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Glen Chang, interRel’s COO, Elected to SROAUG Board of Directors

Feb 17, 2015

 

Arlington, Texas, February 17, 2015 – Glen Chang, an Oracle Hyperion Planning and Essbase Certified Implementation Specialist, has been elected to the Southwest Regional Oracle Applications User Group (SROAUG) Board of Directors. The SROAUG has 13 board members that represent a collective membership of over 4,000 professionals dedicated to providing quality education, industry networking, and promoting and leading the future of Oracle Applications.

The SROAUG Board of Directors are a dedicated group of industry experts who work together to facilitate training and education among the Oracle user community by staying abreast of industry trends, solution offerings, and best practices. SROAUG board members work diligently to enhance communication and exchange ideas with Oracle representatives, both locally and nationally, to represent the voice of SROAUG members. Glen’s SROAUG platform focused on two of his core values: education and integrity. Glen is a strong believer in educating others in an honest and irreproachable manner and sees the opportunity to serve on the SROAUG Board as a way to help advance and evangelize information about Oracle's Enterprise Performance Management technology. 

“I am extremely honored to be elected to the SROAUG Board,” said Chang. “This is a fantastic opportunity for me to be a part of an organization that is invested in the education of Oracle users in the greater Los Angeles and Orange County communities, an area I’m proud to call home. I look forward to serving this user group, educating others on what I’ve learned over the last 15 years, and providing information so colleagues, clients, and employees stay well-informed.” 

Glen brings years of technical expertise, experience, and knowledge to the SROAUG Board of Directors as an Oracle Essbase and Planning consultant and will help ensure the community is up to date with the newest releases and functionalities of the products. Chang is a frequent presenter at events not only in California but across the United States, including Kscope, Collaborate, and the Hyperion Solutions Roadshows. As Chief Operating Officer for interRel Consulting, Glen’s primary responsibility is to lead an organization of some of the best minds in the EPM space and to help ensure they remain well-informed and educated. Chang sees his involvement with SROAUG as an extension of his everyday job.

 

About interRel Consulting
Founded in 1997, interRel Consulting is the longest-standing Hyperion partner dedicated solely to implementing Oracle EPM/BI solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies. The company is a seven-time Inc. 5000 honoree committed to education with a platform that includes 10+ books in its best-selling technical reference series “Look Smarter Than You Are with Hyperion,” free, twice-weekly webcasts, and multi-track Oracle EPM/BI Solutions Conferences across the U.S. and Canada. Home to three Oracle ACE Directors and two Oracle ACE Associates, interRel frequently participates in Oracle Technology Network international tours in developing markets. To learn more about interRel Consulting, please visit www.interRel.com.

Contact
Danielle White, Director of Marketing
(214) 864-8586
dwhite@interrel.com

interRel to Participate in Seven Sessions at RMOUG Training Days

Feb 16, 2015

 

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Arlington, Texas, February 16, 2015 – interRel will be participating in seven Oracle EPM and BI sessions at the Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group (RMOUG) Training Days 2015. This event takes place February 17th through 19th at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.

RMOUG Training Days is one of the largest regional user group events in the world and is known for being a small conference with the content of a large Oracle event. This year’s conference features over 100 technical sessions within a two-and-a-half day period. Attendees have the opportunity to network with Oracle experts and learn the latest Oracle products and techniques during presentations delivered by renowned speakers from around the world.

Kellyn Pot’Vin-Gorman, Consulting Member of Technical Staff and Conference Director at Oracle, said, “If you’re into EPM and want to experience the best of the best in EPM content, attend sessions by Sarah Zumbrum, Edward Roske, and Glenn Schwartzberg from interRel Consulting at RMOUG’s Training Days 2015!”

