Meet Our Team

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Kris Puthucode
PRESIDENT & CEO

KRIS PUTHUCODE
CEO
 
Kris Puthucode has 20 years of experience in the software industry. He has been working over the past several years with a diversity of companies including Fortune 500's, Big Five Consulting Firms, Blue Chips and prominent outsourcing suppliers in all areas of software and systems engineering, quality and process management.
 
Founder of SQC since 2001, today Kris works as a Consultant with 60+ companies including the U.S. Department of Defense contractors & multi-national commercial organizations through the entire business lifecycle including BD and Sales Consulting, and effective "Winning" strategies on the front end, to software and systems engineering delivery excellence through systematic and predictable process improvement.
 
Kris has also performed several Software-CMM®, and CMMI® training, consulting and appraisal projects. In addition, Kris consults on several industry standards like ITIL (ISO 20000), ISO 27001 Information Security Audits, CoBIT®, ISO 9001, ISO 14000, DO-178B, Six Sigma, Automotive SPICE® (ISO 15504) and similar models. Kris is a qualified Six Sigma Master black belt.
 
Kris's wide job-experiences include companies like GTE (now Verizon), Coopers and Lybrand LLP., (now PWC) and BBN Technologies.
 
Kris's certifications include CMMI Institute Certified High Maturity Lead Appraiser, CMMI Instructor, Certified Appraiser and Instructor for the BD-CMM, Certified SPICE (ISO 15504) Assessor, and qualified Six Sigma Master Blackbelt.
 
Kris holds Computer Science Engineering degree, and Management and Executive education from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Sahana Kris
DIRECTOR

MENTORS

Richard J Desjardins
Mentor/SQC

Peter E Clark
Mentor/SQC

CONSULTANTS / LEAD APPRAISERS / CONSULTING PARTNERS

Kris Puthucode
LEAD APPRAISER

Vinit Maheswari
LEAD APPRAISER

Vinit:

SEI Authorized CMMI Lead Appraiser

Certified ISO Auditor

Rich diversified international business development, consulting, training, auditing   and engineering experience in system and software engineering disciplines in multiple organizations including semiconductor, banking, financial services, insurance, telecom, military information management and security information systems, health care applications, embedded software, e-learning and automotive sector experience in corporate planning, product and project management.

Vinit is a candidate SCAMPI (CMMI) Class A, B, C Lead Appraiser, Six Sigma Black Belt and ISMS (ISO27001) IRCA Registered auditor.

 

He has been imparting CMMI, Six Sigma, Metrics, Size Modeling, BS7799 Consultancy and Training services in USA, Asia Pacific Region, South East Asia, Egypt, etc. Vinit has been leading the consulting and appraisal teams at various organizations to help them establish, implement and benchmark quality management system in line with ISO/BS7799/CMMI Model(s) requirements.

Joselyn Capistrano
LEAD APPRAISER

Gary Norausky
LEAD APPRAISER

Gary Norausky
Certified CMMI High Maturity Lead Appraiser and Sr. Consulting Partner
 

Gary Norausky has 30+ years of global experience applying computer-oriented solutions to scientific, engineering, and business problems.

Mr. Norausky is experienced in performing process improvement services in major industries (aerospace, telecommunications, insurance, finance, defense and federal agencies), various organizational sizes

(large and small), and distinct product types (embedded systems, application and system software, mission critical, and IRAD).

Mr. Norausky has extensive experience in multisite integrations, design and deployment of world class quality, configuration, calibration and continuous improvement programs within highly regulated industries.  

More than fifteen years of experience as an SEI/CMMI INSTITUTE Lead Appraiser.

Paul Mcmahon
Sr. Consulting Partner

PAUL MCMAHON 
Sr. Consulting Partner 
 
Paul E. McMahon helps large and small organizations as they improve their development and management processes and move toward increased agility and process maturity. Paul provides project management, strategic thinking, and software development coaching services utilizing recognized current industry best practices (Agile Project Management, PMBOK, CMMI-Dev, CMMI-DEV, ITIL, and Lean Six Sigma).
 
He has assisted multiple clients (as an independent contractor) over the past fifteen years in achieving advanced certifications levels and he coaches project managers facing many of the common challenges seen today on complex development efforts. Often the efforts where Paul's services are called upon include large complex projects involving multiple contractors spread across multiple development locations. He also has helped a number of smaller organizations (50-150 people, some newly acquired divisions of larger organizations) as they improve their project management and process maturity.
 
Paul is a Certified Scrum Master and is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Prior to his independent work Paul acquired twenty-four years of experience as a software developer, project manager and internal company coach and mentor working for Link Simulation and Lockheed Martin. He has taught Software Engineering at Binghamton University, State University of New York; conducted workshops on Engineering Process and Management, and published more than 40 articles on software and systems development and management, including several in CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering.
 
Paul is the author of two books, Integrating CMMI and Agile Development: Case Studies and Proven Techniques for Faster Performance Improvement (August, 2010) and a book on collaborative development, Virtual Project Management: Software Solutions for Today and the Future (CRC Press, 2000).
 
Paul is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, including the Systems and Software Technology Conference. His past clients include Raytheon, L3 Communications, BAE, Alion Science and Technology, Northrop-Grumman, and the Department of the U.S. Navy. Paul holds a BA degree, Magna Cum Laude, in mathematics from the University of Scranton, and an MA degree in mathematics from Binghamton University. He is also currently on the leadership team of an international initiative to refound software engineering founded by Ivar Jacobson, Bertrand Meyer and Richard Soley (www.semat.org).
 
Paul has been a member of the CROSSTALK Editorial Review Board since 2004 and continues to serve on the board in 2012.

Munaver Sherif
Consulting Partner

Ravi Raghavendra
Senior Consultant

An entrepreneurial facilitator to make organizations to rethink, and successfully identify their most impeding systemic constraint to achieve the most important goal; an experienced consultant driving strategic application of process excellence methodologies in product realization, including a people-cantered focus, to successfully enable attainment of outcomes that sustain business growth (order to cash), enhance quality and improve profitability using frameworks like CMMI.

He has worked in MNC companies in the area of Process improvement frameworks like CMMI for development and services. Established Software Quality improvements by leading teams to successfully achieve CMMI L5 and CMM L3 in multiple organizations. He has experience in Business improvement frameworks like EFQM, Establishing Product Realization Process, Architecting Business Process Improvements, Software development methodologies like V model, Agile (SCRUM) and Critical Chain Project Management.

Lakshmi Menon
Consultant

Lakshmi:

Lakshmi has over 10 years of experience in the Information Technology industry with a wide range of skills in the area of quality, especially in CMM and CMMI with a proven record of accomplishments. She has been employed in companies in the capacities of SQA, Auditor, Senior Auditor, SEPG Lead and ATM. She has achieved the CMM and CMMI Level 5 appraisals for the organizations she worked. She has been involved in project management, defining and maintaining the Quality Management System, implementing the processes and training the people on quality.

Lakshmi has good experience in Software development. She worked on DOS, UNIX and Windows 95, 98 and NT platforms. Area of work was Software Modification, Renovation, Testing and Re-Engineering.

Eswar Anandan
Consultant

Eswar

Eswar has 10+ years of experience in Project Management, SQA, and Process Improvement. He has been employed in various organizations in the role of SEPG team which was responsible for setting and streamlining process for the organization and Team member for CMMI L3 Apperisals. He is seasoned in Project Management, performing gap and defining process methodologies in context of industry best practices.

Experience and exposure to work with clients from US/UK/Europe /Australian/UAE/Government Agencies