Atul Pawar


A visionary leader with drive for innovation, empowerment and change. Successful in aligning organizations around strategic goals and using technology to achieve competitive advantage. Experienced in implementing cutting edge technology solutions in support of rapid growth and changing business models. Customer centric focus with ability to build alliance with global technology partners.Proven track record in leading teams to new level of success. Experienced in implementing technology based solutions in different functional areas like Content Management Systems, Data Center Management, Aircraft Engines manufacturing, Telecommunications, Banking, Publishing, Stock trading and Financial Accounting.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2008 - Present

Vice President, Business and Production Technology

Cengage Learning

Direct and lead all technology planning, budgeting, and operations for $300 million, 650 employees Global Production and Manufacturing Services (GPMS) organization. Hold decision authority over all technology spending. Organizational responsibility for 70 technology professionals across 6 locations. Report to Sr. Vice President - GPMS. Responsible for directly managing $10 million annual technology budget with indirect responsibility for another $5 million spend on automation and technology. Report to Sr. Vice President - GPMS.

·Overhauled business systems program bringing it into alignment with the organization goal directly leading to $20 million dollar saving for the organization. Satisfaction rating score for the program increased by over 50 % over a period of 12 months.

·Transitioned Enterprise Content Management Systems to Service Oriented approach providing higher ROI and reducing capital spend by $2.8 million

·Improved governance on operational spend leading to $1.5 million saving by prioritizing projects and use of shared resources across projects

·Introduced rapid development methodology increasing technology team productivity and promoting continuous improvement.

·Successfully introduced Program and Portfolio management best practices leading to 60% reduction in capital spending

·Provide technology leadership for systems consolidation and planning during acquisitions and mergers saving $2 million in system costs.

·Lead consolidation of three technology teams supporting individual programs into a single technology team with sharedresponsibility for all business systems

Jun 2001 - Feb 2008

Program Manager


Program Manager for System Management group. Responsible for identifying and initiating projects, planning, and allocating resources, controlling and executing projects, coordinating activities, between teams and closing projects.

·Directed activities of System Management department which has a technical staff of 24 full time IT professionals.

·Managed Systems Management projects involving staffing of 24 resources and budgets in excess of $2 mil annually.

·Defined guidelines for prioritizing and implementing tactical solution that aligns to organization strategy.

·Provided direction for technology and architecture for department that ensured alignment with business strategy.

·Defined software project development methodology and life cycle which optimized the use of resources and allowed the department to deliver completed projects 25% lower costs.

·Implemented new support model that reduced support staff by 50%.

·Define guidelines to evaluate and adopt new technologies.

·Nominated for numerous awards and recognized as one of the top-performers in the organization.

Sep 1994 - Jun 2001

Software Consultant

GE Aircraft Engines - Manager for the Records Information System (RIS) responsible for providing technical management and guidance to the development team. Responsible for managing project resources, schedules and costs AT&T - Database Administrator for ORACLE databases containing Network Control Point data for AT&T network Applied Computing Devices - Database Administrator for ORACLE databases used by GTE and NYNEX for running various telecommunication switching and trouble ticketing operations
Apr 1994 - Sep 1994

Software Design Analyst

Responsible for system administration and application support for Citibank retail banking software running at their branches all over the nation
Aug 1991 - Apr 1994

Associate System Analyst

Lead development of Product EX, which was India’s most commercially successful product. Lead a team of 15 developers through all stages of development and deployment Worked at Tandem Corp on ANSI certification of C/C++ compliers
Jul 1990 - Jun 1991

Trainee Programer

Desinged and implmented an Oracle based Automated Post Tranding System for Stock Holding Croporation.


2007 - 2009


The Ohio State University - The Max M. Fisher College of Business

Finalist in the 2009 Deloitte Business Plan Competition - Team Leader of one of the 6 business plans that has been selected for the final round of DBPC

1988 - 1991


VJTI, University of Bombay
1985 - 1988


University of Delhi



Technology Management

Strategic and Operational Technology Planning Alignment of technology with business Global technology delivery IT infrastucture architectufre and management Emerging technology adoption Technology vendor management System integration during M&A Captial budget planning and control