Oracle ACE Associate Sarah Zumbrum and Oracle ACE Directors Glenn Schwartzberg and Edward Roske will be representing interRel at RMOUG Training Days. Sarah will be delivering “Advanced EPMA Automation” and will also be on the “Women in Technology” panel. Glenn’s sessions include “BI Foundation Suite for Oracle Essbase and Hyperion Users” and “Cutting Edge Oracle Essbase: What’s New in 11.1.2.3.500 and How it Just Might Save Your Life.” And Edward will be hosting three sessions: “What’s Coming in Oracle EPM 11.1.2.4,” “Use OBIEE to Retrieve Oracle Essbase Data,” and “Exalytics: The Fastest Essbase, Planning, and OBIEE Performance Imaginable.” You can find out more about these sessions by viewing the conference agenda.

Between being a Lead Consultant at interRel and an Oracle ACE Associate, Sarah Zumbrum founded the Raleigh Oracle Users Group and was recently elected to the 2015-2016 ODTUG Board of Directors. Glenn Schwartzberg, Oracle ACE Director is the BI Practice Lead at interRel Consulting and author of Look Smarter Than You Are with Oracle Essbase Studio. In addition to being CEO of interRel and an Oracle ACE Director, Edward Roske is the co-author of more than 10 books on Hyperion, capitalizing on his 20+ years of Hyperion experience.

 
About interRel Consulting
Founded in 1997, interRel Consulting is the longest-standing Hyperion partner dedicated solely to implementing Oracle EPM/BI solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies. The company is a seven-time Inc. 5000 honoree committed to education with a platform that includes 10+ books in its best-selling technical reference series “Look Smarter Than You Are with Hyperion,” free, twice-weekly webcasts, and multi-track Oracle EPM/BI Solutions Conferences across the U.S. and Canada. Home to three Oracle ACE Directors and two Oracle ACE Associates, interRel frequently participates in Oracle Technology Network international tours in developing markets. To learn more about interRel Consulting, please visit www.interRel.com.

Contact
Danielle White, Director of Marketing
(214) 864-8586
dwhite@interrel.com

ACE Director Glenn Schwartzberg Tours India with the Oracle Technology Network

Feb 12, 2015

 

OTNYathra 2015Arlington, Texas, February 12, 2015 – Oracle ACE Director Glenn Schwartzberg joins the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) for OTNYathra 2015. The tour takes place February 13th to 27th as top speakers from around the world travel through India evangelizing Oracle.

OTNYathra will hold seven conferences in major cities throughout India. Glenn will join the tour in Pune on February 21st, followed by Hyderabad on February 23rd, Bangalore on February 25th, and Chennai on February 27th for the final stop. During the tour, Schwartzberg will deliver three sessions: “What is Essbase and why should I care?,” “Integrating OBIEE and Essbase,” and “Introduction to EPM.” 

This marks the third consecutive Yathra tour for OTN and continues to be managed by Oracle ACE Directors and Java Champions of the region. With over 400,000 Oracle users in India, the tour attracts a large population of information technology professionals as well as recent graduates who are considering a career in IT. The primary focus of the tour is to bring the Oracle community together while creating awareness and increasing networking opportunities. 

“I had many people help me when I started learning Essbase and I feel it is necessary to give back to the community and help others learn. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to share my knowledge with the participants of the OTNYathra tour,” said Oracle ACE Director Glenn Schwartzberg. “With the growing importance of the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) suite of Oracle products, familiarity with these products is vital for users and developers, and being able to showcase the application of these products helps to expand their usage. ‘Knowledge is power,’ and my goal is to empower others to be more effective in their analysis endeavors.”

 This will be Schwartzberg’s second tour with the Oracle Technology Network. He traveled throughout Latin America on the OTN LatAm Tour 2014 making stops in Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Colombia. Glenn was recently promoted at interRel Consulting from Western Region Manager to BI Practice Lead. As such, he is responsible for the strategic company direction and implementation of BI and integrated Essbase projects. Schwartzberg has been with the company since 2008 and has been an Oracle ACE Director since 2010. He is the author of Look Smarter Than You Are with Oracle Essbase Studio and Glenn Schwartzberg’s Essbase Blog, as well as an active member of the Oracle community on Twitter (@gschwartzberg1). 
 
