Our Leadership

Dave Schoettmer
Dave Schoettmer
Founder, President

Prior to founding Navigator, Schoettmer held positions in engineering, operations management and consulting with United Technologies’ Pratt & Whitney, ABB, and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). While at Accenture, Schoettmer became recognized as a thought leader in packaged software implementation and process reengineering, establishing the basis for his launch of Navigator. Under Schoettmer’s leadership, Navigator began operations in Columbus, Ohio, and proceeded to become a key service provider to many Fortune 1000 companies in the region and across the country. Navigator has been recognized for its rapid growth, ‘best places to work’ status, and the firm’s nonprofit engagement, and has expanded its initial midwestern footprint to serve many regions across the U.S.

Navigator’s business growth in the midwest has allowed Schoettmer to better establish himself as a corporate citizen in Navigator’s headquarters market. This has included board leadership of Mental Health America of Franklin County, as well as significant contributions to the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, the Groundwork Group, The Ronald McDonald House at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and The Ohio State University and Wexner Medical Center.

A native of Kettering, Ohio, Schoettmer now resides in Powell, Ohio with his wife and two children. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton and a Master of Business Administration from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.

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Kameron deVente
Kameron deVente
Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
SAP and Project Management Executive Sponsor

As Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of Navigator, Kameron brings 28 years of consulting experience to his leadership role within the firm.  Kameron leads an Executive Team that has overall collective responsibility for managing client relationships, identifying client sales opportunities, formulating projects to address client business needs, assembling and participating on client service delivery teams, providing delivery quality oversight, attracting local talent to bring to our clients, managing Navigator's internal operations, and managing Navigators continued growth and success.

Throughout his career, Kameron has focused on helping companies achieve business results through leadership and well structured projects. Kameron has experience across a variety of industries, including higher education, healthcare, manufacturing, insurance and financial services. Kameron has delivered business consulting, business process design, organizational change management, and enterprise systems implementation projects. Kameron has managed collaborative multi-organization teams through complex business transformation programs. Over his career, Kameron has recruited, organized, and developed many high performing project teams.

Before joining Navigator, Kameron was an Associate Partner with Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) where he was responsible for client delivery at Fortune 500 clients. Kameron served in executive roles designing and delivering multiple shared service business models. Kameron was a leader in the area of Business Process Reengineering and served as Faculty member teaching hundreds of Accenture professionals a formal Continuing Education program called Business Process Excellence Principles.

Navigator’s regional focus has allowed Kameron to establish himself as a corporate citizen of greater Columbus. Kameron serves on the Board of Trustees at Alvis House where he has been past Chairman, IT Committee Lead, Nominating Committee Lead, and part of the Executive Committee.   Kameron holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Business Management Certificate from The Ohio State University. Kameron resides in Dublin, Ohio with his wife, Beth, and their three children Drue, Clare and Paige.

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Michael Stevenson
Michael Stevenson
Senior Vice President

Michael Stevenson serves as a Senior Vice President for Navigator Management Partners.

Michael is a highly experienced consulting executive with over 19 years of strategy and delivery experience. He is proficient at defining and managing large scope business process improvement and technology implementation programs, directing high performance teams, and mitigating risk. Michael has notable experience in the energy and healthcare industries.

Navigator’s regional focus has allowed Michael to establish himself as a corporate citizen of greater Columbus. Michael serves on the Board of Directors of the Red Cross of Central and Southeastern Ohio.  Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Corporate Finance from The Ohio State University. Michael resides in Westerville, Ohio with his wife, Katie, and their three children, Nate, Ben and Sarah.

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Derek Sharp
Derek Sharp
Senior Vice President
Workday Executive Sponsor

Derek has over 28 years of consulting experience in project management, systems development, technical infrastructure, operational support and e-learning for commercial, higher-education and government clients. Before joining Navigator, Derek was a former partner with Accenture’s Public Sector practice where he implemented custom and commercial off-the-shelf human services solutions including welfare eligibility and unemployment insurance systems.

Derek is originally from Columbus, Ohio and received his degree in Computer Information Systems and Marketing from Ashland University in Ashland Ohio. He is married to Allyson Williams and has four children, Brandon, Briana, Gabrielle and Jonathan. Derek is an avid runner and has participated in the Los Angeles, Pasadena and Las Vegas marathons over the past few years.

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Richard Walega
Richard Walega
Senior Vice President

As a Senior Vice President, Rich brings over 25 years of consulting experience to his leadership role within the firm.  Rich opened Navigator’s Baltimore/Washington office in 2008 and is responsible for managing Navigator’s consulting business in the region.  

