Chief People Officer
EVP & Chief Financial Officer
SVP – Consumer, Travel & Hospitality
SVP – Insurance
SVP - Banking & Financial Services
Ramesh is a global business leader with over 30 years of experience in growing and managing multiple professional services’ businesses across operations, consulting, and technology. His deep knowledge of the IT and BPO industries, strategic thinking, and a collaborative approach has been instrumental in helping clients successfully navigate business and technology shifts. Until recently, Ramesh was a Senior Vice President and a member of Cognizant’s Executive Leadership Team. He led business expansion and growth, market and client strategies, industry solutions, and inorganic growth. He enabled the integrated sales and delivery of the full complement of Cognizant’s operations solutions, capabilities, and knowledge to the financial services market and other industries.
His prior experiences have been in the areas of corporate finance and emerging markets private equity. He has led business across core areas such as P&L management, business development, M&A, partnerships & alliances, organization design, and influencer relations. With a strong growth mindset coupled with excellent consultative and problem-solving skills, he has built and led global teams that are focused on a strong client-first transformation agenda.
Ramesh has an MBA from the University of Sydney and is currently based in New Jersey.
Shauna Coleman serves as Chief People Officer (CPO) at RCG. In her role, Shauna is responsible for leading RCG’s global human resources (HR) strategy, operations, organizational design, and leadership development. Additional responsibilities include managing employee training, employee relations, as well as compensation and benefits. Shauna is a growth-minded and inclusive servant leader who values embracing the collective genius, through diversity of representation and inclusivity. As an executive, Shauna prioritizes enablement, empowerment, and development of colleagues to garner the best from herself, her staff, and the organization. Her expertise in global human capital management includes leading multinational teams and organizations across both information technology (services and SaaS) and government industries. With 20 years of experience, she specializes in creating and delivering people strategies in hyper growth environments, enabling business growth, and driving operational excellence. Shauna holds a Master of Science in HR Management with a focus in organizational effectiveness from New York University as well as a Bachelor of Arts in sociology.
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 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.
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.
Kaj leads RCG’s Financial Services vertical. Previously, Kaj was CEO of Woodridge Software which was acquired by RCG in 2023. Kaj is a 25-year veteran of the software industry. He has built and led 3 companies, helping them grow from original idea to successful exit and ongoing operations. He founded and sold a leading Network Access Control company, Roving Planet, to HP.
Kaj understands what it takes to build a company and develop new products. He is skilled in leading teams of people, honing strategy, and managing focused execution. He is also an expert in cyber security and enterprise data. Kaj has an ability to understand customers’ points of view, goals and needs and helps guide projects to exceed expectations.
Kaj has a degree in Physics/Math from University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado.
Board Member & Former CEO
Managing Director, Frontenac
Vice President, Frontenac
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 private equity backed, 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 several senior management positions globally and provided strategy, consulting, digital transformation and operations services to Fortune 500 company clients. Since 2019 Aziz has been working with private equity companies The Frontenac Company and The Halifax Group as an executive advisor. In this role Aziz is an advisor to these private equity firms as they evaluate and invest in IT services businesses. Upon doing such leveraged buyouts, Aziz personally invests and serves on the Board of Directors of those companies.
Ramesh is a global business leader with over 30 years of experience in growing and managing multiple professional services’ businesses across operations, consulting, and technology. His deep knowledge of the IT and BPO industries, strategic thinking, and a collaborative approach has been instrumental in helping clients successfully navigate business and technology shifts.Until recently, Ramesh was a Senior Vice President and a member of Cognizant’s Executive Leadership Team. He led business expansion and growth, market and client strategies, industry solutions, and inorganic growth. He enabled the integrated sales and delivery of the full complement of Cognizant’s operations solutions, capabilities, and knowledge to the financial services market and other industries.
Rob Simplot joined RCG as CEO in 1999. Under his leadership, the company advanced its Data & Analytics business consulting capability dramatically while also driving revenue growth in the outsourcing of Product Engineering development and support, utilizing the company’s subsidiaries in the Philippines and India. Rob led the management buy-out of RCG in 2013 in partnership with Eos Partners, a private equity firm in New York City. Subsequently, he led a company recapitalization in 2021 with Frontenac, a leading private equity firm in Chicago. In 2023, Rob stepped down as CEO and remains on the board of directors.
Rob has spent 44 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 the technology professional services division.
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.
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.
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 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.
Ruth is a 25 year finance professional with extensive experience. After more than 10 years at PwC in the Audit practice working with private equity backed companies, she shifted her focus to advisory services. Ruth has worked with a wide range of companies across a variety of industries leading finance transformations, acquisitions, process improvement initiatives. Ruth also partners with Frontenac Company with a focus on portfolio company onboarding, implementation of financial best practices and other financial and value enhancing initiatives. Most recently Ruth served as Chief Financial Officer of Excellarate.
Additionally, Ruth holds a directorship at EFC International.
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.