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ThoughtFocus' success and continued growth is directly tied to the efforts of every single person in the company, supported and mentored by our Executive and Management Teams' leadership.

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Suman Radhakrishna Chief Executive Officer

Suman is the President and CEO of ThoughtFocus. He is also one of the founders of the company and serves on the board as Chairman of the Board. He is based in Milwaukee, WI.

With twenty years of technology industry experience, including software development and enterprise application implementation, Suman has managed many mission critical projects across multiple geographies and sectors. His extensive manufacturing sector expertise helped seed ThoughtFocus’ early client relationships.

Prior, Suman played key roles in the inception and growth of two startups, Mobyz LLC and e-Emphasys Technologies Inc. These companies specialized in mobile application development and ERP implementation.

Suman’s expertise includes business management, business process optimization, financial and business analysis, enterprise solutions development, and Internet, mobile and enterprise application deployment.

Suman holds a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor of Science in Electronics from University of Mysore, India.

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Shylesh Krishnan Executive Vice President

Shylesh Krishnan is an Executive Vice President at ThoughtFocus. He is also one of the founders of the company and serves on the board. He is based in Irvine, CA.

He is a senior executive with over two decades of outsourcing business experience. Before ThoughtFocus, Shylesh held senior sales and business management positions with Fortune 500 companies such as Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), Compaq and HCL.

At ThoughtFocus, he continues building and managing many key client relationships; solidifying the company’s expanding foundation. Additionally, he has overseen the firm’s expansion into new business verticals and market sectors while growing its global client footprint. His extensive business strategy expertise enables clients to improve their business models while growing around the world.

Shylesh has a long track record of helping companies re-engineer their business processes using technology and offshore BPO services to achieve higher operational efficiencies.

Shylesh holds a Bachelors degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the University of Mysore and a Masters in Business Administration from University of Phoenix.

 

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Rajiv Goyal Executive Vice President

Rajiv Goyal is an Executive Vice President at ThoughtFocus. He is also one of the founders of the company and serves on the company board. He is based in New York, NY.

Prior to ThoughtFocus, Rajiv was Managing Director for North American operations at CIL, a technology outsourcing firm. As a founding member of CIL, he was instrumental in taking the company public in 1999. He continued to serve on its board until 2003 when he divested from the company.

In his 25 plus years in the industry, Rajiv has held key positions with a number of reputable organizations. His experience spans a diverse set of industries from finance, insurance, telecom, law enforcement to logistics. Rajiv has a deep technical background in enterprise data architecture. He has guided many large companies build and manage their data assets. In the mid 90’s, Rajiv was a key member of the small team that put together the first internet banking solution and helped launch the first virtual bank that showcased to the world the possibilities in Internet banking.

With over two decades of hands-on experience working with customers, Rajiv has gained a deep understanding of the issues common to global outsourcing and the trends impacting them.  As the executive manager for ThoughtFocus,  he uses this understanding to bring a positive impact to the outsourcing strategy of ThoughtFocus’ clients.

Rajiv holds a Master’s in Computer Science from the University of Utah and Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science from Indore India.

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William Murphy Board Member (from Blackstone)

William (Bill) Murphy serves on ThoughtFocus’ Board of Directors as the investor member. He joined the Board upon Blackstone’s investment in the company in 2013. He is based in New York, NY.

Bill is a Senior Managing Director and the Chief Technology Officer at Blackstone. He leads the Blackstone Innovations and Infrastructure team and is responsible for the firm‘s technology efforts.

Prior to joining Blackstone in 2011, Bill was the founding Chief Technology Officer for Capital IQ. He was responsible for overseeing all product design, development, infrastructure, and technology support, and was involved with all operations of the business. Before Capital IQ, Bill led teams at Sapient, delivering solutions for large clients primarily in financial services.

He received a BSE in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Bob Olson Senior Vice President,
Financial Services Practice

Bob Olson serves as ThoughtFocus’ Senior Vice President, for Financial Services. He is based in Dallas, TX.

Over his 35 years career, Bob has helped many domestic and global financial services and technology firms to improve their performance and profitability.

His experience in the financial services industry includes managing diverse divisions of U.S. banks including technology, cash management, correspondent banking, check, loan, branch operations, product management and wholesale banking.  He has helped financial institutions reach their growth, expense management, and revenue objectives through global sourcing strategies.  His specialties today include executive management, business development, relationship management, technology consulting, strategy, marketing, sales and sales management, and global sourcing.

Prior to ThoughtFocus Bob was a Managing Partner at CSC where he oversaw the financial services consulting division for the Americas.  He has also served as the Vice President of Global Financial Services for Unisys where he managed this division.  Before joining Unisys, he was Head of the Financial Services division of the international technology and consulting firm Collabera.

