With more than 80 years of collective ERP and management consulting expertise, Panorama’s leadership team consists of a group of world class business leaders and entrepreneurs.
Eric Kimberling is the most recognized and respected independent ERP systems expert in the world, giving 100% unbiased advice to clients for over 20 years. Eric has dedicated himself to giving keynote speeches at industry conferences and universities worldwide, and has been quoted in thousands of articles in newspapers, magazines, and books, including the Wall Street Journal, CIO Magazine and Fortune. He has served as the expert witness in the industry’s highest-profile legal cases, representing both government and private companies across the globe. He is also the author of the acclaimed book, “An Expert’s Guide to ERP Success.”
Eric’s extensive experience includes ERP software selection, organizational change management, implementation project management and value analysis. In addition to his ERP experience, Eric has also helped clients with merger and acquisition business integration, strategic planning, business process reengineering and Six Sigma. He further demonstrates his innovative and unparalleled industry experience as the lead facilitator of Panorama’s quarterly ERP Boot Camp workshops and weekly webinar series.
Throughout his career, Eric has helped hundreds of high-profile enterprises worldwide with their ERP initiatives, including the Alaskan Native Tribal Health Consortium, Nucor Steel, Petro Masila, the Yemen Government, the City of Charlotte, NC, Fisher and Paykel Healthcare, Kodak, Samsonite, Coors, Boeing, Duke Energy, Filson and Lucent Technologies, to name a few. He has helped manage ERP implementations and reengineer global supply chains in countries as diverse as China, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States.
Eric holds an MBA with an emphasis in operational strategy and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. He is also a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and a certified practitioner of multiple ERP solutions, including SAP and Siebel, among others. He has won numerous industry awards for his experience and contributions, including Supply Chain Pro to Know and Best Independent ERP Blog from ERP Focus.
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Calvin Hamler is a former Wall Street finance professional turned entrepreneur, with proven results building and leading organizations of significant size, scale, and complexity, managing both horizontal and vertical growth initiatives, and personally orchestrating and negotiating strategic mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.
A summa cum laude graduate in finance and economics from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, Calvin has also carried various professional designations throughout his career, including a myriad of different securities industry licenses and accreditations in financial services. He also has served on boards of directors for financial services industry trade groups.
In 2002, Calvin started his own financial services firm, which grew to more than 600 employees generating $2.6 billion in financial asset production. In addition to building an industry-leading capital markets hedging and trading operation at the heart of the firm, he oversaw IT staff in both the development of proprietary ERP systems and the selection and implementation of off-the-shelf ERP solutions, ultimately orchestrating a joint venture with a startup software development firm to build proprietary middleware designed for the banking and financial services industries.
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Vanessa Giacoman is a proven C-level executive with more than 15 years of experience driving corporate performance through business process optimization and IT solutions development credited with a strong ROI.
She began her career in the late 1990s serving as president and CEO of a mortgage bank, successfully executing a unique strategy that targeted the Latin American market and grew the company to more than 300 employees. At other firms, she was brought in as COO to drive corporate performance and implement cost cutting initiatives that drove down the organization’s cost to produce and reduced the production cycle time through process re-engineering and integration of enterprise-wide operations. In her last position, she crafted the overall corporate strategy, implemented financial ERP systems, introduced efficient business processes and deployed organizational change management initiatives that would take a 50-year old financial firm through its largest expansion yet.
Vanessa is a graduate of the Harvard School of Business, the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University and holds a double Bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley. She is fluent in Spanish and holds multiple financial designations, as well as her Six Sigma Black Belt. She also serves on both public and private boards, including the Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation and Pacific Mutual REIT.
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With more than three decades of project management and process improvement experience in IT solution development and deployment, Allan has proven an invaluable resource during ERP implementations time and time again. A certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Allan has brought his expertise in areas as diverse as financial services, statistical project control, customer service, process architecture and strategic planning to enterprise and process management positions at Fiserv, Lehman Brothers and AdvizeX Technologies. At Panorama, he concurrently provides oversight on a number of ERP selection and implementation projects for manufacturing, distribution, health care and public sector clients both domestically and abroad. He holds a BS in Management Information Systems from Robert Morris University and is a graduate of the Oracle Fellowship Program.
January is Lean Six Sigma certified and has a decade of experience using Six Sigma methodologies to analyze and improve companies’ processes. She has extensive experience managing client relationships and programs ranging from SMEs to Global Fortune 500 companies within their implementation, process improvement, and organizational change management initiatives. As a cross-functional leader for global accounts, she is an expert at leading multiple teams in a variety of locations, identifying client cost reduction initiatives, as well as strong program/project management skills including new program launches and project initiatives. January holds her MBA from the University of Denver.
Rich Farrell is a former U.S. Naval Officer with 13 years of technical and operational experience in military and government entities. As principal engineer and business developer at Cosmic Advanced Engineered Solutions, Rich oversaw business process improvements for multiple projects including the U.S. Air Force and the Department of Homeland Defense. In 2010, he received designation as an Associate Technical Fellow for the Camber Corporation. Rich is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering. He also holds a Master of Arts in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College and a Master of Science in Physics from the Naval Postgraduate School. He is currently pursuing his Master of Business Administration at the University of Colorado.