Mikhail Papovsky

President, Founder

Mikhail Papovsky

President, Founder

Mikhail has been actively delivering value from IT initiatives throughout his career. He started in operations, development, and database administration, and used this experience to build a strategic vision for other IT areas. As an internal IT executive, Mikhail has handled administration, budgeting, RFP issue, outsourcing management, and other areas.

In 1996, Mikhail founded Abraic to help organizations improve outcomes from their IT investments. He has served in various roles for engagements spanning across many industry segments and international boundaries. Mikhail’s deep ERP experience is especially critical as it links business value streams with IT solutions. His BI solutions experience enables him to effectively implement tracking and execution of strategies. Managing large-scale projects across multiple cultures has honed his leadership and technical skills, which enable Mikhail and his team to expertly handle diverse IT engagements.

Mikhail also served as an Independent Director for Palladium, a global consulting firm focused on strategy execution.

Rahul Krishnan

Director, Digital Transformation, UX, Enterprise Applications

Rahul Krishnan

Director, Digital Transformation, UX, Enterprise Applications

Rahul is a well-versed IT executive coming from the manufacturing and aerospace and defense industries. He has held strategic roles on enterprise-wide IT projects, digital transformations, Agile and DevOps implementations, and lean process improvements. Rahul’s functional experience includes factory automation, IoT, big data, and a variety of enterprise applications. As a skilled facilitator, he creates alignment among diverse stakeholders through workshops on design thinking and user-centric design.

One of the keys to Rahul's success is in balancing short-term wins to maintain momentum while executing on long-term digital strategies. He has been responsible for mission-critical projects including a large-scale supplier collaboration system, supporting over $4B in revenue and over 10,000 users. For this initiative, Rahul led over 50 team members to ensure business continuity and quality.

Rahul is passionate about developing and coaching burgeoning leaders and getting the absolute most out of talented people. He earned his BBA in Information Systems from Indiana University and an MS in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Kim Walker

Director, Strategic Planning, Operations, Security, Software Development

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Kim Walker

Director, Strategic Planning, Operations, Security, Software Development

Kim has worked in IT leadership positions for over 30 years. As the former head of information technology at a global energy company, she has demonstrated the ability to cultivate, develop and build high performing teams. During her tenure, she led a global effort to develop an effective IT strategy including operations, infrastructure, BI, and the development of a PMO. She participated in a global change management program resulting in a significant reduction in operating costs while delivering exceptional value to the organization. She has hands-on experience in strategic planning, operations, security, business process improvements, and software development.

In her free time, Kim supports JDRF, the leading research agency seeking a cure for Type 1 diabetes, a disease that affects her granddaughter.

Andy Nemtzow

Affiliate Managing Director, Agile, Lean Six Sigma, Governance

Andy Nemtzow

Affiliate Managing Director, Agile, Lean Six Sigma, Governance

Andy has over 30 years of experience in IT leadership, consulting, project management, and business transformation. As a former IT director at a global consumer electronics company, he has demonstrated the ability to build, deploy, and manage teams to support Supply Chain, Finance, Human Resources, Engineering, and Sales organizations. Andy is also adept at developing and deploying IT and corporate strategies, and directing Project and Portfolio Management, Enterprise Architecture, Vendor Management, Quality Assurance, and Business Intelligence functions. Andy is a trained and tested Lean Six Sigma black belt. He champions and manages the adoption of Lean Six Sigma and Agile, resulting in higher quality, lower delivery costs, and improved responsiveness for his business partners. He also delivers high quality IT services to manufacturing, high tech, insurance, and banking clients. As an Adjunct Professor, Andy has lectured on IT Strategy, Technology, and Business Process to MBA and undergraduate students. Andy is an excellent practitioner and Abraic is happy to utilize his talent for delivery growth.

Suzette Spitzer

Senior Manager, Project Delivery

Suzette Spitzer

Senior Manager, Project Delivery

Suzette is adept at enterprise-scale IT program management, strategy development, change management, and stakeholder relations. She has worked on BI systems, enterprise data warehousing, ERP implementations, and M&A systems integrations. Her industry experience includes consumer electronics, hospitality, IT services, hardware, and distribution.

