John Conlee

John Conlee

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.

Vince Tran

Vince Tran

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.

John Booth

John Booth

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.

Michael Manes

Michael Manes

Regional Vice President

Michael has more than 15 years of experience selling, supporting and implementing Enterprise Performance Management and Custom solutions across a variety of industries.  He has initiated, managed, and implemented over 100 projects supporting clients in the Retail, Energy, CPG, Oil and Gas and Insurance industries as well as many others.  Michael focuses his time in the Performance Management and Emerging Technology spaces and routinely exercises the opportunity to speak at various conferences and events to evangelize the platform.  He is dedicated to the Client Partnership model that focuses on sustained and verifiable success to create long term partnerships, and is experienced in all facets of leadership within services consulting firm inclusive of operations, sales, strategy, marketing, portfolio management, resource development and financials responsibility.

Martha Conlee

Martha Conlee

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.

Justin Kern

Justin Kern

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.