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Management Team:

Bangalore S. Shivacharan

Chief Executive Officer

Bangalore founded TurningPoint Global Solutions along with David Hughes in 2002. Bangalore is responsible for strategic growth and managing overall operations of TurningPoint with a focus on our customer delivery organization and associated technology and services. Bangalore has over 25 years of Engineering and Management experience encompassing both commercial and public sectors. Prior to starting TurningPoint, Bangalore was the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Wisor Telecom Corporation where he designed and built next generation Telecommunications Operational Support Systems for the competitive local exchange carrier and enterprise market. Bangalore has extensive experience in distributed object oriented, high transaction enterprise system architecture, information security framework, and Internet and wireless communication technologies. Bangalore has made significant contributions to the technology and telecommunications industry as a technologist in distributed OO computing and telecommunication network management. Prior to Wisor, Bangalore held key technology positions with Hughes Network Systems (HNS), Data General Corporation, Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and Cap Gemini. While working for EDS and CapGemini, Bangalore played key technology roles on several federal government contracts. Bangalore earned his Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering from University of Bangalore, India and masters in computer sciences from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken NJ. Bangalore is member of IEEE and AFCEA professional organizations.

David R. Hughes

Managing Partner and Co-Founder

In 2002, Dave teamed up with Bangalore to start TurningPoint Global Solutions. Dave is responsible for managing TurningPoint’s sales and marketing organizations. During his 30-year career in progressive management positions Dave has assisted organizations in procuring software and services that increase revenue and improve operational performance. Dave began his career with Telephone Industry Consultants (TELIC) – a firm that was acquired by Computer Sciences Corporation to expand its telecommunication presence. He has also served as the Regional Vice President of Sales for TCSI, a pioneer in object oriented software development methodologies and tools. In 1998 Dave co-founded Wisor Telecom, a software products and services company serving the telecommunications market. At Wisor, Dave helped deliver a core set of software product and services that assisted Verizon, BellSouth, and SBC Communications in meeting their 1996 Telecom Act 271 requirements in certifying that their back office systems met industry guidelines, thereby enabling these companies to sell long distance service outside their primary markets.
Throughout his career he has been a noted industry speaker and has received numerous industry awards for advancing software and telecommunications technologies, as well as corporate awards for exceptional performance. Dave has leveraged his expertise in telecommunications, back office operational support systems, and Networx transition to serve the Federal IT sector in the following capacities:

  • Chairperson for the Federal CIO Council's Conference on Telecommunications Expense Management Best Practices
  • Chairperson for the Networx Ordering and Billing Data Elements Working Committee
  • Vice Chair - Industry Advisory Council Telecom Special Interest Group.

Dave holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Duke University.

Michael Edwards

Vice President - Federal Delivery

Mike is responsible for TurningPoint's Federal Information Technology and Federal Project Management Office (PMO) professional services to our government customers. Mike has over 20 years of software project management experience in both the public and private sectors. Mike brings in a wealth of business process knowledge and expertise to TurningPoint. He is responsible for managing projects with complex business processes involving large scale federal programs, and is assisting in establishing program management processes on several customer engagements. Prior to joining TurningPoint in 2004, Mike was Vice President of Software Development and Project Management at eCommerce Industries Inc. He has extensive experience in  agile software engineering and in developing innovative solutions in both the public and private sectors. Prior to eCommerce, Mike spent four years at Net2000 where he rose to Vice President of Billing Operations and Information Technology. Mike spent 14 years at Harris corporation where he managed extensive software development projects and programs. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern Illinois University.

Silvio Renzi

Vice President of Commercial Services

Silvio is responsible for Commercial Services delivery and ensuring effective deployment of customer solutions. Silvio began his career over 19 years ago at AT&T and Bellcore. He later joined Wisor Telecom as Assistant Vice President of Delivery. In 2002 Silvio founded Solvent Inc. a technology company focused on Network Security and Performance Management. As its Chief Executive Officer, he raised the investor capital to grow the company and provided strategic and operational guidance for development of SolventViewTM. Silvio joined TurningPoint in 2009.

Silvio holds an MBA from Seton Hall University, School of Business Management, and BSBA from Boston University, School of Management.

Tsippora Rosenberg

Vice President of Engineering Federal Telecom Practice

Tsippora Rosenberg serves as TurningPoint’s Vice President of Engineering in charge of Federal Telecom projects. In this role, she is responsible for NiOS Engineering and Delivery organizations who serve the Federal Agencies currently using NiOS to manage their Telecommunications (Wired and Wireless) Services and Assets.

