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Our Leadership

Rarely does this wealth of ERP and SAP systems experience exist in an organizations executive team. It is our talent pool combined with our executive level commitment to our clients that separates us from our competition. Click on the links below for more information:

Nir Orbach

President and CEO

Nir Orbach

As Illumiti’s Founder & CEO, Nir challenges the Illumiti team to deliver the highest levels of customer value by leveraging the worlds’ leading technology solutions in a pragmatic way. He is a respected business leader with over 20 years of SAP focused service delivery and a passion for building exceptional teams.

Nir began his consulting career in the United States in 1994 – garnering extensive practical knowledge and field experience working with a number of large clients including INTEL and IBM. He later worked for several years as a Senior Consultant, Project Manager and Project Director on several implementations and as Vice-President of SAP Consulting firm Tullamore Advantage. In 2000, Nir founded Illumiti, a firm dedicated to delivering long term customer value by maximizing the benefits of SAP’s software offerings. In support of that vision, Nir has set out to attract, hire and retain the best talent in the SAP market. Under his leadership, Illumiti has grown from its fledgling days as a small SAP implementation company to an organization offering a broad spectrum of technology expertise and services across North America and globally.

Today, Nir plays an active role in not only the day to day management of our firm but also in helping our clients achieve their objectives. Combining a natural ability to engage others with his extensive knowledge and experience in organizational development and project management, Nir is able to assign the team members who best fit the needs of the project and the dynamics of his client’s team.

Nir is a member of the e-Business Advisory Committee at the Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning Business School. In May 2012, Nir was selected as one of Canada’s 50 most promising entrepreneurs and took part in KPMG’s Quantum Shift Program at the Richard Ivey School of Business.

Dror Orbach

Chief Operating Officer

Dror Orbach

Dror is an international high-tech executive with more than 30 years of experience in management consulting, software development, IT architecture, marketing, product management and business operations. As Chief Operating Officer, Dror shares the day to day oversight of Illumiti’s business with the CEO.  He is responsible for Illumiti’s consulting operations, Customer Support, Marketing, R&D, Human Resources, Administration and IT.

Dror’s past work experience includes senior executive positions at Amdocs (NYSE: DOX) and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) as well as providing consulting services to assist companies in establishing and implement clear business and operational visions. Over the course of his career, Dror has worked with customers in many countries including Canada, the United States, South Africa, France, Israel, and the United Kingdom.

Dror holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science and a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science, both from Tel Aviv University.

Larry Perlov

President, Illumiti Corp

Larry Perlov

Larry Perlov is a veteran of high-tech and consulting industries with more than 25 years of international executive-level experience and expertise in ERP and IT. Prior to joining Illumiti, Larry was a senior vice president at IMG, where he was responsible for IMG’s global SAP Business One business unit.

Larry has extensive experience at leveraging people, processes and technology to drive business value for clients. Prior to Illumiti, Larry was a senior vice president at IMG responsible for IMG’s Global SAP Business One business unit.

Prior to that, he was vice president of Intuit Corporation Distribution Services and director of EMC Corporation Client Solutions of New England. As a senior director at PLAUT Consulting, Inc. he was responsible for international SAP implementations, which spanned business development and project and integration management. Expert in core SAP modules as well as process design and integration, Larry is a results-driven leader with a proven track record in business development, operations, and program management. He is noted for his ability to create and motivate highly efficient teams of experts who drive SAP solutions excellence.

Bertus Jacobs

Managing Partner, Small and Midsized Business

Bertus Jacobs

Bertus is responsible for Illumiti’s Channel Partner business with SAP, which resells and implements SAP’s Business One Solution to small and mid-sized clients.

Bertus has over 25 years of IT experience with the last 12 implementing SAP Solutions. He was responsible for the establishing of a SAP Consulting practice from 0 to 80 consultants back in his native South Africa. He started his career in Electronic Engineering for a military aircraft manufacture. After managing a number of large complex software development projects at an IS9001 certified System Integration Company he started his career in SAP in the early 90’s. He holds a diploma in Electronic Engineering and BSc degree in Computer Science.

Jamie Fryer

Partner, North America Sales

Jamie Fryer

Jamie Fryer is the Partner, North America Sales for Illumiti. In this role, Jamie is responsible for leading the activities of our professional sales team in Canada and the United States. Jamie works with a wide range of customers to help them find the best SAP solutions for their organization. He has a strong customer service focus as well as in-depth knowledge of SAP products including SAP Business All-in-One. Jamie has played an instrumental role in helping Illumiti become SAP’s Business All-in-One Partner of the Year for Canada for the past three years in a row.

Prior to joining Ilumiti, Jamie began his career at DataMirror Corporation where he was responsible for building their North American business partner channel. More recently, Jamie worked for Oracle Canada where he was a Technology Sales Manager.

Jamie has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Guelph.

Peter Orton

Partner, US Operations

Peter Orton

Peter brings over 20 years of experience as an Information Technology professional to Illumiti, 18 years focused on implementing and enhancing SAP applications.