Bob was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of Carretek, LLC, where he pioneered offshoring banking operations and was responsible for maintaining collaborative relationships with financial institution clients to solve business challenges.

Bob has also been a part of two banking organizations, holding positions of Executive Vice President of the bank holding company Magna Group (now Regions Financial Corporation) and Group Vice President of Security Pacific National Bank (now Bank of America).

Bob is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Prashanth Sharma Vice President

Prashanth Sharma serves as ThoughtFocus’ Vice President, Manufacturing. He is based in Milwaukee, WI.

Prashanth has fifteen years of hands-on experience providing strategic technology leadership, processes, organizational integration, and product engineering solutions. The majority of his career has been spent with multi-billion dollar Fortune 50 enterprises in manufacturing. Prashanth has helped numerous large manufacturing companies align technology initiatives to strategic business goals. His expertise include organizational integration, enterprise technology integration, risk management, and new product introduction.

Prashanth began his career developing software products on multiple technology stacks in global multinational firms. He was an integral part of two successful technology startups, both ultimately growing into successful multi-million dollar technology solution providers.  His extensive experience leading cross-functional, multi-national and cultural business and technology teams across the globe makes him a valuable asset for clients defining their global technology delivery plans.

Prashanth holds a Bachelors degree from Bangalore India.

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David Deal General Manager,
Aerospace and Defense

David V. Deal serves as ThoughtFocus’ General Manager, Aerospace Practice.

David brings with him extensive experience, passion, entrepreneurial spirit, and a widespread network in the aerospace industry.

For the past 25 years, he has been a creative business executive with a diverse background; delivering results for Fortune 500 and small start-up companies. David is an innovator with proven abilities in launching and managing business transformations, delivering new products and services while driving business growth, optimizing operational performance, and delivering client satisfaction.

He brings to this position a broad business knowledge base, outstanding commitment to team development through coaching and mentoring as well as exemplary strategic planning, process development, performance monitoring, risk management, and cost/cash and P&L management expertise.

He has been an entrepreneur and has held executive management strategic leadership roles with many leading aerospace firms: Thales Aerospace, Pacific Scientific Aerospace (now Meggitt), Dassault Systems, Rockwell Collins, VAS Aero Services, and other global aviation manufacturing and service organizations.

David, a former US Marine Corps officer, holds a Master of Science degree in Integrated Logistics Support from National University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Idaho State University.

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Divyatej Raghu Vice President

DivyaTej (DT) Raghu serves as ThoughtFocus’ Vice President, Education. He is based in Irvine, CA.

DivyaTej has over twenty years of experience in software development, business process re-engineering, and enterprise applications implementation.  He focuses on helping clients manage their mission-critical projects and initiatives across multiple geographies. DivyaTej has helped many organizations successfully embrace emerging technologies to overcome complex business and technology challenges using global teams.

For over fifteen years, DivyaTej has worked with large well-known public and private universities on student success initiatives. He has simultaneously managed projects in ERP, business processes change, business intelligence, enterprise mobility, cloud computing and technology security.

Prior to joining ThoughtFocus, DivyaTej held key roles at MITS Inc., the SLK Group, and Otto Bilz. As part of the MITS leadership team, he was instrumental in building the ERP and ECM practices. DivyaTej also played a key role in the inception and growth of several startups, such as TF Payments, InfoNet Consulting, iAlertesite.com, and Enfacet. These companies specialized in the areas of mobility, web, and enterprise applications.

DivyaTej holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Mysore, India.

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John Campanella Senior Vice President,
Strategy and Business Development

John serves as ThoughtFocus’ Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, and is based in New York, NY.

In this role he will be responsible for building our SAP Practice and business by bringing in strategic leaders and growth. He will work very closely with the industry vertical heads in strategizing the growth of SAP and other enterprise service offerings within their respective industry domains. John will direct our go-to-market strategy for SAP and related enterprise solutions and forge strategic alliances with SAP and other meaningful partnerships.

With over 25 years of experience in the enterprise IT application industry John is an innovative and visionary C-level sales executive leader with achievements in revenue, profit, and business growth.  He is passionate about finding ways to help clients increase shareholder value while maintaining the highest levels of customer satisfaction and strategic relationships.

At Accentis-ICM America he was responsible for managing the organization’s sales strategy, field business operations, and P&L performance.  Client focused, coupled with a diverse set of abilities—a proven sales leader and executive, and operational excellence— he used these to drive the company’s sales and revenue growth and increasing business and brand loyalty with their customers.

While at Computer Sciences Corporation John served as Principal – Business Development Director and was responsible for Professional Services and Applications to the Energy and Telecommunications, Manufacturing, and Oil and Gas industries. Prior, at SAP for 17 plus years John accomplished numerous sales and leadership awards as a recognized top performer managing global and strategic accounts across vertical markets like A&D, Life Sciences, Chemicals, High Tech, etc.

