Vijay Murthy, Partner

"Great things in business are never done by one person.
They're done by a team of people."

Vijay Murthy, Partner

"Great things in business are never done by one person.
They're done by a team of people."
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Accomplished executive with over 30 years of experience defining and managing strategic initiatives.

Leadership Experience
• CIO for line of business within services organization with annual revenue in excess of $5B. Direct responsibility for all information technology functions with team of 25 at 2 locations. Reduced workforce by 25% while increasing client base in the same time. Responsible for identifying and driving operational efficiencies resulting in annual savings of $6M.
• Managed all engineering activities for a software organization with annual revenue over $20M. Product facilitated e-commerce for digital communication services. Successfully deployed several releases of software platform with a team of 18 software engineers.
• Developed off-shore vendor relationships including business case, partner evaluation, contract negotiation, start-up and ongoing management. Defined criteria for project selection, model for project start-up and metrics for management of relationship.
• Directed process re-engineering for development and release functions at a software product subsidiary.
• Initiated and managed offshore vendor application management contracts. Defined and negotiated SLAs. Monitored performance using governance board and dashboard for key metrics.
• Founding partner of software consulting and development organization in India.
Leadership Experience
• CIO for line of business within services organization with annual revenue in excess of $5B. Direct responsibility for all information technology functions with team of 25 at 2 locations. Reduced workforce by 25% while increasing client base in the same time. Responsible for identifying and driving operational efficiencies resulting in annual savings of $6M.
• Managed all engineering activities for a software organization with annual revenue over $20M. Product facilitated e-commerce for digital communication services. Successfully deployed several releases of software platform with a team of 18 software engineers.
• Developed off-shore vendor relationships including business case, partner evaluation, contract negotiation, start-up and ongoing management. Defined criteria for project selection, model for project start-up and metrics for management of relationship.
• Directed process re-engineering for development and release functions at a software product subsidiary.
• Initiated and managed offshore vendor application management contracts. Defined and negotiated SLAs. Monitored performance using governance board and dashboard for key metrics.
• Founding partner of software consulting and development organization in India.
Technology Strategy & Product Development
• Defined product strategy for software targeted at county administration. Developed business case and recruited strategic partner for development. Responsible for product development and client implementations.
• Developed ISO-9001 certification road-map for publicly traded SaaS company. Program manager for implementation, technology selection, SOP and WI documentation, training and HR processes.
• Directed the development of a compliance product for financial services. Managed vendor relations, marketing, sales and ongoing product evolution. Responsible for firm’s media appearances on the subject.
• Responsible for developing and driving the technology strategy for $50+M line of business. Developing technology road-map to improve escheatment service offerings to client states.
• Led development of IT strategy for a $55B Pensions and Investments organization. Project involved development of balanced scorecard, project portfolio rationalization and development of technical architecture. Reduced project cost by 20%.
• Assisted in definition of platform for wealth management advisers.
• Developed Data Warehousing strategies for the claims area of two regional managed care companies with more than 4.5 million insured lives.
• Developed the technology architecture for application portfolio, cost models, and transition plans for a global pharmaceutical corporation.
• Developed strategy and requirements for Service Oriented solution for multiple divisions of a global educational content organization.
Major Systems Integrations
• Managed project to address data quality issues in customer data for global financial information organization.
• Managed data conversion, testing and deployment of CRM system to 1.5 million customers of a regional utility with expected productivity gains of 30% for customer interactions.
• Managed roll-out of Oracle Financials software for a global financial organization with over 90,000 rows in the annual budget system with a total estimated project cost of $40M.
• Architect for a web-based training system at a global financial organization with over 150,000 employees.
• Designed and implemented budgeting systems for engineering function within $4B global high-technology organization.

Publications
• 10th Annual Report on Financial Services, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young US LLC
• Perspectives on Data Warehousing, CIMS Series Presentation, Babson College
• Using Analogies During Software Maintenance, CASE’90 International Workshop
Education
• Master of Science in Computer Information Systems, Bentley College, Waltham, Ma
• Diploma in Computer Management, Bombay University, India
• Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Bombay University, India

Other Notables
• Advisor – Technology Advisory Network, a startup incubator at Worcester Polytechnic Institute
• Virtual Judge – eCyberMission, a STEM competition for school students sponsored by the U.S. Army
• Project Management Professional (PMP)
• Working knowledge of 7 Indian languages

Case Studies — Vijay Murthy

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“We came to PPC virtually bankrupt. Our major lien holder had auctioned off our assets, however with no bidder, we were restructured into a new and rapidly failing company. Thankfully, PPC provided turnaround advisory services, and thoroughly executed their process to create tremendous value in the new company. We were undoubtedly resurrected.”

Events Marketing

CEO
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“PPC uncovered an oversight in our billing pipeline that clogged hundreds of thousands of dollars in non-accessed funding. Our project managers had no idea and you can imagine our surprise during quarterly.”

Fabrication & Textiles

CFO
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“Our ‘all-hands-on-deck’ implementation of our new platform became stagnant due to staff changeover, meanwhile our current platform was no longer covered under maintenance agreements. We were in the metaphorical rock and hard place. PPC transformed our tech environment by spearheading a complete switch to an even better platform. We saw a 31% boost in productivity that quarter alone.”

Digital & Media

CTO
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“When we first reached out to PPC, we had an operating loss on the books of $4M. After an extensive discovery & implementation period, we happily reported $0.5M in profit and a literal doubling of our revenue to $8M. I cannot overstate their role in saving our company, where we were before PPC and where we are now — night and day. They know what they’re doing.”

Telecommunications

CEO
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