Irfan Ozaltin Joins Impetus Consulting Group as Managing Director of the US East Region

Impetus Consulting Group, a Performance Management services firm, has announced that Irfan Ozaltin has joined them as Managing Director of the East. Impetus is one of the fastest growing consultancies in North America and is a leader in delivering enterprise performance solutions for today’s rapidly changing business and technology landscape.

As a member of Impetus’ leadership team, Mr. Ozaltin will be responsible for leading and managing the firm’s business and strategic direction within the US-East region around process management, portfolio management, and delivery of consulting services.

“We are delighted to welcome Irfan to the team,” said Alex Cohen, Impetus’ founder and President. “Irfan brings a proven reputation of building and leading fast-growing teams and establishing long-term trusted partnerships with clients.  His focus and prescriptive approach to relationship building will accelerate Impetus’s growth in the East and the broader market.”

Said Mr. Ozaltin. “It is an exciting time to be working at the intersection of finance and technology and, in this new conjoined world of nuance, Impetus has positioned itself at the forefront by intentionally and effectively bridging the gap for its partners and clients. Via delivery excellence and the building of long-term collaborative relationships we will further progress our hypergrowth trend and continue to provide transformational change for our clients.”

Mr. Ozaltin comes to Impetus from Peloton Group, where he operated as a Director for the NY Metro/Mid-Atlantic markets overseeing GTM strategy, client management, and requirements translation overseeing business intelligence and corporate performance management implementations. He has 10 years focused within the management consulting industry in the areas of business analysis, client services, and transformation efforts around finance-focused technology.

Mr. Ozaltin holds an M.S. in Computer Information Systems and an MBA from Colorado State University, in addition to a B.S. in Business Economics from the Pennsylvania State University.

Connect with Irfan Ozaltin via LinkedIn or directly via email at iozaltin@impetuscg.com

To learn more about Impetus Consulting Group, visit www.impetuscg.com.

About Impetus Consulting Group: Founded in 2014, Impetus is a professional services firm committed to providing its clients valuable and actionable analytics that leverage best-in-class tools and proven solutions. Combining its deep technical skills with broad industry and functional knowledge, the Impetus team has a distinctive record implementing integrated solutions for Connected Planning, Sales Operations, Profitability, Strategic Cost Management, and Business Intelligence. Impetus partners with its clients to help them achieve sustainable ROI on their performance management initiatives in today’s rapidly changing business and technology landscape.

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Karen Trainer Joins Impetus Consulting Group as Managing Director of the West Region

Impetus Consulting Group, a Performance Management services firm, has announced that Karen Trainer has joined them as Managing Director of the West. Impetus is one of the fastest growing consultancies in North America and is a leader in delivering enterprise performance solutions for today’s rapidly changing business and technology landscape.

Ms. Trainer brings a diverse background to the team, having worked in both the Delivery and Sales departments of service organizations, as well as leading efforts in Marketing and Alliance Management. ​

As a member of Impetus’ leadership team, Ms. Trainer will oversee client relationship and business development aspects of the firm’s business within the West region. “A role like this will benefit tremendously from the convergence of Karen’s unique combined experiences,” says Impetus Founder and President Alex Cohen of the hire. “The diversity of her background in the space, the strength of the relationships she has built throughout her career and her cheerful, charismatic nature are all a perfect complement to Impetus’ culture and aspirations.”

“I am so excited to have joined such a talented, thoughtful group,” says Ms. Trainer. “The opportunity to be part of the Impetus team, and together making an impact in the dynamic fast-paced space we work in, is both humbling and inspiring.”

Prior to joining Impetus Ms. Trainer was a Director of Marketing & Alliances at Huron Consulting Group and ADI Strategies (which Huron acquired in 2016). Employed by ADI initially as a Principal Consultant and then Business Development Manager, her pedigree in the Performance Management consulting world stretches back 18 years and includes stints with BearingPoint, IBM and Arthur Andersen.

Ms. Trainer holds a degree in Business Economics from UCLA.

Connect with Karen Trainer via LinkedIn or directly via email at ktrainer@impetuscg.com

To learn more about Impetus Consulting Group, visit www.impetuscg.com.

About Impetus Consulting Group: Founded in 2014, Impetus is a professional services firm committed to providing its clients valuable and actionable analytics that leverage best-in-class tools and proven solutions. Combining its deep technical skills with broad industry and functional knowledge, the Impetus team has a distinctive record implementing integrated solutions for Connected Planning, Sales Operations, Profitability, Strategic Cost Management, and Business Intelligence. Impetus partners with its clients to help them achieve sustainable ROI on their performance management initiatives in today’s rapidly changing business and technology landscape.

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Subscription Revenue — Impetus Consultant James Straton Presents with Age Of Learning at HUB 2017

 

James Straton, a Principal Consultant at Impetus and Master Anaplanner presented at HUB 2017, Anaplan’s premier user conference. HUB is recognized as a valuable opportunity to learn from the top experts in the Anaplan space.

James presented, “Cohort Analysis in the Subscription Economy,” in tandem with Thuy Kim, VP of Business Intelligence at Age of Learning. Age of Learning is well known for their ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy, a subscription-based digital education program for children ages 2–7.

James and Thuy discussed a subscription-based revenue model based on a cohort analysis and how they built a model in Anaplan that updates in a fraction of the time it previously took with more predictability and accuracy.

Watch the video and contact us with any questions or feedback.

Stay tuned for the next installment from the Impetus Consulting team — valuable, relevant and informative.

 

Continuous Improvement with Anaplan at Groupon – Impetus Founder Alex Cohen presents at HUB 2017

Impetus Consulting Group is excited to share Impetus founder Alex Cohen’s presentation during HUB 2017, Anaplan’s premier user conference. HUB is recognized as a valuable opportunity to learn from the top experts in the Anaplan space.

