Brian Williams is a practice director at Vertical Edge Consulting Group and has worked with Oracle Hyperion implementations for fifteen years, specializing in Hyperion Planning, Essbase, reporting, infrastructure, and system integration solutions. With a background in finance, Brian is able to clearly understand business needs and translate them into technical solutions. Throughout his consulting career, he has architected Enterprise Performance Management solutions for clients in several industries and multiple countries. Brian is certified in Essbase and Planning and has delivered presentations on EPM topics at Kscope, OAUG Collaborate, OAUG Connection Point, and FLOAUG Training Days. His responsibilities at Vertical Edge include ensuring delivery excellence while managing multiple EPM implementation projects and overseeing the infrastructure practice. He has a BS in Finance and Economics as well as an MBA from the University of South Florida.