Dr. Rajiv Tandon, President & CEO
A founder of Adayana, Rajiv Tandon has more than 39 years of global business consulting and higher-education experience. He served as President and CEO of Adayana from its founding in 2001 until 2008. He now serves the organization as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Prior to forming Adayana, Rajiv was CEO and President of LearningByte International, a developer of custom e-Learning and web-based training solutions. Rajiv served as Director of Corporate Venturing Programs at the University of St. Thomas, and taught MBA courses in entrepreneurship and new venture management. In 1992, he was awarded the Edwin M. Appel Prize by the Price-Babson College Fellows Program "for bringing entrepreneurial vitality to academia." Earlier, Rajiv was Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Worldwide Operations for National Car Rental, Inc. He also served as President of the American Car Rental Association.
Sandra L. Mathes, VP of Human Resources
Sandi Mathes has more than 20 years of professional human resource experience as the VP of Human Resources. She also uses her expertise to train HR professionals from a diverse group of organizations through an adjunct teaching position at Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis. Before joining Adayana, Mathes spent nine years with Conseco Services, LLC as Vice President of Human Resources. At Conseco, she was responsible for supporting an employee base of more than 2,300 associates by leading staffing and sourcing, employee relations and HR generalist teams. Mathes began her career in HR with the J. L. Hudson Company in Detroit, MI, and later relocated to Indianapolis, where she joined National City Bank.
Raymond Richie, Adayana Industry Group President
Raymond Richie became Adayana’s Industry Group President in May 2011. Richie previously served as Adayana’s CFO and prior to that Vice President of Strategic Business Development since April 2009, working to collaborate with strategic partners to fuel corporate growth and development. He led the strategy and research team of the former ABG, an Adayana predecessor company, for more than three years. Before coming to Adayana, Richie worked at Ernst & Young for five years, helping mid-cap companies restructure their businesses to meet growth goals. Prior to that, Richie managed several entrepreneurial companies in executive positions such as Controller and COO, where he helped to streamline business operations to strengthen each company. Richie is an MBA graduate of Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business with an emphasis in Finance, Strategy and Marketing.
Jeffery Moon, CFO
Jeffrey Moon became Adayana’s CFO in July 2012. Moon brought to the company experience working with large publically held companies as well as smaller private companies, both as an entrepreneur and a leader. Most recently he was VP, CFO and Chief Accounting Officer at Dormir, Inc. Moon also has 20+ years public accounting experience as a partner at a large national accounting/audit firm. Moon graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Charley Grady, VP of Strategic Finance
Charley Grady has more than 29 years of experience in finance, marketing and operations. One of the founders of Adayana, Grady previously worked as the Vice President of Pricing, Analysis, and Contracts for LearningByte International, and e-Learning company. His experience also includes 20 years with National Car Rental Systems, Inc., where he held positions such as Director of Financial Analysis, Vice President of Strategic Analysis, Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis, and Corporate Economist. Grady holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., and an MBA in Finance and Computer Systems from the University of Rochester in New York.
Jeff Kidwell, Adayana Government Group President
Jeff Kidwell is a thought leader who has served as a strategic advisor to many organizations for nearly 25 years. He has helped increase their effectiveness through improved strategy in areas such as management consulting, process reengineering, benchmarking, and business operations. Prior to merging with Adayana in 2008, Kidwell led VERTEX Solutions as President and CEO. He previously served in various roles for defense contractors and consulting firms, and was an internal consultant for American General Corporation. He has co-authored several papers on the implementation of advanced distributed learning programs, benchmarking, scope management and schedule risk and has served as a college-level instructor in front line supervision and management. Kidwell holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and an MBA from Virginia Tech.