Staff and Board


Ashok Vadgama

Ashok Vadgama


108 Wild Basin Road South, Suite 250
Austin, Texas 78746
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Prior to joining CAM-I in 2005, Ashok G. Vadgama was a Program Manager for Strategic Programs at Motorola Semiconductor Product sector in Austin, Texas.

He has extensive experience in implementing integrated financial and business process modeling systems and driving strategic initiatives in USA, United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and Mexico. He has held various position in finance and operations in multi-national companies in USA and UK.

Previous to that at Motorola Semiconductor Product Sector, he was responsible for driving ABM (Activity Based Management) and process improvements at multiple global locations. He was elected to the Board in May 2004.

Ashok is on the Editorial Advisory Board of “Cost Management” a Warren, Gorham & Lamont of RIA publication.


Srikant Sastry

Srikant Sastry - Managing Principal, Advisory Services Cherry Bekaert LLP

Chairman of the Board

Srikant serves as Managing Principal, Advisory Services for Cherry Bekaert LLP where he is responsible for delivering value-added advisory and consulting services that address the most pressing and complex challenges faced by clients across commercial and public sector industries.

Previously, he served as Grant Thornton's National Managing Principal of Advisory Services, responsible for the development, coordination, and execution of US Advisory business strategy across industries, commercial, and public sectors. He also served on the firm’s Senior Leadership Team and Global Advisory Steering Committee. Srikant led the hyper growth of Advisory Services by focusing on creating, protecting, and transforming value for clients — creating a full service consultancy and nearly doubling revenues. Prior to that, he led the Global Public Sector for three years, raising its market stature.

Srikant has also served as an Associate Partner at IBM Business Consulting Services and Principal Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He started his career in the federal government.

Srikant serves on the Foundation Board of Directors for the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, and Co-Chaired the 2019 Wolf Trap Ball. He also serves on Indiana University’s O’Neill School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) Distinguished Alumni Council (Chair 2016-18), and as Board Chairman for the Consortium of Advanced Management-International (CAM-I) – a leading not-for-profit collaborative in cost, process, and performance management. He previously served on IU’s Manufacturing Policy Advisory Board. From 2015-17, Srikant served as Board Chairman of the Partnership Fund at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, raising over $4 million for this top-ranked public high school.

In 2015, the Washington Business Journal recognized Srikant as a Minority Business Leader of the Year. In 2016, the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce named Srikant as Business Leader of the Year. In 2017, Consulting Magazine named Srikant a Top 25 Consultant for Leadership Excellence. In 2019, IU named Srikant the 2019 O’Neill SPEA Distinguished Alumni Award winner.

George Millush

George Millush - Daimler Chrysler (retired)


George B. Millush is now retired from being the Director of Financial Process Planning for Daimler-Chrysler, a unique position dedicated to process, systems, and organization development in pursuit of achieving Best Practice processes in Finance.

He has been an active member of the CAM-I organization since 1993, including participation in the Target Costing, Process Management, and Value Quest publications. George was the CAM-I CMS Program Chairman for two years, and was presented with the Robert A. Bonsack Award for 1997.

Carmel Call

Carmel Call

Director Business Resource Center
King County, Seattle
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Carmel Call is Director of the Business Resource Center at King County, Washington. With 2.2 million residents in 39 cities and unincorporated areas, King County is the nation’s 13th-largest county with a biennial budget of $12.6 billion. It also has one of the most diverse populations in the United States.  Her team manages the ERP systems that support the County’s Financials, Procurement, HR, Benefits and Payroll operations for approximately 45 lines of business.

Carmel has extensive IT project and program management, ERP systems development, commercial systems development, and IT product management experience across both public and private sector industries in the US, Canada, and UK.  

Carmel currently serves on the CAM-I Board and is the co-chair of its Value, Cost & Profitability Interest Group. The group are currently updating CAM-I methodologies and tools like Activity Based Costing, Target Costing, Value Analysis for relevance to a broader group of stakeholders beyond shareholders and adaptive to organizational goals related to community investments, diversity and inclusion, employee engagement and response to impacts of climate change.

Carmel holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Birmingham, UK. She is a member of PMI and is a PMI certified project manager.:


Robert W. Patrick, Jr

Robert W. Patrick Jr. Senior Director, ATI Defense Allegheny Technologies

Rob Patrick is a director of business development in the ATI Defense Market Sector team focusing on ground vehicles and airframes, developing strategies to grow ATI’s business in these areas across all branches of the U.S. Military and on all major Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Army platforms. Based in Washington D.C., Rob works closely with ATI’s business units, defense prime contractors, and military personnel to develop relationships and strategies to generate value.

