Advisor, IT Outsourcing
Melanie has extensive experience in outsourcing, global strategic sourcing, bid management, and contract & price negotiations in the pharmaceutical, telecommunications and manufacturing industries.
Melanie has led hundreds of competitive processes up to many millions of dollars, significantly improving business outcomes via cost reduction and risk mitigation. Her primary expertise is in IT sourcing, where she has led bids for outsourcing, software, hardware and development. In addition, she has coached and mentored many colleagues over her career. She also developed Project Management expertise while working in the IT industry. While living in India, Melanie was the founder and president of Talent Associates, a management training and development company. She created and delivered seminars on leadership, customer focus, change management, time management and executive health management to senior managers in various industries.
Melanie is also a Six-Sigma Green Belt with extensive experience leading kaizen events for process improvement. She has published in professional journals, written several internal white papers and position statements. Her education includes degrees from Michigan State University, Northeastern University and Harvard University.
BigRio is a technology consulting firm empowering data to drive innovation and advanced analytics. We specialize in cutting-edge Big Data, Machine Learning, and Custom Software strategy, analysis, architecture, and implementation solutions. We are an elite group with MIT and Harvard roots, shining when tasked with complex missions. Whether it’s Extracting, transforming, and loading big data from a variety of sources, building Artificial Intelligence solutions, or building high-volume, highly-available software, we deliver consistently.
With extensive domain knowledge, BigRio’s scientists and engineers design and build best-in-class solutions across a variety of verticals. This diverse industry exposure and our constant exposure with cutting-edge technology equip us with invaluable tools, strategies, and techniques. Our talent pool of experts brings innovative, cost-conscious, and extensible results to complex business challenges.