Our North American Team

We work for our team who delivers our leading
software-driven Bluefield approach to transform your SAP business and technical landscapes.

 

Derek Oats

President and Chief Executive Officer

Derek Oats

President and Chief Executive Officer

As CEO and President, Derek is responsible for the expansion and strategy of the SNP software business that includes sales, marketing, services and operations while leading the North America organization. Derek has a successful track record of Global and American leadership roles. Prior to SNP, he was Global Vice President of Database and Data Management for SAP, the world’s largest provider of enterprise application software with over 110 million cloud subscribers around the world and has held various leadership roles for other software companies, including Tata Consultancy Services, IBM and Oracle.

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Matthew Aucella

Senior Vice President, Sales and Field Marketing

Matthew Aucella

Senior Vice President, Sales and Field Marketing

As Senior Vice President of Sales and Field Marketing North America, Matt is responsible for the strategic growth of the business. With over 25 years of experience at both startups and large enterprise technology companies, Matt oversees customer and partner engagements, go-to-market strategies and day-to-day operations excellence. Prior to joining SNP, Matt held various sales leadership roles in the consulting services organization at Oracle where he was responsible for building customer success through various advisory and managed services across all products, including services focused on SAP ERP customers running Oracle database.  Matt holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Ithaca College.

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Desmonde Thomas

Senior Vice President, Delivery

Desmonde Thomas

Senior Vice President, Delivery

As Senior Vice President of Delivery, Desmonde is responsible for executing M&A and Digital Transformation projects. With over 20 years of experience in SAP and IT, he led teams and delivered cutting-edge SAP solutions for organizations spanning North America, Europe, and Brazil. Prior to SNP, Desmonde held various consulting, sales and delivery leadership roles at Athenian Consulting, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Pantè Technology.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of Texas at Austin and is a Graduate of Harvard Business School’s General Management Program. Additionally, he serves on the Board of the Department of Economics for  University of Texas and Austin Area Urban League.

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Roger Elwell

Vice President, Strategic Partners and Alliances

Roger Elwell

Vice President, Strategic Partners and Alliances

As Vice President of Strategic Partners and Alliances, Roger leads the SNP North America partner channel that delivers SNP’s BLUEFIELD™ approach for SAP S/4HANA to enterprise customers. Roger formerly led the North America sales organization that launched SNP’s software transformation solutions to Fortune 100 enterprises that accelerated their large M&A and SAP systems migration projects. Prior to SNP, he co-founded and was COO of GL Associates, a systems integrator delivering Oracle/JD Edwards ERP and software development solutions servicing the Fortune 500, and Cetova financial reporting software until their acquisitions by SNP in 2013.  Roger holds a BBA Accounting and Finance from Pace University.

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Kenneth Chang

Vice President, Marketing

Kenneth Chang

Vice President, Marketing

As Vice President of Marketing, Kenneth is responsible for marketing that encompasses branding, communications, go-to-market strategies and operations in North America.  With successful track records in building high-performing end-to-end strategies that generated marketshare and revenue growth, Kenneth has created innovative programs for large software enterprise and startup companies that focused on big data, cloud-computing, cybersecurity, digital transformation, and data-management.  Prior to SNP, Kenneth has held various leadership positions at Hitachi, Genesys/Alcatel, Toshiba, Infoblox, BEA Systems, NEC and Ingram Micro.  Kenneth holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern California.

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Stephen Shaffer

Vice President, Human Resources

Stephen Shaffer

Vice President, Human Resources

As Vice President of Human Resources in North America, Steve focuses on developing a best-in-class culture that attracts, retains, develops, and inspires world class talent to achieve SNP’s mission. He oversees all aspects of Human Resources and partners across all corporate and field organizations. With global experience, he drives synergy and alignment with worldwide locations. Prior to SNP, Steve founded his consulting business, and held HR leadership positions at Santander Consumer USA, Solera Holdings, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Extended Systems, Inc., Compaq Computer, and Apple. Steve earned his B.S.B.A. from Bowling Green State University, and his Master’s in Labor and Human Resources from the Ohio State University.