Leadership

Abhishek Pandey
Vice President, Services
"Unlike others, we actually stick around to implement what we recommend. We sweat the details, to ensure the results are achieved."

Abhishek manages large-scale global procurement transformation programs. He is a seasoned supply chain professional with a strong focus on strategic sourcing, optimization of supplier network, low cost country sourcing, procurement process outsourcing and procurement organization restructuring. He has worked across multiple domains (including CPG, pharma, and industrial products) and across continents. Prior to joining GEP, Abhishek worked with Capgemini, Ernst & Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

He has an MBA degree from Wake Forest University and an engineering degree from IIT Roorkee. He also holds a CPIM certification from APICS.

Al Girardi
Vice President, Marketing
"GEP doesn't ask customers to believe that good things will happen. We demonstrate real value out-of-the gate. That's what 'Saving is Believing' means."

Al has two decades of experience building and leading successful global marketing teams in the B2B arena, including IT products and services, professional and business services, financial services, business process outsourcing and cloud-based software (SaaS). He comes to GEP from Innodata Isogen, where he was Vice President, Marketing, and Chief Marketing Officer for nine years. His areas of expertise include brand strategy and positioning, marketing communications, public relations, web and digital marketing, as well as demand and lead generation.

Al graduated from Northwestern University with a MSJ in Marketing and Media Management, and Vassar College with a BA in History.

Badri Narayanan
Global Vice President, Shared Services
"Progressive people practices make great business sense"

Badri is the Global Vice President (Shared Services), managing the Human Resources function for GEP. He has over 15 years’ experience across the areas of Business Consulting, Sales Support, Business Operations, Resource Management, HR advisory, HR operations, and Process management and control.

Prior to joining GEP, Badri served as a Vice President in Accenture’s HR organization, responsible for the Planning & Forecasting function for the Company. Earlier, he also served in various capacities in Accenture’s India HR team, and earlier still, in their Consulting and Technology businesses.

Badri holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering from BITS Pilani, and a Business Management degree from XLRI Jamshedpur.

Biju Mohan
Vice President, Consulting

Biju is a Vice President of consulting at GEP. Based out of our NJ office, he has led several large scale strategic sourcing programs. He is currently leading the consulting engagement for one of the largest biotechnology companies in the world.

Biju has over 15 years of management consulting experience having worked with clients across industries located in US, Europe and Asia. During this time, he has led and managed large supply chain transformation projects for several organizations in the consumer goods and retail sector.

Prior to joining GEP, Biju was a Senior Manager in the strategy consulting practice at A.T. Kearney responsible for managing several large scale engagements with multiple clients in India. Earlier, he also was a manager with Accenture in their consulting group.

Biju has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta and a BS in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai.

Binayak Shrestha
Vice President, Services
"If there's one thing we're obsessed about it's trying to 'wow' our clients with every interaction."

As one of the key members of the Consulting team, Binayak is responsible for large-scale strategic engagements, delivering sustainable cost savings and process improvement across various industries. He has extensive experience working with many Fortune 500 corporations. He is a seasoned professional in the field of supply chain and indirect spend management and is a recognized leader in procurement transformation, change management, and people development. Bin is based out of Clark, New Jersey. Prior to joining GEP, he was a Market Maker in the transportation and corporate services verticals at FreeMarkets Inc., where he focused on strategic client engagements in the US and in Europe. Before FreeMarkets Inc, he worked at Smith Barney. He was recently selected as a "2009 Pro to Know" by Supply and Demand Chain Executive magazine for demonstrating leadership during times of economic crisis. Bin has earned his B.A. in Economics from Franklin and Marshall College.

Bruce Marshall
Vice President, Services

Bruce is a Vice President at GEP and an expert on sourcing and procurement strategies in the information technology and telecommunications sectors.

With over 30 years of experience, Bruce served in executive positions at several private companies and has been a leader at A.T. Kearney and EDS. Bruce has led global consulting assignments across multiple industries and in all areas of High Tech & Communications including procurement strategy/design, strategic sourcing, customer service, sustainability and M&A activity.  Former Fortune 500 clients include: AT&T, Becton Dickinson, Bell Canada, FedEx, Lucent, New York City Transit Authority, Queensland Rail, Telstra, Time Inc., and Verizon.  

