Alan Kahn is the Managing Partner and Co-Chief Executive Officer of AKA Enterprise Solutions. Mr. Kahn brings over 20 years’ experience in professional consulting and management to AKA where his main focus lies in developing long-term relationships with partners and clients. In addition, Mr. Kahn oversees aspects of business operations including sales and marketing, business development and strategic planning.
Mr. Kahn is President of InterDyn, an international organization made up of more than 35 locations worldwide. With more than 500 certified professionals in locations around the world, InterDyn supports over 3,500 customers and is recognized as one of the largest, most comprehensive, and most experienced Microsoft Dynamics partners. In addition, Mr. Kahn is Founder and Chairman of Dynamics Global Partners (DGP), an organization which represents the leading global Microsoft Dynamics AX partners. Offering a deep pool of AX resources and expertise, DGP is able to meet all of a customers unique requirements whether they be geographic or industry specific.
Prior to forming AKA Enterprise Solutions, Mr. Kahn was the founder and president of AKA Consulting Services, Inc., a company specializing in business process analysis, software selection, strategic management consulting, and financial re-organization. Before founding AKA Consulting Services, Mr. Kahn spent five years in a strategic management role with a mid-sized distribution company. Mr. Kahn began his career with Arthur Andersen as a member of the audit and consulting groups.
Mr. Kahn holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Rutgers University in New Jersey. He is a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and the International Technology Association (ITA ). He is an active contributor on Microsoft Advisory Councils and has been recognized by Microsoft for his significant contributions, having been awarded with their coveted Eagle Award in 2001 and 2005. Mr. Kahn also serves as an industry expert for several industry journals and trade publications and is often quoted in The Wall Street Journal.
Jack Ades is the Managing Partner and Co-Chief Executive Officer of AKA Enterprise Solutions. With twenty years of business and technology consulting experience, he oversees the professional services and operations areas of the company, building the team with quality talent and guiding methodologies and policies. Mr. Ades ensures that AKA is delivering projects successfully throughout its multiple practices and satisfying clients through positive, long term relationships.
Prior to forming AKA Enterprise Solutions, Mr. Ades founded Vision Computer Systems, which specialized in selling and implementing business applications to small and mid-sized companies. Vision Computer Systems, servicing over 200 clients throughout its 8 year journey, focused on providing the most powerful business management solutions available in the mid-market. Mr. Ades has 20 years of experience in the PC-based financial and accounting applications market, watching this sector grow and evolve since its inception.
Mr. Ades holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from George Washington University in Washington D.C. He speaks at local and national business and software conferences and serves on multiple advisory councils at Microsoft. He has twice been awarded the coveted Eagle Award in 2001 and 2005 by Microsoft for his valued partnership and contributions to the business information technology industry.
Jim Bretschneider is the EVP of Sales and Marketing at AKA Enterprise Solutions and is responsible for the continued expansion of AKA’s sales and marketing initiatives to achieve significant growth in revenue and profitability within key vertical markets and the Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM product lines. Mr. Bretschneider brings over eighteen years of management experience and a superior track record for accelerating growth and increasing software sales through vertical market strategy.
Mr. Bretschneider’s executive leadership experience includes building and improving professional services organizations as well as selling and delivering advanced business solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics. Having served as managing director at Columbus IT USA Inc., he brings an extensive background in building successful sales teams and producing rapid and profitable growth. Bretschneider brings extensive experience in strategic account engagement and management, business and IT consulting for Fortune 500 and global companies and sales and implementation of Microsoft Dynamics Business Solutions in the USA, Europe and Asia.
Ronald Haantjes is the Vice President of Client Relations. In this role Mr. Haantjes works directly with our clients and business partners to get the most value out of their Microsoft Dynamics business solution. He also leads the social media team and is involved in the growth of our Microsoft Dynamics AX team through hiring and development programs.
Ronald’s specialties include: ERP Consulting, Supply Chain Management Consulting, Business Management Consulting, Integrations, Web Services, Leadership and Consulting Management. He has been working with customers nationally and internationally in many different industries such as Life Science Industry, Manufacturing, Distribution, Retail, Oil & Gas, Financial Services and Public Sector to name a few.
Ronald has been in the ERP space for the last 25 years. He advanced from being a road warrior, implementing and managing projects to business management in ERP and in the AX space since 2004 where he has been active with recruiting and building effective organizations. Ronald has been named a MVP for Baan and Vis.align when they were awarded Best in Show by CRN for successful Dynamics AX (Axapta) implementation at an International CPG Company.
Manpreet Kalsi is the Vice President of consulting at AKA Enterprise Solutions and is responsible for successful delivery of all the projects to our clients. Mr. Kalsi brings more than 19 years of progressive experience in strategic leadership, client management, business development, vendor management, product development, program/project management and technical management to AKA Enterprise Solutions.
Mr. Kalsi has built and nurtured numerous professional services and product development organizations in his career. He has extensive experience in ERP Implementations and is a thought leader in defining implementation methodologies and best practices.
Mr. Kalsi holds a Bachelor of Technology in Engineering from the National Institute of Technology in India. He is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).