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Leadership Team

With a combined 75+ years of experience in the business, our leadership team is one of our key differentiators.

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    Pat Green

Patrick Green – Partner

Patrick Green is a founding principal at SCM Connections where he is responsible for delivering integrated SAP Supply Chain solutions to clients utilizing the Advanced Planner and Optimizer. Patrick has 14 years of SAP design and implementation experience with 12 years delivering SAP APO solutions.  His expertise is building comprehensive Supply Chain Planning solutions that are optimized across all functional areas, ensuring a complete and integrated solution.  Patrick’s core skills are in SCM Demand Planning, Supply Network Planning and Detailed Scheduling. He has helped clients in a variety of industries, including Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Packaged Goods, Automotive, Chemicals, Mill Products and Food and Beverages.


A photography buff and master of renovations for early 20th century style homes, Patrick can often be found at the espresso machine, making the perfect iced latte.  Contact Patrick:


Read Patrick’s blogs here.

Mike Raftery – Partner

A Partner at SCM Connections, Mike Raftery is responsible for integrating SAP’s Advanced Planning and Optimization application seamlessly into his client’s supply chain planning processes. A consultant, industry expert and thought leader for strategic direction and continuous improvement of consumer products supply chain planning process, Mike brings over 10 years of experience at the architect level.  Mike’s core skills are in Advanced Supply Chain Planning and Optimization (APO), SCM Supply Network Planning (SNP) and Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling (PP/DS), focusing on Consumer Products and Pharmaceutical industries.  Mike is also APICS CPIM certified and national ASUG Consumer Products program chair.


A James Bond of sorts, Mike is the only SCM Partner with a motorcycle license, driver’s license, pilot’s license and can sail a boat.  Next time you see him, ask him about Disney World.  Contact Mike:


Read Mike’s blogs here.

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    Mike Raftery

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    Claudio González

Claudio Gonzalez – Partner

A partner at SCM Connections, Claudio Gonzalez has led analysis, implementations and optimization of SAP SCM solutions for Fortune 500 clients in a variety of industries including Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Products and Automotive. Claudio brings 14 years of SAP experience to SCM Connections, including 8 years experience with SAP Consulting and another 4 years with PWC/IBM Consulting. Claudio specializes in Project Blueprint Design, Business Process Design, Unit Testing, User Acceptance Testing, Integration Testing, Training (Writing & Speaking), and User support after go-live. In the SAP APO space, he works with Supply Network Planning (SNP), Master Data and CIF (Core Interface), Demand Planning (DP) and Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling (PP/DS).


Our token marathon runner, Claudio’s marathons have taken him as far as the North Pole.  His goal is to run on all 7 continents.  Contact Claudio:


Read Claudio’s blogs here.

Kristi Naidech – Associate Partner

Kristi Naidech joined SCM Connections to build expanded service offerings for our customers and launch SCM Minds. Kristi began her career in supply chain consulting long ago when there were still the “Big 5”.  It was love at first site when she and ARIBA (now SAPAriba) met and the romance continued during implementations, creation of help desks and training programs in the oil & gas, media and consumer goods industries.  Kristi has spent the last twelve years in healthcare/ acute care hospitals specializing in ERP implementations, clinical service line transformations and supply chain operations improvement.  Kristi’s core skills are in process improvement, non-salary cost reduction and advanced analytics.  Kristi is ISM CPM certified and a long standing member of ARHMM and ACHE.


When not pecking away at her laptop, you can find Kristi chasing her family down a Lake Michigan beach and traveling in search of the perfect gelato.    

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    Kristi Naidech

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    Jerry Sanderson

Jerry Sanderson – Associate Partner

An associate Partner at SCM Connections, Jerry Sanderson brings 15+ years of supply chain business process transformation and systems implementation experience to his clients. Specializing in SAP-APO and S&OP, Jerry is able to map out Supply Chain strategies with C-Level Executives, build detail plans to deliver the desired results, and establish value realization metrics to monitor business benefits.  Jerry understands what it takes to run efficient Detail Planning / Scheduling, Supply Planning, and Demand Planning Organizations that come together under a strong S&OP structure that delivers results.


An avid sports fan and Master of Ceremonies wherever he goes, Jerry is the guy you want to be with when you’re in a new city.  We swear he has the metro system for every major metropolis in the world memorized.  Contact Jerry: