As a part of our talent acquisition engagements, we ask our clients how they define “top talent” and how they would assess those traits in the interview process. Reflecting on the insightful comments we hear every day, we thought there would be great value in a new blog in which senior executives/thought leaders share their “Take on Talent.”
This is the twenty-third in a series of blogs/interviews with senior executives who are thought leaders in the areas of Talent Acquisition, Career Development and Leadership who will share their perspectives on this ever present question.
Kevin S. Parikh is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of one of the world’s leading Business Transformation, Technology Strategy and Sourcing Advisory firms, Avasant.
As an attorney by trade, Parikh specializes in negotiating complex global transactions working to bridge the gaps between legal counsel and business team objectives. Over his career, Parikh has been involved in more than 350 IT sourcing and business transactions. These deals have ranged from US$20 million to US$2.5 billion, involving major Tier 1 and Tier 2 service providers.
A renowned author, and industry leader, Parikh regularly speaks at economic development forums, including the World Bank and United Nations SDG forums.
Parikh’s book, Digital Singularity: A Case for Humanity, lays out the opportunities and challenges technology’s omnipresence poses, while providing a framework for approaching innovation and remaining competitive in a digital world.
Before joining Avasant, Parikh led the Global IT Sourcing practice at Gartner Consulting. Mr. Parikh specialized in IT and business process (BP) outsourcing, contract and service?level negotiations, joint ventures, captive centers, strategic management, business risk evaluation and software licensing. His practice engaged in both nearshore and offshore sourcing solutions.
In 2011, following a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, Parikh founded the Avasant Foundation, focusing on youth training and employment for the digital economy.
Parikh received his Juris Doctorate from American University, Washington College of Law, and his bachelor’s degree from University of California, Davis. Continue reading