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Ramesh Natarajan

  

Chief Architect, Pampered Chef

Location: Addison, IL


Certifications

Certified ScrumMaster

Biography

Ramesh is a dynamic and experienced leader specializing in delivering strategic technology initiatives to drive revenue and enhance customer experience. Ramesh has impressive track record of leading teams with full responsibility for multi-million dollar technology initiatives to successfully deliver Multi-Channel Retailing, B2B and B2C commerce solutions.

Ramesh is skilled in strategic planning, technology needs assessment; risk & cost benefit analysis, budgeting, relationship management, client-vendor relations, problem solving, and negotiating.  Ramesh is experienced in managing onshore and off-shore development models, capacity planning, program planning, and resource management. Proficient in building IT organizations, dedicated consulting practices, recruiting, and mobilizing high-performance teams in both agile and non-agile environments. 

 

Work experience

Pampered Chef, Chief Architect
April 2016 - Present, Addison, IL, United States
Responsible for implementing the business vision and strategy for Pampered Chef. It includes defining strategic programs, selecting the appropriate technology platforms, and providing guidance for implementations. I support the CTO in making sure that the IT investments are aligned to the business strategy, and provide competitive edge for the organization. I am also responsible for defining the standards and guidelines, and putting up a governance mechanism to align implementation to the defined standards and guidelines.

Deloitte Consulting LLP, Specialist Master
February 2011 - April 2016, Chicago, IL, United States
Responsible for Subject matter expertise in the areas of eCommerce and leading large portfolio management using Agile. Coached, mentored and empowered teams to enable releases across multiple cross-functional teams. Responsible for the entire delivery cycle (planning, execution and retrospectives). Lead a team of Senior Project managers and managed geographically distributed cross-functional teams.

Cognizant Technology Solutions, Technology Manager
June 2004 - January 2011, Teaneck, NJ, United States
Lead team of architects and built a geographically distributed scrum team for large engagements. Responsibilities included Agile Project Management (ScrumMaster and Product Owner), building and leading a team, implementing Scrum; and as a team member, database modeling and database development, usability analysis and design, functional and business analysis and functional testing.

 

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