Management Team

Our People, Qualifications & Approach

People

Leadership

Markus Bayer

Markus Bayer

Managing Partner

Helps clients to accelerate on their journey to become a digitally driven and agile enterprise.

With more than 20 years of digital technology consulting experience, Markus understands that a quality first attitude is what truly matters to reap lasting value in any phase of the customer engagement life cycle – from strategy and planning, to design and implementation, to maintenance and support.

He is passionate about driving technology enabled transformation initiatives across all major enterprise processes. With his longstanding service delivery background, he can shift easily from strategic and focused assessment projects to large and complex digital implementation programs.

Prior to joining Accelance Partners LLC, Markus held sector leadership roles at Capgemini NA across the discrete and process manufacturing industries.

Markus has worked and travelled globally, and speaks English, German and Spanish.

Himanshu Goil

Himanshu Goil

Managing Partner

Himanshu is an astute entrepreneur having co-founded progressive companies such as Mylink and launching companies such as ScoutFoto and Digitize Hood. With over 15 years of experience in the customized technology solutions arena, Himanshu has worked with companies of all sizes and within every vertical to deliver pioneering technology solutions from unique app creation to setting the vision for entire IT infrastructure reformations.

Always in pursuit of knowledge, Himanshu dedicates time to researching futuristic technological innovations and the latest business advances. He works with diverse group of designers, innovators, entrepreneurs and engineers serving large and strategic customers globally with a goal to create value and connect audiences through digital products and experiences.

Rajesh Lohar

Rajesh Lohar

Lead Architect

Over 11 years of progressive experience designing, building and deploying applications including deep expertise in cloud-native applications and Microsoft technologies.

Rajesh is a primary contact for onshore Accelance architects, designers and technicians. Rajesh is ultimately responsible for all offshore technical deliverables including quality, timeliness and budget. Rajesh is known for elegant, sophisticated, robust software design utilizing the latest technologies.

Sonal Gangwani

Sonal Gangwani

Human Resources Lead

Sonal has over 13 years of multi-functional business experience including end to end HR functions.

Sonal manages our full employee lifecycle from recruitment to career development and employee satisfaction. Sonal is ultimately responsible for having the right resource available at the right time enabling Accelance to exceed our client’s expectations whether it is an outsource program or project role. We are proud of our ability to attract, retain and continuously challenge India’s best and brightest talent.

Solution Partners

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Andreas Graesser

Andreas Graesser

SOLUTION PARTNER

Empowers Digital Business Transformation utilizing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

Andreas served more than 21 years at SAP America as Senior Executive and member of the Global Leadership Team, where he managed hundreds of highly complex transformational customer programs in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Since 2017, he specializes in Digital Business Transformation services across many industries. Working with his clients to invent and implement usage scenarios for AI and ML, Andreas helps to create the digital visions needed and the tactics executed.

Recently, Andreas published two books. “The Transformers – Simplification Strategies for the Digital Enterprise” (innovad, 2020), and “Run IT – Dominating Information Technology” (Springer, 2019).

Andreas motto: Never stop learning. He lives with his wife Gudrun in Wayne, PA, with their three adult children nearby.

Cyber Security

Doug Young

Doug Young

ASSOCIATE PARTNER CISSP, CCSP, CISA, QSA, PCIP, PMP, CSSGB, SMC

Creates competitive advantage for companies through digital transformation and strategic technology innovation.

Doug has over two decades of experience across the continuum of IT services development, support, and delivery, both internally and in client-facing consulting roles. With a specific focus on IT security, optimization, and continuous improvement, Doug builds durable, high-value solutions to clients most difficult challenges.

As both a technology leader and practitioner, Doug holds several technical certifications and is a member of industry-defining professional associations and standards bodies.

Professional Affiliations:

  • International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium – (ISC)2
  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association – ISACA
  • Cloud Security Alliance – CSA
  • Project Management Institute – PMI
  • Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council – PCI SSC
Hugh Burke

Hugh Burke

Associate Partner CCSFP, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, QSA, QPA, CTGA

Hugh has over 30 years of experience in the auditing profession for companies ranging from start-ups to market leaders, with extensive compliance management experience in the areas of PCI, HIPAA, ISO, SOC, HITRUST and NIST. He leads projects for compliance assessment and remediation, internal IT and operations audits, and internal audit consulting.

Hugh has a strong track record of managing global operational and IT audit groups, contributing to the successful start-up of internal audit functions, and implementing new methodologies to improve audit effectiveness and efficiencies.

Representative work led by our Partners

  • Full lifecycle program management of dozens of technology enabled business transformation projects including strategy, business case, vendor selection, design, build and deployment
  • Development of numerous mission-critical, cloud-native applications with tens of thousands of users
  • Designed and managed outsource programs delivering over $500M in savings
  • Assessed, remediated and delivered failing technology implementation projects on a global level (e.g. ERP, CRM, BI, SCM etc.)
  • Migrated numerous antiquated legacy applications to the cloud
  • Negotiated over 100 large IT contracts and licenses on behalf of clients
  • Lead advisor on some of the largest IT projects including several over $200M
  • Hands-on project management work in over twenty countries

Our Advisory Approach - Lite

Our-Advisory-Approach-Lite

Learn

Understand the current state

Innovate

Consider best practices and innovative product & service options

Transition

Prioritize, plan, design, build & deploy

Evolve

Obtain feedback, post- production iterations, consider deferred initiatives, institutionalize innovation
Ignatiuz
Ignatiuz is an affiliated company under common ownership and management with Accelance. Ignatiuz provides deep experience in Microsoft technologies, cloud application development and outsourcing. Together, we can provide seamless, end-to-end solutions from strategy to support.