Fusion’s Executive Team
Vishwa Karthik - CEO
Karthik has been CEO for 3 years and has led the company through a go-to-market transformation as the IT industry has embraced data driven analytic s models. As an Informatics & Data Scientist running the business of Fusion, Karthik is focused in ensuring that the Fusion team studies the business drivers as the drive technology & analytics solutions creating and driving measureable value for their customers. Karthik is considered in the Business Intelligence consulting community as an expert in Data solutions for various verticals using the entire spectrum of high end Business Intelligence tools. Some of his well-defined Enterprise data models (dimensional, transactional and flavored) and architected solutions are used in major Fortune 500 companies for their decision processes ranging from Supply Chain, Distribution optimization, Reliability, Marketing, Finance, Payor, Healthcare etc. Some of these projects have turned into referenced success stories and baseline for various consulting organizations. Karthik is an exceptional breed of consultant who is able to blend creative approach to manage data so as to achieve enhanced business results. Karthik was schooled as an Engineer at a major IT school in India. He is a Certified Business Intelligence and Project Management Professional. Karthik, and his family with 2 children live in Plano, Texas.
Jaime Heller - Vice President, CFO
Jaime Heller is Vice President and a co-founder of Fusion Consulting Inc. Jaime has over 20 years experience in information technology with specialization in the Business Intelligence market in both a technical and sales role since 1997. As a founding partner and CFO at Fusion, Jamie runs the finance and business operations. Jaime's background in BI and Analytics allows him to drive and support the analytics strategy, assist in the development of business partners, help manage key customer relationships and influence the culture, growth and development of Fusion through this exciting time of technology transformation. Prior to starting Fusion Consulting, Jaime was the Vice President of Sales for WCI Consulting and was responsible for sales and support of consulting services related Business Intelligence and datawarehousing engagements. Jaime also spent 5 years at Business Objects where he successfully ran the channel sales for the southwest region.
Jaime has a BS degree in Computer Science from Buffalo State University. Jaime and his family live in Flower Mound, Texas.
Kenneth Gaines - Vice President of Operations
Kenneth Gaines is Vice President of Operations for Fusion Consulting Inc. Kenneth has gained a vast amount of insight from multiple roles within the world of Information Technology, Manufacturing, Hospitality and Finance. He’s successfully worked in software and professional services sales, delivery, system design and development. But Kenneth’s main expertise is in professional services delivery and operational excellence. Immediately before joining the leadership team at Fusion, he was Director of a Global Tax Practice for Perficient; delivering solutions for the Global 500 and middle market responsible for sales and delivery of enterprise tax integration services. Kenneth’s skill set also comes from delivering business solutions and integrations for one of the world’s largest building materials companies. Kenneth’s current responsibilities include Fusions’ delivery framework. The delivery framework includes a standard methodology with supporting tools and metrics for all programs and projects and keeping a Best in Class Delivery Team. This allows Fusion to drive standards, efficiencies and compliance with their project management processes. Additionally, Kenneth also manages a portfolio of clients and maintains relationships with client business and IT executives to continually set, manage, and align expectations.
Kenneth is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a BS in Finance and recently returned to Texas Tech completing his MBA. Kenneth has 2 boys and lives in Plano, Texas.
Jim Elder - Advisor
Jim Elder has been in the Healthcare IT industry, his entire career, starting in 1983. Jim has held several key executive positions in six separate leading edge Private Equity backed HIT companies including; Phytel Inc. (acquired by IBM Watson Health), Healthvision (acquired by Quovadx), APACHE Medical (acquired by Cerner) and Actamed (acquired by Healthion Web MD). Jim’s expertise, experience and passion is in building Customer Experience models that ensure an overall quality of service and experience for healthcare customers. Jim has always pursued leading edge interests in emerging growth markets including: Health Information Exchange and sophisticated Data Management Solutions with heavy clinical interests, Clinical Outcomes Solutions and most recently helping to build the industry’s leading Population Health solution platform. Jim’s role experience includes EVP Sales & Client Services, Chief Executive Officer and multiple Sales, Marketing and Customer Services leadership positions. Jim graduated from the University of Georgia in 1983. Jim is a current employee at IBM WH. His hobbies include running, biking, travel and gardening. Married 30 years to Beth, they have raised 3 children, Jake 27 and twin girls Ellen and Adele 24.
David Bradshaw - Advisor
David Bradshaw graduated from Texas A&M in 1984 where he was recruited into IBM. After 14 years there in various sales and product management roles, he joined Memorial Hermann as the Chief Information Officer (CIO), a position he has held for 19 ½ years. In 2004 in addition to the CIO role, David assumed the Chief Marketing Officer role and strategic planning. In 2015 he was promoted to EVP and Chief Strategy Officer for Memorial Hermann. His interests are in the digital transformation of the American healthcare system. He has focused on consumer empowerment with digital tools that facilitate the patient’s decision-making process and the building of enduring enterprise brands. His hobbies include saltwater fishing and road cycling. Married 30 years to Jennifer Bradshaw, also an Aggie, and together have raised 3 sons.
In Memory Of Jeff Wilhelm
Founder and Former CEO of Fusion Consulting, Inc.
On July 13, 2015 we said goodbye to a professional leader, inspiring mentor and gifted entrepreneur, Jeff Wilhelm. As a founder and former Chief Executive Officer of Fusion Consulting Inc., he led the firm’s development from a single account to becoming a leading SAP® Gold Partner, distinguished Inc. 500, Inc. 5000 organisation, as well as, being recognised by CNN and CNBC as an “Emerging Leader for Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence in the 21st Century.”
As impressive as these accomplishments are, we remember Jeff, not only for his professional acumen, but also for his passionate, big-hearted nature. Jeff’s energetic personality shined in his well-rounded interests. In college he competed in track, while completing his B.S. in Industrial Engineering. As an adult, he enjoyed volleyball, basketball and mountain biking. He was also the proud father of six children. As a professional, the most memorable quality everyone noticed about Jeff was his huge heart. He had a way of encouraging others, helping them realise the best in themselves, and always challenging those around him to rise to the occasion. It is this spirit that lives on with his team at Fusion – he will be remembered, not forgotten. Thank you Jeff.