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About Us

Wise Men Consultants is a woman and minority owned global provider of IT Solutions and IT Staffing. Founded in 1997, Wise Men has established itself as a trusted industry leader across a wide range of verticals in the U.S. and beyond. Wise Men is headquartered in Houston, TX with an Offshore Delivery Center in Hyderabad, India. We specialize in Digital Transformation, Managed Services, IT Staffing, and Utilities Consulting. Our solutions include Web Technologies, Infrastructure Services, SAP, Enterprise Applications, and RPA.

 

We operate on a WiseTCO (Total Cost of Ownership) model and provide technology support services to our clients in order to drive down costs and increase output and effectiveness. Our certified professionals work as trusted advisors to our clients and help guide business transformations. Our services are coupled with the best domain expertise and visionary leadership team.

 

Vision: To build and provide technology solutions to create a WISER automated world.

 

Mission: Deliver efficient, accurate, and compliant IT environments allowing our clients to invest resources back into their strategic initiatives.

 

Values:

  • Our team is flexible, agile, and innovative.
  • Quality is key.
  • Deliver on time and within budget. Always.
  • The happiness of our employees results in the satisfaction of our clients.
  • Technology guides us, and passion drives us

Leadership Team

Juuhi

Founder, CEO and

President

 

RAMESH ATAKARI

VP – Engagement

JAYAPRAKASH TARUGU

AVP

Finance & Operations

LAKSHMAN SINGAMSETTY

AVP

Delivery

JOHN WAWRZENIAK

Sr. Director

Sales & BD

ROSA DELGADO-BATCHAN

Sr. Director

Operations

BRIAN BARRERA

Director

Professional Services

FIONA GONSALVEZ

Director

Professional Services

SWATI TALWALKER

Director

Professional Services

PARAMJEET SINGH

Director – Legal

SRINIVAS KHANDAVALLI

Sr. Director

Engagements

JOE PRAKASH

Director

Business Development

MicroSourcing™

We developed MicroSourcing™ as a new and innovative form of strategic sourcing that streamlines resource planning while reducing resource costs. MicroSourcing is a 3-5 year initiative that helps Wise Men Consultants partner its clients’ IT environment growth with production support and development. By implementing MicroSourcing, our clients achieve long-term sourcing that executes critical operational activities while also administering sustainable knowledge management processes. Competitive pricing and delivery from a single vendor are added perks of MicroSourcing’s groundbreaking business advantages.

 

As organizations require more project-oriented outsourcing, MicroSourcing™ comes as a natural step. MicroSourcing is not about SLAs or multi-party agreements; it’s about transactional sourcing, which often requires taking initiative to deliver successful results. Resource planning and cost reduction are the needs of the hour for most dynamic organizations, and MicroSourcing addresses this very challenge by providing your team with leverage over traditional sourcing.

 

MicroSourcing™ accommodates ongoing production and operational support to your business via a “core” team who work alongside our clients and are managed by clients’ resources. Wise Men has a plan for all business needs. Our MicroSourcing options also include a “flex” team that provides project support, which is also managed by clients and their resources.

The strategic focus of our MicroSourcing™ Practice includes:

  • Create a cost savings center
  • Maintain a current service quality level
  • Maintain SLA and security levels
  • Easier access to the talent pool
  • Better ramp up and ramp down times
  • Reduce future operational costs
  • Increase focus on innovation
  • Knowledge management
  • Focus on customer outcomes
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Our Partnerships

Wise Men Microsoft Partner

Microsoft Partner

Wise Men SAP Partner

SAP Silver Partner and
Value Added Reseller (VAR)

Wise Men UiPath Partner

UiPath Partner

Wise Men Blueprism Partner

BluePrism Partner

Wise Men Automation Anywhere

Automation Anywhere Partner

Security and Quality Assurance

 

Wise Men Consultants is an ISO 27001 certified organization. Full compliance means that our organization is deemed to be following all cybersecurity and data integrity best practices.

Wise Men Consultants is appraised as CMMI-DEV: Maturity Level 3. This appraisal means that our organization meets the standards consistent with delivering quality technology on time and within budget. Achieving Maturity Level 3 means that we use best practices in our product and service development and throughout the product lifecycle.

