Rachana Kulkarni, a member of the executive leadership team at CITI, has traveled a 20-year career path—both as an engineer and as a manager—by which she has gained a uniquely broad background as well as a deep knowledge of IT software development, systems integration, and services. Consequently, Ms. Kulkarni possesses a keen understanding of the technological, business, and human factors that influence whether or not an IT product or service is delivered on time, under budget, and to the complete satisfaction of the customer.
After earning her bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from the College of Engineering in Karnataka, India, Ms. Kulkarni worked in India as a college faculty member and as an electronics design engineer. Later, at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) in Adelphi, Maryland, she earned a master’s degree in computer systems management. She holds the industry certifications PMP® (Project Management Professional) and CBIP (Certified Business Intelligence Professional).
Ms. Kulkarni’s technical and leadership skills have moved her through progressively higher levels of responsibility within a wide variety of organizations in academia, the commercial market, and the government market (state and federal). She has both assisted and led complex IT projects for very large companies such as Unisys and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) as well as for small companies such as CITI.
Currently at CITI, she directs and oversees numerous software development efforts for the U.S. Department of State, to which she brings her characteristically sharp focus on adherence to schedules, quality assurance, and attention to customer priorities. Over the course of her career, Ms. Kulkarni has been the recipient of numerous customer awards for quality and technical excellence, reflecting her professional expertise and commitment to the quality of her work. Most recently, she was accepted into the ACT-IAC’s Partners Program, the technology industry’s flagship executive development program for "rising stars" in government and industry with high potential for future advancement.