Management Team

Naren Thota | President & Founder

Naren Thota has over 20 years of experience in the Oracle E-Business and Business Intelligence services space, both from a Management perspective and as a hands-on Consultant serving in various capacities over the years. Naren as a founder of Infosemantics, pioneered its growth from ground up. Naren was a Partner at two other Oracle and Oracle E-Business related start-ups, directly contributing to building new practice areas, significant brand building and customer base over the years, and is leading Infosemantics with the experience gained, with a vision to providing the best value to the Customer, all while taking care of its resource pool, the primary asset of the Company. Naren is currently managing Federal Government Practice and the Business Intelligence Practice areas, in addition to overall strategic direction, marketing, and alliances for Infosemantics.

Naren is a significant contributor to the regional and national technology user groups, primarily Oracle User Groups, sharing his knowledge and experience in the form of presentations, white papers and has co-authored two books: The Release 12 Primer – Shining a Light on the Release 12 World and Installing, Upgrading, & Maintaining Oracle E-Business Suite Applications Release 11.5.10+ – Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks – Release 11i Care and Feeding. He currently serves as the Chair Person for the E-Business Suite Forum for the Dallas Oracle Users Group.

Susan Behn | Vice President

Susan Behn is certified as an Oracle ACE by Oracle Corporation. Susan has over 30 years of experience working with Information technology and has specifically been working with the Oracle E-Business Suite since 1993.  Susan has led and participated in numerous implementations, upgrades, re-implementations and assessments utilizing Oracle EBS releases 9 through 12 in commercial and government industries.  Susan is dedicated to improving community awareness through presenting at local, regional and national conferences on both functional and technical topics.  Susan is the chair of the Oracle EBS User Management SIG, co-chair of the Texas-Louisiana Geo Group and a member of the Oracle Proactive Support Customer Advisory Board.  Publishing credits include  The ABCs of Workflow for E-Business Suite Release 11i and Release 12 and  The Release 12 Primer – Shining a Light on the Release 12 World.  Susan is currently the Vice President at Infosemantics, Inc. which is an Oracle boutique partner specializing in Oracle E-Business Suite, Business Intelligence and Custom Applications.

Andrew Preston | Managing Partner

Andrew Preston has over 28 years of experience in the IT Consulting space, including starting up a million dollar consulting firm in the 1990s. During that period, Andrew specialized in Custom Programming and Implementation of large-scale systems. In the past 10 years, Andrew has focused primarily on Data Warehousing and has led a number of large implementations of International Data Warehouses. Andrew lead the efforts to launch the Infosemantics Manila office, and as Managing Partner, he will continue to head up the firm’s Asia office, while also leading Reporting/Big Data efforts in the USA.

Karen Brownfield | Director of Oracle Practice

Karen Brownfield has over 35 years of experience in programming, installing, and managing applications used in various industries including Chemicals, Utilities, Entertainment, Defense, Recruitment, Telecommunications, and Hospitality. The past 20+ years she has focused on Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) specializing in Project Management, Financials, Workflow, and Property Manager as functional specialist, workflow administrator, trainer, programmer, team lead, and/or project manager. Additionally, she spent 16 years on the OAUG board of directors, serving in multiple capacities including President, Past President, Secretary, other committee roles. She currently is a member of the EBS Applications Technology Customer Advisory Board and the Fusion User Experience Advocates Council. Karen was awarded Oracle ACE in 2009 and is an Oracle certified Financials Specialist for both EBS and Fusion. She has co-written several books on EBS covering releases 11i and 12 and one specializing on Workflow and has presented multiple papers nationally and internationally. Her many years of implementation and leadership experience gives her a unique perspective on how to use E-Business Suite to improve business processes.

Joel Howard | Business Development

Joel Howard brings twenty four years of experience in information technology encompassing software and services sales, with the past fifteen years in the Oracle market focused on E-Business Suite and Business Intelligence implementation.  Prior to joining Infosemantics, Joel helped drive the growth of a well-known mid-sized Oracle systems integration firm the West and other strategic locations nationwide. Known for being a hands-on client relationship manager closely involved with requirements gathering, solution design, and resource decisions, Joel is a key contributor to Infosemantics’ strategic direction, marketing, alliances, in addition to Engagement Management.

Matt McDonough | Business Development

Matt McDonough brings twenty years of experience in information technology encompassing software, software as a service (SaaS) and consultative service sales, with the past seven years in the Oracle market focused on E-Business Suite and Business intelligence implementations.  Prior to joining Infosemantics, Matt helped drive the growth of a well-known mid-sized Oracle systems integration firm in the Central region and other strategic global locations.  Known for being a hands-on client relationship manager focused on understanding the clients’ culture and business needs.  This enables Matt to effectively match the right resources and solutions to create a successful partnership between the integrator and the client. Internally, Matt is a key contributor to Infosemantics strategic direction, marketing, alliances.

Sunil Vaddadi | VP – Staffing and Operations

Sunil Vaddadi has been in the software development industry for nearly 16 years, specializing in Java/J2EE and Web technologies. Sunil has extensive experience in managing large and complex projects with hands-on technology direction. Prior to joining Infosemantics, Sunil played multiple roles in various projects as team lead and onsite coordinator and involved in different managerial activities like work prioritization, task tracking, delegation, code review, knowledge sharing activities and training. Sunil Vaddadi is currently managing Federal Government Practice along with Naren Thota. He is also responsible for staffing, operations and personnel administration at Infosemantics. Sunil received his master’s degree in Computer Applications from VTU, India.

Kishore Thota | VP of Offshore Services

Kishore Thota is the India based Vice-President of Offshore Services at Infosemantics Inc. and manages the client delivery of offshore support services, based in two locations, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Kishore has over 15 years of Software consulting experience, specializing in Oracle E-Business upgrades, implementations, and Business Intelligence solutions around Oracle E-Business Suite of Applications. He is currently leading support for Carnegie Mellon University, MasTec North America, and Quest Software, in addition to managing internal proposal and projects support.

Before moving to India, Kishore was part of Infosemantics US based team leading Consulting engagements at GE Healthcare, GE Power, Sony Electronics, Abbott Laboratories and other customers. Kishore is a Certified PMP since 2005, and has an MBA in Personal Finance and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.