Awards

2019

March – Wise Men was presented with an Accountability Champion Award by HMSDC

2018

October – Women who Mean Business in Technology by Houston Business Journal

2017

September – D-MARS – Top 30 Influential Women of Houston

March – Most Collaborative Partner for 2016 – CenterPoint Energy VMO

2015

October – Houston Business Journal – 9th largest Houston area MWBE

September – Houston Business Journal – 13th largest Women Owned company

September – IACF “Friends of Charities 2015” Award

2014

November – Houston Business Journal 14th largest MWBE company in Houston

September – HMSDC Supplier of the Year

2013

November – Houston Business Journal 16th largest MWBE company in Houston; 5th largest number of Houston based employees

October – Wise Men receives Minority Information Technology Firm of the Year Award by Med Week and GHBPF

May – HTC Celebrated Entrepreneur of the Year

2012

November – Houston Business Journal 16th largest MWBE company in Houston

May – HTC Celebrated Entrepreneur of the Year

2011

September – HMSDC Supplier of the Year

June – E & Y Entrepreneur of the Year finalist

March – Wise Men won Minority and Woman Business Enterprise (MWBE) Supplier of the Year – CenterPoint Energy for 2010

2010

November – Fastech – 50 – Houston Business Journal Award

October – Finalist Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

September – Fast 100 – Houston Business Journal

August – 50 Fastest Growing Women Owned Business – Houston Business Journal

August – Outstanding Business Woman of the Year – Indo American Chamber of Commerce

2009

September – Fast 100 – Houston Business Journal

August – 50 Fastest Growing Women Owned Business – Houston Business Journal

March – Wise Men becomes the 1st and only SOA Specialty Partner in the World for SUN Microsystems

2008

December – Wise Men becomes Member of The Executive Recruiters Association (ERA)

September – Fast 100 – Houston Business Journal

August – 50 Fastest Growing Houston Business Journal

2007

June – Wise Men wins the Houston Small Business Administration’s Women-Owned Supplier of the Year Award

April – Wise Men was named Best Women-Owned Supplier of the Year by CenterPoint Energy

April – Wise Men received the prestigious Supplier of the Year Award in the Energy Sector for 2006-2007:- Edison Electric Award

January – Wise Men launches “SeeBeyond JavaCAPS Center of Excellence” at Hyderabad, India

January – Wise Men becomes a major provider of Support Services to Schlumberger Oilfield Services

2006

September – Wise Men India opens a fully functional, state-of-the-art RPO facility in Hyderabad, India

July – Juuhi Ahuja (Wise Men President & CEO) was named the 2006 Expo Co-Chair by the Houston Minority Business Council (HMBC). This minority expo is the largest one in the Texas area

April – WBE Supplier of the Year for CenterPoint Energy

2003

June – Wise Men was named the Best Business in the $1-5M category by the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA) in Houston

2001

November – Houston Minority Business Council honors Wise Men with the prestigious E-10 Award, awarded to Top 10 Emerging Minority owned businesses in Houston

Testimonials

VP of Technology

Fortune 500 Energy and Utilities Company

The project was in the shadow of other technology work but kept the pace despite challenges, only a few, to shine this light of success today! To call this an “upgrade” is far too humble. ServiceSuite is now on a path to a more modern experience and significant enhancements for our operations, to the benefit of both our employees and the customers they serve.

IT Manager

Fortune 500 Energy and Utilities Company

We are in unprecedented times, yet everyone rose to the occasion despite the distractions of the world. This project could never be completed without a bunch of highly talented and inspiring team members like you! My heartiest thanks to each one of you for your unparalleled contributions!

Brian J

VP, Technology Solutions

Fortune 500 Logistics Company

It’s often not fully understood the amount of effort that goes into such an important milestone as this weekend. Yes it is our responsibility, our job, to push these important initiatives over the finish line; however, many underestimate the complexity. I want to once again highlight the significant accomplishment and thank the entire Wise Men team for their efforts to make this weekend possible. No easy feat and one that the entire organization should be proud of. Congrats on the successful weekend and please pass along my sincere appreciation to the entire Wise Men team involved to make it possible. Keep up the incredible work!

