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Capabilities: Staffing and Projects

SIM Associates is built around the experiences and proven capabilities of Robert A. Kotch, who serves as President. His experience spans over thirty years of leadership in IT, Finance and Strategy development and deployment. Prior to beginning his consulting career by founding SIM Associates in 2006, Bob had served as a divisional CIO of a Fortune 50 company, a finance head for one of its divisions and a member of the strategic planning team that created the business plan and strategy for the AT&T long distance business in 1984.

Bob's skills are supplemented and enhanced by a number of experienced senior team members who are available for client engagements.

Since beginning his consulting practice, he has engaged in numerous client projects. Below is a partial listing, showing the scope and diversity of SIM Associates' consulting practice.

  • Develop and execute plan to centralize back office operations for a major media company
  • Risk management and strategic planning consulting to a major international standards organization
  • Manage implementation of a major outsourced telecommunications outsourcing relationship, including metrics, business process, systems and implementation management
  • Lead consulting team for an emerging pan-European web developer, including evaluation of acquisition targets, recommendations to Board and implementation plan development
  • Coaching of technology executives, including CIO and Director titles
  • Business process assessment and improvement recommendations for a new telecommunications provider
  • Develop a business strategy and plan for a satellite communications venture in parts of the former Soviet Republic
  • Advise clients on technology governance and process deployment. resulting in closer linkages between business strategy and technology investments
  • Evaluation of content delivery process and recommendations for business strategy, technology vision and near term steps to facilitate monetization of content reuse
  • Developed a web business strategy to include integration of a former dot.com organization with its core publishing business