Tom is president of BTM Global and serves on its board of directors. He is charged with setting and overseeing the strategic initiatives of the company, along with client management for BTM Global’s largest clients. Tom has a history of managing complex, high-profile clients on a global scale, along with 30 years of software engineering experience including scientific, military and retail applications. He has held numerous leadership positions at Traveler’s Insurance, Retek Inc. (now Oracle Retail), MediSpan, and as a civilian with the U.S. Navy. Tom earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Marquette University. He also oversees BTM Global’s charity initiatives, including home building for those who live in poverty, relief for orphans and a variety of personal nonprofit activities.
Andy Huynh Chief Technology Officer
Andy founded BTM Global in 2004 and has served as chief technology officer and on the board of directors since the company’s inception. Andy upholds professional standards in all aspects of what BTM Global offers clients and, as a result, clients often contact him for his perspective even outside of active engagements. He has more than 20 years of experience in complex retail application development and ERP implementations, including serving as a senior software architect at Retek, Inc. (now Oracle Retail). His successes included performance engineering and optimization for several key retail-focused applications, as well as re-platforming a mission-critical product to run on a variety of databases (Oracle, DB2 and Teradata). Andy received an electrical engineering degree from the University of Minnesota and earned a Diversity in Business Award from the Minneapolis/St Paul Business Journal. He actively works with and supports several orphanages in Vietnam.
Kimberly serves as BTM Global’s vice president of delivery management. In this role, she oversees all aspects of business analysis, functional and technical design, development, quality assurance and delivery for clients. Kimberly believes that transparency and consistent results build long-lasting professional relationships, and she emphasizes this to her team. Kimberly has nearly two decades of experience delivering large-scale software projects in the e-commerce, financial services, mortgage banking, retail and telecommunications industries. Prior to joining BTM Global, she was the senior director of retail development at Oracle Retail. She has held senior management positions at ShopNBC, Retek Inc. (now Oracle Retail), Plural (now Dell) Consulting and Accenture. Kimberly has a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota.
Julie Sirek Vice President, Operations
As vice president of operations, Julie is responsible for all company operations in the U.S., including human resources, recruiting, benefits administration and management, along with strategic efforts that support BTM Global’s projects and goals. Prior to joining BTM Global full time, Julie was a trusted HR advisor to the company. She has served as vice president of human resources for Vascular Solutions and for space 150. Julie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Judy Wright Vice President of Finance
Judy serves as vice president of finance and is responsible for overseeing all of BTM Global’s financial operations, along with supporting its growth initiatives. With more than 15 years of experience, Judy has held positions as controller at Outsell Corporation, branch controller and corporate accountant at Equus Computer Systems, and various controller positions at organizations throughout China. She is also an active CPA and a member of the Minnesota Society of CPAs. Judy earned a Master of Business Administration in finance and accounting from the University of St. Thomas.
Kate Mayer Vice President of Retail Strategy
Kate plays a key role in setting the strategic direction of BTM Global that will continue its rapid growth. In the field, she works directly with retailers to help solve their business challenges and leverages her expertise in retail solution business processes, solution design, as well as development and implementation with a strong focus on business functionality. Prior to BTM Global, Kate worked for a number of top retail brands, including Target, Mervyn’s, Marshall Fields and SuperValu. In past positions at Oracle and SAP, she worked with hundreds of retailers on their business and technology challenges. Kate has a degree in business management with a concentration in purchasing and inventory management from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Kris Paulson Director of Marketing
Kris is responsible for defining the overall marketing strategy for BTM Global and for leading the planning and execution of all marketing efforts within the organization. She has 20 years of experience both on the agency and client sides of marketing, and her knowledge and creativity have helped companies from start-ups to Fortune 500s achieve their business goals. Kris has deep experience in the software space, most notably with Lawson Software (now Infor) and HighJump. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Winona State University.
Brian Verkinderen Director of Sales
Brian establishes BTM Global’s new retail business in North America and is responsible for developing direct account sales, maintaining client relationships and working closely with organizational partners on joint opportunities. He spent more than 15 years specializing in Oracle Retail Merchandising and Store customizations and implementations, both at Accenture and as an independent contractor. Brian’s expertise in custom applications and Oracle Retail solutions, along with his ability to build trusted relationships, have guided BTM clients to achieving optimized business performance. He is a graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Tien Huynh Director, Vietnam Operations
As director of Vietnam operations, Tien is responsible for managing the daily operations and delivery capabilities of BTM Global’s Vietnam office. As part of the leadership team, he guides the strategic direction, technical abilities and project delivery for this critical unit of the organization. Tien has more than a decade of experience working in the software engineering industry. Prior to joining BTM, he worked as a project manager for TMA Solutions, the largest software outsourcing company in Vietnam. He received a degree in information technology from the University of Natural Science and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Economics, Vietnam.