TechPar Group Partners
Active Partners
Bernard Plagman, Partner
Bernard Plagman
Partner

bplagman@techpargroup.com
(917) 837-1453

Mr. Plagman offers clients the benefit of 18 years of experience as Partner at PwC Consulting where he served Financial Services clients. Mr. Plagman’s skills and experience include:

  • Information Systems strategic planning, design and project management
  • Data Warehousing planning, design, project management
  • Customer Relationship Management including Contact Management, Call Center planning and design, Marketing Analysis and multi-channel analytics

Mr. Plagman holds a BBA degree in Applied Statistics from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA in Operations Research from City University of NY, Graduate School of Business.

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Charles Popper, Partner/CEO
Charles Popper
Partner/CEO

cpopper@techpargroup.com
(201) 457-0954

Mr. Popper has had a 40-year career spanning all facets of the technology world:  R&D at Bell Labs, Advanced Technology management at American Express and Lehman Brothers, Consulting Partner at Deloitte & Touche, CIO at Merck, and Vice-Chairman and CTO of the investment bank Orama Partners. Charles’ skills and experience include:

  • Information Systems strategic planning, design and project management
  • Technology innovation
  • Investment banking and venture capital

Dr. Popper holds BA and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Mathematics / Computer Science from Harvard University.

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William Serrao, Partner/COO
William Serrao
Partner/COO

wserrao@techpargroup.com
(917) 929-0942

Mr. Serrao offers clients the benefit of 21 years of experience as a Partner at PwC Consulting and an industry leader at IBM Global Business Services where he served clients in the Media & Entertainment and Telecommunications industries. Bill also was a systems development manager at Prodigy Services Company (an internet startup) and a Signal Corps officer in the US Army specializing in battlefield computer systems.

Bill’s skills and experience include:

  • Information Systems strategic planning, outsourcing, applications development, and project management.
  • Package systems implementation, specializing in SAP and also including Oracle, PeopleSoft, and JD Edwards.
  • Financial and Supply Chain Management including sales forecasting, inventory management, order management, sales analysis, accounts receivable, cash collection and financial reporting.

Mr. Serrao holds a BS degree in Applied Science and Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY and an MS in Business Management from the City University of NY.

 

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Mark Huppert, Partner
Mark Huppert
Partner

mhuppert@techpargroup.com
(917) 664-0719

Mr. Huppert is a senior Information Technology leader with over 30 years of successful global projects delivery. He has deep expertise in SAP enablement and CIO Services. He worked in big-4 professional service firms for 15 years as a Director and Partner.

Mark is both functional and technical and possesses extensive knowledge of the systems development lifecycle. His specialty is in Program Management, including turning around stalled projects, building teams, and achieving cost take-out.

His skills and experience include:

  • Information Systems strategic planning, outsourcing, applications development, and project management.
  • Global full-lifecycle SAP implementations encompassing core SAP modules and portal, business warehouse, master data management, and integration hub.
  • Developing Centers of Excellence (COE) to manage complex global environments and reduce implementation risk.
  • Reducing IT organization costs and risks through application rationalization, infrastructure consolidation, IT asset management, software license management, and organizational alignment.

Mr. Huppert holds a BA degree in Computer Science and English from Queens College, NY and an MS in Computer Science from Columbia University.

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Founding Partners
Alex Berson, Co-founder
Alex Berson
Co-founder

aberson@techpargroup.com
(201) 457-0956

Mr. Berson is an internationally recognized expert, author, and advisor in various areas of information technologies. Throughout his professional career, Mr. Berson held key technology and management positions in companies like BearingPoint, Entrust, Merrill Lynch, enCommerce, Dun & Bradstreet, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Citigroup, Solomon Smith Barney, and others.

Mr. Berson holds graduate and post-graduate degrees in Computer Sciences and Applied Math, and focuses his professional activities on Identity Management and Information Security; Master Data Management (MDM); Cloud and SaaS computing; CRM and Business Intelligence; Data Management technologies; Service-Oriented Architecture, and Web 2.0.

Alex Berson authored of a number of best-selling professional books including “Master Data Management and Data Governance”, “Master Data Management and Customer Data Integration for a Global Enterprise”, “Building Data Mining Applications for CRM”, “Data Warehousing, Data Mining and OLAP”, “Client/Server Architecture”, “SYBASE and Client/Server Computing”, and “APPC: Introduction to LU6.2”.

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