Say Hello To Team Leahy

Here are some of the folks that make up our Macola® consulting team. Most of us have not just years, but decades of experience optimizing Macola® ERP solutions for manufacturers and distributors. Our deep knowledge of Macola®, manufacturing, and ERP systems is nearly unparalleled in our industry.

Mike Leahy

Mike is a graduate of the Krannert School of Industrial Management at Purdue University. He started Leahy Consulting in 1981 after twelve years as a consultant with Price Waterhouse and as a computer systems engineer with two major computer manufacturers.

During his career, he has continually focused on improving the operational capabilities of manufacturers and wholesale distributors. Mike has a very hands on approach and a unique ability to quickly analyze systems problems from both a business and technology viewpoint and is able to effectively work with both people and systems. His business solutions typically result in more accurate and timely information to assist in making better decisions.

Cathy Leahy

Cathy joined Leahy Consulting in 1997. Cathy handles the administrative and financial aspects of our business on a part-time basis as well as assisting the company in strategic planning and problem solving. She was previously director for Senior Services at Deaconess Hospital and part of their strategic planning team.

Terry Lanham

Terry joined Leahy Consulting as the Client Services and Sales Manager in 2002. He has worked closely with the Macola product line since 1994 servicing over 200 customers. His experience ranges from sales and marketing to client support and services.

He previously worked as a product manager for a German Engineering Company where he was responsible for the management of projects for Disney Imagineering, Chicago Transit Authority, and United Technologies/ Otis Elevator.

Monte Geuy

Monte joined us in 2011 and has experience working with several ERP systems as an end-user, at the reseller level and at the publisher levels for more than 30 years.He has worked at Macola on two different occasions for a total of 17 years in support, training, development, documentation and other capacities over time. He is constantly looking for methods to improve a process. Meeting Mike through Macola many years ago, Monte joined Leahy Consulting in 2011.

Ben Kirk

Ben joined Leahy Consulting in 2006 to pursue his technology career with a degree in Computer Science from the University of Cincinnati. Ben provides Visual Basic Flexibility programming services, Event Manager and Synergy support, Macola ES data conversions, SQL support, and custom Visual Basic programming. He has created a number of specialized utilities to enable customers to update databases using a simple spreadsheet and to interface Macola with other software systems. Ben is the original programmer who developed our Pulse Dashboard software.

John Clark

John joined Leahy Consulting in 2017. He started working as an engineer and as an IT manager in 2000 and with the Macola software in 2007. John’s software proficiency includes his expertise with the Synergy, all of the Macola products, Event Manager, Crystal Reports, Microsoft SSRS reporting software products. Along with Network Administrator skills and his Manufacturing and Project Engineering background, he can offer our customers a unique skillset. As a former end-user of the Macola software, John understands first-hand how the software can benefit a manufacturer or distributor.  He excels in utilizing technology to solve business processes to make businesses more efficient, productive, and self-aware.

Ann Hayner

Ann joined Leahy Consulting in 2018. She brings over 30 years of experience with Macola and Synergy software. Ann owned and operated two of the early Macola business partner organizations with offices in Chicago and Omaha for 17 years. Over that time, she was involved in approximately 150 Macola implementations. In 2001, she formed a third corporation, Roos Group, and began consulting on Macola and Exact Synergy. She led the North American Synergy User Community for four years. She was Director of Client Services at WiSys from 2010 to 2016. Ann graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin with a bachelor’s in history and subsequently received an MBA in Management from the University of Wisconsin Madison.

Donna Lansing

Donna joined Leahy Consulting in 2002 and has over ten years of experience as a Macola software consultant. Her strengths in account management and successful Macola implementations are complemented by her team spirit, training methods and commitment to meet client needs.

Donna’s background also includes working for a Macola end-user and being an accounting department manager. This enables her to assist our clients to easily perform their month-end closing and prepare their financial statements. Her success with process standardization and documentation, project organization, and not-for-profit environments adds to her ability to provide exceptional service and support to our clients.

Stacie Bennison

Stacie joined Leahy Consulting in 2021 and is a Certified Public Accountant. She has spent over 20 years as a financial manager and consultant working with manufacturing companies in the Cincinnati area. Stacie has served on the implementation team of several ERP systems and was CFO at a Macola/Pulse Dashboard end user for several years. This gives Stacie the ability to assist our clients with financial challenges that enable them to perform month-end closings and provide accurate financial statements. She has a strong understanding of inventory management, costing methods, and business structure. Her ability to work with diverse teams and strong business acumen allows her to provide exceptional customer service.

Adriano Feria

Adriano joined Leahy in 2008. He has two degrees, one in economics and another in computer science. Adriano, fluent in Portuguese and Spanish, has taken over the rewriting and expansion of our Pulse Dashboard software. He has also been active to develop several stand-alone custom utilities which have been incorporated into the Pulse software. Adriano is also a support resource for the Synergy software.

Sarah Gardocki

Sarah joined our team in 2012. She has responsibilities for employee payroll and benefits as well as for accounts payable. She also assists with other administrative tasks such as tax preparation.

Pam Pitman

Pam joined us in 2010. She provides back- office support with accounting systems and marketing.

Bart Fannin

Bart began working with Leahy Consulting in 2015. He has over 25 years of ERP software development, team and account management, project management, implementation and software business ownership. He began his career as a software developer in Adrian, MI. Working his way into becoming an Implementation Manager to part owner of another Macola reseller company where he focused primarily on their Payroll/HR software. Bart also has over 10 years of experience as a consultant and Sr. I.T. Manager at a steel manufacturer based in Jackson, MI. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Bowling Green State University.

Erin Vackert

Erin is an experienced Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. He is skilled in Business Process, Customer Support, and SQL. Erin has a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration focused in Management Information Systems from Bowling Green State University.

Scott Geiler

Scott joined us in 2012, having a strong programming background. Scott is enhancing our ability to manage our programming projects, product updates, and will be helping with new modules in the future.

Bill Cox

Bill Cox is a PULSE Product Manager at Leahy Consulting. Bill has over 15 years of experience implementing discrete and process manufacturing ERP systems, business support, and continuous improvement. Bill has worked with Sage, Plex, Epicor, and Oracle manufacturing software. His IT career started in software development and gradually transitioned to business analysis. In 2015, Bill received an MBA from the University of Kansas and has been a Certified Business Analysis Professional since 2021.

Rebecca Roebuck

Rebecca helps with Digital Marketing at Leahy Consulting. She joined the Leahy team in 2020. Rebecca received a BA in Sociology from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. Shortly after graduation, she began working for one of the first online marketing agencies in the Midwest with a specialization in social media marketing. During her professional marketing career, Rebecca has run successful inbound marketing campaigns and built an online presence for companies worldwide.

Tom Schindler

In Memoriam of our colleague and friend
Tom joined Leahy Consulting in 2021. He previously served as an IT Director and Database and ERP Programmer. He had over 20 years of experience working with Dynamics GP & Nav, WMS, TMS, EDI, and SQL. Tom graduated with a BA from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1998 while serving in the US Army. He received his MBA in IT Management from Columbus State University in 2015.

Tom unexpectedly passed away in June of 2023. He was well-loved by our customers and will be greatly missed by the whole Leahy family.