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executive Team

Harvey Baer, CEO
As chief executive officer, Harvey Baer brings extensive industry experience to The Baer Group with over 20 years at The Dow Chemical Company as development manager, operations manager and director of MIS. While with Dow, he directed the order management implementation on R/2, one of the first SAP implementations in North America. In addition, Harvey has over 26 years of SAP industry experience.

In 1991, Harvey joined SAP, first as a project manager in the process industry, and then as the founding consulting manager for the Southern Region. Eventually, as Southern Region professional services director, Harvey was proud to boast the highest customer satisfaction ratings and the highest consultant utilization in North America.

Harvey is a graduate of University of Missouri with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering.

Peter Aaron, President
As president, Peter Aaron is responsible for financial operations and recruiting. Peter brings extensive industry experience to The Baer Group, with over 15 years in the computer science industry. A naturalized citizen of The United States, Peter has been key in establishing and building The Baer Group. Not only does he take total P&L responsibility, but Peter also plays an integral role in establishing The Baer Group's strategic alliances and partnerships.

Prior to joining The Baer Group, Peter managed consulting services and the data warehousing division at System Builder Technologies in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to his years of experience in project/timeline management, Peter has also developed software for TSW International and customized a fully integrated accounting application for Pick Distribution in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Peter is a graduate of the University of South Africa with a Bachelors Degree in IT and Business.

Jim Boler, EVP, Sales and Marketing
As executive vice president of sales, Jim Boler provides significant industry experience and sales leadership to The Baer Group, with over 38 years in the computer software industry. Jim joined The Baer Group in 2006, and is responsible for North American sales.

Prior to joining The Baer Group, Jim spent 14 years with SAP America holding positions as vice president, senior vice president/general manager for both the consumer sector and Southeastern regions. In addition, Jim served as senior vice president/general manager for SAP's Global Account and Strategic Industries group. In this position, Jim was responsible for sales and marketing.

Jim received his Master of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University. He also holds management certificates of completion from Harvard University and Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

Bob Kwatnez, EVP, Alliances
As executive vice president, Bob Kwatnez, joined The Baer Group in May 2006 and is responsible for North America Alliances.

Bob has an extensive background in IT staffing. Since 1994 he has founded two multi-million-dollar staffing companies, both National SAP Implementation Partners. He was responsible for developing strategic client relationships, driving sales revenue through ERP initiatives and overseeing the financial operations of each business.

Bob is a graduate of Indiana University in 1987 with a Bachelor's degree in Finance.