Gopinath Kokkonda


Gopinath Kokkonda is a technology and management expert who has been bridging the gaps between Technology and organizations that rely on IT for success.

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His ability to harness the power of right technology, team structure, personal and professional work ethics to deliver successful projects has made him a sought after expert for Technology solutions.

With over 12 years experience in the IT industry, he manages several IT Projects within the Organization, develops technology strategy and ensures timely delivery of projects and resource delivery to Clients.

His earlier experience includes managing full scale project life cycles in various roles at organizations like Target, United Business Media, AIG, ADP, Credit Suisse.

He has been instrumental in minimizing IT development and Implementation budgets for large scale organizations by leveraging the power of Open source technologies and Optimal Shoring Model, an optimal combination of onshore and offshore team structure.

He holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science and is Certified Project Management professional.

Vishwanath Kokkonda Ph D, SAFe SPC


Dr Vishwanath Kokkonda represents Alignity as Partner. He has proven stints in the areas of Consulting – Business Development, Process Management, Project Management and Strategy & Operations.

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He had successful Indian and overseas employment stint of 19 years with Global conglomerates such as Deloitte, IBM, Reliance Industries Limited and TNS (UK). The Industry sectors he catered comprise Retail, Manufacturing, Automobile, Food & Beverages, Utility and Market Research.

He is on Academic Council board of Woxsen Business School, India. Empaneled by National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) on their training consultants’ panel. With 10 publications in Indian journals to his credit, his thesis is mid-way to get published as a book.

Vishwanath acquired a Doctoral Degree from one of the top business education providing University in South India i.e., Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantapur, Andhra-Pradesh for his work on Marketing of Consulting to SMEs. He holds Masters in Business Management from Kakatiya University, Warangal and in Information Technology from London Institute of Technology & Research, London. He graduated in life sciences and in education from Kakatiya University, Warangal. He holds certifications in SAP Logistics from SAP AG Germany and HR Certifications form Harvard publishing.

He is visiting/adjunct faculty leading Engineering and Business education Institutes in Andhra-Pradesh and empaneled by few Telugu TV channels on their education related programs.

He keeps interest in human behaviour and Philosophy disciplines. As part of education & employment and with travel interest, he visited UK, Germany, Switzerland, France, China, South Africa, Japan, Singapore and Sri Lanka.

Lincoln L. Neely

Director Of Sales, West Coast

Lincoln Neely is an accomplished sales and executive placement professional responsible for expanding both Alignity Consulting contract staffing and full time placement divisions on the West Coast.

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Lincoln enjoys continued success in both outside and inside sales, having sold over $30 million in contract services in Silicon Valley. Lincoln has over 15 years in the IT staffing industry, and has broad experience in all facets of the recruiting and sales process, making him well equipped to provide the best solutions to our customers.

Prior to joining Alignity Consulting, Lincoln was the West Coast Business Development Manager for Vedicsoft Solutions, Western Regional Business Development Manager for RCM Technologies Inc, West Coast Business Development Manager for The Makro Group, Sales Manager for IT&E International, and was key to building the organization from 75 to well over 200 consultants. Also, Lincoln was Sales Manager for the Andiamo! Group. Lincoln personally led the spin-off for Andiamo???s Life Science division which later became profitable in its first full quarter of operation.

Lincoln holds dual AA degrees from both Ashland University and Urbana College with an area of study in Economics and Business Administration. Lincoln is nearing the completion for his BS in Business Management with an emphasis in employment law from the University of Phoenix. Lincoln has a large network of IT professionals in the Silicon Valley area, due in part to his hiring of over 500 individuals over the past decade.

Malik J. Simon

VP of Business Development / Microsoft Practice

Malik has a passion for new ideas and using web technologies in innovative ways. He has used his varied interests and deep technical knowledge as a software engineer and experience as a successful

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entrepreneur to help clients as varied as Fortune Five Hundred Telecommunications and Financial Firms as well as start-ups and community based and national non profits.

Prior to joining Alignity Consulting, Malik was the Solutions Manager for Npower NY a consulting group dedicated provided integrated technology solutions to the NYC’sEast Coasts, large and medium sized Non-Profit Organizations. Before that he was a Senior Client Solution Manager/Technical architect for Team5 in NYC where he assisted in helping clients craft ideal web based solutions and sustainable technology business models. Currently Malik serves as technical advisor to two start-up technology companies and one charitable organization.

Malik holds a BS in Technology Policy and Computer Science from NJIT. While at NJIT he spent two graduate study years in the laboratory for Natural Language Processing and Context Recognition with Professor Richard Scherl. There he honed both his architectural skills and his penchant for out of the box thinking on integrated web platforms.

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