Chateaux Software

Executive team

To stay ahead of your competition you need a dedicated team of experts. Your needs may be long-term or short-term. We don't merely augment your staff by providing additional resources, but also by partnering you with experienced personnel, who are able to mentor and transfer their knowledge.

Our people have been with Chateaux for years. We know business. We know technology. Our team is comprised of experts whose skill sets complement each other to provide the best solutions to your company's unique challenges.

    Chateaux Principal Mr. Zimmerman has accumulated over 20 years of experience in the areas of project management, systems analysis and design, application development, implementation, testing, deployment, and end-user training. His expertise is especially attuned to the design of enterprise solutions focusing on Business Intelligence strategy and process improvement, business requirements specification, technical requirements specification and BI systems architecture. His broad industry experience has included large-scale projects for major financial, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and telecommunications companies, and has been utilized in the logistics of various other B2B niches. Mr. Zimmerman is a customer-focused technologist with a solution and result-oriented approach.

    A graduate of Duke University and former Fellow at the University of Southern California, Mr. Zimmerman has co-authored several technical books including Electronic Marketing, Dryden Press, 1999 and Oracle Unleashed, Sam's Books - Macmillan Publishing, 1996.

    Russell Madris, CEO of PC Connection/MoreDirect, a billion-dollar organization, recently wrote to a colleague that, "in my 22 years in business, Ken is the most knowledgeable, forward-thinking IT expert I have ever worked with, period."
    Hugo BI Answerman Toledo Mr. Toledo has over 15 years of experience with leading organizations and projects in both the public and private sectors. Effective in both consulting and management roles, he is a recognized author and public speaker with accreditations in business and technology. He is the author of two books on databases and networks, his latest published by O'Reilly and Associates, and has presented and hosted panel discussions at COMDEX, Uniforum, and other major industry conferences.

    In keeping with his extensive experience in designing and delivering solutions that integrate enterprise-level technologies (including design, development, management, education and product marketing), Mr. Toledo has led Enterprise Systems (ES) engagements in Data Warehousing (DW), Business Intelligence (BI), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and Sales Force Automation (SFA).

    An alumnus of Duke University, Mr. Toledo is also one of Chateaux's Principals. His previous executive roles included VP IT Planning at HALO Industries [NYSE: HMK], and Principal with Navigant Consulting [NYSE: NCI], where he advised Global 500 firms on best practices in aligning Information Technology with business goals.
    Mr. Bartsch is Senior Solutions Architect and Project Manager with over 25 years of experience demonstrating proven leadership, management and technical expertise. A visionary in orchestrating the design and delivery of enterprise information solutions, with a specialization in Supply Chain Management (SCM), his core skillset includes IS/IT strategy, business requirements specification, technical requirements specification, data architecture, application integration and process improvement.

    Strong analytical, technical and project management skills have had him lead projects through all aspects of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) for high profile projects on engagements with world-renowned clients in contexts ranging from initial methodology introduction to the advanced stages of application integration of heterogeneous systems.

    Experience includes the following roles:
    • Project management, planning, estimating
    • IT strategic planning
    • Software design and development in an SDLC methodology framework
    • Enterprise architecture, data architecture, business analysis and process improvement
    • Application integration
    • Facilitation, training, mentoring in above areas
    Mr. Montanaro is the backbone of Chateaux's operations. Since joining in 2004, he has helped to grow the organization by aligning technical activities with business objectives and expectations.

    From resource planning and forecasting to client relations, his ability to pair the right consulting talent with client needs has enabled Chateaux to build a cohesive, high-caliber team of consultants.

    Mr. Montanaro's approachable nature and aptitude for networking has allowed him to maintain strong relationships with both clients and Chateaux's talent pool, resulting in increased efficiency and superior project results.

    Prior to Chateaux, Mr. Montanaro was a Project Manager at Blue Wolf Group, a platinum implementation partner, where he managed over 30 successful implementations. Other experience includes Optimum Logistics, where he oversaw Chateaux's implementation of Business Objects. He graduated Cum Laude from Northeastern University with a dual degree in International Business and Supply Chain Management.

    Mr. Montanaro maintains his position as team captain both in and out of the office as an avid runner and cyclist. He enjoys competing in the sport of triathlon and aspires to one day conquer the Ironman.