Bringing expertise, experience, and excellence together
Our leadership team is as experienced as it gets. We wouldn’t have built this amazing place without them. Our leadership team is made up of ex-BigMachines (now Oracle CPQ Cloud) executives and senior consultants who recognized the need to do more to help their customers succeed.
Shane Anastasi is a veteran in the field of professional services and consulting. He is a subject matter expert on the topic of successful project delivery and consultant training. He has a history of building highly efficient, scalable professional services offerings at companies such as IBM, SingTel, Vignette (now OpenText) and BigMachines (now Oracle). Anastasi is also the author of the well-known consulting framework, “The Seven Principles of Professional Services” and founder of PS Principles, a company that helps other professional services firms accelerate their team’s maturity. Anastasi earned a bachelor’s degree in information technology from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia.
A co-founder of CirrusOne, Erich Rusch has been developing web applications for more than 10 years for the world’s largest companies and is one of the most recognized CPQ consultants in the industry. Since the firm’s inception, Rusch has delivered some of the largest CPQ implementations and works collaboratively with clients to provide technology solutions for their complex business challenges. Prior to CirrusOne, Rusch was a solution architect and engineering lead at BigMachines. Rusch earned a bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
John Pora is an accomplished business leader with more than 18 years of experience in developing and maintaining rigorous deployment and customer service practices for high-growth enterprise software companies. Prior to CirrusOne, Pora served as vice president of Global Professional Services at Aria Systems, an innovator in SaaS recurring revenue management solutions. His professional services executive experience also includes stints at BigMachines, Vignette and EyeWonder Digital Interactive. Pora earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s in Computer Information Systems from the University of Miami.
Jason Manners brings over six years of experience delivering high quality CPQ implementations to CirrusOne. Drawing on his knowledge and experience of full stack web development, he focuses on providing customers with easily maintained, well thought out, and robust solutions. He compels and inspires new team members to do the same. In addition, as a full stack web application engineer, Jason has unparalleled knowledge of Oracle CPQ Cloud custom enhancements. Jason was previously a Solution Architect at BigMachines (now Oracle CPQ Cloud) where he developed some of the best practices used at CirrusOne today. Jason is also a full stack web consultant. Jason holds a degree in Computer Science from California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo.
With over 6 years of experience delivering high quality SaaS solutions to enterprise-level customers, Michael is responsible for defining, fostering, and maintaining excellence in the CirrusOne service practice. Prior to CirrusOne, Michael was a Solution Architect at BigMachines (now Oracle CPQ Cloud), the leading Configure, Price, & Quote solution provider. In this role he focused on working closely with clients to design solutions that met business needs and were maintainable, sustainable, and robust. Most recently, Michael worked as a Technical Architect at Badgeville, managing the technical implementation of several projects simultaneously. Michael uses his experiences in industry to define excellence in CPQ and to ensure that all CirrusOne employees focus on quality in everything they do. Michael holds a degree in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College.