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Together we have many years of success in multiple areas of
business & IT .
Together we dedicate our efforts to help you overcome some of your toughest challenges in this demanding digital era.
We are a team of senior executives and professional experts that have held the following positions in mid-size to very large, multi-billion organizations:
Senior C-level Executives (CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, COOs, CSOs)
Executive Board Members
Senior Project and Program Managers
Senior Risk & Compliance Officers
Senior Call-Center Managers
Senior Marketing & Consumer Engagement Experts
President & CEO Paola Saibene has 21 years of experience in IT Transformation & Business Innovation, having held multiple CIO/ CTO/ CSO/ COO positions in government and in the private sector, including multi-billion dollar enterprises. She has also received multiple awards for innovation, transformation and cybersecurity. Recently, Paola has worked as the CTO for the State of Hawaii, encompassing 18 executive branches, 106 attached agencies and 136 boards and commissions.
Chief Operating Officer Robin Weldon Cope is an accomplished leader with over 15 years’ experience. Recently, she was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Consumer Engagement Officer at the Hawaii Health Connector. Robin has served in an executive capacity across financial products, marketing, and technology industries, structuring technology and operations, sponsoring organizational change, and driving external and internal organizational development aligned with business and customer engagement goals and objectives
Chief Strategy Officer Vladimir Baranek is a technology evangelist with more than 23 years of experience leading global professional services, consulting, and delivery organizations. A confident visionary leader with a strong business savvy forged with a blend of strategic, operational, and technical acumen who is highly creative, results-focused, and recognized for creating high performance teams to deliver or develop technical solutions in a timely and cost-effective manner. Vladimir's extensive global experience includes work in 22 countries, projects spanning all over the world, and project budgets crossing 2 billion dollars.
Senior Principal Advisor Tom LaPlante, former CIO TopGolf, brings more than 25 years of experience and a broad background in the fields of travel, hospitality, retail and entertainment. He led the expansion of TopGolf from the 5 US locations to 16 locations (now 26) with another 9 sites under construction. He designed and led the building of a scalable technology and marketing analytics platform that enabled revenue growth from <$40M to >$350M in annual revenues in less than three years. Tom also worked at Caesar’s Entertainment, the world’s largest gaming industry.
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Vice President of Information Risk Management & Compliance Sailakshmi Santanakrishnan enables risk resiliency and transformation by proactive identification, minimization and reduction of IT (Security) risks through delivery of regulatory compliant governance, deployment of security/risk controls, while significantly improving brand value, trust and moderating financial penalties. Her background in the Bank of New York Mellon and The Hartford, elucidates her expertise in policy management, negotiation, regulation, and overall governance.
Vice President of Operations, Doug Anderson, builds and leads world-class operations teams Profound business acumen in management, business planning/improvement, logistics and supply chain industries with startup, change/transition management and business development strengths. Managed inventory budgets of $80MM and productivity budgets over $45 million for profit-center and corporate savings over $1.2 million annually. Managed multiple mission-critical projects, entities and teams up to 300+ employees/contractors in TQM environments.
Senior Advisor William Gordon has over 20 years of C-Level business and IT executive leadership experience. His expertise is technology transformation, cyber security, revenue generation and value-based marketing, and governance. Previous roles he has held include CIO, NetApp, Inc.; CTO/VP Cloud Services, Xerox Corporation; President, Miracom Network; CEO, TechSys, Inc.; Chief Procurement Officer, Accenture; and President of the Global Enterprise Applications Practice at Electronic Data Systems Corp, now HP.
Chief Information Security Officer Abu Sadeq brings more than 22 years of technology experience to our group, having served in positions in IT strategy; global IT infrastructure, Information Security, software development, business systems support, and IT service delivery. His most recent position was as the business unit CIO/CISO for Weir Oil & Gas, a global manufacturing unit. Abu has industry experience in Aerospace & Defense, Chemical, Healthcare, Oil & Gas, and Consumer Goods. He is also the author of Cyberator, a cybersecurity roadmap and assessment tool.
Program and Senior Project Manager, Katrina White, has more than 30 years of experience in Information Technology and Project Management. Leading and mentoring Project Managers to bring troubled projects to successful completion, Katrina mobilizes teams from chaos to success through empowering individuals to uncover and utilize unique skills, increase positive and respectful attitudes, and increase clear communication. Skilled in fast-paced, complex projects with including large matrixed organizations for major health care initiatives.