Founded in 2005, by two industry vanguards, Macrospect recognized the enormous potential of SAP software even before it became the powerful finance tool that it is today, and thus began a beautiful relationship. In assembling the Macrospect team, we focused on recruiting people who represented different points of view – which is to say we’re not just IT nerds, but people who understand business, finance and accounting as well. This collaboration allows us to see the big picture and ensure as few surprises as possible – which is the measure of a great consultant. And by those standards, Macrospect is proud to be considered brilliantly boring.
Macrospect Founder and CEO
A former baseball player and honors student at Texas Christian University, Randy would ultimately have to decide whether to put his degree to work in the real world or miraculously develop a 90-mph fastball. The law of physics and his keen entrepreneurial instincts led him to choose the former, and baseball’s loss would be the IT world’s gain. As CEO of Macrospect, Randy helps guide the company’s operations, strategic planning, and sales and marketing efforts. Under the leadership of he and Co-Founder Jeff Hattendorf, Macrospect has gained recognition as a “500 Fastest-Growing Private Company” by Inc. Magazine. Prior to forming Macrospect, he and Hattendorf built tech services company, AIVIA, from seed money into a 125-person operation with nine offices across the US until selling it in 2002. Randy is a regular guest speaker at SAP events and on SAP TV and graduated with honors from TCU with an MBA in Finance.
Macrospect Founder, COO/Principal Consultant
To borrow a phrase from the iconic stock brokerage advertising campaign, “When Jeff Hattendorf speaks, people listen.” In an industry characterized for doling out advice, Jeff comes up with solutions. He specializes in solution architecture, process design, data integration, contract negotiation, engagement leadership and training, and is certified in multiple versions of SAP Finance, Business Planning and Consolidation software. As COO and Co-Founder of Macrospect, Jeff oversees every client engagement and plays an instrumental role in helping Macrospect clients gain clarity where it counts. His category experience includes financial services, oil and gas, transportation, healthcare pharmaceuticals and technology, to mention a few. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and the TCU M.J. Neeley School of Business, Jeff is a former National Merit Scholar, current member of Mensa and frequent guest panelist, speaker and commentator on all things SAP.
SVP of Sales
Like Macrospect CEO Randy Marvel, Patrick is also a former Division One College baseball player. He credits much of his present-day success to the values he developed as a National Merit Scholar/athlete at Baylor University. It was in that competitive environment that he learned that you not only have to outwork the competition, but outthink them as well. Patrick considers himself fortunate to have been mentored by such industry icons as Herb Kelleher, Colleen Barrett and Gary Kelly. His IT experience reads like a virtual Who’s Who of global companies including EDS, Frito Lay, Southwest Airlines and Hitachi, where he spent the last 10 years in senior leadership roles prior to joining Macrospect. As the company’s Finance Practice Lead, Patrick directs the sales side of the business and is intimately involved in building and nurturing client relationships.
Senior Vice President of Consulting Services
After graduating from high school, Mark worked at various odd jobs until ultimately resolving to go back to school and earn a degree in Computer Information Systems. After graduating with honors from West Texas A&M University, Mark spent the next 15 years at Atmos Energy and Sprint, where he would work his way up from programmer to a Chief Technical Architect role. Later, he advanced to VP of IT at Blockbuster and CIO at Accenture BPO. Mark joined Macrospect in 2008, after serving as an independent technology consultant at Tatum CIO Partners. Today, he helps lead our company’s consulting services and recently was a guest speaker at the SAP Insider Conference in France.