The Stowe Foundation Team




Mr. Stentz has more than thirty years of experience in executive and senior management within information technology and software consulting. He has executive level experience in consulting operations, project and program management, consulting sales/presales, cloud and managed services operations and sales. Experienced in Web presence management (social media/digital marketing, web design and hosting, reputation management), ecommerce, ERP (JDE, EBS, PSFT) and general system architecture.

He has deep experience in IT strategy with extensive work within ITIL and TOGAF frameworks. He has managed, at an executive level, a broad set of organization sizes, various industries, and member/employee experience levels. He also is experienced in configuration management, cloud strategy/design/ implementation, SOA and Fusion Middleware Architecture, network operations and design, network planning and operations, and development lifecycle (SDLC).



Howste Technical Services                                                   November 2013 - Present



  • Executive management and sales management for small MSP and Digital Marketing firm


Project Work:

  • Project lead for large web site redesign, including extensive SEO, and web marketing campaign for large multinational manufacturing client
  • Project lead for large web site redesigns, social media/digital marketing, including extensive SEO, web marketing, and reputation management
  • Project Lead for architecture and development of cloud application for customers requiring FCC licensing
  • Project and architect lead for an FCC data integration providing Database/ETL/UI/Reporting design, build, and implementation with application management and long-term support (MSSQL)
  • Implemented cloud-based project management solution
  • Provide Enterprise Software analysis, selection, and recommendations to clients
  • Provide architecture, security, storage and infrastructure planning for datacenters
  • Provide architecture, design for application, fusion middleware, weblogic, SOA, and database, DR, and high availability projects
  • Project manager and lead architect for Oracle EBS R12 architecture refresh
  • Project manager for OVM and OEL refresh
  • Project manager for Oracle EBS R12 enterprise-wide Disaster Recovery implementation and testing
  • Lead architect and technical project team lead for DBAs and architects in support of a large multi-national/multi-site Oracle EBS R12 implementation
  • Provided architecture analysis, recommendations and implementation support for Oracle EBS R12, SOA and Fusion Middleware migration from JDE World
  • Strategy and planning for EBS R12 implementation including architecture, configuration management, disaster recovery, integration, licensing, security, and managed services.


Capgemini                                                                  February 2013 – November 2013

Senior Manager


Client: Oshkosh

  • Technical project manager and lead architect for a $17MM+ JDE business and software redesign effort for Business Process redesign and merger/acquisition process design
  • Provided technical architecture leadership for enterprise technology change-out
  • Provided technical advisory work to assist client in reducing costs for supporting technologies
  • Architecture and infrastructure design for JD Edwards ERP, EBS, SOA, fusion  middleware, weblogic, Master Data Management, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, PLM, Oracle eCommerce and iSupplier, CRM, and Warranty
  • Lead implementation of JDE in the cloud for pre-implementation, design, and support
  • Architecting and designing (strategy, security, configuration management, design, and implementation) fusion middleware integration including JDE BSSV, OSB, and Oracle SOA
  • Lead for Technical Stack foundational technology software selection


Gerson Lehrman Group                                          January 2005 to October 2014

Senior Advisor (Independent Scholar) providing c-level software and technical advisory and research services

  • Assisted senior c-level management, investment managers, fund managers in making critical investment, technology purchase, and divestiture decisions
  • M & A Advisory for investment and equity firms
  • Advised on enterprise software and technical market initiatives and events
  • Personally provided advisory services to over 60 clients from the IT and investment community


Centric Consulting                                                    February 2011 – October 2012

Technical Architecture Senior Manager


Client: WMS Industries

  • Technical project manager for a $30MM+ Oracle EBS R12 implementation
  • Leading team of DBAs, Infrastructure, and Architects in support of EBS R12 implementation
  • Provided architecture storage and infrastructure planning for datacenter and server build out
  • Provided architecture design for cloud implementation, EBS application, SOA, fusion middleware, weblogic, master data management, EBS and IT security, database, DR, and high availability
  • Managed enterprise wide Oracle IDM implementation
  • Designed and managed configuration management process for EBS technical implementation
  • Provided transformational consulting on IT Organization to support run organization
  • Assisted in the transformation of IT Organization to SLG based methods


Client: AM Castle

  • Technical project Lead for infrastructure refresh planning
  • Provided strategy and planning for EBS 11i, JDE, OBIEE, OTTM infrastructure refresh
  • Provided strategy for EBS R12 infrastructure preparedness


