Our Leadership & Team


Ram Viswanathan

Ram Viswanathan is a technologist, entrepreneur and has led Nathan Research Inc., a boutique software/strategy/solutions organization that assists retailers, manufacturers and service organizations on corporate strategy, business planning and operations across functions – sales & marketing, product management, supply chain & labor fulfillment. Prior to launching Nathan Research, Ram spent 15+ years in a variety of roles in the Manufacturing and Services sectors, Management Consulting, and Enterprise software. As Sr.Director, Product Marketing at i2 Technologies, he helped bring to market several leading edge supply chain planning solutions for the Consumer Goods and Retail industry. As Sr.Manager at Ernst & Young’s Management Consulting practice, he led multiple reengineering efforts for E&Y’s customers in Retail, Telecom and CPG industries. Prior to E&Y, as a Systems Analyst at Anheuser Busch and Energizer, he helped define and implement strategies and best practices in Order Management, Distribution & Logistics, and Financial Settlements. He is a co-author of the Retail CPFR model. A recognized expert on Retail standards, he works closely with organizations such as UCC (now GS1), and is a frequent speaker at conferences (such as the Stanford Supply Chain Forum)and is on the Editorial Board of the Extended Retail Industry journal. He works with groups in the development of global business ventures that unlock the intrinsic value of industry knowledge through innovative technology networks across industries characterized by fragmentation, inefficiency and growth potential. He is actively involved in promoting entrepreneurship among youth and leads the Young Entrepreneurs Program in Dallas and is a board member of TiE (The Indus Enterpreneurs). Ram has a M.S in Computer Science and a B.S in EE from IIT, Roorkee, India.


Our Team

Arun Jayaprakash

Arun manages all our customer deliveries and is responsible for defining, planning, and communicating release schedules to customers, solution configuration to fit customer use cases, and coordinating engineering, development and deployment tasks with the engineering and development team. He has a Bachelors degree in Engineering from India and an MBA from Thunderbird School of Management, Arizona State University



Niraj is our Data Scientist and is responsible for the design, development and deployment of our Analytics Services and Solutions


Aditya Viswanathan

Aditya is Technology Advisor to the firm and provides advice and direction to the firm on software and technology trends, engineering, development lifecycle, quality assurance, product roadmaps, product management and product marketing. He is a graduate of Stanford Univerity with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and a minor in Philosophy.


Tom Friedman

Founder and President of Retail Systems Alert Group, Tom is a recognized leader on Retail Businesses, Processes and Systems. A magna cum laude graduate of Syracuse University, he has also studied at Cambridge and Harvard. Mr. Friedman has been a frequent contributor to PCWeek, Computerworld, Network World, Information Week, RETAILTECH Magazine, Chain Store Age, and Executive Technology.


Rick Wrabel

Rick Wrabel was President and COO of the Memorials Division of Rock of Ages Corp. Previously he was President of the Consumer Products Group at Pennzoil-Quaker State Company, an automotive consumer products and service company and prior to that, President of the Axius Division of Pennzoil-Quaker State. Earlier, Mr. Wrabel held numerous positions at Oral B Laboratories, (a division of The Gillette Company) including President of North America, and General Manager of Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific. Mr. Wrabel also held numerous sales and management positions in American Home Products-A.H. Robins Company, a pharmaceutical and consumer products company.


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