Ankitha Gadag is a results-driven and adaptable leader who is motivated by complex problems with no obvious solutions.  She has the experience of cultivating relationships with strategic partners to build consensus across several organizational levels. Ankitha's unique experience has spanned multiple IT disciplines within the software development life-cycle for multi-million dollar, mission-critical information systems - within client focused as well as vendor management roles. As a business-services consultant, Ankitha Gadag has a track record of success designing and streamlining processes in addition to implementing Agile solutions for large and small organizations within a wide range of industries. Ankitha thrives in a fast-paced environment, where she can deliver value quickly.


IBM

Managed all aspects of a cloud-native, greenfield product set to innovate the Tax and Accounting industry

Estimated to produce 8-Figure in revenue

Program Manager Consultant | Release Train Engineer

  • Oversaw more than $20M in portfolio budgets and developed detailed reporting dashboards for executive review

  • Led Program Planning (PI Planning) to build one-year road map considering strategic objectives and trained ART's (Agile Release Trains) for SAFe implementations including Iteration Planning 

  • Managed several ART's and implemented a WSJF (Weighted Shortest Job First) framework to enhance Product Management team’s performance and efficiency 


Nubelity

Led enterprise clients to build a strategy to migrate their on-premises infrastructure to the cloud using AWS, Azure or hybrid cloud solutions

Client Engagement Manager

  • Responsible for building and strengthening client relationships while ensuring project delivery through managing offshore engineering teams 

  • Developed and led an organization-wide agile transformation for delivery teams and executive leadership that resulted in 50% reduction in release times

  • Constructed the Azure Services Portfolio by assessing Nubelity’s capabilities and researching market spaces to develop a business service strategy 


         

Program Manager | DevOps Project Manager

  • Collaborated with global executive stakeholders to roadmap significant marketing & media buy-ins to build project plan

  • Determined project dependencies across WFM development/support teams and supervised multiple streams of work

  • Managed a team of 7 engineers by implementing a Kanban Agile framework. Identified team SLA’s and KPI’s to set up dashboards and reporting metric

  • Managed key vendor relationships with a hands on approach, to ensure SOW alignment. Formulated various process improvement workflows to meet critical milestones

 
 

Whole Foods Market

Responsible for launching a $3 Million digital experience for 365 by WFM, a new value driven grocery store by Whole Foods Market

The new online sales channel integrated with the 365's robust loyalty program was responsible for adding an additional $40 per cart

 

        


Program Manager

  • Establishing and automating a compliance/governance process to streamline approvals and gain operational efficiencies, including productivity increases and headcount savings

  • Revamping the NFP website and brand strategy to provide consistent and compliant messaging across 180 entities

  • Replacing existing content management platform with an enhanced system, leading to productivity improvements

  • Automating all print submissions using an online job submission portal and improving data integrity for e-mail distribution

 

National Financial Partners

Responsible for leading NFP's portfolio of projects to accomplish the Marketing department's strategic intiatives


Sr. Application Development Project Manager

  • Manged internal and external teams to secure infrastructure and environment stability for 2015 Superbowl

  • Managed the deployment of over 20 major releases to production

  • Created and negotiated SOW's that resulted in over $8M in revenue by defining scope, timelines, resource requirements

  • Interviewed and trained several Project Managers and Business Analysts to build agile team

  • Successfully delivered several mid-large scale projects on time and on budget while reporting to C-Level Suite

 

        Pizza-Hut | QuikOrder          

Digital Rebrand

Delivered the Pizza Hut rebrand and marketing image by rolling out an improved, scalable platform across all digital channels

AngularJS website is responsible for generating over 30% of sales

Technology Roadmap

Enhanced customer experience by customizing functionality allowing customers to track the status of their orders real-time

Improved customer service and provided for better management of delivery drivers through real time GPS tracking

Infrastructure Performance Management

2015 Superbowl broke sales records by delivering over $10 Million in online sales


 IT Project Manager | Business Analyst

  • Developed and managed a $2 Million project called Money2 for Health, a digital wallet that simplifies healthcare payments for consumers and providers

  • Designed a $1 Million investment platform for users to manage HSA funds according to their desired risk strategies

 

Aetna Healthcare

Partnered with Citibank to launch Money2 for Health to millions of members in 2013. The new service has won numerous awards including an Edison Award for Payment Innovation and a 2013 Top Innovation in Banking from the American Banker magazine

Estimated to deliver $20 Million in revenue by 2016

 

 


QA Consultant | Project Manager

  • Evaluated Apache JMeter open source software against client’s existing software by performing a detailed cost/benefit analysis and presenting short and long term recommendations

 

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Managed offshore QA teams to deliver projects for clients in various industries including: Telecommunications, Retail and Financial Service.