About interRel Consulting
Founded in 1997, interRel Consulting is the longest-standing Hyperion partner dedicated solely to implementing Oracle EPM/BI solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies. The company is a seven-time Inc. 5000 honoree committed to education with a platform that includes 10+ books in its best-selling technical reference series “Look Smarter Than You Are with Hyperion,” free, twice-weekly webcasts, and multi-track Oracle EPM/BI Solutions Conferences across the U.S. and Canada. Home to three Oracle ACE Directors and two Oracle ACE Associates, interRel frequently participates in Oracle Technology Network international tours in developing markets. To learn more about interRel Consulting, please visit www.interRel.com.

Contact
Danielle White, Director of Marketing
(214) 864-8586
dwhite@interrel.com

interRel Acquires Niche Technologists, a Leading BI/EPM Staffing Firm

Feb 11, 2015

Arlington, Texas, February 11, 2015 – interRel Consulting today announced the acquired ownership of Niche Technologists, Inc., a nationally recognized BI/EPM staffing services provider. Niche Technologists, founded in 1993, has provided placement services to clients with a substantial focus in the Oracle/Hyperion technologies. Niche is the first company interRel has acquired.

Daniel Barber, Founder and President of Niche Technologists and a 46-year IT veteran, said, “I’ve known and worked with Edward Roske prior to and since his founding of interRel and, in fact, have placed several Oracle/Hyperion professionals with him over the years. Edward has proven to be an honest and trustworthy colleague and friend, someone I can trust to do what he says he will do. I can think of none other I would prefer to continue Niche operations as I move into retirement.”

The acquisition of Niche Technologists increases interRel’s Oracle/Hyperion offerings with full-time staffing services.  Through Niche, interRel is able to match companies looking for qualified BI/EPM resources with talented Hyperion experts who are looking for a great new opportunity.  By expanding its resource base to include permanent placement staffing, interRel achieves greater access to the entire Hyperion community.  This advancement aligns with interRel’s mission to educate the world of Hyperion users and keep Hyperion on the forefront of the ever-evolving data analytics frontier.  

“Finding qualified BI and EPM professionals has long been a struggle as the demand for resources far outweighs the available supply.  All of our clients need, at one time or another, to hire additional BI/EPM resources to increase their full-time staff.  We also find people who are looking to move on from their current positions and want help finding a new company who needs their unique skills,” said Edward Roske, CEO of interRel.  “Niche Technologists has been providing BI/EPM staffing services from Director to entry level professionals throughout the U.S. over the past 20 years, and has built a reputation as one of the best go-to outfits for Oracle/Hyperion staffing services. Our acquisition of Niche as our Recruiting and Placement Division will enable us to offer our clients the opportunity to acquire top talent on both the consulting and staffing side.  Dan Barber is a long-time friend and I am glad he trusts me to build on Niche’s legacy of excellence.”

 
About interRel Consulting
Founded in 1997, interRel Consulting is the longest-standing Hyperion partner dedicated solely to implementing Oracle EPM/BI solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies. The company is a seven-time Inc. 5000 honoree committed to education with a platform that includes 10+ books in its best-selling technical reference series “Look Smarter Than You Are with Hyperion,” free, twice-weekly webcasts, and multi-track Oracle EPM/BI Solutions Conferences across the U.S. and Canada. Home to three Oracle ACE Directors and two Oracle ACE Associates, interRel frequently participates in Oracle Technology Network international tours in developing markets. To learn more about interRel Consulting, please visit www.interRel.com.

Contact
Danielle White, Director of Marketing
(214) 864-8586
dwhite@interrel.com

interRel Consulting Names Ali Flint Chief Financial Officer

Feb 10, 2015

Arlington, Texas, February 10, 2015 – interRel Consulting today announced the appointment of Ali Flint as Chief Financial Officer, a new position within interRel.  Flint, an experienced finance professional, has served as interRel’s Business Operations Manager since February 2011. She will continue to report directly to Edward Roske, CEO of interRel Consulting.  

aflint headshot 1 4“Ali Flint has been an asset to our company since she started here four years ago.  She has helped stabilize and positively transform our entire organization.  Her experience in strategy, finance, development, treasury, and acquisitions makes her well suited to lead interRel forward,” said interRel CEO Edward Roske. “Ali and my new COO, Glen Chang, are the ones I trust to lead what will be an awesome journey as we continue to expand our BI and EPM offerings across the globe.  The competition should be very afraid.”