He is a thought leader in Digital Strategy, and Transformation including Big Data & Analytics, Cloud computing, and Internet of Things.

John earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Temple University.

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Tony DeGregorio Chief Technology Officer

Tony serves as ThoughtFocus’ Chief Technology Officer, and is based in New York, NY.

Tony has led enterprise-wide Information Technology initiatives for global organizations for 35 years. Before joining ThoughtFocus, Tony was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Harsco Corporation.   In his executive leadership role, he was responsible for technology across all three divisions in the Steel, Energy and Rail industries with revenues exceeding $2B.

Prior to joining Harsco, Tony was Vice President – CIO of Tyco Flow Control, the world’s largest manufacturer of flow control product and heat-tracing solutions for oil and gas, power, food and beverage, chemical, water, mining, and other process industries, with revenues exceeding $4.5 Billion.

To bridge 270 global sites in Tyco, Tony worked on a global Infrastructure and Applications group while consolidating numerous ERP systems into one global instance of SAP. At Tyco, before being named CIO, Tony also held the position of Director of Applications for Tyco International, a $40 Billion conglomerate. He was also CIO for Tyco’s Fire and Building unit.

Before Tyco, Tony spent 10 years in key IT roles, including Vice President of IT and Director of Application Development, at Central Sprinkler, in international and US operations.  Central Sprinkler was acquired by Tyco and Tony was appointed as CIO for the merged units.

Tony is a graduate of the American Institute of Design in Philadelphia, PA.

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Anuradha Arun Chief Financial Officer

Anuradha is ThoughtFocus’ Chief Financial Officer. She is based in Bangalore, India.

Anuradha is a Chartered Accountant with twenty years of business advisory, process and systems design, management reporting, and internal audit experience. Throughout, she has worked in a broad spectrum of industry and market sectors including information technology, financial services, manufacturing, eCommerce, hospitality, supply chain, and information technology enterprise solutions.

Beginning in 2011, Anuradha provided financial consultancy to ThoughtFocus, and in early 2015 she assumed the position of CFO. Anuradha brings an industry leading transformational approach to financial processes by analyzing weaknesses in existing systems and designing processes and mechanisms to standardize corporate and enterprise finance and reporting.

Her deep experience with a broad set of companies spans multiple geographies and regulatory bodies, winning accolades from peers and industry associations. Additionally, Anuradha’s work in reporting and compliance with Private Equity funding and business valuations makes her highly desirable with high-growth companies. 

Anuradha, an Institute of Chartered Accountants of India fellow member, obtained her degree in 1997. She has a Bachelors degree in Commerce from Bangalore University.

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Padmanabha (Paddy) Thirumalaiah Vice President,
Delivery Head and Head of India

Paddy is the Delivery Head and Head of India at ThoughtFocus. He is based out of Bangalore, India.

Paddy has over 22 years of Technology Industry experience in Leadership roles with organizations such as Infosys, Wipro and HPE. He has leadership experience managing Fortune 500 clients globally across Industry Verticals and Services. His diverse experience includes Large Delivery Unit Management; Client Relationship Management; Large Account Delivery Management; Program Management and Pre-sales across Application Development and Maintenance, Testing, Infrastructure and Business Process Re-engineering Services.

In his previous roles at Infosys, he set up and managed Large Delivery Teams, managed Large Transformation Programs for clients, achieved Delivery and Operational Excellence, improved Client and Employee satisfaction. He also played a key role in adding multiple marquee clients. In his long stint at Infosys, he has won multiple Excellence Awards.

At Wipro, Paddy was the Delivery Head managing the delivery and operations for Life Sciences clients globally with a team of 1500+.

Paddy holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE), Bangalore.

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Mark Sidlauskas Vice President,
Marketing

Mark serves as ThoughtFocus’ Vice President, Marketing, and is based in New York, NY.

Mark has over 25 years of experience in the technology sector leading strategic marketing initiatives for a diverse range of companies, ranging from technology start-ups to industry giants IBM and Infosys. He has led major branding initiatives to establish and grow brands with impact and consistency.

Mark brings experience in marketing B2B technology solutions from an end-to-end perspective that covers market strategy, solution design, go-to-market and program execution. He has helped technology companies of all sizes implement successful marketing programs to increase market visibility and establish strong competitive positioning.

At Infosys, he led marketing efforts to reposition the brand from a top outsourcer to an innovative technology leader.  Mark also led the deployment of market management processes in several hardware, software, and services divisions at IBM.  Also at IBM, he developed partner programs and user communities to drive increased channel sales.

Mark has an extensive background in building marketing organizations and working with cross-functional teams to drive market growth.  Program execution experience includes thought leadership, content development, campaign management, and analytics.  He’s led many market research initiatives involving primary and secondary research for B2B organizations and presented at industry conferences.

