Leadership Team

SimpleFi Leadership Team

SimpleFi provides services for SAP analytic, reporting and consolidation solutions. SimpleFi is a 100%, pure play SAP Silver Services Partner and Reseller within the U.S. SimpleFi is the first partner in the U.S. to receive status with recognized expertise in SAP EPM.

Jon Essig

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Managing Partner
Sales & Solutions
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Jon is an experienced EPM architect with focus on analytics, financial planning, and consolidation solutions. He is a recognized industry expert, speaker and author specifically passionate about driver based and predictive planning applications.

Jon has ten years’ experience as a leader in various financial roles including: consolidations, financial analysis, forecasting, audit, SOX, financial closes, and tax. Jon has architected many financial solutions, working with c-level execs, corporate finance, regional business units, and IT to create and implement a company wide vision. Jon holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Lauren Milojević

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Director
Marketing & Business Development
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Specialties:
Sales of EPM Solutions:
• SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation (BPC) SAP
Analytics Cloud
• SAP BusinessObjects BI Tools
• SRC Upgrades and Migrations to BPC

Beth McBreen

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Sr. Solution Director
pre-sales
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Beth has 10+ years’ experience architecting and designing robust SAP planning, analytics and consolidations solutions and over 15 years of overall finance experience. She has multiple many large engagements and has a proven track record of success. She has been involved with SAP BPC since version 4.2, and has expertise in Microsoft, NetWeaver and Hana versions of the tool.

Beth is also an early adopter of the SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) solution. After participating in the original SAC product beta 5+ years ago, Beth’s SAC experience includes pre-packaged solution build (including SAP 2019 2nd place Hackathon winner), multiple end to end implementations (including the first large planning deployment in the U.S.), and advisory services with many clients to help them realize value since the product’s inception.

Eric Blondin

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Partner – VP
Platform & Technology
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With over 20 years of experience working with BI and planning solutions, Eric Blondin leads SimpleFI’s Platform and Technology practice. During his career, Eric managed teams of experts to help organizations define their BI strategy and roadmaps.

On top of the U.S., Eric has provided expertise to SAP customers in France, Belgium, Switzerland and Canada, he was also involved in the academic sphere, teaching Business Intelligence to masters students at the Université de Sherbrooke (Canada) and SAP Education BW classes (France). With his great customer mindset and excellent communication and team-playing skills, Eric also lead the team that won first place in the 2019 SAC Planning Hackathon.

Noel Wolf

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Partner
HR, Recruiting, Ops
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Noel Wolf is a Partner with SimpleFi. He brings more than 20 years of Information Technology Recruiting, Sales, and Operations Management experience. He is a well-respected leader in the Information Technology Consulting industry and has been an SAP BPC Recruiting Specialist for the past 10 years. In his career, he has successfully led teams resulting in millions of dollars of revenue/margin growth and has been instrumental in the growth of 4 different consulting organizations that were subsequently acquired because of this. Currently, he sits on the Board of the Midwest Chapter of TechServe Alliance, a national IT staffing association dedicated to advancing excellence and ethics within the IT staffing and solutions industry.

Noel is a Marine Corps Veteran (1988-1996) and was activated for duty during Operation Desert Shield (1991). He lives in Aurora, IL.

Jarrett Bialek

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Partner
Planning, Analytics & Consolidations
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Jarrett has 20 years of consulting experience with 15 years specific to SAP.  He started in SAP as a BW and Planning consultant working primarily with BW-IP for a small boutique BW consulting firm named Inforte, which was later acquired.  He then became a founding employee of TruQua, another small boutique SAP services firm that specialized in BPC and Central Finance, as SAP Practice Leader.  The last six years he has been a Director with KPMG, selling and leading SAC, BPC, and Group Reporting projects along with leading several internal initiatives.  He has been a regular speaker at SAP Financials over the last 10 years.

He has a Bachelors in Business Administration (Management of Information Systems) from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, where he also majored in Economics.  Jarrett lives in Crystal Lake, IL, a northwestern suburb of Chicago with his wife, Gwen and 9 year-old daughter Maddie and 14 year-old rescue Beagle, Buddy.

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