Anirudh Kulkarni is the founder and managing principal of Customer Value Partners. He has more than 20 years of experience in business and technology consulting, strategy development, change management, and advanced technology strategy. His specialties include e-commerce, customer relationship management, operations and IT alignment strategies, organizational transformation, and operations research.
His industry expertise lies in Government, Media, Telecommunications, and Financial Services. He was previously the Managing Director for Strategic Services at Answerthink, a publicly held consulting and systems integration firm. Prior to that, he led the Media and Publishing consulting practice at SRA International. He also founded Anthem Decision Support Systems, a management and technology consulting firm specializing in decision support and analytical tools for sales and marketing in the consumer products industry.
Anirudh is a member of ACG and a former member of the Board of Directors. He received a BS in operations research and computational science (with honors), with concentrations in statistics and economics, and an MS in operations research and management science, both from George Washington University.
Lindsay Naylor is trained as a scholar of international economic development and human geography. In her research she uses food and agricultural production as a lens to examine power relations and resistance as they relate to capitalist-driven economic development. She conducts research in both peripheral and core economic areas. see: lindsaynaylor.wordpress.com
Her recent work is focused on how coffee-producing communities in Chiapas, Mexico, articulate territorial autonomy through subsistence food production. Her current work is focused on international food sovereignty knowledge-exchange.
From 2010 - 2014 at the University of Oregon She was involved in the initiative to develop and establish a food studies program. The initiative, originally titled: "Growing UOFOOD: Developing a signature food studies program" has been enormously successful and Food Studies is now housed in the Environmental Studies Program at UO. The Food Studies Graduate Specialization was initiated in fall, 2013. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Geography at University of Delaware.
Michael Quinn, founding partner of Q Advisors, brings a unique and highly valuable background to telecom, media, and technology (TMT) investment banking that combines finance, hands on M&A experience, and law. With more than 25 years of international operations and investment banking experience in the telecommunications industry, Michael has originated, structured, and executed more than 100 deals totaling more than $4 billion in transaction value.
Michael’s deep industry expertise and extensive transaction experience has enabled him to lead M&A and debt and equity financings in a variety of TMT sectors including cloud and managed services, competitive wireline telecom, wireless, digital media, social networking, mobile content, satellite and mobile infrastructure and solutions. Prior to forming Q Advisors, Michael was a founder of and Chief Corporate Development Officer for VeloCom Inc., a Latin American wireless services provider, where he was responsible for capital raising and acquisition activities.
Michael received a B.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University and a J.D. from the New York University School of Law. He is currently on the Advisory Board of The George Washington University School of Business and on the Board of the Elliot School of International Affairs at The George Washington University.