Our Company

We truly ENGAGE . We’re ENGAIZ™

A technology startup that firmly believes that effective Human-Led Engagement powered by AI-Driven Digital and Cognitive technologies can help Enterprises (buyers) build lasting and mutually beneficial relationship with their Third Parties (providers).

We have a two-fold mission :

– to help enterprise customers effectively engage and govern third-party vendors to strengthen relationship, mitigate risks, control cost, drive performance and innovation.
– to help third-party vendors move from being a mere vendor to a trusted partner.

What we do

ENGAIZ has built the NextGen AI-Driven Machine Learning & Analytics platform to help enterprise organizations gain increased value from their third parties / vendors by way of effective governance, mitigating third-party risks, controlling costs, driving performance and innovation. For the third-parties, we help them move from being a mere vendor to trusted partners.

The company’s product and service offerings focus on the following:

  • Strategic Vendor Engagement (Third Party Governance & Relationship Management)
  • Third Party Risk Management
  • Strategic Customer Engagement (Secure Third Party / Vendor Portal)

The company’s philosophy revolves around the need to build lasting relationship with third parties / vendor partners to help enterprise organizations meet the digital age challenges of innovation and competition.

Our management team and advisory board comprises of a mix of technology and domain experts in third-party governance, risk and compliance. The team brings in a unique
perspective and have expertise in

  • Managing large vendor management programs / office being part of an enterprise organization (Buyer).
  • Managing large customer outsourcing engagements being part of vendor organization (Provider).

We strongly believe this blend of expertise helps see things from both perspectives.

Enterprise Organizations are more and more dependent on third-party service providers. We believe that its critical for enterprise organizations to adopt a Strategic Vendor Engagement approach and for vendor partners to adopt a Strategic Customer Engagement approach thereby equally investing in building a long lasting relationship.

Our Culture and Values

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1. Integrity

WE WILL TAKE NO SHORT CUTS

2. Customer-Obsessed

EVERYTHING STARTS AND ENDS WITH OUR CUSTOMER

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3. Empathetic

WE WILL LISTEN & UNDERSTAND OTHERS VIEW POINT

4. Entrepreneurial

WE WILL ENCOURAGE AND REWARD RISK-TAKING

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5. Knowledge

WE WILL STAY CURIOUS & KEEP LEARNING

6. Determination

WE DON’T TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER

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7. Fun-Loving

WE WORK HARD BUT EQUALLY HAVE FUN

8. Giving Back

WE LOVE BEING PART OF THE GREATER GOOD

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Our Vision

Is to establish a technology-enabled engagement approach to help unlock value from key stakeholders of the ecosystem comprising of customers, employees, partners/suppliers, industry analysts and competitors to stay ahead.

Our Mission

Our Mission is twofold.

– to help enterprise customers effectively engage with their third-party vendors to control cost, drive service excellence and mitigate risks.

– to help third-party vendors develop a strong understanding of its customer’s business to drive new opportunities and become a trusted partner.

Our Core Values

  • Integrity – We will take no short cuts
  • Respect – We will treat everyone with respect and dignity
  • Entrepreneurial – We will encourage and reward risk-taking
  • Empathetic – We will always understand each other’s view point.
  • Customer-centric : Customer First mind-set in anything and everything we do.

Our FOUNDER & CEO

Jai Chinnakonda

Founder & CEO | ENGAIZ Inc.

Jai Chinnakonda is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of ENGAIZ. The tech company was founded based on an underlying philosophy that revolves around the need to build lasting relationship with third parties / vendor partners to help enterprise organizations meet business objectives by effective engagement, mitigating risks, controlling costs, driving performance and innovation.

“Digitally transforming organizations are increasingly dependent on third parties of varying sizes. A shift from pure ‘Cost’ focus to a cost plus ‘Shared Risk’ & ‘Value’ focus when engaging with strategic third-party vendors seem to be imminent. This has led us to bring to the market an AI-Driven Integrated Third-Party Engagement Platform that combines Vendor Relationship & Engagement with strong Risk Management” says Jai Chinnakonda. 

