Shiva brings to Core Compete 20 years of experience at the intersection of Analytics, Enterprise Technology and Marketing Strategy. His dual passions are: to create financial value for our customers through the application of analytics and building an organization that is uniquely positioned to serve our clients. He has previously worked with SAS Institute, i2 Technologies, Bank of America, MSA and Young & Rubicam. He has graduate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
Sunil is responsible for customer delivery and business development for EMEA and APAC. He has worked on several assignments that enabled organizations exploit the power of predictive analytics across the customer lifecycle. He brings significant domain expertise in the telecommunications industry. Sunil is an MBA and he has previously worked with SAS Institute, Tata Communications, Avaya and Hughes Telecom.
Chris received his Ph.D. from the department of Industrial Engineering at the North Carolina State University with a dissertation on machine learning applied to manufacturing cell control. Since graduation, he has been busy working to apply advanced analytics and optimization to enterprise scale business problems as well as continuing to innovate holding four patents. Chris has previously worked with SAS Institute as a principal analytical consultant working with retail and manufacturing clients and with i2 Technologies leading their soft goods and apparel consulting teams. He’s based in Raleigh, NC.
David has a passion for using leading edge technology and analytics to solve real world business problems for customers. He brings 35 years of experience in technology leadership roles at a number of companies ranging from bulge bracket investment banks to privately owned software companies. These include Accenture, Credit Suisse, Lehman Brothers, SAS Institute, Freddie Mac and First Citizens Bank in roles including Vice President of R&D, CIO and COO. He earned his BSE in Computer Science from Princeton University and is a graduate of the Executive Development Institute at the Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Dr. Ajay Mishra has more than two decades of experience at the leading edge of retail decision science. He blends his broad understanding of the retail and manufacturing industries through his hands-on work in marketing, merchandising and supply chain problems with his scientific training to provide our clients with leading edge solutions. He has previously worked at Dunnhumby, Oracle Retail and SUNY Binghamton. He has graduate degrees from University of Pittsburgh (PhD, Management Science) and IIT Kanpur (Operations Research).
Kumar brings more than two decades of consulting, product management and marketing leadership experience. He combines his hands-on industry and business domain experience with strong technology and analytical skills to lead delivery engagements for systems of innovation for our global 1000 clients. Kumar has previously worked with Lenovo and Intel in creating category defining Enterprise Systems, Software and Cloud Infrastructure solutions. He worked with Intel Capital as a venture capital executive, and with PWC as a technology consultant. He has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management and graduate degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He’s based out of Raleigh, NC.
Wanda brings over 30 years of diverse experience in industry, analytics, consulting, and product management. She is a versatile results-oriented leader who leverages a unique blend of extensive practical business experience and analytical skills to creatively solve business problems. Her first-hand experience in leading teams across merchandising, supply chain, marketing, finance, and technology at hardline, softline, and grocery retailers makes her proficient at generating financial value for our clients.
Wanda previously worked with SAS Institute, Planet Music, Baby Superstore, One Price Clothing Stores, and Food Lion. She holds a Master of Science in Analytics from the Institute for Advanced Analytics at North Carolina State University and a BS in Accounting from Pfeiffer University. She is a North Carolina Certified Public Accountant.
Ron brings to Core Compete over 30 years of experience bringing startups and early stage organizations to the next stages in organizational development. Ron started his IT services career with Anderson Consulting and was a co-founder of Clarkston Consulting.
Ron’s passion for soccer took him into a role as CFO and minority owner of the Carolina Railhawks and partner in a youth sports development and travel organization. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Virginia Tech.
Pavan has 20 years of international experience in Data Warehousing, Software Development/Support and Advanced Analytics projects. Having worked for Sears Holdings Corporation, he brings a rich mix of retail domain expertise and technology solutions. While at Sears, he worked on multiple projects related to marketing and pricing strategies, loyalty management, member analytics, datalake on GCP, SAS markdown optimization, conversion of batch application to a services based architecture, mainframe elimination and other related areas. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from NIT, Hamirpur (India) and is a certified Project Management Professional and Scrum Master.
Diane has over 30 of experience on both sides of the Analytics spectrum – as a builder analytic systems and as a consumer directly driving business outcomes. With deep experience in product management, she loves talking about business process but is really a geek at heart. In her current role, she gets the best of both worlds – being able to apply the latest technologies to solve real business problems. She previously worked at FedEx, SciQuest, SAS Institute, and AGT International – building enterprise analytics platforms, reporting systems, e-commerce solutions, and mobile applications. She has a Marketing degree from the University of Illinois and an MBA in Management Information Systems from Indiana University.
Allan provides leadership to Core Compete’s Analytics Modernization initiatives in EMEA with a focus on the DACH region. Prior to Core Compete, Allan served in several leadership roles as part of the SAS International organization, helping to establish SAS as the undisputed analytics platform during this period. As Senior VP of Strategy, and one of the first employees of SAS in Europe, he was instrumental in establishing SAS in Europe and generating a revenue of $1.4 Billion in 2018. In 2013, Allan was named SAS Fellow, the first individual to be conferred with this title. Allan graduated with an Honors degree in Computer Science from the University of Glasgow, UK. Allan lives in Germany.
Bill Beecher is an advisor to Core Compete. Most recently, he was the President of Vistaar Technologies, a price management software company. Prior to that he was Executive Vice President of Operations and CFO at i2 Technologies, a leading supply chain software company. Before i2, Bill worked in a variety of operations and finance roles in industry and practiced law. Bill is a graduate of the University at Albany and Cornell Law School.
Terry is a seasoned senior executive with deep and diverse experience in industry and consulting. He has over 30 years of industry and consulting experience in strategy, technology, business process improvement, cost optimization, and general management. Terry provides Core Compete clients in Retail and Consumer Goods industries advisory services on technology modernization, cost optimization and alignment of IT and Analytics organizations. Terry was previously the Global Chief Information Officer for Delhaize Group ($29 billion international retailer). He served on the board of the Worldwide Retail Exchange (now Agentrics), SAS CIO Advisory Board and the IT Advisory Committee of Consumer Goods Forum. He has an MBA from Duke University and BS from UNC Chapel Hill.
Vibhas has built high performance Services and R&D teams over the past 30 years. At Core Compete, he provides guidance on building a culturally strong organization of data science professionals that allows us to deliver us on core promise: Delivering business value through combining – Business Context, Analytics and Technology. He has previously worked as Head of SAS (India) R&D & Services teams and serving on the Board of Directors. He worked at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) for 14 years, in positions of increasing responsibility. He has worked with clients in US, UK, South Africa, Venezuela and India. Vibhas has Master’s degrees in Physics and Management from the University of Pune. He’s a certified Project Management Professional and Scrum Master.