ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ASI Government (ASI), public sector consultants specializing in acquisition, program management, strategy and organizational performance, and mission support solutions, announced today that Balaji Ramanujam has joined the company as Chief Information Officer (CIO). An accomplished IT and business executive focused on driving value through IT innovation, Balaji has 17 years of experience in cost structuring, enterprise optimization, IT architecture, and change management.
Balaji's particular focus is the alignment of IT with business strategy to maximize efficiencies and cost savings. He has delivered technology solutions across a broad spectrum of clients, including federal agencies, telecom, healthcare, finance, and media.
Kymm McCabe, ASI President and CEO commented: "We are all delighted to welcome Balaji to the ASI team. He has a passion for helping clients transform their organizations through the marriage of IT and business strategy. As federal agencies face increased budgetary challenges, it is imperative we continue to push the boundaries of innovation to unlock savings, optimize efficiencies, and drive successful program and mission outcomes. IT is a strategic driver in that process, and Balaji has the unique vision to unleash its transformational power to deliver significant value for our clients and our company."
Shared Balaji: "I am enthusiastic about joining the ASI Government team. The company has been on the forefront of IT innovation in Big A Acquisition, as evidenced by its focus on Agile Acquisition and knowledge, productivity and learning solutions. I am eager to build on that strong foundation, lending my perspective to the development and delivery of IT-enabled, game-changing solutions to support the missions of ASI's valued federal clients."
Prior to joining ASI, Balaji served as Partner at The Garuttman Group, an IT and general consultancy firm that he co-founded. There, he led IT transformation and auditing activities and focused on business strategy, supply chain management architecture, Web development, analytics, product development and sales. He also created business-to-business, e-commerce and intercontinental logistics solutions. Previously, Balaji served in IT positions, including leading CIO services at Customer Value Partners, Prematics, Convergys Corporation, Seta (Apptis), Ushacomm and Accord.
A published author and a sought-after industry speaker, Balaji received his Bachelor's in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Mysore and Master of Science in Management of IT from the University of Virginia.
For more than 15 years, ASI Government (ASI) has provided innovative acquisition, program management, and strategy and organizational performance solutions to a diverse spectrum of federal clients, including civilian, defense, and homeland security agencies. Leveraging unique approaches infused with knowledge, productivity and learning tools – including the Virtual Acquisition Office™, Applied Learning Online™, and Tailored Acquisition Portal™ – ASI delivers experiences that reignite passion and drive results through its "Unexpected, by Design" delivery philosophy. Through a recent acquisition, ASI established its Frontline Solutions Division, bolstering its ability to serve the unique needs of the intelligence community and adding mission support capabilities.