BEWATERFRONT ADVISORY BOARD
Sid Bansal is a graduate of Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and is currently a Senior Director Solutions Engineering at SalesForce.com. Sid is an expert at identifying, defining and prioritizing technical solutions where SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and SOA can successfully deliver business value by reducing costs and increasing reliability. Salesforce.com empowers customers to make smarter, more predictive decisions about their customers from anywhere in real-time.
Robert Andrews, CPA, is currently Chief Financial Officer at Fonon Corporation, a manufacturer of industrial laser equipment. Prior to Fonon, Mr. Andrews was Chief Financial Officer of Mirror Image Internet, a digital content management and delivery network.
Previous responsibilities include: Director of Business Analysis in the Government and Industrial Robotics division of iRobot Corp; founded and ran Lupatech North America (a North American branch of Brazilian manufacturer Lupatech, S.A.); VP Finance and Chief Financial Officer positions at InterProBusiness Solutions and Worcester Controls Corporation, a multinational manufacturing division of Invensys
Mr. Andrews also held Corporate Controller roles in biotechnology companies T Cell Sciences and EcoScience Corporation, and had his first exposure to CO2 laser equipment manufacturing at Cooper LaserSonics early in his career after beginning his career at KPMG.
Jeff McIlrath has thrived in the Information Technology industry for more than 23 years. He currently is an Associate Director at Accenture, leading the Information Security & Remediation Management function in their Chief Information Security Officer organization. In this role, he is responsible for identifying and effectively managing risk within a highly dynamic business and technology environment.
His unique ability to communicate complex technology risks in business terms stems from his training as a Certified Public Accountant. Jeff has formally held leadership roles within Accenture’s CIO organization, where he successfully deployed several application and infrastructure projects which simultaneously reduced cost and risk, while improving overall customer experience. He has also held roles within Accenture’s Internal Audit and Finance organizations.