We still operate like we did when our office had three people and not much room for a fourth.
Vesta headquarters are in the United States with offices in North America, Europe Middle East, and Asia Pacific. We have assembled a collection of highly skilled individuals to lead the company into the future.
Click on a name below to learn more about each member of the leadership team.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Mike Maiolo leads the development and implementation of the Company’s global strategic plans. His focus is on maximizing revenues and profitability. He has over 20 years of experience with manufacturing companies and enterprise asset management consulting services. Prior to joining Vesta, Mike was with Spinnaker Venture Partners where he focused on helping early stage technology companies develop their business strategies and bring products to market. Before that, he was the Vice President of Strategic Development for a consulting services provider in the EAM space. Mike has served in a variety of general management positions in the forest products industry and has a BA from Bucknell University. Mike is focused on developing long-term working relationships with strategic customers while driving growth in the Vesta business. The simple equation is outstanding service and solutions plus financial benefit to customers equals growth and profitability for Vesta and very happy customers.
Mr. Graves is a Co-Founder of Vesta, as well as the Chief Financial Officer of Rizing LLC, the parent company of Vesta. He has global responsibility for the Finance, IT, Human Resources and Administrative functions for the Rizing portfolio of companies. He is responsible for systems and processes that support each Rizing company’s strategic and operating plans. Prior to joining Vesta, Mr. Graves was the Chief Financial Officer of a service provider in the EAM space. In that role he planned and directed internal programs that enabled the company to grow from start-up phase to more than 100 personnel with nearly $20 million in services revenue. Before that, he was a Vice President in Corporate Finance with FleetBoston Financial Corporation where he structured and syndicated debt offerings for industrial clients and leveraged buyouts. He also served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. Mr. Graves has a BS from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis and received an MPPM in Finance from Yale University.
VP, GLOBAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, OIL & GAS, CHEMICALS
Nick is a seasoned Asset Management professional with more than 25 years of professional experience in the development and execution of maintenance strategies. In his current role at Vesta as the VP, Global Business Development for Oil & Gas and the Chemicals industry, Mr. Cecil is responsible for supports the definition and successful implementation of strategies and solutions delivered by SMEC Asset Management. As a leader in asset intensive industries Mr. Cecil has put into service business critical programs for global resource companies to become proficient in areas of asset health, equipment strategies, planning and scheduling, shutdown management and business system implementation and integration. Prior to joining Vesta, Mr. Cecil has been directly involved in SAP implementations and improvement initiatives focusing on improving businesses through sound process design, system design, deployment and integration of cross functional processes. He expertise lies in both, strategic and tactical consulting.
Jeremy Burgin has global responsibility for the Finance, Risk, IT and Administrative functions. As a member of global management, he plays a key role in the formulation of business strategy. Prior to joining Vesta Partners, Jeremy was the Global Finance Director for GMC Global, a mining and IT services firm. As a member of the global leadership team he planned and directed finance & administration, and played a leading role growing the firm to 140 personnel across operations in Asia, Africa, North and South America. Jeremy has experience in guiding firms successfully through high-growth opportunities in developing markets both organically and through acquisitions. He has also held roles with the National Australia Bank and with professional & IT services firms. Jeremy received a Masters in Finance from Macquarie University.
Gus McIntosh provides global leadership, management, and vision and ensures Vesta has the proper operational controls, management systems, procedures and processes in place to effectively support growth. He has over 16 years of professional services business experience and before joining Vesta he led an EAM practice within SAIC and spent eight years with Capgemini as a Senior Project Manager. Prior to consulting Gus spent 12 years working within the Upstream Oil and Gas business. He has 28 years of industry experience working in the Energy, Oil / Gas, Chemical and Manufacturing sectors. Gus has a B.Sc. from Robert Gordon’s University in Aberdeen, Scotland and is SAP certified in Plant Maintenance. He is committed to expanding Vesta’s presence within the EAM market by developing and delivering practical solutions of high quality that enhance company performance and efficiency.