Mark has an Master of Business Administration in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston.

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Jim Hilley Vice President

Jim Hilley serves as ThoughtFocus’ Vice President, Sales and Relationship Management. He is based in Atlanta, GA.

Jim, a highly successful sales and business leader with over twenty-five years of broad management experience, focuses on selling value-based professional services in technology and business process outsourcing. He has extensive experience in developing outsourcing strategies with C-level executives in large global enterprises using balanced on-, near-, and off-shore services. 

Jim is adept at building long-term relationships with executive decision-makers across a broad spectrum of enterprises. He can quickly develop an understanding of the client needs and map them to technology-service propositions that can bring immediate value to the client’s organization. He has a track record of enabling relationships that are based on mutual value creation.

In his prior roles at Gazelle Consulting and Xpanxion, he held leadership positions in business development and lead the company through an acquisition. At Duke Engineering & Services, Jim managed sales and delivery.

Jim has a background in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Ritesh Wadhwa Vice President

Ritesh Wadhwa serves as ThoughtFocus’ Vice President. He is based in Irvine, CA and focuses on Business Process Outsourcing (BPO).

He is responsible for business expansion, operations, and client delivery from ThoughtFocus’ state-of-the-art India, the Philippines, and USA delivery centers.

Ritesh has seventeen years of business process outsourcing experience. He is a recognized industry expert in transitioning and expanding knowledge-intensive business processes including risk assessment, claims and payroll management, credit services, retail, procurement, logistics back office, and financial services.

He has successfully worked with and mentored numerous large Fortune 500 clients on their BPO initiatives.  He has managed and directed process transitions for client engagements simultaneously in India and the Philippines. In all of the engagements, he has helped clients realize dramatic cost efficiencies and service performance improvement.

Prior to ThoughtFocus, Ritesh held a leadership position at HCL where he was part of the pilot group responsible for setting up HCL’s BPO operations. He has been recognized by clients and industry leaders for his contributions to efficiencies in process re-engineering and automation.

Ritesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and International Business from Guru Jambheshawr University, and a Master’s certification in Business Administration. He is COPC gold standard certified for managing critical business operations.

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Naganand Jagadeesh Vice President

Naganand Jagadeesh serves as ThoughtFocus’ Vice President, Payment and Loyalty Solutions.  He is based in Dallas, TX.

With over twenty years of overall technical experience, Naganand is a technology strategist and proactive leader with the proven ability to build strong business relationships, manage international clients and distributed delivery teams, and create strategic roadmaps.

He has established ThoughtFocus as a cutting edge transaction processing solutions and service provider. Under his leadership, the Payment and Loyalty Solutions group has developed product frameworks offered as deployment-ready, customizable product platforms in either packaged software models or a Platform as a Service (PaaS) model. One flagship solution is a turnkey, privately labeled mobile payment solution.

Naganand has contributed to a host of solutions including a payment gateway, transaction acquiring and issuing switch, fleet card authorization host, loyalty solution host, tokenization platform, eCommerce, SMS traffic gateway, and clearing and settlement systems.

Prior to joining ThoughtFocus, Naganand held senior roles in engineering groups at Fortune 50 technology companies including Unisys Corporation, Compaq, and Hewlett-Packard. His work at HP as a senior firmware engineer involved working on multiprocessor servers, parallel computing architectures, and high availability systems.

Naganand holds a Bachelor’s of Engineering Degree in Electronics and Communications from the University of Mysore, India, and an Honors Diploma in Systems Management.

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Rand Robbins Director,
Talent Acquisition

Rand serves as ThoughtFocus’ Director, Talent Acquisition. He is based out of our New York, NY and Edison, NJ offices.

Rand has more than twenty years’ experience building relationships with executive leaders, business units, human resources, finance, operations, candidates, and all personnel involved in the recruiting process.

He has worked with global organizations including Accenture, Comcast, Barclaycard, Cigna, and Bluestone.  Rand brings to the company a diverse background, from building and managing teams, to process development, improvement and deployment to principal level technical recruiting.

Rand brings to this position his considerable background and expertise in building and directing the Talent Acquisition process.  As our leader in this critical function, he will partner with the executive leadership team and human resources to effectively manage the strategy and implementation of hiring superior talent for the company.

Additionally, he looks to create efficient transparency within ThoughtFocus by developing strategic initiatives, best practices, tool assessment/implementation, and to review protocols increasing visibility within the technology community.  As part of this program, he will build and maintain strong relationships with business leaders; develop key insights into business needs to anticipate talent requirements and ensure fulfillment of positions.

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  • Board
  • Suman Radhakrishna Chief Executive Officer

    Suman is the President and CEO of ThoughtFocus. He is also one of the founders of the company and serves on the board as Chairman of the Board. He is based in Milwaukee, WI.

