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Atul Vashistha

Neo Group & Neo Advisory
Pleasanton, CA, USA

Atul Vashistha

Primary Areas of Practice: Sourcing consulting, supply risk monitoring solutions and supply management

Law School / Graduate School: Arizona State University

Work History:
Neo Advisory, Chairman, 2000 - To date
Neo Group, Chairman, 2007 - To date

Professional Memberships:
IAOP, Board Member
YPO, Norcal Board Member

Consulting Magazine named Atul as one of the "Top 25 Most Influential Consultants" in 2006 and "Top 6 IT Powerbrokers" in 2004.  HRO Today named Atul as a HR Outsourcing Superstar five years in a row from 2004 through 2010.  FAO Today named him a Superstar from 2007 through 2009.  Near Shore Americas recognized him as one of the Power 50 in 2010.  Arizona State University honored him as a "Distinguished Alumni". IAOP in 2009 named Neo Advisory as one of the Top Sourcing Advisors.

Atul is a leading proponent and practitioner of globalization and futurizing enterprises.  He co-founded Neo Advisory (Formerly neoIT) in 1999 with the mission of helping enterprises grow their business and improve operations by capitalizing on outsourcing and globalization. Neo Advisory also advises government and trade bodies on how to be better destinations for outsourcing.  In 2007, Atul founded Neo Group to help enterprises manage and monitor supply relationships, risks and governance. Best Outsourcing Jobs was founded in July 2009 as a global online outsourcing focused employment solution. All these firms collaborate under his umbrella brand, Globalization Wisdom Group.

Media and Wall Street analysts such as CNN, ABC, CNBC, HRO World, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, Fortune, Forbes, Business Week, Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, Economist, CIO, CFO and other global organizations value Atul's opinions. Atul continues to be a vocal proponent of globalization and has taken on the critics, such as Lou Dobbs and his "Exporting America" segment on CNN.  He has co-authored a book published by McGraw Hill in January 2006 on services globalization titled, "The Offshore Nation" which focuses on the services globalization mega-trend and its economic and human impact on nations and firms. His new book, Globalization Wisdom: The 7 Secrets of Great Globalizers and Outsourcing Wisdom: The 7 Secrets of Successful Sourcing, were published in 2009. Atul also writes an ongoing column for HRO Today, Globalization Today, FAO Today and Outsourcing Malaysia. He is also a frequent contributor to other magazines such as CIO, Fortune, Global Services and Business Finance.

He serves on the Boards of IAOP, IDEA, Shared Assessment (BITS), Center for Services Leadership at Arizona State University, Defense Business Board, Quickstart Global, YPO Norcal and Live Ops Marketplace. He is also active with the global non-profit network of entrepreneurs, TiE, Silicon Valley where he is a Charter Member and Chair of the "Cross Border Services CxO Forum". Atul is also a member and board member of the Northern California chapter of Young President's Organization (YPO) and a mentor to the Stanford University's Reuters Digital Vision Fellow Program. Atul also supports numerous economic development, human development and corporate social responsible initiatives such as Echoing Green, World Education Foundation and local schools.

Prior to founding Neo Advisory, Atul was Senior Vice President of International at Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH) where he led the international operations of the Fortune 25 Company. Atul and his seasoned team at Cardinal expanded profitable operations to Australia, New Zealand, Spain, UK, Singapore, Brazil, Mexico, Japan and other global locations. More importantly, his in-depth international experience earned him the admiration and respect of global CEOs, business leaders and government officials.

Atul and his firms are redefining how nations create competitive advantage in global services and how firms and individuals can leverage this mega-trend to build better futures for all. 


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