Our leadership team is diverse in background and aligned on BTM’s mission. We’ve shaped a company that thinks creatively, does right by our clients, and gives back to the communities where we live and work.
Kimberly Berneck President and CEO
Kimberly is president and CEO of BTM Global, and serves on its board of directors. She is charged with setting and overseeing the company’s strategic initiatives, along with its growth across all service areas. Since joining the company in 2008, Kimberly has led her teams to deliver expert solutions with transparency and consistency that build long-lasting relationships and accelerate clients’ objectives. She most recently served as BTM’s COO and as senior vice president, delivery management. Prior to joining BTM, she was the senior director of retail development at Oracle Retail. She has held positions at ShopNBC, Retek Inc. (now Oracle Retail), Plural (now Dell) Consulting and Accenture. Kimberly has a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota.
Andy Huynh Chief Technology Officer
Andy founded BTM Global in 2004 and has served as chief technology officer and on the board of directors since the company’s inception. Andy upholds professional standards in all aspects of what BTM Global offers clients and, as a result, clients often contact him for his perspective even outside of active engagements. He has more than 20 years of experience in complex retail application development and ERP implementations, including serving as a senior software architect at Retek, Inc. (now Oracle Retail). His successes included performance engineering and optimization for several key retail-focused applications, as well as re-platforming a mission-critical product to run on a variety of databases (Oracle, DB2 and Teradata). Andy received an electrical engineering degree from the University of Minnesota and earned a Diversity in Business Award from the Minneapolis/St Paul Business Journal. He actively works with and supports several orphanages in Vietnam.
Tom Schoen Chief Strategy Officer
Tom is chief strategy officer of BTM Global and serves on its board of directors. He is charged with supporting the company’s vision and deepening its relationships with partners and clients. Tom previously served as BTM Global’s president and CEO for 16 years. His exceptional career includes managing complex, high-profile technology projects on a global scale, along with 30 years of software engineering experience including scientific, military and retail applications. He has held numerous leadership positions at Traveler’s Insurance, Retek Inc. (now Oracle Retail), MediSpan, and as a civilian with the U.S. Navy. Tom earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Marquette University. He serves as president of Kids Promise, a nonprofit organization he founded with other BTM Global leaders to support children’s educational dreams in Vietnam.
Julie Sirek Vice President, Operations
As vice president of operations, Julie is responsible for all company operations in the U.S., including human resources, recruiting, benefits administration and management, along with strategic efforts that support BTM Global’s projects and goals. Prior to joining BTM Global full time, Julie was a trusted HR advisor to the company. She has served as vice president of human resources for Vascular Solutions and for space 150. Julie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Judy Wright Chief Financial Officer
Judy serves as chief financial officer and is responsible for overseeing all of BTM Global’s financial operations, along with supporting its growth initiatives. With more than 15 years of experience, Judy has held positions as controller at Outsell Corporation, branch controller and corporate accountant at Equus Computer Systems, and various controller positions at organizations throughout China. She is an active CPA and a member of the Minnesota Society of CPAs. She serves as the national DEI committee chair for Financial Executives International and vice president of DEI for their Twin Cities chapter, and she is active on many other boards and committees in the community. In 2022, Judy earned the prestigious “CFO of the Year” award from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. She earned a Master of Business Administration in finance and accounting from the University of St. Thomas.
Brian Verkinderen Director of Sales
Brian establishes BTM Global’s new retail business in North America and is responsible for developing direct account sales, maintaining client relationships and working closely with organizational partners on joint opportunities. He spent more than 15 years specializing in Oracle Retail Merchandising and Store customizations and implementations, both at Accenture and as an independent contractor. Brian’s expertise in custom applications and Oracle Retail solutions, along with his ability to build trusted relationships, have guided BTM clients to achieving optimized business performance. He is a graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato.
Tien Huynh Director, Vietnam Operations
As director of Vietnam operations, Tien is responsible for managing the daily operations and delivery capabilities of BTM Global’s Vietnam office. As part of the leadership team, he guides the strategic direction, technical abilities and project delivery for this critical unit of the organization. Tien has more than a decade of experience working in the software engineering industry. Prior to joining BTM, he worked as a project manager for TMA Solutions, the largest software outsourcing company in Vietnam. He received a degree in information technology from the University of Natural Science and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Economics, Vietnam.