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CheckPoint Consulting, LLC (CheckPoint) is pleased to announce two new strategic additions to the leadership team; Denis Gray as a Practice Leader in the newly formed Data and Governance Practice and Deanna Sunde as Practice Leader, Budgeting, Forecasting and Business Analytics. With these additions, CheckPoint adds talent and unparalleled experience that will assist our clients to plan, measure and analyze ever increasing amounts of disparate data.

“By joining CheckPoint, my goal is to help clients turn data into valuable insight. With the advent of the cloud we are now witnessing a blending of disciplines and CheckPoint’s vision and strategy is uniquely positioned to leverage this shift. My whole career has been fueled by delivering high value analytics to the end customer,” said Denis Gray, Practice Leader, Data and Governance.

Denis joins CheckPoint from Oracle Corporation (Oracle) where he was Senior Director of Product Management. In this role, Denis was responsible for product direction, and go to market strategy for Oracle Data Integration and Big Data products. Prior to their acquisition by Oracle, Denis held several key positions at Hyperion Solutions Corp. including implementation consultant, project manager and eventually product manager. Denis is an accomplished speaker and co-author of two Amazon best sellers: Oracle Data Integrator Cookbook: A Recipe for Success and Getting Started with Oracle Data Integrator 11g: A Hands-on Tutorial.

Deanna joins CheckPoint from The Hackett Group where she was a director in their Planning and Essbase practice and a three time ACE award winner for Cooperative Excellence as well as a Customer Satisfaction Award winner. Deanna’s background in the Oracle - Hyperion space spans over 15 years and she is a leader in the Oracle - Hyperion community. She has held positions as President of the ODTUG Hyperion SIG, host of the Oracle Open World EPM Symposium, leader of the Kscope conference Planning track and is a frequent speaker at national, regional and local user group conferences. Deanna has completed over 25 full life cycle Planning and Essbase implementations in both a consultant and project manager role. Visit Deanna’s blog at deannasunde.com.

“I will be helping CheckPoint clients improve their budgeting, forecasting and analytics processes both in terms of efficiency and effectiveness, expand their Planning footprint into non-financial areas and embrace the cloud. CheckPoint is strategically positioned for cloud implementations and migrations,” said Deanna Sunde, Practice Leader, Budgeting, Forecasting and Business Analytics.

CheckPoint, an Oracle Platinum Partner, is a privately held firm focused on providing complete Enterprise Performance Management and Business Intelligence solutions to Global F100 companies. Leveraging over 25 years of extensive expertise in Oracle – Hyperion implementations, CheckPoint plays an essential role in finding answers to challenges in Finance, Accounting, Compliance and Governance that large companies face in an ever changing global environment. CheckPoint’s team of highly skilled consultants are multi-certified in all aspects of the Oracle - Hyperion suite of products. Further information about CheckPoint is available at checkpointllc.com.