Len Harms responsibilities include business development, and identifying new business opportunities in the Utility Market. Len is SAP certified in a number of solutions including Materials Management and workflow. He has over 25 years of industry experience as a project manager, logistics and maintenance manager. Prior to joining Vesta, Len spent 10 years with SAP as an Executive Solution Engineer for Utilities, and Solution Manager for Enterprise Asset Management. As a recognized expert in SAP EAM, Len is a frequent featured speaker at industry events and seminars. He focuses on showing utilities how the SAP solution can be used to support their business requirements. Len is committed to building long term relationships with customers by helping them maximize their investment in SAP for maintenance and reliability.
Interim Managing Director, Vesta Europe Middle East
Len Harms will be the acting director overseeing business development, and identifying new business opportunities in Europe and the Middle East. Len is SAP certified in a number of solutions including Materials Management and workflow. He has over 25 years of industry experience as a project manager, logistics and maintenance manager. Prior to joining Vesta, Len spent 10 years with SAP as an Executive Solution Engineer for Utilities, and Solution Manager for Enterprise Asset Management. As a recognized expert in SAP EAM, Len is a frequent featured speaker at industry events and seminars. He focuses on showing utilities how the SAP solution can be used to support their business requirements. Len is committed to building long term relationships with customers by helping them maximize their investment in SAP for maintenance and reliability.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL HEAD OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Noel Fagan responsibilities include developing linear asset management solutions for transportation, government and utilities customers. Leveraging over a decade in EAM system implementations across many industry verticals, he has been able to staff, direct and deliver on Vesta’s largest projects without fail. Noel has delivered unique solutions in daily, weekly and outage scheduling using a combination of SAP Project System and Plant Maintenance Modules. He also makes use of more than a decade as a Naval Officer in diverse areas of maintenance management practices, shipyard overhauls and supply chain logistics to motivate project members and drive engagements. Since assuming responsibility of the Transportation and Linear Assets Program, Noel has worked directly with industry leaders in North America to propose functionality and has participated in several forums and testing opportunities with SAP’s Industry Business Unit (IBU) supporting linear functionality.
Martin Stenzig is responsible for leading the growth of Vesta products and services within the North America market. In addition, he manages all Operational and Business Development aspects. Before joining Vesta, Martin worked with Impress Software where he applied his functional and technical expertise in the areas of integrated planning and scheduling. Martin has managed several large implementation projects all across the globe. He has worked closely with customers throughout his career to define the processes, systems, and data elements involved in the integration of SAP Plant Maintenance, SAP Project Systems and project management or geographical information software. Martin is SAP certified as a Plant Maintenance Functional Consultant. He is also a certified HANA and SAP Netweaver PI/XI developer. Martin is committed to expanding Vesta’s presence within the EAM market by developing and delivering practical, high quality solutions solutions that enhance company performance and efficiency.
Peter Dunford is responsible for growing the presence of Vesta’s products and services throughout the Australian Asian and Pacific markets. Peter is a management professional with a strong people focus developed through 23 years experience in BHP Billiton and supplemented with 10 years consulting internationally as part of ERP, Asset Management, Organisational Development and IT focused companies. He has proven abilities in implementing change and driving business outcomes through leadership of people and teams in industrial and corporate environments. This includes Program Director and Project Management roles in large scale ERP Implementations as well as leading significant business change programs involving ERP Systems, particularly SAP. Throughout his career, Peter has worked/consulted globally and has chaired and spoken at numerous Asset Management, Maintenance and SAP conferences over the last 15 years. He is a driving force to help organisations achieve their vision for Asset Management, Operations and Maintenance.
