Mani Rajendran: President & CEO
Mani Rajendran Founded Smarc Technologies In 1996 To Help Corporations Handle The Y2K Issues And Also Promote ERP Based Applications, Particularly SAP. Today, Smarc Technologies Primarily Focuses On ERP, Big Data, App Dev, Dashboards And Systems Integration. Mani Brings 30+ Years Of Direct Experience In Technlogy Solutions, And Is Responsible For The Vision And Direction Of Smarc Technologies. His Business Acumen And Strong Affinity To Build Trusted Relationships With His Employees And Clients Has Seen Smarc Flourish Over The Past 15 Years. Prior To Smarc, Mr. Rajendran Was The Vice President For LaserTech, Where He Was Responsible For The Business Operations And Delivery. Mani Holds A Master's Degree From Fort Hays State University
Surya Kotha: Executive Vice President
With 15 years of enriched experience in the ERP ecosystem, Surya Kotha heads Client Engagement at Smarc Technologies. Surya brings exceptional experience in defining our great value proposition and delivering ERP solutions for quick ROI. Surya has built various SAP custom component products and is a part of many SAP innovation product ideas with various senior executives in the SAP Organization. He is consistently creating ideas in building Rapid Deployment Solutions (RDS) and go-to-market strategies for SAP products. Surya is also actively involved in charitable organizations that improve education and self-empowerment. Surya holds SAP Certifications in multiple technical areas such as ABAP, XI/PI, BI, SAP Connectors, Workflow, Upgrade, ASAP and functional areas like SD, PM, FI, MM, PLM, CRM.
Sagar Pawar: Executive Director - Offshore Delivery
Sagar, has over 16 years of Consulting, Management and SAP experience in the FMCG, Manufacturing, Retail and IT industries. Prior to joining the Smarc Leadership Team as a Director (Offshore Delivery), Sagar has held the position of Senior Project Manager at Apple. He has successfully implemented multiple end-to end processes in global supply chain and Service Management (Customer Service) worldwide. He has effectively delivered and executed business critical solutions for multi-million dollar projects in US, Brazil, China, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Germany, Singapore, Canada and Japan. Sagar has been recognized as a highly strategic, innovative and business oriented Leader with Functional and Technical Expertise. He holds SAP certification in Sales distribution and Material management module
Allen Gray: Advisor to Smarc Technologies
Mr. Gray is the President/CEO of the ASG Group The ASG Group is the holding company for several organizations for which Mr. Gray is either a majority or minority shareholder. These organizations provide consulting services across a diverse range of industries. Prior to his current role, Mr. Gray served a Director of Supplier Diversity and Manager of Purchasing Systems and Operation Specialist for Navistar International. Prior to that, Mr. Gray was the Purchasing Manager for Navistar International and also performed in the role of Director of Operations for Assembly & Machining. Mr. Gray brings extensive knowledge in the manufacturing and supplier diversity areas to Smarc as a member of our Advisory Council and will work closely with the business development practice.
Arshad brings with him more than a decade’s worth of leadership experience in the Recruiting and client relationship management areas. Prior to joining Smarc tech, Arshad has worked with CMM level 5 companies. He has been instrumental in setting up our India operations and has helped establish Smarc tech as one of the leading ERP service providers in the US, UK and India regions. Arshad leads a highly skilled and supportive team that acts as a liaison between sales and delivery management and helps identify hard-to-find, just-in-time consultants. His strengths are working with social and professional communities and advanced Internet to build a solid network.
Arshad holds a Masters in International Business (HR) from India.
Rick Wright: Executive Vice President - Operations
Rick Wright brings more than 15 years of ERP experience and expertise in large project execution for High-Tech and Retail industries. He has specialized experience with upgrades, OS/DB Migrations, large system performance, tax systems, real-estate management, and AP processes, among others. At Smarc, Rick is responsible for theProject Office organization, monitoring and successful delivery of all Smarc's projects. Rick was instrumental in building Smarc's ASAP focused project implementation methodology based on industry best practices. Prior to joining Smarc, Rick held senior management positions at Apple, Sony Electronics, Adobe, and several high-tech startups. Rick holds a degree in Business/Computer Science from UC San Diego.
Venkat Kiran: Vice President - Director of Delivery
With 15 years of direct working experience working with complex systems, abd providing top shelf resources for and sourcing large projects from everything from ERP implenmentations to large scale MDM project, Venkat is the center-piece of execution excellence for Smarc. He consistenly provides right-fit resources and delivers projects on time and on budget for some ot the most demading organizations in the world. Venkat has multiple certification in SAP and has worked closedly with Smarc technology for the past 15 years. His capabilities and delivery model spreads across the entire depth and breath of the organization, provding our firm with the agility and flexibility to become leaders in several areas of a very competitive space. As a result of his leadership , Smarc is a best in class consultacy.
O. Toni Randle: Executive Director - Business Development
O. Toni Randle provides 20 years experience in Information Systems Management, Information Systems Integration, Enterprise Sales, Marketing and Business Development and leads the Business Development practice for Smarc. Having worked with both the Fortune 100 and boutique firms on both sides of procurement, Toni understands the dynamics of providing end to end solutions in the areas of systems integration, network design and management and project management. Toni has a proven track record in both the sales and delivery in a diverse range of industries, providing direct solutions to the Fortune 500. Before joining Smarc, Toni served as acting CEO for a boutique staffing firm. Toni's education is from the University of Illinois-Chicago in the major fields of Business & Social Psychology
Bill Stratton: Advisor to Smarc Technologies
With over 20 years of executive search experience, Mr. Stratton is responsible forbusiness development, engagement strategy and research at White, Roberts & Stratton, Inc. His broad network and executive search expertise in the areas of general management, finance, IT, marketing and human resources assists him in conducting senior level searches globally. As an advisor to Smarc, Mr. Stratton provides valuable insight in talent acquisition, client retention, new business development and resource planning. Mr. Stratton is the Chairman of the University of Illinois Alumni Association, an Associate member of the National Black MBA Association, and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.