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Systems Integration Team

Randy Russell

Managing Director

Randy currently serves as Managing Director and Practice Leader of 9Gauge Partners’ Systems Integration Practice.  Randy is an entrepreneurial executive. He has spent the past 25 years in a complement of regional, national and international corporate roles such as CEO, COO, CFO, and SVP Professional Services. He has served as managing partner of a business advisory firm, Senior Vice President of Professional Services at ePartners, and the founder and CEO for 121 Micro.

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Greg Van de Vere


“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”
– Saint Augustine

With over 30 years of experience, Greg has developed an extensive background with companies ranging from early stage to mid-market in the technology and services sectors. Serving as the lead finance team member in organizations over the last 20+ years, Greg has become a trusted advisor to business leaders and managers. Greg has also served as an independent fractional CFO/V.P. Finance for a variety of clients. He has delivered services including day-to-day financial operations, financial reporting, budgeting & forecasting, fund-raising and M&A.

Ahad Arain

Senior Consultant

“What we think, we become.”
– Buddha

With a passion for merging business and technology, Ahad brings over 5 years of experience implementing and integrating business systems in various industries. His experience ranges from small to large enterprise level OneWorld implementations. He transforms business requirements into technical specifications, producing concrete results and delivering value to clients. With his personable approach, Ahad is driven by client satisfaction and believes in building long-lasting relationships in his engagements.

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Kristi Daugherty

Senior Consultant

“No legacy is so rich as honesty.”
– William Shakespeare

Kristi Daugherty brings 20 years of experience with her most recent 10 years working as a Corporate Controller for various Austin, TX high tech start-up businesses. As a Controller, Kristi was responsible for building and managing accounting teams as well as having responsibility for producing accurate and timely financials. Working for hyper growth start-ups also afforded her the opportunity to devote a large part of her time to building infrastructure and processes. Kristi believes that one of the most important paths to success for any business is building and maintaining systems that ultimately help the business achieve its financial goals. Her passion lies in helping businesses get there. During her time as a Controller she worked on numerous system implementations with a focus on building efficient processes to help teams leverage the full power of the systems they use on a daily basis.

Kristi Beer


“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”
– Peter Drucker

Kristi brings over 12 years of broad financial experience in forecasting, analysis, modeling, financial management, and auditing from a global entertainment company and a big four firm. This balanced expertise enables the delivery of conclusive information to clients to support strategic and budgeting decisions while anticipating the needs of management. She brings a professional and enthusiastic outlook to all projects and excels in communicating with all levels, enabling effective collaboration with cross-functional teams. Kristi is driven to produce valuable results that help clients get to the next level.

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