Consultant Spotlight: Joe Shepherd

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Joe has over thirty years of experience in the government contracting industry.  He began his career as an accounting intern while finishing his B.A. in Accounting.  After graduating, he was an auditor at Grant Thornton where he primary focused on government contractors and not-for-profit organizations.  The vast majority of these customers were using Deltek products. Joe then gathered his business experience and held managerial positions at several government contractors ranging from Corporate Controller to Director of Finance and Administration where he implemented Deltek products internally. 

In 1997, Joe became a Deltek Accounting & Finance consultant supporting Deltek System 1 (which became GCS Premier) and Costpoint.  As he rose through the ranks of consulting, he managed dozens of ERP implementation projects.  This makes Joe unique, since most ERP Project Managers do not have hands-on product knowledge.  As a Deltek Service Director, Joe oversaw and developed other Deltek consultants and played a key role in guiding customers and consultants through their implementations.  Joe became an independent contractor in 2013 and has successfully managed several large ERP implementations.

Because of his hands-on product knowledge, he has the ability to understand situations and foresee issues that typical Project Managers cannot.  He is capable of bringing both functional consulting and project management experience to implementations.  One highlight of his accomplishments, which occurred in 2017-2018, was to take a $1.6B customer live on an array of Deltek products in just 9 months – the implementation was a success and set a record for shortest duration compared to other similar-sized efforts.

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