Dr. Steven P.

Chief Technology Officer, Technology Operations

CenterPoint Energy

“Wise Men is an IT vendor providing services and staffing to us for 12+ years. They are a good partner and operate at the highest level of trust and integrity.”

Director of Supply Chain and IT

A leading manufacturing company

“Working with us for over three years, Wise Men has established themselves as a true partner by assisting us with our data center move. The team has orchestrated seamless integration of our infrastructure along with managing the cost of providing solutions, whether it was development, maintenance or support works. We are looking to expand our relationship with Wise Men in the near future.”

Fabien H.

IT Project Manager

Schlumberger

“I am really satisfied with the dedication and support of the Wise Men SIMS team. The team is always willing to go the extra mile to help our team. All team members carry high level of skills and knowledge. They respond to requests very quickly. Good job SIMS team.”

Tess D.

Manager Enterprise Systems Control

CenterPoint Energy

“James Vaden is very responsible and understands our environment very well. He follows procedures and processes as designed. He is considered a team player within my team and is always volunteers to work when employees are out of the office. Robert Gates is as well very responsible and understands our environment. He has provided suggestions and recommendations to our processes to better meet the client’s needs. He is a team player as well and gets along with everyone. He is knowledgeable of our environment and always willing to assist others.”

Shachella J.

Senior Manager, Corporate Solutions

A Fortune 500 Utility Company

“The Wise Men team did a phenomenal job understanding and executing a SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 technical migration for my team. The Wise Men Services team worked efficiently in the “background” and even over the year-end holidays to ensure a timely and smooth platform transition. The results of thorough planning were evident in a smooth project delivery. Many thanks to Wise Men for a job well done.”

Robert T.

IT Manager, Network Services

Fortune 500 Electric and Natural Gas Company

“The current support staff provided by Wise Men is considered to be one of the most knowledgeable and skilled contracted service teams I have ever managed in Network Services. The knowledge level and skill sets are well advanced and greatly appreciated. Thank you for your commitment to excellent services.”

Kingston J.

IT Manager

CenterPoint Energy

“The current support service provided by Wise Men is awesome. Their team is highly professional and personable and their production support contract works extremely well for us. They are really responsive, prioritizing important issues that arise and dealing with them quickly and effectively. I also appreciate their detailed follow-up and preventive maintenance performed to avoid an outage. They have done an awesome job in documenting operational procedures for our entire production systems. Also, they were very flexible to provide Sunday support which was then not part of the contract on a need basis. Their team recently successfully migrated our critical processes from windows FTP site to secure linux based site on schedule with minimum disruption to our business. Great planning, coordination and communication throughout project led to the successful execution. They also helped complete most of our backlogged ITR’s. Many thanks for their commitment to delivering excellent service.”

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Joe Prakash

Joe

Joe has over 16 years of experience working at various corporate roles. Driven by a passion to excel as a Sales and Marketing professional, he loves to establish connections with prospects and takes a diagnostic approach to solving their challenges. Joe’s strength is to relate to client problems and suggest methods to solve them efficiently and effectively.

Prior to joining the Wise Men team, Joe was responsible for building offshore teams for clients based in USA, UK, AUS, and EU. He has worked with companies like GE, coMake IT, Purpletalk and more.

In addition to work, Joe is an ardent traveler, a guitarist and a state-level badminton player.

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Srinivas Khandavalli

Srinivas

Srinivas Khandavalli has 19+ years of experience in IT, 14+ years in project management, account management and quality management. As an Engagement Manager, he has worked with several Fortune 500 customers involved in Proposal, Costing and Contract negotiations. He has experience in project planning, effort estimation, risk management, budget management, as well as, profitability and resource utilization. As an MR and SEPG, he represented SCAMPI A appraisals for CMMI v1.3 dev and as CSO role, he represented Information Security Management (ISMS) ISO 27001:2013. He is passionate about bringing the quality process and has helped to implement CMMI v1.3 dev and ISMS certification which has helped Wise Men build strong customer growth.

