Leadership

At Echelon, we pride ourselves in the quality of our people. Our principals come with an average of 18+ years of SAP and business expertise and have led various lines of business practices as well as technology solutions within their SAP career. Over the years, Echelon has focused on continual growth and dedication to superior service through the addition of senior experts, specialty services and global capacity through strategic partners.

Michael McKeough, Chief Operating Officer

Mike has over 22 years in the enterprise software business, with over 20 years focused on SAP.  As the founder and COO 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, Chief Executive Officer

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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Courtney Byrd, Vice President of Sales & Marketing

With a decade of experience in the SAP ecosystem, Courtney stands at the forefront of the fastest moving technology industry trend: cloud services. She has spent her career evangelizing the fast-paced and evolving technology shift across the SAP ecosystem by leveraging repeatable success, driving adoption of proven technology and building sustainable relationships based on execution with SAP.

As Echelon’s Vice President, Courtney will be responsible for driving Echelon growth across the east coast. She is tasked with leveraging the many successes the company has accomplished, and building awareness across the customer base and the SAP organization.

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Alan Lawrence, Vice President of Global Delivery

Alan has over 20 years of IT systems delivery experience, mostly focused on SAP.  He has held senior level positions in IT in many industries and has led numerous full lifecycle SAP implementations internationally.

As Echelon’s Vice President of Global Delivery, Alan is responsible for bringing best practice operational approaches to ensure project success. He focuses on successful execution, ongoing performance improvement and cost management of the global delivery organization, including client-facing account delivery, global delivery centers, and client transformation projects. He coordinates the internal cross-disciplinary teams to ensure quality of relationship and work product.

Alan has an MBA in International Business from McMaster University in Canada and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of New Brunswick, Canada.

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Paul Mercer, CPA - VP Practice Lead - Finance Transformation

Paul is a  recognized leader in financial consulting, focused on managing large transformational engagements to drive innovative corporate restructuring of Fortune 500 organizations. His SAP consulting experience revolves around global Finance Transformation projects focused on transforming key back office and customer facing business processes including; financial accounting, management accounting, financial reporting, accelerated financial close, budgeting and forecasting processes, financial consolidation, collections and disbursements, financial analytics and enterprise information management.

Paul has led over a dozen full life cycle implementations for SAP programs, focused on transforming financial operations, business processes, enterprise information, financial accounting, cost allocation, management accounting and strategic processes within the SAP FI/CO and BPC.

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Srini Pedamallu - Client Partner

Srini has over 20 years of SAP experience in the Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail industries. As Echelon’s Client Partner, he is providing services from Business Transformation Strategy and Planning to Execution and Managed Services by establishing and maintaining strategic relationships. He ensures the holistic success of SAP S/4HANA projects and shared services delivery as measured by quality and customer satisfaction.

Srini has been involved in developing and maintaining high level of knowledge on complete IT landscape such as entire SAP platforms, non-SAP systems integrations, cloud architecture, data and information security, customer facing and backend systems. He is playing key role in  the PMO best practices and leading global delivery execution model with strong partnerships.

Srini holds Master’s degree in Computer Science and Certified as PMP, ITIL Practitioner and Lean Six Sigma.

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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.

Meet Some of Our Team Members

Todd Jennex

Data Migration Principal

Kerrie McKeough

Operations Manager

Olivia Truini

Business Development Executive
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Lauren Reinhertz

Marketing Manager
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Miki Kwatra

Sourcing Head

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