108 Wild Basin Road South, Suite 250
Austin, Texas 78746
Prior to joining CAM-I in 2005, Ashok G. Vadgama was a Program Manager for Strategic Programs at Motorola Semiconductor Product sector in Austin, Texas.
He has extensive experience in implementing integrated financial and business process modeling systems and driving strategic initiatives in USA, United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and Mexico. He has held various position in finance and operations in multi-national companies in USA and UK.
Previous to that at Motorola Semiconductor Product Sector, he was responsible for driving ABM (Activity Based Management) and process improvements at multiple global locations. He was elected to the Board in May 2004.
Ashok is on the Editorial Advisory Board of “Cost Management” a Warren, Gorham & Lamont of RIA publication.
Srikant Sastry - Managing Principal, Advisory Services Cherry Bekaert LLP
Chairman of the Board
Srikant serves as Managing Principal, Advisory Services for Cherry Bekaert LLP where he is responsible for delivering value-added advisory and consulting services that address the most pressing and complex challenges faced by clients across commercial and public sector industries.
Previously, he served as Grant Thornton's National Managing Principal of Advisory Services, responsible for the development, coordination, and execution of US Advisory business strategy across industries, commercial, and public sectors. He also served on the firm’s Senior Leadership Team and Global Advisory Steering Committee. Srikant led the hyper growth of Advisory Services by focusing on creating, protecting, and transforming value for clients — creating a full service consultancy and nearly doubling revenues. Prior to that, he led the Global Public Sector for three years, raising its market stature.
Srikant has also served as an Associate Partner at IBM Business Consulting Services and Principal Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He started his career in the federal government.
Srikant serves on the Foundation Board of Directors for the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, and Co-Chaired the 2019 Wolf Trap Ball. He also serves on Indiana University’s O’Neill School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) Distinguished Alumni Council (Chair 2016-18), and as Board Chairman for the Consortium of Advanced Management-International (CAM-I) – a leading not-for-profit collaborative in cost, process, and performance management. He previously served on IU’s Manufacturing Policy Advisory Board. From 2015-17, Srikant served as Board Chairman of the Partnership Fund at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, raising over $4 million for this top-ranked public high school.
In 2015, the Washington Business Journal recognized Srikant as a Minority Business Leader of the Year. In 2016, the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce named Srikant as Business Leader of the Year. In 2017, Consulting Magazine named Srikant a Top 25 Consultant for Leadership Excellence. In 2019, IU named Srikant the 2019 O’Neill SPEA Distinguished Alumni Award winner.
George Millush - Daimler Chrysler (retired)
George B. Millush is now retired from being the Director of Financial Process Planning for Daimler-Chrysler, a unique position dedicated to process, systems, and organization development in pursuit of achieving Best Practice processes in Finance.
He has been an active member of the CAM-I organization since 1993, including participation in the Target Costing, Process Management, and Value Quest publications. George was the CAM-I CMS Program Chairman for two years, and was presented with the Robert A. Bonsack Award for 1997.
Director Business Resource Center
King County, Seattle
Carmel Call is Director of the Business Resource Center at King County, Washington. With 2.2 million residents in 39 cities and unincorporated areas, King County is the nation’s 13th-largest county with a biennial budget of $12.6 billion. It also has one of the most diverse populations in the United States. Her team manages the ERP systems that support the County’s Financials, Procurement, HR, Benefits and Payroll operations for approximately 45 lines of business.
Carmel has extensive IT project and program management, ERP systems development, commercial systems development, and IT product management experience across both public and private sector industries in the US, Canada, and UK.
Carmel currently serves on the CAM-I Board and is the co-chair of its Value, Cost & Profitability Interest Group. The group are currently updating CAM-I methodologies and tools like Activity Based Costing, Target Costing, Value Analysis for relevance to a broader group of stakeholders beyond shareholders and adaptive to organizational goals related to community investments, diversity and inclusion, employee engagement and response to impacts of climate change.
Carmel holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Birmingham, UK. She is a member of PMI and is a PMI certified project manager.:
Anthony Pember Grant Thornton LLP
Anthony Pember is a lead for Grant Thornton's Cost and Performance Analytics Service Line. Anthony has a wide range of experience in both the private and public arenas including cost and profitability modeling, model methodology and business rule development, strategic analysis, data analysis, and project management. Anthony has been involved in, and has led, cost management and performance improvement projects for many clients in the United States, Australia, Mexico and Great Britain.
Anthony has experience designing, building, and maintaining cost and predictive models for a number of clients within the Australian Department of Defense, the US Navy, the US Coast Guard, commercial clients, and numerous higher education institutions. Prior to working for Grant Thornton, Anthony was CEO of Pilbara Group, a boutique software and consulting company. Anthony has also spent many years working for multinational pharmaceutical companies, including Bristol Myers Squibb and Schering Plough, where he gained experience in the areas of manufacturing, logistics, marketing, and sales.
Anthony currently serves on the CAM-I Board and is the co-chair of its Environmental Sustainability Interest Group that is currently investigating how methodologies like Activity Based Costing and Target Costing can be applied to the environmental sustainability field. Anthony holds a Bachelor of Science from the Australian National University.
