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In consulting, the old adage is the firm with the best talent wins. Securing top talent is, of course, essential to success. But in today’s higher competitive marketplace, the firm that manages its resources most effectively usually comes out ahead. Is your firm managed as efficiently as it could be? Should be? Having the right people on the right projects at the right time is no longer a luxury for consulting firms—it’s absolutely essential for the firm, the client and the bottom line.

Optimizing project execution is one of the keys to profitability and too many firms are leaving money on the table because of inefficient operations—they just don’t have the right decision-making data available at their fingertips. Too often transparency in project accounting—particularly in terms of talent, time, utilization, expenses, billing and revenue recognition—is lacking and leads to missed opportunities. Can you see inside the project in real time to gain insights on its effectiveness?

To explore this topic further, plan now to join us online May 21 and uncover answers to such critical questions as:

  • Is your firm optimizing project execution and profitability?
  • How can you get the right people on the right projects at the right time?
  • What are the key pitfalls to avoid when it comes to effective firm management?
  • What are some of the professions’ best practices in resource management?
  • What steps should your firm be taking right now to optimize project execution?
  • PLUS—get answers to your own questions by industry experts during the live Q&A session immediately following the presentation.

    Hosted by Consulting magazine’s Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Joe Kornik, this webinar promises a 360-degree view of the topic from industry experts and leading consultancies. This event is offered free of charge to consulting professionals courtesy of our sponsor, Unanet.

    Unanet is a leading provider of Cloud and On-Premise software for project-based organizations. Unanet delivers a purpose-built Project ERP solution with skills management, resource planning, budgeting & forecasting, time & expense reporting, billing & revenue recognition, project management analytics and dashboards, and integrated financials with AR, AP, GL and cost pool calculations. Over 1,000 organizations trust Unanet to maximize staff utilization, reduce administrative costs by 90%, improve invoicing by 10X, and support forward decision-making for improved operations.

    Joseph Kornik
    Publisher and Editor-in-Chief
    Consulting® magazine

    As Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Consulting, Joseph Kornik oversees the editorial operations and overall mission of the publication. He is also responsible for the magazine’s Web site and all live and virtual events.

    Nishanth Vallabhu
    Chief Operating Officer

    Cognizant Consulting

    Nishanth Vallabhu is COO of Cognizant Consulting and a senior management professional with 19 years of global experience in driving value through process, technology and operational improvements. As COO, Nishanth currently oversees financial/operational planning and management, commercial/investment governance and demand/supply management for Cognizant’s consulting arm of over 6000 consultants. Nishanth has led a significant transformation of Cognizant Consulting’s resource management model—balancing the internal nuances of a global matrix organization, and the external evolution of skillsets and shifting candidate aspirations.

    Thomas Rodenhauser
    General Manager, ALM Intelligence
    Managing Director, Advisory Services

    Tom has overall business responsibility for ALM Intelligence and Consulting Magazine. He has spent nearly 20 years advising leading management and IT consulting firms on strategic growth, talent management, and market positioning initiatives, as well as analyzed hundreds of consultancies in order to advise clients on best practices in consulting services. As head of ALM Intelligence's Advisory Services and former editor of Consultants News, Tom leverages his own extensive network and industry knowledge with ALM Intelligence's 40-year legacy of highly-referenced consulting industry analysis.
    Christopher Craig

    President & COO


    In his role as President and Chief Operating Officer, Christopher is responsible for all aspects of Unanet operations and performance. Chris' collaboration with the Unanet team has developed Unanet into the leading provider of cloud computing business management software for project-based organizations.

    Since joining Unanet in 2000, Christopher has contributed to Unanet’s growth through a variety of roles related to product management, professional services, customer account management, marketing, and business development. He has helped build the customer base to over 1,000 organizations, and revenue has increased ~30% annually per year over the last three years.

    Christopher has over 20 years of experience in the technology arena. Prior to Unanet, he worked in project-based services organizations, which helped Unanet become laser-focused on what these organizations need from a software solution. Christopher has a M.S. in Information Systems and B.S in Systems Engineering from The University of Virginia.

    Neel Sata
    Co-Founder and Managing Director
    Technology Consulting Practice
    ImagineX Consulting

    Neel Sata brings almost 25 years of enterprise technology delivery, leading large transformational programs. He spent the early part of his career at Accenture and then Slalom in New York. He co-founded ImagineX Consulting and focused on growing Banking and Finance enterprise accounts. Neel oversees all technology consulting at ImagineX, which includes management consulting, strategy, organizational change, and project delivery. He is based in North Carolina and prides himself on client service.

    Shaun Bank
    Co-Founder and Managing Director
    Software Engineering, Data Insights & Agile Practices
    ImagineX Consulting

    Shaun Bank has been a management and technology consultant for almost 20 years. He started his career at Accenture focusing on enterprise telecom implementations across North America. After being a road warrior, he settled back in Atlanta and helped grow the local Slalom office. In 2016, he co-founded ImagineX Consulting and has grown the Atlanta technical teams to over 30 consultants with over a dozen local clients. Nationally, Shaun leads ImagineX's career framework, internal operations, business development planning, and marketing.