As CFO, Flint will assume full responsibility for leading the strategic and financial initiatives of the company.  Since 2011, Ali as focused on transforming the financial, operational and human resources platform to position the company for growth both organically and through acquisitions.   

"I am honored to serve as Chief Financial Officer for interRel. It is a privilege to be a part of an organization that recognizes delivering the best EPM/BI solutions to our clients requires the most talented, well-trained and inspired employees," Flint said. "I am excited to combine our financial growth strategy with our passion for the development of our people, our commitment to education, and our goal to have the most satisfied clients in the industry."

Flint brings experience in risk management, working capital liquidity and mergers & acquisitions from her 9-year career in Bank of America’s Global Corporate and Investment bank where she was a Vice President in the Corporate Credit Risk group.   During her banking career, she managed a multi-billion dollar portfolio of syndicated bank debt, covering the Energy sector in Houston, Texas and the EMEA Healthcare sector in London, England.   Prior to joining interRel, Ali took a hiatus to sail and travel throughout Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East.  During her travels she wrote a travel blog and was a contributing editor for travel and lifestyle magazines in Phuket, Thailand and Beirut, Lebanon.  Flint graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelors of Business Administration in International Finance.
 
About interRel Consulting
Founded in 1997, interRel Consulting is the longest-standing Hyperion partner dedicated solely to implementing Oracle EPM/BI solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies. The company is a seven-time Inc. 5000 honoree committed to education with a platform that includes 10+ books in its best-selling technical reference series “Look Smarter Than You Are with Hyperion,” free, twice-weekly webcasts, and multi-track Oracle EPM/BI Solutions Conferences across the U.S. and Canada. Home to three Oracle ACE Directors and two Oracle ACE Associates, interRel frequently participates in Oracle Technology Network international tours in developing markets. To learn more about interRel Consulting, please visit www.interRel.com.

Contact
Danielle White, Director of Marketing
(214) 864-8586
dwhite@interrel.com

interRel Consulting Names Glen Chang Chief Operating Officer

Jan 22, 2015

Arlington, Texas, January 22, 2015 – interRel Consulting announced today the appointment of Glen Chang as Chief Operating Officer, a new position within interRel. Chang, an Oracle Hyperion Planning and Essbase Certified Implementation Specialist, has served as interRel's Director of Consulting Services since March 2012. Chang will continue to report directly to Edward Roske, CEO of interRel Consulting. 

Glen Chang"Glen Chang has risen rapidly through the interRel ranks and he's been instrumental in our expansion. His experiences as a consultant, project manager, regional manager, and Director of Consulting make him well qualified to lead all of interRel's service areas. His background also gives him unique insights he'll need to effectively unify all of our consultants which will only increase customer responsiveness and satisfaction," said interRel CEO Edward Roske. "Glen is the only one I would trust in the role of Chief Operating Officer and I'm thrilled he's being promoted to this role; he's going to be amazing."

Effective immediately, Chang will assume full responsibility of interRel's Services Division which includes Consulting, Project Delivery, Strategic Services, Support Services, and Training. His primary responsibility will be to integrate all services lines in conjunction with interRel's growth strategy.

"I am very humbled to have been given the opportunity to step into the role as Chief Operating Officer for interRel. Being a part of interRel has been an overwhelming blessing to me and knowing that I get to continue to work with the smartest and most innovative people in the EPM/BI space only makes my job easier," said Glen Chang. "As we continue to grow from a regional to a national - and soon to be international - services firm, I am excited about the future of interRel and look forward to making each day successful for our employees and our customers." 
 
Prior to his appointment, Glen was responsible for leading interRel's consulting organization in the delivery of Oracle Business Analytic implementations. As Director of Consulting Services, Chang managed all consulting resources, led recruiting and talent development, managed implementations, and interfaced with clients to provide quality assurance. Glen Chang is a frequent presenter for interRel's twice-weekly webcasts and national Road Show events, along with various national Oracle user conferences such as Kscope and Collaborate. In his new role as Chief Operating Officer, Chang is expected to continue expanding his leadership role within the larger Oracle community.
 
