Our virtual Research & Operations Center (ROC) professionals play an essential role monitoring facts and opinions relevant to our clients. They manage engagements and Practice & Alliance Partner Development.
With our Alliance Partners, they closely monitor approximately 50 exemplary companies as benchmarks and research over 60 existing and emerging leadership issues we believe can drive success and failure in strategy implementation worldwide.
ROC professionals analyze successful and disappointing practices in the seven sectors of the economy we serve. They ensure we have the latest and most relevant information for our consulting teams and our clients.
Additional ROC professionals and Practice and Engagement Managers are available on-call when necessary to complement our engagement teams.
The following Professional Profiles introduce our current ROC professionals:
Prachi is the Director, Engagement Management, with McCreightPartners, responsible for designing, delivering, and implementing successful large-scale strategic change engagements. She also leads Practice and Alliance Partner Development that involves nurturing existing and developing relationships with clients, industry leaders, and network of over 100 Alliance Partners.
She applies over 25 years of experience in project management, client services, graphic design, and advertising, to the firm. As McCreightPartners's Director of Engagement Management, Prachi has made significant contributions to the firm with her ideas and creativity while partnering with the clients in the areas of Education, Healthcare, Energy, Justice, and US Intelligence.
She has held a Top Secret security clearance.
Prachi is also the Co-Founder and Director of The Pen-Stars Program, a creative program she runs in schools for children in grades K-5 that focuses on fostering children’s creativity to help them develop, enhance, and express their inner talents in various creative forms.
Prachi has worked in a variety of senior management roles for small businesses, start-up companies, and non-profit organizations. She worked as a Business Manager at Paul’s Marble Depot, LLC. She designed the company website, brochures and promotional materials, and managed public relations. Her creative thinking and interpersonal skills helped the company expand its client base and business.
Prior to this, Prachi worked as a Project Manager for QuickSoft LLC, a Chicago based company. She was responsible for managing a team of software developers, who were creating systems to support real estate appraisals accessible through a Pocket PC or Windows-based desktop. She also spearheaded the budget projects to design and develop websites for business and residential communities in Princeton, NJ.
Before working for Quicksoft LLC, Prachi worked as an Operations Manager for BondGlobe, Inc., an online bond trading company, based in New York City. There, she managed payroll operations, and reconciled worker compensation and quarterly employee taxes. She also facilitated liaising with immigration lawyers to obtain temporary visas for the employees.
Prachi began her career as an entrepreneur in 1998. She formed an organization called Creations, in Varanasi, India. The focus of the organization was to provide financial support to the students of art who were highly talented but did not have the resources and platform to bring their talent forth. The organization was also aimed at encouraging education among children who were physically challenged.
Prachi holds a Master’s degree in Fine Arts (Visual Communications), from B.H.U., Varanasi, India. She currently serves on the board of GOPIO (Global Organization of People of India), headquartered in New York.
Bill Holodak, Associate Partner
Bill, McCreightPartners’ Associate Partner, is responsible for managing the firm’s Research & Operations Center (ROC). The ROC is focused on optimizing lessons learned in past, and ongoing engagements. Bill is responsible for developing and managing engagements including coordinating with clients, their stakeholders, and over one hundred Alliance Partners worldwide. He is an expert in leading businesses undergoing transformation while building and developing effective teams focused on profitable growth.
Bill leads senior professionals to effectively understand requirements and deliver solutions that help achieve and sustain business objectives. He is an expert in strategic marketing, business development, planning, cost reduction, and client relationship management. He is a voracious reader and uses that skill to monitor the media and current events as they relate to the seven sectors of the economy McCreightPartners serves…education, energy, healthcare, information, justice, national security and technology.
Bill began his professional career as an Avionics & Control Systems Engineer with Sikorsky Aircraft, a Lockheed Martin Company, designing and developing advanced helicopter avionics systems. He designed an Inertial Velocity System (IVS) for the U.S. Navy which was used in anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters. It was also used for night rescue systems (NRS) for retrieving helicopter crews downed at sea.
He subsequently joined AVCO, Lycoming Division, designing and testing infrared suppressors for helicopter engine protection from heat-seeking missiles. The suppressors are critical to protecting the United States and Israeli Air Force (IAF) helicopters.
Bill has held a SECRET security clearance.
After earning an MBA in Marketing, Bill founded a marketing services firm engaged by Fortune 500 companies including Citibank, BIC, Reebok, RCA, ESPN, Nestle Foods, McDonalds, Pilot Pen, and Time Warner. The firm was recognized by consultants as a top five leader in the industry. After twenty-two years, Bill sold the company to a publicly traded firm.
Bill was recruited as CEO for a struggling marketing firm. He reorganized their management team, rewrote their business plan, set goals and performance metrics, and raised capital. Recognizing the company needed serious technology improvements, and leveraging his experience in multi-channel marketing, he made the decision to create a new website, invest in e-commerce software, and improve the data processing and fulfillment capabilities. By doing so he was able to secure numerous new contracts with national
clients including Nascar. He actively participated in industry events showcasing the new capabilities and forging new relationships. This resulted in the company doubling their revenue, reducing their overhead, while regaining respect within the industry.
Bill then did the same for another struggling marketing firm, taking his entrepreneurial spirit and can-do attitude with him. He provided expert guidance enabling informed decisions on developing B-C and B-B sales and marketing strategies. Within a short period of time the company showed a profit, significantly increased market share, and improved client relationships.
Prior to joining McCreightPartners, Bill joined a national digital marketing agency leading a sales team over the next thirteen years and winning numerous performance awards. He became a Certified Google AdWords Planner and a Google Premier SMB Partner and helped hundreds of small and medium sized businesses grow.
Bill holds a Master of Business Administration, Marketing (MBA) from the University of Bridgeport and Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME) from Manhattan College.
Bill resides in Orange, CT with Bernadette, his wife of 52 years.
Erin Colón is the Director, Practice Management, with McCreightPartners. She leads the firm’s operations and financial systems while seamlessly partnering with our Research & Operations Center (ROC) professionals, our firm’s clients and Alliance Partners designing and implementing large-scale strategic change.
In her role as Director, Practice Management, Erin is responsible for the integrity and effectiveness of the firm’s financial and technology platforms, policies and practices. She nurtures the firm’s relationships with vendors, clients, professional advisors, community leaders and Alliance Partners. She is accountable for creating engagement plans and budgets, monitoring our commitments to our clients, including timelines and invoicing. Erin leads initiatives dedicated to the research, development, execution and implementation of solutions to our clients’ strategy implementation challenges.
Before joining McCreightPartners (formerly McCreight & Company Inc.), Erin advanced her career in various positions at Kaplan, Inc., a 30,000 employee, international education company. Her professional experience includes over 14 years in global operations management focusing on employee engagement and development, creating effective solutions for current operations, streamlining costs and managing vendors and technology platforms.
Erin has a strong background in leadership development and innovation. She led the implementation of a C-level executive training program for Kaplan Inc. The curriculum spanned over a one-year timeline and required the development and launch of a web portal, e-learning modules and the creation of a database for data hosting and communication deployment.
Erin earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English Literature, cum Laude, from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. She was a presidential scholar and member of the Division I Women’s Basketball team.
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McCreightPartners is committed to partnering with our clients to ensure their sustainable competitive superiority. Our Practice Profile offers a consolidated look at our firm's client-focused, outcome-driven practices. Our past engagements speak to the competencies of our global Alliance Partner network and Research & Operations Center (ROC) professionals, from education and healthcare to energy and national security. We focus on seven sectors of the economy.
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