About Us - Executive Team
Ron Parks is the President and Co-Founder of Knowledge Solutions LLC where he oversees the day-to-day operations of the company. In 2001, Mr. Parks helped establish Knowledge Solutions as an information management services company with focus on business intelligence and enterprise resource planning professional services. To date, the company has been awarded over 25 corporate outsourcing projects in the areas of ERP, revenue cycle management, business intelligence, data warehousing and remote IT services, delivering a substantial return on investment to each client.
Mr. Parks previously served over eighteen years at AT&T leading and providing information technology solutions in support of business performance monitoring, credit risk management, process management, activity based costing, network ordering & provisioning and network trouble tracking. Prior to AT&T, Mr. Parks began his business career as a software engineer at Electronics Associates, a provider of power plant simulators.
Mr. Parks holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics / Computer Science from The College of New Jersey.
Guy Del Grande
Guy Del Grande is a co-founder and senior executive advisor to Knowledge Solutions. In addition, Mr. Del Grande is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tekmark Global Solutions, LLC. In this role, Mr. Del Grande defines Tekmark’s strategic market direction to meet the technical challenges and business needs of Tekmark’s clients. Mr. Del Grande is a hands-on CEO and has successfully directed the growth of Tekmark since he acquired the company in 1997, imparting his own brand of energetic leadership, vision and spirit over the years. Mr. Del Grande was graduated from Rider College with a bachelor’s degree in decision and computer science and a master’s degree in business administration.
Joe Furka is the Vice President of Data Management Practice for Knowledge Solutions. Mr. Furka has been with the company since its inception. An Information Technology professional with over 18 years experience in the Telecommunications, International Shipping and Chemical Manufacturing industries, Mr. Furka was a lead Business Intelligence Consultant before becoming Vice President in 2005. Mr. Furka helped establish many of the business practices for the Company. Prior to joining the company, he held a number of management and development positions within AT&T, AT&T Labs, Puerto Rico Marine Management Corporation, Caschem, Inc. (Rutherford Chemicals) and Bell Communications Research (Telcordia). Mr. Furka holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from St. John's University.
Chet Godleski is the Vice President of ERP Solutions Practice for Knowledge Solutions. Mr. Godleski helped established the Lawson ERP and Sarbanes-Oxley Practice for the Company. He is an Information Technology professional with over 20 years experience in Financial, HR, Manufacturing and Procurement Systems. Prior to joining the company in 2005, Mr. Godleski held senior management positions at the McGraw-Hill Companies where he implemented their Global Financial, Procurement and HR Systems in over 30 countries. Mr. Godleski also held senior technology leadership positions at Co-Steel Inc, an international steel manufacturer where he implemented their Global Financial ERP and directed Co-Steel's technology team. Mr. Godleski's background also includes Financial IT Auditing, Sarbanes Oxley compliance and large scale Project management. Mr. Godleski holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics & Computer Science from Kean University.
Charles Miller is the Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for all financial analysis and management activities supporting Knowledge Solutions growth worldwide. Previously, Mr. Miller worked for Engelhard Corporation, where he held a variety of financial and operational positions. His most recent position was group controller of the Process Emissions Systems group. In that role, he traveled both domestically and internationally, successfully licensing technology to foreign corporations as well as managing the growth and profitability of affiliate companies. Prior to joining Engelhard, Mr. Miller held various management positions at Concurrent Computer Corporation and JCPenney. Mr. Miller is a licensed CPA. He holds both a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Rider College.
John Vizzotti is the Vice President of Business Analytics Practice for Knowledge Solutions. Mr. Vizzotti joined the senior management team in September, 2002. Prior to that, Mr. Vizzotti held senior management positions at AT&T, McCaw Cellular Communications, Citigroup and American Express. He has extensive experience in Receivables Management, Marketing, Financial Management, and Call Center Operations Management and has helped establish many of the business practices for the Company. Mr. Vizzotti holds a B.B.A. in Marketing and Industrial Psychology from Baruch College.
Mr. Modes, Senior Territory Director for Knowledge Solutions, has a passion for helping companies build and implement successful data-driven analytic solutions to enhance profitability, revenue, marketing effectiveness, inventory management, customer and product predictive applications, and process monitoring. Mr. Modes has three decades of entrepreneurial experience solving complex marketing, finance, operational and technology challenges.
Mr. Modes is an authority on business intelligence and data management strategies and tactical implementations. He has served in a broad array of roles including CEO, CMO, CFO, and headed international operations. His knowledge extends across the financial, retail, manufacturing, telecommunications, technology, and gaming industries.
Mr. Modes has founded two successful new concept companies - Teradata and HyperParallel. Teradata Corporation, is one of the world’s premier data warehousing company. It designs, manufactures and services massively parallel relational database computer systems. HyperParallel developed, marketed, and maintained high performance business intelligence software and was acquired by Yahoo! in 1999.
Mr. Modes was also a Partner in the ERP practices at Deloitte Consulting. Previously, he was at Citicorp, where he was involved with the development and deployment of the first ATM machines and network. Mr. Modes received his MBA, BS from the University of Southern California.