Ross Christoph is responsible for the processes and solutions for product costing at Eli Lilly and Company on a global basis. Eli Lilly has manufacturing plants in 13 countries and products in 125 countries. Ross has been with Eli Lilly since 1999 and implemented SAP for product costing and other CO functionality in many plants and countries. Previously Ross worked at other manufacturing companies focusing on internal accounting and financial roles since 1979 until becoming involved with SAP projects since 1992. Ross is a Certified Management Accountant since 1981.
Rohana Gunawardena is a highly experienced SAP Financials and Order-to-Cash consultant who has been working with SAP since 1992, focusing on the FI/CO modules with emphasis on complex data conversions, business segment reporting, cross-module integration to FI/CO, sales cycle accounting & A/R.
Tara Hushbeck is an accounting and finance professional with 7 years progressive manufacturing accounting/finance experience. Resourceful leader with a proven ability to manage multiple tasks in a dynamic work environment while meeting all deadlines in an organized and efficient manner. Established capability in supporting and driving business results/objectives through successful and innovative improvement projects, financial results analysis and respected leadership.
Tom King recently retired from Milliken and Company, a leading manufacturer of specialty textiles, floor covering, and chemicals based in Spartanburg, South Carolina with global manufacturing facilities, where he was a Senior Business Analyst. He has more than 30 years of experience at Milliken in manufacturing and product costing. From 2007 until retirement in late 2018, Tom was the lead CO analyst on the SAP FI/CO team involved with the SAP implementation worldwide. He has written three books about the SAP Controlling module: Practical Guide to SAP® CO Templates, SAP® S/4HANA Product Cost Planning Configuration and Master Data, and SAP® S/4HANA Product Cost Planning – Costing with Quantity Structure.
Johannes Le Roux is an SAP solution architect, with experience in SAP S/4HANA Financials and BPC. He is a global supply chain financials expert and is one of the founders of Infogility. He is the practice leader for Supply Chain Finance and has over 30 years experience on SAP rollouts throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Johannes holds a BS in Accounting and National diploma in Engineering.
Paul Ovigele is the founder of ERPfixers. He has worked as an ERP financials consultant since 1997 in North America and Europe in Financial Accounting and Controlling, and integrated areas in industries such as consumer goods, chemicals, logistics, pharmaceuticals, apparel and entertainment. Paul presents at SAP financials conferences around the world and is author of Material Ledger in SAP S4HANA (2019).
Chris Ritterhern, a Sr. Advisor with SAP’s BTP Center of Excellence, a speaker with 25+ years of experience in guiding business’s become better Intelligent Enterprises. With a strong background in accounting, Chris is recently re-focused on the full integration of business process frameworks in the finance & controlling areas for planning, budgeting utilizing no-code-based approaches.
Janet Salmon is Chief Product Owner for Management Accounting at SAP AG. She is the author of Controlling with SAP ERP – business user guide, SAP S/4HANA Finance: the reference guide to what's new, and First steps in SAP S/4HANA Finance. Janet has overseen SAP Controlling functionality product developments as both Product and Solution Manager. She spearheaded changes to user interfaces within Controlling and data transfer from Controlling to SAP HANA.
Ashish Sampat is a finance and costing professional with over two decades of SAP consulting experience and now works as an independent SAP FI/CO consultant. He provides solutions in SAP Controlling including product costing, Material Ledger, and cost center accounting to clients in consumer packed goods, life sciences, and industrial sectors. Ashish lives in Chicago with his wife and two kids. Ashish is author of First Steps in SAP Controlling (CO) and Expert Tips to Unleash the Full Potential of SAP Controlling. He is the recipient of 2017 Controlling Community Award.
Anand Seetharaju Anand Seetharaju is an SAP S/4HANA Financial and Controlling certified consultant and CPA with more than 20 years of experience including global SAP transformation projects for central finance, profitability analysis, project system, product costing, SAP Material Ledger, cash applications, capital asset management, leasing, global tax, mangement and legal reporting.
Birgit Starmanns is the Global Head of oCFO COE Thought Leadership Strategy and Programs in the Global Center of Excellence for Finance and Risk. She has over 30 years of experience across the Global COE, solution marketing, solution management, strategic customer communities, and management consulting. Birgit is the author of articles for Financials Expert, Accelerated Financial Closing with SAP, SAP Labs guidebook Product Costing Scenarios Made Easy, and a presenter at SAP events.
Dawn Watts is the Manager of Global SAP Finance and Controlling at SPX Flow. Dawn has led support and implementations of SAP functions in Finance and Controlling for over 17 years. She has a breadth of experience partnering with finance and logistics organizations to solve complex problems for manufacturing companies in the telecommunications, medical devices, flooring, industrial, and energy industries.
Marjorie Wright is an independent SAP consultant, author, speaker, and the founder of Simply FI-CO, LLC: a boutique SAP consulting and training company specializing in SAP Finance and Controlling. She holds SAP certifications in Financial Accounting and Management Accounting for both ERP and S/4HANA. Her published works include the SAP S/4HANA Management Accounting Certification Guide Application Associate Exam and Credit Management in S/4HANA.