Before joining interRel in 2010, Glen was a Managing Consultant in IBM's Hyperion Planning practice. He started his Hyperion career as a Financial Analyst for Universal Studios and Raytheon Systems from 1996 to 2000, then worked directly for Hyperion Solutions from 2000 to 2005. He also held a consulting role at The Hackett Group and a managerial role at Percentix, Inc. Chang graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology.
 
About interRel Consulting
Founded in 1997, interRel Consulting is the longest-standing Hyperion partner dedicated solely to implementing Oracle EPM/BI solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies. The company is a seven-time Inc. 5000 honoree committed to education with a platform that includes 10+ books in its best-selling technical reference series “Look Smarter Than You Are with Hyperion,” free-twice-weekly webcasts, multi-track Hyperion/BI Solutions Conferences across the U.S. and Canada, and ACE Director participation in Oracle Technology Network international tours in developing markets. To learn more about interRel Consulting, please visit www.interRel.com.

Contact
Danielle White, Director of Marketing
(214) 864-8586
dwhite@interrel.com

interRel Consulting Becomes Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) Specialized

Jan 12, 2015
OPN Certified SpecialistArlington, Texas, January 12, 2015 – interRel Consulting has attained the OPN-Specialization for Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS). Oracle recognizes partners who achieve the PCBS-Specialization for their expertise in delivering services specifically focused around PBCS through competency development, business results, and proven success. interRel, an Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized Platinum partner since 2010, is proud to be recognized as the world's first Oracle partner to have four Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service Specialists: Courtney Foster, Oracle ACE Associate Robert Gideon, Oracle ACE Director Glenn Schwartzberg, and Phong Tran.
 
Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service enables organizations of all sizes to quickly adopt scalable planning and budgeting solutions using Oracle's world-class Cloud platform. PBCS facilitates the rapid deployment of solutions by virtually eliminating short and long-term infrastructure investments. With Oracle PBCS, interRel can help organizations deliver financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting solutions which reduce or optimize the use of capital expense. Once PBCS has been deployed, customers can also choose to leverage interRel's US-based expert consultants to receive ongoing support of any Oracle EPM and/or BI solution.
 
interRel's CEO, Edward Roske said, "We have been testing PBCS since 2013 and it's ready for companies to deploy enterprise-wide. Cloud solves a lot of potential issues for companies looking to build a planning solution; it's quick to get started, there are minimal upfront costs, and it's easy to add new users as adoption of the new planning solution increases." Edward continued, "Believe it or not, there are some companies still using Excel and other antiquated budgeting solutions, and this lets them start building cutting-edge planning systems for very little money."
 
interRel has been educating the North American Oracle EPM community on Oracle PBCS by hosting dedicated sessions at interRel's Oracle EPM/BI Solutions Conferences as well as local and national Oracle conferences. interRel is hosting a special webcast, The Future of Saving Lives: Healthcare Budgeting with Oracle Hyperion Planning in the Cloud on January 13 and 15, 2015 which will demonstrate Oracle Hyperion Planning for the healthcare industry. For non-healthcare customers, the webcast will detail how Oracle PBCS can help you deploy your planning solution faster than ever before. To sign up for this and other twice-weekly webcasts, visit http://bit.ly/IRCwebcasts.

About interRel Consulting
Founded in 1997, interRel Consulting is the longest-standing Hyperion partner dedicated solely to implementing Oracle EPM/BI solutions for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies. The company is a seven-time Inc. 5000 honoree committed to education with a platform that includes 10+ books in its best-selling technical reference series “Look Smarter Than You Are with Hyperion,” free-twice-weekly webcasts, multi-track Hyperion/BI Solutions Conferences across the U.S. and Canada, and ACE Director participation in Oracle Technology Network international tours in developing markets. To learn more about interRel Consulting, please visit www.interRel.com.

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