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Offering over 18 years of comprehensive experience in the areas of:
Sales & Business Development, Product Management, Delivery Management, Informati
on Security, Audit & Compliance, e-Commerce & ERP (SAP), Strategic & Tactical Pl
anning, Budget & Cost Optimisation, Resource Planning & Control, Captive Centre
in India,Outsourcing & Off-shoring, Business Process Outsourcing, Online Gaming,
Banking & Financial Services, Manufacturing & Automotive.
* Managing Director of IVY Comptech - a wholly owned subsidiary (captive) of Par (FTSE 250 company), which is Ranked # 1 online gaming company in Eu
rope offering Casino, Poker, Bingo and Sports betting.
* Global experience working in USA for 13 yrs plus Europe and Asia for past 4 ye
* Big 4 consulting firm experience with Fortune 100 clients, responsible for bus
iness development, delivery management, and client relationship management.
* Held senior management positions in different verticals which include IT & ITe
S, Banking & Financial Services, Online Gaming, Manufacturing and Automotive Ind
* Multiple industry certifications, including PMP, CSQA, CTP, CISA, CISM, CISSP
and CIA.
* An undergraduate degree in Industrial Electronics Engineering from University
of Pune, India and has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Internation
al Business from Loyola University Chicago, USA
* LLB from Pendekanti Law College, Hyderabad, India. Graduation on Aug 2010.
* Active member of the NASSCOM Captive CEO's Forum, Hyderabad.
* Dual Citizenship: USA and India
Ivy Comptech/PartyGaming Managing Director Jul-06 to till date
Duties and Responsibilities
* Responsible for $15M+ budget, leading 600+ member software-development team in
product management, technology growth, business process outsourcing, marketing
support, and audit and compliance.
* Responsible for on-time delivery of all gaming products including Casino, Poke
r, Bingo and Sports betting for the group company
* Ensuring SLAs are met consistently for the BPO operations (Customer Support, T
ransaction Services, Marketing Support and Player Account Reconciliation) of the
* Managing relationships between the Product and Technology teams across group l
ocations, especially India and Gibraltar.
* Participating in product-feature-priority meetings and removing roadblocks for
the local teams.
* Responsible for chairing the board of directors meetings and ensuring statutor
y compliance with the local authorities.
* Joined Ivy Comptech as the Head of Internal Audit and Risk Management, respons
ible for all technology/operational audits for the PartyGaming worldwide (includ
ing India, UK, Gibraltar & Bulgaria).
* Elevated from the Head of Internal Audit and Risk Management position to the M
anaging Director of the Indian Operations
Key Achievements
* Developed ROI based product-feature-priority methodology which required approv
al of business, product and technology heads.
* Hired the required software development staff for the Poker Redesign strategy
in less than 3 months eventually enabling the delivery of the product in less th
an 8 months.
* Restructured the backend administration console for all gaming products, enfor
cing multiple approval levels and automatic error checking which translated in $
1.5M of savings.
* Negotiated an IP infringing issue which could have legal implications to the c
ompany eventually saving over $2.0M in damages.
* Tightly controlled the actual spend and thereby achieving a 10% saving in the
annual budget and restructured the organization to right-size it, thereby drivin
g efficiency and resource optimization.
* Strongly negotiated contracts with IT vendors (S/W & H/W) saving over $2M USD
in costs for the entire group and transforming Indian procurement team into a tr
uly global procurement centre of excellence.
* Improved employee morale and reduced attrition to a minimal 8% by introducing
2-way feedback systems through employee forums such as MD Listen, MD Speak and T
own Hall.
* Delivered several operational and technology internal audits that translated i
nto a significantly improved control environment and a clean report from the ext
ernal auditors.
* Significant audits that translated in cost savings, efficiency and robust cont
rol environment were: Player Account Reconciliation, Admin Pages, and Multi-ling
ual Customer Support

CNA Insurance, USA Program Director Mar-04 to Jun-06
* Program Director solely responsible for the thought leadership, strategy and d
elivery of the complete Information Security Portfolio at CNA Insurance.
* Managed two programs under the Information Security Portfolio, namely, Enterpr
ise Security Strategy and Enterprise Identity Management with a combined budget
of $25 million.
* Implemented multiple enterprise security initiatives, ranging form Policies an
d Standards, Firewalls, Antivirus, Security Zoning, Spy ware & Pop-up Blockers,
Content Filtering, IDS/IPS Strategy, Risk Assessment & Management, C-SIRT Proces
s, and HIPAA Compliance.
* Implemented secure identity management program to consolidate and manage ident
ity information within CNA. This program would accomplish centralized Authentica
tion, Authorization, Auditing and Provisioning within all platforms of CNA using
IBM's Tivoli Suite of products.
JP Morgan Chase, USA Vice President Mar-02 to Mar-04
* Delivered multiple Information Security and Treasury Management projects with
budget exceeding $40M USD.
* Delivered a complex system upgrade and integration of Treasury Management appl
ications like Check Services, Entitlements, Account Transfer, Information Report
ing, ACH and Billing.
* Delivered a web integration of Treasury Management Suite where 5 independent l
egacy applications were integrated in one unified platform with single sign on.
Maxim Group, USA Senior Program Manager Aug-01 to Jan-02
* Led business development managers and technical architects, in sales and pre-s
ales activity.
* Designed comprehensive proposals, facilitating transparent custom software rep
orting of time, cost, and delivery forecasts.
Broad Vision Inc., USA Senior Principal Aug-00 to Jul-01
* Account management of multimillion-dollar e-commerce software development prog
rams for ABN AMRO, Eaton Hydraulics, and Maytag.
Deloitte & Touche, USA Senior Consultant Apr-98 to Aug-00
* Led SAP/EDI project delivery for Fortune 500 companies such as Bridgestone/Fir
estone, Rockwell, General Motor's Delphi, and Monsanto Pharmaceuticals.
IMI Systems Inc., USA Consultant Dec-96 to Mar-98
* Configured the sales and distribution module of SAP/ERP for IBM.
* Analyzed business processes and advised on re-engineering projects.
HyperSpace Networks Marketing Intern Feb-96 to Jun-96
Loyola University Technology Advisor Sep-95 to Nov-96
Asha Allwin Agency Management Trainee Jun-93 to Dec-94
* BE in Industrial Electronics from University of Poona, Pune, India.
* MBA (Marketing) and Emphasis on International Business from Loyola University
Chicago, USA.
* LLB (Exp. Grad: June 2010) from Pendekanti Law College, Hyderabad, India.
* Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)- from IIA
* Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) - from ISACA
* Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) - from ISACA
* Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) - from IC2
* Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) - from AFP
* Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA) - from QAI
* Project Management Professional (PMP) - from PMI
* Certified SAP R/3 Sales and Distribution (SD) Module - SAP America