Prior to joining GEP, Bruce served as a Vice President/Sr. Principal at A.T. Kearney. Bruce earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire. He has authored several articles on outsourcing telecommunications operations. Bruce has volunteered substantial time to youth and church activities and has served in many leadership positions.

Chetan Rangaswamy
Vice President, Consulting

As a Vice President for Consulting at GEP and part of the Global Leadership Team, Chetan is responsible for leading key strategic accounts. He has managed multiple, large scale supply chain engagements for many private sector clients and brings in more than 15 years of consulting and industry experience.  Chetan has spent most of his consulting career delivering cost-reducing transformation projects in retail, manufacturing and automotive industries. He has extensive experience in helping clients with working capital and cost-driven improvements. 

Chetan’s specialties include large account management, strategic sourcing, category management, ERP/procurement systems, and procure-to-pay process design.  He has also authored several papers focused on procurement transformation.  

Chetan is a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) and an alumnus of Ohio University with degrees in engineering and business. He also serves as a board member and special advisor to MG Charities. 

Dhananjay Nagalkar
Vice President, Technology
"As we see it, technology should be so easy to use, so intuitive, that it's almost invisible to the user."

As Vice President of Technology, Dhananjay drives Integrated eProcurement platform roadmap, development & operations at GEP. He leads the development of innovative, simple and intuitive platform, delivered as subscription based "Software-as-a-Service". Prior to joining GEP, He was Core Team Leader for Intel Corporation, responsible for delivering IP / Telco servers based on latest Intel processors. During his ten years at Intel, he assumed various roles developing and delivering cutting edge solutions in telecommunications, voice-over-IP and speech processing. Prior to Intel, Dhananjay led the development of Intelligent Network framework for Telecom switches at Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT), India's premier R&D company.

Dhananjay earned an MBA from Cornell University with specialization in General Management. He holds Master of Technology in Electronics from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics from Visveswaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur with top rankings. He also holds two US patents for his work at Intel.

Jagadish Turimella
Chief Operating Officer, Chief Technology Officer
"I didn't have a childhood dream of going into procurement. But seeing how challenging yet rewarding it can be to an organization, I never want to do anything else."

As GEP Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Jagadish "JT" Turimella leads the consulting practice and manages the company's operational functions. Under his leadership, the company has grown into a leading procurement consulting, outsourcing and technology firm that has won many industry accolades for growth and great client work. For his leadership within GEP and in the broader supply chain field, JT has been named one of the "Pros to Know," a list of top industry professionals, by the Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

Prior to joining GEP, he was a senior manager within the operational and pharmaceutical practice at A.T. Kearney. JT has held various management positions at the Option Clearing Corporation and Intergraph Corporation. At Intergraph Corporation, he was responsible for creating new software products and developing and executing go-to-market strategies.

JT received his MBA with high honors from the University of Chicago. He also holds an M.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, both from Clemson University. He also serves as an Advisory Board Member at Clemson's Department of Computer Science.

Mahesh Pathak
Vice President, Technology

As a Vice President of Technology at GEP, Mahesh leads product engineering, quality assurance, deployment and support of GEP's procure-to-pay product suite.

Mahesh has over two decades of extensive experience in developing solutions and frameworks in the BFSI, telecom and ecommerce space. He has successfully led many large system integration and outsourcing programs for several multinational clients across diverse geographies like USA, Europe, ASEAN and India.

Prior to joining GEP, Mahesh was a Managing Director with Accenture's Financial Services practice for its India delivery center.

Mahesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Mumbai University.

Marcy Bucci
Vice President & Head of Market Intelligence

As Vice President and Head of Market Intelligence, Center of Excellence at GEP, Marcy looks after GEP’s Advisory Services to support strategic decision making for clients. She has managed over 100 supply chain and procurement intelligence assignments in her career so far, ranging from business process improvement and effectiveness to strategic supply chain design for multinational clients.

Marcy’s areas of expertise include procurement intelligence and integration of procurement intelligence with sourcing. She also has experience in business process reengineering, performance improvement and sourcing excellence, supply chain design and optimization, strategic cost reduction across various industries.

