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Ramesh A. MIRCHANDANI

Ramesh A. MIRCHANDANI

Current City: Hopewell Junction, NY
Chapter: Dutchess SCORE

EXECUTIVE - LARGE,  COMPLEX  BUSINESS  SOLUTIONS

Envision,  Define,  Justify,  Lead,  Architect,  Organize,  Develop,  Implement,  Deliver Results

 

PROFILE

Innovative, results-oriented leader, selected several times to start up, transform, turnaround and lead large, complex enterprise-level efforts.

  • Identified opportunities and addressed significant governance, organization, business, and technology issues in multi-project corporate initiatives and large commercial contracts.
  • Managed annual budgets of up to $40M and teams of up to 120 staff members with revenue impacts up to $2B.
  • Delivered effective industry/customer solution successes on-schedule, within-budget and with high customer and team satisfaction.

 

Representative Contributions

  • Ran Wipro Technologies’ Global Delivery Program Management operations for North America, and helped define key service management processes for the company.  
  • Turned around ibm.com e-Business: Led 100 person cross-function, global team, stabilized business operations and technology, doubled performance, added function and enabled 5x revenue growth to $2.1B
  • Created and ran Enterprise Architecture Governance across the divisions of ADP-ES
  • Formed and led 120-person four-company matrix team in $300M IBM contract and developed & delivered reengineered SAP-based ERP solution for Unisource Inc., a 23-company conglomerate.

 

Industries/Sectors

  • e-Business
  • Manufacturing
  • High Technology
  • Logistics
  • Distribution & Retail
  • Financial Services
  • Public Sector
  • Software Products
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Electronics
  • Securities Brokerage
  • Info Technology

 

Strengths 

  • Initiative Definition including: Strategy Development and Business Alignment;  Portfolio Management;  Enterprise Architecture;  Delivery Roadmaps
  • Defining, establishing and running Development Lifecycle Management and  Governance

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Education

EDUCATION

  • MSEE, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA    (GPA of 4.0/4.0).
  • BSEE, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi (“with Distinction”).

 

CERTIFICATES

  • PMP® (Project Mgmt. Professional), Project Management Institute.
  • TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework) Certificate, Open Group. 
  • Project Management Certificate, IBM.
  • Professional Consulting, IBM Advanced Business Institute 
  • Marketing Analysis and Planning, Wharton School.
  • Management of Technology (IBM’s joint Harvard/Sloan/Wharton “exec” MBA).

Shyam Ramachandran

Shyam Ramachandran

Current City: Germantown, TN
Chapter: SCORE Memphis

Proven leader and planner with over 20 years of experience impacting corporate efficiency, productivity, and profitability through expert IT analysis, manage contract and vendor relationship, implement processes and procedures ensuring compliance with laws, regulations, and management policies. Proven to reduce operational expenditures through careful selection of competing technical solutions, expert planning and design, people and resource management, and implementation of enterprise-class application and infrastructure projects on time and within/under budget

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Education

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<strong>Executive Master of Business Administration in Finance &amp; Management </strong></p>

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<strong>Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Minor in Computer Science </strong></p>

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<strong>Completed course work for CFP (Certified Financial Planning)&nbsp;to become a Financial Advisor</strong></p>

Kenneth Velten

Kenneth Velten

Current City: Ballwin, MO
Chapter: St. Louis SCORE

Retired from Boeing in 1999 after 34 years in Finance, Planning, Strategic Planning and Program Management.

Not for Profit activities include Habitat for Humanity (Project Manager and Treasurer), Long Beach City College Foundation (President and Treasurer)

Adjunct Faculty, St. Louis Community College

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Education

BSEE Univ. of Cincinnati 1965 MSEE ST. Louis University 1969

Karin Raijmann

Karin Raijmann

Current City: Tamarac, FL
Chapter: Broward SCORE

Accomplished executive – Equipped with 10+ years in business consulting and operations management, including human resources (employee benefits, payroll and accounting), and revenue management.

Performed feasibility studies, developed and implemented strategic business models for local and international small to mid-size businesses.  Directly responsible for budgeting, (re-)negotiating of key procurement deals, service contracts and other business initiatives, (re-)developing staffing hierarchy and “best practices” policies. 

CONSULTANCY PROJECTS

Process Analysis: Export, Freight Forwarding & Warehouse Management 
Business Case: Implementation of Technology efficiency and reduction of operations expenditures
Results: 
•Cut manual workload by 50%
•Increased workflow efficiency by 60%
•Analyzed the probability of disputes and human errors, maintaining 98% of customer satisfaction

Feasibility Study: Leisure Industry/ Water park & Wellness resort (International) 
Project objective: Possible expansion of the existing resort. An assessment of current market conditions proved to be essential, measuring the market forces in this industry. Evaluating the risks for new investments vs. rewards. 
Results:
•Developed Industry Analysis, Industry Trends, Competitive analysis and Industry Constraints
•Outlined Market Demand, Competitive Advantage, Value Proposition and Business Model 
•Outlined Growth Strategy Model, Target Market (size and segment), Competitive Strategy, Marketing Plan
•Developed Operating Framework
•Outlined Critical Risks, Exit Strategy and Financial assumptions 