Alex presented alongside Damien Schmitz, Director of Global FP&A for Impetus client Groupon. The two discussed the continuous improvement approach taken in partnership to enhance Groupon’s Anaplan models and connected planning activities to create a true enterprise planning and reporting platform.

The session outlined the strategic approach utilized by Groupon and Impetus Consulting Group to establish an effective enhancement roadmap with recommendations on how to execute against that roadmap.

“Groupon, an Anaplan Original, Achieves Continuous Improvement”

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Stay tuned for additional Impetus presentations — informative, valuable and relevant.

Impetus Founder Alex Cohen Selected to Speak at Anaplan HUB17

Impetus Consulting Group is excited to report that Anaplan has selected Impetus founder Alex Cohen to speak during HUB 2017, its premier user conference. HUB is recognized as a valuable opportunity to learn from the top experts in the Anaplan space.

Alex will be presenting alongside Damien Schmitz, Director of Global FP&A for Impetus client Groupon. The two will discuss the continuous improvement approach taken by the partnership to enhance Groupon’s Anaplan models, connecting them along the way to create a true enterprise planning and reporting platform. The scheduled session will outline the strategic approach utilized by Groupon and Impetus Consulting Group to establish an effective enhancement roadmap.

“Groupon, an Anaplan Original, Achieves Continuous Improvement” is scheduled for Wednesday, March 29th. Impetus is a Silver sponsor of Hub17 and will also be featured in the conference’s exhibitor hall and host a client appreciation Happy Hour event.

Impetus’ James Straton Selected to Present at Anaplan HUB17

Anaplan has selected James Straton, a Principal Consultant at Impetus to make a presentation at HUB 2017, its premier user conference. HUB is recognized as a valuable opportunity to learn from the top experts in the Anaplan space.

James will be presenting, “Cohort Analysis in the Subscription Economy” in tandem with Thuy Kim, VP of Business Intelligence at Age of Learning. Age of Learning is well known for their ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy, a subscription-based digital education program for children ages 2–7. James and Thuy will discuss a subscription-based revenue model and how they built a model that updates in a fraction of the time it used to take.

“Cohort Analysis in the Subscription Economy” is scheduled for Wednesday, March 29th. Impetus is a Silver sponsor of Hub17 and will also be featured in the conference’s exhibitor hall and host a client appreciation Happy Hour event.

Impetus a Silver Sponsor for Anaplan HUB17

Impetus Consulting Group is a Silver Sponsor for Anaplan Hub 2017, happening March 27-29, 2017 at The Fairmont Hotel and the Masonic Center in San Francisco. Anaplan is a leading planning and performance management platform and HUB is their premiere annual user conference.

It is a recognized space where the top experts in the Anaplan space gather to learn, discover, and interact. Impetus, a Silver Sponsor for the second consecutive year, is one of the fastest growing consultancies in North America and is a leader in delivering enterprise performance solutions for today’s rapidly changing business and technology landscape.

Impetus will be making two presentations during the event. Founder Alex Cohen will deliver “Groupon, an Anaplan Original, Achieves Continuous Improvement”, a co-presentation with Damien Schmitz, Director of Global FP&A for Impetus client Groupon. James Straton, a Principal Consultant at the Impetus will be co-presenting “Cohort Analysis in the Subscription Economy” with Thuy Kim, VP of Business Intelligence for Age of Learning.

Impetus will also be featured in the conference’s exhibitor hall and host a client appreciation Happy Hour event during the festivities.

Andy Smythe Joins Impetus Consulting Group as Director of Business Development

Impetus Consulting Group, an Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) firm, announced today that Andy Smythe had joined Impetus as a Director of Business Development. Impetus is one of the fastest growing consultancies in North America and is a leader in delivering enterprise performance solutions for today’s rapidly changing business and technology landscape.

Mr. Smythe brings a diverse background and experience in domestic & foreign cultures accrued over fifteen years of experience in the consulting space, producing a culturally-aware strategist and superlative communicator.​

At Impetus Mr. Smythe will be tasked with building out and leading Impetus’ business development team.

Said Impetus Founder and President Alex Cohen of the hire, “We knew filling this role would require someone who fit our hungry and team-first culture and Andy fits that to a tee.  His background in enterprise implementations and sales is a perfect combination for our rapidly growing firm.”

“Energized.  That’s how I have felt since my first interaction with the Impetus team,” said Mr. Smythe. “I’m excited to be on board and am looking forward to working and collaborating with such a smart and capable group of people.”

Prior to joining Impetus Mr. Smythe was an account executive at Blackbaud, Inc., a supplier of software and professional services designed for non-profit organizations. Prior to that he worked with Cologne, Germany based CHEP and its sister company Recall during which time he utilized his fluency in German and Six Sigma Green Belt to execute new market development.

Mr. Smythe holds an International Master of Business Administration from the University of South Carolina

Connect with Andy Smythe via LinkedIn.

About Impetus Consulting Group: Founded in 2014 to focus on driving improved bottom-line profitability and performance for our clients, Impetus has grown and developed partnerships with companies like Oracle and Anaplan. Impetus continues to be recognized as a top Anaplan partner.

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Impetus a Silver Sponsor of Anaplan HUB16

Impetus Consulting Group is proud to announce we have signed on to be a silver sponsor for Anaplan HUB 2016, May 10-12th in San Francisco.  Join us for a fantastic conference and learn how to make your planning processes unstoppable.  Be sure to stop by our booth for demonstrations of our Shared Services Allocation, Project Management and other applications. Read more