Leadership Biographies

Leadership Biographies2022-09-23T13:38:37-05:00

Head of Cloud Enterprise Services NA & Emerging Markets, Sr. Managing Partner

John Cipolla

Mr. Cipolla has over 25 years as an accomplished Fortune 500/Global Systems Integrator Executive leading and motivating high-performance teams. Prior to Atos/Maven Wave he served as Managing Director at Accenture (NYSE ACN) leading the Journey to Cloud, Intelligent Cloud & Infrastructure teams along with Global Go to Market Lead for the Google Business Group and most recently the West Microsoft Business Group inclusive of Accenture, Avanade and Microsoft partnership.  John also spent time at Insight Enterprises (NASDAQ NSIT) as North America Services Sales Lead driving all services and solutions to Fortune 1,000 clients.  He also served as Director of Sales at AT&T (NYSE T) leading teams supporting client digital transformation utilizing latest networking technologies.

John Cipolla
Jason Foa

Partner, Infrastructure

Jason Foa

Jason Foa is a Partner at Maven Wave with 20 years of experience in management consulting, IT program management, corporate strategy, and corporate finance. His background is in helping clients evaluate technology solutions to business problems and evaluating the financial viability of potential options. Prior to joining Maven Wave, Jason worked in a variety of roles for Accenture, Fathom Solutions, and Cognizant. Jason specializes in the development of business cases and transition plans that help clients build the foundation for success in the cloud. He has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Denver and an MBA from the Wharton School.

Partner, Management Consulting

Phil Jennings

Phil Jennings is a Partner with nearly 20 years of IT consulting expertise helping companies innovate and transform via IT strategy and delivery. At Maven Wave, he is responsible for account leadership on a number of key accounts. Prior to joining Maven Wave, Jennings served as an Assistant Vice President at Cognizant where he was responsible for sales and delivery in large accounts. Jennings also served as a Senior Manager at Fathom Solutions when it was acquired by Cognizant in 2005 and began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Prior to starting his professional career, Phil received his Bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis.

Phil Jennings
Sumeet Singh

Partner, Technology

Sumeet Singh

Sumeet Singh is a Partner at Maven Wave with 18 years of experience in solution delivery and technology strategy. He is passionate about driving client success through technology innovation and delivery excellence. Prior to joining Maven Wave, Sumeet co-founded Triton-Tek, a Chicago and India-based provider of internet, mobility, and collaborative solutions, acquired by Maven Wave in 2011. Sumeet specializes in the disciplines of Global Delivery, Scaling Agile, Technology Patterns and Practices, Machine Learning, Google Cloud Platform, and leading the iNext initiatives. He has a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Executive Vice President, India

Pankaj Bhadana

Pankaj Bhadana is an Executive Vice President with 20 years experience driving transformations and delivery excellence within the IT & ITES industry. At Maven Wave, he is responsible for leading our India software development centers. Prior to joining Maven Wave, Pankaj served as a Divisional Vice President at Conduent Inc. where he was responsible for managed services and software development out of the India center of Conduent Legal & Compliance Solutions. He has also worked multiple roles with Hewitt Associates and started his career with Satyam Computer Services, now known as Tech Mahindra. Pankaj completed his Bachelors in Engineering from Bangalore University and his post graduation in business from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.

Pankaj Bhadana
Joel Osman

Senior Principal, Enterprise Collaboration Sales & Delivery Leader

Brookley Calvin

Brookley Calvin is a Senior Principal with Maven Wave Partners and brings over 14 years of consulting delivery and leadership experience. She is currently responsible for solution delivery within the Google Workspace practice, which includes program leadership, technical deployment, organizational change management, sales engineering, and ongoing customer support. Prior to joining Maven Wave, Brookley spent her career in a variety of professional services roles, with a particular focus on digital transformation and organizational change management. Brookley holds a degree in business and human resources management from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer

Brian Gilmartin

Brian Gilmartin serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Maven Wave. Mr. Gilmartin has over 20+ years experience in professional services, entrepreneurialism, and technology, most recently in the role of Vice President of Finance at Level 10, LLC. He began his career with Arthur Andersen before going on to Deloitte and True Partners Consulting LLC, where he was hired as the initial finance lead and built out the company’s domestic and international accounting and finance infrastructure. In addition, Mr. Gilmartin enjoys working with entrepreneurs at various incubators and universities to help them to remain focused on their primary objective: growing their businesses.

Brian Gilmartin
Joel Osman

Managing Director, Digital Experience & Design

Joel Osman

Joel Osman leads Maven Wave’s Digital Experience & Design team and brings over 25 years of technology consulting experience across a vast array of technologies and industry solutions. Early in his early career with Accenture (NYSE: ACN) Joel delivered mobile and web development projects and later led Accenture’s Mobile & User Experience consulting groups working with clients on Digital Strategy and User Experience (UX) projects. Just prior to Maven Wave, Joel helped start the KPMG Digital & Mobility Solutions group by helping acquire and integrate a Digital Strategy & Design firm and later led the KPMG Healthcare Digital practice. Joel attained an Electrical Engineering degree from Cornell University and a graduate degree in Interactive Marketing from The University of Chicago.

