Leadership

RCG leaders bring focused expertise to affect business change, enable digital transformation, and deliver measured value and impact.

Our Leadership

Rob Simplot

CEO & President

Rob Simplot

CEO & President

Rob Simplot joined RCG as CEO in 1999. Under his leadership, the company has advanced its Data & Analytics business consulting capability dramatically while also driving revenue growth in the outsourcing of Business Applications development & support, utilizing the company’s subsidiary in the Philippines. Rob led the management buy-out of RCG in 2013 in partnership with Eos Partners, a private equity firm in New York City. Rob has spent 37 years in the technology industry, helping large complex organizations solve critical business problems. Prior to joining RCG, Rob enjoyed a 21-year career at Unisys Corp. His last position there was Vice President & General Manager for North America – leading a $1-billion revenue organization engaged in infrastructure & technology professional services. Rob completed the executive development program at the Wharton Business School and received both his MBA and BBA degrees in Finance from the University of Iowa.

Gerard Lynch

Chief Financial Officer

Gerard Lynch

Chief Financial Officer

Gerard joined RCG in 1997 and is responsible for all aspects of the Company’s financial, and accounting functions. In addition, Gerard is responsible for several other corporate functions including the Company’s contracting/pricing function, legal/compliance function, and risk management function. Gerard also oversees the Implementation Quality Assurance group, which provides review and oversight of client proposals and client project delivery, and ensures adherence to the Company’s SDLC. Early in his career, Gerard held several management and leadership positions at Reliance Group Holdings, Inc. and Ernst & Young. Gerard received his MBA in Finance from Pace University’s Lubin Graduate School of Business, holds a BS in Accounting from Boston College, and is a licensed CPA.

Mark Allnock

SVP – Southeast Region

Mark Allnock

SVP – Southeast Region

Mark joined RCG in 1998 and owns complete operational responsibilities for the Southeast region. As a senior executive at RCG, Mark has made significant contributions toward the growth and expansion of the Company in the area. After he assumed leadership of the Southeast region in 2006, he has doubled the size of region revenue. Before joining RCG, Mark worked in the POS industry for more than 13 years selling IBM and NCR to the retail industry.

John Bender

SVP – Southwest Region

John Bender

SVP – Southwest Region

John joined RCG in 2006 and manages all operations for the Southwest region including sales and delivery. Prior to joining RCG, John served as VP for Adea Solutions and successfully started several new practices and built their Dallas business unit into their largest region over a five-year period. Previously he worked at marchFIRST, a $1.2 billion e-Business consulting and systems integration company as the Director of Business Development for their Dallas office. John also worked at Oracle Corporation, where he served in senior sales and account management roles in the CPG and retail and hi-tech manufacturing verticals. John started his career with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in Plano, Texas as a Financial Analyst. At EDS, he held various roles in finance, project management and sales for six years. John is a member of several professional associations including the Society for Information Management, and he serves on the SMU Cox School of Business Associate Board. John received both his MBA and BBA degrees from Southern Methodist University.

Mike Fischer
Mike Fischer

SVP – Northeast Region

Mike Fischer

SVP – Northeast Region

Mike joined RCG in 2002 and is responsible for sales, delivery and operations for the Northeast Region. He has a strong background and advanced degrees in technology, and works closely with clients as a trusted advisor to analyze, plan, integrate, and implement turnkey solutions. With 25 years of experience in business and technology consulting, Mike harnesses RCG’s digital transformation, advanced analytics, strategic data and information management, business applications, and technology enablement and sustainment solutions that deliver measurable business impact, value, and results. Prior to joining RCG, Mike served as VP and Managing Director at Hallmark Information Technology. Mike received his BS, in Physics and Mathematics from Bethany College and MS, in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Connecticut.

Bob McAndrews

SVP – Midwest Region

Bob McAndrews

SVP – Midwest Region

Bob joined RCG in 1998. He is responsible for growth strategies, operations, client delivery, and profitability for the Midwest region. Under Bob’s leadership, the Midwest region has experienced growing revenue and earnings for the past fifteen years. Prior to joining RCG, Bob spent ten years serving clients at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and was responsible for CSC Consulting’s largest process improvement and technology renovation project at a major Fortune 100 client. Bob also spent 12 years at Digital Equipment Corporation as an Account Integration Executive where he was responsible for proposing, designing, and managing large scale application and system integrations projects to Fortune 100 companies. Bob graduated from North Park University.

Vinny Raineri

SVP

Vinny Raineri

SVP

Vinny joined RCG in 1998 and is a proven business and technology leader with an outstanding ability to deliver high-value solutions that provide competitive advantage. He is a trusted advisor to scores of clients in the areas of business strategy and technology enablement. Prior to joining RCG, Vinny was Director of Strategy with AT&T. During his 18 years with AT&T, he held various leadership positions in operations, marketing, and sales. Vinny is a graduate of the City College of New York and has attended executive leadership programs at Boston University and The Tuck School of Business.

Rick McGonegal

President – Philippine Operations

Rick McGonegal

President – Philippine Operations

Rick joined RCG in 1998. He has a career spanning over 25 years of project development and delivery. As the chief executive in Manila, Rick is responsible for developing RCG’s offshore delivery capabilities and Southeast Asia sales. He was involved in establishing RCG’s Solution Development Lifecycle (SDLC), a key component of the ODC’s initiative to achieve CMMI Level 5 certification. Prior to joining RCG, Rick had a multi-faceted career as a Program Manager for TCSI Corporation, a Silicon Valley software consulting and development firm, where he planned and managed Telecommunications SS7 network management systems in Holland, South Africa and Saudi Arabia. Rick received his PhD and MSc from the University of Toronto and his Bachelor’s from Bishop’s University.

