Our Team – Experience Counts



Robert Blackwell Jr.
CEO & Founder

A process and technology transformation industry leader with a career spanning nearly 30 years, Robert Blackwell Jr. has cultivated Electronic Knowledge Interchange (EKI) into a leading management and technology consulting firm well-known for its ability to respond to complex business challenges with efficient, intelligent and innovative solutions. EKI-Digital, has helped some of the largest public and private sector organizations gain measurable efficiency gains leveraging process and technology modernization. Robert has significant experience in leveraging technology to identify fractional gains in efficiency that lead to large savings in very large organizations.

Starting at IBM in 1981, Blackwell began his long career in building innovative systems that improve business operations. With a passion for entrepreneurship, he went on to found several Chicago-based companies, including Urban Fishing Development, Bytewise International and Blackwell Consulting Services. For several years Robert was a trader specializing in writing models and executing trading strategies.

Blackwell currently serves on the executive committee of the Choose Chicago, is Vice Chairman of the Chicago Sports Commission, Chairman of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce’s Technology Committee, a board member of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and is active in the Executive’s Club of Chicago and the Business Leadership Council. He has also been a member of the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Blackwell also serves on the board of several civic organizations.


Brad Callahan
President
Having held global leadership roles at Microsoft, Lawson Software, Ernst & Young, and Capgemini, Brad has helped shaped the applications software industry. With these firms, he also led several industry sectors, including Consumer Products, Retail, Life Sciences, Automotive, High Tech, and Financial Services.

Diego Perez Mesa
CTO
Diego Perez Mesa is a proactive, innovative, and business-minded leader with over 18 years of experience planning, managing, architecting, designing, and delivering integrated large-scale enterprise systems to Fortune 500 companies and large government entities.

Craig Watson
COO
A managing principal of EKI-Digital, Craig Watson has more than 30 years of experience in corporate finance, international general management and technology with industry leaders such as Cummins Engine, Merck, PepsiCo and FMC Corporation.

My-Hien Ngo
CPMO
For over 15 years, My-Hien Ngo has applied her consulting acumen to large and small mission critical initiatives. She has a history of effectively managing system implementations from inception through completion, on-time, within budget, and ultimately meeting and exceeding client’s expectations.

Nancy Bohannan
Chief Sales Officer
Nancy Bohannan is a strategically inclined, forward-thinking leader with over 30 years of proven success. Her vast experience in IT management and technical sales experience comprises commercial, public sector, (including education, federal government, and state and local governments), as well as small and medium business sectors.

Send your resume to careers@eki-digital.com