Meridian Partners' core team has extensive experience in Enterprise Resource Planning as well as business strategy and reorganization, technology architecting, designing and implementing applications and infrastructure solutions.
Wil Martinez, Managing Partner
As Managing Partner is responsible for Corporate Strategy, and Partnerships.
Prior to founding Meridian Partners, he was the Southeast Regional Director for Breakaway Solutions, an international publicly traded consultancy. He was also the Florida Group Manager for Cambridge Technology Partners, a Boston-based consultancy.
Mr. Martinez has helped to secure and deliver solutions to clients such as the South Florida Water Management District, Miami Dade County Public Schools, Patriot Rail, the Houston Independent School District and RailAmerica, and many more.
Mr. Martinez completed his undergraduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, and currently serves on the Lutron IT Advisory Council and on the Board of the Save our Sick Kids Foundation.
Greg Valyou, SVP Solution Delivery
As the Senior Vice President, Mr. Valyou's responsibilities include managing the client journey from the start of their relationship with Meridian to successful roll-out and delivery of the latest innovative enterprise solutions. His role includes oversight for Client Relationships and Solution Delivery.
As a business process and technology innovation expert, Mr. Valyou has 25+ years of enterprise leadership experience ranging from his early career as a consultant, project manager to CIO/ CTO, and technology executive.
His background includes supporting a diverse set of industries with both domestic and international experience, including Florida Blue, Jet Blue, RailAmerica, Ryder Systems, the United Nations, PA Housing Finance Agency, Miami Dade College, Polk County Public Schools, Miami Dade County Public Schools, and many more.
He earned a degree in Economics from the University at Albany in New York, OM-MBA from University at Buffalo, School of Management, an AI in Business Specialization Certificate from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a Certificate in Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management from University of Virginia, Darden School of Business and holds a PMP (Project Management Professional) designation from PMI (The Project Management Institute).
Within the community, Mr. Valyou has been recognized for his service to federally funded Head Start as a Community Board Member and for his donation of hundreds of backpacks complete with school supplies to the local school district to help ensure that all children have the resources they need to be successful.
Broc Zautner, Vice President of Workday Sales
As Vice-President of Workday Sales, Mr. Zautner’s responsibilities include expanding Meridian’s presence in the Workday eco-system while simultaneously fostering long-standing, mutually beneficial, relationships with our clients and our partners
Mr. Zautner has 25 years of public sector experience and has been working in the Workday eco-system since 2017. His in-depth understanding of the sales process alongside a driven and “do it today” attitude has helped multiple organizations exceed revenue targets and foster successful projects in a dynamic, growing, and competitive market.
Mr. Zautner holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin
Ryan Roberts, Vice President of Workday Practice
As Vice-President of Meridian’s Workday Practice, Mr. Roberts is responsible for overseeing the execution of all Workday implementations. Additionally, he is heavily involved in supporting sales efforts, mentoring team members, and ensuring that Meridian provides world-class quality to all of its clients.
Mr. Roberts has over years of experience in ERP implementations including over 5 years in the Workday eco-system. He has delivered over 20 city and county Workday implementations including the City of Olympia, WA; Louisville Metro Govt; City of Boulder, CO, and San Mateo, CA.
Mr. Roberts received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Washington & Lee University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Virginia.
Bernardo Camarena, Practice Director, Analytics
As Vice President and Practice Director, Analytics, Mr. Camarena's responsibilities include the strategy, planning, coordinating, and supervision of all activities related to the design, implementation, and support of Meridian's data driven solutions.
In addition to proudly serving in the United States Army, Mr. Camarena was previously the Division Director for the SAP Center of Excellence at the South Florida Water Management District and during his 10 year long tenure at the SFWMD, he led the successful implementation of many innovative solutions including SAP.
At Meridian he is an analytics expert and has also supported many successful projects at Miami Dade County Public Schools, School Board of Broward County, Polk County Public Schools, the Commonwealth of PA, Florida State University, and many others. He has extensive experience with Public sector budgeting and solutions from SAP, Workday, Microsoft and many others.
He holds an MBA from the University of Miami and a BA in Computer Studies from the University of Maryland.
Julie Strunk, Practice Director, Digital Transformation
As the Practice Director for Digital Transformation, from idea to implementation and deployment Ms. Strunk leads Meridian's strategy, transformation, change management, and training teams.
With 25+ years of professional experience across a variety of corporate functions such as Information Technology, Procurement, and Operations, she brings a wealth of knowledge from a diverse set of companies including The Nielsen Company, Citi, and Fifth Third Bank. Her experience in program management, process improvement and organizational change management coupled with her excellent communication and relationship building skills have enabled Ms. Strunk to drive successful outcomes including cost reduction, productivity improvement, customer and employee satisfaction, and reduced risk.
During her tenure at The Nielsen Company, she led a global PMO and was responsible for the creation and governance of a software development life cycle framework, ITIL quality processes, and Agile development tools. She also drove multiple transformation efforts as well as managed several large vendor relationships including a $2.2B contract with a large outsourcing partner and led the Global Procurement organization supporting a $1.7B portfolio across 9000+ vendors in 100+ countries. Most recently, she led the transformation of many of Nielsen’s ERP business processes through implementation of Ariba/S4 Hana.
She holds a BS from University of Southern Indiana, and numerous industry certifications including Lean Six Sigma.
Jihane Khachchou, Practice Director, Human Capital Management
As the Practice Director for Human Capital Management, Ms. Khachchou leads Meridian's Human Capital Management teams as they design, plan, implement and deploy the latest cutting edge people based solutions.
Ms. Khachchou is a highly experienced HCM expert with 20 years of ERP experience which includes payroll, benefits, and entitlements. She has an extensive background in SAP Human capital management, and Workday HCM. Ms. Khachchou is skilled at building-cross-functional teams and is known by customers and peers as an out-of-the-box thinker and problem solver who can personalize solutions to their unique needs. She has an aptitude for identify and driving change with a positive outcome, a passion for developing others around her and driven by solving complex scenarios,
She has sat on both sides of the table as an employee and consultant which provides a unique perspective and has managed a broad array of projects in industries, companies and institutions including NGO's, Public Sector, Higher Education, Oil & Gas, Transportation and Healthcare. With experience that spans the globe, Ms. Khachchou was a key asset to their UN's recent $1b USD modernization program as an ERP and HCM expert, and has also led and supported transformational projects with Capgemini, International Development Bank, World Bank, World Food Program, International Maritime Organization, L’Oréal, and Florida State College of Jacksonville.