Deepu Zacharia
Deepu Zacharia

President – India Operations

Deepu Zacharia

President – India Operations

Deepu brings over 17 years of experience in helping brands and businesses solve problems. As chief executive at RCG – India, Deepu is responsible for delivering measurable business outcomes for RCG’s US clients. He and his team provide full-stack services that complete the systems’ journey from conceptualizing to designing and executing projects and through the ongoing sustainment of solutions to support the complete lifecycle of our clients’ operations. Deepu and his team focus on delivering global IT solutions for various businesses including B2B and B2C software development services, engineering services, consulting services, and web / mobile development services. Deepu has a Bachelor of Engineering Technology focused in Computer Science Engineering from CSI College of Engineering.

Rachelle McLure

VP & Chief Marketing Officer

Rachelle McLure

VP & Chief Marketing Officer

As CMO, Rachelle has worked with a diverse team across the company to evolve the RCG brand and market messaging to reflect the client impacts we focus on – realizing digital ambitions related to Customer Engagement; Workforce Enablement; and Operations Optimization. Rachelle is also responsible for our practices focused on Web and Mobile Development, Digital QA & Testing and Digital Sustainment capabilities. She represents more than 25 years of technical and management leadership experience. She has led multinational teams in a wide spectrum of application areas. Since joining RCG in 2000, Rachelle has overseen both onshore and offshore solution implementations in a variety of industries. She also previously managed the strategic development of the e-Business strategy for Halliburton and was responsible for the company’s Internet and Intranet design, implementation, and operation. Rachelle earned her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Houston.

Rick Skriletz

Global Managing Principal, Data & Analytics

Rick Skriletz

Global Managing Principal, Data & Analytics

Rick has 35 years of experience working in large corporations and start-ups. Since joining RCG in 2000, Rick’s professional focus has been on helping clients meet the challenges of changing business environments by utilizing the overwhelming amount of data available in today’s digital world to realize business value, applying information to improve business operations and their performance, and managing organizational and technical change to respond to today’s business dynamics. As the global leader of RCG’s Data & Analytics practice, Rick works with RCG’s Data & Analytics professionals and clients to help them use data to impact their business results.

Our Board of Directors

Aziz Virani

Chairman

Aziz Virani

Chairman

Aziz Virani serves as Chairman of RCG Global Services. He also serves as a board member at Excellarate. Aziz has 30+ years of experience growing technology and consulting services companies. He is the former CEO of CLEAResult, a leading provider of energy efficiency programs and services in North America. Aziz previously served as President of North America for Avanade, a global professional services company providing IT consulting services for the Microsoft platform. Prior to that, he was a senior partner at Accenture where he held a number of senior management positions globally and provided strategy, consulting, digital transformation and operations services to Fortune 500 company clients.

Rob Simplot

CEO & President

Rob Simplot

CEO & President

Rob Simplot joined RCG as CEO in 1999. Under his leadership, the company has advanced its Data & Analytics business consulting capability dramatically while also driving revenue growth in the outsourcing of Business Applications development & support, utilizing the company’s subsidiary in the Philippines. Rob led the management buy-out of RCG in 2013 in partnership with Eos Partners, a private equity firm in New York City. Rob has spent 37 years in the technology industry, helping large complex organizations solve critical business problems. Prior to joining RCG, Rob enjoyed a 21-year career at Unisys Corp. His last position there was Vice President & General Manager for North America – leading a $1-billion revenue organization engaged in infrastructure & technology professional services. Rob completed the executive development program at the Wharton Business School and received both his MBA and BBA degrees in Finance from the University of Iowa.

Michael Langdon

Managing Director, Frontenac

Michael Langdon

Managing Director, Frontenac

Mike is a Managing Director and focuses on investments in the business services sector. He is a director of Integris, Motion Solutions, RCG Global Services and XanEdu. Mike’s prior investments and directorships include A.H. Harris, Behavioral Health Group, Crescent Healthcare, e+ CancerCare, H-E Parts, Salient CRGT and TPC . Mike first joined Frontenac as an Associate in 2001. Mike rejoined the firm in 2009 after serving as a Senior Associate at Genstar Capital. Mike began his career as an analyst at DLJ Merchant Banking. A Michigan native, Mike graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan and received an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Joseph Rondinelli

Principal, Frontenac

Joseph Rondinelli

Principal, Frontenac

Joe is a Principal and focuses on investments in the business services sector. Joe is a director of CoCreativ, Excellarate, Integris and RCG Global Services. Joe’s prior investments and directorships include GNAP LLC, La Tavola and Whitebridge Pet Brands. Prior to Frontenac, he was an investment banking analyst at Citigroup Global Markets. A Chicago native, Joe graduated from Northwestern University and received an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Markie Masri

Vice President, Frontenac

Markie Masri

Vice President, Frontenac

Markie is a Vice President and focuses on investments in the business services sector. Markie is a director of Motion Solutions, Newterra, RCG Global Services and XanEdu. Markie’s prior investments and directorships include TPC. Prior to Frontenac, she was an investment banking analyst at Robert W. Baird where she focused on the business services segment. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Markie graduated with general honors from the University of Chicago.

Patti Griffin

Board Member

Patti Griffin

Board Member

Patti has spent more than 20 years leading and advising companies, largely within the insurance vertical. She most recently served as the Chief Product Officer at Duck Creek Technologies, a provider of core system solutions to the P&C and general insurance industry. Patti played a significant role in Duck Creek’s carveout from Accenture and its acquisition by Apax Partners in 2016. Prior to Duck Creek, Patti served as Managing Director at Accenture, advising P&C insurers globally on technology and business transformation, focusing on operational efficiencies and customer service. Prior to joining Accenture, Patti spent the early days of her career working for insurance companies in both personal and commercial business across underwriting and claims.