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

Managing Partner
Sales & Solutions


Jon is a business leader and enterprise architect with focus on planning, analytics and consolidation solutions. He is a recognized industry expert, speaker and author.

Jon has years of experience advising companies on their business processes and IT solutions.  In addition, to holding leadership roles in sales, finance and IT.

Jon has architected many successful programs, working with c-level execs, corporate finance, regional business units, and IT to create and implement a companywide vision. Jon holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Michael Thompson

Michael Thompson leading Sales East Coast
Regional Vice President – East


Michael brings over 20 years of experience selling data, analytics, and planning solutions to the organization, where he started as an analytics consultant in 2003 and later transitioned into a sales role in 2007.

Some of Michael’s strengths include strategic planning, creatively thinking outside of the box, and relationship management.  These strengths have provided him with the ability to work closely with C-Level executives, Finance, IT, and Business Groups across the enterprise within numerous small-market, mid-market, and large enterprise companies.

Michael attended the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, where he obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics.

Beth McBreen

Sr. Solution Director


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

Partner – VP
Platform & Technology


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.

Henner Schliebs

Executive Vice President & Head of Growth
Go To Market


Henner is an EPM veteran with over 20 years of experience driving Go-To-Market through marketing and selling sophisticated FP&A solutions to the office of finance. He started as a financial consolidation consultant in 2000 in Europe and later transitioned into customer success roles, immigrating to the US in 2010. He has spent a few years in the Silicon Valley before he moved his family to Austin, TX.

Having gained vast customer success experience across the globe, Henner’s strengths include translating business challenges into technology building scalable programs and structures that help technology organizations build trust with their (prospective) customers.  These strengths have provided him with the ability to work closely with C-Level executives from SMB as well as F100 organizations.

Henner attended the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden, Germany, where he majored in Marketing and Finance.

Dan Skiendziel

Senior Solution Director
Client Partner


Dan has 10+ yrs of EPM experience from both technical and functional perspectives. His 25+ years of corporate FP&A experience and technical acumen led Dan to seek opportunities to use this skillset to partner with other FP&A groups to realize their untapped potential through SAP technology platforms. Having led SAP BPC consolidations on the corporate side and several end-to-end planning solutions as a consultant, Dan has proven to his domestic and international clients the value this experience brings to their Planning, Forecasting, Consolidation SAC and BPC implementations.

He holds a Bachelors in Business Administration (Accounting) from Saginaw Valley State University and Masters in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. Dan resides in Holland, Michigan with his wife Sue and enjoys hiking, cycling, and the Lake Michigan shoreline.

Noel Wolf

HR, Recruiting, Ops


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.