Our Team


Vijay Desai, MBA, PMP®, P. Eng. - Vijay is a certified executive project manager who knows from experience that business projects are only successful with the proper methods and leadership. Vijay's training and experience, over two decades, is the basis for his role as Managing Partner for Desai. He has produced a broad track record of success, on a global scale, in the areas of subject- matter expertise, process and application development, change leadership, and project management. This experience has helped him build a strong foundation for his leadership at Desai.
Mike Maslack - Mike has four decades' experience with  enterprise-wide business and IT strategy, architecture, business transformation, and execution. He's a subject-matter expert in global supply chain, manufacturing, engineering, and R&D and has led global business and technical teams in the high technology, health care and automotive industries. Mike has exceptional analytical, market research, communication, and client relationship skills, from the technical levels to C-level executives.
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Sarah White - Sarah is a results-oriented Program Leader with an extensive background in designing and running Enterprise Security Platforms, and in deploying high performance, large scale, distributed Financial Services IT solutions. In addition to her Project Management and business analysis skills, she brings a passion for aligning Technology strategy to with Business objectives, as well as a strong Operational management focus, to every engagement. Since moving to the Champlain Valley, she has broadened her scope to include e-commerce and agricultural project management.

 David Kearns 0419 Sm   David Kearns,  PMP®, PMI-ACP® David has almost two decades of experience in leading IT implementations, including business analysis and project management, covering areas such as procurement, sales, finance, supply chain, operations, logistics, manufacturing, and IT. With a master's in business administration, David is an innovative business leader adept at creating, analyzing, and executing initiatives and strategies through developing and managing people and process to drive business results.
Rikia Owens Pic   Rikia Owens - Rikia is a 20+ year IT industry veteran, largely in ERP for private and public sector companies in a broad array of industries. Her experience includes SDLC Waterfall & Agile methodology with HCM applications (PeopleSoft & Workday Cloud).  Key workstream expertise includes Core HR, MSS, ESS, Position Mgmt., with working knowledge of Compensation, Benefits Admin, Talent Acquisition Mgmt., Payroll, SQL and Security.  She has led or collaborated in technical upgrades, implementations, fit-gap analysis, business process reengineering, data mapping, system setup & configuration, functional requirements elicitation, testing, data validation and conversion, defect resolution and product support.  
Jim Whitney, PMP® - Jim has over 30 years’ experience as a manager and consultant, working with organizations ranging from Fortune 500 manufacturers to state governments and non-profits. He holds an MBA, a black belt in Lean Six Sigma, and is a certified quality auditor, having guided numerous clients through ISO certifications in quality, environmental management, and occupational safety and health. He is a prior program director for Champlain College’s Business and Management program and adjunct instructor at Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering.

Cindy Yager, MS, PMP® - As part of a strong and diverse background, Cindy managed a team of infrastructure engineers supporting the Department of Homeland Security, where she was recognized multiple times for implementing process improvements. Cindy was also a member of the Systems and Network Team at Saint Michael’s College in Vermont, where she developed and taught computer application classes for the Emerging Technology Center. Cindy was a founding coordinator of the Computer Learning Center for Business and Industry Training at Ivy Tech State College in Bloomington, Indiana. Prior to her work in IT and Project Management, Cindy was a Special Education Teacher in Rockland County, NY.

RobBromley   Rob Bromley, PMP® - Rob has over two decades of experience as a results driven and highly motivated project management professional. His significant experience and expertise include management, systems engineering, all aspects of project management, contract negotiations and quality assurance throughout the project life cycle. He is also knowledgeable in executive project management, large-scale operational activities and the transformation of opportunities to executable plans.
Kmoran Pic   Keith Moran PMP® Keith is an agile creative problem solver with strong leadership and communication skills. He has worked in the Telecom and IT fields for the past 11 years functioning as a coordinator, leader, and integral team member on a range of projects. With a focus on Project Management he enjoys collaborating with clients to solve problems and achieve project goals.
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Nishith Thakkar, M.Sc. - Nishith has a solution-oriented approach, adept at leading the software team as well as communicating with the client team and non-technical staff. Well versed in traversing large amounts of data, he is adept at finding important patterns and providing tangible output in easy to grasp visualizations. He has finished his graduate studies with extensive knowledge of data mining and anomaly detection with structures as well as unstructured data.

Peter Sanschagrin, CSPO. - Peter is a results-oriented IT professional with over 30 years of management and individual contributor experience that effectively combines business analysis, project management, IT development management and operational support to consistently achieve bottom line objectives. His career spans three industries; Telephony, Pharmaceutical and eComm. Peter has a collaborative management style and is continually focused on process improvements with direct experience in both domestic and international business. He has much experience managing project life-cycles and recent experience using agile disciplines and scrum management.



Upcoming Events

Desai 3-Day PMI PMP Certification Test Prep Bootcamp - 6/26/2024 To 6/28/2024
Desai Office: 476 Shunpike Road, Williston, VT 05495