"CSS is large enough to complete multiple complex projects, but nimble and lean enough to meet the needs of changing markets, technology and initiatives for our clients and partners."
Over the three decades of his career, Kirk held IT leadership positions in construction and manufacturing and distribution industries. As CSS’ founding President and Chief Executive Officer, he provides strategic direction for the company, as well as key partner and client support. Since CSS’ inception in 1997, Kirk’s leadership resulted in Oracle Platinum Partner status and multiple Oracle ERP Partner of the Year awards.
He currently serves as Chairman of the Charleston Digital Corridor Foundation, working closely with its Director to attract and promote Charleston’s technology companies and knowledge-based economy.
Kirk holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial management from Clemson University.
"People want to work for CSS all the time. Being selective and thoughtful about the projects we manage and the talent we assign to those projects serves our company well--and more importantly--our clients and the Oracle community."
As COO, Patrick McKenzie is responsible for leadership and delivery across all CSS practices. As a former enduser and CIO, McKenzie has over 20 years of industry and consulting experience in aerospace, medical devices, textiles, Apparel, building supplies and food & beverage. He is PMPcertified and has extensive experience in Discrete, Process and Engineer to Order manufacturing environments. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Lander College.
"CSS is uniquely qualified to help clients navigate and unlock the value of the rapidly evolving Oracle Cloud ecosystem."
James Landry is the Executive Vice President of Business Development & Marketing for CSS. James has been in the ERP application space for over 25 years focusing on aligning client strategic direction with Oracle ERP implementations and business process improvement. He leads a team of world class business development and marketing professionals across North America and works closely with top Oracle leadership to align CSS consulting expertise and develop joint go-to market strategies to deliver world class consulting around the Oracle business application marketplace. James has served on multiple charitable leadership boards including collegiate leadership development and currently serves as a Trustee on the Board of the Discovery Montessori School in Jacksonville, Florida. James holds a bachelors degree in accounting from the University of North Florida.
“We care deeply about doing the right thing for our clients, the urgency of the mission, and the consistency of our results.”
Before joining CSS in 2000, Pete was project manager for an environmental engineering firm that focused on both federal and commercial projects. During this period, Ballou worked closely with Information technology to help empower field data collection and reporting.
“Our reputation for integrity and product excellence inspires our consultants to do their very best, every day for every client.”
From the moment he met CEO Kirk King in Charleston, Greg knew he wanted to be part of the CSS family. Armed with a hands-on approach, Greg’s both an effective leader and skilled consultant. At CSS, Greg leads the Oracle Cloud ERP and E-Business Suite practices for North America.
Before joining CSS, Greg worked for large scale consulting firms and was a global director at UST. Prior to his work there, he was a consultant for KPMG, Perot Systems and Spinnaker Management Group.
Greg holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Iowa.
"Our unique approach with transforming technology systems helps our clients simplify business processes and establish a scalable foundation for value-driven continuous improvement."
Kenny Ecton leads delivery activities in the North America as Vice President of Diversified Industries. A former partner and VCP Practice Leader at IBM Global Business Services, Ecton has helped some of America’s top brands gain bottomline value through improved supply chain performance, including Logitech, Navistar, Sara Lee, J&J, Merck, Chiquita Brands International, Gildan Activewear, and HillRom.
He holds a Masters of Business Administration from University of Louisville and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Kentucky.
"Our strength in the E&C industry has positioned us to working with some of the biggest construction enterprises in the world. We accept the challenge of leading complex projects for them because the reward is having true impact on the organization and the communities they serve."
With over 25 years in the business, Todd’s core business approach centers on providing superior customer service and developing long-term relationships. And as VP of Managed Services, he hones those skills every day.
For the first 12 years of his consulting career, Todd worked within three engineering/construction oversight consulting firms, starting as staff engineer, and advancing to vice president. In 1998, he founded GRT Business Solutions, a JD Edwards consultancy with a focus on servicing the engineering & construction industry. Todd merged that business with CSS in 2011, to create an E&C consulting powerhouse, and establish a Managed Services practice at CSS.
Today, Todd leads CSS’ Engineering and Construction Team made up of senior-level consulting talent dedicated to providing industry solutions that drive success and ROI.
He’s a registered Professional Engineer, and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering, and a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and, all from Rice University.
"As a long-time client of CSS prior to joining, I was exposed to professionals at all levels of the organization and I knew it was a place that could make positive change for companies. It's not just about the service or product here - it's about a true team approach to building vision and success for some of the nation's biggest organizations."
David has over 30 years of experience in external and internal consulting working with all levels of personnel within every functional area of businesses in the construction, manufacturing, wholesale distribution and healthcare industries. Prior to joining CSS, David was the Vice President of Business Systems at Skanska USA, one of the world’s largest construction groups. At Skanska, he pioneered the effort to integrate on-premise with Oracle Cloud solutions and the implementation of best practices across all business functions. David has a track record of dramatically increasing revenues using advanced technology and best practices.
Today, he serves as the Vice President of EPM at CSS and works with large organizations to modernize their financial processes and help reduce costs for key finance processes while improving speed, accuracy, and control.
David has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Systems and a Masters of Business Administration from Rochester Institute of Technology.
“We strive to give clients good advice. And we’re always honest, even when the conversation is tough.”
As one of CSS’ first consultants, Jim’s has extensive application and technical experience with JD Edwards World and EnterpriseOne going all the way back to the early 1990’s. Although, the company has grown tremendously since our first international project, Jim lives by the same principles today: Lead by example, do what’s right for the customer, and let your employees shine.
Today, Jim leads our Managed Services Practice, providing superior customer service and developing long-term relationships. His team is comprised of very talented senior consultants that are dedicated to providing our clients on-call remote functional and technical support.
Before co-founding CSS, he was the Director of IT for the House of Perfection and the Director of IS for Oneita Industries. Prior to that, Jim worked as a Business Analyst at Cutler-Hammer and Sr. Programmer/Analyst at Westinghouse. Jim graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York College at Fredonia, NY and is an alumnus of the United States Naval Academy.