Leadership

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Saurajit Kanungo

President

Saurajit is passionate about helping customers realize consistent value from their investments in technology. He has a strong background in conducting technology strategy, business systems planning, software/vendor selection, solution architecture, and project/program management.

He has managed more than ten large outsourced writings and software/vendor selections for large and mid-sized companies. Saurajit has program managed large scale multi-year, multi-million dollar digital transformation initiatives. Saurajit has also spearheaded multiple long-term business systems roadmap efforts by balancing key architectural goals like maintainability, scalability, flexibility, and cost.

Saurajit enjoys spending time with his wife and three boys. He also enjoys traveling around North America and loves to play golf.

Bhopi Dhall

CEO

Having founded Cyber Group in 1998, Bhopi Dhall is a well-respected and foremost expert in the technology industry. Working with over 30 years of experience, including his time at Texas Instruments, he led technology product engineering and gained insight into how the technology marketplace functioned. Using this understanding in conjunction with his experience, he started Cyber Group as an engineering firm providing technology solutions to companies throughout a wide spectrum of industries.

Bhopi completed his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, India and completed his master’s degree in Electrical Engineering at Michigan Technological University. Additionally, Bhopi has completed all the eligible coursework for his Ph.D in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin.

Julianne Churches

CFO & Managing Director

As CFO and Managing Director, Julianne is responsible for the overall operations and financial management of the company. Julianne directs all administrative, financial, human resources, compliance, and management functions. Her experience and expertise enable her to work closely with all departments to optimize efficiency across the entire firm.

With over 25 years in the industry and 13 years at Cyber Group, Julianne’s experience combines business analysis with overall global operations management. Through a variety of senior executive positions, Julianne has acquired experience in managing multi-shore operations with US-based companies around the world. Julianne enjoys relaxing and spending time with her family in her free time.

John Humphrey

CRO & Executive Vice President

John is a serial entrepreneur with experience in starting businesses ranging from restaurants to consulting and software. Prior to Cyber, he started X42 Ventures, a software company focused on services companies.  John sold X42 prior to coming to work at Cyber. Prior to X42 John worked with a multi-billion wholesale distributor of precious metals building a trading platform that grew to 75% of transactions in just four years.

In 2012, he created a client acquisition strategy for services companies called Connect for Life. This methodology, supported by a soon to be published book of the same name and software, assists technical individuals in building their personal brands in the market. In 2003, John co-founded Pariveda Solutions Inc, a technology-consulting firm. In just 9 years, the company grew to close to 300 consultants without leveraging a direct sales force. Leveraging his Networking for Life methodology, the company taught all employees to network and sell, creating exceptional value. He sold his interest and left Pariveda Solutions in 2012 and is implementing the same methodology at Cyber Group.

John holds a B.A. in Economics and a B.B.A. in Finance from Southern Methodist University.  He also received an M.B.A. from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.  John serves on the Advisory Board of the Cox School and runs the DFW IT Roundtable.

In his free time, John is an avid duck-hunter & enjoys roller-blading.

Sankalp Shastri

CTO & Sr. Vice President

Sankalp has over 15 years of technology consulting experience focused on solving business problems by leveraging technology. Sankalp typically helps Cyber Group customers with all three phases (Ideation, Strategy Development & Execution) of a business problem.

As a customer center leader at Cyber Group, Sankalp is responsible for over half a dozen strategic customers and a team of over 50 employees.

“Once a developer, always a developer.”

Sankalp is passionate about technology, application development and application management (development, modernization, and managed services), which resonates well with our customer technology teams and customer business executives. He has always been a believer of, “If you think it’s worth doing, do it right the first time.”

Sankalp’s favorite pastime is playing with his two kids, watching movies with his wife and working on any DIY (Do It Yourself) projects at his home.

Robb Flint

Vice President

Robb is an executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience in management consulting, business development, strategic business planning, and large business sales. His entrepreneurial spirit and creativity helps customers find practical business solutions for big picture and day-to-day concerns.

He has led multiple large-scale projects at Cyber Group involving application development, Salesforce implementations, ERP selection and data migration, data analytics, and production support.

Before joining Cyber Group, he served as the Managing Director at AppSpace, a Dallas-based software company that enables more than 600 customers worldwide to create and distribute applications to multiple digital devices. Robb also worked at AT&T for more than six years in several business units, including Enterprise Business, Corporate Finance, and Merger Integration, where he was a member of the team responsible for integrating AT&T and SBC Communications.

He spent more than four years working on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, for a US Senator and US Congressman representing Oklahoma (his home state).

Robb is an avid Oklahoma Sooner sports fan who enjoys fly-fishing and playing (bad) golf whenever he gets a break from driving his three kids to sporting events. He considers himself the king of worthless sports and pop culture knowledger. Robb also claims to frequently rescue kittens from trees, be a world-class Salsa dancer, and have the ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound.

