Miratech Names Industry-Leading Strategists from Banking & Finance, Telecommunications, Healthcare, Supply Chain, Transport & Logistics Sectors As US Strategic Advisors

Miratech is pleased to announce that four industry-leading strategists have joined forces with the organization, adding to its team of US Strategic Advisors. Joining NE WPO Board Member, Miratech US Country Manager and non-executive Miratech Advisory Board Member, Stewart Christ are Loran Fite, Al Kuebler, Patrick Lesandrini and Lara Abrams, who come aboard as Strategic Advisors and business partners within Miratech’s Global Partner Network.

With the addition of Fite, Kuebler, Lesandrini and Abrams, Miratech whose Genesys Managed Competency Center (MCC™) team was recently named by The National Outsourcing Association (NOA) in the UK for 2014 as the top IT outsourcing team is uniquely positioned to provide strategic IT governance and delivery support to US financial services companies, including investment banks, private equity firms and their portfolio companies; supply chain, transport and logistics companies, telecommunications, technology, retail and healthcare organizations.

This brain-trust is critical to our success within the US and globally, noted Miratech CEO Valeriy Kutsyy. Strengthening our US Strategic Advisory Team paves the way for our strategic growth efforts and puts Miratech in a position to best understand and precisely fit US client expectations.

About Miratech’s US Strategic Advisory Team

As a Board Member of YPO/WPO’s North East Chapter and Miratech Director of US Business Development, Stewart Christ’s expertise includes building strategic partnerships, designing business plans and financial models, US and international strategic partnerships, distribution and representation networks. He has founded and operated several companies in the financial services, technology, travel and security sectors and serves on multiple boards. He has applied for and been awarded multiple high technology patents.

Considered a pioneer in the world of banking technology and business strategy, M&A, employee recruitment and development, business continuity, security, IT, operations and customer service, Loran Fite is Founder of Loran Fite & Associates. Formerly CIO of News Corp., Loran developed the first global Information Technology strategic plan for News Corp. He has served as GM of Westpac Banking Corporation, SVP of Wells Fargo Bank, and VP National Operations, Bank of Montreal. Fite has pioneered technology to improve flexibility and service levels for branches, loan centers, call centers, credit card, mortgage center and other service center networks over his career.

Founder of Technical Impact, Al Kuebler most recently served as a Director-At-Large for APICS, the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management from 2011-2013 and Director, Western Region, Board of Directors, for the Association of Information Technology Professionals. Over his distinguished career he has held roles such as SVP, Distributed Systems, for ABN AMRO Bank; Director of Process Engineering, Citibank Credit Cards; SVP & CIO, Universal Card Services for AT&T; Senior Deputy Director & CIO, County of Los Angeles; CIO & President of Alcatel Network Services; VP European Operations for CSC and SVP & Global CIO, The McGraw Hill Companies. Al holds the Malcolm-Baldridge National Quality Award, presented by the US DOC and the President of the United States, and has received numerous awards for IT innovation in customer service.

Founder of IT-Shift, Patrick Lesandrini has over 24 years experience in Enterprise Application and Business Intelligence Development, having spent the last 10 years at McKesson, a Fortune 15 company, delivering major projects and programs, and led implementation of a 3PL internal to McKesson. Patrick held multiple roles at McKesson, most recently as Senior Director, SAP Applications for McKesson Specialty Health, and has designed IT systems to support and manage mobile combat hospitals stationed around the world for the Department of Defense. He also spent almost 10 years in aviation electronics and metrology engineering with the Department of the Navy.

Founder of Lara Abrams Communications, Lara Abrams has 23+ years of corporate and business development expertise working side by side with high-performance CEOs, private equity firms, their operating partners and venture-backed entrepreneurs. Roles Lara has served in include that of VP, Corporate Development for TLG Energy/Texas Logistics Group; VP, Business Development, Focus Technology, a strategic technical advisory and implementation services partner to some of the world’s best-known private equity firms; Publicist for Flagship Logistics Group, a subsidiary of CREO Capital Partners global diversified food platform business Flagship Food Group; and in other business development and marketing-related roles for companies such as Global Logistics Technologies (acquired by Oracle), CommerceNet, Aberdeen Group, and Leo Burnett Germany. Lara began her career as an intern with Deutsche Bank in Germany.

To connect with any of Miratech’s US advisors to discuss collaboration opportunities with Miratech Group, please contact StrategicAdvisors@miratechgroup.com

Contact for Media

Stewart Christ, Miratech, Senior Vice-President, North America

Tel: +1 202 470 0845, e-mail: marketing@miratechgroup.com

About Miratech

Miratech is an IT services and outsourcing company that provides managed IT services to large and midsize multinational organizations. Founded in 1989, Miratech has its headquarters in Stockholm and Washington, DC; and R&D centers in Poland, Slovakia, and Ukraine. Miratech serves its customers internationally, covering 560 locations.

Miratech has been ranked highly in major industrial ratings, including the Global Services 100; the Software 500; the NOA’s Outsourcing Professional Award; The Global Outsourcing 100 and Best Five Companies in Eastern Europe, by IAOP.

Miratech is ISO 9001, CMM Level 3, and ISO 27001 certified.

For additional information about Miratech, please visit www.miratechgroup.com.


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