Advisory Board member,IT Executive & Strategist
Ram is an accomplished IT executive and strategist with significant Global, Omni-channel, Digital, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Business Intelligence/Analytics, Cloud and Infrastructure experience across multiple industries. He has had broad experience in multiple functional areas including Finance, Operations, Sales and Supply Chain. He has worked on transformational IT engagements in the M&A space. Recently, he was with The Rockport Group as its CIO. He worked on the strategy to divest Rockport from Adidas, and Drydock from New Balance, in the contracted 2-year TSA (Transition Services Agreement) window and worked with PE owners (Berkshire Partners) and the Rockport teams on the business strategy for the new company. The IT strategy included designing and implementing a global architecture to replace 150+ systems, to fit the business strategy for this green field company. He built a dedicated team in US and India, and supplemented them with local IT resources in China, Japan, Korea and Portugal. His previous experience includes stints with Reebok, Diesel Footwear, E&Y and Accenture in the USA, ENI in Milan, Italy, and Hindustan Petroleum and Essar in India.