Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Zerrel Appel

Andrew Miller

Joel Kuhns

Michael Charow

Andrew Hasse

Andrew Miller

President

Product Expertise

  • eCommerce
  • ERP
  • Omni-Channel
  • Point of Sale
  • CRM
  • Sales Audit/Loss Prevention
  • Merchandising / Planning
  • Assortment Planning
  • Warehousing / Supply Chain
  • BI Reporting

Background

Andrew has been helping organizations implement enterprise technology solutions to improve their competitiveness for more than 20 years. His technical background and extensive experience across a variety of industries provides customers with proven methodologies for implementing complex projects within scope, schedule and budget.

 

Experience

  • As president and owner of Aydept, Andrew focuses on delivering value-driven consulting where quality and experience are the mantra’s for customer success. Aydept assists large and small organizations implement their enterprise solutions by providing expertise in program management, project management, change management, integration support, testing, training and deployment support. Some recent customers include: Ross department stores, Nike, AT&T, Rogers Communications, The Buckle, Vail Resorts & Converse
  • Prior to Aydept, Andrew was president of Signal Creek Technology where he worked with commercial and federal agencies such as DHS, DOJ, eBay, NASA, US Treasury, Secret Service, NOAA, USAF and the State Department to implement software and hardware solutions. His work helped these agencies comply with security, legal & regulatory compliance requirements and assisted these agencies with implementing data center designs, data retention policies and disaster recovery solutions.
  • Earlier in his career Andrew was the IT director for Vail Resorts Retail where he oversaw and implemented all IT related projects.

Competencies

  • PMP Certified
  • Program Management
  • Agile / Scrum
  • Requirements / Epics / Features / Stories
  • Resource Allocation Planning
  • Budget Management
  • Deployment Management and Execution
  • Testing and Training Planning Methodologies

Zerrel Appel

Senior Project Manager

Product Expertise

  • Point of Sale / Mobile POS
  • CRM
  • Sales Audit
  • Merchandising
  • Merchandising Planning
  • Assortment Planning
  • Enterprise Order Management
  • Omni-channel
  • Warehousing / Supply Chain
  • Analytics Reporting

Background

Zerrel has been strengthening organizations through the implementation of enterprise technology solutions to improve their competitiveness for more than 12 years. His experience in Project Management across multiple industries has led to the delivery of high-quality solutions for large and small organizations, as well as reducing time to market and increasing ROI. He is highly competent in program management, project management, change management, integration support, testing, training, and deployment.

 

Experience

  • Lead global cross-functional teams to deliver complex retail software implementation projects within scope, under budget, and on schedule in an Agile environment. Some of his most recent customers include Nike, AT&T, Rogers Communications, Hurley, Shoe Palace, The Buckle, New Balance, Road Runner Sports, & Converse.
  • Prior to Aydept, Zerrel was Project Manager at IQNavigator/Beeline where he worked with clients such as Shell Oil, Dell, Disney, Northrup Grumman, Charles Schwab, Raytheon, and Caterpillar to implement Vendor Management Solutions allowing for painless management of their contingent workforce and for compliance with security, legal & regulatory requirements.
  • Earlier in his career Zerrel was the Technology Project Manager for Early Learning Ventures, a 501(c)(3), where he oversaw and implemented software and hardware solutions to assist small childcare businesses with achieving sustainability while providing care and education for children from birth to 5 years old.

Competencies

  • Project Management
  • Agile / Waterfall / RAD
  • Resource Allocation Planning
  • Budget Management
  • Requirements Planning
  • Scope and Schedule Management
  • Deployment Management and Execution
  • Testing and Training Planning Methodologies

Mike Charow

Senior Project Manager

Industry Expertise

  • Automotive
  • Defense/Government
  • Financial/Banking
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing

Background

Mike has over twenty-one years’ experience in program and project management, metrics reporting and analysis. Director of two Project Management Offices and a desktop publishing, editing and graphics department. Experience in global integration of hardware and software on multiple platforms. Writing and presentation of software training. Preparation and completion of bid proposals. Experience in planning and tracking all aspects of project financials.

