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Kelly Nighland

Kelly Nighland

Partner

Jami Benson

Jami Benson

Partner

Paul Whiteman

Paul Whiteman

Partner

Susan Pacciano

Susan Pucciano

Partner

 

 

Kelly Nighland

Kelly Nighland

Kelly is a co-founder and Managing Member of Lexell Blue, LLC, which was formed in May 2013, after consulting for Great Circle Solutions, LLC as a Data Migration Specialist for six years. Previously Kelly was a consultant for Deltek, Inc for eleven years as a Principal II Data Consultant.

Prior to 1997 she worked as a Senior Audit Manager for a CPA firm in the Washington, DC area where she performed financial statement audits and prepared corporate tax returns for clients in the government contracting industry. Kelly has been a team member on hundreds of Costpoint implementations to date in the lead data migration role converting clients’ legacy accounting software systems to Deltek systems such as Costpoint, GCS Premier to Costpoint and Deltek Time & Expense. Kelly was the lead data migration consultant for SAIC and CSC – two of the largest Deltek Costpoint implementations to date.

Kelly is very proficient with the Pervasive Integrator Tool. She also has extensive experience with restructuring, merging and the splitting of Costpoint databases. Kelly earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland and is a member of the American Institute for Certified Public Accountants. With her unique background she is able to combine her accounting skills, data migration skills, and valuable insight on a multitude of Costpoint implementations to offer her customers the most efficient solutions.

Her home base is Northern Virginia, where she enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering in her community.


Jami Benson

Jami Benson

A co-founder and Managing Member of Lexell Blue Consulting, Jami is an accomplished project and business leader with 16 years’ experience successfully managing complex multi-year strategic projects for Fortune 1000 companies. As a former senior leader with Deltek, Inc., Jami successfully managed complex and challenging ERP implementations for its customers. Jami also served as the Director of Deltek's engineering PMO responsible for a project portfolio in excess of $35M per year in product investments. Jami's 16 year tenure at Deltek allowed her to go from an implementation consultant team member to managing Deltek’s largest client implementation. She also served as a Managing Director and was responsible for the successful implementations of Deltek products within her region.

Prior to 1997, Jami worked in various accounting roles at Jefferson Lab. Jami's industry experience and hands on background allow her to manage the overall implementation and see the big picture but draw on her detailed knowledge around processes, requirements and functionality to dive deep into issues when needed. Jami graduated Magna Cum Laude from Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Her home is in Northern Virginia, where she enjoys spending time with her family.


Susan Pucciano

Susan Pacciano

Susan is a co-founder and partner at Lexell Blue, LLC, which was formed in May 2013, after consulting for Great Circle Solutions, LLC as a Data Migration Specialist for two years. Prior to joining Great Circle, Susan worked for Deltek, Inc. for twenty-two years in a number of different roles, including as a lead data consultant and Director of the data consulting team, Director of Integration, and as a Managing Director responsible for the successful implementation of Deltek’s product suite at dozens of clients of varying sizes and in a number of different industries. Susan specializes in legacy data migrations to Deltek Costpoint and Deltek GCS to Costpoint conversions, and is proficient in the use of the Pervasive Data Integrator toolset. She also has extensive experience with restructuring and merging Costpoint databases, and has worked with the Costpoint CRM (aka GovWin), GCS and TESS database structures as well as with Costpoint. Susan graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in French, which she is currently putting to use leading a large Costpoint implementation in France. Her home is in western Maryland where she enjoys the lake and the mountains.


Paul Whiteman

Paul Whiteman

Paul joined as a Partner of Lexell Blue, LLC in February 2014. He has over 16 years' experience deploying ERP solutions with a primary focus on Project Manufacturing and Supply Chain Operations. Previously, he worked at Deltek Inc. for 10 years, in which he supported several successful Costpoint deployments as a Senior Principal Materials Management Consultant. In this role, Paul helped drive efficiency improvements in Supply Chain, Order Entry, Configuration Management, Planning, Production Control and Inventory Control processes, for Aerospace & Defense contractors of varied sizes and complexity, including the largest Costpoint implementation to date - SAIC. In 2011, Paul was promoted to Solution Architect at Deltek Inc. He served as a strategic advisor on sales pursuits, analyzed customer requirements, made solution recommendations, provided accurate services estimates, and supported initial stages of implementations.

Prior to coming to the US, Paul worked for one of the largest manufacturing companies in New Zealand, and then for a Deltek customer in the United Kingdom. His education includes a Bachelor of Manufacturing and Industrial Technology from Massey University in New Zealand, a Java II Programming Certificate from Sun Microsystems, and a Government Contracting Certificate from George Mason University.

Paul is based out of Northern Virginia with his wife and two young children, and recently became a US citizen. But like any good New Zealander still enjoys watching rugby, cricket, sailing and playing golf.