Client: McDonald’s

  • Infrastructure architecture planning and design for an Oracle R12, Hyperion, and OBIEE/OBIA upgrade strategy project
  • Provided infrastructure architecture strategy and design for database upgrade to Oracle Exadata for Hyperion, EBS R12, and OBIEE/OBIA (including capacity planning , infrastructure design, design and strategy review and recommendations, vendor management, instance design and planning, implementation planning, etc…)
  • Provided architecture storage and infrastructure planning for upgrade server build-out for AIX to Linux migration for Hyperion, EBS R12, and OBIEE/OBIA
  • Provided architecture for analysis and design of R12 application and database (RAC) layer


Infocrossing (a Wipro Company)                                        July 2009 – February 2011

Senior Program Manager providing Application Management Services, architecture, technical solutioning, and implementation senior level management

  • Developed services delivery methodology for new managed service and software practice within Wipro’s US consulting services division
  • Provided presales support for over 15 clients and prospects for hosting and managed services for Oracle EBS (11i and R12) and JDE EnterpriseOne
  • Provided assistance in transforming the IT Organization  to support managed services model


Client: Manpower International

  • Assisted CTO and infrastructure team on database and core technology analysis for current Oracle infrastructure
  • Provided client with a 75% improvement in infrastructure costs saving over $680K annually


Client: Global Logic

  • Technical project manager for a $3MM+ Oracle EBS R12 implementation (internet accessible cloud/hosting implementation)
  • Managed offshore, AMS, and cloud/hosting vendor selection for a major ISV for an Oracle EBS R12 migration and new Hyperion implementation (including capacity planning , infrastructure design, design and strategy review and recommendations, vendor management, instance design and planning, migration planning, etc…)
  • Provided COE EBS R12 and Hyperion Architecture support and support process improvement


Client: Rheem Manufacturing

  • Provided Disaster recovery architecture, planning, and implementation for large scale Oracle Applications R12 implementation


The Hackett Group                                                  January 2008 to December 2008

Director for worldwide Oracle technical practice

  • Responsible for the US, European, and Indian geographies with 30+ resources and a $3.7M budget
  • Worked with large $1M to $5M + sales engagements and personally closed $1.2M in 9 months
  • Responsible for all revenue and business development for the Oracle EBS technical practice worldwide for EBS R12, Hyperion, and OBIEE technical engagements
  • Created a successful Oracle technology readiness program that streamlined sales process
  • Developed Hackett’s offshore Application Management approach and methodology that was critical to winning Hackett’s first true Oracle AMS engagement
  • Provided executive and direct project support for critical clients for Oracle EBS and Hyperion


Optio Software                                                          February 2007 - December 2007

Director of worldwide professional services organization for all of Optio Software.

  • Responsible for the NA geography with 15+ resources (+20 Contractors) and a $3.6M budget
  • Lead team developing streamlined implementation methodology for professional services delivery
  • Provided delivery oversight for Oracle EBS and JDE EnterpriseOne
  • Developed Optio’s first global engagement delivery and management model
  • Personally sold first application managed services engagement for $1.9M
  • Responsible for all revenue and business development for the services organization
  • Provided services sales mentorship and developed services selling methodology and approach
  • Provided executive and direct project support for critical clients
  • Transformed IT Services into a highly customer focused  organization and improved consulting customer satisfaction by 20%


Oracle Corporation                                                  April 2005 – November 2006

Client Services Director managing the client services sales portfolio for the South East region

  • Successfully sold $2M in annual services revenue and managed $1.8M annual portfolio
  • Assisted in the support of the technical portion of the Oracle Insight program (solution selling)
  • Provided executive and direct project support for critical EBS and JDE clients
  • Provided technical sales support for critical client sales cycles


Deloitte Consulting, LLP                                        February 2003 – March 2005

Senior Manager managing of the technical solution design and implementation teams within the practice

  • Individual and team contribution of almost $10M in services sales
  • Technical project lead for a $40M strategic Oracle EBS supply chain and manufacturing software architecture, technical architecture, customization and application development, security, system management, and technical implementation
  • Provided transformational consulting on IT Organization to support run organization
  • Lead the effort to streamline the IT telecomm concerns for a major European based automotive manufacturer that resulted in over $4M in savings
  • Successfully managed the change leadership portion of a PeopleSoft Enterprise implementation and provided strategic advisory on the paper industry’s electronic document standards
  • Project Lead for Oracle JDE EnterpriseOne for the process redesign and selection for a major temporary service provider that resulted in an improved front end for their franchises, distributors, and sales force; and improved processes in franchise support and HR, as well as streamlining their IT support requirements
  • Provided strategic technology input into the value driven models related to implementation of ERP and their effect on corporate value drivers, stock price, SG&A, and Revenue
  • Supported a mid-market methodology initiative designed to target critical clients in the mid-market space that was instrumental in shaping Deloitte’s market offerings


