Sesh Ramasharma

Sesh Ramasharma

Work History

Work History
Oct 2006 - Present

Solution Manager (Director) - Identity & Access Management & SIEM

Novell

Lead the Web Access Management and Security Information and Event Management disciplines in the Identity and Security Management consulting practice.

  • Sold, planned and delivered multi-million dollar solutions in integrated Identity Management, Web Access Management, Federation and SIEM solutions for fortune 1000 companies across various industries with profit margins up to 38%.
  • Overseen successful implementation of large scale integrated Identity Management, Web Access Management, Federation and SIEM solutions in various industries that resulted in up to 30% reduction in operating costs in employee provisioning and improved security risk management.
  • Worked in close coordination with product management and product development and recognized for contributing significantly to enhancing the Web Access Management and SIEM product strategy, functionality, feature and scalability.
  • Developed a graduated "Enterprise Security Maturity Model" that drives the assessment and roadmap for implementing Enterprise Information Security Monitoring and Management solutions.
  • Pioneered "best practices" playbook for risk mitigated solution delivery at Novell. Authored and maintain the Web Access Management, Federation and SIEM best practices that increased productivity demonstrably. This resulted in increased consulting and channel partner delivery capacity contributing to increased revenues and high customer satisfaction.
  • Personally designed and directed implementation of many high visibility, large scale Enterprise Web Access Management, Federation and SIEM solutions based on Business Risk Management Objectives.
  • Developed strategies for Identity and Web Access Management and SIEM solutions in the managed services space. Defined strategies and approaches for partners in the Managed Services / Cloud Management space in creating offerings using Novell solutions.
  • Created a high performing team that constantly exceeded utilization and quality objectives as a line manager for the services team comprising of up to 13 talented consultants and field support personnel.
Awards / Honors
  • Honored with the President's Club 2006 Award for pioneering the "Best Practices Playbook" for Web Access Management solution planning and delivery that resulted in increased revenues through direct product sales and channel partner enablement.
  • Twice conferred the "Team of Excellence" award for significant contribution to solution / product sales between 2009 and 2011
Nov 2003 - Oct 2005

Service Line Principal - Service Oriented Architecture

Novell

Managed the P&L for the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) consulting service line (branded exteNd) at Novell for the Mid-West region showing 20% year over year growth in revenue. Sold and delivered several successful SOA solutions to fortune 1000 companies in the mid-west across several verticals - Financials, Insurance, Hospitality, Manufacturing and Healthcare, resulting in up to 38% margins.

Mar 2001 - Oct 2003

Program Manager - Client Partner

Novell

Sold and delivered several large scale Identity Management and self-service Web Portal Solutions in Financial and Insurance verticals ranging in size from $1M - $8M with team sizes ranging from 5 to 12 technicians. Projects were delivered to 40% margins. These projects resulted in budget savings up to 25% for the customers.

Nov 1999 - Feb 2001

Program Manager

Camridge Technology Partners

Managed large multi-million dollar (up to $25M), multi-location based web application development programs for Financial Services and Hosted Services to successful delivery. Earned a special reputation for abilities to pull- off recovery of fledgling projects through active risk management.

May 1997 - Jul 1999

Senior Manager

Ernst & Young, LLP

As Technology Architecture Lead for the E&Y Advanced Development Center in Chicago, planned, and delivered large information technology projects.

Managed teams in the development of enterprise IT architectures and creation of technical architecture deliverables for Systems Development Lifecycle focused on middle market and Fortune 500 companies in Oil and Gas Retail, Telecommunications, Financial and Temporary services industries.

Planned and managed the design and implementation of a Quality Management System leading to ISO 9001 Certification of the E&Y Chicago Advanced Development Center

May 1995 - Apr 1997

Principal Architect

Sybase

Designed and implemented high performing, OLTP and Data Warehousing solutions based on large databases for Financial and Logistics industries

Feb 1992 - May 1995

Principal Consultant

Vector Consulting
Mar 1990 - Feb 1992

Systems Executive

UBICS
Jul 1987 - Feb 1990

Systems Analyst

The TVS Group

Education

Education
Aug 2003 - Feb 2005

EMBA

Loyola University Chicago
Aug 1984 - Jun 1987

Masters in Computer Applications

National Institure of Technology
Aug 1981 - May 1984

B.S

University of Madras

Summary

Leader in Enterprise IT Security discipline with strong experience of leading a consulting services practice for a product vendor with strategic focus and experience in Enterprise Identity and Access Management, Web Access Management and Identity Federation, Identity Tracked Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Enabling Identity/Access Management and SIEM as a Service, Identity and Access Management in the Cloud, with ability to get hands on with technology.

Proven track record in Consulting Practice Management, Solution Structuring, Business Technical Risk based Security Solution Architecture Design, Business Development/Solution Sales, Project Management, Contracts Development, Large team management and team building.

Objective

Challenging management position in IT Security consulting or product management in a growth-oriented organization, which offers diverse job responsibility and possibility for advancement.

Certifications

Certifications
Jan 2007 - Jan 2014

CISSP

(ISC)2