Our Center of Excellence is made up of expert-level technologists and architects. They guide our clients in strategic decision making, definition, and design of projects.
- High Quality Results
- Strategic Support
- Tactical Execution
- Leadership and Reassurance
- People Who Know What They’re Doing
- You have a desired result or project in mind, but don’t know where to start or how to get there.
- You need advice along the way, but don’t want to hand over total project control.
- You need guidance and best practices, but don’t have the budget to outsource the whole project.
- You can’t afford a failed project.
A graduate of Duke University and former Fellow at the University of Southern California, Ken has co-authored several technical books including Electronic Marketing, Dryden Press, 1999 and Oracle Unleashed, Sam’s Books – Macmillan Publishing, 1996.
Russell Madris, CEO of PC Connection/MoreDirect, a billion-dollar organization, recently wrote to a colleague that, “in my 22 years in business, Ken is the most knowledgeable, forward-thinking IT expert I have ever worked with, period.”
In keeping with his extensive experience in designing and delivering solutions that integrate enterprise-level technologies (including design, development, management, education and product marketing), Hugo has led Enterprise Systems (ES) engagements in Data Warehousing (DW), Business Intelligence (BI), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and Sales Force Automation (SFA).
An alumnus of Duke University, Hugo is also Chateaux’s Chief Technology Officer, in which capacity he consults with clients on technology investment and deployment. His previous executive roles included VP IT Planning at HALO Industries [NYSE: HMK], and Principal with Navigant Consulting [NYSE: NCI], where he advised Global 500 firms on best practices in aligning Information Technology with business goals.
Don has a particular ability to use enterprise modeling to bridge divides where the collision of opposing management philosophies hinders a company’s progress; Manufacturing Resource Planning versus Construction Scheduling, Research versus Commercialization, even Object Oriented versus Entity Modeling. He has also shown that enterprise architecture can be scaled to small enterprises to guide growth strategies in a pragmatic way. A favorite “architecture” was a one-page composite of Organization, Process, and Information that was used in weekly management meetings to provide a common view of problem areas and guide improvements, helping a 4M company to progress to 40M in one year.
His experience is primarily balanced between process and information architecture specialties, with some organization, strategy planning, and business rules modeling.
Don is a graduate of Tulane University and has a Master of Science from Idaho State University. He has published papers in the area of statistical methods and measurement.
Strong analytical, technical and project management skills have had him lead projects through all aspects of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) for high profile projects on engagements with world-renowned clients in contexts ranging from initial methodology introduction to the advanced stages of application integration of heterogeneous systems.
Experience includes the following roles:
- Project management, planning, estimating
- IT strategic planning
- Software design and development in an SDLC methodology framework
- Enterprise architecture, data architecture, business analysis and process improvement
- Application integration
- Facilitation, training, mentoring in above areas
Sam’s industry experience includes Finance, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Consumer Packaged Goods and various B2B niches. Ken, CEO of Chateaux, has commented that, “Sam’s even-tempered approach, along with his meticulous attention to detail, makes him the rare technologist who combines great technical skill with empathy and forthrightness – everything you need in a trusted advisor.”
He brings with him an extensive hands-on technical knowledge and expertise in Application and User Interface Design, Integration, Business Intelligence and Enterprise Reporting delivering solutions that incorporate heterogeneous technologies including .Net, Lotus Domino, BusinessObjects and all major Web standards (HTML5, CSS3, jQuery).
Zoltan attended the Institute of Commercial Management in London as well as Southern Connecticut State University for a BS in Business Administration.
Vijay has experience in a number of diverse domains including ERP, CRM, Finance, Casino Management Software, and Social Networks. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional, Java Architect, Application Developer, and Technology Specialist.
Vijay has a Bachelor’s of Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University.
Alex leads the ongoing expansion of Chateaux in the global market. His ability to successfully bridge cultural gaps and connect with different audiences is paramount to Chateaux’s development and pursuit of opportunities. In addition to Alex’s role in business development, he has been involved in several engagements as a Business Analyst and Project Manager per request of the client.
Alex holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from The University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business and an International Baccalaureate Japanese/English Bilingual Diploma, empowering him with native fluency in both languages.