About MLC: Executive Bios

Prashant Kumar, President and CEO

Prashant Kumar joined MLC in 2007 and is the President and CEO. His leadership and vision has given MLC a progressive perspective of Corporate Performance Management (CPM) and his expertise in this field has led to the development of key contributions to MLC’s intellectual property, including MLC’s CPM Assessment Methodology and Blueprint.

Prior to joining MLC, Mr. Kumar worked for several internationally recognized consulting firms and was based in Bangalore, India and Philadelphia. At these firms, Mr. Kumar developed expertise in SAP consulting, IBM Cognos development, and Business Intelligence. This experience is supplemented by advanced knowledge in Enterprise Planning, Project Management, Strategic Planning, and Information Technology, which were attained by working on projects that span across industries, including real estate development, healthcare, financial, and consumer products.

Mr. Kumar draws on his broad background to lead his practice and analyze and improve the performance of MLC’s clients. He has been involved in all areas of performance-based initiatives including cash flow management, budgeting, forecasting, dashboarding and scorecarding. Mr. Kumar is also a Cognos Certified Planning Product Professional, a Cognos Certified Access Manager Product Professional, and a certified Software Quality Analyst.

Mr. Kumar holds an MBA in International Business and Masters of Science in Finance from Temple University in Philadelphia. He received his Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science form Anna University in Chennai, India.

In his spare time, Mr. Kumar enjoys finding new music and is a self professed audiophile. He could listen to “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles everyday. One of the most thrilling things he has done was take flying lessons. If he could be on the cover of any magazine, it would be the Harvard Business Review and the title would read, “Lead with Passion”.

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Robert Takemura, Partner

Bob Takemura has been with MLC for over 15 years, serving as Chief Operating Officer before becoming a Partner in January of 2009.

While at MLC, Mr. Takemura has led private and public sector clients through a wide range of initiatives. His experience includes Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning, Data Security, Program Management, Information Technology, and Strategic Development. He also has extensive experience in Program Management and Security for the hospitality and real estate industries.

Mr. Takemura is the creator of many of the assessment formats at MLC: including Business Continuity, Change Readiness, and Risk Assessment. He has performed physical assessments for numerous client facilities, performed Business Impact Analyses and Risk Assessments, developed Business Continuity Programs and Plans, and has written and managed numerous simulations and exercises.

Furthermore, Mr. Takemura is credited for developing many of MLC’s models and visual aids. He has co-created the award winning Six Component Model for Business Continuity, the blueprint used in Program and Project Management, and also the Medication Error Elimination blueprint for the healthcare industry. His ability to convert complex information into straightforward visual models and reports provides valuable expertise to MLC’s broad client base.

Mr. Takemura holds a Bachelors of Science in Biology and a Real Estate Finance certificate from UCLA.

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