Managing Director, AI/ML

Brian Ray

Brian Ray is a Managing Director and Data Science AI/ML Horizontal Practice Lead for Maven Wave Partners. Mr. Ray is heading the group’s mission of solving complex analytical problems for major businesses worldwide through the power of Data Science with enablement in the cloud. Prior to Maven Wave, Brian has 20 years of hands-on experience in Engineering around the Sciences. A big picture strategist, team builder, and influential top technologist, he has extensive expertise in agile delivery of Data Science — from ideation/discovery, feasibility, exploration, modeling, to engineering and architecture, to hands-on integration and deployment of best-in-class solutions.

Brian Ray
Amanda Tran

Managing Director, People Experience & Development

Amanda Tran

Leading the North American Human Resources practice, Amanda Tran is focused on enhancing the employee experience at Maven Wave. She is responsible for overseeing programs related to Total Rewards, Talent Management, Compliance, Employee Engagement, and Diversity & Inclusion. Prior to Maven Wave, Amanda served as an HR Manager for Chubb North America and worked in Benefits Administration at AECOM.

Managing Director, Data Analytics

Todd Truesdell

Todd Truesdell is a Managing Director with over 20 yrs of data and analytics leadership and technical experience. At Maven Wave, he is responsible for data and analytics strategy, solution definition, and delivery management. Prior to Maven Wave, he held leadership positions at Clarity Solutions, Pivotal Software, Knightsbridge, and PwC focused on value-driven data and analytics solutions. Todd has led and successfully delivered several large-scale, enterprise data and analytic solutions for a variety of clients. In addition to his consulting background, Todd has held data and analytic leadership positions for GE and GMAC.

Todd Truesdell
Gretchen Peters

Managing Director, Healthcare Practice Lead

Gretchen Peters

My name is Gretchen Peters, and I am the Healthcare Practice Lead for Atos Maven Wave. Healthcare has been my passion for over 25 years; I hold a Master’s in Business Administration from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Business. I have worked for companies across the healthcare ecosystem, including Walgreens and United health group. During my tenure at Walgreens, I held various positions responsible for driving strategic growth initiatives, including domestic and international expansion, product development, and digital offerings and innovation. At OptumRx, a subsidiary of UHG, I served as Vice President, eCommerce and Vice President, Digital Solutions Group, owner of all company-wide digital assets. I was responsible for defining, articulating, and executing the vision and strategy behind OptumRx’s use of digital technology As the healthcare practice lead At Maven Wave; I am excited to bring that experience to bear by helping organizations understand how technology can help them transform the way they deliver care.

Founder, Advisory Board Member

Brian Farrar

Brian Farrar is a partner and founder of the firm with over 25 years of consulting, technology, and investment banking experience. Prior to Maven Wave, Farrar spent 7 years in technology investment banking. Mr. Farrar has completed merger and capital raising transactions in excess of $2 billion. Farrar served as President/COO of Xpedior Incorporated (NASDAQ: XPDR) a technology consultancy with over $200 million in revenues and 1600 consultants. Farrar also served as President and CEO of Metamor Technologies, a systems integration and software consulting firm with revenues in excess of $80 million. Farrar’s consulting work has achieved recognition by USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America, CIO, and Wired magazine. Farrar is a published author with 6 books on technology related topics distributed in 6 languages worldwide.

Brian Farrar
Jason Lee

Founder, Advisory Board Member

Jason Lee

Jason Lee is a partner and founder of the firm with over 20 years of experience in consulting and technology. Mr. Lee leads our Google practice and is deeply involved in the evangelization of cloud based technologies. Before launching Maven Wave, Lee served as AVP at Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) the leading offshore IT and outsourcing firm where he led pioneering engagements in providing next generation global delivery. Lee was a founder and partner in Fathom Solutions, a leading strategy, business process, and IT services consultancy acquired by Cognizant in 2004 for its deep industry knowledge, quality clients, and unmatched service capability. Lee began his career at Accenture (NYSE: ACN) where he led network solution and internet architecture engagements.

Founder, Advisory Board Member

Jeff Lee

Jeff Lee is a partner and founder of the firm with nearly 25 years of experience in consulting and technology. Prior to Maven Wave, Lee served as Managing Director at Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) where he led engagements worth in excess of $150 million for this leading offshore IT and outsourcing firm. Before that, Lee founded and served as CEO of Fathom Solutions, a leading strategy, business process, and IT services consultancy acquired by Cognizant in 2004. Mr. Lee began his career at Accenture (NYSE: ACN) where he led large scale change programs at communications and financial services clients for this global business, IT, and outsourcing firm.

Jeff Lee