    With twenty years of technology industry experience, including software development and enterprise application implementation, Suman has managed many mission critical projects across multiple geographies and sectors. His extensive manufacturing sector expertise helped seed ThoughtFocus’ early client relationships.

    Prior, Suman played key roles in the inception and growth of two startups, Mobyz LLC and e-Emphasys Technologies Inc. These companies specialized in mobile application development and ERP implementation.

    Suman’s expertise includes business management, business process optimization, financial and business analysis, enterprise solutions development, and Internet, mobile and enterprise application deployment.

    Suman holds a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor of Science in Electronics from University of Mysore, India.

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  • Shylesh Krishnan Executive Vice President

    Shylesh Krishnan is an Executive Vice President at ThoughtFocus. He is also one of the founders of the company and serves on the board. He is based in Irvine, CA.

    He is a senior executive with over two decades of outsourcing business experience. Before ThoughtFocus, Shylesh held senior sales and business management positions with Fortune 500 companies such as Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), Compaq and HCL.

    At ThoughtFocus, he continues building and managing many key client relationships; solidifying the company’s expanding foundation. Additionally, he has overseen the firm’s expansion into new business verticals and market sectors while growing its global client footprint. His extensive business strategy expertise enables clients to improve their business models while growing around the world.

    Shylesh has a long track record of helping companies re-engineer their business processes using technology and offshore BPO services to achieve higher operational efficiencies.

    Shylesh holds a Bachelors degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the University of Mysore and a Masters in Business Administration from University of Phoenix.

     

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  • Rajiv Goyal Executive Vice President

    Rajiv Goyal is an Executive Vice President at ThoughtFocus. He is also one of the founders of the company and serves on the company board. He is based in New York, NY.

    Prior to ThoughtFocus, Rajiv was Managing Director for North American operations at CIL, a technology outsourcing firm. As a founding member of CIL, he was instrumental in taking the company public in 1999. He continued to serve on its board until 2003 when he divested from the company.

    In his 25 plus years in the industry, Rajiv has held key positions with a number of reputable organizations. His experience spans a diverse set of industries from finance, insurance, telecom, law enforcement to logistics. Rajiv has a deep technical background in enterprise data architecture. He has guided many large companies build and manage their data assets. In the mid 90’s, Rajiv was a key member of the small team that put together the first internet banking solution and helped launch the first virtual bank that showcased to the world the possibilities in Internet banking.

    With over two decades of hands-on experience working with customers, Rajiv has gained a deep understanding of the issues common to global outsourcing and the trends impacting them.  As the executive manager for ThoughtFocus,  he uses this understanding to bring a positive impact to the outsourcing strategy of ThoughtFocus’ clients.

    Rajiv holds a Master’s in Computer Science from the University of Utah and Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science from Indore India.

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  • William Murphy Board Member (from Blackstone)

    William (Bill) Murphy serves on ThoughtFocus’ Board of Directors as the investor member. He joined the Board upon Blackstone’s investment in the company in 2013. He is based in New York, NY.

    Bill is a Senior Managing Director and the Chief Technology Officer at Blackstone. He leads the Blackstone Innovations and Infrastructure team and is responsible for the firm‘s technology efforts.

    Prior to joining Blackstone in 2011, Bill was the founding Chief Technology Officer for Capital IQ. He was responsible for overseeing all product design, development, infrastructure, and technology support, and was involved with all operations of the business. Before Capital IQ, Bill led teams at Sapient, delivering solutions for large clients primarily in financial services.

    He received a BSE in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

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  • Management
  • Bob Olson Senior Vice President,
    Financial Services Practice

    Bob Olson serves as ThoughtFocus’ Senior Vice President, for Financial Services. He is based in Dallas, TX.

    Over his 35 years career, Bob has helped many domestic and global financial services and technology firms to improve their performance and profitability.

    His experience in the financial services industry includes managing diverse divisions of U.S. banks including technology, cash management, correspondent banking, check, loan, branch operations, product management and wholesale banking.  He has helped financial institutions reach their growth, expense management, and revenue objectives through global sourcing strategies.  His specialties today include executive management, business development, relationship management, technology consulting, strategy, marketing, sales and sales management, and global sourcing.

    Prior to ThoughtFocus Bob was a Managing Partner at CSC where he oversaw the financial services consulting division for the Americas.  He has also served as the Vice President of Global Financial Services for Unisys where he managed this division.  Before joining Unisys, he was Head of the Financial Services division of the international technology and consulting firm Collabera.

    Bob was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of Carretek, LLC, where he pioneered offshoring banking operations and was responsible for maintaining collaborative relationships with financial institution clients to solve business challenges.