 

Experience

  • As a senior project manager and program manager with Aydept, Mike has worked with Under Armour to implement a global upgrade to their point of sales system. With Vail Retail Resorts he provided project management and process improvement expertise to lead a Win 10 OS upgrade. Mike also managed security compliance upgrades and web site upgrade projects while maintaining program overview for the client.
  • Prior to Aydept, Mike worked for Ford Motor Company as the Global Solution Definition Services Manager, facilitating the Solution Definition Service process across ten product lines with a 3.9M budget. Prior to Ford, Mike was the PMO director at Delphi and General Dynamics Land Systems managing a staff of six to fifteen project managers responsible for all deliverables, cost, schedule, and quality of products delivered.
  • Earlier in his career Mike led application development teams responsible for large scale IT software upgrades. He also has a strong background in process improvement and metrics reporting.

Competencies

  • Program Management
  • IT Project Management
  • Global Implementations
  • Agile & Waterfall Methodology
  • Process Improvement
  • Metrics Reporting & Analysis
  • Resource Allocation Planning
  • Budget Management
  • Deployment Management and Execution
  • Testing and Training Planning
  • Financial Reporting
  • Change Control Management
  • Requirements Gathering
  • Scope and Schedule Management

Andrew Hasse

Senior Project Manager

Product Expertise

  • Point of Sale / Mobile POS
  • CRM
  • Sales Audit/Loss Prevention
  • eCommerce
  • Merchandising / Planning
  • ERP
  • Omni-Channel
  • Assortment Planning
  • Warehousing / Supply Chain
  • BI Reporting

Background

Andrew has been involved in consulting and project management for over 8 years. His project management background and experience span a wide variety of initiatives undertaken by numerous companies in the retail industry. Andrew is PMP certified and leverages these best practices and combines them with his project experience, to help organizations achieve their strategic objectives.

 

Experience

  • Andrew has experience ranging from software implementations to larges scale POS Hardware deployments and leverages his insights to help clients achieve success for their unique initiatives. He has assisted large and small organizations implement their enterprise solutions by providing expertise in program management, project management, change management, integration support, testing, training and deployment support. Some recent customers include: Crocs, Tory Burch, Yankee Candle, Buckle, rue21, Road Runner Sports and Build a Bear.
  • Prior to Aydept, Andrew was a Business Analyst and Deployment Manager at Signal Creek Technology where he worked with retail companies such as Road Runner Sports and rue21 implementing software and hardware solutions to help these companies upgrade their existing platforms.
  • Before his career in IT, Andrew received his Bachelor’s Degree at Colorado State University and played collegiate hockey.

Competencies

  • Project Management
  • PMP Certified
  • Risk Management
  • Agile / Scrum
  • Change Management
  • Resource Allocation Planning
  • Budget Management
  • Deployment Management and Execution
  • Testing and Training Planning Methodologies

Joel Kuhns

Senior Project Manager

Product Expertise

  • Mobility
  • Omni-Channel
  • Point of Sale
  • CRM
  • eCommerce
  • Sales Audit / Loss Prevention,
  • Merchandising / Planning

Background

Joel has been helping organizations increase their market competitiveness in the Retail industry for 15+ years. His passion for the Retail & IT fields led him to achieve his Masters Degree in Project Management from Colorado State University in 2018.

 

Experience

  • As a Project Manager and Business Analyst for Aydept, Joel focuses on delivering impactful project management consultation to mitigate risks and successfully implement IT solutions. He effectively controls project scope, schedules and budget while maintaining open internal/external communication practices. Some recent customers include: Skechers, TUMI, Nike, & Ross department stores
  • Prior to Aydept, Joel held various positions within AT&T for over 10 years that focused on driving retail & B2B sales, managing teams, as well as, developing and executing training directives on a national level.

Competencies

  • Masters Degree in Project Management
  • Program Management
  • Agile / Scrum
  • Requirements / Epics / Features / Stories
  • Resource Allocation Planning
  • Budget Management
  • Deployment Management and Execution
  • Testing and Training Planning Methodologies

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