Leveraging his and the advisory boards decades of experience as leaders in outsourcing and risk management, the ENGAIZ platform embeds in its design an integrated risk, relationship management and governance, enabled by AI and risk insight partnerships. As a Certified Third Party Risk Management Professional, his passion is to help both enterprises and their third-parties / vendors to build a win-win relationship.

Before his current venture, for close to two decades, Jai has held many technical and senior leadership roles with global companies like IBM, ATOS Syntel and Tech Mahindra. As an experienced IT Executive and a Trusted Advisor, his responsibilities included managing large technology outsourcing engagements across North America, UK and Europe.

Jai is a member of the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council, an opt-in research community of business professionals. He was also a contributing member to the first draft of The Standard for Program Management released by the Project Management Institute (PMI). He is a Founding Director of ServeIndia.Org – a non-profit organization dedicated to giving back to home country.

Our ADVISORY BOARD

Mark Zill

Executive Advisor

Former COO/SVP, Golden Source & CheckFree Corporation

Shebina Kanani

Executive Advisor

Former VP, Scotiabank 

Keith Bowie

Executive Advisor

Former CIO, Scotiabank USA

Randy Alexander

Executive Advisor

SVP & CIO, Chubb Insurance Canada

Linda Tuck Chapman

Strategic Advisor & Management Consultant

Third Party Risk Management

Michael Hart

Strategic Advisor & Management Consultant

Outsourcing & Vendor Governance

Our MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS

Linda Tuck Chapman

Third Party Risk Management. Strategic Advisor. Educator. Author. Expert.

Linda Tuck Chapman is recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts and innovator in effective and efficient vendor/third-party risk management. Initiated by hands-on experience as Chief Procurement Officers and Head, Third Party Risk Management in the risk-adverse financial services sector, Linda’s ground-breaking strategies are the “best of the best” for integrating high-impact third party risk management and strategic procurement.

As a management consultant, strategic advisor, relevant educator, and published author, Linda’s clients and global network benefit from her experience, expertise and thought leadership.

As a Strategic Advisor, Linda Tuck Chapman is a mentor and advisor to ENGAIZ, providing expert advice on strategic projects, proprietary methodologies, best practices, product strategy, and our development roadmap. Linda is a frequent participant on our webinars and in panel discussions, and at industry events.

Career Highlights
  • Chief Procurement Officer & 3rd Party Risk Management,BMO Financial Group
  • President & CEO, Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace
  • Chief Procurement Officer & 3rd Party Risk Management,Fifth Third Bank
  • VP Procurement & 3rd Party Risk Management, Scotiabank Group

Michael Hart

Outsourcing. Sourcing Strategy. (Re)Negotiation. Governance. Vendor Management.

Strategic Advisor. Educator. Expert.

Michael Hart is the Managing Partner for Merit Outsourcing Advisors, a leading Canadian Sourcing Advisory firm. Prior to his current leadership role, he was in the outsourcing practise at Deloitte, Pricewaterhouse Coopers Consulting and IBM. His expertise is focused on developing business process and IT sourcing strategies, outsourcing deal investigation, providing transaction leadership, structuring service delivery, advising clients on outsourcing re-negotiation strategies, building effective outsourcing governance and vendor management models, and services delivery optimization strategies.

Michael has a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from Schulich School of Business, York University in Toronto. He is a frequent speaker at outsourcing and sourcing industry events, including: Centre for Outsourcing Research & Education (CORE), Schulich School of Business, Project Management Institute and the Canadian Technology Law Association. He also serves on a wide range of corporate and not-for-profit boards. Michael is on the CORE Executive Education Faculty and is an Accredited Outsourcing Practitioner (AOP).