    Bob has also been a part of two banking organizations, holding positions of Executive Vice President of the bank holding company Magna Group (now Regions Financial Corporation) and Group Vice President of Security Pacific National Bank (now Bank of America).

    Bob is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles.

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  • Prashanth Sharma Vice President

    Prashanth Sharma serves as ThoughtFocus’ Vice President, Manufacturing. He is based in Milwaukee, WI.

    Prashanth has fifteen years of hands-on experience providing strategic technology leadership, processes, organizational integration, and product engineering solutions. The majority of his career has been spent with multi-billion dollar Fortune 50 enterprises in manufacturing. Prashanth has helped numerous large manufacturing companies align technology initiatives to strategic business goals. His expertise include organizational integration, enterprise technology integration, risk management, and new product introduction.

    Prashanth began his career developing software products on multiple technology stacks in global multinational firms. He was an integral part of two successful technology startups, both ultimately growing into successful multi-million dollar technology solution providers.  His extensive experience leading cross-functional, multi-national and cultural business and technology teams across the globe makes him a valuable asset for clients defining their global technology delivery plans.

    Prashanth holds a Bachelors degree from Bangalore India.

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  • David Deal General Manager,
    Aerospace and Defense

    David V. Deal serves as ThoughtFocus’ General Manager, Aerospace Practice.

    David brings with him extensive experience, passion, entrepreneurial spirit, and a widespread network in the aerospace industry.

    For the past 25 years, he has been a creative business executive with a diverse background; delivering results for Fortune 500 and small start-up companies. David is an innovator with proven abilities in launching and managing business transformations, delivering new products and services while driving business growth, optimizing operational performance, and delivering client satisfaction.

    He brings to this position a broad business knowledge base, outstanding commitment to team development through coaching and mentoring as well as exemplary strategic planning, process development, performance monitoring, risk management, and cost/cash and P&L management expertise.

    He has been an entrepreneur and has held executive management strategic leadership roles with many leading aerospace firms: Thales Aerospace, Pacific Scientific Aerospace (now Meggitt), Dassault Systems, Rockwell Collins, VAS Aero Services, and other global aviation manufacturing and service organizations.

    David, a former US Marine Corps officer, holds a Master of Science degree in Integrated Logistics Support from National University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Idaho State University.

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  • Divyatej Raghu Vice President

    DivyaTej (DT) Raghu serves as ThoughtFocus’ Vice President, Education. He is based in Irvine, CA.

    DivyaTej has over twenty years of experience in software development, business process re-engineering, and enterprise applications implementation.  He focuses on helping clients manage their mission-critical projects and initiatives across multiple geographies. DivyaTej has helped many organizations successfully embrace emerging technologies to overcome complex business and technology challenges using global teams.

    For over fifteen years, DivyaTej has worked with large well-known public and private universities on student success initiatives. He has simultaneously managed projects in ERP, business processes change, business intelligence, enterprise mobility, cloud computing and technology security.

    Prior to joining ThoughtFocus, DivyaTej held key roles at MITS Inc., the SLK Group, and Otto Bilz. As part of the MITS leadership team, he was instrumental in building the ERP and ECM practices. DivyaTej also played a key role in the inception and growth of several startups, such as TF Payments, InfoNet Consulting, iAlertesite.com, and Enfacet. These companies specialized in the areas of mobility, web, and enterprise applications.

    DivyaTej holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Mysore, India.

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  • John Campanella Senior Vice President,
    Strategy and Business Development

    John serves as ThoughtFocus’ Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, and is based in New York, NY.

    In this role he will be responsible for building our SAP Practice and business by bringing in strategic leaders and growth. He will work very closely with the industry vertical heads in strategizing the growth of SAP and other enterprise service offerings within their respective industry domains. John will direct our go-to-market strategy for SAP and related enterprise solutions and forge strategic alliances with SAP and other meaningful partnerships.

    With over 25 years of experience in the enterprise IT application industry John is an innovative and visionary C-level sales executive leader with achievements in revenue, profit, and business growth.  He is passionate about finding ways to help clients increase shareholder value while maintaining the highest levels of customer satisfaction and strategic relationships.

    At Accentis-ICM America he was responsible for managing the organization’s sales strategy, field business operations, and P&L performance.  Client focused, coupled with a diverse set of abilities—a proven sales leader and executive, and operational excellence— he used these to drive the company’s sales and revenue growth and increasing business and brand loyalty with their customers.

    While at Computer Sciences Corporation John served as Principal – Business Development Director and was responsible for Professional Services and Applications to the Energy and Telecommunications, Manufacturing, and Oil and Gas industries. Prior, at SAP for 17 plus years John accomplished numerous sales and leadership awards as a recognized top performer managing global and strategic accounts across vertical markets like A&D, Life Sciences, Chemicals, High Tech, etc.

