Raj Ghosh has over 20 plus years of experience as a proven leader and “Intrapreneur” with a track record of defining and driving transformational change and delivering significant operational and financial results across multiple industries and functional disciplines. Most recently Raj was the Chief Procurement Officer at Cognizant Technology Solutions and lead their Corporate Function Transformation Program, reporting to the President and CFO, tasked with scaling their people, processes and technology which allowed the company to handle the growth from 80k employees to 270k employees in 6 years. Prior to Cognizant, Raj lead AIG’s General Insurance Group’s Global Finance Operations Center of Excellence which lead the Global Finance Organization’s Redesign for the CFO/President and defined and implemented their Global Shared Service Strategy. Raj also served at Mckinsey and Company for 6 years culminating in joining the Operating Committee of the Knowledge Services Practice which was responsible for redesigning the knowledge infrastructure and operations supporting the core consulting model and leveraging those learnings to provide services to global customers. Raj began his career at Deloitte and Touche, where he received his CPA and was part of the Financial Services Practice and the M&A Advisory Group.
Raj holds undergraduate degrees from NYU’s Stern School of Business and an MBA’s from Columbia University and The London Business School. He is a Certified Deal Architect for University of Tennessee’s Vested (Outcome Based, Collaborative Contracting) Program. Raj lives in the College Station, Texas with his wife and two daughters.
Verlyn Suderman has over 25 years of experience advancing clients’ business objectives, primarily as an inside and outside lawyer, but always as a business partner who helps rather than hinders the formation of healthy relationship dynamics and identifies and evaluates risk in the context of opportunity. He has spent much of his career as General Counsel of major third-party logistics providers who served customers in the food, CPG, healthcare and other industries, and he continues to represent a variety of supply chain companies as outside counsel in addition to his management role with The Forefront Group. He also had leadership responsibility for real estate, strategy, relationship management, pricing, regulatory, and operations during his in-house tenure.
Verlyn holds undergraduate degrees from Wharton in Finance and Management, a law degree from DePaul, and an MBA from Kellogg with concentrations in management, transportation and logistics, and nonprofit management. He has completed University of Tennessee’s Executive Education courses in Vested Outsourcing and Collaborative Contracting. He is a member of the Board of Willow Creek Community Church, and lives in the Chicago suburbs with his wife Julie and their three children.