Robert is a founder and Managing Director for Vistrada. He brings over 25 years of operating, consulting and venture leadership experience to our clients. Robert co-founded the company to allow operational, energetic and entrepreneurial spirited people to help clients build strong companies and deliver on key programs. Robert has focused on developing an agile delivery team with proven consulting skills and operational expertise. He believes that we must help clients plan appropriately but execute and “iterate to perfection”.
Robert developed his professional expertise with over 10 years at Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) building his career around fortune 100 companies. He resigned from Accenture to work with early stage companies at Katalyst, a venture accelerator. As a Principal at Katalyst, Robert covered the technology and sales leadership roles for several portfolio companies in North America and Europe. Robert then ventured out to create Vistrada in 2007 during the most challenging period of the US economy especially for startups.
Robert sits on the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) Advisory Board at the University at Albany. He is also the Economic Advisor to the Universal Hip Hop Museum (UHHM) scheduled to launch in 2023. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University at Albany.
James provides technology leadership to Vistrada across technology service delivery, software, and infrastructure. James brings more than 25 years of experience executing technology analysis, delivery, and operations for companies from startups of less than 10 employees to Fortune 50 corporations. James has held previous leadership roles as a CTO at Alliance Life Sciences Consulting Group, CTO at Adjility Consulting, Managing Consultant at Curam, a Director at Adjoined Consulting (acquired by Capgemini), Vice-President at Digital Demographics, and Senior Manager at Accenture. James holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Jason manages Vistrada’s alliance efforts, maintaining and growing relationships with the various vendors and partners of the firm. Jason leads Vistrada’s Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) practice with over 10 years of experience in the field. Jason’s experience began working abroad for BWise (Nasdaq) before taking a role at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles helping manage their GRC program. Jason’s career brought him to Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) serving as a subject matter expert for BWise, implementing a broad list of other GRC technologies, and co-authored the firms nationally adopted implementation methodology. The unique combination of BWise, industry, and Big 4 experience has given Jason the skills to engage with clients early in their GRC journey. Jason’s expertise helps customers to evaluate GRC readiness, assess technology vendors, and establish a program governance framework. In addition to providing the foundation building blocks of effective GRC programs, Jason’s proficiency in technology implementation, post go live evaluation and support have enabled Jason to give his customers the tools to be successful with their GRC initiatives. Jason holds a bachelors degree with a major in Accounting from the University of South Carolina and is a veteran of the US Navy.
John is an accomplished information technology leader with 20+ years of consulting, outsourcing and broad industry experience solutioning, selling and executing complex IT initiatives. John has also served as a trusted advisor, industry SME and key collaborator for clients, senior executives and research firms (CBE/Gartner), providing insights and thought leadership into strategic planning efforts. John has held previous leadership roles as Senior Vice President of IT Infrastructure at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Senior Manager within Accenture’s Technology Consulting practice serving dozens of Fortune 500 clients. His focus areas include IT Strategy, Risk Management, Finance Management, Technology Portfolio Management, Infrastructure Architecture, Solution Engineering, Cloud Automation and Outsourcing. John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the Johns Hopkins University.
Chris leads our BI / Analytic practice. Chris has over 10 years of experience in creating dynamic full stack solution to multi-dimensional problems. With an eye towards design and detail understanding of the complex data relationships he excels in delivering actionable intelligence to the BI/Data Visualization landscape. Chris is well versed in all aspects of software development and has led multinational/multi discipline teams to deliver solutions in scope and on time. Creating solutions to answer complex questions is key in all of the solutions he delivers. Chris holds a bachelors degree from Virginia Tech majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies.
Ron leads Vistrada’s Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Imaging practice. Ron has a long running history of extensive experience in project management, enterprise application development, network engineering and system architecture for government, agencies and companies in the financial services and pharmaceutical space. Combining industry expertise and technology knowledge, Ron has assisted large organizations with specialized design and deployment of top tier ECM, Imaging and workflow platforms with a variety of other technologies. Ron has provided expertise focused on realizing true ROI on numerous projects for large companies and government agencies over the last 20 years.