When Your Job Is On The Line & You Need The Right Answer … Right Now!
Since 2003 we’ve worked with CEOs and CFOs of a fast growing small to mid-sized company who understand the stress that growth places on outdated systems; from accounting to supply chain to sales and marketing. Our clients understand that seamlessly adding scale is no simple task, but choose to partner with us because the cost of failure is simply too high to risk on inexperienced partners and un-proven systems.
With Horizon Associates you will get an experienced business partner and a true NetSuite expert. We are different from other technology consultants. You won’t work with junior consultants fresh out of business school. Our consultants have all walked in your shoes having served on the “client side” as CEOs, CFOs, and VPs with responsibility for implementing the NetSuite ERP system, Now, with hundreds of ERP implementations under our belt (check out the case studies in the Resource Center) we are the pre-eminent NetSuite expert.
Our Leadership Team
Partner, Client Services
Randy’s is our business process leader. He is a CPA, an auditor and a CFO. Randy manages all of Horizon’s NetSuite resources and has overall responsibility for our client consulting practice and manages our team of on-site consultants.
Since co-founding Horizon Associates in 2003, Randy has led the implementation of over 100 NetSuite ERP implementations in a wide range of industries. His clients have grown and thrived using NetSuite with some going public, others being acquired at a healthy premium and still others thriving as standalone private companies.
Before founding Horizon, Randy spent time working in public accounting. He then joined Esselte Ltd to lead their internal audit function, a $1.4 billion-dollar multinational conglomerate with business units around the world. After six years of extensive world travel managing Internal Audit, Randy became the CFO slot at International Typeface Corporation – a Esselte business unit.
Partner, Business Development
Joe is our business development leader and manages the relationship with NetSuite and all associated client license issues. Joe is responsible for all sales, business development, and lead generation functions; He is responsible for negotiating all NetSuite subscription licenses and SOW (Statement of Work) agreements.
Since co-founding Horizon Associates in 2003, Joe has led the sales and implementation of over 100 NetSuite licenses and associated “statement of work” implementations. What becomes clear almost immediately is that no one knows more about NetSuite and ERP systems than Joe! We hear it all the time: “I learned more in talking with Joe for 10 minutes than I did in months trying to get answers from NetSuite”
Joe has been involved in all aspects of product management, product marketing, sales and business development, including two startups, an acquisition, and a successful IPO. He has held executive level positions in the telecommunications and software application fields including his position with Philips Speech Processing, a division of Philips Electronics NA, where he directly negotiated and managed $40 million in strategic technology partner relationships for Royal Philips Electronics N.V.
Joe earned his bachelor's degree in Economics and Computer Science from Rutgers University.
Nora serves as a primary Project Manager and Consultant at Horizon Associates Group, LLC for NetSuite implementations and support relationships. She brings over 25 years of analytical and organizational skills specific to both engineering and software development environments. She has achieved CTFL and CTAL-TA certification from the American Software Testing Qualifications Board.
Nora has a Master's degree in Information Science from Penn State University and a bachelor's degree in Organizational Dynamics from Immaculata University. Nora is proficient in both English and Spanish.
Horizon Associates conducts intensive Discovery sessions to kick-off each project. This helps us understand your business model, operations, processes and personnel. Most importantly it involves the key decision makers in your company that will be involved in the set-up and use of NetSuite in your operations.
We Take Time to Learn About You and Your Business
A DISCOVERY SESSION INCLUDES:
- Clarification of corporate objectives
- Analysis of business structures and processes
- Identification of key data structures and reporting requirements
- Determination of electronic and printed communications
- Diagnosis of integration points with web properties and legacy systems
- Consideration of CRM, SFA, marketing processes, and volume metrics