Key Skills

Communication: Exceptional listener and communicator who effectively conveys information verbally and in writing. Specializes in translating technical SAP terminology into understandable commentary so that the decision makers can truly make informed decisions. Specialist in new dimension and IS implementations.

Leadership: Has a unique background in that most assignments have required both technical expertise as well as leadership qualities. One of the youngest Senior Managers in PwC history. Maintained mix of leadership/ technical/ advisory skills throughout SAP Security career.

Analytical/Technical: Highly analytical thinking with demonstrated talent for identifying, scrutinizing, and solving customer issues. Worked with both small customers with less than 100 employees as well as multinational companies with hundreds of thousands of individuals. Former PwC Global Subject Matter Expert for SAP Security. > 25 full cycle implementations. Also worked with most New Dimension products including BI, XI, SRM, CRM, APO, SCM as well as many IS solutions such as IS-OIL and ISU-CCS.

Interpersonal Skills: Proven relationship-builder with unsurpassed interpersonal skills. Ability to relate to customer staff and co-workers, inspire others to participate, and mitigate conflict within teams. Both as a team member and team leader. Can provide personal, professional and customer references on request. Multicultural Sensitivity: Personable professional whose strengths include cultural sensitivity and an ability to build rapport with a diverse workforce in multicultural settings. Worked in over 25 countries across 3 continents.

Planning/Organizing: Results-driven achiever with exemplary planning and organizational skills, along with a high degree of detail orientation. Specializes in integrating new systems into legacy non-SAP systems.

Problem-Solving: Innovative and proven problem-solver who can generate workable solutions and resolve both interpersonal and technical issues. Was termed the "Fire Fighter" at PwC for the ability to identify and solve complex problems in a timely yet controlled manner.


A highly proficient SAP Security Consultant with 14 years experience in designing, implementing and reviewing SAP Security and related controls for major blue-chip and public sector clients. Through  involvement with numerous SAP and IT infrastructure implementations, has experience in all stages of the delivery cycle covering the implementation and the assurance of Security and Controls solutions across most industries and regulatory standards.

Extensive experience in managing and delivering engagements, leading teams and working with all levels of management.

An excellent understanding of audit and compliance, having performed and managed numerous IT and application controls reviews. At his previous employers, Securinfo and PricewaterhouseCoopers, was the primary contact for all security, audit , and Sarbanes-Oxley matters and acted as the Goldal Subject Matter Expert at both companies.

Areas of Expertise

  • Worked in the ERP/SAP security & controls arena for over 14 years. 8 years with PwC in England & 6 years with Securinfo in the US;
  • Liaised with all level of customer personnel from technical admin to C level individuals;
  • Presented at major conferences such as SAPFinancials as well as smaller venues including multiple ASUG events;
  • Planned & Staffed ERP conference booths;
  • Former Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Global Subject Matter Expert in SAP Security at PwC, 1999-2002;
  • Former PwC Global SAP security & controls Training Leader 1998-2002;
  • Worked on almost all R/3 releases from 3.0d - ECC6.0. GRC. Also implemented in most new dimension systems including BI, BW, SRM, CRM, APO, SCM. Also worked on many IS projects and implemented IS-OIL and SAP ISU-CCS solutions.
  • Simultaneously participated in and managed multiple project teams across locations, and continents;
  • BASIS trained and CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) certified.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2009 - Present

Director of Operations

Turnkey Consulting

Assisting customers in their daily challenge to leverage SAP to its full potential. Responsible for implementations, audit and compliance work, and security advisory services. Specialist in new dimension products.

Dec 2002 - Dec 2008

Senior Manager


Responsible for the day-to-day implementation and management of SAP security & controls projects (including implementation, audit/SOX reviews, BASIS work and general security related consulting assignments).

Aug 1994 - Dec 2002

Senior Manager


Went in as a graduate, left as a Senior Manager leading the UK SAP Security practice for the final 2 years. Worked as technical lead, team lead, and advisory director for scores of multinational customers in Europe, Africa, and the US.


Aug 1990 - Jul 1994


University of Southampton

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Jon Davatz

I have been working with Jason in a couple of projects. Thanks to his in depth SAP Security knowledge and his great management skill, the projects have been successful. He always promptly addressed issues and provided excellent support during and after the implementation had been completed. I hope to be able to work with Jason again in the future and highly recommend him.

Richard Freiboth

Jason has worked with Securinfo for the past 7 years, with responsibility for North American markets. He is an exceptionally skilled SAP security professional with expert knowledge in compliance issues. He has created sustainable solution designs and implemented these designs at numerous customers.

Sue Perry

When it comes to SAP security, Jason is without doubt the master. Throughout the late 90's he led PwC's SAP Security practice, acting as technical subject matter expert for the group and leading teams on several very complex and demanding SAP security implementations. His technical skills, his way of dealing patiently with both clients and his team, and his business understanding of security-related issues meant he was always highly in demand, not only by those he led or worked for but also by external groups including SAP themselves. It was a pleasure to work alongside Jason, a privilege to be trained by him and an honour to call him a friend.

Richard Hunt

I worked for Jason at PwC in London and found him to be a fantastic Manager and colleague. His technical expertise was unrivalled throughout PwC at the time and the generousity with which he shared his knowledge helped me enormously in my career development. He was also extermely supportive of my career objectives and helped me make quick progress within PwC. I am happy to recommend Jason and hope that we have the opportunity to work together again some time.

Arno Seidl

I met Jason at my very early days at PwC, which for me has been like a lucky strike in regards to my further career as SAP security specialist. His deep technical SAP knowledge in combination with remarkable management skills made him an excellent mentor for me and other SAP security consultants. It has been a pleasure to work for Jason and I hope there will be other opportunities to work together again.

Mario Linkies

I feel indeed proviledged to write this recommendation on behalf of Mr. Jason Cole. Over the last years, I worked with Jason at several customer and training engagements in Europe and Canada. Jason is one of the few SAP security professionals who are able to combine risk management, economic and business requirements with functional solutions and technical abilities. In his capacity as technical team lead and strategic risk advisor, Jason was able to identify the best possible solution for any project and sometimes extremely complicated customer requirements. He is able to listen and to translate customer feedback into pragmatic and well-designed lasting solutions. His superb knowledge of SAP and the best risk and authorization management solutions in the world makes Jason Cole one of the top IT security and SAP application professionals to ask for advise. I look forward working again with Jason as I know him not only as very experienced and knowledgable, but as enthusiastic and forward thinking in any consulting position.