Rob was named to his current position in June 2020. Rob retired from a 28-year career in the U.S. Navy with numerous operational and staff tours supporting military operations around the world. Rob has over 2500 hours and 450 carrier arrestments in the S-3 Viking, P-3 Orion, and P-8 Poseidon. He was the commanding officer of Patrol Squadron 10 and Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 10. His staff tours included instructor at the US Naval Academy, Executive Assistant to the Commander of Naval Air Forces, Deputy Executive Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations and the Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Financial Management and Comptroller.

Rob holds an MBA from Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Science in Human Resources and Leadership from the Naval Postgraduate School, and Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Naval Academy. He is also a Certified Defense Financial Manager. Rob is based in Washington, D.C.

Mohan Gopalakrishnan

Mohan Gopalakrishnan

Associate Professor
Arizona State University West
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Mohan Gopalakrishnan is an award-winning researcher with a wide range of interests. His work has explored global supply chain risk management, health care operations management, non-profit humanitarian logistics management, web-congestion and technology capacity management, product design and target costing, pricing and revenue management, “purchase-cards” and inventory management, project management, ware housing and distribution management, and manufacturing planning and control.

His work has been widely cited and published in leading journals, including Journal of Supply Chain Management, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Operational Research, European Journal of Industrial Engineering, International Journal of Information Management, Leadership Quarterly, and Management Science. His projects have been funded by the National Science and Engineering Research Council – Quebec, the Seagram Foundation, and American Express Global Technologies, among others.

His teaching focuses on global operations and supply-chain management, business-process excellence management, lean and six-sigma management, project management, and technology management and he has won multiple awards for “Outstanding Teaching Excellence.” Prior to joining ASU in 1998, Gopalakrishnan held a faculty position in Decision Sciences and MIS at Concordia University, Canada, and previously taught at IIT-Chennai, Great Lakes Institute of Management, and IIM-Ahmedabad. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Madras in India, and his master’s and doctorate at the University of Alabama.

Lea Patterson

Lea Patterson

Pilbara Group

Lea Patterson is the CEO of Pilbara Group a consulting and software company. Pilbara specializes in the development of large-scale cost, predictive and environmental models. Lea has a wide-range of experience in Activity-Based Costing for Military and Higher Education and has been involved with modelling projects in Telecommunications, Insurance and Oil/Gas decommissioning.

Lea completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Computing Engineering) at the Queensland University of Technology in 1991 and joined the Royal Australian Navy in his final year, as a Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer. He was sent to HMAS Swan to commence his on-board engineering training, then posted to Platform Manager Surface Ships as a Contracts Officer.

Lea was offered a job with Rockwell International (now Boeing) as a reliability engineer for the Australian Collins Class Submarine Weapons System. He also remained in the Navy Reserves and was posted to the RAN Activity-Based Costing project, where he learnt about ABC while supporting the roll-out of the model throughout the entire Australian Navy.

He was offered a consulting position with a newly formed company (ABM Technologies Australia) and eventually became a director and owner of the company and was responsible for taking the company into the US to start building ABC models for the US Navy (Pacific Fleet and Atlantic Fleet) and establishing the US company, Pilbara Group.

Since then, the company has focused on the Higher Education sector, with legacy Oil/Gas decommissioning modelling and now slowly working on cost and environmental models to help organizations transition to a greener business model in a financially sustainable way.


Dr.  Shahid Ansari

Dr. Shahid Ansari

Provost and Professor Emeritus, Babson College
Founding CEO (Retired), Babson Global
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Dr. Shahid Ansari is Emeritus Professor at Babson College and California State University Northridge.  He previously served as Provost of Babson College (2008-2013) and then as CEO of Babson Global, a boot strapped entrepreneurial start-up owned by Babson College (2013-2018).

Dr. Ansari received his Ph.D. in Accounting and Organizational Behavior from Columbia University.  He has been a faculty member at UCLA, NYU, the Naval Postgraduate School and California State University Northridge and Babson College.  He has also been a visiting professor at INSEAD, France, Macquarie University, Australia and Pretoria University, South Africa, and USC, Rice University and Darden School, University of Virginia.

Dr. Ansari has won several awards and honors for distinguished teaching during his career.  The Consortium for Advanced Management International (CAM-I) awarded Dr. Ansari the prestigious Bob Bonsack Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Advancement of Cost Management for his thought leadership.  He also received the Jim Bulloch Innovation in Management Accounting Education Award from the American Accounting Association.

Dr. Ansari's has extensive consulting and executive education experience with major national and multi-national firms including several years as a faculty for Shell Learning Center in Houston and The Netherlands.  He has served on the Board of Directors of many new start-ups, some of whom have grown into significant mature businesses.

CAM-I Upcoming Meetings

June 3-5 2024, Virtual
September 9–11 2024, Cherry Bekaert LLP, 1850 Towers Crescent Plaza, Suite 200, Tysons, VA 22182
October 2024, UK chapter meeting TBD
December 2-4 2024, Virtual