Founder and President
As president and founder of BTRG, Jeff Goddard is a technology leader who combines his finance background with his in-depth technology experience to implement systems that change the way we do business.
Starting in 1984, Jeff established his career by developing financial systems on PCs, LANs and Unix based systems to replace costly mainframe applications for local government and small businesses. A visionary of the early PC revolution, he filled roles ranging from programmer/analyst to project leader and systems architect.
Since 1992, Jeff has been President of BTRG Inc., specializing in the implementation and upgrade of PeopleSoft application software. Jeff was introduced to PeopleSoft’s owner and developers at an early stage in the company’s evolution and became an advocate for client/server technology with speaking engagements, client references and early PeopleSoft beta customers.
Today, Jeff has been a driving force in the company’s growth from 4 people to about 100 consultants and staff working for more than 50 major customers. Jeff has worked as an implementation specialist and Engagement Manager in the early stages of BTRG, but his most important role in the company today is a combination of promotion, sales and business development.
Jeff has an honors BA in Economics from York University in Toronto, Canada.
Chief Operating Officer
Pierre joined BTRG in 1995, shortly after creating a revolutionary reporting approach in one of Canada’s largest financial institutions and implementing the first version of PeopleSoft financials at a large utility.
He ensured early on that BTRG’s PeopleSoft implementations were characterized by technical innovation and, most importantly, high customer satisfaction. Specializing in the Financial Services sector, Pierre successfully implemented PeopleSoft financials for many Fortune 500 companies. His deep experience and customer-focused approach culminated in fulfilling a key role in a large insurance industry merger.
Now responsible for the success of BTRG’s practices, Pierre has helped to develop businesses that partner with the IT industry’s largest software vendors.
He has an MBA from McMaster University, specializing in Finance and an MA from the University of Toronto.
Director of Shared Services
Rob has been involved with large software implementations since 1995. He began his career by designing and developing custom financial applications used by the Naval Maintenance Group. This experience provided a solid background for moving into the ERP Financials space in 1999. Rob’s first exposure to Financials was with Oracle Financials in 1999 and then PeopleSoft Financials in 2000.
In addition to his experience as a developer Rob has served as a Project Manager and Technical consultant on large implementations of both PeopleSoft HCM and PeopleSoft Financials. Rob has experience across a wide variety of industries, including banking, insurance and public utilities.
Rob’s current role is leading BTRG’s Shared Services organization – Finance, HR, IT and Recruiting. The Shared Services team manages all back-office and support functions for BTRG and our staff. Rob and his team are working to build a world-class infrastructure to assist our consultants, solutions architects and developers to deliver highly efficient and effective services for our clients.
Rob has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Clarkson University.
Practice Director, Oracle
Robert is responsible for the overall leadership and future direction of BTRG’s Oracle Practice.
BTRG’s Oracle practice focuses on the upgrade, implementation and integration of ERP systems and Oracle technologies. As a Platinum Partner BTRG provides senior level teams capable of understanding our clients business operations, supported by an advanced understanding of the tools used by Oracle and their partners. BTRG deploys solutions for traditional ERP models, as well as Fusion SaaS, OBIEE, Hyperion, UPK, and select technologies from Oracle Fusion Middleware. BTRG also leverages our IBM partnership for the deployment of Optim Data Archiving and Guardium Database Protection. BTRG has also developed InFlight, a unique intranet portal that enables our clients to present PeopleSoft content inside of a SharePoint portal. InFlight is a validated Oracle Integration.
Robert provides leadership over a team of Account Managers, Solutions Architects, Project Managers and Technology Consultants. This team is responsible for the tremendous success BTRG is enjoying as we continue to expand into new verticals, deliver new technology solutions, and provide quality solutions for our customers. BTRG remains a top destination for the industry’s best talent, and a safe and secure choice for our customers.
