Our Mission

Our mission is to help our clients be more successful at leveraging their ERP infrastructure and realize a better return on investment.  We strive each day and with each client to be a world-class provider of enterprise solutions, using proven and emerging technologies architected and deployed by seasoned professionals of the highest degree of integrity and skill.

Our Vision

DataXstream’s vision is to build a team of the industry’s best SAP technologists that creates products and solutions to help drive our employees’, partners’, and customers’ successes.

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Product Development

DataXstream’s investment in product development gives our team the ability to build and maintain tools and project accelerators. This allows our consultants to set the right direction for your project, accelerate your timeline, reduce delivery risk, control cost, and ultimately, provide your business with meaningful SAP services and solutions.

Consulting

DataXstream consultants have SAP domain expertise, cross industry exposure, flexibility and leadership skills to deliver real value to your business through SAP software and business solutions.

ISV Enablement

Our skilled partner-enablement specialists can work with your sales, marketing, development, and support organizations to help you maximize the potential of the SAP marketplace.

Administration

A well-designed and stable SAP basis architecture enables your business to succeed with SAP. DataXstream Basis consultants and architects have been successfully building and maintaining customers’ SAP systems for over two decades. Our team’s experience across most major server, storage, and virtualization platforms allows us to quickly understand your environment and immediately have a positive impact

Technical

DataXstream’s success with our customers comes from our deep knowledge of SAP technology coupled with the ability to adapt the best industry practices to each customer’s unique technical infrastructure and business requirements.

Process

DataXstream’s functional consultants understand how to implement SAP software and business solutions to deliver success to customers’ businesses. The challenge for any business is balancing the unique requirements and differentiators of that business with industry best practices and software capabilities to provide effective solutions that enable that business to succeed.

Our Advisory Board

Erik Troan

Pendo - Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer

Erik’s Bio

Erik Troan is co-founder and chief technology officer of Pendo, a venture-backed software company headquartered in downtown Raleigh. Erik started his career at Red Hat, where he worked as its first engineer and led the engineering team through the development of Linux, RPM and Anaconda and eventually, the company’s IPO. He later led product marketing at Red Hat and assisted in the acquisition and integration of nine other companies. Erik went on to found rPath in 2005, which sold to SAS in 2012. Erik earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science and computer engineering from NC State University and a master’s degree in economics from the University of Virginia.

Harris Fogel

SAP - Global Vice President, Consumer Products

Harris’s Bio

Harris Fogel has global solution management responsibilities for the Consumer Products industry business unit within SAP. As the Global Vice President of Consumer Products, Harris is responsible for identifying and driving next generation business solutions, field enablement and go to market strategies to accelerate growth in the Consumer Products industry for SAP.
Prior to SAP, Harris has had a successful history of working with Consumer Products companies to drive their digital transformation. Harris launched Quofore’s operations and as President of the Americas, he established the company as the global DSD and Retail Execution solution leader according to Gartner. Prior to Quofore, he launched CAS’s operations in the America’s and helped drive the development and adoption of CAS’s Trade Promotion Management solution. Harris started his career with Procter and Gamble, is a past Chairman of the GMA (Grocery Manufacturers’ of America) Associate Member Council and is currently President of the P&G Alumni Association – Atlanta Chapter.

Based in Atlanta, Harris and his wife Stacye have two daughters. Harris received a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Georgia.

Thomas Nittmann

Lola Visual Effects - Managing Partner

Thomas’s Bio

Thomas Nittmann grew up in New Jersey where he attended Stevens Institute of Technology and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating, Nittmann moved to Germany where he designed and implemented SAP software for Wilhelmshavener Raffineriegesellschaft mbH. After returning to the US he began working in Ernst & Young’s Management Consulting practice. Nittmann then co-founded Dataxstream, a Management Consulting Company, specializing in SAP and Oracle software implementations. After consulting for the movie industry, Nittmann co-founded Lola Visual Effects. Nittmann now serves as Managing Partner and Executive Producer at Lola Visual Effects where he draws from his extensive technical background and management consulting experience. He has worked on over 125 feature films.

