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Leadership Team

  • BRYON KATAOKA
  • CHERYL BERTINI
  • PETER LING

CTO & Co-Founder

Bryon Kataoka is a Trusted IT Advisor and a veteran of the software consulting profession with more than 25 years in the industry.  After years in the financial industry, Bryon helped mold Commerce Solutions into a Premier IBM Partner starting in 1997.  Constantly on the leading edge of technology, Bryon authored the WebSphere Application Server Bible and contributed to a number of books and articles.  Bryon has spoken regularly at user group sessions in the Bay Area and at IBM's Impact Conferences on best ways to implement SOA in a cost- effective manner.

As a trusted advisor, Bryon recognized the need to help organizations move towards SOA.  In 2007, he launched the iSOA Group, to guide enterprises into cost-efficient integration internally and within partner networks ( particularly in Healthcare).  Bryon continues to advise organizations on the benefits of SOA integration, use of SOA appliances (such as DataPower) and best management and technical practices that promote innovation and revenue producing outcomes. Bryon is regularly referred by IBM for his expertise in DataPower and has spoken at three IBM Impact conferences on DataPower.

Bryon lives in Sonoma County and is a home wine maker and amateur golfer.

 

COO

Cheryl Bertini has over 18 years of experience in corporate environments in various capacities. Coming from an IT background, Cheryl joined Commerce Solutions at its inception in 1997 to manage IT contracts and business partner relationships.  Cheryl has worked in numerous capacities at Commerce Solutions/iSOA Group and now is in charge of the daily operations.

Cheryl is an integral part of the organization. She has responsibility for the daily operations, which include managing our IBM relationship and our software reseller initiatives.  Cheryl is a certified WebSphere Sales Specialist.

Cheryl lives in Sonoma County, is the mother of four children, is an accomplished yoga instructor and acts as the Sonoma/Napa County wine- tasting guest coordinator for our clients and guests!

 

CFO and Co-founder

Along with Bryon Kataoka, Peter Ling is the co-founder of Commerce Solutions and iSOA Group. In 1997, Peter and Bryon addressed a growing need for Object Oriented Programming and J2EE development and developed Commerce Solutions into an IBM Premier Business Partner.

Peter's unique specialty is his ability to recognize, understand and blend his understanding of the IT services industry with his strategic organization and people skills to enable companies to succeed. The companies that Peter has been involved with have been either consistently high growth (Inc. 500 SIS; SF Business Times "Hall of Fame"-SSG #2, SIS #12), evolved into public companies or successfully merged into larger companies. Coupled with his strong background in finance and accounting , Peter has enabled companies to "go to market" in record time.

Peter lives in Marin County with his wife Aiko who is a nationally recognized figurative sculptor.  Peter enjoys world travel and karaoke.