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.
Tom Schoen CEO & President
Tom is CEO and President of BTM Global and serves on its board of directors. He is charged with setting and overseeing the strategic initiatives of the company, along with client management for BTM Global’s largest clients. Tom has a history of managing complex, high-profile clients 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 also oversees BTM Global’s charity initiatives, including home building for those who live in poverty, relief for orphans and a variety of personal nonprofit activities.
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.
Kimberly Berneck Chief Operating Officer
As COO, Kimberly oversees BTM Global’s core practice areas in the U.S. that include Oracle Retail and NetSuite. She ensures all aspects of client management, project delivery, and sales are of the highest standards, ultimately accelerating clients’ goals and success. Kimberly believes that transparency and consistent results build long-lasting professional relationships, and she emphasizes this to her teams. She has nearly two decades of experience delivering large-scale software projects in the eCommerce, financial services, mortgage banking, retail and telecommunications industries. Prior to joining BTM Global, 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.
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 Vice President of Finance
Judy serves as vice president of finance 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, a member of the Minnesota Society of CPAs, and a member of Financial Executives International (FEI) Twin Cities Chapter. She serves as the National DEI Committee Chair for FEI and 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.