Garrick Keatts is IBM's North America SAP Practice Leader. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring the right ERP strategies are defined for IBM's clients and programs undertaken by the practice are executed successfully. Garrick's career at IBM has included work on dozens of critical programs originating from merger, acquisition and divestiture transactions across multiple industries. Roles played within these programs include the full spectrum of reviewing ABAP code to segregate reporting for a divesting entity to Launch Partner for a major CPG acquisition with over $300m in annual operating synergies. These roles have allowed him to experience the impact that ERP can have, first-hand, on the successful realization of a client's expected benefits from their merger, acquisition and divestiture activity.