Column 5 Consulting Adds Seasoned BI Professional to Enhance EPM Practice

Phoenix, AZ (PressExposure) June 02, 2009 -- Column 5 Consulting, a global leader in Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) consulting, today announced the addition of Grant Lopez to the Column 5 team as Director of Business Intelligence.

Mr. Lopez has over 20 years of experience in the design, development and deployment of enterprise information management (EIM) solutions with leading technology companies including Hewlett-Packard, Sybase, BEA Systems (Oracle) and BusinessObjects/SAP, in consulting, consulting management, sales and program management roles. As a result of Mr. Lopez's expertise in EIM, extensive technical and industry knowledge, and strong management and leadership skills, he has established strategic relationships with major companies across a wide range of industries. These companies rely on Mr. Lopez for guidance and leadership in creating and implementing strategies to transform corporate data into valuable, accessible and actionable information. Mr. Lopez has a proven track record of successfully delivering business-critical solutions in business intelligence, data management and technical infrastructure, along with defining and implementing the associated support and governance models. Mr. Lopez's demonstrated ability in delivering transformative solutions to hundreds of companies while creating a large base of successful and referenceable clients has made him a recognized leader in building and managing worldwide, regional and industry-based professional services organizations that consistently deliver world class consulting.

With top expertise in many areas of performance management, Column 5 is already a leading provider of SAP EPM consulting services. With the addition of Mr. Lopez, Column 5 strengthens its ability to offer a full service enterprise information strategy to its customers.

According to Column 5 founder David Den Boer, "We sought out an industry leader to answer questions our customers are increasingly asking: 'How do we leverage Business Intelligence (BI) and EPM together to get a business value multiplying effect?' Though Column 5 has had unique utilities linking BI and EPM for years, bringing Grant Lopez aboard creates a focus on creating value in this area at Column 5. He continues our tradition of acquiring the very best talent in the country so that our customers can be confident they are in the best of hands. Grant's experience with the SAP BusinessObjects EIM solutions will allow us to provide our customers with a complete information management solution that pulls together all performance management related technology and helps magnify the value of a customer's performance management solution, data and infrastructure investments."

SAP BusinessObjects Information Management (IM), as well as its respective logos, are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries around the world.

About Column 5 Consulting, LLC

Column 5, one of the fastest growing consulting organizations in the EPM market, is a full service consulting firm that equips finance managers and CFOs to dramatically improve how they plan and manage their businesses. The company is one of SAP's leading Enterprise Performance Management partners, supporting solutions such as BPC, PCM, SSM, S&OP, and BusinessObjects BI. Column 5 consultants have helped more than 350 organizations use these leading EPM tools to develop planning, budgeting, reporting, consolidation, and other management applications. Headquartered outside Phoenix, Arizona, Column 5 has presence in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and London. More information is available at or by emailing

David Den Boer, CEO
Column 5 Consulting, LLC
60 East Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 900
Tempe, AZ 85281

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Press Release Submitted On: June 02, 2009 at 4:48 am
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