Meet the Editors

SearchERP has a team of dedicated editors who bring you the best ERP information from around the web. Our staff searches the web daily for the latest news and technology updates. We also keep in constant contact with users and top technical experts to bring you a constant stream of fresh, original content. Here's a look at who's behind the site:

Dave Bernard

Dave Bernard News Director

Dave Bernard is the news director for TechTarget's Applications Development, ERP and Health IT media group. He has more than 30 years of journalism experience, including 10 years in newspapers. The bulk of his experience has been editing and managing technical content for IT publications and events, working with authors, speakers and vendors, and developing print and online products. He previously worked for Penton Media as editorial director, custom media.

Jim O'Donnell

Jim O'Donnell News Editor

Jim covers all things SAP for SearchSAP and contributes to SearchERP. He has recently been a freelance technical writer and previously covered IBM technology and enterprise applications for Penton Media and IDG publications. He has a B.A. from the University of Vermont and an M.A. in technical communication from Northeastern University. Jim lives in Melrose, Mass., with his wife and two kids. Out of the office you can usually find him on the soccer field, where he has played in a men's league for more than a decade.

Patrick Thibodeau

Patrick Thibodeau News Writer

Patrick Thibodeau covers human capital management and ERP technologies. He has worked for more than two decades as an enterprise IT reporter, and his work has appeared in Computerworld, InformationWeek, Federal Computer Week and IEEE-USA InSight. He has won numerous national journalism awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors.

Scott Wallask

Scott Wallask Editorial Director

Scott Wallask is the editorial director for TechTarget's Applications Development, ERP and Health IT Group, for which he oversees content strategy and operations for eight websites. He is an award-winning content leader with more than 20 years of professional journalism and conference planning experience covering the healthcare, high-tech and life science industries. A former newspaper reporter, he graduated magna cum laude from Northeastern University in Boston with a bachelor of arts degree in print journalism.

David Essex

David Essex Executive Editor

David oversees editorial strategy and execution for three sites in TechTarget's Applications Development, ERP and Health IT Group. David has covered IT since 1986 and was an editor at BYTE, PC Resource and 80 Micro. His freelance articles have appeared in Computerworld, PC World and numerous other publications and websites. He has an M.S. in community economic development from Southern New Hampshire University and a B.A. in journalism from the University of Rhode Island.

Diann Daniel

Diann Daniel Managing Editor

Diann is the managing editor of SearchERP, SearchHRSoftware and SearchSAP in TechTarget's Applications Development, ERP and Health IT media group. She focuses on timely and relevant content that can help modern business technology leaders do their jobs better, primarily through assigning articles and managing freelance writers, as well as through writing and other work. A former writer and editor for Enterprise, her work has appeared throughout the technology-focused IDG network of publications. In an independent content specialist and journalist capacity, she has worked on a wide range of projects, from on-camera video interviews with iPhone developers to guiding website optimization projects to ghostwriting content that has appeared in publications such as Stanford Social Innovation Review and