Andy Bellagamba has over 20 years of sales and marketing experience with a variety of professional services based organizations. Andy is responsible for the development and implementation of a cohesive global branding strategy that ensures a consistent message across markets. Prior to Vesta, he worked at an EAM professional services firm where he was responsible for business development and led the overall corporate marketing strategy. Andy has a strong background in successfully developing and executing fully integrated marketing programs utilizing various platforms to achieve brand objectives. Andy received his BS and M.Ed from Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. He is committed to strengthening the Vesta brand globally and leveraging its equity in North America. The ultimate goal is to expand and solidify the company’s position as the premier SAP Enterprise Asset Management consulting firm.
Nicole Kalish responsibilities include overseeing and standardizing HR activities across all Vesta companies as well as maintaining direct responsibility for North America’s HR function. She is a seasoned HR professional with almost 20 years of experience and has an MS from Columbia University in Organizational Psychology. Prior to joining Vesta, Nicole was Vice President of Human Resources at Harrison and Star in New York City. She has held other HR positions in professional services industries such as advertising, financial services and music licensing, specializing in employee relations, performance management, employee benefits and training and development.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, MANUFACTURING & HEAVY INDUSTRIES
Ben Mansi is focused on Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Strategic Business Development for asset intensive industries. His responsibilities include managing new sales opportunities and delivering solutions for the more complex customer requirements, including EAM solution assessments. Ben is SAP certified in Plant Maintenance. He has over 32 years of industrial experience as a project manager, project engineer, account executive and maintenance manager. Prior to joining Vesta, Ben spent 10 years with IBM Global Services as a Service Area Manager, SAP functional consultant and project leader. He focuses on enhancing customer’s business processes including work order management, integration, data, design and implementation of maintenance best practices to get people, processes and technology to work together and maximize customer value. Ben maintains deep domain knowledge in SAP Material Management, Project System and Customer Service. Prior to that, he held various positions in the maintenance division of Delmarva Power, a large electric and gas utility company. Ben has a BS and MBA from Widener University. He is committed to excellence in delivery by ensuring that Vesta projects meet and exceed customer expectations.
DELIVERY MANAGER, NORTH AMERICA PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Mark Scott has global responsibility for managing the professional services team. Mark continues to deliver services to customers aimed at bottom line business improvement of their maintenance and asset management work processes. Mark continues to be a sought after speaker at industry events and seminars and has been for over 15 years. Since joining Vesta, he has been involved in a variety of projects from full implementations to focused process improvement both as a functional consultant and project manager. Before joining Vesta, Mark spent over 29 years as a manufacturing and maintenance manager with Procter & Gamble (P&G). He was a key leader in the prototype, implementation, improvement, support of SAP Enterprise Asset Management systems globally, along with TPM Progressive Maintenance activities within their manufacturing sites. Mark was also involved in the integration of acquisitions into P&G’s SAP landscape. Mark served in the United States Army on Active Duty and in the National Guard retiring as a Colonel. He has a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point and received an MS in Systems Management from the University of Southern California.
VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, ENERGY & UTILITIES
Crawford Owens is focused on the Energy and Utilities Practice. Crawford’s responsibilities include supporting global sales initiatives and maintaining strategic industry focus for Vesta consulting and development activities. Prior to joining Vesta, he was the Director of Technology Deployment for Electric Operations Organization at Pacific Gas & Electric Co (PG&E). Before PG&E, Crawford served in various capacities including Project Manager Information Technology, Manager Distribution Design & Engineering as well as Sr. Manager of Gas and Electric Operations at E. ON-US, a specialized energy solutions company. He has a Masters in Information Systems/Decision Sciences and an MBA. He has served as a professor of Project Management for Information Technology at Bellarmine University and holds various certifications in IT Project Management and Systems Design. Crawford is frequently featured at various institutions around the world as a guest lecturer on the topics of Project Management, Information Technology and Systems Design.
VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, MINING AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Peter Stewart is focused on the Mining and Natural Resources Industry. Peter’s responsibilities include leveraging the firm’s extensive knowledge and expertise in Mining and Natural Resources and to grow its portfolio globally. He has more than twenty-five years of experience working in senior leadership roles in government, mining and resource-related industries, including Normandy Mining, Newmont Australia, United Equipment, GMC Global, The Minerals Council of Australia and Glencore/Xstrata. Peter has managed his own consulting business, and as a recognized change agent, has been engaged to establish or optimize business capabilities and performance. His leadership skills and knowledge are based on practical experience obtained working in various site-based roles. Peter has been responsible for sponsoring and delivering business improvement programs and providing strategic advice for clients throughout Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States, Chile, Brasil and Russia. Peter has qualifications in civil engineering, business management and exporting from Queensland University of Technology and memberships to various professional institutions.
VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, MOBILITY & USABILITY
Robert Ericsson responsibilities include IT planning, management and operations. In addition, Robert leads Vesta’s global technical services team delivering SAP integration and custom development projects. He has been working in technology consulting and software development since 1993. Robert is an expert in the areas of business intelligence, application integration and project management. Prior to joining Vesta, Robert was an independent consultant focusing on SAP BW. Before that, he was a program manager at Meridium, a leading provider of asset performance management systems. Robert has a BS in economics from the University of Delaware and an MA in economics and MS in information technology from the University of Virginia. He is a certified Project Management Professional, a SAP Certified Technology Associate in SAP HANA and the author of two books on databases and business intelligence. Robert is focused on delivering projects that allow Vesta’s customers to make the most of their SAP EAM systems and provide real business value.
VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, OIL & GAS, CHEMICALS
Stuart Querns is focused in the Oil & Gas Industry for Vesta. Stuart responsibilities are focused on providing clients in these industries with Industry leading solutions and experience to help them grow and help Vesta grow its own portfolio globally. He has more than 20 years of experience working in operational environments and delivering EAM solutions cross Industry. He is a qualified Mechanical Engineer and comes with 8+ years of operational experience across Upstream Offshore and Onshore Plant Operations. Stuart has held senior leadership roles in major transformational engagements globally, including Downstream, Oil Field Services. He has worked throughout the globe on engagements ranging from UK & Europe, Middle East, North America to South Africa. Stuart has been delivering SAP focused EAM solutions for the last 17+ years. He continues to drive innovation by leveraging the SAP solution set to enable real business value throughout the EAM life cycle.
DIRECTOR, GLOBAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, ENERGY & UTILITIES
Matthew Bowman is focused on Energy & Utilities for Vesta. Matthew is a seasoned SAP professional with over 12 years of experience across multiple roles, including Solution Architect, Team Lead, Functional Analyst and IT Project Manager. Matthew has extensive work experience within Utilities, Transportation, Rail and Public Sector, and well versed in the use of SAP Project Systems, Plant Maintenance and Investment Management modules within these verticals. Matthew has experience over multiple client engagements managing all aspects of SAP implementations, including requirements definition, blueprinting, conference room pilot/POC, configuration, integration testing, legacy system integration and data conversion. Matthew is committed to providing insightful, concise and timely analysis to Vesta customers, from end users through C-Level executives.
MANAGER, GLOBAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, SUPPLY CHAIN & PROCUREMENT
Denise Powell is focused on Supply Chain Management and Procurement for Vesta. She is a seasoned SAP Professional with over 15 years of experience across multiple roles including Solution Architect, Team Lead, Project Manager, and Service Consulting Manager. Denise has extensive experience with developing solutions for Procurement, Supply Chain, and EAM across multiple industries. Her responsibilities include delivering functional solutions to clients in diverse SAP applications while applying her depth of knowledge in business process mapping of Purchasing, Inventory and Maintenance best practices and processes. Denise has 15 years of functional and configuration SAP experience. Her SAP project experience includes all aspects of configuration, integration, testing, validation, training, documentation, legacy system integration, data conversion, implementation and support. Denise is committed to providing insightful, concise and timely analysis to Vesta customers.
