John Smith

John Smith

Director, Enterprise Business Solutions

John Smith leads the ERP and CRG emPerform business units at CRGroup, focusing on the delivery of business systems and solutions in all sectors.

John joined CRGroup in 2003 and is a key member of the CRGroup leadership team. His career spans both finance and strategic human resource management, including over a decade of consulting experience – domestic and international.

In the area of ERP, John has deep experience in chart of accounts design, core financials, inventory, procurement, project accounting, revenue recognition, distribution, financial planning, FX and CTA, management reporting and analysis. He can speak authoritatively and with up-to-date knowledge about ERP implementation, business intelligence and reporting solutions, business process improvement, and large scale business system transformation projects.

In his emPerform role, John leads the business team and is involved in all facets of the business from product development and customer acquisition to implementations. John has led many emPerform implementations since the product’s launch in 2004 and has often asked to advise on best practices and trends in employee performance, talent management, succession planning, competency assessment, and pay for performance.

John’s success lies in his ability to work with senior management to ensure that solutions and processes fit short and long term enterprise needs. He has led many successful projects involving extensive project management, needs assessments, requirements gathering, fit-gap analysis, configuration, solution design and training.

Prior to joining CRGroup, John held Finance roles with Watchfire (subsequently acquired by IBM) and Kraft Foods.

John is a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors). He is also certified in various Microsoft Technologies including the Microsoft SureStep™ Project Management methodology.