President & CEO
John Conlee is the Founder and President of Vertical Edge Consulting Group. With over 15 years experience in the Oracle Hyperion technology, John is widely recognized for his expertise on both the technical as well as the functional side of performance management solutions and business intelligence. His passion for quality of delivery and approach to addressing the complex needs of a business is the back-bone of the company. In addition, John has also built close relationships with Oracle Sales & Product Development that enable him to provide valuable insight into the EPM market as well as provide to Oracle key needs from customers for upcoming releases. He has served as a panel expert and as a speaker for several Oracle Hyperion’s User conferences. He is an Oracle Hyperion Certified Consultant and holds a BS degree in Management Information Systems from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Prior to starting VECG, John held numerous executive, sales, and delivery management roles in which he delivered EPM solutions across a multitude of industries.
Vice President, Operations & Delivery
Vince Tran has 20+ years of both corporate and consulting experience with strong concentration and success in enterprise wide implementation and project management including 12+years of Hyperion specific experience. Vince has personally overseen, architected and implemented Enterprise Performance Management Systems for numerous companies in a wide range of industries.
Vice President of Technology
John Booth specializes in Enterprise Performance Management Suite with an emphasis on Budgeting and Planning, Essbase, Financial Data Management, Automation, Installation and Configuration. John is a certified consultant for Hyperion Essbase, Hyperion Planning and Oracle Exalytics platforms and has over 9 years of Fortune 500 corporate experience. In addition to this experience he has 10 years of formal consulting on the Oracle EPM Suite. His experience spans project management methodologies, enterprise change management ,production support, quality assurance, and software development lifecycles (SDLC’s). John is co-author of two books where he focuses on Essbase and Exalytics Infrastructure.
Vice President of Sales
Ed Taylor, a recognized Oracle EPM sales leader, has over 20 years of experience with Oracle EPM and BI solutions for both Mid-Market and Fortune 1000 organizations. During this time, he has helped many clients form and follow a strategic approach to Enterprise Performance Management that has helped them to reduce close cycles, accurately predict results, and gain key insight in to performance. Ed is responsible for all sales functions including, new and existing client relationships, new market development and expanding the EPM business.
Prior to joining Vertical Edge, Ed led several Oracle EPM sales teams through periods of hyper growth and was an award winning Global Channel Sales Manager for Hyperion where he led a team that managed the largest reseller relationship with Lawson Software. He also served as Operations Specialist First Class in the US Navy with four of those years deployed in Okinawa, Japan working with an Anti-Submarine Warfare patrol squadron.
Ed holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from University of Maryland and is sales certified in Oracle EPM.
Vice President, Finance & Accounting
As Vice President of Finance & Accounting, Martha is responsible for the management of the back office operations of the company, including finance, accounting administration, and human resources. With over 12 years functional finance experience with Fortune 500 companies, Martha is a results-driven leader with expertise in financial planning, analysis, and reporting. Martha holds a MBA from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, and a BA from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. Prior to joining VECG, Martha has worked in varying levels of management for Cardinal Health and Cott Beverages.
Director Advisory & PMO Services
Shawn’s experience spans over 12 years of IT Strategy, technology transformation, and project implementations with focus on Oracle and Microsoft Technologies within Fortune 500 enterprises. He maintains certifications in Project Management, Business Intelligence, ETL Enterprise Infrastructure and Program Oversight.
He has a unique ability to understand both highly technical IT processes and design requirements, and transcend those requirements into functional business solutions, aligned to key business KPIs. Whether he is talking to the Finance team or the Technology team, Shawn can ensure both sides can interpret the level of understanding required for a successful implementation and a positive project experience.
Practice Director for Planning and Essbase
Justin is a Senior Solution Architect specializing in Enterprise Performance Management as well as Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing. His skills and experience make him qualified to help customers with Discovery, Advisory, Design, Execution, and Deployment of the Oracle BI & EPM suite of products. With over 17 years of business, technology, and project implementations experience with Oracle products centered on Hyperion Financial Management, Hyperion Planning, Hyperion Essbase, Hyperion FDM, as well as the Oracle Business Intelligence Suite, Justin has a proven reputation for successfully delivering on projects and timelines and meeting customer requirements.
Justin’s industry experience with Oracle BI & EPM solutions span across several industries including healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, professional services, energy, automotive, retail, and public sector to name a few.
Justin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Finance from MacMurray College.