Harish Nanda
Senior Director
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20+ years of IT leadership experience across multiple industries
Earned a master’s degree from Cornell University
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Harish Nanda is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal Performance Improvement in New York.

He brings more than 20 years of experience in information technology across multiple industries including deep expertise in interim management, program management, strategic planning, outsourcing and organizational change management.

Mr. Nanda has experience in enabling business transformation through technology and in transforming IT organizations into growth enablers. He has also developed comprehensive technology strategies with emphasis on process and operational improvements and led strategic global sourcing initiatives for companies to enable scale and cost savings. 

During his most recent engagement, Mr. Nanda served as an Interim Vice President, IT for a underperforming financial services company. In this role, he established a Secure SDLC program to satisfy the regulators, implemented strong oversight of outsourced vendors and restructured the department to meet performance and budgetary goals, driving $4M in annual savings. 

Mr. Nanda’s other notable achievements include evaluation of current state platform at a global payment processing vendor and creating a future state platform architecture and implementation options relating to Availability, Performance and Scalability. He also worked with a global non-profit to create a white paper on Digital Financial Systems for the poor. 

Mr. Nanda has additional experience with information technology in numerous areas including M&A, carve-outs, application portfolio analysis, consolidation and optimization, IT organizational transformation and system consolidation. 

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Nanda worked with Symetra Financial in Seattle, where he most recently served as Vice President of Technology where he led IT operations and application development for the Retirement, Sales and Shared Systems divisions. Prior to that he held senior positions at consulting firm Point B where he held client-facing roles with a focus on interim executive roles as well as Microsoft where he served as Senior Director responsible for end to end IT operations and application development for the Microsoft Partner Channel. 

Mr. Nanda earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering from Karnataka University, India and a master’s degree in Management from Cornell University.