    He is a thought leader in Digital Strategy, and Transformation including Big Data & Analytics, Cloud computing, and Internet of Things.

    John earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Temple University.

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  • Tony DeGregorio Chief Technology Officer

    Tony serves as ThoughtFocus’ Chief Technology Officer, and is based in New York, NY.

    Tony has led enterprise-wide Information Technology initiatives for global organizations for 35 years. Before joining ThoughtFocus, Tony was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Harsco Corporation.   In his executive leadership role, he was responsible for technology across all three divisions in the Steel, Energy and Rail industries with revenues exceeding $2B.

    Prior to joining Harsco, Tony was Vice President – CIO of Tyco Flow Control, the world’s largest manufacturer of flow control product and heat-tracing solutions for oil and gas, power, food and beverage, chemical, water, mining, and other process industries, with revenues exceeding $4.5 Billion.

    To bridge 270 global sites in Tyco, Tony worked on a global Infrastructure and Applications group while consolidating numerous ERP systems into one global instance of SAP. At Tyco, before being named CIO, Tony also held the position of Director of Applications for Tyco International, a $40 Billion conglomerate. He was also CIO for Tyco’s Fire and Building unit.

    Before Tyco, Tony spent 10 years in key IT roles, including Vice President of IT and Director of Application Development, at Central Sprinkler, in international and US operations.  Central Sprinkler was acquired by Tyco and Tony was appointed as CIO for the merged units.

    Tony is a graduate of the American Institute of Design in Philadelphia, PA.

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  • Anuradha Arun Chief Financial Officer

    Anuradha is ThoughtFocus’ Chief Financial Officer. She is based in Bangalore, India.

    Anuradha is a Chartered Accountant with twenty years of business advisory, process and systems design, management reporting, and internal audit experience. Throughout, she has worked in a broad spectrum of industry and market sectors including information technology, financial services, manufacturing, eCommerce, hospitality, supply chain, and information technology enterprise solutions.

    Beginning in 2011, Anuradha provided financial consultancy to ThoughtFocus, and in early 2015 she assumed the position of CFO. Anuradha brings an industry leading transformational approach to financial processes by analyzing weaknesses in existing systems and designing processes and mechanisms to standardize corporate and enterprise finance and reporting.

    Her deep experience with a broad set of companies spans multiple geographies and regulatory bodies, winning accolades from peers and industry associations. Additionally, Anuradha’s work in reporting and compliance with Private Equity funding and business valuations makes her highly desirable with high-growth companies. 

    Anuradha, an Institute of Chartered Accountants of India fellow member, obtained her degree in 1997. She has a Bachelors degree in Commerce from Bangalore University.

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  • Padmanabha (Paddy) Thirumalaiah Vice President,
    Delivery Head and Head of India

    Paddy is the Delivery Head and Head of India at ThoughtFocus. He is based out of Bangalore, India.

    Paddy has over 22 years of Technology Industry experience in Leadership roles with organizations such as Infosys, Wipro and HPE. He has leadership experience managing Fortune 500 clients globally across Industry Verticals and Services. His diverse experience includes Large Delivery Unit Management; Client Relationship Management; Large Account Delivery Management; Program Management and Pre-sales across Application Development and Maintenance, Testing, Infrastructure and Business Process Re-engineering Services.

    In his previous roles at Infosys, he set up and managed Large Delivery Teams, managed Large Transformation Programs for clients, achieved Delivery and Operational Excellence, improved Client and Employee satisfaction. He also played a key role in adding multiple marquee clients. In his long stint at Infosys, he has won multiple Excellence Awards.

    At Wipro, Paddy was the Delivery Head managing the delivery and operations for Life Sciences clients globally with a team of 1500+.

    Paddy holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE), Bangalore.

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  • Mark Sidlauskas Vice President,
    Marketing

    Mark serves as ThoughtFocus’ Vice President, Marketing, and is based in New York, NY.

    Mark has over 25 years of experience in the technology sector leading strategic marketing initiatives for a diverse range of companies, ranging from technology start-ups to industry giants IBM and Infosys. He has led major branding initiatives to establish and grow brands with impact and consistency.

    Mark brings experience in marketing B2B technology solutions from an end-to-end perspective that covers market strategy, solution design, go-to-market and program execution. He has helped technology companies of all sizes implement successful marketing programs to increase market visibility and establish strong competitive positioning.

    At Infosys, he led marketing efforts to reposition the brand from a top outsourcer to an innovative technology leader.  Mark also led the deployment of market management processes in several hardware, software, and services divisions at IBM.  Also at IBM, he developed partner programs and user communities to drive increased channel sales.