Robert W. Patrick Jr. Director, Business Development, ATI Defense Allegheny Technologies
Rob Patrick is a director of business development in the ATI Defense Market Sector team focusing on ground vehicles and airframes, developing strategies to grow ATI’s business in these areas across all branches of the U.S. Military and on all major Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Army platforms. Based in Washington D.C., Rob works closely with ATI’s business units, defense prime contractors, and military personnel to develop relationships and strategies to generate value.
Rob was named to his current position in June 2020. Rob retired from a 28-year career in the U.S. Navy with numerous operational and staff tours supporting military operations around the world. Rob has over 2500 hours and 450 carrier arrestments in the S-3 Viking, P-3 Orion, and P-8 Poseidon. He was the commanding officer of Patrol Squadron 10 and Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 10. His staff tours included instructor at the US Naval Academy, Executive Assistant to the Commander of Naval Air Forces, Deputy Executive Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations and the Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Financial Management and Comptroller.
Rob holds an MBA from Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Science in Human Resources and Leadership from the Naval Postgraduate School, and Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Naval Academy. He is also a Certified Defense Financial Manager. Rob is based in Washington, D.C.
Mohan GopalakrishnanAssociate Professor
Arizona State University West
Mohan Gopalakrishnan is an award-winning researcher with a wide range of interests. His work has explored global supply chain risk management, health care operations management, non-profit humanitarian logistics management, web-congestion and technology capacity management, product design and target costing, pricing and revenue management, “purchase-cards” and inventory management, project management, ware housing and distribution management, and manufacturing planning and control.
His work has been widely cited and published in leading journals, including Journal of Supply Chain Management, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Operational Research, European Journal of Industrial Engineering, International Journal of Information Management, Leadership Quarterly, and Management Science. His projects have been funded by the National Science and Engineering Research Council – Quebec, the Seagram Foundation, and American Express Global Technologies, among others.
His teaching focuses on global operations and supply-chain management, business-process excellence management, lean and six-sigma management, project management, and technology management and he has won multiple awards for “Outstanding Teaching Excellence.” Prior to joining ASU in 1998, Gopalakrishnan held a faculty position in Decision Sciences and MIS at Concordia University, Canada, and previously taught at IIT-Chennai, Great Lakes Institute of Management, and IIM-Ahmedabad. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Madras in India, and his master’s and doctorate at the University of Alabama.
Dr. Bala BalachandranAccounting Information & Management
Professor Emeritus of Accounting Information & Management
J. L. Kellogg
Bala Balachandran began his teaching career in 1960 while a graduate student at Annamalai University, India. In 1967 he moved to the University of Dayton and in 1971, to Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, where he taught management courses while working on his doctorate. In 1973 he joined the Kellogg School of Management faculty. He was Chairman of the Department of Accounting Information and Management from 1979 - 1983. In 1984 he was appointed Professor of Accounting Information and Management and was Director of the Accounting Research Center from 1985-2006.
Professor Balachandran's teaching interests include managerial accounting, auditing, management information systems, and mathematical programming. He is one of three Kellogg faculty members who started the Information Resource Management Program (IRM) at Northwestern in 1974. He has authored more than 55 research articles and is currently writing a managerial accounting textbook with emphasis on cost management in an automated manufacturing environment. He is department editor in accounting for Management Science, associate editor for The Accounting Review and on the editorial boards of Contemporary Accounting Research, and the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance.
Professor Balachandran's research deals with performance evaluation, cost management, audit planning, allocation models, and forecasting. His recent work includes auditors' legal liability and game theoretic cost allocation models with transfer pricing. His work has earned numerous scholastic honors, awards, and fellowships, and he serves as a consultant to senior management in industry, as well as to the U.S. Air Force, in the areas of accounting, forecasting, and strategic decision support systems. He has provided executive education for various companies and the government and is the program director for "Managing Cost Information for Effective Strategic Decisions," a three-day program conducted at the James L. Allen Center each year during the spring and fall.
Dr. Shahid AnsariProvost and Professor Emeritus, Babson College
Founding CEO (Retired), Babson Global
Dr. Shahid Ansari is Emeritus Professor at Babson College and California State University Northridge. He previously served as Provost of Babson College (2008-2013) and then as CEO of Babson Global, a boot strapped entrepreneurial start-up owned by Babson College (2013-2018).
Dr. Ansari received his Ph.D. in Accounting and Organizational Behavior from Columbia University. He has been a faculty member at UCLA, NYU, the Naval Postgraduate School and California State University Northridge and Babson College. He has also been a visiting professor at INSEAD, France, Macquarie University, Australia and Pretoria University, South Africa, and USC, Rice University and Darden School, University of Virginia.
Dr. Ansari has won several awards and honors for distinguished teaching during his career. The Consortium for Advanced Management International (CAM-I) awarded Dr. Ansari the prestigious Bob Bonsack Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Advancement of Cost Management for his thought leadership. He also received the Jim Bulloch Innovation in Management Accounting Education Award from the American Accounting Association.
Dr. Ansari's has extensive consulting and executive education experience with major national and multi-national firms including several years as a faculty for Shell Learning Center in Houston and The Netherlands. He has served on the Board of Directors of many new start-ups, some of whom have grown into significant mature businesses.