapult’s purpose — helping organizations perform at their best — to life.

Elliot leads our business planning, marketing functions and strategic partnership initiatives and ensures we never lose sight of core values.

For nearly 20 years Elliot has been helping organizations use information technology to improve their business operations and performance. His experience spans domains such as ERP, CRM, business intelligence, enterprise portals, and content management. Prior to leading Catapult, Elliot was Executive Vice-President with Habanero Consulting Group, the leading Canadian provider of enterprise portal solutions. Elliot’s experience also includes senior management consulting and systems implementation with KPMG and management roles in Finance and IT with the University of Chicago.

Elliot mentors young entrepreneurs and CEOs through the Canadian Youth Business Federation and the Simon Fraser University School of Business.

Jeff Bacon VP Client Development

Jeff is known for digging deep—then deeper still—to uncover clients’ real business needs. As Vice-President, Client Development Jeff is responsible for growing sales and ensuring we live up to our brand promise.

With a superhero-like ability to unite vision and possibility, Jeff uses his extensive knowledge of enterprise software capabilities to understand his customers’ needs and to bring exceptional creativity to ERP and CRM design solutions.

Prior to Catapult, Jeff was a Senior Consultant in Habanero’s Dynamics practice, Jeff brings a mix of project management and consulting skills, product knowledge, and a proven ability to manage the Microsoft Dynamics channel. Known for successfully combining his business and technical expertise to ensure optimal outcomes, Jeff helps clients leverage enterprise resource planning principles and apply innovative Microsoft technologies to their evolving businesses.

Jeff also worked as the National Account Manager at Eclipse Computing in Australia for four years and in Vancouver as a Senior Business Consultant specializing in delivering Customer Relationship Management solutions.

Jonah Zhao Support Services and Operations Manager

The key to a successful Support Services and Operations Manager is a balance of communications and problem solving skills with a customer-centric mindset. Jonah is all that and more, adding years of experience into the mix, with a passion for building bridges between technology and business growth.

As an experienced IT and Business leader, Jonah takes a proactive, results-driven approach to managing people and projects – diving deep to understand business challenges and working tirelessly with all parties to deliver a successful outcome. Before Catapult, Jonah did everything from managing day-to-day IT support and customer engagement for large crown corporation, ICBC, to product development at Central 1 Credit Union.

Experience: Application Development & Support, Project Management, IT Service Delivery, Product Development, Technical Operation, Resource Management, Business Continuity Planning, Client Services, Outsourcing Management, and Technical Training

Qualifications: 

–       ITIL Intermediate Certificate in IT Service Transition

–       ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management

–       Certificate in Project Management Professional (PMP)

–       Certificate in Practical Product Management

–       Visiting Computer Scientist, Cornell University

–       MSc, Computer Science, Xidian University ,Xi’an, China

 

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Consulting

Aaron Sheppard Senior ERP Developer

Aaron is known for getting things done with a smile on his face! With over fifteen years of experience in the IT industry, Aaron is the ultimate cool, calm, and collected developer with the ability to adapt quickly to changing processes. He is responsible for designing, coding, and supporting Microsoft Dynamics NAV and the applications that enhance its functionality.

With proven analytical and problem solving abilities, he loves workings with clients to help them achieve a collective goal. Interesting fact – he’s also worked as a software developer at Serenic Software!

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Blair Hurlbut Director, ERP Solutions

With his hands-on experience in the non-profit sector and sharp business instincts, Blair can deliver Dynamics NAV and Serenic Navigator solutions for businesses and non-profit organizations that are agile and respect the bottom line.

He lives, eats, and breathes lean deployments that help customers realize business improvements that can be sustained over time.

Experience: Business analysis, system modelling and testing, functional requirements gathering, change management

Product experience: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 to 2016, Serenic Navigator 5 to 2013, Prophix (Finance Cubes, Detail Planning Manager), Jet Reports

Qualifications:

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Core Setup and Finance
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 – Installation and Configuration
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 – C/SIDE Solution Development
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 – Core Setup and Finance
  • MBA, Bachelor of Commerce, St. Mary’s University

Carey Leung Senior ERP Developer

More agile than a translator for the UN, Carey translates businesses challenges into user and system requirements to create innovative NAV solutions born from practical needs and insights. As a Senior Dynamics NAV Developer, Carey performs business analysis, software design, development, and delivery of customized Dynamics NAV solutions.

