Our Team

Leverage the expertise of world-class professionals who have demonstrated success with the Oracle stack. Rely on our know-how, experience and agility to support the ever-changing needs of your business. Our consultants average more than 15 years of experience working with the Oracle Red Stack. Our sales representatives and leadership team combined spent more than 80 years working at Oracle.

Executive Leadership

Paul Zajdel

Consulting, Sales and Solutions Leader

Paul Zajdel re-joined Forsythe Solutions in January, 2015 and launched Meta7 as an Oracle-focused solution provider. Paul is responsible for building both the technical solutions and the consulting staff. Previously he spent 13+ years at Forsythe as the senior director of the Oracle Corporation/Sun Microsystems lines of business. Most recently, Zajdel was at Oracle Corporation in the Alliances & Channels organization. 

Zajdel graduated from Loyola University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in marketing. 

"Meta7 leverages Forsythe's broad range of capabilities to help Oracle clients with their IT security; workload and data center migration; on-premise and off-premise database and infrastructure hosting and managed services; financing for hardware, software and services; and more."

Solution Architects

Brian Dumont

Solution Architect

Brian Dumont has more than 30 years’ experience with scoping, selling and delivering professional services to clients in manufacturing, insurance, distribution and in the public sector. Previously, Dumont held a variety of executive management positions at Dewpoint Inc., where he was responsible for a broad portfolio of projects.

Dumont earned his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

"Having been in the Oracle (and Sun) channel for a long time, I’ve felt that the market was well positioned for an Oracle partner that focuses on providing thought leadership and implementation services to clients across the ‘Red Stack.’ I believe Meta7 fulfills this position in the market.”

Lee Diamante

Solution Architect

Lee Diamante has more than 20 years of experience designing and implementing solutions for Oracle environments from storage through middleware.Lee specializes in applying the right combination of hardware, software, services and processes to each client’s unique situation rather than pushing toward a specific product. His broad knowledge and expertise with Oracle environments have been essential to the planning, design and delivery of projects across industries for consolidation, virtualization and migrations; high availability and business continuity; integration of new features and technologies; and license optimization.

Prior to joining Forsythe, Lee spent ten years with Sun Microsystems as a consultant in professional services and client solutions.

“The right technical solution and the right business solution rarely line up cleanly. I specialize in finding solutions that solve real-life problems without compromising good ideas."

Jason Peterson

Solution Architect

Jason Peterson has more than 18 years of experience with Oracle software, SPARC and Solaris technologies. Jason focuses on infrastructure solutions and specializes in providing the right tools for the job. By applying virtualization and migration services along with proven methodologies, he  helps clients realize the true cost of ownership of their environments. Peterson works with clients on architecture and design for Oracle solutions that are invaluable to their success.

Prior to joining Forsythe, Jason was an independent consultant, focusing on Sun Microsystems and Oracle solutions for the entertainment industry in Hollywood.

“In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity. I strive to help clients reduce the chaos that hinders their growth and create solutions that exceed expectations.”

Paul Koehler

Solution Architect

Paul Koehler has more than 23 years of IT experience in the financial services industry focusing on infrastructure, virtualization and optimization based solutions. Paul has held positions of increasing responsibility with an emphasis on the creation and delivery of technology solutions for large enterprise clients with aggressive ROI goals.

He spent 13 years at Sun Microsystems performing system engineering client support, solution definition and delivery and technical project management before joining Forsythe as a solutions architect six years ago. Prior to joining Sun, Paul founded a technical project management consulting firm that served Wall Street financial and insurance based clients. He has managed numerous enterprise technology projects with recent emphasis on cost cutting initiatives such as virtualization migrations, low latency computing and cloud computing.

“I’ve helped numerous clients adopt engineered systems resulting in realized TCO savings.”

Tim Robbins

Solutions Architect

Consulting Team

Robert Dawson

Master Consultant

Robert Dawson has more than 15 years of experience as an Oracle Solutions architect/consultant with a proven track record in developing, implementing and supporting technology solutions. Dawson’s expertise includes end-to-end performance, tuning for the web, generic application building and supporting data warehousing environments.

Dawson received his Master of Science degree from the University of Denver in computer information systems and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Illinois. Dawson is an Oracle Certified Professional and a Certified Exadata Implementation Specialist. 

“I was responsible for the internal sale of technology solutions that I developed to address my client’s business and technology requirements. I created a business case and presented key strategic advantages for Oracle Exadata engineered database systems.”

Kamal Talukder

Master Consultant

Kamal Talukder has more than 15 years of experience in Oracle technology. He is a proven expert in database design and architecture, administration and support, and monitoring and performance tuning. Previously, Talukder was database manager and architect at the Bradford Group where he executed a number of initiatives that made a significant difference in advancing the organization’s database infrastructure capabilities.