Prior to joining GEP, Marcy was working with Beroe, where she developed the firm’s go-to-market strategy for industry specific intelligence services and established its global business development organization. Before Beroe, Marcy has worked at Gartner and IBM Global Services in executive roles.

Marcy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Information Systems and an MBA from Pennsylvania State University.

Matthew Bardell
Vice President, Services, Europe

Matthew manages strategic global accounts headquartered in Europe. He has deep experience of supply chain strategy, operations and change management as well as procurement, both as a consultant and within industry.Matthew has worked with blue-chip clients across the commercial, financial and public sectors. Prior to GEP, he worked at BearingPoint and Celerant Consulting in London and across Europe. He has specific experience in automotive, chemicals, FMCG, life sciences, manufacturing, paper and print, and retail industries, as well as retail banking and healthcare.

Matthew has a Ph.D. in Medieval Literature and Philosophy from Cambridge University. He speaks French, German and Spanish.

Mita Gupta
Vice President, Global Business Development

As Vice President of global business development, Mita is responsible for the strategy and growth of GEP's end-to-end services business. She brings deep experience in business process transformation, procurement and growth strategy. Prior to joining GEP, she was part of the co-founding team and general manager at Procurian, where she had P&L responsibility for key client services and she led large business development initiatives to build the business globally. In prior roles, Mita was a consultant at A.T. Kearney, and senior project manager at Strategic Management Group.

Mita earned her MBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and her BS in marketing and multinational management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Neha Desai Shah
Executive Vice President of Business Development & Co-founder
"We measure our success on results delivered, not on our name recognition."

As Executive Vice President of Business Development at GEP, Neha guides the company's growth initiatives by building and managing relationships with strategic customers and leading full-scale consulting engagements. Prior to joining GEP, Neha was a consultant at Accenture where she worked on a variety of sales, marketing and R&D engagements for Fortune 100 companies. She also assisted in the development of Accenture's Pharmaceutical and Medical Practices' eCommerce venture strategy. Before that, she was an associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Neha received her MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with distinction. She also has a Bachelors degree in Finance from the Wharton School.

Roopa Gandhi
President & Co-founder
"Work hard. Play harder."

Roopa's role as the President of GEP involves overseeing the company's day-to-day activities, as well as managing the company's public sector practice. Prior to forming GEP, Roopa served as the director of business development for Novo Nordisk, identifying, assessing and negotiating new business opportunities. Before that, as a management consultant with A.T. Kearney, she led strategic sourcing and spend management engagements for Fortune 100 companies. A licensed pharmacist, Roopa has held various positions in R&D and technical sales at Rhone Poulenc (now Rhodia) and at Hoechst, spanning various aspects of manufacturing, packaging, and quality assurance.

Roopa earned an MBA from the University of Chicago, an M.S. with highest honors in Industrial Pharmacy from Long Island University, and a B.S. in Pharmacy from Bombay University.

Santosh Katakol
Vice President, Technology
"Have you considered one platform for all of your procurement needs?"

As Vice President of Technology at GEP, Santosh leads the Spend Analysis and Asia Technology Operations. Prior to joining GEP, he was instrumental in setting up the CP Ships' Asia-based Global Delivery Center. Before moving to Asia, he held various management roles at CP Ships in the US and was responsible for product engineering, cross-platform integration and lead the engineering development centers in US and UK. Previously he worked on technology strategy and product development for Supply Chain, Telecommunications and Financial Industries at organizations such as Archents, Verizon, Kforce and Decision Consultants.

Santosh received his MBA with top honors from University of South Florida. He also holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from USF and a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from Bangalore University.

Shankar Iyer
Vice President, Global Delivery

As a Vice President for Global Delivery at GEP, Shankar manages delivery of consulting and procurement outsourcing services to all our clients. Shankar has over 21 years of global delivery experience, working with several multinational banks, financial services and consulting organizations in leadership roles. He has worked in diverse geographies like India, Japan, UK, USA & Germany, focusing on delivering business outcomes across lines of business.

Prior to joining GEP, Shankar was a Managing Director with Accenture's Global Delivery Network based out of India, and was leading large and complex delivery portfolios. He has driven the creation of industry-focused offerings for clients and organization building activities focused on developing global talent. Shankar has been a speaker and panelist in several industry and campus events on risk management, outsourcing and other related topics.

