John Singel is a Managing Director in the Telecom, Media and Technology industry practice and Technology Transformation group. He has over 25 years of broad consulting experience in all aspects of Technology Transformation across many industries. His experience spans all areas of corporate development from stakeholder alignment, IT vision, strategic planning, IT operating model, architecture to execution, and delivery of complex solutions.
Mr. Singel specializes in operational effectiveness, digital transformation, IT modernization, enterprise resource planning (“ERP”), process improvement, IT strategic and financial planning, cost/spend optimization, mergers and acquisitions, organizational change, and strategic alignment across industries and sectors.
Mr. Singel is an IT transformation professional that maximizes business benefit through IT strategic focus, agility, technology solutions development, business process, and change management and successful delivery. He is also an IT merger and acquisition strategy practitioner for carve-out, merger integration, joint venture formation and legacy company IT cost optimization. Mr. Singel has been responsible for all aspects of the strategy from the application rationalization, desired state architecture, implementation plan and budget, to the unified operating model.
Mr. Singel has been responsible for all phases of the technology diligence, including market scan, request for information, evaluation, selection and contract negotiation. He develops the budget required to stand-up the new services, as well as the recurring IT operating expense, which can be used in the acquisition model. He is responsible for assessing all aspects of the acquisition from the IT strategy, end state architecture, implementation plan to the operating model. Mr. Singel has extensive experience in rationalizing application portfolios to come to an application consolidation strategy that reduces operating expense.
Mr. Singel has led multiple ERP package selection initiatives from mid-tier to global firms. He has lead multiple global initiatives from initial concept through multiple global roll outs with Fortune 100 companies. These implementations have covered the entire quote to cash, supply chain, finance, HR and plan functions. He has been responsible for ERP instance separation and consolidations resulting from merger and acquisition activities. Mr. Singel has defined and led ERP upgrades and cloud migrations.
Mr. Singel has optimized ERP solutions improving processes and driving value through solution optimization, technology optimization and organizational change. He has architected and led multi-million dollar, multi-year process improvement and IT transformation programs resulting in over 15% of reduction in current state IT spend. He has authored multi-million dollar IT transformation programs with investment payback in two or more years, and has been a program leader and solution architect for large enterprise resource planning and other business-enabling technology solutions.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Singel held senior IT roles with PricewaterhouseCoopers and EMC Corporation. Mr. Singel holds a B.B.A in accounting and finance from Pace University and an M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut.