ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dale Torgerson has an extensive background in Corporate and Government Finance. He spent 28 years at Lockheed Martin working in all aspects of finance, and served as a budget and cost analysis officer in the active duty Air Force and Reserve over an 18-year period. In 2003, Dale entered the world of Hyperion Planning and Essbase as a user/administrator and soon moved to Subject Matter Expert, Developer, Trainer, and eventually Architect and Technical Team Lead. He was among the first group selected to report to Lockheed Corporate Finance as part of the corporate plan, making Hyperion Planning and Essbase the official Planning and Budgeting tool for all of Lockheed Martin.
Dale ended his career at Lockheed Martin as a member of Corporate IT, supporting design, development, test, and post go-live activities for Hyperion Planning and Essbase projects at various divisions of Lockheed. After early retirement he went into consulting with Harbinger Consulting-Group (HCG) in Minneapolis in 2010, and has successfully completed projects with Research Now, Boston Scientific, Gander Mountain, Christiansen Family Farms, Stratasys, Sheridan Healthcorp, Country Financial, LandOLakes, Old Dutch, the State of California, and Chicago Public Schools. Dale has provided training for individuals from Petrohawk, PNC, Trane, Liberty Mutual, Abbott Labs, United Healthcare, St. Jude Medical, Wolters Kluwar, Ramsey County Minnesota, Mpls/St. Paul Metropolitan Council, Miami/Dade County Florida, Los Angeles County Metro Transit Authority, and many others. In 2014, Dale became an independent consult forming his own company, Dale Torgerson Consulting LLC.