For two years prior to joining Catapult, Carey was a partner in a joint venture in B.C. between OneSource information systems and Open Door Technology Inc., doing business as Open Door Technology Inc., where his primary role was Senior NAV Developer.

Experience: Solution design, NAV development, software integration, implementation, business analysis, training, testing

Product experience: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2.0 to 2013, Scribe

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting and Management Information Systems, University of British Columbia
  • Microsoft NAV 2.01 Manufacturing Certified
  • Microsoft NAV Development Certified

Cecilio Gapasin ERP Finance Consultant

With over 10 years of accounting experience and hands-on experience with a client-side NAV implementation, Cecilio doesn’t just translate accounting needs into viable solutions, he empowers clients to refine business processes with Microsoft technology. With an emphasis on NAV financial applications, Cecilio’s background also extends to financial reporting and analysis, consolidation, complex reconciliations, financial modeling, and full cycle accounting.

Prior to joining Catapult, Cecilio worked for a mineral and specialty drilling services provider where he successfully spearheaded their implementation of Dynamics NAV.

Experience: Business analysis, financial analysis, data integration, and Jet report writing

Product experience: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 to NAV 2017, Jet Professional

Qualifications:

  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV – Core Setup and Finance
  • Jet Certified Specialist
  • CPA, CMA – Chartered Professional Accountants, British Columbia
  • Bachelor of Accountancy, Saint Louis University (Philippines)

Dan Ditomaso Infrastructure Consultant

Dan is an Architect, Consultant, Business Analyst, and overall IT Pro with over 13 years of broad experience in Microsoft technologies. A quick adaptor and fast learner with an eye for detail, Dan constantly seeking new ways to automate technical and business processes. Dan has a proven aptitude for isolating and resolving problems through methodical and persistent troubleshooting. A constant eye on the big picture allows him keep the long-term business goals of the project and client in mind, and ensure architectural decisions are holistic and sensitive to both current and future environments and needs.

Experience: System architecture, system integration, data integration, user acceptance testing, end user documentation and training, change management.

Product Experience: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 – 2016, Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 – 2016, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft SharePoint, Jet Essentials, Scribe Insight.

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Daryl Orwin Sr. CRM Developer and Consultant

With over 18 years of experience, Daryl has been involved in some of the largest and most complex CRM deployments in Canada. With his strong analytical and development background, he’s able to effectively translate business requirements into delivered functionality in a timely fashion. His responsibilities range across the entire systems development lifecycle from design, development, to deployment and support.

He’s been working with Dynamics CRM from the early days of 3.0, through the most recent version and has been involved in beta testing new releases, as well as related software and solutions.

Experience: requirements gathering, design, development, validation / unit testing, deployment, integrations, reports, custom web & .net (C#) development.

Dave Fan Dynamics Application Developer

If you can name it, Dave can program it.

Whether it’s extending core product functionality or integrating with third-party applications, Dave knows NAV and CRM inside out (and upside down and sideways). As a Dynamics Application Developer, Dave’s passion lies in integrating the ERP and CRM world which shines through in the seamless solutions he creates for Catapult’s clients.

Experience: Coding, testing, business analysis, .Net programming, CRM and NAV integration

Product experience: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 to 2011, Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 to 2013, Scribe Insight

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering, ShenYang Ligong University

Katherine Quan Project Manager

Bringing experience leading large multi-organization implementations, Katherine drives projects forward to completion. Having worked with clients of all sizes, she is well-versed in simplifying complex problems and helping prioritize issues that are critical to your project as well as to your business’ success.

Prior to joining Catapult, Katherine worked with government agencies in Canada, United States, and Australia to implement SaaS based solutions to help manage everything from finances and services to payment processing. Her previous track record for on-schedule go-lives brings added reliability and dependability to the Catapult team.