MANAGER, GLOBAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, TRAVEL & TRANSPORTATION
Martin Greaves is focused on Travel & Transportation for Vesta. Martin has over 15 years of SAP experience, working primarily within the EAM function. He has worked on SAP projects in Australia, Asia, Europe and North America. Martin had a complete range of roles such as business process analyst, solution architect, implementation & upgrade project leader and SAP program manager. Prior to joining Vesta, Martin led the program to implement SAP at a greenfield asset intensive chemical site in China. He was in charge of setting up the local team, then implementing the key business processes across Maintenance, production and inventory & delivery. Most recently Martin has been working locally in Australia on rail projects, providing conceptual design and integration analysis of EAM for new maintenance contracts out for tender primarily with APLNG and mining assets.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, NORTH AMERICA PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Philip Vallie is responsible for all US project delivery and resource management activities. He also supports sales, marketing Vesta EAM capabilities and provides direct consulting and leadership on customer projects. Philip has been in the professional services business for over fourteen years, and prior to joining Vesta, he was an EAM consultant for GenesisSolutions. He also worked for Electronic Data Systems as an Information Analyst in a variety of industries. He is committed to safeguarding Vesta’s reputation of delivery excellence by staffing projects with knowledgeable, qualified and dedicated professionals who will ensure customer objectives are achieved. Philip has a BS in Environmental Engineering from the US Air Force Academy and is SAP certified in Plant Maintenance.
Brian Moore is responsible for growing the presence of Vesta’s products and services throughout the North American market. Brian also handles the day-to-day operations of Vesta Canada. He has over 20 years of software and management consulting experience. Brian was the Vice President of Global Business Development at NRX, a Canadian based software company that focuses on helping capital-intensive companies improve their maintenance and operations through asset lifecycle information management (ALIM). He was also with NRX for over 10 years and played a key role in guiding NRX from a small software start-up into an innovative global firm. Prior to joining NRX, Brian was a Principle Consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers where he helped develop PwC’s business intelligence program and services for Canada. He holds an honors degree with distinction in Business Administration from Trent University. Brian is committed to delivering value to customers in Enterprise Asset Management and leveraging the strength of the Vesta brand to grow the Canadian market.
Craig Anderson has successfully performed key leading roles across a broad range of business functions for global organisations in resources and manufacturing. Craig’s experience covers end to end process management with his early career in operations and maintenance, moving into global marketing, large scale logistics and distribution. His experience provided a solid foundation for strategic and commercial roles in marketing, trade finance, business analysis and development, divestments and acquisitions, e-commerce, and project management. Craig’s passion is business transformation. The common thread in driving success is the development and leadership of people – as individuals, as teams and as an organisation. He has led successful business transformation projects for multi-functional teams across global environments.
Drew Parkinson has significant maintenance, systems, process and people experience. Drew has extensive skills around Business Process Re-Engineering, Project Management, Strategy and Program development and SAP Configuration, with over 15 years’ experience implementing EAM solutions. He is responsible for supporting our consultants. He makes sure that project initiatives are being met and we continue to add value to our Vesta clients in the Australia Asia Pac region. Prior to joining Vesta, Drew served in Senior Partner and Managing Consultant roles in global consulting companies. He’s a problem solver, who is often relied upon to provide valuable insight into maintenance practices from both a process and system perspective. Drew has significant mining and oil & gas industry experience. He has also been heavily involved in the Utility sector with over a decade of business experience in many operational roles within Powercor Australia. Drew maintains a strong commitment to exceeding customer’s expectations and ensuring customers are able to achieve lasting returns from their SAP Enterprise Asset Management investment.