Our Executive Team

Dedicated, Hands-On, Driven

Timothy Yates

Chief Executive Officer

Tim’s Bio

Tim Yates has over 20 years of business experience with the last 15 focused on SAP systems architecture and program delivery.  He has a broad range of experience with a pragmatic, get the job done approach to engagements.  Tim specializes in development of SAP technical strategies and services for clients having successfully led multiple programs and projects.  His extensive SAP technical and functional background has enabled him to thrive in environments of all sizes and complexities.

Mike Burns

Chief Financial Officer

Mike’s Bio

Mike has 26 years of accounting and finance experience with a specialization in taxation and management of partnerships. After graduating from the University of Kentucky, Mike was hired by a small accounting firm in which he soon acquired partner status. In 1995, Mike passed the CPA exam with scores in the top 10% of the nation, and soon thereafter acquired his CPA license.

Cailin Yates

Chief Communications Officer

Cailin’s Bio

Prior to working at DataXstream Cailin Yates worked as an artist from 1994 to 2000. Her work, done primarily in pastel and gouache can be found in the Anheuser-Busch Corporate collection, Chesapeake Bank corporate collection as well as private collections. In 2009, during her time as an Avalon volunteer, Cailin joined the DataXstream team and founded the DataXstream Marketing department. Her artistic eye and specialization in visual rhetoric played a key role in her responsibilities. Cailin spent her first year creating the DataXstream brand, establishing brand awareness via digital channels, and content creation and curation. Eleven years later she now heads the DataXstream marketing team with all campaigns both internal and external.

Alan Teel

Vice President of Operations

Alan’s Bio

Alan Teel joined DataXstream in 2015 as a Systems Analyst. Prior to working at DataXstream Alan accumulated over a decade of experience working as a solutions engineer, repair technician and technology sales lead. As the Vice President of Operations, Alan oversees all internal infrastructure. This includes active directory, networking, system provisioning, dev-ops and more. Alan specializes in finding, implementing, integrating and maintaining solutions from business to technical process shortcomings. He is constantly looking to make iterative improvements to DataXstream’s infrastructure and technical stacks. Alan is a key component of driving DataXstream’s innovation.

Ron Votto

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

Ron’s Bio

As Vice President of Strategic Partnership, Ron Votto will lead DataXstream sales through their global partner relationships, Ron has over 25 years in technology and services sales, 8 of which have been with DataXstream, and has a strong background in order management, point of sale, and advanced planning and scheduling. Ron has sold and lead sales teams in North America, Europe, Korea and Japan. Ron is an avid practitioner of Occam’s Razor and uses this in his everyday life and business interactions. 

Scott Walker

Vice President of Delivery

Scott’s Bio

Scott Walker joined DataXstream in 2012 as an IT admin and quickly established himself as an important liaison between DataXstream and Customers. Now the Vice President of Delivery, Scott oversees and handles a variety of product centric responsibilities. With a background in SAP SD and over 8 years of experience, Scott manages all OMS+ projects and product packaging and delivery. Because of his ability and desire to connect with clients, Scott also participates in the sales and pre-sales process by heading custom demonstrations alongside CEO Tim Yates and elaborating on in depth questions put forth by potential clients.

Amanda Cowan

Vice President of Finance and Human Resources

Amanda’s Bio

Amanda is a key component of DataXstream’s complex financial operations and inner workings. Prior to joining the DataXstream team in 2019, Amanda spent several years working in the Accounting field by day and the Event Planning field by night (and weekends). After planning and coordinating over 200 weddings and events, Amanda retired from Event Planning to concentrate on her goals in the financial sector. She utilizes her specialized skill set to create a supportive and enjoyable working environment for DataXstream employees while ensuring that the business runs like a well-oiled machine. 

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