After working in risk and corporate banking, Rishi found his true calling in consulting and has been solving challenging business problems since the last 20 years. These roles have given him a unique perspective on approaching customers’ use-cases, and the wisdom to bring the right teams to architect and build viable and sustainable solutions.
His passion for modeling and data became the driver, growing Syntelli Solutions to be a pioneering analytics and big-data solution provider. Rishi has assembled a high-performing team that brings deep leadership experience, hundreds of years of business experience, and skilled technologists who orchestrate impressive solutions for our clients. As a result, Syntelli Solutions has garnered several awards for being one of the fastest growing companies and best places to work, in addition to several other accolades won by its executives.
Rishi is also the Founding Chair of the Analytics & Big Data Society (ABDS), which contributes to the community by Using Data for Social Good. The ABD Society forms a community where corporates, practitioners, and educational institutions come together to share ideas, experiences, and use-cases. Rishi serves on many different advisory boards, enjoys playing chess with his son, and hiking with family and friends.
Frank brings a proven track record to Syntelli. He’s known as a specialist in designing and executing IT strategies focused on growing businesses. His experience focuses on enhancing the customer experience and simplifying automated business processes. He’s also recognized for large-scale business transformations, big data solutions and application portfolio rationalization, which have business impacts worth millions of dollars.
He is passionate about using big data as a strategic tool that makes businesses more competitive. His mantra: “Data-driven companies will win the fight for a bigger market share.”
His big data experience spans three disciplines:
- Data analytics solutions that provide insights and transform organizations into data-driven cultures.
- The use of big data in business processes, which change conversations with customers in real time.
- Opportunities for companies to create and monetize new data products.
Frank’s life away from the office focuses on community work. He currently serves on the boards of three Charlotte-based organizations:
- IT-ology, an IT career development organization (Chairman of Charlotte branch).
- Opera Carolina, a professional performance, and education organization (Vice Chairman)
- A Child’s Place, a welfare organization for homeless young people (Executive Committee member).
Frank lives in the Charlotte area on Lake Norman with his wife and three children. He recently started a new sport: wake surfing.
Shikha has two decades of experience delivering advanced IT solutions. Her focus was on big data, long before anyone called it ‘big data’. Ever since, her experience has grown within the industry, in data and data analytics, master data management, and architecting Big Data Solutions for her clients.
She believes in using big data for social good and is actively involved in the community as board member of the Analytics & Big Data Society in Charlotte. Shikha is also on the communications advisory committee of SIM Charlotte, and is owner of the largest data visualization and data science meetup in Charlotte.
When she’s not building dynamite IT solutions, she likes to travel and paint.
Mohana brings more than 13 years of business development, pre-sales, account management and program management experience to his work. He has a strong technology background and has worked in the banking, insurance and telecom industries.
Mohana holds an MBA in Marketing, Managerial Analytics, and Finance from Kellogg School of Management. He lives in Charlotte with his family.
He is owner of one U.S. Patent, a Spotfire certified professional and trainer, and holds Google Adwords and Analytics certifications.
Whether it’s a simple data visualization or a highly intricate system, Dennis applies this “data first” approach in designing any of his solutions. He says, “The solution that you come up with will only be as good as your data and your understanding of it”.
When Dennis isn’t breaking down large datasets, you can find him spending time with his wife, 16-month-old baby girl (#TheDennistator aka #AmoryKim), and 9-year-old chihuahua (#TheMiles aka #Miley). He is especially proud of his growing collection of guitars.
Ruben resides in Birmingham, Alabama and when he isn’t collaborating and engaging in meaningful conversations with customers, you will find him playing golf, cooking a paella or spending time at the beach with his wife, and dog Romeo.
Riddhi brings extensive experience across the entire Solution Delivery Lifecycle. This experience includes responsibilities for requirements through design and delivery, extending into project, program, and portfolio management. Her focus includes creating custom Agility training curriculums for technology, business, and leadership, setting up domestic and international coaching practices, and establishing enterprise-wide COEs while leading people and teams through Lean-Agile transformation.
She is the founder and chair for Women in Agile, Charlotte Metro group, which focuses on bringing women and allies together to learn and share all things Agility. Riddhi is a big champion for Women in STEM and STEAM. She has been the Global Women in Technology lead at her firm and is a mentor at a local nonprofit. In these roles, she strives to set the PACE: Promote women’s aspirations, Align through increased awareness, teach Collaboration and Educate women.
Riddhi’s corporate experience includes making impacts at Vanguard, Sungard, TIAA-CREF, AIG, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and now Syntelli. She is a sought-after keynote speaker in the field of Agility and Women development. She continues to volunteer at various cultural and diversity initiatives across the industry.
In addition to her many corporate achievements, Riddhi is a lifestyle blogger, wife, and mother of two kids. Her mantra for life is to believe in your passions, cultivate the drive to achieve them, and take risks while pursuing them.