Jonathan Goldstein

Vice President

Jonathan has over 20 years of experience as a PMP and CSM delivery executive.

He has focused his career on managing multiple business and technology transformation initiatives, building Project Management Offices, and leading organizational change through process optimization.  He offers a blend of technical and business knowledge that enables him to be an advisor on initiatives of varying sizes, budget levels, and business impact.

Jonathan leads an organization currently delivering projects in the areas of agile transformation, systems integration, product management for core front and back office systems, and production support.  He blogs frequently about his lessons learned along his professional journey on his LinkedIn profile.

Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems degree from The George Washington University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University.

When he’s not managing customer success for Cyber Group, Jonathan enjoys fitness, golf and is the Cantorial Soloist at Adat Chaverim of Plano, TX.

Bill Melvin

Vice President, Retail

Bill is a technology professional with extensive executive and hands-on experience in a broad range of business, financial, and technical environments. Experience leading Retail and eCommerce technology departments and project teams from startups to Fortune 100 organizations on the myriad of opportunities surrounding digital transformation as well as complex project management opportunities.
Adept at collaborating with senior operating leadership in the design and development of technical strategies, capital allocation, project prioritization and approach, as well as roadmap planning aligned with strategic operational objectives.

Bill earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer and Information Sciences from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his Masters of Business Administration from Baylor University.

Bill enjoys spending his leisure time following all things sports especially at his alma maters Baylor and U of Penn. He and his wife also enjoy supporting the theatre and classical arts in his hometown of Houston and finding time to enjoy a good single malt and discussing the stock and securities markets and other current and world events with friends.

Bill Wachel

Principal

Bill loves to solve tough business challenges, leveraging process changes and technology.  He works with clients to better define strategic business problems and create a path to success. Bill brings a depth of experience and knowledge gained from work as both a CIO and consultant.  He has partnered with peer executives and overall organizational staff to enhance customer experiences, tap new markets, and increase revenues in software as a service, healthcare, retail, oil and gas, and other industries.

He served as Chief Information Officer at three organizations, including a $90 million health insurance company, an $80 million international software-as-a-service firm in medical research, and a leading international nonprofit focused on technology. He was a Principal in strategy consulting at Booz Allen & Hamilton, including work on technical strategy initiatives at a financial services firm and at an international energy corporation.  As a consultant, Bill has led numerous successful large-scale programs including a fourteen-month application software customization for an international pharmaceutical firm and three-year technology upgrade for $6 billion retailer. As an appointee of the Governor of Texas, Bill served five years as Board Member of State of Texas agency (DIR) responsible for IT strategy, policy, and procurement across all state government agencies.

Bill holds a Masters in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University and is a Certified Scrum Master and Certified Chief Information Security Officer.  He is an Eagle Scout.

Outside the office, Bill enjoys time outdoors camping, biking, and hiking with friends and family and teaching agile project management at a local university.

Brad Darby

Principal

Brad Darby is a technology leader with a passion for User/Customer Experience. Graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2007, Brad brings over 10 years of experience in managing multi-year and multi-million-dollar technology projects evaluation and implementation. He has developed key expertise in leveraging technology to drive value for marketing, sales and customer service organizations across several industries. Brad is very detail-oriented and has a keen sense to identify and mitigate risk on technology projects.  He earned his User Experience certification from the Nielsen Norman Group.

For fun, Brad enjoys spending time with his family, cooking new recipes, and watching movies.  As a former college soccer player, he has a huge passion for sports, still actively playing soccer and golf.

Dheeraj Vyas

Principal

Dheeraj is a technologist at heart who likes to solve complex problems. He graduated in 2003 with a Computer Science and Engineering degree and he operated offshore for Cyber Group prior to relocating to the US. He has repeatedly had the privilege to become an intimately trusted and reliable consultant to his clients on his assignments. His expertise lies in Solutions Architecture, System Integration, Design and Web technologies. He is currently pursuing the path in Cloud Computing, Edge Computing, and Machine Learning.

When not solving complex problems, Dheeraj loves to sing old Bollywood numbers and loves to spend time with family and his two children.

Jeff Abernathy

Principal

As an experienced consultant, Jeff Abernathy brings over 30 years of business experience in helping companies grow while managing their bottom line.  Jeff has a track record and passion for teaming with CEOs and other leaders to achieve their vision. He has a demonstrated history of delivering results in both large and small companies. He is a strategically focused leader with significant management consulting, information technology, operations, human resources, marketing, compliance, and financial management experiences.

Jeff began his career as an industrial engineer, gaining a foundation in logic-based problem-solving before returning to school for an MBA in Information Technology.  He then joined Deloitte Consulting and spent a decade working with numerous companies, including several Fortune 100 firms, developing and implementing technology strategies across a wide variety of industries.  After Deloitte, he ran the operations for another consulting firm, was VP of HR for Hitachi Consulting, and was the COO/CAO for Hudson & Marshall.

Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife, two children, family and friends.  Jeff and his wife also enjoy volunteering with Plano YoungLife.

Jeff Beier

Principal

Jeff brings over 20 years of business experience in helping companies grow while managing their bottom line.  He is a senior technology leader with a proven success record of delivering excellent operating results through a focus on execution, scalability, maintainability and cost effectiveness.  He creates strong collaboration with team members and global stakeholders at all levels.  Jeff thinks cross-functionally while applying expertise gained from small businesses to large global enterprises in the areas of marketing, wholesale, retail, healthcare, product and e-Commerce environments.

He is an excellent communicator who works well with team members as well as C suite executives. Jeff is proficient in leveraging cloud technologies to modernize applications while reducing cost. He is passionate about delivering business value and quality customer experiences and has a keen ability to create strong partnerships with global stakeholders at all levels. 

Jeff has spent 8 years of service as an Air Force Linguist with Top Secret/SCI clearance. He is a Certified AWS Solutions Architect.

In his spare time, Jeff enjoys restoring a motorcycle with his son and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Kathy Andrews

Principal

Kathy has over 5 years of experience in the Technology industry with an emphasis on building strategic relationships with her clients and connections. She is involved with many organizations in Dallas and has a passion for STEM and making a difference with women in IT.

Kathy is passionate about helping enterprises attract, serve, and retain customers by leveraging cloud, mobile, and current CRM platforms such as Salesforce. She is a driven partner in helping clients overcome challenges and be successful.

When Kathy is not working with Cyber Group clients and connecting with her network,  you can often find her on the golf course or spending time with her two children.

“You can do anything you set your mind to do”

Lisa Jordan

Principal

Lisa Jordan has over 30 years of experience working with information technology from every possible vantage point, as a product manager, purchaser, project manager, and advisor. She thrives on opportunities to create and evolve new capabilities from concept to reality. Lisa fills the space between business and technology and has played this role in dozens of multi-year, international, custom development and package integration projects.

She believes processes are a great tool for framing and organizing technology initiatives.  Not only is she skilled at facilitation of process workshops, but she has also trained and coached IT department resources in process documentation, design, and improvement. Lisa is an advocate for women in the fields of technology and consulting and is an active participant in DFW ATW and Ellevate Network. Lisa enjoys spending time and travelling with family. She is involved in community activities, including support for the Coppell Arts Council, an annual project to provide dolls and doll clothing to children through Metrocrest Social Services.

Mike Reeves

Principal

Mike has over 20 years experience in application delivery and has been working on the Salesforce platform for more than 8 years. He previously served as an executive in the wholesale and production distribution space of the Aerospace industry. He has led projects involving the stand-up of several Salesforce orgs, including custom integrations with websites, SAP and multiple third-party applications (FinancialForce, HubSpot, DocuSign, Conga, etc.).
Mike has served as Salesforce ”product owner” with multiple companies, supporting orgs with more than 1,400 users and he currently manages Cyber Group’s Salesforce consulting practice.

He is a Certified Salesforce Administrator, ServiceCloud Consultant and Field Service Lightning Consultant. Mike has been instrumental in building a large team to manage several large-scale & complex projects for our enterprise customers. He is responsible for supporting the significant growth that our Salesforce practice is going through.

Mike is an avid Oklahoma Sooner football fan, owner (and driver) of “Truck Norris,” and frequent patron of NASCAR events at the Texas Motor Speedway.

Pratik Malviya

Principal

Pratik Malviya is a consultant with more than 13 years of technology experience. He has an extensive background in planning and managing cross-functional projects. He is an analytical and conceptual thinker who effectively partners with senior management to assess opportunities, facilitate strategic decisions, and drive successful implementations.

Pratik’s ability to assess complex situations and identify appropriate solutions underscores his ability to gain meaningful insight and follow up with thorough analysis. He is particularly skilled at group facilitation and enjoys forging consensus among people with diverging ideas and opinions. Pratik has managed a broad array of projects in industries ranging from financial services, retail, and energy to direct selling.

Pratik joined Cyber Group in 2008 in India. He started as a developer and quickly rose to be part of the India team’s leadership. Pratik moved to Dallas in 2016 and is continuing his journey with Cyber Group as a Principal. As he has worked in India and in the US, he has the advantage of understanding both worlds which helps him manage global delivery teams.

Over the weekends, Pratik likes to play golf and spend time with his twin daughters and wife.

Sebastian Labrador

Principal

Sebastian Labrador is a Principal consultant specializing in technology architecture and evangelism. Aside from being an awesome husband to an amazing wife and incredible father to 4 beautiful kids, Sebastian brings 12 strong years of experience in building high performance teams who can deliver on infrastructure, applications, and business solutions. For Cyber Group customers, Sebastian has successfully built a Site Reliability Engineering practice, directed agile development teams, and architected a new CMS solution using off-the-shelf products as well as custom applications.

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