Al Marciante, Oracle Corporation

Al Marciante began his career as a financial information technology professional for a leading electronics and communication company. He implemented applications focused on accounting and finance. In 1994, he spearheaded a project to produce consolidation financials, fully burdened profit and loss analysis, and budget reporting based on Oracle Financials, custom Oracle development, and Arbor Essbase. In 1997, Al moved into a solution consultant role with Arbor, where he helped many customers in the southern U.S. achieve significant value by purchasing and implementing OLAP and analytic applications. He also served in a domain leadership role, in which he drove effective demos and field training. In 2000, after Arbor and Hyperion software merged to become Hyperion Solutions, Al moved into a product management position with Essbase. He quickly progressed into a leadership role in the product management organization, participating in driving new solutions in the enterprise performance management space throughout the decade. Al has since led PM teams not only in the Essbase organization, but also in Hyperion Planning, Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management, Smart View, financial reports, Crystal Ball, and Disclosure Management. He now leads new initiatives for EPM in the Oracle Cloud.