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Meet The HandsFree Team


Peter Joeckel

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President & Founder of HandsFree

With over 30 years of experience, Peter is an ERP selection, implementation, and challenged project turn-around expert.

Peter was the lead HandsFree client advisor in the Dynamics Community Summit NA Circle of ERP Excellence lounge.

After going to engineering school with a hunger to make things faster and more efficient, he ended up in the ERP industry. It was troublesome watching technology hinder businesses and make so many processes more difficult and intricate. Which is why Peter is thrilled to bring this platform to the public and offer a real tool set that is focused on maximizing your business’s efficiency. A toolset that is customized to your industry, business, and workflows, it is ERP agnostic and integrates across all other platforms and systems.

Regardless of where you are in the ERP process, contact Peter and add an expert to your toolbox.

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Stacie Kritz

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Director of Client-Side Advisory Services

Stacie Kritz has extensive ERP selection and implementation project management experience. She is an accomplished leader with expertise in developing project management offices (PMOs) and executing comprehensive transformation programs that meet aggressive growth initiatives in diverse, complex business environments. ​


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Karen Riordan

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Director of Client-Side Advisory Services

With over 25 years of experience in the ERP software business, Karen has occupied roles in both service delivery as well as sales and marketing. She also holds the Project Management Professional certification (PMP) as well as other technical certifications. Karen has also served in other leadership roles including Director of Professional Services, Vice President of Mid-Atlantic Region for EYT (formerly Ernst & Young Technology) as well as on the board for IAMCP (International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners). Karen understands the ERP Software ecosystem and helps clients select solutions and supports their cloud migration. She is also the co-author of the book, ‘DCAA Compliant Solutions – A Software Guide’, focused on helping government contractors select approved solutions to help their firms grow.

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Gina Knight

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Marketing Director

As an accomplished Marketing Director with eight years of extensive experience, Gina Knight is a results-driven professional known for developing and executing strategic marketing initiatives that consistently exceed business objectives. With a keen understanding of market trends, consumer behavior, and innovative marketing techniques, she has been instrumental in elevating brands to new heights.

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Jared Rutherford

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Director of Data-as-a-Service Operations

Jared Rutherford was born and raised in Austin, Texas. He received a dual bachelor’s degree in international relations and religion from Baylor University and is currently obtaining his master’s degree in international relations from American University in Washington, DC. He has been working with Peter Joeckel in the Data-as-a-Service industry for over a year with experience and has now stepped into the director of operations role. He has experience in streamlining and handling financial automation systems while delivering on results for several large companies.

Meet The HandsFree Partners

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John Muehling

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Founder & CDO of DataGence 

DataGence is a pioneer of Data Quality as a Service (DQaaS) solutions, which enable companies with clean, actionable data.  We’ve partnered with DataGence to facilitate the cleanup and preparation of data during a migration to a new Dynamics instance or into the cloud.


John Muehling is the Founder and Chief Data Officer for DataGence. He has spent the past 25 years solving complex technology and data challenges for some of the world’s most recognized brands, including AbbVie, T. Rowe Price, Amazon Business, J.P. Morgan Chase, Canon, Google, ForgeRock, Cessna/Beechcraft, and many more.

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