Throughout his career, Rich has impacted the visibility, profitability, and performance of a diverse set of global organizations through effective management and leadership of mission critical business and IT programs. Rich brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the delivery of consulting services with expertise in Program and Project Management, Organizational Change Management as well as deep State & local industry experience.  Rich also possesses a strong functional understanding of enterprise capabilities (HR, FIN, SCM and CRM) and enterprise solutions (Workday, PeopleSoft, Oracle and SAP).

Prior to Navigator, Rich worked at Accenture where he held several executive positions, including Account Executive for the State of Maryland, where he led all aspects of business development and client relationships for key accounts. Rich was also the Project Manager for several large and complex programs in Florida, Maryland, and Virginia. Rich also recently served as Accenture’s Global New Service Offerings Lead, where he managed new BPO business offering launches and go-to-market strategies for the Public Service operating group.

An active community leader, Rich is a board member of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.  Rich holds a B.S. degree in Commerce & Engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.  

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Heather Bodak
Heather Bodak
Vice President of Finance

Heather leads Navigator’s Finance team. She has a proven track record of building successful accounting teams while focusing on cost effective accounting and business solutions.

Before joining Navigator, Heather was the CFO of Gardner, Inc., which is a $200M distributor of lawn and garden parts, as well as outdoor equipment and power generators. Heather oversaw all finance, accounting and credit functions while at Gardner. Heather was also responsible for all company and ownership reporting, new company acquisition, integration and the negotiation of the company’s benefits.

Prior to becoming the CFO at Gardner, Heather was the Controller of Gardner, Inc., the Assistant Controller at Digital Storage, Inc., Accounting Supervisor at Cardinal Health and an Auditor for Deloitte & Touche. Heather brings 20 years of finance and accounting experience to Navigator.

Heather was raised in Westerville, Ohio. She has a BS in Accounting from the Ohio State University and is a certified public accountant. Heather lives in Hilliard with her husband Justin, twins, Colin and Sydney, and a Dalmatian named Chief.

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Jeff Brown
Jeff Brown
VP of Consulting Services
Business Intelligence and Analytics and Tableau Executive Sponsor

Jeff is an experienced consulting executive with over 17 years of hands-on delivery and management experience. Jeff’s passion lies in helping organizations leverage better information to take advantage of their most complex and important opportunities. Jeff’s wide ranging experience includes working in both functional and technical capacities implementing Business Intelligence, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and custom software solutions. His collective experience includes roles as a strategist, solution architect, functional lead, and project manager.

Jeff has served as the Business Intelligence and Analytics lead for the firm as well as having deep experience in the government space.  In addition, Jeff is responsible for the Financial Services industry portfolio at Navigator.

Jeff holds a Bachelor’s Degree and an MBA from The Ohio State University. Jeff resides in Upper Arlington, Ohio with his wife, Robin, and their three children, Camille, Ola, and Pelham.

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Jim Carr
Jim Carr
Vice President of Consulting Services

Jim Carr joins Navigator as Vice President of Consulting Services. Jim brings over 25 years of software and business consulting experience to his leadership role with Navigator. Throughout his career, Jim has been a thought-leader in the software service industry. Jim’s focus has been on challenging the status quo and driving efficiencies into software deployments. Jim brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in creating innovative approaches to delivering consulting services.

Prior to joining Navigator, Jim co-founded and launched one of Workday’s fastest growing service partners – Alchemy – and served as the Chief Operating Officer. In his role there, Jim created a unique blend of tools and technology, with an innovative “design partner” approach, to partner with his customers. This model is proven to deliver the highest value in the most cost effective manner.

Before founding Alchemy, Jim spent nearly 11 years at Workday. While at Workday, Jim was the third consultant hired and worked with all of Workday’s first 125 customers. Jim helped launch the Professional Services organization and served in a variety of leadership roles. Jim was instrumental in creating the Sales and Services Methodologies as Workday prepared to go public. Jim then co-created the Lifecycle Deployment Program (LDP) focused on Workday’s Medium Enterprise market segment. This approach has been leveraged by over 1,000 Workday customers.

Jim is originally from Ohio, and received his Bachelor of Sciences degree in Material Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University.

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Marcelo Casella
Marcelo Casella
Vice President, Consulting Services

Marcelo is a Vice President with Navigator Management Partners. He is an executive with a successful track record in Strategy, Planning, and Delivery of multifaceted technology programs for government, higher education, and private sector clients. Marcelo has deep skills in integrating business processes with technology, particularly in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) space. With strong knowledge of leading technology practices, methodology and products, Marcelo has proven abilities to manage comprehensive projects, work with diverse stakeholders, and provide benefits. He maintains strong relationships with clients through professionalism, a teaming approach, and successful delivery of key organizational goals. 

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Tim Oberschlake
Tim Oberschlake
Vice President of Consulting Services
Oracle Executive Sponsor

Tim Oberschlake is a visionary and results-oriented leader with 30 years of experience in multiple unit management as a Military Officer, Manager, Director, Vice President, and Chief Information Officer. Tim opened Navigator’s Cleveland office in 2015 and is responsible for managing Navigator’s consulting business in Northeast Ohio.  Tim has also played a key role in building Navigator’s Workday and Oracle Cloud consulting practices.

