Helping companies quickly, nimbly and seamlessly plan, understand and manage performance
Working Smarter, Not Harder
Since 1977 we’ve been developing the best platform possible to enable our customers to better understand the health and performance of their operations, implement effective strategies, and plan and drive corporate performance.
We have an unrivalled reputation for solving complex business challenges, providing seamless visibility into operational data, and improving the quality of decision-making across a broad spectrum of industries.
Our team is absolutely passionate about making the complex simple, the opaque transparent and the disconnected connected. Every one of us is intellectually invigorated and motivated to be a game changer for our customers and deliver unmatched value.
KCI Executive Team
Max Kay CEO
Max founded KCI in 1977 and continues to be the driving force behind our unique vision and innovative technical strategy.
Max is also our Chief Software Architect, steering product development and guiding many projects. He actively works with both prospective and existing customers to ensure CONTROL® continues to deliver financial transparency while anticipating market needs.
Max holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and English from the California Institute of Technology, along with a Master’s degree in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master’s degree in Finance from Stanford University.
Naida Shaw VP, Operations & Administration
Naida is responsible for the quality, growth, and development of client services and day-to-day sales, as well as marketing and finance operations.
Naida graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Economics and Education. She also holds a Master’s degree in Management from Columbia University.
Scott Asplund Director, Education & Client Support
Scott helps customers get the greatest value from their CONTROL® investment and plays an important role in customer relations management. His resumé stacks 17 years of CPM experience, spanning financial systems development and implementation, process development, project management, and financial modeling and analysis.
Scott graduated from Brigham Young University, Utah, with a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Business Management. He also holds a Master’s degree in Finance from California State University, Hayward.
Kai Lu Director, Professional Services
Kai oversees all KCI consulting engagements and is instrumental in shaping best practices and refining the CONTROL® offering functionally and technically. He brings a special combination of insight, analytical rigor, technology acumen and passion, with a broad range of experience including banking, consumer packaged goods, healthcare, leasing, logistics, media, real estate, industrial manufacturing, telecommunications, technology and transportation.
Kai holds a Bachelor’s of Management science degree from Fudan University in China, and a Master’s degree in Accountancy from Golden Gate University.
Giridhar (Giri) Prabhu Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Giri heads our subsidiary operations. Based in Bangalore India, he oversees all offshore engagements and plays a critical role in expanding the footprint of the CONTROL® software in the region.
Giri has extensive leadership experience in both established and start-up enterprises in a broad range of domains inclusive Enterprise Performance Management, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, Enterprise Reporting and Database Design and Development. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Karnatak University in India and a certificate diploma in Software Engineering from APTECH India.
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