Practice Director, Information Governance
As Director of Information Governance Practice for BTRG, Michael Martin has been focused on delivering Information Governance and Data Management solutions for BTRG customers. He brings more than nineteen years of experience in the Information Technology industry specializing in Information Governance, Enterprise Implementations and Technology Solutions. The Information Governance practice focuses on providing Integrated Information Lifecycle Governance and Data Management solutions based on IBM InfoSphere Information Management and Enterprise Content Management products. Michael and BTRG have been successfully solving data quality, data growth, data privacy, data security, test data management and compliance problems for Fortune 1000 customers across many industries such as Aerospace and Defense, Health Care, Financial Services, Higher Education, Retail, Telecommunications and others
Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Villanova University where he majored in Computer Science.
Practice Director, TrueNorth™
John Zook is the TrueNorth Practice Director. John has over 30 years of experience in technology including over 14 years of both domestic and international public sector experience. A former IT Director and CTO, John combines operational and programmatic knowledge of ERP systems and technologies with over 12 years of strategic planning and performance management expertise. His educational qualifications include BSEET, MSIS, MBA, and a Doctorate (ABD) in Human and Organizational Systems.
John is the TrueNorth Practice’s thought-leader responsible for the development of its performance management methodologies while also actively architecting solutions on a client-by-client basis. He is a highly skilled and knowledgeable performance management expert skilled in the leading performance management disciplines including: Balance Scorecard, Lean, Six Sigma, Managing for Results, Managing by Objective, Activity Based Management, Performance-based Budgeting, and Product-based Budgeting.
Practice Director, EPM Solutions
Doug Schmidt has over 13 years of PeopleSoft Financial, HCM, EPM, and IBM Optim data management experience including implementations, upgrades, business process redesign, technical support, and training. Over his career, Doug has worked as a project manager, technical lead, functional lead, and engagement manager. He brings a strong technical background and functional knowledge of Accounts Payable, Purchasing, ePro, Accounts Receivables, Billing, Contracts, Project Costing, GL, BenAdmin, T&L, and Core HR the foundation to projects.
Business Development Manager
Troy Villemaire has 17 years of experience in the technology consulting services market and has taken an active role in building relationships with both current and new clients at BTRG. Having been involved in ERP Implementation and Upgrade services for 11 years, Troy focuses his talent on developing new business with clients from a wide variety of industries, including Government Contracting, Retail, Financial Services, HealthCare and Higher Education.
As a primary contact for many of BTRG’s clients, Troy has played a significant role in delivering custom solutions for our clients’ complex business needs.
VP Business Development
Jason Wyjad launched his sales career in 1999 in the Canadian market at Cantel AT&T, spearheading then new interactive messaging and wireless data sales into enterprise accounts in the financial services and telecommunications industries in Ontario. Since then he has assembled a wide range of experience in enterprise software sales promoting new conceptual middleware technologies including SOA integration, Identity Management, Business intelligence, and java platforms.
His success in these areas led him to work as part of a pioneering sales force targeting net new ERP banners at Oracle corporation. In this role, Jason opened new markets via partner channels and direct sales efforts for some of the premier tier one ERP and Edge application suites available today including Oracle eBusiness Suite, JD Edwards, Agile PLM and Demantra.
Jason is now responsible for business development at BTRG Inc., focusing on a variety of solutions from Peoplesoft ERP to middleware and custom development plays.
Sales Executive, Information Governance
Starting his career with IBM, Ian gained enterprise level hardware and software sales experience for both channel and direct accounts across North America. Ian has extensive experience managing the entire software sales process and has worked with clients across a wide variety of industries. Ian is responsible for sales and account management across North America for the Information Governance Practice.
Ian studied at the University of Toronto where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Specialist in Finance. Ian is a world traveler who’s trips have taken him to South America, Africa, Europe, Scandinavia, and North America. Ian also represented Canada as a member of the Team Canada Baseball team.
Senior Management Consultant, TrueNorth™
Kim Butterworth has over 16 years work experience spanning various industries as a strategic planner, operations manager, project manager, and recruiter. Kim led the implementation of the Strategic Planning Initiative at the County of Chester, a project that included performance management and related financial analysis. Her experience includes over 10 years of project management experience combined with a functional performance management background.
Kim has worked with organizations in both public and private sector, varying in size from small start-ups to international corporations. She combines over 16 years of Human Resource experience with specialized knowledge of Six Sigma, Performance-based Budgeting, Activity-based Management and Managing for Results.