Nishith Dave

Executive Vice President/Director of IT Strategy

Summary

Senior Technology Business Leader with extensive experience in Information Technology Management, Architecture and Project Management within Financial Services, Retail and Life Science vertical markets. Results-focused effectual leader with proven ability to manage complex projects, teams and cross-team deliverables with technology initiatives in Asia, Europe and Latin America. Proven Experience in navigating complex cultural, geo-political issues with driving technology initiatives in global markets.

key accomplishments

  • Large Scale Project Management Leader – Optimization of Financials, Risk Mitigation, IT Governance and Developing Frameworks for Communication/Escalation/Reporting
  • Director for Microsoft’s US Cloud Services Practice Achieving Stellar Triple Digit Services Revenue Growth & Stellar Delivery Optimization for Four Consecutive Years
  • Thought Innovator in successfully Building and Managing Microsoft Office365 Cloud Business supporting 60% of Global Customers
  • Proven Management Leadership Experience in building and managing Large Scale Global Operational, Development and Engineering Teams as large as 100+ team members
  • Expertise in Business Process Engineering and Resource Management Restructuring Initiatives that helped reduce Costs in Business by 50% while Increasing Customer Satisfaction to over 93% across the US Region
  • One of Founding Members for Microsoft’s Global Delivery Offshore Development Business in India

 Work History

Work History
2011 - Jul 2015

Director

Microsoft Corporation, USA
Consulting Practice Leader for entire US Cloud Services Business with Sales, Business Development, Project Management and Operational Delivery accountabilities.  Achieved stellar business results in Triple Digit Sales Growth for Four Consecutive Years with Optimization of Consulting Delivery Management. Successfully Built & Managed Microsoft's Dedicated Office 365 Services business that encompassed 60% of Microsoft's Global Cloud clients. Selective Accomplishments:
  • Delivery Management Excellence - Highest Customer Satisfaction in USA for Consulting Delivery Engagements
  • Project Management Leadership of managing 100+ concurrent Services engagements with focused optimization of Resources, Financials, Risk Mitigation  and Budgets resulting in Higher Customer Satisfaction, Greater Profitability and Delivery Success
  • Leadership in Operational Excellence to reduce costs in Business by 50% thru Resource Optimization, Managing Critical Risks and Timely Delivery of Projects within Budgets and SLAs
  • Management Excellence - Passionate Team Development, Mentoring & Coaching to create High Performance Delivery Teams
  • Development of all IT Governance Models, Communication and Reporting Framework, Escalation Protocols
  • Built Support and Escalation Frameworks to support globally distributed project initiatives
2006 - 2011

Director Of Operations 

Microsoft Corporation, USA
Innovator in building Large Client Enterprise Operational Support Business Models to support our largest Wall Street, Health Sciences and Insurance customers to drive double digit growth in services revenue while optimizing business to reduce costs and improve delivery margins. Selective Accomplishments: Successfully grew $27 Million Portfolio YOY with double digit growth Achieved an 93% Customer Satisfaction score Expertise in negotiating large complex deals, Offshore Development and Resource Optimization Successfully Managed Contract Profitability to near 100% optimization
2004 - 2006

Senior Technical Sales Program Manager

Microsoft Corporation, USA
Programmatic Management and Execution of the Windows Client Deployment Initiatives for the largest Microsoft district in the U.S.A. Built Partner Ecosystem and Consulting Practices to drive over $10 Million dollars in Services Revenue. Developed Quality Certification programs for MS partners to help qualify and substantiate business opportunities, consultant feedback and project methodology.
2003 - 2004

Regional Services Lead

Microsoft Singapore, ASIA
Regional Services Lead for India and Malaysia for Services Growth in Consulting, Support and Partner Enablement. Helped drive some of the largest Microsoft wins in APAC for SQL Server, Online Banking and growth of Partner Channel in Financial Services with licensing growth of over $16 Million and $6 Million in Consulting Revenue. 
1997 - 2003

Business Strategy Consultant

Microsoft Corporation, USA
Business Strategy Consultant  for Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs. Provided Strategic Advisory Services which resulted in Millions of Dollars of Services and Licensing Revenue Growth. 
1995 - 1997

Branch Operations Manager

Westcon Inc, USA
New York Microsoft Certified Trainer and Coach. Assisted in Management of eight branch locations and coordination of staff, budgets and training staff
1994 - 1995

Windows NT Administrator

Canon USA
Windows NT Administrator for seven East-Regional offices. Chief architect for Canon's Expert SQL system for copiers, image management. Instituted first Canon North American World Wide Web product parts/service site

Education

Education
1993 - 1995

Masters of Business Administration

Dowling University
Management & Finance
1989 - 1993

Bachelors of Science

City University of New York
Biology & Economics