Planning & Analytics Systems for Power BI and SQL Server
Acterys was founded in 2015 by Martin Kratky and Dr. Hesam Ziaei. After more than 20 years implementing analytics & planning solutions with nearly all major technologies, they saw opportunities by providing a unified platform that offers:
Single data platform
We realized that the traditional approach separating data warehousing, planning and reporting into different siloes that all use different data storage with immense efforts for their respective maintenance and “moving data around” is no longer viable.
Benefits of the Cloud
Before we started Acterys most analytics/planning projects were implemented on premise requiring lengthy installations, qualified experts on site and extensive maintenance efforts. Our objective with Acterys was, to provide users with an as much as possible, ready made environment within minutes that automatically builds optimal data models, reports and planning functionality.
Analytics & Planning Combined
Since 2015 we have seen the unstoppable rise of self-service analytics solutions like Power BI. These solutions provide unparalleled analytics option but lack the ability for write-back and planning. Analytics typically inspire the analyst to create and simulate new scenarios and adapt plans. Acterys offers seamless capabilities to run planning, consolidation and corporate performance processes seamlessly integrated with the most advanced visualisation and analytics features.
Senior Management Team
(Group CEO) After finishing his Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the University of Economics in Vienna, Martin has worked for more than 20 years in the business intelligence space. Martin has been involved in the design of Acterys from the start and serves as the CEO of Acterys and the consulting arm Managility. He is also a renowned expert for Power BI, working with the application since its inception among others on the initial Power BI demo models and 9 showcase solutions. Martin is an avid mountaineer culminating in the successful ascent of Ama Dablam in 2014 and surfer.
Chief Technology Officer
Hesam Ziaei is an expert for financial planning and performance management systems with a Master Degree of IT and a PhD in Information Systems from the University of NSW. His expertise includes data integration, design of financial models and data warehouses, planning process as well as data mining and machine learning methods. He has worked in the group for more than 10 years and currently serves as its Chief Technology Officer responsible for all technical aspects. He is the lead architect of the solution and manages the global development teams. In his spare time Hesam enjoys developing electronics solutions based on Arduino. Ask him about his automated lawn sprinkler controlled by Power BI.
Chief Operating Officer
Mike Zack serves as Chief Operating Officer of Acterys. As COO, Mike leads global operations and sales. His leadership drives revenue growth and operational excellence at scale. A seasoned expert in financial services technology, Mike began his career in finance with UBS. Mike transitioned to SaaS at GTreasury where we was responsible for leading Pre-Sales engineering. Most recently, he served as head of sales at Hazeltree, where he successfully drove private equity and hedge fund growth. Mike graduated with a BS in Accounting and Finance from Northern Illinois University and an MBA specializing in strategic management from the University of Notre Dame. He enjoys traveling, exercising, skiing and pickle ball. Fun Fact: He has traveled to over 42 countries and his favorite location was Cambodia.
Head of Operations (EMEA)
Thomas joined Acterys in 2019 and serves as the Head of EMEA Operations, located in the Acterys Munich headquarter.
He has a degree in Economics by the University of Freiburg and specialized in Operational Transfer Pricing & Tax Technology. He has more than 20 years’ experience implementing data warehouse as well as financial/operational analytics and planning solutions (xP&A).
Sales Director APAC
Richie is a seasoned professional who works closely with prospects and customers in the APAC region to show the true xP&A potential they can unlock with Acterys. He is highly focused on streamlining operations and removing the challenges of the modern C-Suite – giving teams the right tools to be more proactive with the business planning, rather than just managing the back office.
Head of Presales
Boris joined Acterys in 2021 as Head of Presales. He has a Master Degree of IT from University of Zagreb, Croatia. He started off as a full-stack developer and gradually carved his way into data science. During this journey, he has successfully led numerous development projects and BI implementations. Boris is passionate about sports (football, F1) and enjoys playing football in a local league.
Head of Consulting
Michael is an experienced CPA CIMA qualified business intelligence finance analyst (FP&A) supporting Finance and Operations with information, budgeting, financial modelling, activity-based costing and automation services. He has deep knowledge and expertise around several Microsoft technologies, such as Power BI, DAX, Power Platform, MS SQL, and many others. Serving as Head of Consulting at Acterys, he works with partners and customers to get them up and running on the solution platform as well as providing his valuable input in driving xP&A transformation.
John has a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours and a Master's degree in Management from MGSM. His career has moved from laboratory management to sales and then to the optimisation of business processes, focusing on information technology and quality. At Acterys, John is ensuring our compliance to the ISO27001 and SOC 2 regulatory standards.