Tim excels at leading organizations through strategic change, building peak performing teams, process improvement, solving complex business issues, communicating complex technology concepts, managing crisis situations, and applying technology to improve business efficiency. He provides expert consultation on all aspects of IT business system analysis, strategic planning, solution design, innovation, leadership, collaboration, and fiscal planning. Tim brings 13 years of experience as a CIO as well as experience with numerous large-scale program/project implementations to include large business intelligence programs, multiple cloud and on-premise ERP systems, a full suite clinical information system, and many more. Tim has controlled operating budgets of up to $10 million and capital budgets in excess of $20 million.

An active community leader, Tim is on the board of directors for the Northeast Ohio Chapter of PMI. He holds a B.S. degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Walsh University. Tim also holds multiple industry certifications to include Project Management Professional (PMP), Program Management Professional (PgMP), and Change Management Practitioner.

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Nick Price
Nick Price
Vice President of Consulting Services

Nick Price is a Vice President with Navigator Management Partners and is a leader in Navigator’s Business Intelligence and Analytics Capability.  Nick has over 17 years of consulting experience in complex system implementations with extensive experience leading Business Intelligence and Analytics implementations.  Nick is currently an Account Lead in the State and Local Government Practice.  Prior to Navigator, Nick worked at Accenture delivering projects for Federal Government clients.

Nick graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and holds certifications in project management (PMP), organizational change management (Prosci), and Business Intelligence (CBIP).

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Lisa Rogers
Lisa Rogers
Vice President of Consulting Services

Lisa Rogers is a Vice President with Navigator Management Partners and is recognized as a leader in the areas of supply chain and finance.  She is a highly experienced consulting executive with over 20 years of experience delivering strategic initiatives and highly complex system implementations.  Lisa has extensive experience delivering large-scope business process improvement and technology implementation programs and managing high-performing teams.  Lisa has notable expertise in the energy industry.

Lisa serves on the Board of Directors of the Harmony Project and is active in the greater Columbus community.  Lisa holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Northwestern University and has both her PMP and CBAP certifications. Lisa resides in Westerville, Ohio with her husband, Dan, and her son, Zach.

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Arturo Sanabria
Arturo Sanabria
Vice President of Consulting Services

Arturo Sanabria is a Vice President with Navigator Management Partners and is a leader in Navigator’s SAP Solution Group.  Arturo has over 18 years of consulting experience in complex system implementations with extensive experience integrating Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and custom software solutions.  Arturo's experience includes roles as a strategist, solution architect, functional lead, and project manager.

Arturo holds two degrees from The Ohio State University, a Bachelor of Science in Welding Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from The Fisher College of Business. He holds certifications in project management (PMP), organizational change management (Prosci), and Six Sigma Greenbelt.  Arturo resides in Westerville, Ohio with his wife, Rachel, and their two daughters, Ariana and Olivia.

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Glenn Small
Glenn Small
Vice President of Consulting Services
Business Analysis & Process Design Executive Sponsor

As Vice President serving the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast geographies, Glenn helps clients in Education, Government and Non-Profit industries with identifying and solving critical business problems, particularly around Cloud ERP software selection and implementation.

Glenn has extensive experience in higher education, ERP and SaaS software implementation and has spoken and delivered presentations at multiple venues including Higher Education User Group (HEUG) conferences regionally and nationally. Glenn also has written a whitepaper on critical activities an organization can do to better prepare for a Cloud ERP implementation, found here:

http://navmp.com/Thought-Leadership/Whitepapers/Cloud-Readiness

Based in Reston, Virginia, Glenn has a Bachelor’s degree in English from Towson University and an M.A. in Writing from The Johns Hopkins University. He is Prosci and PMP certified and has solution-specific experience with SAP, PeopleSoft, Salesforce and Workday.

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Brian Sodl
Brian Sodl
Vice President of Consulting Services

Brian is a Vice President with Navigator, responsible for growing their Southeast Practice. Brian is focused on the Education, Government and Healthcare industry sectors. 

Prior to joining Navigator, Brian held positions at Deloitte Consulting, BearingPoint, KPMG Consulting, Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, and Marriott International. Throughout his consulting career, he has had the opportunity to work for a diverse set of clients, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, JPMorgan Chase, AT&T, University of Georgia, and the Grady Health System. Brian is passionate about producing sustainable results for clients so they have the ability to continue and build on what they implement together. 

Brian has a B.S. in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University and has the following certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP), Change Management Practitioner, Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt, and CPA (inactive). He lives in Sandy Springs, GA with his wife and two boys. 

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