Vantage Agora is a global provider of back office services, software products and consulting services. Our patent-pending Business Operating System (BOS) – OX Zion – enables organizations to gain visibility, control, and business intelligence to achieve Operational Excellence. Our actionable dashboards and
Red/Yellow/Green (RYG) color-coded data visualization give business leaders all the information they need to run their company, right at their fingertips.
At Vantage Agora, our goal is to do one thing better than anybody else in the world: execute strategies to success through Operational Excellence.
Our secure and risk-free solutions increase productivity and quality at significant savings. We have a dedicated 24/7 client support team and a commitment to continuous improvement.
To delight customers with the value we provide every day and thereby, provide above normal returns to employees, shareholders, and partners, to share our time, wealth and knowledge with the less fortunate, to make the world a better place for everyone that comes in contact with Vantage Agora.
Sudhir is responsible for transforming a small back office operations practice into an organization that consistently provides clients with a sustainable competitive advantage. Processing over 4.3 million files for over a 7-year period at an exceptionally low error rate is a consequence of Sudhir’s ideology – “Get it right the first time”. Sudhir has been on several panels discussing efficiency and Operational Excellence. He has been featured in radio programming and news publications about entrepreneurship and operations. A graduate from Bangalore University, Sudhir went on to receive his MSIE degree from Cleveland State University. Sudhir currently resides in Cleveland with his wife and 2 sons. As a yoga prodigy at the age of 12, Sudhir has maintained his love of sports and has passed on his passion for golf to his sons, whom he loves to play with and follow local NBA Champs, the Cleveland Cavaliers.
CEO & Co-Founder
As the co-founder of Vantage Agora (VA), Harsha has been focused on bringing Operational Excellence to VA, its customers, and the world. Harsha has 20+ years experience in Consulting, Operational Excellence, Enterprise Social Networking, Business Intelligence, and Process improvement. His work with companies such as Fidelity, American Airlines, and i2 Technologies, has made him an expert in applying Business intelligence to Operational Excellence. Harsha has 4 patents in supply chain market place process improvements and has a patent pending for work on ‘Operational Excellence through Social Networks: OX Zion’. Harsha graduated with an MBA from southern Methodist University (SMU) Dallas, a Masters in Computer Science from Louisiana State University (LSU) Baton Rouge, and a Bachelors in Engineering from Bangalore University (BU).
COO & Co-Founder
Bill Julka founded Smart Solutions Inc. in 1983, growing the company into an award-winning IT solutions provider to clients in the education, legal, professional services, government and corporate sectors. They specialized in managed services, comprehensive IT infrastructure consulting, document management solutions and optimization – the success of which earned them the designation of “North American Partner of the Year” by HP Autonomy in 2013. In September of that same year, Smart Solutions joined forces with the locally owned and operated Blue Technologies Inc., a national paper and paperless-office technology IT company. As a subsidiary of Blue Technologies, Smart Solutions has since been renamed Blue Technologies Smart Solutions. Vantage Agora is pleased to have Bill on the board of directors, sharing the same values and deep ties to the community and to Operational Excellence.
Board of Advisors
Mr. Hari Rao Chaturvedi is a well known industry veteran in India. Hari Rao has been the Director of Vantage Agora since our inception in 2004. Prior to that, he was the Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Advisor for Titan Industries working with the Indian business phenomenon Ratan Tata for 19 years. He was also the General Manager for HMT Limited for more than 24 years. Hari Rao was the former President for Hosur Industries Association and Indian Institute of Science. He specializes in the fields of Lean Manufacturing, Management Consulting, and Business Strategies to name a few. He currently lives in Bangalore with his family.
HARI RAO CHATURVEDI
Board of Advisors
Arvind joined the Vantage Agora team in 2004 as the first full-time employee for the company. He currently heads the client relationships at VA and has over 15+ years of industry experience. He leads Operational Excellence initiatives both within and outside Vantage Agora. He has extensive experience in delivering a wide range of solutions to numerous clients worldwide. Prior to joining Vantage Agora, Arvind held leadership positions at Verizon Inc. and Fidelity Investments Inc. Arvind holds a MBA from Southern Methodist University (SMU) Dallas and a Bachelors in Engineering from India.
VP Customer Experience
Mr. Fieseler joined the Vantage Agora sales team in 2010. Mike spent 20 years with IBM as the company transitioned from a product to service-oriented organization, creating replicable solutions across industries including insurance, finance, staffing, and manufacturing. He was recognized nationally as second in services sales and received two interdivisional awards. Mike also led the sales of a software solution at DataTrak International, enabling Pharmaceutical companies faster, more efficient processes for drug development. He was also a company representative to an industry organization (CDISC) that defined a standardized international data model for vendors across the industry. Mr. Fieseler majored in Marketing and Management Science at the University of Iowa and has over 2,000 hours of continuing education including a Six Sigma Green Belt, Operational Excellence Level I, CPC, and ITIL training.
VP Business Development
Mehul is the Solutions Architect for Vantage Agora. He is responsible for technology & software architecture including development of the patent-pending Business Operating System, OX Zion. Mehul has more than 20 years of experience in the industry with a wide range of platforms and tools, as well as experience deploying enterprise-wide solutions at several companies across the globe. His work has allowed organizations to implement strategies to achieve success. Mehul has a Masters in Computer Information Systems from Cleveland State University and a Bachelor of Science in Physics. Despite the pressure of managing and running teams spread across two continents, Mehul still finds extra time to do hands-on software coding.