She holds a master’s degree in HR Education from Boston University, a bachelor’s degree in IT from the University of Massachusetts, a UNIX/C/C++ certification from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and a Prosci change certification. When she’s not enjoying time with her family, Suzette can be found cycling or volunteering with Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue.

Andrey Alekseyev

Manager, Project Delivery

Andrey Alekseyev

Manager, Project Delivery

As a consultant, Andrey keenly assesses clients’ IT operations, makes recommendations for improvements, and implements new processes.

Andrey also acts as an engagement coordinator by liaising between Abraic’s technical experts and client-side business users.

He has become a proven asset in many areas, including technical consultation for JDE software, assisting the Abraic engagement team with maintenance, support, extractions, and data cleanup.

Sam Aleksanyan

Senior Consultant, Project Delivery

Sam Aleksanyan

Senior Consultant, Project Delivery

Serving clients directly as one of our key “boots on the ground” resources, Sam is a perceptive, highly driven, valuable member of the Abraic team. As a process implementer, he performs and coordinates a wide range of tasks required to make a given client engagement successful. His responsibilities include supporting end users of finance and database modules, delivering training and documentation, troubleshooting, scrubbing data, reporting, deploying communications plans, and much more. Sam has industry experience in professional services and retail. With AmeriCorps, he earned the highest tier Congressional Award for Service a single-year NCCC service member can achieve.

James Healey

Senior Consultant, Project Delivery

James Healey

Senior Consultant, Project Delivery

As a consultant and project facilitator, James delivers organized methodologies and disciplined collaboration to assist clients with strategy execution. By working with technical and business-facing teams, James supports and monitors the frameworks driving success. His entrepreneurial experience and leadership focus enables him to quickly adapt to challenges presented with any project. James earned his BBA from the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a concentration in information systems.

ChiChi Lu

ChiChi Lu

Senior Consultant, Project Delivery

ChiChi Lu

ChiChi Lu

Senior Consultant, Project Delivery

ChiChi is responsible for shepherding digital transformation and other strategic IT initiatives for Abraic’s clients. She brings prior experience consulting for mid-size and Fortune 500 companies in financial services, life sciences, health care, government, transportation, automotive, and construction industries.

With a BS degree in Finance and Marketing from New York University’s Stern School of Business, ChiChi’s well-rounded working knowledge of IT, finance, consumer behavior, learning and development, and other critical business functions are a boon to clients presenting complex challenges. ChiChi is an avid runner with two marathons under her belt and is an enthusiastic culinary aficionado.

Alex Alaev

Project Implementation, ERP Systems

Alex Alaev

Project Implementation, ERP Systems

Alex is one of the best ERP software consultants in the field.

He has two decades of JDE experience under his belt, including full implementations, software re-engineering, system upgrades, custom developments, interface design, and data migration.

A long-time Abraic team member, Alex is a director in charge of overseeing client engagements, pairing techno-functional experience with a management role.

Emily Agoglia

Project Delivery

Emily Agoglia

Project Delivery

Emily is responsible for key project deliverables, communications, and process improvement for clients. She graduated from the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a concentration in operations and information management. She has earned a Lean Yellow Belt and additional certifications in SAP and Business Analytics. Emily has practical experience in a range of industries including defense, events management, retail, and distribution. In her free time she enjoys hiking, winding down with a cup of tea, and bullet journaling.

Dan Hopmans

Project Delivery

Dan Hopmans

Project Delivery

Dan is a Certified Associate Project Manager and responsible for onsite coordination, facilitation, and project delivery. A natural leader, effective communicator, and quick study, Dan excels at driving project tasks toward a beneficial outcome. He has strong experience with end-user support, financial analysis, and governance. Dan earned his BBA with a concentration in entrepreneurship from the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. While in college, Dan served as president of Students for Ending Homelessness, an organization that provided advocacy services to the homeless in Amherst in collaboration with the Craig’s Place Homeless Shelter. Even before graduating, Dan made a positive impact as an intern on the Abraic team. He contributed greatly to key marketing projects, internal operations, and the production of key deliverables for clients.

