About Kyle

Introduction

Kyle is a hands-on manager with experience in all phases of the development life cycle.  His expertise is in relational and multidimensional database design/implementation and holds Oracle and Microsoft certifications.  Managing projects and staff, and serving as a key developer on projects in a variety of industries, he thrives in any situation. With his finance and accounting background, he communicates effectively with business and technical staff. His technical background began with accounting and financial management roles, using technology to make the business more productive and profitable.

His philosophy is based on sports. Whether he mentor professionals or is coaching youth sports, he uses the same concept. It centers around practice and putting people in situations where they will grow. They learn by successes and failures. He allows them to experiment in professional situations, just like he does with young athletes in games. They prove to themselves that they can handle adversity and grow from their mistakes and learn to take calculated risks. Combining this culture with honest and direct feedback, everybody wins. The clients get great results and enjoy the teams he leads. The team members grow, trust each other, and have fun. It creates great relationships and lifelong friendships.

 

Current Focus

 

Hyperion Consulting

Kyle has been designing and building Hyperion solutions since 1996. Hyperion Essbase and Planning solutions consumes the majority of his time and is the center of his career. Not only does he play a major role as an architect and expert, he performs other roles too.

  • Kyle is engaged in scoping projects and writing SOWs
  • Kyle manages multiple projects to ensure the correct talent is on the right project in the right role to prosper and owns the client relationship
  • Kyle participates in the strategic marketing of the organization in many ways, including building the graphics used in presentations, conference collateral, and corporate website
  • Kyle mentors younger talent with a superb track record in growing inexperienced people into senior developers and directors

Web

Kyle started Goodfriend Solutions web design service in the early 2000s. Before the sale of the business, Kyle supported over 50 clients and won numerous state and national design awards. He created websites that generated action, increased sales, and drove small business change in marketing and online strategy. He helped multiple business increase revenue by double digit growth.  One client saw online sales increase 400%!

Kyle still develops websites when he is inspired by small businesses that need guidance and help.  If you are interested in using Kyle to develop a website, contact him now.

Graphics

Since the late 90s, when Kyle taught Photoshop at Franklin University, he has always had an interest in graphic design. Although he has no formal education, he is self-taught on many aspect of graphic design, including the phycology of colors.  Today, he uses these skills to create marketing graphics and presentations for the people he supports at Huron Consulting Group. He also builds graphics and logos for small businesses that aren’t direct competitors of Huron Consulting Group.  If you are interested in working with Kyle to develop graphic resources for your organization, contact him today.

Industry Experience

  • Industry_TravelTravel

  • Industry_Technology
    Technology

  • Industry_Retail
    Retail

  • Industry_Natural Resources
    Natural Resources

  • Industry_Insurance
    Insurance

  • Industry_Hospitality
    Hospitality

  • Industry_Healthcare
    Healthcare

  • Industry_Food
    Food Services

  • Industry_Financial Services
    Financial Services

  • Industry_EntertainmentEntertainment

  • Industry_EducationEducation

  • Industry_Civil Engineering
    Civil Engineering

Professional Roles

  • Role_Solutions Architect
    Solutions Architect

  • Role_Software Developer
    Hyperion Developer

  • Role_Sales
    Sales Support

  • Role_Teacher
    College Professor

  • Role_Graphic Design
    Graphic Designer

  • Role_Coach
    Youth Coach

  • Role_Web Designer
    Web Designer

  • Role_Educational Design
    Educational Course Content Designer

  • Role_Project ManagerProject Manager

  • Role_Mentor
    Career Mentoring

Outside Interests

  • Industry_Technology
    Family

  • Industry_Technology
    Golden Retriever Rescue

  • Industry_Technology
    Ice Hockey

  • Industry_Technology
    Cooking

  • Industry_Technology
    Traveling

  • Interests_Woodworking
    Woodworking

Technical Overview

  • Hyperion Skills

    Hyperion Planning

    95

    PBCS

    95

    Essbase (BSO/ASO)

    95

    Hyperion Reports

    85

    Esscmd / Maxl / EPM Automate / EPMA Batch Utility

    95

    Shared Services / Lifecycle Management / EPMA

    95
  • OS Skills

    Windows Platform

    95

    Unix Platform

    75

    Mac OSX

    85

    SQL Server

    85

    DB2

    75

    Oracle

    75

    MySQL

    75
  • Scripting Skills

    Visual Basic, ASP, ASP.NET, VB.NET, JavaScript, VBA, JAVA, Visual Studio

    • OS Scripting: VBScript, DOS, Powershell, Korn Shell
    • Graphic/Print Design: Photoshop, InDesign, Publisher
    • Web: IIS, HTML, DHTML, VB Scripting, .NET, ASP, AJAX, Visual Studio
    • Reporting: AlphaBlox, Business Objects, Crystal Reports
    • Office: Word, Outlook, Access, Excel, Project, OneNote, PowerPoint, FrontPage
    • Other: SAP, FTP, VISIO, Apple Scripting
  • Certification / Affiliations

    Planning

    • Oracle Hyperion Planning 11 Certified Implementation Specialist
    • Planning Sales Specialist
    • Planning Pre-Sales Specialist
    • Planning Support Specialist

    Essbase

    • Essbase Sales Specialist
    • Essbase Pre-Sales Specialist
    • Essbase Support Specialist

    Microsoft

    • Essbase Certified Profesional
    • Frontpage Certified Professional
    • Access Certified Professional

    Other

    • Participated on the Customer Advisory Board, Hyperion Essbase
    • Member of Greater Ohio Hyperion User Group