He is a diligent manager with a remarkable personality and excellent leadership skills. Srinivas leaves no stone unturned, when it comes to the matter of delivering quality work to the client project. He is open to learn new skills and technologies. Prior to joining Wise Men he worked in the US for Spry Resources, Farmers Insurance, and Fujitsu. He was a Sr. Project Manager – ERP Practice Manager at LGS Global Limited in India, where he was instrumental in managing the Non-SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft & SAP for BASF, Ariba, Methanex, Match Point Solutions and managing the Quality, Engagement from India operations consisting of 1200 employees.

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Paramjeet Singh

Param

Paramjeet Singh is the Director (Legal) at Wise Men Consultants. He heads the legal department for Wise Men offices in USA and India. He has over 13 years of experience in IT industry. He is well versed in contractual, employment and immigration laws and regulations. He manages the legal affairs, legal due diligence, immigration compliances, human resources compliances, procurement contract lifecycle management, acquisitions and services contract risk exposures.

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Swati Talwalker

Swati

Swati Talwalker Leads the IT Staffing group at Wise Men Consultants. She has been instrumental in the steady growth of this division for the last fifteen years. Wise Men has won “Best Vendor” and “Supplier of the Year” awards for its staffing services with the help of Swati’s drive and dedication. She has put in place several recruitment processes and strategies and trained staffing teams to ensure maximum customer satisfaction for our clients. Swati has an MBA degree in Human Resources and is trained in Technical and Behavioral interview techniques. She brings more than 20 years of HR and Recruitment industry experience to her role. Swati and her team have received numerous testimonials from clients and candidates alike for timely and excellent service.

Before Joining Wise Men, Swati was a HRIS manager at DHL Worldwide, Country Head-Office in India where she was instrumental in implementing HRIS for DHL’s all India operations consisting of 2400 employees.

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Fiona Gonsalvez

Fiona

Fiona has over 20 years of professional experience in the domain of Human Resources and Talent Acquisition Management, focusing primarily on Energy, Oil and Gas, Pharma and Retail space to name a few. Building on her Graduate Business Degree (M.B.A) in Human Resources and International Business, her experience covers a vast spectrum of corporate entities, ranging from startup to mature organizations, specialty Software product and services’ companies.

Fiona has been an integral part of the Wise Men team since 2007. She joined them as a BDM to increase employee strength. She has worn many hats over the past 2 decades of her professional career including, but not limited to HR Management & Organizational Development, Resource & Talent Acquisition Management, Immigration, Account Management and Client Relations. She presently heads the recruiting efforts under the banner of the Consulting Division of Wise Men. She is very passionate about surpassing Client’s expectations and assisting them with employee retention strategies. “Jobs fill your pockets, but adventures fill your soul. – Jaime Lyn”. She loves the thrill of an adventure, whether Sky- Diving, Gliding, Hiking, traveling to exotic lands, and the rush and risk involved. Over the years, she has learned that life only gives you one chance, one opportunity to make the best of it.

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Brian Barrera

Brian

Brian Barrera is the Director of Professional Services at Wise Men Consultants. He is a veteran in the recruiting world with more than 24 years of recruiting experience in corporate & agency environments. Prior to joining Wise Men, Brian held positions with Bank of America, AT&T, Academic Partnerships, Dealer Track and Volt Technologies. His experience and knowledge bring to Wise Men a great leader in sourcing allowing for Wise Men to recruit the best talent available for the hard to find positions to be filled.

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Rosa Delgado-Batchan

Rosa

Rosa started with Wise Men in 2010 and is the Senior Director of Operations. Rosa is a valued member of the Wise Men team and has helped implement, streamline many new processes and procedures.

Rosa has 30 years’ experience in office management. She attended JA Logan College and studied Banking and Finance.

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John Wawrzeniak

John

John Wawrzeniak is the Sr. Sales Director at Wise Men. His main objective is leading IT and Supply Chain talent acquisition for many clients throughout the Texas region. He has over 20 years of IT and Supply Chain recruitment experience, including direct placement, contract to hire and contract related positions. He is well versed in co-employment, employee retention as well as staffing laws and regulations. He has in-depth functional knowledge of many verticals including Oil & Gas, Deregulated Energy, Retail and Logistics. This knowledge has allowed him to become a strategic partner working for Wise Men for the clients we serve.

