Alan Kahn is a Managing Partner of AKA Enterprise Solutions. Alan brings over 20 years of experience in professional consulting and management to AKA where he focuses on growing the company by developing long-term relationships with clients and partners, while overseeing business development and strategic planning. Alan has been instrumental in guiding the company towards greater vertical focus and expanding AKA’s offerings.
Alan is President of InterDyn and Chairman and Founder of Dynamics Global Partners (DGP), both global organizations of independently owned Dynamics consultancies, who work collaboratively solving common business problem, sharing information, expertise, and resources where appropriate.
Alan holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Rutgers University in New Jersey. He is a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and the International Technology Association (ITA). He is an active contributor on Microsoft Advisory Councils and has been recognized by Microsoft for his significant contributions, having been awarded their coveted Eagle Award in 2001 and 2005. Alan also serves as an industry expert for several industry journals and trade publications.
Jack Ades is a Managing Partner of AKA Enterprise Solutions, overseeing all aspects of the company’s business strategy. Jack sets the overall direction and growth strategy, including product and service offerings, vertical markets, and talent acquisition. Much of his focus is on AKA’s marketing, ensuring the company continuously improves its brand communication, lead generation, content-based inbound marketing, and social media presence. For over 25 years his passion for empowering individuals and companies through technology has grown AKA from tech start-up into a leading worldwide provider of high quality business consulting services
Jack holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the George Washington University School of Engineering in Washington D.C. He speaks at local and national business and software conferences and serves on multiple CEO peer advisory groups. He has twice been awarded the coveted Eagle Award in 2001 and 2005 by Microsoft for his valued partnership and contributions to the business information technology industry.
Benjamin Holtz is the Chief Financial Officer of AKA Enterprise Solutions. As a third generation accountant and a veteran of Arthur Andersen (both as an accountant and as a consultant) and Platinum (now Epicor) Software, Ben brings the unique background and education of a finance professional to AKA, as well as experience in large consulting firms. His ability to maintain structure, consistency, and procedure so that the company can operate and grow, as well as his “financial mind,” are his strengths.
Ben also brings a background in starting businesses to the table, which definitely contributes to the stable of knowledge and experience at AKA.
For Ben, although creating and growing a successful company is a proud accomplishment, his family has it beat. A single father of a 5-year-old and twin 2-year-olds, he made the decision to create a family on his own and is loving every minute of it.
In his free time (he says he actually has it, due to wonderful people who support him), Ben loves sailing, going to the beach, and working out. He was the coxswain on his crew team in college and has tried to stay connected to his athletic side ever since. He is also an avid sports fan—any sport.
Jim Bretschneider is the EVP of Solutions at AKA Enterprise Solutions and is responsible for the continued expansion of AKA’s sales and marketing initiatives to achieve significant growth in revenue and profitability within key vertical markets and the Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM product lines. Jim brings over eighteen years of management experience and a superior track record for accelerating growth and increasing software sales through vertical market strategy.
Jim’s executive leadership experience includes building and improving professional services organizations as well as selling and delivering advanced business solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics. Having served as managing director at Columbus IT USA Inc., he brings an extensive background in building successful sales teams and producing rapid and profitable growth. Bretschneider brings extensive experience in strategic account engagement and management, business and IT consulting for Fortune 500 and global companies and sales and implementation of Microsoft Dynamics Business Solutions in the USA, Europe and Asia.
Kostas Tzigizis is the EVP of Sales and Marketing at AKA Enterprise Solutions. He is responsible for the continued expansion of AKA’s sales and marketing initiatives to achieve significant growth in revenue and profitability within key vertical markets and the Microsoft product lines. Kostas brings nearly two decades of experience working with organizations across industries.
Kostas also has a strong technical background, including consulting, application development, system implementation, and technical architecture & design services. He has worked directly with organizations to design, develop, and deploy complex systems. He holds an MS in Management Information Systems from Boston University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University.
In his leisure time, Kostas enjoys running and cycling—which is often his preferred transportation mode to work.
Manpreet Kalsi is the Executive Vice President of consulting at AKA Enterprise Solutions and is responsible for successful delivery of all the projects to our clients. Mr. Kalsi brings more than 23 years of progressive experience in strategic leadership, client management, business development, vendor management, product development, program/project management and technical management to AKA Enterprise Solutions.
Manpreet has built and nurtured numerous professional services and product development organizations in his career. He has extensive experience in ERP Implementations and is a thought leader in defining implementation methodologies and best practices.
Manpreet holds a Bachelor of Technology in Engineering from the National Institute of Technology in India. He is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP).