``When pressed for time and budget, Bala came up with creative, out of the box solutions to achieve quantifiable results, lessening the risk of working with unknown/new vendors.`` Stan Vaughn, IBM
Bala Guntipalli - Sr. VP - Technology & Operations
Bala Guntipalli’s passions and expertise are in digital transformation, agile software methodologies, cybersecurity and management consulting.
President/EdTrainU.com, EdTrainU.com was a client of Bala Guntipalli
Gaining the knowledge and understanding of how to take advantage of the Digital Transformation tools to increase the market share for EdTrainU and finding trustworthy professionals to guide us has been more than challenging. Bala Guntipalli truly listened to our unique challenges and educated us on appropriate tools to scale EdTrainU. He assisted in developing an 18-month strategy, including website and business launch activities. He fine-tuned sales, marketing offerings, client intake process, procurement and contract lifecycle review, board development and assisted in outsourcing programs resulting in a successful launch. Bala gave us a clear picture on the IT products so EdTrainU can successfully achieve requirements for Digital Transformation. The initial ROI gains we have is 30-35% because of the optimization, practical open source tools and insights gained. He met EdTrainU where it is at and genuinely committed to our growth. Bala created an awareness of opportunities, pitfalls, and how to handle by giving us a straightforward checklist of “Do’s and Don’ts.” He identified easy-to-use tools to learn about our competition and helped us to understand various digital offerings that EdTrainU could adopt. As a result, we see Bala as a long-term partner. He has consistently taken the time to teach us to “fish” vs. creating dependency. What I am most appreciative is that every step of the way, he is a trusted advisor and advocate, offering tactful, yet candid feedback. He keeps conversations focused and productive. Every promise made has been honored. That is rare! With great confidence, I highly recommend Bala Guntipalli. He’s the real deal!
US Army-Bronze Star: Managing Director – Global Access CSG: COO — TechVelocityPartners.com
Bala Guntipalli is a highly-skilled IT professional, with an expansive knowledge on broad range of technologies, building and mentoring teams, and executing mission-critical technology solutions. Whether it is on a sales call or during the working process with the customer, he works to understand the client, their business processes, triage the right teams of technologists and solve their problems efficiently and cost-effectively. He prepares diligently, does his homework, provides comprehensive documentation, goes in with wisdom and knowledge, and presents the story and our credentials to address their problems. Bala is a man of his word, values his reputation as a disciple of both quality and affordability, and will literally move mountains to serve his customers in an always truly exemplary fashion. He has exceptional skills in Software Development, QA Automation, Business Process Automation, Cybersecurity, and the list goes on. I am always impressed that when a client brings up any particular technical issue, he is very knowledgeable and impresses them quickly (and any area that he needs to clarify, he says “I shall get back to you on that,” and he does). When issues come up, he performs research and comes back to the leadership team with at least a couple of options that are in line with the business goals. His consultative IT approach drives innovation to clients, resulting in better customer experience, enhancing our business reputation and delivering outstanding value and results. It is a real pleasure to work with an IT person who thinks about ROI and performs an excellent cost-benefit analysis. I have the highest regard for Bala and am pleased to recommend him for a position of trust and responsibility.
oftware Development / Big Data Analytics / QA Testing / Agile Consulting / Lowering Time-to-Market & TCO // Faster ROI
Bala has a deep understanding of the business implications of IT development — he thinks out of the box, and never gives up. We brought him on for product development, and he built a team of experts, with himself, business analysts, IT Dev/QA teams, and produced our Proprietary Practice Management and Scheduling System, Social Media Lead Generation and Email Marketing Automation Systems. These systems can handle upwards of several million records, and they not only creates efficiency and profitability but also perform unique information-delivery functions and is awaiting patent process. He is crucial in improving the team camaraderie among onshore & offshore teams, reducing the cycle and release times. His disruptive ideas reduced the TCO, improved ROI, and enhanced the product engineering process. He’s instrumental in creating two new revenue lines for TechVelocity. Once I started working with him, I realized that when you give him an idea, you never need to worry and it will get done correctly…you get peace of mind with him. He has proven abilities in working well with a wide range of professionals including legal, technical and business and communicating at varied levels. Bala is adept at strategizing and negotiating with Vendors, hiring, mentoring and working with appropriate professionals required to get the job done. Some of our application end-users are in the highly regulated Healthcare space. Critical issues including HIPPA, Information Security, IT Risk, Compliance, Governance, and Management are crucial to protect the privacy and integrity of the information. Bala created a strategy for all of these, sourced a company that adheres to full HIPPA compliance, and educated himself on advanced Cybersecurity, IT Risk Management and Compliance areas. Bala is the hardest working, trustworthy, seasoned IT and creative professional I have ever worked with.
