Leadership

Dedicated leaders committed to building great teams and solving tough problems

Our leadership team is guided by a simple vision: to grow one great consultant at a time, to work for great clients, and to do the work that we love. Each of our leaders lives by this vision and has dedicated their careers to providing clients with proven solutions to meet the latest business challenges.

Ed Mueller

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CEO

Ed Mueller is a highly experienced, entrepreneurial leader and seasoned business, IT, and consulting professional. Ed has a proven track record of successfully leading major strategy and system implementation projects at global mid-market and Fortune 100 companies.

With over twenty-five years of professional consulting experience, Ed has developed deep business and functional expertise in a broad range of business processes and industries.

Paul Grove

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President & CFO

Paul Grove is a proven leader and expert implementer of Business and IT systems and processes. With over twenty-five years of professional consulting experience, Paul has full project lifecycle implementation experience with multiple packaged and custom systems, as well as extensive industry experience delivering technology and business solutions to distributors, major retailers, manufacturers, and government agencies.

Tony Kopyar

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VP of Human Resources

Tony Kopyar, AXIA’s VP of Human Resources, has over twenty-five years of experience as a business and IT consultant. He has deep project management, business process and functional expertise in the areas of distribution, order fulfillment, inventory management, procurement, manufacturing, human resources and financials.

Tony has broad industry experience delivering technology and business solutions within the public and private sectors. Tony is qualified and experienced as a strategic IT and business advisor, program manager, project manager and solutions architect. He has spent the majority of his career designing implementatable solutions within ERP, eCommerce and highly integrated environments within the Direct Sales, Utilities, Technology, Manufacturing and Public Sector spaces.

Jon Riley

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EVP & Director of Oracle Services

Jon Riley is an experienced senior leader and EVP for AXIA with over 25 years of industry experience and 22 years of professional consulting experience. He has served as the project manager and/or subject matter expert for many Oracle implementations and has deep expertise in the full project implementation lifecycle.

Jon is the co-founder and president of the Ohio Valley Oracle Application User Group and is chairman of the Geo/SIG Committee for the International Oracle Application User Group.

Brad Norkin

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EVP

Brad Norkin is a senior project leader and EVP for AXIA with over 20 years of management and technology consulting experience.

Brad has specialized in working with organizations to meet their business and technology goals through business process redesign, ERP implementation efforts, data management initiatives, and strategic planning. Brad has successfully completed projects within both the public and private sectors, including state and local government, education, utilities, process manufacturing, and professional services.

John Tierney

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Director of Client Advisory

As an experienced business and IT consultant with over 25 years of experience across multiple industries, John Tierney has a proven track record of successfully assisting clients with managing complex business and systems transformation projects. John has led and delivered on enterprise-level projects to improve business performance. He has also selected, designed, and implemented enterprise systems, redesigned supply chain and manufacturing business processes, and developed and fine-tuned business-aligned IT strategies.

John leads our Client Advisory practice and is passionate to ensure client expectations are met and exceeded.

Jon Riley

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EVP & Director of Oracle Services

Jon Riley is an experienced senior leader and EVP for AXIA with over 25 years of industry experience and 22 years of professional consulting experience. He has served as the project manager and/or subject matter expert for many Oracle implementations and has deep expertise in the full project implementation lifecycle.

Jon is the co-founder and president of the Ohio Valley Oracle Application User Group and is chairman of the Geo/SIG Committee for the International Oracle Application User Group.

Cliff Wilson

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Director of JD Edwards Services

For over 25 years, Cliff Wilson has successfully managed and delivered a host of complex, enterprise-wide programs. He is an innovative problem solver and has the ability to quickly identify and articulate the business and technical sides of an issue. His methodical approach and attention to detail, combined with an articulate senior management delivery presence, has enabled him to establish himself as a reliable and effective delivery professional.

Cliff specializes in the management and delivery of complex IT related projects for manufacturing and distribution clients. His “”lead by example approach””, willingness to take ownership of issues and ability to remain calm in stressful project situations has allowed him to build a network of trusted clients, co-workers and friends during the course of his professional career.

Kevin Colwell

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Director of Government & Education Services

Kevin Colwell is a Certified Public Manager (CPM) and Project Management Professional (PMP) and has over 20 years of diverse technology and consulting expertise. He began his career as a public servant and moved to public sector consulting in 2007. Through this experience, Kevin is aware of the unique challenges that exist working within public organizations and has developed an approach to partnership and customer services that allows for AXIA to be successful in this challenging environment.

Whether the project is small or large, Kevin finds success in partnering with clients to assess business needs and designing direct, reliable, and achievable solutions to business challenges through the most efficient means available including leveraging in house, hosted, and multitenant cloud computing solutions.

Greg Pitstick

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Director of Global Mergers & Acquisitions

Greg Pitstick is the Lead for AXIA’s Merger and Acquisition Practice Greg has more than 25 years of broad based experience leading multiple global post-acquisition integration projects. In addition to his work in M&A, he also has a proven track record of successfully leading global business transformation programs, developing IT strategies and guiding companies on how to leverage technology to achieve business strategies.

Greg focuses on helping organizations achieve synergies through the integration of people, processes, and technology resulting from M&A activities.

Harry Kiefaber

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Business Development Director

With over 30 years of consulting experience Harry Kiefaber has a reputation of establishing strong relationships through his client commitment and open communication style. Harry improves individual and group performance by proactively coaching, building cohesive teams and promoting an atmosphere of harmony while addressing tough issues directly.

Teresa Conroy-Roth

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Business Development Director

Teresa Conroy-Roth has 25 years of information technology, consulting and operations experience. She is a proven leader and implementer of strategic vision, processes and systems with extensive experience in understanding business drivers, building relationships, and impacting results. Teresa is a seasoned business and technology transformation and engagement leader.

Outside of the office, Teresa has spent significant time and thought leadership advancing the technology sector in the Midwest, and has lead multiple non-profit organizations focusing on encouraging women in technology and mentor-ship for Senior Technology Executives.

Shawn Hopper

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Business Development Director

Shawn Hopper has over 20 years of professional Enterprise Technology experience. He has a successful history of solving business problems by helping clients select the right solutions and connecting them with top industry resources who deliver within budget.