Meet the Advisory Committee

To support the content selection process for Biz.ONE, we have brought together an amazing team of industry leaders who help us review each abstract submitted and select the innovative stories that will form our agenda. The committee members volunteer their time to support the conference production team and help to enhance the overall conference experience of all attendees.

Thank you to our dedicated Advisory Committee for its continued support of the Biz.ONE Conference!

Reed Johnson

EVP Operations, Goorin Brothers

Biography

Reed has worked for Goorin Bros. for the past seven years, rising through the ranks and taking on more roles to eventually become the EVP of operations. After graduating from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering, Reed went on to pursue a master’s in applied…
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Karina Da Costa

IT Senior Project Manager, FOH, Inc.

Biography

Karina is the IT senior project manager at FOH. She has been working with IT systems for nearly two decades and with SAP since 2007. She studied in Caracas, Venezuela, at Universidad Metropolitana and Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA), where she received degrees in systems engineering and an…
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Dror Fold

Director of Information Systems, Happy Family Brands

Biography

Dror is at home in NYC, where he pursed his education from Yeshiva University, earning an associate’s degree in Judaic studies, a Bachelor of Science in finance, and a Master of Science in accounting.
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Cristina Ramirez

SAP Administrator, Gaumard Scientific

Biography

M.Cristina Ramirez is a biomedical engineer and MBA graduate from Florida International University. She has been working at Gaumard Scientific since 2007, first as an engineer and then the database administrator and manager of the SAP department following the company’s decision to implement SAP Business One ™ in 2013. She was born…
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Daniel Phelps

Application Architect, HTRI

Biography

Daniel works as the application architect at Heat Transfer Research Inc. (HTRI). He recently led a full-scale migration to SAP HANA® for the organization and managed the process nearly entirely by himself. His technical skills and prowess have led to many improvements at HTRI and advances using the service layer.…
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Joe Leimer

Senior Director of Technology, Design Resources Inc.

Biography

Joe is the senior director of technology at Design Resources Inc. With five unique businesses operating under DRI’s umbrella, Joe has a hand in the IT strategy in multiple arenas. He has a passion for working with small to medium businesses to help them grow by developing technology leadership within…
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Steve Lipton

CIO, Scientific Device Laboratory

Biography

Steve is the CIO at Scientific Device Laboratory. He administers and oversees its SAP Business One® implementation and the many IT projects running concurrently. Steve has a passion for education and training, which he pursues through the creation of LinkedIn training videos (previously Linda). He received his Bachelor of Arts…
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Darek Niton

Senior Manager of Customer Relations Business One, SAP

Biography

Darek has been part of the SAP Business One® team for over five years, working to establish positive and helpful relationships between SAP Business One users and its partners, including SAP. He graduated from Sheridan College in 2002 with a degree as a systems analyst and spent several years working…
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Keith Taylor

Chair, Partner Advisory Council and President, LBSi

Biography

Keith has been with LBSi for over 24 years, where he is president and a partner at the organization. He also serves as the chair of the Partner Advisory Council (PAC) for SAP Business One®. Keith places the focus of LBSi on innovating for its customers and helping them achieve…
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Meet the Advisory Committee

Reed has worked for Goorin Bros. for the past seven years, rising through the ranks and taking on more roles to eventually become the EVP of operations. After graduating from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering, Reed went on to pursue a master’s in applied mathematics from SMU and then a Master of Arts in economics from University of California, Santa Barbara. Reed has spent his professional career steeped in technology and data, working at Safeway and Galleria RTS before coming to work at Goorin Bros., where he oversees nearly every element of the SAP Business One® implementation.

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Karina is the IT senior project manager at FOH. She has been working with IT systems for nearly two decades and with SAP since 2007. She studied in Caracas, Venezuela, at Universidad Metropolitana and Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA), where she received degrees in systems engineering and an MBA, respectively. She moved to the U.S. in 2013, where she continued her work with SAP Business One and began working for FOH in 2017. She has overseen several large-scale projects involving SAP Business One® and continues to lead the charge for keeping FOH on the cutting edge.

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Dror is at home in NYC, where he pursed his education from Yeshiva University, earning an associate’s degree in Judaic studies, a Bachelor of Science in finance, and a Master of Science in accounting.

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M.Cristina Ramirez is a biomedical engineer and MBA graduate from Florida International University. She has been working at Gaumard Scientific since 2007, first as an engineer and then the database administrator and manager of the SAP department following the company’s decision to implement SAP Business One ™ in 2013. She was born and raised in Venezuela, is passionate about traveling, and practices CrossFit and yoga to relieve stress and find balance in her busy schedule.

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Daniel works as the application architect at Heat Transfer Research Inc. (HTRI). He recently led a full-scale migration to SAP HANA® for the organization and managed the process nearly entirely by himself. His technical skills and prowess have led to many improvements at HTRI and advances using the service layer. When he’s not designing new applications for his coworkers, you can find him playing guitar or spending time with his three children.

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Joe is the senior director of technology at Design Resources Inc. With five unique businesses operating under DRI’s umbrella, Joe has a hand in the IT strategy in multiple arenas. He has a passion for working with small to medium businesses to help them grow by developing technology leadership within each organization. After growing up in a rural farming community, Joe received his Bachelor of Science in computer engineering technology from DeVry University in 2005 and went on to work for a multitude of organizations, helping to shape and grow their technology strategies.

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Steve is the CIO at Scientific Device Laboratory. He administers and oversees its SAP Business One® implementation and the many IT projects running concurrently. Steve has a passion for education and training, which he pursues through the creation of LinkedIn training videos (previously Linda). He received his Bachelor of Arts in computer science from Knox College in 1988 and then a Master of Education from Loyola University Chicago. He also holds a Master of Science in Jewish studies from the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership. You can probably find Steve tinkering with the newest technology or creating a video to help others learn how to access their creative potential in technology.

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Darek has been part of the SAP Business One® team for over five years, working to establish positive and helpful relationships between SAP Business One users and its partners, including SAP. He graduated from Sheridan College in 2002 with a degree as a systems analyst and spent several years working among various Business One partners before coming to work for SAP in 2014.

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Keith has been with LBSi for over 24 years, where he is president and a partner at the organization. He also serves as the chair of the Partner Advisory Council (PAC) for SAP Business One®. Keith places the focus of LBSi on innovating for its customers and helping them achieve more with their technology. As the chair of the council, Keith serves as a liaison between the channel partners for SAP Business One and the leadership team at SAP. LBSi has been a partner for SAP since 2004 and is a gold partner.