The McFadyen Digital Executive Team
- TOM MCFADYENPresident and CEO
Tom McFadyen founded McFadyen Digital 30+ years ago and has built a team of several hundred employees across North America, South America, and Asia. During 20+ years of digital commerce focus Tom has overseen 200+ large-scale implementations which cumulatively generate tens of billions of dollars of annual revenue. During 10+ years of focus on digital marketplaces he’s also overseen implementations which generate billions of dollars. He is a frequent speaker at IRCE, NRF, Shop.Org, and other eCommerce events. Tom also holds board & council positions at NRF, YPO, and the Oracle Commerce User Group.
- GERALD HEATHChief Technology Officer
Gerald brings 20 years of Ecommerce experience, having worked in various consulting roles and large B2C and B2B organizations. Gerald’s extensive experience architecting and delivering robust and scalable enterprise solutions provides McFadyen’s clients with industry-best technical and strategic guidance. Gerald is enthusiastic about technology and prides himself in delivering simple solutions business problems. He was a founding member of PipelinePros, the official Oracle Commerce User Group and served as Chairman until his move to McFadyen.
- ED COKEChief Revenue Officer
Ed Coke brings 15 years of Ecommerce experience to solving customer challenges for McFadyen Digital while serving as their Chief Revenue Officer. Since joining ATG in the early days of the Ecommerce explosion Ed has led teams across the globe. A short time after the acquisition of ATG by Oracle, Ed ran the Global Commerce selling teams, ultimately serving as the Vice President of Global Strategy for Oracle’s Retail Global Business Unit. Ed also advises emerging companies with innovative and transformational solutions including Tulip Retail, Mirakl, Envoy Commerce and others.
- RICHARD “CHIP” FRANKChief Financial Officer
Chip Frank leads McFadyen’s business operations, bringing 22 years of experience (11 years of financial leadership of software/services companies on top of 11 years of consulting experience) to the company. Holding an MBA from Darden (UVA) and CPA, Chip has led the acquisition of a new venture tech company, a shopping center, as well as the startup of a restaurant. He also led the financial aspects of the sale of software product firm. Chip leads the Finance, HR, Recruiting, and IT departments.
- UMAPATHY GANDHISenior Vice President of Global Delivery
Uma Gandhi, an expert in the Retail and Telecom spaces, is a technology enthusiast who heads the global delivery efforts for McFadyen Digital. Uma has been with McFadyen for more than 8 years and has close to 20 years in IT with a focus on Ecommerce projects. His expertise is in solution architecture, planning, and delivery for large-scale projects including Ecommerce, marketing automation, PoS and online marketplace projects. An alumnus of prestigious College of Engineering Guindy, Uma’s career that has taken him from Stockholm, Sweden to Minneapolis and now to Washington, DC with McFadyen Digital. Along the way he has worked with some of the biggest e-commerce brands including IKEA, Target and Best Buy.
- FRAN MCFADYENDirector & Brazil Operations Lead
Fran leads McFadyen’s Brazil operations and manages sales, delivery, finance, staffing and general operations. A native of Brazil and a trilingual talent, Fran has been with the company for over a decade and developed the Brazil offices to service clients in Brazil and North America (nearshore). Fran holds two Masters degrees, a Masters of Management from INDECS (Brazil), and a Masters of Science from George Washington University, to go along with 20+ years of prior work experience, including IBM. Fran has managed teams of 300 professionals and budgets over $10 million.
- SHAJI NAIRSenior Vice President of Delivery
Shaji Nair, an expert in delivering ecommerce programs for more than ten years, heads India operations of McFadyen Digital. Prior to McFadyen, Shaji lead global Oracle Commerce delivery for a top-tier IT company. An expert in onshore-offshore model, he is well known within IT circles for using innovative global delivery methods. Shaji’s stint with a “big 3” consulting firm in the US gave him exposure to the consulting side of business as he has managed program delivery. FOr the past ten years, Shaji has been exclusively delivering Ecommerce programs and is consulted by McFadyen’s clients for his expertise and thought leadership.
- THOMAS GAYDOSChief Marketing Officer & Marketing Practice Lead
Tom Gaydos leads McFadyen’s internal marketing and client-facing digital marketing practice. With 20 years of client engagement and Ecommerce experience since graduating La Salle University, Tom’s successes include leading the marketing efforts for a successful startup and helping digitally transform Fortune 500’s as a marketing practice lead for a major consultancy. Having spoken at events such as Dreamforce, Sales 2.0, and GE’s Digital Summit, Tom is a sought after thought-leader who helps McFadyen’s clients evolve their audience engagement.
- MANU MADHAVANAssociate Vice President of Delivery
Manu Madhavan heads the Trivandrum office and manages the offshore delivery of multi-million dollar Ecommerce and Marketplace applications. With two decades of experience in the IT industry, Manu has a proven track record of driving software development along with a sharp focus on quality and customer satisfaction. An alumnus of College of Engineering (CET) Trivandrum, Manu was associated with many services organizations before joining McFadyen in 2012. All through his management career, Manu has managed and driven enterprise-wide accounts for many major clients across the globe.