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Chris Kondracki

Project Delivery

Chris Kondracki

Project Delivery

As a consultant and project manager for Abraic, Chris produces organized and timely client deliverables with a strategic orientation and collaborative mindset. His strong functional expertise in project management and IT comes from a wide array of work experience—from small startups to large global conglomerates.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science in supply chain management and global perspectives from Bentley University. He graduated Cum Laude and was awarded the Excellence in Management Award, given to select students who demonstrate superior management skills both inside and outside the classroom. Chris is one of the founding members and the first president of Alpha Phi Omega, the only community service fraternity at Bentley. He is also fluent in Mandarin. 你好.

Deirdre Martyn

Project Delivery

Deirdre Martyn

Project Delivery

Deirdre is a result-oriented consultant with a background in Information Systems. Deirdre earned her BBA in Operations and Information Management, a minor in Information Technology and a certificate in ERP training from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. While in college, Deirdre was a part of a pro-bono consulting group, which helped local businesses with IT and operational problems, and held a captain position for the Division I NCAA Cross Country and Track and Field teams. Additionally, she was a teaching assistant for both Undergraduate and MBA level classes with a focus on high-performance organizations and lean-management consulting.

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Julie Mortimer

Project Delivery

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Julie Mortimer

Project Delivery

Julie is adept at analyzing complex business processes, identifying areas of weakness, risk, and waste, working with clients to define and implement process improvements. She's a sharp, attentive, and client-oriented consultant with deep practical experience creating more value from an underperforming service. Her professional experience includes e-commerce, apparel, media, and operations. As a logistics analyst, she led transformative projects to improve the efficiency of dropship warehouse operations through process improvements and various IT solutions.

Julie graduated Magna Cum Laude from Babson College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a concentration in entrepreneurship. She enjoys spending time outdoors—running, boating, skiing—and relaxing with her family. Julie has dedicated her time to organizations including the MSPCA, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and Special Olympics.

Dylan Shen

Project Delivery

Dylan Shen

Project Delivery

As a consultant for Abraic, Dylan delivers strategic outcomes through team alignment, facilitation, communication, and operations. His client relations and project delivery experience spans organizations large and small, domestic and international, across a range of sectors including finance, research, hospitality, and media.

Dylan earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, where he concentrated in Finance and Strategy & Innovation. In his free time, Dylan is learning Python and R.

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Chris Stournaras

Project Delivery

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Chris Stournaras

Project Delivery

Chris brings experience working in a range of environments from large financial services companies to small, independently-owned businesses. He has implemented new IT systems, managed the formation and launch of new operations, and nurtured a passion for lean processes.

As an associate consultant for Abraic, Chris helps teams transform into high-performing organizations. He earned his BBA in Operations and Information Management from the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a concentration in supply chain management. In his downtime, you'll find him cooking, biking, and otherwise relaxing outdoors.

Rachel Burton

Marketing

Rachel Burton

Marketing

Rachel is in charge of all things marketing at Abraic. With a strong background in project management and interactive media, she brings a well-rounded point of view to the team's marketing and business development operations.

She manages creative projects, produces and cross-promotes digital content for Abraic’s audience, and ensures all communications meet the highest quality standards. Rachel also works with partners to promote Abraic’s expertise on IT leadership and management topics through various channels, industry events, and strategic business initiatives.

A motivated, results-driven, self-starter, Rachel keeps the trains running on time and exceeds expectations by being an effective administrator, communicator, and up-and-coming marketing superstar.

She earned her BA in Interactive Media and Game Development from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. While in school, she led a team that published a mobile game downloaded by more than 200,000 users.

Derrick Taylor

Operations

Derrick Taylor

Operations

Derrick is responsible for making sure Abraic’s internal operations, billings, receivables, and payables run smoothly. He supports Abraic’s remote team of consultants by helping them collaborate efficiently and establishing and improving internal processes. As the founder of Reconciled, a small business financial services company, Derrick is well suited to manage bookkeeping, accounting, and other back-office functions.

He is a member of the National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers. Previously, he worked as an asset manager for a commercial real estate firm. Derrick graduated from Boston University with a degree in American Studies. He lives in Wellesley with his wife and two children.