Kiran Analytics is led by a proven team that has worked together to start, build and sustain successful software and analytics companies.
Dr. Ali Kiran
Dr. Kiran, an internationally recognized authority in industrial engineering, forecasting, scheduling and systems simulation with more than 20 years of entrepreneurial and consulting experience. In 2005 he received the coveted Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” award in San Diego for his leadership of Exametric Software. Prior to his successful track record as an entrepreneur, Dr. Kiran taught industrial engineering at the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Kiran holds an M.S. degree in mechanical engineering, and a Ph.D. in industrial engineering. He is a member of APICS, IIE, SME, and INFORMS.
Chief Executive Officer
DeLapa earned his Business Degree from Michigan State University.
Executive Vice President
Randy Ross leads global client management and business development for Kiran Analytics. His career has focused on delivering breakthrough results to financial services companies spanning the areas of payments, marketing services, operations, customer management, change management, workforce management, and technology. Leading the teams that deliver Kiran’s predictive analytics driven branch transformation solutions, his central focus includes talent acquisition, workforce management, customer experience, and resource optimization.
Prior to beginning his civilian career, Ross served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, rising to the rank of Captain. He graduated from the University of Illinois with concentrations in Mathematics and History.
Chief Technology Officer
Prior to joining Kiran, Cameron served as CTO of Exametric Software, and Director of Software Engineering at both Witness Systems and Verint Systems.
Cameron graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
SVP, Retail Banking Solutions
Prior to joining Kiran, Hudson has held several leadership positions within financial services and most recently served as Principal at Novantas and Vice President of the Branch Workforce Optimization Practice at Verint Systems. She earned a degree in business administration from Georgetown University.
Dr. Abhyuday Desai
Vice President, Analytics
Of particular note is his groundbreaking, patent-pending work in the field of full-time/part-time staffing of bank branches. Dr. Desai holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the Texas Tech University. He has published scholarly papers in scheduling and inventory control. His interests are in descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics.
Vice President of Marketing
Kerim Tumay leads the marketing efforts of Kiran Analytics. A software industry veteran, Tumay brings over 25 years of experience in marketing, product development and management with enterprise software products. He has deep technical knowledge in modeling, simulation, content management, search, and semantic technologies. Tumay is the founder of Technology Multipliers. His leadership experience includes executive management positions at ProModel Corporation, CACI, Convera, and NTENT.
Tumay holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering and Management Systems from Arizona State University.
Vice President of Business Development
John McKenna leads business development for Kiran Analytics in the US. Prior to joining Kiran, Mr. McKenna held leadership positions in several financial services companies. He served as the President of PayCommerce — an innovative open payments network. McKenna also served as President of ETP, Electronic Transactions Partners. Prior to that, McKenna was Senior Vice President of Harland Clarke where he led the national sales division. His broad executive leadership experience includes rapidly growing sales as well as completing successful business transformations.
Prior to his civilian career, McKenna served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Director of Client Services
Carl Christon leads client services for Kiran Analytics in the UK. Prior to joining Kiran, Mr. Christon held leadership positions within FTSE 100 Companies in both Retail Banking (Barclays) and Retailing (Tesco Stores). Trained in Lean Six Sigma to Black Belt level, and holding an IMS certificate in Work Measurement, Method Study and Productivity, Christon is regarded as a subject matter expert within Workforce Optimization and Resource Planning. He also holds a Prince 2 Project Management qualification and has specialist skills in Branch Transformation and Change Management.
Christon has a proven track record of creating innovative tools, processes and solutions which are sustainable and lead to a more agile workforce.