Oracle VP joins CIBER

by CXOtoday staff    Jan 04, 2012

Vivek K. Marla, former Oracle Vice President and Head of Oracle Solution Services in India joins CIBER’s executive team


Vivek K. Marla, former Oracle Vice President and Head of Oracle Solution Services in India (OSSI), Oracle’s global consulting organization, has joined CIBER’s executive team as its Senior Vice President and President CIBER India, CIBER’s primary global delivery center.Vivek Marla

CIBER is a global information technology consulting, services and outsourcing company founded in 1974 and headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado. It has more than 8,500 employees and operates in 19 countries, serving clients in North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific.

Marla has 30 years of industry experience in information technology, after being in business in the U.S., Asia and Europe. For the last 20 years, he worked for Oracle Corporation and focused on driving transformational change, strategic focus, business development and talent management.

“Vivek has a proven track record of driving profitable growth through service excellence, client focus and highly differentiated services delivered globally,” said Dave Peterschmidt, CIBER CEO. “As a well-established IT leader who has already proven his ability to build a solid services delivery engine, we are confident that Vivek will be a significant force in helping CIBER strengthen and grow our global delivery business.”

In his tenure with OSSI, Marla developed it into a top-notch consulting organization, expanding it from 250 to more than 1300, while simultaneously increasing the portfolio of services being offered by nearly 400 percent. In the past five years, he grew revenue by more than 300 percent and consistently achieved an annual margin. He developed new markets for the organization in 40 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas.

“One of my proudest achievements with Oracle was building a loyal customer base and a strong committed workforce within Oracle SSI. I am pleased to be joining a company with a commitment (to) and reputation for client focus,” Marla said.

Marla joined CIBER from January 2. He replaces Vice President Vir Bhanu, who has headed India operations since September, when Kote Raghurama, former President of CIBER India, left to pursue other interests. Vir Bhanu will continue to lead CIBER India’s domestic business.