He believes technology investments should create value for organizations, and is skilled at developing business cases with measureable benefits, and implementing process and executive scorecards to ensure business goals are met through efficient use of technology, business processes and organization. He has partnered with C-level executives to establish business and I/T strategies, and is comfortable working with all levels of an organization.

His experience includes over 20 successful SAP projects in aerospace, chemical, financial services, wholesale distribution, manufacturing and retail industries across North America, Europe and Australia. In addition to new software implementations, Peter has delivered successful post-implementation business process improvement projects, driving value promised from initial software investments.

Peter has worked many roles, both as a client and consultant, including Enterprise Architect, Director of Enterprise Applications, Project Manager, and Functional Consultant. He has extensive knowledge of global accounting and financial processes, holding a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University (Australia), with majors in Accounting and Computer Science.

Rory Friedman

Partner, Mining & EC&O

Rory Friedman

Rory is the Partner, Mining & EC&O for Illumiti. In his role as Partner, Rory is responsible for building innovative, industry specific solutions in verticals covering Mining, Engineering and Construction as well as Professional Services.

Rory has over 18 years of experience implementing a wide range of SAP products. His experience includes having worked as a project manager and functional lead consultant, on over 20 implementations. Rory’s specialty is concentrated around logistical functionality including manufacturing, materials management, service management and plant maintenance. He has a thorough understanding of the integration between logistical modules and finance/controlling as well as the functionality therein.

Rory has worked on engagements all over the world across various industry sectors with particular emphasis within asset intensive industries.

Lorraine Howell

Vice President, Research & Development

Lorraine Howell

Lorraine has 18 years’ experience in SAP, and has interchangeably been involved in implementing and supporting Finance and Controlling in various industry sectors with a particular focus on the mining industry and managing projects through their full lifecycles. After teaching at University and completing her Doctorate in Nuclear Physics, Lorraine began her career in SAP at EDS in South Africa, and then joined Tullamore Consulting in Toronto where she worked for 3 years implementing and supporting multiple customers in the SAP FI and CO modules. Thereafter as an independent consultant for 8 years, Lorraine was involved as solution architect and project manager through various project cycles, including engagements at Siemens and the City of Toronto, as well as the implementation of SAP at BMG Music in Canada and subsequently in the United States.

Further engagements included the management of the merger between Sony Music and BMG Music, involvement in the upgrade to ECC5 and then subsequently to ECC6, and the implementation of SAP Business Intelligence in the merged company. Lorraine has worked as a project manager and/or functional lead consultant, typically on projects requiring creative solutions. Her experience has been concentrated around the financial modules and more recently in Business Intelligence, but has included extensive interaction and knowledge of both sales and distribution, and materials management. In her current position as head of Research & Development at Illumiti, Lorraine has been intricately involved in determining how Illumiti’s clients, can effectively and affordably benefit from the innovations at SAP regarding Business Intelligence and Mobile applications.

Steven Pasquill

Vice President, Delivery

Steven Pasquill

Steven Pasquill is a Delivery Vice President in Illumiti’s Canadian operations. In this role Steven is responsible for helping our team to bring the best skills and resources to each project and ensuring each client’s satisfaction with our services.

Steven has over 25 years of Business and IT experience as both a hands-on consultant and as a senior executive, including over 15 years of SAP implementation experience as an HR/Payroll Consultant, Project Manager, Delivery Executive, and Practice Lead.

Most recently Steven was the Risk Management Lead for RBC’s SAP implementation, while also providing Organization and Process Re-Design Consulting to a Title and Appraisal Services firm.

Steven began his career as a Business and IT professional specializing in HR, Benefits, Payroll, and EHS in the Utility sector. As he has progressed through his career, he has held various roles at KPMG/Bearingpoint (as the Managing Director leading the PeopleSoft and SAP Practice), Brookfield RPS (SVP of Process and Technology), HCL Axon (Delivery Executive and Country Lead) and RBC ( SAP Program Risk Management Lead) developing expertise in Business Transformation, Organization Change Management, Software Development, Package Implementation, Integration Technologies, IT Operations, and Outsourcing.

Over his career Steven has led teams ranging in size from 10 to 200+ on a diverse set of projects spanning across many industry verticals, including:  Utilities – Electrical, Gas and Well Servicing, Telecommunication, Mining, High Tech, Financial Services – Banking, Investment Services and Real Estate, Government – Federal, Provincial, and Municipal, and Rail.

Steven can be reached at (416) 617-1583 or by email at spasquill@illumiti.com.

Stephen Thomas

Vice President, Consulting

Stephen Thomas

Steve is Vice President of Consulting at Illumiti, with responsibility for continually growing Illumiti’s consulting team, both through recruitment of top professionals and ongoing development of current employees.  He is also the lead solutions architect in Illumiti’s practice, and plays a leadership and mentoring role both in pre-sales and project delivery.

Steve brings over 18 years of SAP implementation experience across a diverse range of industries including High Tech, Chemicals, Power Generation, Mining and Professional Services.  His SAP experience includes Project Management and functional roles across many supply chain and service delivery areas including Manufacturing, Materials Management, Sales, and Service, with particular emphasis on the integration of these functions with Finance and Accounting.

Steve holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Waterloo.