Robert Nichols Founder and President
Robert is Founder, President and Chief Hyperion architect of Essbase and Planning at The Nth Power. Having worked in IT for 13 years, Robert has an unparalleled combination of calculation, optimization and technical knowledge of Essbase and Planning - the foundation of the Company's value add proposition. Prior to founding the company in 2003, Robert was a consultant and trainer for 3 years at Hyperion in North America, Europe and Asia where he went on to lead the first successful Hyperion Planning implementation in Japan.
During his career he has led multi vendor enterprise implementations of financial software application projects for companies such as GE, Toshiba, Gucci, AstraZeneca, ADP, Booz Allen Hamilton, Natixis and Advance Auto Parts.
Frequent accolades from customers include:
Robert is the best consultant I have worked with in 14 years.
(Senior Director, Financial Planning at ADP)
Robert Nichols is the best Planning Consultant in North America.
(Senior Director, Financial Systems at Liz Claiborne)
(Director, Business Development at Palladium - a competitor)
Sean Osworth Vice President and Partner
Since joining The Nth Power in 2007, Sean has evolved from new consultant to Director of Consulting and Vice President of The Nth Power Inc. Sean has tremendous technical and application expertise and is a cornerstone of the company. Sean has expert product knowledge with EPM solutions including an impressive track record of customer success. His ability to design complex solutions to match technology and business processes, along with his gift for client relations have been key factors in his steady growth. He is involved in all aspects of EPM project activities including pre-sales, requirements gathering and analysis, solution design, installation and configuration, calculation design and optimization. He is also a 123OLAP certified Essbase trainer.
Prior to joining The Nth Power, Sean was at Lockheed Martin for five years, in the Finance department as an IT specialist. During that time, he served on the Hyperion Planning implementation team. He played a large role in some key finance systems such as Dimensional Insight Diver and Hyperion Essbase and also provided custom solutions to the Finance department staff using VB and VBA.
Sean holds a BS in Management Information Systems; Minor in Computer Science, from Rowan University, New Jersey, from which he graduated with honors in 2003.
Jonathan Podniesinski Lead Consultant
Jonathan joined us in June of 2012 and is an instrumental part of The Nth Power team. He leverages his strong knowledge and experience of Oracle EPM to lead projects in all phases from requirements gathering to “go-live”. He has delivered successful Planning implementations, including: Capital Expenditure, Workforce Planning and Allocations to a wide variety of enterprise organizations. Jonathan specializes in providing unique, innovative and efficient solutions to client needs.
Prior to working at The Nth Power Jonathan worked in Finance as an Oracle-Hyperion Essbase/Planning end user. Understanding both client needs and product capabilities allows him to provide the best possible solution for our clients.
Jonathan holds a BS in Business Management from Bucknell University, with concentrations in Computer Science and Economics.
Savio D'Souza Architect
Savio has over 14 year experience in finance and systems implementations. Using his extensive technical expertise and passionate commitment to client success he is able to solve the most difficult technical challenges and deliver solutions that cannot be delivered otherwise.
As an Architect, Savio is responsible for creating technical solutions and implementing client infrastructure solutions including installation and configuration, optimization, performance engineering, and reducing maintenance requirements for Oracle EPM products, OBIEE, Informatica, and complementary tools. Savio is certified in multiple technologies such as Essbase, PBCS and Informatica.
Prior to joining The Nth Power, he worked in a Technical Architect role at Rogers Communications, Canada. Previously he worked in a Technical Lead role for a major consulting firm which provided IT services to some of the world's largest financial firms.
Savio holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pune.
Rich Bernarducci Director of Data Integration
Rich has been designing and successfully implementing EPM data integrations (FDMEE, ODI) and custom client solutions for over twenty years. Rich cultivated much of his knowledge and experience while working directly for both Oracle and Hyperion.
Since joining the Company, Rich has created The Nth Power Data Integration competency center, managing and growing a skilled team of EPM Data Integration technology experts. He has also been hands on assisting key partners and clients navigate through the risks and challenges of data integrations, and frequently rescues at risk integration projects.
He gained extensive experience as a software developer at Dunn & Bradstreet, Prodigy, and Ashton Tate and has applied that developer’s eye to his approach and methodology.
Rich holds a BBA - MIS from Pace University in Pleasantville NY.
Mili Micic Offshore Team Lead
Mili joined The Nth Power team in 2015 as a project support resource. Since joining she has successfully implemented Oracle EPM solutions for many customer projects in America, Canada and Europe
Mili’s role at The Nth Power includes Oracle-Hyperion consulting and 123 OLAP Training. She is skilled in all phases of Planning/Essbase implementations including development and project management. Mili is a certified Oracle PBCS Implementation Specialist.
Being part of The Nth Power Team Mili has consistently improved her consulting abilities and organizational skills and has become involved in strategic high level decision making. Mili speaks several languages (including Spanish and Italian) which have made her a hub of communication and leadership in The Nth Power Spanish office.
Mili holds a BS in Hispanic Philology from Belgrade University.
Marko Mihajlovic Offshore Consultant
Marko joined The Nth Power in 2015 as a technical analyst providing support to the company’s lead consultants.
He is skilled in server maintenance, Oracle databases, Essbase and OBIEE installations, Jython, security, data migration, scripting and automation. Marko is experienced working with the Cloud including Linux distributions.
After graduation, Marko worked as an expert consultant and coordinator of project activities for a Green List environmental association and acted as an independent advisor on matters of occupational health and environment protection.
Marko holds a BS in Environmental engineering from University of Nis.
Colleen Schenck Business Operations Manager
Colleen joined The Nth Power in May 2008 and is responsible for the day-to-day administration and operational tasks of The Nth Power, Headquartered in Westport, Connecticut.
Colleen is responsible for the daily operations of The Nth Power including, accounting, invoicing, cash flow, contracting and benefits administration as well as providing support to all The Nth Power employees and subcontractors.
Colleen holds a BS in Business Administration from The University of Connecticut.