DIRECTOR, HR AND CONSULTANT CAPABILITY, ASIA PACIFIC
Mark O’Donnell is an experienced Human Resources and Talent Management Professional. He has specific experience in and around professional services and technology businesses. Mark has gained his experience from within global consulting business, recruitment/search and software organisations. He provides a well-rounded understanding of best practice across the sourcing, selection and supply of professional talent from both an internal and external perspective. Mark has worked across boarders completing various assignments for mining, energy and natural resources projects in Australia, Singapore, South Africa, KL, USA, Canada, Russia, Kazakhstan, Chile and Brazil. In the Human Resources space Mark has lead teams in multiple countries, developed and implemented HR policy, contingent workforce compliance, payroll, immigration, ATS and HRIS implementations as well as having driven employer value proposition development and delivery. He has particular interest in optimising organisational structure and the performance of businesses in the professional services industry. Mark enjoys working with clients and is committed to actively participate in helping organisations align their actions, deliver strategy and achieve their goals.
Peter Dunford is responsible for growing the presence of Vesta’s products and services throughout the Southeast Asia markets. Peter is a management professional with a strong people focus developed through 23 years experience in BHP Billiton and supplemented with 10 years consulting internationally as part of ERP, Asset Management, Organisational Development and IT focused companies. He has proven abilities in implementing change and driving business outcomes through leadership of people and teams in industrial and corporate environments. This includes Program Director and Project Management roles in large scale ERP Implementations as well as leading significant business change programs involving ERP Systems, particularly SAP. Throughout his career, Peter has worked/consulted globally and has chaired and spoken at numerous Asset Management, Maintenance and SAP conferences over the last 15 years. He is a driving force to help organisations achieve their vision for Asset Management, Operations and Maintenance.
Mark van Oeveren has regional responsibility for the Finance, Risk, IT and Administrative functions. As a member of the management team, he plays a key role in the formulation of business strategy. Prior to joining Vesta Partners, Mark was the Global Business Controller for Progress Software, a Software and consulting company. As a member of the European finance leadership team he was responsible for developing and set-up of the centralized shared service center of Progress. Mark’s broad experience with implementing financial processes in different regions around the world allows him to implement and drive the process in our Europe & Middle East region.
Silvio Somers is responsible for sales and marketing management for Vesta Europe. Prior to joining Vesta Silvio worked in commercial management positions for Fluke, Hillshire, Hans Anders Group, Fujitsu and Ctac consulting. He has MSc and MBA degrees in Business Economics (Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University) and BSc degrees in Physics and Technical Business Economics (Eindhoven Technical University). He is a natural business driver with the ability to lead and motivate teams and projects to innovation, creativity and success. His business passion, collaborative team approach and high energy enables Silvio to meet market needs and perform above and beyond customer expectations.
Peter Möbert is responsible for software product development building applications for SAP EAM. Peter has over 12 years of software development experience specializing in application integration. Prior to joining Vesta, Peter was a Technical Consultant with ITA Software and Software Engineer with Impress Software developing integration solutions. He is committed to delivering first rate products to Vesta’s customers. Peter has a BS in Information Technology from the Rand Afrikaans University in South Africa.
Mary Guernier is Controller, Vesta North America. She has regional responsibility for all finance and accounting functions for US and Canadian operations. Prior to joining Vesta Partners, Ms. Guernier was Vice President of Finance for DB Grant Associates, Inc., a national workforce development firm. Ms. Guernier is a CPA and holds a MBA from George Washington University.
Mr. Ladenburger is a Strategy Planner for the firm with global responsibility for developing, leading, and supporting strategic initiatives, organizational education strategy, and demonstration environments. He manages the SAP Education Channel relationship, and coordinates and leads Association Memberships for relevant standards (e.g. ISO55000, IAM, AMC). Prior to this role, he was a Principal Consultant and recognized as a Subject Matter Expert covering SAP EAM and Mobile technologies with integration to GIS within the Energy and Utilities space, and continually sought after to lead major initiatives across these platforms to transform companies. Mr. Ladenburger received a BS in Computer Science with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska and a MBA with a concentration in MIS from Bellevue University. Mr. Ladenburger is committed to delivering solutions to critical business challenges and leading organizations, programs, and projects to realize tangible business value.