Meet Our Principals – OLD

At Echelon, we pride ourselves in the quality of our people. Our DNA is defined by principals who have led various lines of business practices as well as technology solutions within their SAP career. Our principals come with an average of 18+ years of SAP and business expertise.

Michael McKeough, Managing Principal

Mike has over 22 years in the enterprise software business, with over 20 years focused on SAP.  As the founder and Managing Principal of Echelon, he sets overall company strategy, vision and culture.  He takes pride in Echelon being a humble provider of expert SAP services.

Prior to Echelon, Mike spent 14 years at SAP America in customer-facing roles as well as designing, building and leading consulting teams and practices including the National Competency Center, Business Consulting, and other sales and delivery groups.  His SAP career started as a Technical Consultant working with clients in SAP Basis, ABAP Development and SAP Integration technologies.

Mike has an MBA from DePaul University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Tulsa.  He enjoys spending time and having fun with his family and friends, golfing, cycling and baseball.

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Aditya Bahl, Managing Principal

Aditya is an accomplished business leader and a proven entrepreneur, with extensive experience in successfully launching and managing new business models for SAP, Bridge-X Technologies and Echelon Solutions Group.

Aditya manages Echelon’s Sales, Marketing and Key Partnerships portfolios. He has been instrumental in establishing offshore delivery capabilities and the go-to-market strategy. He has over 18 years of experience managing P&L, senior sales teams, top-line growth, executive relationships and global projects.

Aditya holds an MBA with a specialization in Finance and Financial Management Services. He lives with his family in Chicago.

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Shoaib Muhammad, SAP HANA Principal

Shoaib has over 17 years of experience in architecting and administering SAP suite of business applications. As the SAP HANA Principal, he builds landscape strategies, facilitates execution and manages stakeholder expectations for our clients.

Previously, Shoaib led various projects in SAP business suite implementations and has delivered multiple hybrid landscapes for SAP clients. He is extremely experienced in Basis and Architecture Space, capacity planning and forecasting for SAP complex landscapes and has worked with international clients across many industries.

Shoaib holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science. And during his professional career, he has obtained certifications in SAP HANA Administration as well as PMP.  He currently lives with his family in Chicago and enjoys playing golf, cricket and spending time outdoors.

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Kathryn Butterfuss, Director - Global Delivery

Kathryn has almost two decades of experience in the SAP environment providing business solutions to customers. She has been engaged in over 25 full life cycle implementations and has extensive knowledge of business processes and SAP systems in areas of Sales and Distribution, Supply-Chain, Material Management, Purchasing, Inventory Management, Warehouse Management, MRP, and Logistic Execution System.

As Echelon’s Director of Global Delivery, she manages the overall delivery of all projects at Echelon and also works with Senior Management on SAP and IT package selection, scope management, project estimates, staffing and program budget formulation and control, change control and program governance.

Kathryn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and has over 10 SAP Certifications.

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Raj Patel, Application Architect

Raj has almost two decades of experience in the SAP environment providing business solutions to customers. As Echelon’s Application Architect, he manages the functional and technical integration of SAP suites for our clients.

Raj been involved in numerous, full life cycle implementations and has extensive knowledge of business processes and SAP systems in areas of Supply-Chain, Material Management, Purchasing, Inventory Management, Extended Warehouse Management, MRP, and Logistic Execution System. He has worked with clients in industries such as aerospace and defense, automotive, public sector, professional services, engineering & construction, retail and high-tech.

Raj holds an MBA in Finance and a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering. He is an SAP Certified MM and EWM consultant.

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