Sudhir Mehandru has over 19 years of experience in IT Outsourcing including all ERP’s, Application Hosting and Implementation of complex Financial, Accounting, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and CRM systems. Sudhir has held leadership positions at various corporations, most recently in Sales Leadership at the West Region for Outsourcing of ERP and eBusiness solutions at Intelligroup Inc, a publicly held company. Prior to Intelligroup, (now NTT Data),Sudhir was one of the key contributors to the success of PeopleSoft Hosting (eCenter), where he worked directly with the senior management. He has also maintain Senior Manager positon for PeopleSoft Practice at KPMG and E&Y. Sudhir was responsible for all aspects of the business including sales, business development and client services.
Arvind Rajan has spent seventeen years collaborating and partnering with customers in various industry verticals and technology horizontals helping them implement, transform and outsource IT services. Arvind has led, managed and spearheaded growth of PeopleSoft and eBusiness Services with a responsible, creative and consistent approach towards profitability and success. As a Solution Architect for PeopleSoft Hosting and HP Managed Services, he designed highly-available and reliable solutions for mid and up-market deployments. Arvind has experience and expertise in Customer Life Cycle Management from contract negotiation to project planning, solution design, development, testing and global rollout while achieving the highest levels of customer satisfaction. He has acute focus on balanced growth aligned to strategic vision and goals. Arvind has hands-on experience in implementing PeopleSoft HCM, Financials, EPM, Portal and Student Administration Solutions tailored to client needs. At Astute, Arvind is responsible for leading the development of products like Fast Track which aims to enhance the customer experience throughout a project lifecycle. He also leads all solution designs and pre-sales for Astute. Arvind can be found on Twitter @RajanArvind
Fal Sarkar joins Astute to help take the next generation Astute Business Solutions to the Cloud. He brings over 20 years of experience in enterprise business and Cloud application Sales, Marketing and Strategic Alliances in Fortune 500 companies, and start-ups. Fal has held Alliances positions at Sun Microsystems Market Development (Menlo Park), South Asia Marketing Head for EMC Documentum (Bangalore), and Director of Sales and OEM partners at Xinet (now North Plains). Most recently he was Senior Vice President Marketing & Alliances at Drivestream, a leading Oracle Platinum Partner where he played a key role in the company’s rapid rise to become a leading Oracle Cloud Applications (SaaS) partner, and helped lead the successful partnership with the global services leader Wipro Ltd. When he can find down time Fal enjoys reading science fiction novels and trying to get his kids to appreciate his comic book collection. He can be found on Twitter @falsarkar.
Sandeep V. Gouni
Sandeep Gouni is Astute’s Upgrade specialist and leads all our Integration and Upgrade projects. He also plays a major role in defining Astute’s continuing strategic technical direction.Sandeep began his career as a certified Oracle consultant and brings in 10 years of PeopleSoft experience to Astute. In these years, he has worked on numerous complex implementation projects for multi-currency and multi-language organizations across different continents. His technical proficiency is due to his exposure to diverse industries like Healthcare, Hospitality, Finance and Manufacturing. He has worked with clients like Hilton Hotels Corp., Stanford University, Kaiser Permanente, Broadcom, and BP.
With over 18 years experience in IT consulting and project management experience in ERP, I have executed complex PeopleSoft ERP upgrades and global rollouts in Peoplesoft Human Capital Management and Finance/Supply Chain across the globe. Leading onsite, offshore, technical, qa and functional ERP implementation teams, my experience spans across HR, Insurance, retail, manufacturing (SCM) and finance industries.
With solid experience in designing and developing integrations between ERP systems, I have worked for many leading fortune 500 clients in the US and APAC regions. I have strong skills in estimation, pricing, negotiation, risk management and people management and have played multiple roles in my career like Project Manager, PeopleSoft Consultant, Technical Lead, etc.
Skills and Specialties Summary:
Project Management Elite certified consultant from Wipro Ltd.
Enterprise application design and integration architect
Application security and Data privacy solutions for ERP systems.
RFP Presentations, Pricing, Contract Negotiations, Pre-sales
Project Delivery Management
Estimation and Resource Planning
Certified Recruiter and Interviewer
Certified in ITIL and QA methodologies
HCM and PeopleSoft Certified
Madhumita Bhaskar is a senior PeopleSoft consultant. As an Oracle certified PeopleSoft developer, she has experience working for clients in different industries including, finance, public sector, midstream, IT and others, and has been a key consultant for various implementation and support projects for customers of PeopleSoft HCM, ESA and FSCM. Her interests include Test Automation, PS Fluid, Product Design and Development, Conducting online/live demos, giving presentations and imparting training to various user groups. She is active in designing, building and implementing PeopleSoft solutions by understanding customer needs while keeping tabs on PeopleSoft application specifics and latest enhancements
Tanvi has over 7 years of experience in the field of Information Technology in Delivery, Consulting and Product development.
As part of Astute Business Solutions, she leads various business initiatives, client interactions and IT consulting engagements. Her focus has primarily been partnering with clients to address their test automation needs by helping them define, strategize, plan and implement an end to end automation solution.
Her consulting experience includes 4 years as a PeopleSoft Functional Consultant for upgrade and implementation projects, collaborating with offshore and onsite stakeholders and providing functional solutions to address business pain points.
She is an engineer with a Master’s in Business Administration and is also currently pursuing her MS in Engineering Management
Key Skills: IT Consulting, Functional Analysis & Design, PeopleSoft Upgrades and Implementations, Product Development, Testing, Training, Pre-Sales