Peter T. Brandt

Peter T. Brandt

Chief Executive Officer, Cumula 3 Group

Summary

A client recently asked me, "What do you really like to do?" I replied, "I like working to solve the most pressing business challenges that you have." 

I am a client and team focused executive, who gets results by: 

  • Working collaboratively with executive groups to create visions of how technology can be used to realize business opportunities.
  • Leading teams in complex enterprise environments to strategize, and implement pragmatic solutions using the most relevant technology – including cloud-based solutions, ERP, CRM, social, mobile, big data/analytics, and integration.
  • Working in specific functional areas such as sales, marketing, finance, digital commerce, merchandising, supply chain, product development using information technology to solve challenges.

Key Experience

  • Large Consumer Products Company - "Digital Days" Engagement - Working with the head of Digital Strategy - Led six functional teams through a process to identify where digitization could be applied to core business process areas. These included: Finance, HR, Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain, Product Development. The result of the project was a prioritized set of specific implementation projects using the latest digital technologies - combinations of cloud, social, mobile, consumer-grade user experience - to improve business results.
  • Large Agriculture and Food Company - "Lakes Project" Engagement - On behalf of the CIO and the company's IT Steering Committee, led a broad executive group through a strategic planning process to assess and identify core business areas, the appropriate technologies to deploy, and the implementation approach for each business area. Project resulted in a decision to deploy various technologies including company-wide ERP system, and cloud-based CRM.
  • Travel Services Company - "IT Strategy" Engagement - Working directly with the CIO, performed an overall assessment and developed go-forward strategy for the IT organization. Worked with key business executives to define priorities for business improvement and specific technology approaches/solutions based on the priorities established. Project resulted in a plan executed over a number of years to improve/update IT solutions used for all of the business.
  • Consumer Foods Company - Worked with an executive management group led by the CIO to assess business areas and technologies used. Based on business priorities established, defined specific technology solutions - ERP (finance, procurement, manufacturing, order management), CRM, Advanced Planning, and Product Life Cycle Management (PLM). Assisted in the implementation of these technologies over a phased, multiyear period.

Work History

Work History
Oct 2014 - Present

Partner - Chief Executive Officer

Cumula 3 Group (formerly T.Edward)

Serve clients by ensuring the firm is delivering solutions that meet their needs on an overall basis. Provide specific guidance to clients in the areas of IT and business growth through our advisory services in those areas.

2012 - 2013

VP, Industry Solutions

salesforce.com

Provided guidance and leadership for clients, partners, and thought leaders on how to use cloud, mobile, and social technology together to build solutions that allowed clients to substantially improve their businesses.

2005 - 2012

VP Industry Solutions

SAP AG

Oversaw solution marketing (Go-To-Market) for multiple industries including: Consumer Products, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Utilities, Professional Services, Media, Telecom, Retail, Wholesale Distribution. Go to market included developing the insights for new solution/technology opportunities, bringing solutions to market, working with key customers on their use of the overall solution portfolio and being an evangelist with market analysts and influencers.

2003 - 2005

VP Industry Solutions Group - Consumer Sector

SAP America

Led a North American team focused on Consumer Products, Retail, Wholesale Distribution, and Life Sciences. Developed demand generation plans, strategic account plans, and were directly involved in strategic deals to help customers/prospects realize value opportunities provided by SAP's industry solutions. Provided thought leadership to the industry through direct involvement and provision of leading ideas to industry associations and customer groups.

1998 - 2003

Partner, Management Consulting Services

PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC

Responsibility for specific client relationships and leading practices in the areas of Enterprise Technology Strategy, e-Business, Supply Chain Management, and SAP Implementation. Focus was on consumer-based companies - consumer products, retail, distribution, life sciences.

1995 - 1997

Principal

CSC Consulting, Inc.

Responsible for key client relationships and leading engagements in the areas of enterprise technology strategy and IT solution evaluation and implementation. 

1990 - 1995

Partner

Synthesis, Inc.

Partner/Owner responsible for business development and leading specific engagements with our clients in the areas of IT and organizational strategy, business process redesign, IT solution selection and implementation.

1986 - 1990

Sr. Manager

Price Waterhouse

Responsible for specific client and engagements in the areas of business and IT strategy, business process redesign, cost management, supply chain management.

1980 - 1986

Program Manager

Control Data Corporation

Responsible for oversight and reporting for specific development and production programs.

Education

Education
1984 - 1985

MBA, Information Management and Communications 

University of Saint Thomas - Opus School of Business
1976 - 1980

BA, Finance

University of Saint Thomas

Professional Certifications and Business Affiliations

Certifications

Minnesota Community Ministries 

Committee Member - Richfield Committee

The Strategic Leadership Forum

Board Member and Past President - Minnesota Chapter

Grocery Manufacturers Association 

Council Member and Vice Chairman - Associate Member Council