Jeff Anderson, Ciera Gillis, Peyton Johnston, Ken Klaer, Sam Millson, Evren Ozkaya, Elena Padilla, Arjun Patra, Esha Patra, and Bob Robertson will be joining Georgia Tech’s Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE) Advisory Board in July 2023.
These exceptional individuals will play crucial roles on the board, providing invaluable advisory support to the School Chair and actively contributing to the School's developmental objectives. Ken Klaer was inducted as the Chair, and Evren Ozkaya as the next Vice Chair.
Ken Klaer | Executive Vice President of Comcast Cable and President of Comcast Technology Solutions (CTS)
Ken Klaer is the Executive Vice President of Comcast Cable and President, of Comcast Technology Solutions (CTS). Ken joined Comcast in 2014 as Senior Vice President, of Premises Technology, and has held leadership roles at Cisco Systems and Scientific Atlanta. He actively participates in industry organizations and serves on the boards of RDK Management LLC and the CCAD organization.
Evren Ozkaya | Founder & CEO of Supply Chain Wizard
Evren Ozkaya is the Founder & CEO of Supply Chain Wizard, a management consulting & digital solutions firm helping clients establish and execute cost-effective and scalable digital transformation programs via data-driven decision-making by leveraging state-of-the-art technology. With experience at McKinsey & Company and Sandoz/Novartis, he has led business transformation programs in various industries. Dr. Ozkaya was recognized in Georgia Tech's "40 Under 40" list and actively participates in academic and teaching roles.
Jeff Anderson | Chief Growth Officer and a co-Founder at Kaizen Analytix LLC
Jeff Anderson is Chief Growth Officer and a co-Founder at Kaizen Analytix LLC, an Atlanta-based data, analytics, and technology leader. Jeff leads Kaizen’s business development, sales, and marketing efforts across all go-to-market models. He also serves as a client Partner for key Kaizen clients. With over 25 years of professional services experience, Jeff has worked closely with major global brands, by guiding them in enhancing their data, analytics, and technology endeavors.
Ciera Gillis | Key Account Executive, Google Cloud Sales
Ciera Gillis leads a global Google Cloud sales team at one of Google's top media partners, defining and executing long-term strategies. She advocates for products and solutions to meet customer needs, collaborating with key resources worldwide. Ciera also contributes to Google Cloud's Media and Entertainment GTM strategy. Previously, she held roles at Microsoft and PwC.
Peyton Johnston | Chief of Staff and Functional Leadership
Peyton Johnston has 15+ years of experience with industry-leading companies and top-tier consulting firms – including functional leadership roles spanning product/engineering, finance, customer experience, innovation, and strategy, as well as being the Chief of Staff to the Executive Vice President of The Home Depot. Outside of work, Peyton actively supports multiple youth and community volunteer activities, along with being a devoted mother to two boys.
Sam Millson | Founder of The Millson Group
Sam Millson is the Founder of The Millson Group, a consulting practice focused on helping small and medium-sized businesses succeed through difficulties in growth related to supply chain, manufacturing, and data analytics. Notably, The Millson Group sponsored and facilitated the inaugural Industrial Engineering Entrepreneurship Competition at Georgia Tech, aiming to educate aspiring Industrial Engineers on building successful businesses from scratch.
Elena Padilla | Product Manager at Oracle
Eleana Padilla is a Product Manager at Oracle, specifically supporting the NetSuite software for Planning & Allocation. NetSuite is a cloud-based ERP known for aiding the growth of businesses. She has experience interning at Delta Air Lines’ Engineering and Information Technology departments and with Dell Technologies’ Global Operations Strategy team.
Arjun Patra | Strategy Associate at JOP Morgan Chase
Arjun Patra is a Strategy Associate at JP Morgan Chase, where he is working on Product and Experience related projects. Before his time at Chase, Arjun was also a consultant at Deloitte, focusing on corporate and customer strategy engagements across financial services and technology clients. Currently residing in New York City, Arjun eagerly anticipates collaborating with the students, faculty, and alumni of GT ISyE.
Esha Patra | 4th Year, Industrial Engineering Student, and President of Georgia Tech’s Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)
Esha Patra is a rising 4th-year student at Georgia Tech, pursuing a major in Industrial Engineering with a focus on economic and financial systems. Currently serving as President at the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), the largest Industrial Engineering student organization at Georgia Tech. Currently, Esha is interning as a financial analyst at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in NYC. She has prior experience as a co-op at Delta Air Lines, working in the Operation Analytics and Performance Division.
Bob Robertson | Senior Manager in Professional Services at Veridian
Bob Robertson is a Senior Manager in Professional Services at Veridian, leading consultant teams in Supply Chain technology solutions. With 28+ years of experience in IT and business, he has excelled in transportation, multi-business unit strategy, and supply chain operations. He’s held various leadership roles at Stein Mart, Macy’s, Trading Partners Collaboration LLC, Manhattan Associates, and Shaw Industries.