Saroj Mohanty (Monty)
Managing Partner, Principal Consultant
Monty brings over 30 years of experience as a Senior IT and operations executive with demonstrated leadership experience including 13 years as CIO at Fortune 500 companies and 13 years of consulting experience. He has strong experience in insurance, financial services, marketing services and consulting companies. Managed through periods of rapid change in Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial environments, both in high-growth and turnaround situations. He’s an effective strategic leader and change agent, who thrives on identifying and orchestrating innovative solutions to complex business challenges. Particular expertise and experience in program management of Guidewire InsuranceSuite, implementations, program management of business transformation initiatives and aligning problematic and underperforming operations and IT organizations.
Managing Partner, Principal Consultant
Joel brings over 20 years of diverse information technology experience, including CIO and senior executive level positions for top financial, transportation and insurance providers. He has effectively managed enterprise systems conversion projects, web portal integration, operation planning and budgeting and offshore developer resources. Joel's strategic vision and ability to manage the design, implementation and execution of mission-critical systems was recognized in 2010 by CIO magazine and he was awarded the CIO 100 Award for Sustainable Innovation. He is a dynamic leader able to balance strategic initiatives across business lines while achieving business results.
Managing Partner, Principal Consultant
Victor brings over 25 years of combined executive management and leadership experience in both the Management Consulting and ITO/BPO services markets across several sectors including Insurance, Financial Services, HealthCare, Manufacturing, Automotive and Telecom & Media. He has demonstrated experience in building and executing strategic growth programs. He has a strong network of relationships in the consulting and outsourcing industry and a track record of success building and running technology practices (project management, software development, quality assurance), channel sales and marketing programs. He is skilled at working in a complex global environment to bring together people and solutions under one strategy to accomplish sales and delivery objectives.
Managing Partner, Sales
Jim has spent the last 20 years building Technology Consulting Firms. His core expertise is in sales and business development, but his leadership experience has covered a broad spectrum from sales and recruiting to operations and delivery.
Jim has spent the last 10 years working in the Property and Casualty industry focusing on providing Guidewire solutions. Prior to his work in insurance, he built two consulting firms that delivered ERP solutions focusing on Peoplesoft and Oracle platforms.
He graduated from Miami University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics.
Managing Director - Upgrade Practice Director
John brings 25+ years of Information Technology experience, including nine years at Guidewire Software leading multiple successful implementations and upgrades, as well as managing the Guidewire InsuranceSuiteTM 8.0 Early Upgrade Program. John’s leadership led to the first-ever – Guidewire InsuranceSuite Upgrade into a Production environment.
With his extensive Guidewire leadership and experience, John has been privileged to speak multiple times on the topic of Guidewire Upgrades at Guidewire’s Annual User Conference (Connections).
John holds an MBA from Alaska Pacific University, and leads Blackcomb’s Guidewire Upgrade practice, and participates as one of Blackcomb’s key Guidewire Architects.
Architect - Integration, Hosting
Francois Gravel is an experienced, hands-on application architect focusing on the implementation and deployment of Guidewire software. He brings over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. Since 2005, Francois has been serving on Guidewire implementations projects, including some of the largest deployments, where he has been providing technical leadership.
Francois received his Bachelors in Computer Science in 1996, and holds technical certifications for Guidewire InsuranceSuite, Amazon AWS and Java.
Shridhar brings a rich background in the technology and consulting industry with 20+ years of experience, most recently in the P&C insurance industry. He had led multiple technology teams at companies such as EMC and HP in software product development before joining Guidewire Software as a senior architect. His insurance industry experience spans across a decade in management and technology consulting. While at EY and PwC, Shridhar helped P&C insurance carriers of various sizes with their critical technology and business transformation initiatives around the Guidewire platform. He received his Master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and MBA from University of Michigan Ross School of Business. Shridhar has received 6 US patents for innovations in the technology space and is a speaker at local Colorado startup events such as Denver Startup Week.
Manager, Production Support
Karthik brings 13+ years of experience in Information Technology with proven track record of technical leadership, project management and delivery excellence across technologies, primarily Guidewire. He has been a part of many successful implementations, upgrades and production support projects for leading Guidewire clients in the Insurance industry. He specializes in driving complex projects using Agile practice with diverse and challenging technical teams across the globe. Being a Guidewire Partner Consultant, he brings in the knowledge of bridging the gap between business requirements and technical solutions. His extensive and in-depth service industry knowledge enables Blackcomb to leverage and provide tailor-made solutions to the customer.
Over the years, Karthik’s client experience spans across US, Australia and India with accolades and excellent customer relationship. His mantra to success is 3C’s – Commitment, Communication and Collaboration. Karthik leads the Blackcomb development center in Texas. He also heads Blackcomb’s Production support practice on Guidewire Suite. Karthik is a self-motivated front-runner who aims at innovation and strategic planning to achieve team success.
Change Management Practice Director
Tammy Tatro brings 18 years of experience in Property and Casualty Insurance, specializing in leading companies through major transformations. She is a certified Business Process Management Professional, specializing in aligning business operations with company strategy. She has an extensive background in the areas of insurance operations, project management, and IT governance and business support.
Tammy has assisted companies with multi-system replacement projects by focusing on the impact of organizational change and assuring readiness of the staff. Managing communication, business process redesign, job impact analysis, and training are the key to her success. Her experience with features of Guidewire, Image Right, OnBase, and Thunderhead aids organizations in gaining the highest return on investment by implementing and realizing significant efficiencies in work processes.
In recent years, her accomplishments were featured in ITA Pro magazine and she has been a speaker at Guidewire Connections conference in 2014 and 2015.
Jocelyn brings over ten years of experience in human resources and organization development, working for organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to technology start-ups. Committed to supporting the high-tech space, she has spent a majority of her career working for IT companies, sharing her passion for fostering and championing culture, developing and implementing HR strategies, building strong employee relations programs, and functioning as an effective and thoughtful business partner for high-growth organizations. Jocelyn graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Organization Development and Change Management at the Pennsylvania State University.
Brian brings over 25 years of information technology experience in multiple verticals which include P&C insurance, government, transportation, and manufacturing. His experience at several P&C carriers includes the role of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) with extensive experience reporting to Board of Directors and Executive Leadership teams. Brian’s very broad senior leadership responsibilities also range from enterprise architecture, infrastructure, core product selection and implementation, web portal development, and leveraging cloud computing. He excels at leading insurance carriers in finding and leveraging new technologies to enable business growth and streamline back office operations.