It would be a challenge to find someone who is more savvy in infrastructure virtualization software than Richard Lichtenstein, CEO & President at Civatree. With over 35 years of experience in Executive Management in the IT community, Richard recently led the Global SAP Alliance for VMware. His extensive experience in SAP software and Virtualized infrastructure sales empowered him to lead the SAP Alliance division for VMware, working with sales, OEM and SI partners.
Previously, Richard led the VMware SAP services team which enabled many SAP customers to virtualize their landscapes. Richard held prior management and senior sales positions at CompuCom, SAGE and American Express where he worked closely with SAP and VMware to introduce their solutions to business customers.
At Civatree, Richard plans to grow the opportunity for businesses to maximize benefits of SAP software on VMware platforms – and take North America by storm.
CEO & President
Civatree’s Chief Financial Officer Aubrey Cimring hails from South Africa where he established an extensive career in finance and management. His most recent experience prior to joining Civatree was with Massmart Holdings, the largest publicly-traded general merchandise retailer in South Africa.
While at Massmart, Aubrey transferred from Finance to general management as the Managing Director of Builders Warehouse, the largest home improvement retailer in South Africa. Aubrey was also a member of the Massmart Group Executive Committee and chaired the Massbuild Executive, serving as Project Sponsor and Chair of the SAP Implementation Committee. This included SAP go live implementation into 75+ retail locations and distribution warehouses, including stock management and reporting systems.
At Civatree, Aubrey oversees all Finance operations and keeps the team on course for balanced budgets and North American expansion.
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Matt Olbrych, Chief Technology Officer at Civatree, brings a diverse background with specialty in SAP on VMWare to his role. Matt’s experience over the past 19 years has been in IT, with 17 years of SAP-focused technical work of which the last four years were focused on virtualization of SAP on VMware. In his earlier experience, Matt was a molecular biologist focusing in human genetics and bone marrow transplantation.
In-between those career landmarks, Matt was Chief Architect at RunE2E building virtualized SAP landscapes and supporting on premise, hosted and cloud based SAP solutions for customers such as Coca Cola, Home Depot, Georgia Pacific, and Shire Pharmaceuticals. Prior to RunE2E Matt was a Senior SAP Consultant for Accenture where he was part of SAP implementations at Comcast, Paramount Studios and Reliant Energy. Matt began his IT career as the IT manager for two manufacturing firms, implementing and managing SAP for both.
At Civatree Matt’s role is to stay ahead of the curve on SAP innovation and recommend technology adoption for both Civatree and its customers.