Meet the Founders

  • Paul Morel
    Paul Morel
  • Michael Rea
    Michael Rea
2005

Founded with focus on product, customer, channel profitability.
2007

The predecessor of PlaidCloud was produced to orchestrate the monthly closing process at Alcoa (Arconic).

2010

Established as foundation for data curation, transformation, and orchestration of profitability modeling.

2013

Launched Bill of Materials costing and forecasting solution.
2015

Produces accurate OPEX and EBITx by product and function in support of tangible goods transfer pricing.
2015

Launched allocations for cost modeling solution.
2017

Launched template driven services transfer pricing / intercompany invoicing solution.
2017

PlaidCloud achieves SOC 2 attestation.
2019

PlaidCloud moves to 100% Kubernetes solution to ease private cloud and on-prem operations.
2019

Extended tangible goods calculations to include price monitoring, resetting, adjustments, and simulations.
2022

PlaidCloud now supports multi-cloud operations for customers.
Paul Morel

Paul Morel

Managing Director and Tartan Solutions Co-Founder
PlaidCloud core infrastructure, and services development lead
Education

MBA from Carnegie Mellon University
Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) from Purdue University

Prior Experience

Diamond Management Consultants (now PwC) | Manager
Strategic Systems International | Manager
Bearing Point | Consultant
US Army | Armor & Armored Cavalry Officer

Professional Summary

20 years of experience in financial analytics
Develops technology solutions to enhance business effectiveness
Expert in supply chain analytics, cost to serve analysis, and SAP Profitability and Cost Management (PCM) for business modeling
Creator of business applications to manage supply chains, business processes, metadata, and projects

Contact Paul Morel

PH: 408-827-8262
EM: paul.morel@tartansolutions.com

Michael Rea

Michael Rea

Managing Director and Tartan Solutions Co-Founder
PlaidCloud sales, marketing, and customer services lead
Education

MBA from Carnegie Mellon University
Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) from Carnegie Mellon University

Prior Experience

Deloitte Consulting | Senior Consultant
Grant Street Group | Project Manager
U.S Steel | Sales & Operations Planning Manager
Delphi Packard | Component Engineer

Professional Summary

17 years experience in financial analytics
Integrates operational research into sustainable business processes
Expert in Cost Analytics, Intercompany Invoicing, and SAP Profitability and Cost Management (PCM) for business modelling
Strong advocate for open-source technologies

Contact Michael Rea

PH: 408-827-8262
EM: michael.rea@tartansolutions.com