Founder, CEO and
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:|
|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.
VP – Engagement
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.
Finance & Operations
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.
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.
Sales & BD
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Director – Legal
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.
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.
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.