We are a powerhouse team that thrives on solving hard challenges for your organization. Our team brings over 20 years of experience driving IT efforts to achieve business transformation, digital transformation and IT operational excellence. We help our clients deliver results and would love to help you take your IT organization to the next level.

Kate Parsons

CEO & Founder

Kate is an accomplished global technology leader who excels at driving operational excellence and delivering results through technology and process innovations. She has experience in traditional delivery mechanisms as well as agile and scaled agile implementations.

Chris Barrett

Managing Director

Chris is an accomplished technology leader, with an established track record of leading global teams in the engineering and operation of modern, mission critical IT capabilities. He thrives in complex, cross-functional environments, helping organizations to align enterprise architecture, infrastructure, and application capabilities.

Ashwin Ratanchandani

Managing Director

Ashwin is a seasoned IT leader, with a proven track record in progressively senior roles, taking on some of the biggest challenges today’s IT organizations face. With a multi-disciplinary background in Software Development, Infrastructure, Architecture, Program Management and IT strategy, he has managed both large scale global teams and small strategically focused highly influential teams.

Karen Doucette

Program Director

Karen has nearly 25 years experience delivering IT programs and driving organizational change leading to increased business productivity. She has a proven track record of integrating business, organizational, financial, and technical goals to maximize operations and achieve competitive advantage.

Michael J. Callahan

Program Director

Mike brings over 25 years experience leading transformational initiatives to support the strategy and operations of growing organizations from startups through Fortune 50 global companies. He is adept at managing complex, cross-functional programs and collaborating with senior leadership teams. Mike has experience across a range of sectors including technology, consumer products, retail and manufacturing and has deep solution and functional expertise in professional services, managed services, customer relationship management and the quote to cash processes.

Vibha Indoliya

Program Director

Vibha is an accomplished Global Process leader with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Vibha is a strong engineering professional skilled in Product Configuration, Product Lifecycle Management, CRM, CPQ, Requirements Analysis, Enterprise Software, Enterprise Architecture, and IT Strategy.

Heidi Buckley

Senior Consultant

Heidi brings over 20 years of IT and operational excellence experience in delivering system, process and policy improvements to drive efficiencies for the business functions she supports. She has worked closely with executives and business stakeholders to ensure their business priorities and initiatives are transitioned to achieve results.

Christal Desmarais

Agile Program Director

Christal is responsible for coaching and educating our clients (at all levels, including senior management) on Agile principles, providing them with tools for implementing the process in their own work. She provides training sessions and teaches valuable skills that lead toward organizational adoption of Agile methodologies.

Tony Hansen

Agile Consultant

Tony is an Agile Consultant with 23 years of IT experience with 18 of those working in Agile environments in varying roles. He has a profoundly deep understanding of Agile Principles, and has successfully implemented Agile methodologies in non-traditional work streams. Tony is a specialist in driving the delivery of enterprise level IT Implementations.

Jennifer Neely

Program Director

Jennifer is an accomplished consulting executive with a successful career driving strategic planning and market growth initiatives, organization effectiveness, and solution design for traditional and agile delivery.  She is skilled in leading and guiding global teams with on-time and within budget delivery of multi-million dollar projects adding value to clients within the software, products, communications & high-tech, healthcare, financial services, and utilities sectors.

Raga Ramalingam

Data and Analytics Practice Lead

Ragavan (Raga) Ramalingam is a highly accomplished Technology Executive offering demonstrated success developing and executing strategies to promote organizational growth and guide planning and optimization of enterprise technologies in the Healthcare industry.   Recognized as an industry thought leader, Raga has an aptitude for driving organizational change, aligning teams, and developing strategies to improve operational processes, deliver significant cost savings, and drive user experience. Currently, Raga is working as Data Analytics Practice Leader at a renowned management consulting company.  Leading the overall direction and execution of next generation data & analytics strategy and building a strategic plan and roadmap for master data management solution.

Matthew Sheehan

Vice President Strategy & Operations

Matthew is an accomplished business operations and strategy executive with over 15 years of experience in the high-tech and cybersecurity industries. Responsible for driving corporate sales and marketing efforts, staffing operations, strategic partnerships and the overall growth of the consulting practice at Notch Above Consulting, Matthew serves as an expert to help drive organizational innovation.

Our Values

Honesty and transparency in everything we do
Foster a deep understanding of our customer needs
Investing in our future, by starting in our backyard
Flexibility to adapt and respond to evolving needs
Inspire, lead and never stop short of awesome

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