BLACKCOMB LEADERSHIP

Saroj Mohanty (Monty)
Saroj Mohanty (Monty)Managing Partner, Principal Consultant
Monty brings over 30 years of experience as a Senior IT and operations executive with demonstrated leadership experience including 13 years as CIO at Fortune 500 companies and 13 years of consulting experience. He has strong experience in insurance, financial services, marketing services and consulting companies. He has managed through periods of rapid change in Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial environments, both in high-growth and turnaround situations. He’s an extremely effective strategic leader and change agent, who thrives on identifying and orchestrating innovative solutions to complex business challenges. He also possesses particular expertise and experience in program management of Guidewire InsuranceSuite, implementations, business transformation initiatives and aligning problematic and underperforming operations and IT organizations.
Joel Matthies
Joel MatthiesManaging Partner, Principal Consultant
Joel brings over 20 years of diverse information technology experience, including CIO and senior executive level positions for top financial, transportation and insurance providers. He has effectively managed enterprise systems conversion projects, web portal integration, operation planning and budgeting and offshore developer resources. Joel’s strategic vision and ability to manage the design, implementation and execution of mission-critical systems was recognized by CIO Magazine, and he was awarded the “CIO 100 Award for Sustainable Innovation.” He is a dynamic leader, able to balance strategic initiatives across business lines while achieving exceptional financial results.
Victor Voss
Victor VossManaging Partner, Principal Consultant
Victor possesses over 25 years of combined executive management and leadership experience in both the Management Consulting and ITO/BPO services markets, across a wide variety of industry sectors including Insurance, Financial Services, HealthCare, Manufacturing, Automotive and Telecom & Media. He has deep experience in building and executing strategic growth programs. He has a strong network of relationships in the consulting and outsourcing industries and an impressive track record of success building and running technology practices (project management, software development, and quality assurance), channel sales and marketing programs. He is highly skilled at working in a complex global environment, bringing together people and solutions, within a unified strategic framework, to meet or exceed sales and delivery objectives.
Jim Smith
Jim SmithManaging Partner, Sales
Jim has spent the last 20 years building Technology Consulting Firms. His core expertise is in business development and sales, but his leadership experience covers a broad spectrum of capabilities, from sales and recruiting to operations and delivery.
Jim has spent the last 10 years working in the Property and Casualty industry, focusing on providing best-in-class Guidewire solutions. Prior to his work in insurance, he built two consulting firms that delivered ERP solutions focusing on Peoplesoft and Oracle platforms.
He graduated from Miami University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics.
John Worthington
John WorthingtonManaging Director - Upgrade Practice Director
John possesses over 25 years of Information Technology experience, including nine years at Guidewire Software, leading multiple successful implementation and upgrade engagements, as well as managing the Guidewire InsuranceSuite™ 8.0 Early Upgrade Program. John’s leadership led to the first-ever Guidewire InsuranceSuite Upgrade into a Production environment.
With his extensive Guidewire leadership and experience, John has been privileged to speak multiple times on the topic of Guidewire Upgrades at Guidewire’s Annual Connections User Conference.
John holds an MBA from Alaska Pacific University, leads Blackcomb’s Guidewire Upgrade practice, and participates as one of Blackcomb’s key Guidewire Architects.
Francois Gravel
Francois GravelArchitect - Integration, Hosting
Francois Gravel is an experienced, hands-on application architect focusing on the implementation and deployment of Guidewire software. He brings over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. Since 2005, Francois has been serving on Guidewire implementations projects, including some of the largest deployments, where he has been providing technical leadership.
Francois received his Bachelors in Computer Science in 1996, and holds technical certifications for Guidewire InsuranceSuite, Amazon AWS and Java.
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