Career Highlights
  • Outsourcing Advisory Services Executive, Deloitte
  • Associate Partner, Business Transformation Outsourcing, IBM
  • Director, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), PwC  Consulting

Our AFFILIATED CONSULTANTS

ENGAIZ is proud to partner with the following expert independent consultants. Our carefully selected expert advisory consultants come with decades of industry expertise in their field and we leverage this world class team to provide the best of breed consulting services when implementing our technology platform.

Would you like to partner with us to become an Affiliated Consultant? Are you an expert in third party risk, cyber / information security, data privacy or an external auditor / examiner ? Please write to info@engaiz.com and share your profile (LinkedIn) and mention your expertise. We will get in touch with you shortly.

Rajesh Varma, CIA, CISA, CISSP, CTPRP

Cyber & Info Security Expert

Rajesh is a consulting professional with over 25 years of extensive experience in Audit, Governance Risk & Compliance (A&GRC) space. He brings in multi-industry & global experience having worked with large multi-nationals, including, Deloitte, HP, KPMG, SAP, Sun Microsystems. He a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Third Party Risk Management Professional (CTPRP).

As an independent consultant for the last 10+ years, he has carried out engagements with Canadian organizations such Toronto Stock Exchange (TMX), CIBC, RBC, TD, KPMG, and Government of Ontario. A great collaborator, effective communicator, team contributor, with a passion for action & results, Rajesh has proven capability in adapting, envisioning and creating successful outcomes in challenging situations. His key Competencies include: Cybersecurity and outsourcing governance & risk assessments; IT and Business Process Analysis & Design; Compliance, SOX & Operational Audits; Program and Project Management.

Sharon Bauer

Privacy Lawyer. Data Privacy & Cyber security Expert

Sharon started her career in insurance litigation where she was a partner at a Toronto law firm. Fascinated by the rapid evolution of technology and the precarious nature of personal data, Sharon’s passion about privacy and cybersecurity was ignited – so much so that she pivoted her career and has since dedicated her legal and consulting practice to privacy and security. Sharon worked as a Senior Manager in the Digital Privacy and Information Management team at KPMG Canada, where she also led the Privacy by Design Certification program.  

Sharon works with startups, multinational corporations and everything in between. She identifies privacy risks in relation to international privacy regulations, designs strategic privacy solutions for digital transformation projects, and aligns emerging technologies with privacy and ethical regulatory expectations. Sharon has worked with renowned companies in the telecommunication, financial, marketing, technology and education sectors. 

Sharon regularly publishes on privacy and cybersecurity. She is frequently featured on The Lawyer’s Daily. She is also a sought-out speaker on emerging privacy topics.

Our Product Engineering Team

Maulik Parekh

Director – Product Engineering

Shubham Patel

Full Stack – Sr. Engineer

Kinnari Patel

UI/UX Designer

Piyush Parmar

Full Stack – Sr. Engineer

Raju Kamaliya

Full Stack – Sr. Engineer

Vivek Singh

AI/ML – Data Science Engineer

Our ACCELERATOR

ENGAIZ is a proud member of the AWS Activate program. The AWS Activate program is designed to provide startups with the resources they need to get started quickly and easily on Amazon Web Services. VISIT SITE

Our INDUSTRY MEMBERSHIPS

SIG (Sourcing Industry Group) is the premier global sourcing association, founded in 1991 that provides thought leadership, networking and training opportunities to executives in sourcing, procurement and outsourcing from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies.

The Shared Assessments Program is a global membership organization dedicated to developing the best practices, education and tools to drive third party risk assurance. Shared Assessments provides the best practices, solutions and tools for third party risk management with the mission of creating an environment of assurance for outsourcers and their vendors.
The IAPP is the largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community and resource. Founded in 2000, the IAPP is a not-for-profit organization that helps define, support and improve the privacy profession globally.

Core is a non-partisan, member-driven association with a mission to help organizations engaged in managing service arrangements of all kinds, succeed in capturing value from those arrangements.

Our INTEGRATION PARTNERS