Founder and principal at Rapid Performance. I am a budgeting and planning evangelist dedicated to helping organizations of all sizes plan their future with modern tools.
“Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning”
My expertise is in Enterprise Performance Management. That means budgeting and planning, financial consolidation and reporting, strategic management and data visualization. My life's mission is to covert people who do budgeting & planning from Excel...it's suboptimal and there's a better way!
Bernie and I crossed paths through work involving a Cognos Controller implementation. He possesses both financial and technical acumen across multiple software applications. His friendly personality and results-driven attitude make him an ideal consultant.
Bernie is a star in the 'Corporate Performance Management' area. He is not only very knowledge on the accounting and financials side, but also very strong on the IT side. He presents extraordinary well and has a gift for making complex topics easily understood by clients. Last but not least, he has a true entrepreneur spirit and takes ownership of clients' problems, solving them efficiently. I always enjoy working with Bernie, and so do our clients.
I would highly recommend that you consider Bernie Akporiaye for your Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) needs. In all my years of experience, only a few people stand out for their great qualities and Bernie is one of those people. He is well known for his project management leadership qualities, intelligence, technical skills, work ethic, teamwork mentality, and diligence. He is well respected throughout the EPM community for his expertise - being the "go-to" person for any technical questions regarding metrics or system design to any type of project management concerns. If you want something done right and have to meet tight deadlines, Bernie is the man. Throughout the time I've known him, he has shown me time and again that he is a positive, motivated leader with amazing knowledge of EPM and Project Management.
In summation, Bernie is excellent! He is one of the best managers I know, customers love him and I would trust him to manage any Enterprise implementation.
Bernie's knowledge of budgeting and Enterprise Performance Management is very extensive and deep. Bernie has the uncanny ability to function as a top level business consultant while still understanding every component of the data and technical solution he is implementing for his customers.
I have known and worked with Bernie since 2006 and found him to be a great business partner and friend. Bernie is meticulous in his work and very customer focused, always working hard to fully understanding the customers requirements and identify the most effective way to address those requirements. He is a very creative and diligent professional, and always follows up and delivers on everything he promises.
Bernie is one of the brightest and most personable consultants that I have ever had the pleasure of working with and for. He has an incredible ability to relate to customers, understand their problems, and deliver solutions under difficult conditions all while remaining a positive influence on his team. I would work with/for Bernie again in the future without reservation.
I can highly recommend Bernie Akporiaye. He has been a very pleasant client of mine for many years. He effortlessly manages to balance his clear, sincere and straight forward business attitude with a light twinkle in the eye approach which makes it very pleasant to work with him. He knows what he is doing and communicates it well. I am hoping to continue our business relationship for many more years to come.
The times I worked with Bernie at DMG were very enjoyable -- he's a consummate professional and his client facing abilities are par excellence. When Bernie takes on a task, you may rest assured it will be completed on time and within budget. I personally found his deep management skills providential more than once. Through his honest approach to business and consulting in general, he consistently champions his client's needs to the highest degree possible. I would work with Bernie again and I highly recommend him to any firm or client.
Bernie's vision, passion and ability to interprete big ideas into practical business processes is unparalleled.