- Financial Services
- Hight Tech.
- Life Sciences
- Oil & Gas
Gary has 17+ years of experience as a senior management executive and advisor. He has played key roles in building sustainable brands and providing direction to organizations around strategic planning, operations, process management, business intelligence, analytics, business development and profitable growth. Prior to founding Cognilytics, Gary founded and successfully built two organizations, Systech Integrators (acquired by ACS) and Softline (acquired by KPMG).Softline was ranked as the second fastest growing company by Entrepreneur Magazine in 1997. Prior to Systech, Gary was a Senior Partner at KPMG and also served in the role of Executive Vice President/COO responsible for the joint venture between KPMG and Qwest - a managed solution provider of ERP, CRM, BI and SCM solutions. He also serves on the board of TiE& selected start ups.
Manav brings a depth of experience in predictive analytics, business intelligence, neural networks, and building large scale systems. Previously, he was a Co-Founder and VP of Strategy for StorePerform Technologies (acq by RedPrairie Corp.). StorePerform served six of the top fifteen US retailers among its customers. Prior to co-founding StorePerform, Manav led the business intelligence team at KBtoys.com and was responsible for building a large data warehouse, decision support system, analytics platform, and operating dashboards. Earlier, he was a professor of computer science at the Colorado School of Mines where he performed research in analytics, and mining large data sets using neural networks. His research was funded by various government and private sources and included the creation of predictive and pattern recognition models for a variety of applications. He has a BS from the Indian Institute of Technology - Kanpur and a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.
Mike brings over 25 years of financial and administrative experience in high technology companies to Cognilytics. He has deep experience as a CFO for both public and private companies. Most recently, he was CFO at GigOptix, and Vice President Finance/CFO at Tessera Technologies (Nasdaq: TSRA), which he helped take public in 2003. Mike has a B.S. degree in Accounting from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.B.A. in Finance from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Avi has over two decades of solution based selling experience in the enterprise market across multiple industries. His professional career began with Andersen Consulting, and then moving on to PwC, E&Y and finally KPMG where he was a Managing Director in the Management Consulting practice focused on the Financial Services and High Tech industries. For the last 10 years prior to joining Cognilytics, Avi was a member of the executive management team at Systech Integrators, a SAP consulting company, where he was responsible for running sales within North America, focused on managing the overall SAP relationships and driving joint solution based sales with SAP America. He has a BS from the Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Reddy has over 20 years of experience in strategy and product development, decision analytics, life cycle credit and enterprise wide risk management in financial services for secured and unsecured lending products. He was formerly the Chief Risk Officer for the Americas Region at Toyota and Lexus Financial Services overseeing an $80B+ retail and dealer finance portfolio in the US and across the Americas region. Reddy also served as Corporate Manager, Banking Products for Toyota Financial Savings Bank, a full service ILC charter bank based in Nevada. He was also a Risk Management Director at American Express where he led the development of decision support systems for US and international charge and credit card portfolios.
Jinesh Jain is an accomplished SAP leader with a vast experience of successfully running large delivery/PMO organizations. With strong project management fundamentals and 15+ end to end SAP/BI implementation, Jinesh's core strength is implementing business requirements using world class methodologies, custom development and packaged software. Jinesh brings 22 years of IT experience across multiple global clients with an unparalleled insight into innovative ways of people, process and technology integration. Jinesh's SAP portfolio ranges from leading SAP / BI implementation in top Fortune 100 companies to authoring implementation methodologies, Quality and Risk assessment tools and establishing world class delivery organization. Jinesh�s professional career began with Tata Consulting Services in the area of Engineering and CAD/CAM Analysis. Later he joined SAP Inc. and successfully managed large accounts globally in the area of CRM, ECC, BI and SCM. Jinesh has a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Memorial University, Canada, with international publications in mathematical optimization and robotics.
Navid brings over 15 years of experience as a management consultant in the financial services industry, with a key focus on Capital Markets, the Secondary Mortgage and Commercial Lending Industries. Throughout his career, Navid has worked on a broad spectrum of engagements including managing large scale program offices, providing accounting, valuation, and reporting advisory services, and implementing operational improvements through process re-engineering for middle and back office banking operations. He has extensive experience working with complex data sets used for valuation modeling and management reporting. He has served several clients such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, PNC, Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, and JPMorgan Chase. Prior to joining Cognilytics, Navid managed his own consulting practice. Prior to that, he worked 8 years at BearingPoint, Inc (formerly known as KPMG Consulting) in New York.
Satish joined Cognilytics this year as a Chief Mentor at the Global Delivery Center (GDC) in India. He has over 4 decades of experience in the IT industry across multiple functional areas. Prior to joining Cognilytics, he was the Head of Central Asia and EMEA at ACS and prior to that was the Chief Operating Officer at Keane, India. He has also held senior executive positions at RPGSatcom, Birla Horizons, Unisys India Ltd, Tata Unisys Ltd. Satish is a very experienced, tech savvy business executive with a deep understanding of state-of-the-art technologies. He has rich experience in transforming businesses into profitable ventures.
Sandeep Shirodkar has over 20 years of leadership experience in growing IT businesses in Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region and building strong relationships with customers and partners across multiple industry sectors and geographies. In the recent past Sandeep was a key member of the SAP APJ Regional Organization and led the Service Industry Sector as VP (Service Industries) where he delivered exponential growth and results across the industry sector for SAP. Sandeep was subsequently selected to oversee the end-to-end order to cash lifecycle for SAP APJ as VP(Business Operations) and was a core member of SAP COO's regional team. Prior to SAP, Sandeep has worked in leadership positions in companies such as Convergys Inc, SGI and Tata Unisys where he expanded profitable business across the region. Sandeep has also co-founded and led Celstra Infocom as COO, his first entrepreneurial venture where he partnered with SAP for Enterprise Mobility solutions in India, South Africa and SEA.
Keith Schleicher brings 18 years of predictive analytics and credit risk management experience to Cognilytics. Before joining the firm, Keith was Director of Statistical Analysis for Capital One, working on both applied research projects and model risk management initiatives. He has a deep understanding of marketing analytics, consumer credit scoring models, customer satisfaction analytics, and model risk management. Keith is active in the American Statistical Association, and has presented at multiple conferences on the use of statistical tools in credit risk monitoring. Keith earned his B.S. in Mathematics from Lebanon Valley College (PA), and his M.S. in Statistics from Ohio State.
Todd has over 20 years of progressive leadership roles in predictive analytics and building large scale databases. Previously he started, built, and led the predictive analytics teams at Sports Authority and Petsmart. In these roles he was responsible for developing and implementing the predictive analytics strategies for the marketing and merchandising organizations as well as developing the databases to support those strategies. In prior roles he has extensive Marketing Analytics experience across Retail, Financial Services, Media/Publishing, and High Tech. Todd has a B.A. in Mathematics from Grinnell College and a M.S. degree in Statistics from Iowa State University.
Steve Paulding brings over 17 years of US and International experience in Risk Management and Modeling to Cognilytics. In his most recent role Steve was the Chief Risk Officer for American Express Japan. Steve is an economist by training and has led Risk Management, Statistical Modeling and Credit Policy teams at American Express and AT&T Universal Card Services.