Executive Vice President, Head of North America, Member of the Global Executive Team
Steve Niesman has served as itelligence North America’s President and Chief Executive Officer since late 2002. In this role, he oversees operations for itelligence’s broad range of consulting and customer support services that further maximize SAP solutions. Niesman has also served as a member of itelligence AG’s Global Management Board since 2002.
For the past 15 years, Niesman has led itelligence North America through tremendous revenue and employee growth, as well as significant SAP industry achievements, partnerships, and strategic acquisitions. From 2007-2016, itelligence North America received ten consecutive SAP Awards as North American Partner of the Year. Niesman frequently participates as a guest speaker on industry topics at SAP partner events across the United States, including the SAPPHIRE NOW Annual Conference. During his tenure with itelligence, Niesman championed numerous acquisitions that strategically expanded the company’s service offerings and market presence in the U.S. and Canada.
Prior to joining itelligence in 2002, Niesman held sales and senior, general management positions with SAP America, Inc., where he managed a team of professionals delivering sales, consulting and training solutions. He previously held senior management positions at First Chicago Corporation (currently JP Morgan Chase) and began his career in the field of accounting working for DeKalb Corporation.
Steve Niesman earned a B.B.A in Accounting from Illinois Wesleyan University and an M.B.A. in Finance and Organizational Behavior from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He also completed an Executive Training Program at the INSEAD Business School in Fontainebleau, France. Niesman is also a Certified Public Accountant. He is married with three children and resides in the Chicagoland area.
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