President of North America Operations
Shelley Zapp launched the Agilyx expansion in North America at the start of 2016 as President of North American Operations.
Shelley most recently was the CEO of Unit4 North America, selling and implementing agile ERP solutions. During her tenure as CEO, Shelley led her team through significant growth, growing the team and customer base to a point where the company had sextupled in size.
With more than 25 years’ experience in the Information Technology industry, her career has covered all aspects of software delivery, from the early years when she was a software developer and designer to the second half of her career where she has held responsibilities as Director of Development, VP operations and CEO.
Vice President of North America Operations
Trude has more than 20 years of experience with Agresso and Unit4 Business World products. For 7 years, she worked for Agresso Research & Development in Norway, after which she was transferred to the United States and worked 5 years as an Implementation Consultant for Agresso North America.
Before joining Agilyx, Trude was working as Vice President of Information Systems for a renewable energy company in Colorado. Her prior experience also includes working as Controller and Enterprise Software Specialist for a major American Financial Services vendor.
John Catarinich is a founding director of Agilyx and Chief Executive Officer
As a seasoned finance, legal and strategy professional with a passion for transforming organizations using technology and human capital to drive change and improvement, John founded the firm.
John created Agresso Australia (now Agilyx) believing that Australian organizations needed greater choices in dynamic business solutions which enable customers to address change quickly, efficiently and cost effectively while building value and delivering real improvements in performance. Effectively serving a market sector we call “Businesses Living IN Change (BLINC)™”.
Starting his career in Chartered Accounting, John has since worked in senior finance, legal and strategic advisory roles for several leading blue-chip companies in Australia, United Kingdom and Asia prior to founding his own firm specializing in strategy and enterprise performance improvement.
Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW, John has practiced in corporate, commercial, risk management and insurance law prior to starting the firm.
John is a qualified accountant holding Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business Degrees from the University of Technology, Sydney and Masters of Taxation Law from the University of Sydney, as well as Post Graduate qualifications in Strategic Change Management. John is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, CPA Australia and the Law Society in NSW.
As a keen believer in empowering individuals and as part of his responsibility to the community, John undertakes pro bono work for the Redfern Legal Centre and serves kids in need through his role as National Deputy Chairman of a Australia’s leading Children’s Charity – Variety, the Children’s Charity.
Chris Develin is a founding director of Agilyx and Chief Solution Architect
Chris’ mastery of Unit4 Business World is matched only by his dedication to ensuring that customer organizations can leverage the greatest benefit from the implementation of Business World. Chris achieves this through innovation in solution design and by challenging organizational `sacred cows` as part of our implementation approach.
Working with Unit4 Business World for more than 15 years, Chris represents our resident `solution expert` and has a comprehensive knowledge of Business World’s underpinning easy-change Architecture.
Chris has managed complex implementations in Europe, North America and Australia. His product knowledge, insights and industry knowledge have also seen him working closely with Business Worlds R&D labs in Norway on a range of business specific development and functionality. As a qualified Accountant, Chris has experience working in a variety of complex businesses across a range of industries in both Australia, Canada and United Kingdom.
After returning to Australia more than a decade ago, Chris has also undertaken numerous business consulting projects with clients across a wide range of sectors using his innovative approach in business analysis and delivered many innovative client solutions, leveraging the power and flexibility of Business World.
Customer Solutions Manager
As an experienced client services director, Diane brings over 22 years of project management and services delivery experience to the Agilyx North America team.
Diane is passionate about nurturing client relationships and delivering valuable services towards project success. Diane has a history of successfully resolving troubled projects, developing scalable service delivery methods and leading a diversified team.
With many years’ experience working with clients to realize maximum value from their investment, Diane focusses on ensuring service delivery is efficient and effective, and projects are completed according to the clients’ success criteria. Diane is a certified project manager with a BBA in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University of Vancouver.
Director of Development
Jack is an IM/IT professional with over 16 years’ experience in the industry and 12 years’ experience working exclusively with Unit4 Business World, on which he has built customized projects for the Agresso core product in a variety of applications.
Along with his extensive background in software development, Jack has years of experience in application and project development, business and technical analysis and systems/network management. He is also proficient in project leadership, where he thrives on managing and mentoring large teams.
Professional Services Manager
Originally from the UK, Paula is an enthusiastic and experienced consultant with over 15 years’ experience in implementing both internal and external Payroll and HR systems across various industries and degrees of complexity.
She has completed many full cycle implementations of Unit4 Business World HR/Payroll modules and sub-modules during this time, and assists her clients in leading projects through build and testing phases, performing in data migration, upgrade/post-deployment support and health checks.
Since moving to Canada in 2011, Paula has continued her passion for Business World consulting by successfully leading numerous projects as well as mentoring and training intermediate consultants.