General Manager and Global Head - Line of Business Finance, SAP
Thack Brown is General Manager and Global Head for SAP’s Line of Business Finance. In this capacity, he is responsible for the full suite of SAPs solutions for the Office of the CFO. SAP has the market’s most robust portfolio of solutions for finance professionals, covering all the major financial process, including: Financial Planning and Analysis, Managerial and Statutory Accounting, Treasury, Risk and Compliance and core finance operations such as Shared Services, Real Estate, Travel and Expense Reimbursement, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable, etc.
Thack has held several roles at SAP, most recently as the Head of Consulting Services for the US. In this role, he was responsible for the Sales and Delivery teams managing the implementation, adoption and value realization of SAP's products. His teams' responsibilities include the full range of SAP's product portfolio, from more traditional solutions such as ERP and Business Analytics, to the innovative Mobility, Cloud and In-Memory solutions. Prior to his time in consulting, he was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for SAP Americas. In this role, he was responsible for industry and solutions, value engineering, sales operations, and the GCO University program (formerly SAP® Sales University), as well as audit and private equity business development, ensuring operational excellence through service efficiency and effectiveness.
Previously, Thack was COO for SAP Latin America and the Caribbean. Thack started with SAP in 2008. He was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Latin America and the Caribbean, successfully managing control and compliance policies with the transparency needed to achieve top business results.
Thack joined SAP Latin America and the Caribbean in 2008 from Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in Latin America, where he was CFO. He also held several leadership positions at EDS, including sales director for Brazil and portfolio executive for Latin America, as well as several global roles.
Fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, Thack has lived, worked, and studied around the world. He has an international MBA with specialization in finance from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina, and he also holds a bachelor of science/bachelor of arts (BSBA) degree in economics from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.