Talukder graduated from Northeastern Illinois University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in computer science. He is a Certified Exadata Implementation Specialist.

 

 

“To transform an oil and gas company’s environment, we migrated and consolidated Oracle 11g databases to Oracle 12c Multitenant Architecture and implemented Oracle 12c GoldenGate to support mission-critical systems for data availability and integration.”

Daniel Morgan

Principle Advisor

Daniel Morgan is an Oracle ACE Director internationally recognized as a Subject Matter Export on core Oracle Database and GoldenGate. Morgan’s began his Oracle career at Pacific Northwest Bell (now CenturyLink), Boeing and AT&T Mobility. In addition to his consulting work, Morgan wrote the Oracle curriculum for the University of Washington and was the program’s principle instructor for ten years. 

“I reduced Oracle licensing costs for an American fast food restaurant chain with 1,800 locations by reallocating existing hardware to optimize utilization. The freed-up licenses eliminated the need to purchase additional licenses, saving our client more than $500,000 with no negative impact on stability or performance.”

Umair Mansoob

Master Consultant

Umair Mansoob is an Oracle database architect with more than 12 years’ experience throughout Oracle technology solutions. Mansoob’s experience includes Oracle Exadata implementation, data warehouse design, database migration and upgrades, maximum availability architecture and database consolidation using proven technologies and procedures. Previously, Mansoob worked as an independent consultant at Northern Trust Bank where he supported the deployment, configuration and optimization of Oracle databases on Exadata. 

Mansoob earned his Master of Science degree from DePaul University in computer science and received his Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University. Mansoob is also an Oracle Certified Professional, Certified Exadata Implementation Specialist and Oracle Database 12c Certified Implementation Specialist.  

Bill Pilarski

Consulting Manager

Bill Pilarski is a consulting services practice manager with more than 30 years of IT experience. Previously, he was with Sun Microsystems for 17 years, serving in a variety of roles in Sun’s services and sales support practices, before joining Forsythe in 2008 as a systems solutions practice manager. Bill has a broad range of experience in services and engagement delivery, project and program management, services operations and client relations. Bill received his Bachelor of Science in physics from Central Michigan University.

“With a long history in sales and delivery of technology solutions, I have assisted hundreds of clients in deriving business value from the information technologies they choose. These engagements have encompassed everything from simple platform installations to whole scale technology refresh initiatives, as well as cost-cutting infrastructure consolidation, virtualization projects and multi-year enterprise deployment efforts driving large scale change.”

Caius Vicus

Senior Consultant

Charles “Brian” Pace

Consultant

Matthew Pollard

Senior Principal

James Hopkins

Master Consultant

Greg Williams

Senior Consultant

Margarita “Rita” Dalian

Master Consultant

Amer Safdar

Master Consultant

Stanislua Urbanovich

Master Consultant

Alex Stamenkovich

Senior Consultant

David Bartula

Senior Project Manager

Kevin Smith

Master Consultant

Marcilina Garcia

Managing Consulting

Edward “Ted” Campbell

Master Consultant

Vijai Samuel Manuel Rajakumar

Master Consultant

Account Managers

Brian Day

Account Manager

Brian Day brings more than 20 years of experience working with Oracle clients.  Brianspecializes in Oracle professional services, SAP professional services and Oracle database. He has a firm handle on the integrated Oracle stack and has a proven track record of helping Oracle clients put the Oracle Solution stack together to solve their business problems.

Previously, Brian worked for SAP as a global account client partner and he received his Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science from the University of Minnesota, Twin-Cities. Brian was employed as an agricultural scientist at the University of Minnesota before making his hobby—working on computers—into a second career.

“Our goal is to take the complex entropy out of IT and to instead promote a structured process. At Meta7, we are uniquely positioned to reduce complexity and costs for clients as well as increase speed to market.”

Kevin Imm

Account Manager

Kevin Imm is an experienced account manager who has spent the last nineteen years working in technology sales. Most recently, Kevin worked for Oracle as a national accounts manager in New York City covering a mix of Financial and Business Services firms. 

 Kevin received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Babson College in Massachusetts.

"Meta7 offers the integration of Oracle's industry-leading product offerings combined with the architectural and database consulting talent to ensure success for customers clients whose business model is predicated on the generation, analysis and storage of large amounts of data."

Erin M. Turner

Account Manager

Erin Turner has a long history building meaningful customer relationships. She has been with Oracle for the past four years working as a master data management consultant before moving to application sales.

Erin received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and Spanish from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

“Working with client’s who make corporate investment in complex technologies, I understand the need to keep IT simple. Meta7 provides solutions that generate value, are executable and achieve faster time to market. I enjoy helping organizations become what they strive to be.”

James Miller

Account Manager