Shankar holds a degree in Engineering with a specialization in Computer Science.

Stephen Bucalo
Vice President, Energy & Utilities
"We focus on facts, analyses and strategies to drive decisions."

Steve Bucalo provides specialized supply chain advisory services, formulates business strategies and implements change which creates competitive advantage for many Fortune 500 companies and leading public sector enterprises. He leads client consulting teams that have produced over $5 billion of strategically sourced contracts for materials, equipment and services.

Prior to joining GEP, Steve was a Vice President of AT Kearney and a Partner with Ernst & Young. He holds an MBA from Long Island University and a BS in Economics from Manhattan College.

Dr. Subhash Makhija
Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder
"Our formula is very simple: Bring in amazing talent who will delight our customers."

As the Chief Executive Officer of GEP, Subhash has been instrumental in guiding GEP into one of the fastest growing technology, consulting and outsourcing companies in the U.S. by building a cohesive global leadership team, simplified technology and a list of Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies as customers. Prior to co-founding GEP, he led strategy, supply chain, procurement and global outsourcing engagements at Accenture. Before joining Accenture, he worked at Hoechst Celanese.

Subhash earned a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Polytechnic University, an MBA with highest honors from the University of Chicago, and an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island. His undergraduate degree is from the University Department of Chemical Technology (UDCT), Bombay. He also holds three US Patents.

Suresh Vishvanathan
Global Vice President, Sales
"Our sales organization is a highly energized and passionate team that holds customer delight as our primary goal."

As Global Vice President of Sales, Suresh leads GEP's global sales organization for technology as well as services. He is responsible for building and retaining GEP's customer base for the procurement technology solutions.

Suresh joins us from Zycus, Inc. where he was Regional Vice President of North America Sales. He has 20 years of sales experience in the Enterprise Software, Telecommunications and IT Industries in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific in which over 10 years has been in the Procurement Technology business in US and Europe. He's also worked at Parametric Technology Corporation and ADC Communications.

Suresh graduated from the University of Madras with a B.E. in Electrical and Electronics and also has an MBA in Marketing from India.

Thomas Gallagher
Vice President, Services
"It's easy to talk about savings, and easy to promise. But the only thing that counts is actually realizing the bottom-line savings."

Based in North America, Tom serves as a Vice President for Consulting services with a focus on delivering significant client savings on MRO and Capital projects. In his current role, he is focused on the sales and delivery of Procurement Transformation solutions to clients in a wide range of industries and is also leading multiple client projects on indirect material and strategic sourcing.

An operations executive with extensive government, industry and consulting experience in the Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Steel and Chemical industries, Tom's areas of expertise include Procurement, Strategic Sourcing, Procurement Outsourcing, Supply Chain Management and MRO Management.

He has more than 35 years of experience and has worked in various roles with companies like EDS, A.T. Kearney, Grumman Aerospace and the U.S. Navy. Tom has a BA in Economics from the DeSales University and an MBA in Organization & Management from the Temple University.

Tom is also the Author of a white paper "MRO Procurement: A Primer for Success".

Tony Tringale
Vice President, Services
"Real savings are tangible, measurable and actionable - anything short of that is imaginary savings."

As Vice President Tony Tringale helps clients achieve real savings through delivery and adoption and procurement best practices and technology.

He has more than 20 years of procurement transformation experience working for clients in a variety of industries including telecommunications and media, high tech, as well as several clients in the public sector.

Tony earned a BS in Engineering from VA Tech and his MBA from Fayetteville State University. He worked with Accenture prior to joining GEP.

Tunir Chatterjee
Vice President, Services
"As a global company, we have the ability to tap into global talent from India to Mexico, London to New York."

Tunir leads GEP's  Consulting operations in India. He spearheads strategic client management, and sourcing and operations improvement program delivery at key clients in India and other geographies. Additionally, he coaches and mentors consultants and promotes learning and thought leadership within the firm.

Prior to joining GEP, Tunir was with Accenture's Chicago office where he led strategy and transformation engagements across industries at Fortune 100 corporations. Before joining Accenture, he spent several years with Siemens Healthcare in the US in the company's R&D and Product Development functions.

Tunir holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and an undergraduate degree in Computer Science & Engineering.

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