Al Marciante began his career in as a financial information technology professional for a leading electronics and communication company. He implemented applications focused on the accounting and finance organizations. In 1994, he spearheaded a project to produce consolidation financials, fully burdened profit and loss analysis, and budget reporting that was based on Oracle Financials, custom Oracle development, and Arbor Essbase. In 1997, Al moved to a solution consultant role with Arbor, where he helped many customers in the southern US achieve significant value purchasing and implementing OLAP and Analytic Applications. He also performed a domain leadership role to drive effective demos and field training. In 2000, after Arbor and Hyperion software merged to become Hyperion Solutions, Al moved to a product management role with Essbase. He quickly moved to a leadership role in the product management organization, and throughout the decade participated in driving new solutions in the Enterprise Performance Management space. Al has since led PM teams not only in the Essbase organization but also in Hyperion Planning, Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management, Smart View, Financial Reports, Crystal Ball, and Disclosure Management. He is now leading new initiatives for EPM in the Oracle Cloud.