Decision Technologies                                               November 2002 – February 2003

Senior Delivery Manager responsible for critical client implementations (Contract)

  • Project Lead for JDE EnterpriseOne implementation for a large logistics/distribution client that allowed them to move from Enterprise World while creating greater visibility into the financial processes, significantly improved reporting, and improved HR/Payroll/Benefits
  • Provided advisory input into application support approach that resulted in streamlined and lower cost support for remote clients


JD Edwards (Oracle)                                                November 1998 – November 2002

Solution Strategy Manager responsible for pre-sales and service sales activities for the SE region

  • Individual contributor of $7.25M in services revenue
  • Exceeded annual services sales target by 120%


Regional Senior Manager managing the South East Regional Technical Services organization

  • Worked with large $.5M to $3M + sales engagements
  • Responsible for the SE geographies with 18+ resources and a $3.4M budget
  • Maintained over 150% revenue targets
  • Responsible for all revenue and for the technical practice in the South East
  • Primary developer of technical portion of JD Edward Implementation approach and methodology that was adopted corporate wide as the worldwide standard
  • Key participant on the JD Edwards Long Range Planning Committee for company-wide strategic direction in e-business that was later adopted corporate wide
  • Creator of the Business Partner Certification program that was accepted and included in corporate alliance practices resulting in $.5M in annual savings and additional revenue stream for the region
  • Created a hybrid sales-to-service hand-off methodology for use by technology services that resulted in a reduction in errors typically associated with this type of process and directly resulted in an improved customer satisfaction for the affected clients
  • Created estimation and question tools simplifying the estimation process for technology pre-sales and post-sales events thereby reducing errors in estimation
  • Provided executive and direct project support for critical clients
  • Well remembered as one of the top technologists in the JD Edwards Enterprise One technology


Black Oak Computer Services                                 September 1997 – October 1998

Management Consultant

  • Project Lead of business process redesign project for a major automotive distributor producing a streamlined process for the sourcing/distribution/warehousing portion of the business that produced a savings of 20% in cost from change in vehicle sourcing/delivery methods
  • Project Lead for multi-vendor ERP selection
  • Strategic advisory and business process redesign, restructuring, re-engineering, executive consulting, needs analysis, risk assessment, and work flow analysis for clients.

Senior Systems Engineer

  • Performed security planning, identity management planning, capacity planning, and risk assessment for a number of client’s complete enterprise
  • Provided strategic planning, design and also lead the implementation of high availability systems and disaster recovery solutions for 2 major firms and one city government.


Filtronic Comtek Incorporated                               November 1994 – August 1997

Director of Information Systems (Acted in CIO Capacity) managing US IT Department

  • Responsible for the North American IT organization with 5+ resources and a $1M budget
  • Project Lead for implementation and support of large-scale enterprise level ERP system responsible for entire company operations that reduced costs by 20%
  • Transformed the IT Organization to support a factor 10X infrastructure requirement
  • Implemented corporate wide IT security policies and procedures and provided enforcement
  • Designed and lead the team that implemented and supported a secure 200+ node mixed Novell, Microsoft NT, and AIX UNIX network utilizing many emerging technologies and leveraging existing company investment for a well designed and cost effective national local and wide area network.


ARMY NG, Infantry - Fort Benning, 115th Light Infantry.                          1988 - 1989

Heavy Weapons Specialty

ARMY NG, MI Avionics - Dobbins Reserve Air Force Base.                      1989 - 1994

Avionics Technician



Kennesaw State University, Marietta, Georgia, Major: Computer Science

Managing at JD Edwards and Leadership Challenge, JD Edwards Internal Manager Training Course

Wor-Wic College, Salisbury, Maryland, Leadership Development and Management Course

TOGAF Certification Course (Wipro)


IEEC Member since 1997

Member, Project Management Institute – Currently working towards PMP

Junior Achievement – Volunteer Teacher

Council of Advisors – Advisory services to the IT, ERP, and Telecomm Investment Industry

ITIL Foundation Certified


Project Management, Project Lead, Architecture, JD Edwards CNC, Leadership, ERP, EBS, Oracle Applications, JDE, EnterpriseOne, PeopleSoft, Real Application Clustering, High Availability, Disaster Recovery, Telecommunications, Data Communications, Contract Negotiation, Network Planning, Network Operations, Development, Strategy, WebSphere, Fusion Middleware, Fusion Applications, SOA, AIA, PIP, Unix, Linux, AIX, Windows, AS400, ITIL, TOGAF