Executive Director, Rising Star Outreach
Bala is resolute in a good way, very kind and easy to work with, and once he decides he follows through completely so the opportunity is never lost. We’ve worked with him on a variety of technical projects over the years. What strikes me most is he finds ways to explain the most complex technical things to the business in a simple understandable way, and we’ve always been completely satisfied.
Market Power Online.com, Marketing Director | Brand Consultant | Marketing Manager | Marketing Communications
In the course of my strategic, branding and creative consulting with my client companies, I work with technologists on everything from building websites to building new online products and customer interaction systems. My team has worked with Bala Guntipalli and his team at TVP for 10+ years on different businesses, and have seen the team provide attention to detail, facilitate communication with offshore techies, and demonstrate a true concern for quality and service. Works for me!
EmployTest.com CEO and Founder
With hundreds of applicants for each job posting, it’s tough for hiring managers to determine who will be the best fit for the job. Our team helps business owners and HR managers find out what their applicants know before they are hired, so they are able to hire more quickly with a higher degree of confidence. Our assessments are delivered online and can be administered anywhere in the world. Initially, we thought we had a good understanding of what was involved with this project, in terms of cost and people resources that needed to be committed. However, we ran into some roadblocks with our developers and began to realize that we needed and an additional set of eyes and ears to give us an independently verifiable picture of how this app would perform. Yes, our developers would be testing but we also needed an outside perspective. That’s when we contacted Bala Guntipalli from TechVelocity Partners. His team took a close look at our project goals and the financial needs behind those goals. They evaluated the technology we were considering and the processes we want to implement. They evaluated and tested our application to ensure that it was not only a well-designed program but also that it met the quality goals that we needed it to. The partnership created and nurtured by Bala Guntipalli between EmployTest and TechVelocity has been very beneficial to us and I am impressed with the thoroughness of his methodology. His expertise in quality and testing methodologies will help our company continue its growth. We will continue to use his services as new projects arise in the future.
M.D. Global Rehabilitation, L.L.C. CEO and Chief Medical Officer
On behalf of TechVelocity Partners(TVP), Mr Bala Guntipalli delivered outstanding consulting support during high points of operations need. He provided software and hardware consultation that meets HIPPA compliance. When the company systems were down, he assisted with urgent solutions that supported the business. Bala’s business style certainly aligns with Global Rehabilitation, LLC’s core values of integrity, patient focus, trust, candour, courage, connection, collaboration and growth. I would highly recommend Bala to contract with any size healthcare entity.
Wendy Kemp, Brickhouse Resources, Managing Partner
Bala Guntipalli consulted with Brickhouse Resources for almost 4 years. He was responsible for QA Automation and has proven himself to be a reliable, knowledgeable and trusted partner. I highly recommend Bala and his services.
EVP, General Manager at Matrix Communications | Delivering Emerging Voice, Data + Telecom Solutions
I worked with Bala extensively and got to see him in action as we developed strategic partnerships and sales opportunities, for both onshore and offshore Professional IT services offers. He is extremely knowledgeable about multiple business segments, is always prepared and well-versed...absolutely a Subject Matter Expert, and is able to talk on many levels (of the company) about what is required. Bala is a very caring, compassionate professional with a remarkable personal story, which inspires many. He puts his own personal brand and reputation behind his businesses. His commitment and integrity are beyond exemplary.
Director of Business Development and Operations
I started working with TechVelocity in Marketing and Business Development in 2016 after a successful track record of selling ERP Software and Services to CFO's over a 20-year time frame. I worked with Bala Guntipalli extensively during the first six months and he trained me on the service offerings, TechVelocity brand management, and more. What sets Bala apart is that he thinks and strategizes to explain in a way one can understand and on varied levels.
Strategy, Business Development, Retail, P&L, Executive, Consultant, M&A, Startups
Bala is a great collaborator and problem solver. I am the co-founder of a startup (OpenGates). Bala and his team were by far the most partner-oriented team we met with as it pertains to our website 2.0. Bala is very transparent with regards to costs, timing, and expectations, and he tries to see the things through his customer's eyes. This is a rare quality, and very much appreciated.
Team Lead, Market Data Services, Support & Services Team IBM Corporation
I have known Bala Guntipalli from TechVelocity Partners for over 15 years and have worked on several projects with him while at IBM. Bala was a trusted and valuable asset to our organization. His skills are excellent and his quest for knowledge is unending. He has expertise in many areas of information technology including CRM, Big Data, programming and IT project management. Bala has built tools for our team that improved our efficiency, enabled our education, and allowed our team to collaborate better than ever before. I would recommend Bala and TechVelocity Partners for almost any IT project.