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UMT Consulting Group Info Session

Date:October 07, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm EDT
Location:Center for Career Education, Conference Room
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Center For Career Education by sending email to careereducation@columbia.edu .

About UMT

UMT is a thought leader in project and portfolio management consulting, software products and training based on hundreds of successfully completed client engagements over the last 20 years.  Our consultants provide end-to-end premier implementation and adoption services.  We drive results using proven methodologies, technical expertise, training delivery and integrated solutions.

UMT is the only management consulting firm recognized by Gartner for our implementation strategy and has a unique relationship with Microsoft after the acquisition of our strategic planning software in 2006. Today, UMT works with Microsoft jointly developing new technologies, partnering on international marketing campaigns, and helping Microsoft’s over 40,000 stakeholders adopt to technologies while facilitating best practices around innovation, governance and product development – ultimately helping Microsoft realize the value of their investments and operations.

We offer an intellectually stimulating, mentoring environment, with the potential to develop and progress rapidly.  We are looking for ambitious individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit to join our expanding team.  This is an exceptional opportunity for individuals interested in pursuing a leadership position in a client-facing role.

Gil Makleff

Gil Makleff is CEO & a Co-Founder of the company. He has over 17 years of experience in consulting and solutions integration at Fortune 1000 organizations. Gil launched UMT Consulting Group's presence in both North America and Europe, and has ongoing global responsibility with an emphasis on Marketing & Sales and strategic initiatives.

Having managed dozens of alignment engagements, Gil has real world insights into what drives success in these cross-functional initiatives. Whether working with clients or integrating market insights into UMT Consulting Group tools, Gil is well known for his creativity and ability to generate multiple, innovative solutions to client problems.

His background in Computer Science and consulting experience have been a key source of developing new ideas for UMT Consulting Group's software application suite. Gil has been a major contributor to the development of the UMT Consulting Group toolset by distilling the needs of UMT Consulting Group's customers and translating them to software components.

Gil Makleff started his career in the financial services industry at Chase Manhattan. There he led the effort to devise new methods for business systems planning, including how internal processes could better deliver value to outside customers. Using the conceptual framework of CASE tools in innovative ways, Gil spearheaded the automation of management consulting activities related to executive decision-making. With many successful projects and numerous "breakthroughs," Gil was inspired to create UMT Consulting Group, a venture to further refine techniques and develop innovative tools to support the alignment of IT and business.

Gil graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Computer Science and holds an MBA from the Stern School of Management at New York University.

Target Audience: All Graduate Students
Suggested Attire: Business Casual

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