Experience: Project Management, Software Implementation, SaaS Applications.

Qualifications:

  • BBA, Finance and Management Information Systems, Minor in Legal Studies
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Ramin Marghi ERP Consultant

There isn’t a single activity that Ramin pursues without considerable enthusiasm, especially when it’s guided by his love of finance and tech. As an ERP Consultant, Ramin’s unstoppable spirit makes him the kind of person you want to be working next to (his secret is Red Bull).

Ramin’s years of experience as an end-user working with Dynamics NAV have given him the perspective and understanding that enable him to turn client’s requirements into workable solutions. With a background primarily in accounting and financial management, he most recently served as an integral member of the Finance team at Tides Canada.

Experience: Business requirements gathering, end-user training, user acceptance testing, and functional design development

Product experience: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 – 2018, Serenic Navigator, Jet Reports, Zetadocs

Qualifications:

  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA)
  • Jet Reports Certified Specialist
  • Jet Reports Certified Professional
  • Jet Reports Certified Trainer
  • Bachelor of Technology in Accounting, BCIT
  • Diploma of Technology in Financial Management (Advanced Accounting), BCIT

Rowley Luo CRM Consultant

Rowley is a seasoned and certified Microsoft Dynamics CRM professional with over 5 years of business analysis experience in Microsoft Dynamics CRM practice. She’s been involved in many successful Microsoft Dynamics CRM implementations in both China and Canada. Rowley possesses strong technical, functional, analytical, and problem-solving skills developed through years of professional experience working for various industries including Health Care, Property Management, NGOs, and more.

Experience: Solutions Architect, Functional Consultant, Business Analyst, Subject Matter Expert (SME), Pre-Sales Consultant, Trainer.

Product Experience: Microsoft Dynamics CRM / 365 2011-16, Microsoft SharePoint 2010-16

Qualifications:

  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Application
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Customization and Configuration
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Operations

Bridget Bedard Marketing Manager

Bridget ensures that Catapult’s clients and team have access to the information they need when they need it. As Marketing Manager, Bridget curates, develops and distributes Catapult’s digital content for our website and blog.

Experience: Marketing Automation, Event Management, Content Marketing, Copy Writing, Email Marketing, Client Management, Market Research, Data Analysis.

Product experience: Dynamics 365, Dynamics CRM, NAV & AX, ClickDimensions.

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Jonah Zhao Support Services and Operations Manager

The key to a successful Support Services and Operations Manager is a balance of communications and problem solving skills with a customer-centric mindset. Jonah is all that and more, adding years of experience into the mix, with a passion for building bridges between technology and business growth.

As an experienced IT and Business leader, Jonah takes a proactive, results-driven approach to managing people and projects – diving deep to understand business challenges and working tirelessly with all parties to deliver a successful outcome. Before Catapult, Jonah did everything from managing day-to-day IT support and customer engagement for large crown corporation, ICBC, to product development at Central 1 Credit Union.

Experience: Application Development & Support, Project Management, IT Service Delivery, Product Development, Technical Operation, Resource Management, Business Continuity Planning, Client Services, Outsourcing Management, and Technical Training

Qualifications: 

–       ITIL Intermediate Certificate in IT Service Transition

–       ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management

–       Certificate in Project Management Professional (PMP)

–       Certificate in Practical Product Management

–       Visiting Computer Scientist, Cornell University

–       MSc, Computer Science, Xidian University ,Xi’an, China

 

E jonah@catapulterp.com T 778 383 1088

Marcia Stacey Office Manager

Sharp, highly organized, and always around with a smile, Marcia is exactly what every office needs. In addition to making sure that our Vancouver office runs smoothly day-to-day, Marcia is also the woman behind the Catapult snack cupboard and Friday team lunches – two things we are very serious about.

Wendy Rose Finance

With nearly 20 years of experience in financial and operational management, Wendy helps keep our organization running like a well-oiled machine. Although her first passion lies in crunching numbers, she has a soft spot for all things tech-related.

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