Chief Strategy Officer
Ken Kenjale has 38 years of experience in all aspects IT and BPO services over a dozen countries.
Since 2005, Ken has been an independent consultant serving on the boards of two listed technology companies, acting as part-time Chief Strategy Officer for a few IT services companies; doing corporate planning, CEO and CXO mentoring; addressing major opportunities and challenges of small and mid-sized companies; improving P&Ls, cash flows and balance sheets; formulating strategy, structure and systems; improving sales, delivery, onsite-offshore management, HR, infrastructure and R&D; providing contractual and other legal support; and Training.
Prior to that, Ken spent 17 years at Syntel, Inc., a NASDAQ listed IT and BPO services company, in roles ranging from Senior Consultant to Manager Government Services, Manager Strategic Marketing Group, Head Solutions Group, Chief Technology Office, acting Chief Delivery Officer, Member Capital Assets Acquisition Committee, Member Corporate Executive Committee, member of IPO team, CEO of startup SkillBay.com, Inc., and director of companies incubated in the US and the UK. Started several lines of business, created several internal groups, managed over 3,500 IT professionals generating $180 million annually from clients in banking, financial services, manufacturing, health care, retailing and other verticals, conceptualized and implemented several innovations, including the "Shadow and replacement" technique, automation of the temporary and permanent staffing eco-system through SkillBay.com, etc. Set up the Bay Area branch and initiated continental European business. He was key in growing the company from 70 people to several thousand. Deeply involved in technology, solutions, project and engagement management, sales, contracts, service delivery, recruitment, writing papers, speaking at conferences, training, etc.
Prior to that, Ken spent 14 years at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). Working in over a dozen countries, Ken designed and implemented networks, DBMSs, language processors; specified, developed and implemented major applications; managed projects; developed corporate architectures; managed the European region; set up and managed a joint venture in Singapore, and later expanded business to Malaysia; managed company technology acquisitions; conducted campus recruitment and training; and conducted R&D and published innovations in technical journals.
Ken holds a bachelors degree in electrical engineering from a National Institute of Technology (NIT), India (1972), and a master's degree in Computer Science from Indian Institute of technology (IIT), Kanpur, India (1974).