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Lakshman Singamsetty

Lakshman

Lakshman is AVP of Delivery at Wise Men and is for strategically driving organizational excellence. He is instrumental in providing leadership to many offshore teams and assisting Wise Men to meet and beat its business goals and growth. He specializes in streamlining project executions, managing stakeholder expectation and ensuring client satisfaction. Lakshman has strong experience implementing and managing medium to large scale integration projects using Oracle SOA and TIBCO Middleware as well as overseeing support and operations projects. He has 20+ years of IT experience serving Fortune 500 customers like GM, Emerson, Nike and BCBSNC etc. He is also involved in large implementations (SDLC) and support projects in Manufacturing, Insurance, Utilities and Energy Industries.

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Jayaprakash Tarugu

Jayaprakash

Jayaprakash Tarugu is the AVP at Wise Men leading the Finance and Operations functions for Wise Men’s Global Delivery Center in Hyderabad. He has an MBA with specialization in Finance and Operations. He has 21+ years of experience in the IT service industry. He is a subject matter expert in financial management related to taxation, payroll management, budgeting and statutory compliances.

Ramesh Atakari

Ramesh

In 1991 the world was introduced to the World Wide Web and this came about as the 3rd great wave of invention as well as disruption. Along with this explosive new technology came the ability for businesses to collaborate with other businesses halfway across the globe with just the click of a button! Innovation and efficiency sky-rocketed and the World Wide Web brought about change that opened a plethora of opportunities for many individuals such as Ramesh. Ramesh started his career as a programmer and climbed his way up to lead a development team. Ramesh, with his experience as a programmer and a leader taught his team to visualize the collaboration of Technology and Business to help provide the right solutions for IT and Business processes that would be cost effective and efficient.

Ramesh has been in many leadership roles that spans a wide variety of IT services and strategies in the field of Insurance, Utilities, Banking and Shipping verticals. His experience and knowledge bring an innovative edge to Wise Men’s ability to provide quality and affordable services to our clients.

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Juuhi Ahuja

Juuhi

Juuhi is the Founder, President & CEO of Wise Men group of companies. Since its inception in 1997, Wise Men has grown to a global technology provider offering IT solutions, consulting, outsourcing and IT staff augmentation. Juuhi’s vision is to focus on providing quality services at competitive prices. She began her career in New York City in the insurance industry and has a strong academic background, including a Bachelor’s in Business and an MBA in Finance from the New York Institute of Technology. https://www.nyit.edu/box/profiles/juuhi_ahuja

As the CEO, Juuhi is responsible for Wise Men’s strategy regarding client & business partnerships. Juuhi is an active member of various local organizations including the Houston Minority Supplier Diversity Council (HMSDC), Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACCGH), Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA), to name a few.

Juuhi has received many awards; the more recent ones are:

2018 – Women who Mean Business by Houston Business Journal (Outstanding Leader in Technology and IT Sciences)
2017 – Top 30 Influential Women of Houston.
2006 – Juuhi was the Expo Chair for Houston Minority Supplier Diversity Council.
2014 – HMSDC Supplier of the Year and Houston Business Journal and 14th largest MWBE Company in Houston.
2013, 2012 – HTC Celebrated Entrepreneur of the Year.
2011, 2010 – E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year finalist.
2010 – Outstanding Business Woman of the Year by Indo- American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston.

Juuhi sits on the Board of the following Non-Profit Organizations:
ITService Alliance 2020
CRY America 2020
Ovarcome 2013 to Present
IACCGH Director at Large 2014 to Present
Houston Minority Supplier Diversity Council 2010 to 2016

Juuhi was born in Mumbai, India to a business family. Juuhi’s father was a pioneer and brought many new ideas and products in the field of electronics to the Indian market. He won several awards, including the President of India award for innovation in 1972. Her father is her inspiration and taught his children that you can do anything you set your mind to. Juuhi is a certified yoga teacher from the Yoga Institute in Mumbai and practices meditation daily. She enjoys reading, walking and traveling. She is married to Prakash, a businessman who builds and owns hotel franchises like the Marriott, Hilton and IHG. Juuhi and Prakash have a daughter who is their pride and joy.

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