Tsippora has extensive experience in the software industry with a strong focus on enterprise software for the telecommunications industry. She has led departments covering software development, product management, quality assurance, and help desk, for both large public companies, as well as privately funded start-ups.  Most recently Tsippora served as Vice President of Information Services for a Fortune 500 company serving the multi-family market. Earlier positions included software products providing testing, service management and gateway capabilities to telecommunications operating companies.

Tsippora holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Polytechnic Institute of New York, and is working towards her MBA at the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Joel L. Nitzkin, MD, MPH, DPA, FACPM

Vice President of Health Services, Chief Medical Officer

As TurningPoint's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joel Nitzkin works with our health care IT professionals to provide them with the physician's perspective, knowledge, experience, and leadership to ensure that we collaborate effectively with the healthcare organizations that we serve. Joel is a public health physician, Board Certified in Preventive Medicine, with a doctorate in public health administration and training as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Joel possesses deep understanding of Medicare, and Healthcare Quality Assurance, from his work developing the Health Care Quality Improvement Initiative for Louisiana Health Care Review (Louisiana's Peer Review Organization). His skills relate to control of infectious and communicable diseases and translation of medical and public health science into policy and effective and cost-efficient programming. His work has involved design, implementation and evaluation of public health programs, preventive services in healthcare and correctional settings, quality of care, and communicable disease control. Joel has served on multiple national advisory committees and commissions since the mid 1980s. He was President of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), and President of the American Association of Public Health Physicians (AAPHP). In addition, Joel served as Principal Investigator and Professor for the Louisiana TELEMEDicine Research Project at the LSU School of Medicine, and was a Policy Advisor to the county health department regarding development of Integrated Management Information Systems.

Joel's Certification and Licensure includes American Board of Preventive Medicine (since 1974), Medical Licensure: Louisiana (since 1989). In addition, he has been licensed to practice medicine since 1967, and has held licenses in Michigan, California, Kentucky, Florida and Louisiana. His current professional affiliations include American Association of Public Health Physicians, American Public Health Association, American Medical Association, and American Society for Public Administration.

Robert Polster D.Sc., PMP

Senior Director - Government Solutions

Rob is responsible for capture management through his understanding of government procurement process. He uses insight and relationships gained through his 28 years in the Federal IT marketplace - in positions with Price Waterhouse, TRW, Northrop Grumman, and Nortel - to target problems affecting multiple agencies, identify innovative and unique solutions based on our core capabilities, and market those solutions to Federal customers.

During his career, Rob has led or had a hands-on role in projects involving healthcare informatics, decision support systems, geographical information systems (GIS), Web development, workflow management systems, financial systems, business process improvement, computer-based simulation modeling, instructional design, meeting facilitation, and public health and medical planning. Rob joined TurningPoint in 2009.

Rob holds a Doctorate in Operations Research from George Washington University, a Masters degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Bachelor's degree from Tufts University.

Amol Godbole, PMP

Senior Director of Software Engineering

Amol is responsible for managing various Software Engineering projects including NiOS Product Engineering team. He joined TurningPoint in 2004 as a Senior Software Engineer. Over the years, Amol has made significant technical contributions on various customer engagements. On NiOS (Network Inventory & Optimization Solution), a flagship product of TurningPoint, Amol is responsible for implementing configurable workflow frameworks, streamlined ordering and inventory modules, fault tolerant COOP architecture, and security frameworks in compliance with FISMA / NIST-800 / DHS-4300 Information Security Guidelines. Amol has extensive knowledge of network protocols, distributed service oriented architecture, and federal enterprise architecture. He held key technical positions with GE Exchange Services (GXS), Lumley Technology, Wisor Telecom and Siemens Information Systems.

Amol holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Mysore University, India.

Dorothy Fera, CPA

Director of Finance and Contracts

Dorothy is responsible for managing TurningPoint's finance and contracts organization. She has over 20 years of business management experience with a focus on finance and contracts management. Dorothy has worked in large organizations that provided services to both federal government and commercial sector clients. Prior to joining TurningPoint, Dorothy was part of the management team at Parsons Consulting Group, which specialized in Telecommunications Expense management for both federal and commercial clients. Dorothy had a long career with IBM Corporation involving various management roles. Dorothy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Notre Dame, a Masters of Business Administration from University of Maryland, and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).