Carlos joined Vantage Agora as the Senior Vice President for Corporate and Government Affairs in 2015. Carlos is responsible for growing business relationships with corporate, middle market and public sector clients. Carlos has a long career leading teams in product development, corporate procurement, corporate strategy, and brand management at top tier organizations like Travelers Insurance, U.S. Bank, National City, and the U.S. Department of Commerce. Carlos’ multidisciplinary skills benefit VA clients by aligning the appropriate products and services to best achieve their strategic goals. Born and raised in Chicago, IL, Carlos received his bachelor of arts degree in Political Science from St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN. After college Carlos worked at IBM before completing his Master of Arts degree in International Affairs at Ohio University in Athens, OH. Carlos currently lives in the Greater Cleveland Area with his wife and two daughters.
SVP Corporate & Government Affairs
Joining the Vantage Agora team in 2016, Allison leads the VA Marketing Department in developing, implementing and executing strategic marketing plans for the entire VA organization. With a background in fine art, Allison used her skills to develop a career in graphic design, art direction and production management, becoming a versatile and effective creative professional with experience in several types of design media. Allison earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Miami University and is a Cleveland native where she currently resides.
Anoop joined the Vantage Agora team in 2015. With 12 years of industry experience, Anoop excels at managing customers and growing business relationships with corporate and middle market clients across the globe. He is trained and certified in AINS, worked and reviewed over 11 million transactions, and managed over 45 customers, across 121 insurance carriers and multiple insurance software applications. Born and raised in Bangalore, India. Anoop received his bachelor of arts degree in English and Social Science from Bangalore University, Karnataka. After college Anoop worked at Aviva before completing his AINS 21, 22 and 23 in general insurance in the States. Anoop currently lives in Bangalore with his wife Kavita and daughter Aaria.
Head of Operations
Working with one of the largest moving and storage companies in the industry, client needs are always Ashley’s number one focus. Continuously improving their shipment accounting processes and utilizing resources to their fullest is what she does to work hand in hand with the client and keep their billing on a 24-hour cycle. With her business management degree and experience in lean management gives her the skill set needed to assist clients every day and keep their needs at the forefront.
Operational Excellence Manager
Cherie joined the VA Team in 2016 and is responsible for the development, processes, and metrics that support the achievement of the organization’s business goals. This includes HR, Budget Preparations and Analysis, Accounting and Payroll, IT, and Admin. With over 15 years of Sales and Management experience, Cherie’s strong organizational and multitasking skills make her a successful addition to the Operationally Excellent VA Team.
Business Operations Manager
Dawn Kreager joined Vantage Agora in September 2016 as the Global Logistics Manager. She has 20 years prior experience in the Logistics industry, excelling in accounting, managing and supervising. She worked with one of the largest moving and storage companies in the industry and has now joined VA to help promote our products and expand the Logistics line. She has a degree in Marketing and is currently working with the VA Marketing team in their growth and strategy efforts.
Global Logistics Operations Manager
Dhanya Hegde heads the product management team for OX Zion. Having 4+ years of experience, she is based out of India and holds a Bachelors in Engineering from Bangalore, India. As the product manager of OX Zion, she helps bring the strategy moderated by customer requirements to life in the product. She works with various team members in the VA organization in order to develop a product that brings value to you and your organization.
Jagadish Shetty joined Vantage Agora in 2008 as the Administrative Officer and first employee of VA India. With a Bachelors in Commerce from APS College Bangalore, Jaggi is the person to run to for all admin-related tasks in the organization, from setting up a new office to assistance and maintenance of existing offices. Because of his experience and smart thinking, Jaggi moved from being the Administrative Officer to the Head of HR and Capital Administrator in the company. With a track record of completing tasks in short turnaround times at the best rates, Jaggi is ready to help in any scenario that arises. He currently lives in Bangalore with his family.
Senior Administrative Officer
Mordechai Zimberg, CPA, became the Controller for VA in 2016. He holds a Masters in Accounting from CSU Cleveland. Mordechai volunteers in local non profit organizations and private schools by assisting with their accounting processes from Quickbooks setup to monthly reporting. He also has several years of experience in the online retail industry, including advising and assisting sellers on various shipping and pricing programs, in addition to knowledge of large inventory databases and analytics, and noticing trends. Mordechai also has previous experience in the health care industry. Mordechai enjoys and excels at solving problems and creating efficiencies, especially when they relate to financial matters.
Yuvraj S Naidoo joined Vantage Agora as a member of the IT team in 2007. With a Bachelors in Science from Anna University, Tamil Nadu and Certification in Network Engineering, he moved from being a member of the IT Team to the Manager of Vantage Agora’s Business Operating System – OX Zion. With Transitional Training in Insurance and Logistics and 11 years of experience, he has extensive knowledge of each VA line of business. Yuvraj was the Business Analyst for AMEX before joining the Vantage Agora family. He currently lives in Bangalore with his wife.
Clint is Vantage Agora’s Official Unofficial Mascot. He joined the VA family in 2016, as part of the ‘Year of the Monkey’ campaign. Clint is our friendly ambassador on OX Zion, there to help you solve issues, learn more about our product, communicate announcements and maintenance, as well as assisting with our marketing and branding. Clint is known for his advantageous spirit and playful demeanor.
Official Unofficial Mascot