When Susan is not at work, she enjoys her family time with her two children, a round of golf, match of volleyball, a cook out with family and friends or traveling to and experiencing a new place.
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When Ashmika is not extracting information from data, you can find her belly dancing.
His current role is a data analyst and sales support team member, who is working on Tableau conversions and sales of our consulting services.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Data Visualization and Analytics Certificate from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
He is a Charlotte native, who enjoys his spare time playing disc-golf as well as recreational golf.
When Aquino is not providing solutions or creating powerful visualizations, you can find him spending time with his lovely wife and his three girls or recording music in the music studio.
Prior to working at Syntelli, Brian had experience in healthcare and manufacture industry. Brian holds 4 degrees in different fields from universities:
Bachelor of Science in MIS from University of Arizona
Bachelor of Art in Applied Mathematics from University of Arizona
MBA and Master of Science in Business Intelligence from University of Denver
By having all these educational backgrounds, Brian can view the same problem from different perspectives and seek for the optimized solutions that fit for all.
Brian is originally from China and has been in the United States for over 14 years, he is fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese. He has hosted and lead Power BI users training in both languages for different user groups.
When Brian is not playing with data, the best chance you can find him is his kitchen, or he must be busy playing with lovely 2 cats and 1 dog.
When he isn’t coding, you can find him spending time with his family, and kids.
Jeff is a Certified Scrum Master and holds technical certifications from Amazon, Tibco, and Oracle. He also has completed 30 hours of Graduate Level courses in addition to having 20+ training credentials from organizations including Edx, Udemy, LinkedIn Learning, and Coursera, among others.
Jeff is a veteran of the Army Reserves where he was enlisted for six years as an IT Specialist.
Jeff is a dedicated and proud father and has a school aged son and fraternal twin toddlers. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, ultimate frisbee, and video games.
When Kevin is not building models, you can find him chasing trophy bass, deer in the woods, freshly fallen powder or the perfect wave.
In his past time he listens to rock music and spends time cruising his bike exploring new places and cities.
Matt received a B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature from California State University, Los Angeles, an M.A. in Chinese Language Pedagogy from Indiana University, and an Ed.M. in Applied Linguistics, Second Language Assessment from Columbia University. He is certified in Power BI, Tableau, Spotfire, and RapidMiner.
When Matt is not wrangling data or creating award-winning visualizations he loves spending time with his family in the mountains and at the beach.
Prior to joining Syntelli, Kirsten spent 4 years as VP of Marketing at Healthcare Education Associates and spent another 4 years managing accounts for an advertising agency. She leverages her previous experience to help our clients in the Healthcare and Manufacturing sectors remain progressive in their thinking about what to do with their data.
When Kirsten isn’t delivering awesome projects to our clients, you can find her cheering on our local Carolina Panthers!
When Marcela isn’t being Syntelli’s very own wonder-woman, you can find her playing volleyball, hiking, cooking for friends, traveling, camping or doing yoga.
As a Data Scientist/Engineer, she has managed several successful projects building and implementing predictive models. She earned her M.S. in Data Science and Business Analytics degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
When Moyo isn’t building dynamite models, you can find her spending quality time with friends and family, reading, planning and contributing to the community.
work to extensive data analytics and risk architecture building for both Ambulatory and Inpatient sites of care. While working directly for healthcare organizations she developed solutions for strategic hospital and ambulatory initiatives and departmental analytics including Surgery, Quality/MIPS, Finance/Coding, Scorecard Development and roll out, and population health analytics for Accountable Care Organizations and Value Based Agreements.
She also spent 8 years in clinical research working on NIH funded grants and the full spectrum of drug and device clinical trials. During her tenure working directly for healthcare organizations she completed her PhD in Public Health, Epidemiology. She moved from research directly to data and analytics after completing her PhD and hasn’t looked back. Diving in she worked with Big Data companies to bring risk insights and cost savings to clinically integrated networks.
If you have questions about anything in healthcare, Sarah likely has a power point presentation on it! She spent 7 years working as adjunct faculty teaching healthcare management courses and has spoken
at several CMS conferences.
Outside of the never-ending task of keeping up with the changes and advancements in healthcare and
data, Sarah enjoys spending time with her daughters in the kitchen.
With an M.S. in Information Technology from University of North Carolina specializing in Data Analytics, he enjoys working with large amounts of data, facts, and figures and using them to make informed decisions.
When Shrey isn’t running detailed reports, you can find him playing cricket, exploring new places and spending time with his friends and family.
Prior to working at Syntelli, Vishwas was a Research Assistant at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. While at UNC Charlotte, Vishwas worked on integrating Big Data with Mobile Devices (IoT) and Deploying Language Classifier on a Pseudo Distributed Spark Cluster.
Vishwas received an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His research interests are Spark development, Visual Analytics, Android Devices, Machine Learning.
When Vishwas is not providing incredible big data solutions to our clients, you can find him hiking, playing soccer and travelling.