    Mark has an extensive background in building marketing organizations and working with cross-functional teams to drive market growth.  Program execution experience includes thought leadership, content development, campaign management, and analytics.  He’s led many market research initiatives involving primary and secondary research for B2B organizations and presented at industry conferences.

    Mark has an Master of Business Administration in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston.

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  • Jim Hilley Vice President

    Jim Hilley serves as ThoughtFocus’ Vice President, Sales and Relationship Management. He is based in Atlanta, GA.

    Jim, a highly successful sales and business leader with over twenty-five years of broad management experience, focuses on selling value-based professional services in technology and business process outsourcing. He has extensive experience in developing outsourcing strategies with C-level executives in large global enterprises using balanced on-, near-, and off-shore services. 

    Jim is adept at building long-term relationships with executive decision-makers across a broad spectrum of enterprises. He can quickly develop an understanding of the client needs and map them to technology-service propositions that can bring immediate value to the client’s organization. He has a track record of enabling relationships that are based on mutual value creation.

    In his prior roles at Gazelle Consulting and Xpanxion, he held leadership positions in business development and lead the company through an acquisition. At Duke Engineering & Services, Jim managed sales and delivery.

    Jim has a background in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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  • Ritesh Wadhwa Vice President

    Ritesh Wadhwa serves as ThoughtFocus’ Vice President. He is based in Irvine, CA and focuses on Business Process Outsourcing (BPO).

    He is responsible for business expansion, operations, and client delivery from ThoughtFocus’ state-of-the-art India, the Philippines, and USA delivery centers.

    Ritesh has seventeen years of business process outsourcing experience. He is a recognized industry expert in transitioning and expanding knowledge-intensive business processes including risk assessment, claims and payroll management, credit services, retail, procurement, logistics back office, and financial services.

    He has successfully worked with and mentored numerous large Fortune 500 clients on their BPO initiatives.  He has managed and directed process transitions for client engagements simultaneously in India and the Philippines. In all of the engagements, he has helped clients realize dramatic cost efficiencies and service performance improvement.

    Prior to ThoughtFocus, Ritesh held a leadership position at HCL where he was part of the pilot group responsible for setting up HCL’s BPO operations. He has been recognized by clients and industry leaders for his contributions to efficiencies in process re-engineering and automation.

    Ritesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and International Business from Guru Jambheshawr University, and a Master’s certification in Business Administration. He is COPC gold standard certified for managing critical business operations.

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  • Naganand Jagadeesh Vice President

    Naganand Jagadeesh serves as ThoughtFocus’ Vice President, Payment and Loyalty Solutions.  He is based in Dallas, TX.

    With over twenty years of overall technical experience, Naganand is a technology strategist and proactive leader with the proven ability to build strong business relationships, manage international clients and distributed delivery teams, and create strategic roadmaps.

    He has established ThoughtFocus as a cutting edge transaction processing solutions and service provider. Under his leadership, the Payment and Loyalty Solutions group has developed product frameworks offered as deployment-ready, customizable product platforms in either packaged software models or a Platform as a Service (PaaS) model. One flagship solution is a turnkey, privately labeled mobile payment solution.

    Naganand has contributed to a host of solutions including a payment gateway, transaction acquiring and issuing switch, fleet card authorization host, loyalty solution host, tokenization platform, eCommerce, SMS traffic gateway, and clearing and settlement systems.

    Prior to joining ThoughtFocus, Naganand held senior roles in engineering groups at Fortune 50 technology companies including Unisys Corporation, Compaq, and Hewlett-Packard. His work at HP as a senior firmware engineer involved working on multiprocessor servers, parallel computing architectures, and high availability systems.

    Naganand holds a Bachelor’s of Engineering Degree in Electronics and Communications from the University of Mysore, India, and an Honors Diploma in Systems Management.

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  • Rand Robbins Director,
    Talent Acquisition

    Rand serves as ThoughtFocus’ Director, Talent Acquisition. He is based out of our New York, NY and Edison, NJ offices.

    Rand has more than twenty years’ experience building relationships with executive leaders, business units, human resources, finance, operations, candidates, and all personnel involved in the recruiting process.

    He has worked with global organizations including Accenture, Comcast, Barclaycard, Cigna, and Bluestone.  Rand brings to the company a diverse background, from building and managing teams, to process development, improvement and deployment to principal level technical recruiting.

    Rand brings to this position his considerable background and expertise in building and directing the Talent Acquisition process.  As our leader in this critical function, he will partner with the executive leadership team and human resources to effectively manage the strategy and implementation of hiring superior talent for the company.

    Additionally, he looks to create efficient transparency within ThoughtFocus by developing strategic initiatives, best practices, tool assessment/implementation, and to review protocols increasing visibility within the technology community.  As part of this program, he will build and maintain strong relationships with business leaders; develop key insights into business needs to anticipate talent requirements and ensure fulfillment of positions.

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