Technology Commercialization Feasibility Study: E-Commerce/Personal Recommendation Space (Start-up)
Project objective: Assessment of the market forces to discover innovative ways to increase market share and profitability. 
Results:
•Market Analysis that would conclude if there was truly a market for the product or service
•Technology and Product Analysis critical to take a detailed look at company’s current offerings to determine a method improving and expanding upon them
•Financial Analysis which consisted of analyzing income and expenses to obtain a greater understanding of current and future risks and profitability.  The analysis only included revenues and costs to find ways improving the bottom line

 

Strategic Management Audit: Security Services (Merger & Acquisition)

Project objective: The management audit aimed to detect a small company's potential managerial problems or system constraints that threatened its existence.  The processes used for the internal audit were through information gathering of the internal and external environments.  A series of questions were asked to key managers. From those responses the strengths and weaknesses were identified and in return illuminated the core system constraints that caused conflicts in the organization. 

Results:
•Produced systems diagram
•Developed an assessment of the company’s internal workings 
•Developed a cause and effect analysis
•Created a situation analysis and made strategic recommendations

 

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Education

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AD Greenroof, LLC

Problem: Clean water is the fuel that supports industry around the globe and fresh water is available in only very limited supplies.  In fact, only about 2.5% of all the water on earth is fresh water.  Still, it’s all we have to support humans, other animals, plants and industry around the world.

Challenge:  To conserve our fresh water resources. 

Solution:  One way to meet the challenge is to reduce the volume of contaminated water that enters public lakes and streams as well as treatment systems.  That’s a win-win for utilities, the public in general and the environment. That’s the solution AD Greenroof provides.

Owner/Founder
Ms. Angie Durhman
My Successes

Projects: AD Greenroof currently has projects in various phases of design and completion across the country.  In the Twin Cities, there are a couple of note:  Providing maintenance oversight for the Target Center and working with the City of St. Paul to calculate the benefits of vegetated roofs; both sizeable projects that have made a big impact on urban water run-off.

Rooftop St. Paul Fire Station

Rooftop of City of St. Paul Fire Station #1 (Photo by John Wiese)

The Future:  Ms. Durhman has recently expanded her business to include GREENFORMATION™ which is a maintenance oversight program for building owners and contractors who need to maintain vegetated roofs.

What's Great About My Mentor?

“I could not have done it alone and the fresh business ideas offered by my SCORE mentors, Bill Collette and Andrew Braden, provided me with the assistance I needed.” – Angie Durjman, Owner.

Workshop Poster Spring 2014 High Resolution

David E. Burch

David E. Burch

Current City: Endicott, NY

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Kevin John Clarke

Kevin John Clarke

Current City: East Amherst, NY

I am a Senior Executive who had led global high performance organizations of up to 15,000 employees with $1B+ in sales, and manufacturing facilities across the USA, Canada and Latin  America. I firmly believe in engaging and empowering my employees and I feel it is critical that the CEO maintains strong relationships with critical business clients and aggressively drives his organization with a defined Operating Philosophy that is well articulated to all stakeholders.I have 40+ years of experience with my most recent role being President -CEO of Catalyst Paper in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I successfully guided the Company through the CCAA bankruptcy process from filing in Jan ,  2012 to emergence in Sept, 2012 .I believe in firmly focusing on people, performance , leadership and teamwork and highly focused direct communication to drive quick innovative strategies and tactics that strengthen business performance and growth. My favorite quote " It is not the strongest of the species or the most intelligent of the species that survives but the one that is most adaptive to change " Charles Darwin.

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Education

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B.S. Niagara University in transportation and Logistics 1973</p>

Kay Keller

Kay Keller

Current City: Anchorage, AK
Chapter: Alaska SCORE

Over twenty years of experience in: strategic planning and problem solving in diverse settings to achieve difficult objectives on time and on budget; cultivating cross functional relationships from staff to executive and from vendor to client; energizing, corroborating, driving, focusing, executing. Results orientated with strong team skills, I particularly enjoy working with people to identify and overcome challenges to achieve success Skills • Detail and Results Oriented • Communication and conflict resolution • Process Improvement & best practices • Project life cycle management • PMP & ITIL Foundation certified • Customer relations & satisfaction • Cross functional team building

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Education

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EDUCATION University of Alabama, Huntsville, Alabama Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering</p>

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CERTIFICATIONS</p>

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PMP Certified, ITIL 2011 Foundation Certified, CISSP (ISC)2 Certification in progress, CCSP 2012 Citrix Certified Sales Professional, Compellent Top Gun, Cloud Solution, Dell certified systems expert, Security Associate in RSA Authentication</p>

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FINRA Series 7 &amp; 66, Life, Health, Property &amp; Casualty, Certified Financial Manager</p>

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AFFILIATIONS</p>

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PMI.ORfG: Alaska Chapter of Association of Internet Technology Professionals (AITP); Institute of Electrical &amp; Electronics Engineers Alaska Chapter, Secretary 04 and Treasurer 08-09; BPW Acting President &#39;05</p>

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