Board of Directors
2018 Board of Directors
IIBA Dallas Chapter
Jamie is a Business Analyst Manager at CVS Health specializing in Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) solutions. Prior to CVS Health, Jamie was a Technical Specialist at UPS Airlines. After many years of programming, a UPS imaging system migration project sparked her interest in defining, analyzing and documenting requirements. She switched to the Business Analyst role and hasn’t looked back since. Jamie has also had the pleasure of filling multiple IT roles at Prudential and a Data Imaging start-up company. With a background in all phases of the SDLC, she has a robust understanding of what it takes to succeed in IT as a BA. Jamie received her Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Cumberland University. She continues to educate herself through online IIBA Endorsed Education Providers along with project management courses at the University of Texas at Dallas. Adding to an already great group of selfless individuals passionate about the Business Analyst discipline, her number one goal is to make the IIBA Dallas Chapter a calendar event members of the BA community don’t want to miss.
VP of Membership
Paula Nix is serving in a Business Solutions Analyst III role with AmerisourceBergen, a global healthcare solutions leader. Prior to AmerisourceBergen, Paula was a Sr. Business Analyst at McKesson.
Paula stumbled into her career as a Business Analyst 20 years ago when a manager, looking to fill a position, said “Tag, you’re it.” After a rocky start, Paula received training in Business Analysis, found some great mentors, and continually seeks to sharpen her craft. It is also why she is passionate about IIBA with access to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK), the library of books, webinars on professional development topics and the knowledge sharing and networking opportunities through the IIBA Dallas Chapter.
Paula has been a member of the IIBA since 2010 and a member of IIBA Dallas Chapter since 2013
VP of Programs
Tristan is a Consultant with Slalom Consulting specializing in business and technology consulting. He is passionate about collaborating with his clients to find solutions to difficult business problems and contributing to Slalom’s Business Analysis Center of Excellence. Before joining Slalom, Tristan was a PMO Lead at Accenture Federal Services and an Educational Leadership Consultant for Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. Tristan received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from Mercer University in Macon, GA. In his free time, Tristan can be found with his wife and three young children as well as, actively participating within his church.
VP of Finance
Rich is a business analyst and technical architect for FedEx Services. He has over twenty-five years experience in the development of retail point-of-sale and order entry applications. He received a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from California Lutheran University, and holds Masters degrees in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas.
VP of Operations
Komal is currently a Sr. Business Analyst with Nationstar Mortgage. Prior to this, Komal served as a Business Analyst at 1Worldsync. She has also volunteered with IIBA Dallas and looks forward to serving as VP of Operations.
VP of Technology
Vinita is currently a consultant with GameStop. Before GameStop, Vinita was a consultant with CMC as an Oracle Finance/SCM/P2P Lead Product Owner/Business Analyst. Vinita has over 22 years of total experience in both Business and IT. Vinita has experience working with Business, Audit, Tax, Treasury, Finance & Accounting and IT. Vinita is an AVID learner and is very passionate about honing her skills to help her stay on the cutting edge. Vinita was raised in Dubai, UAE and came to the US to complete her education. Vinita as a MBA in Finance from UT Dallas. Vinita loves what she does and enjoys creating new relationships and helping individuals/clients/customers/users address their needs with beneficial and effective solutions. Vinita ihas the following certifications - Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP), Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, SAP FICO certified.
VP of Engagement
Dinesh serves as Director - Client Delivery at the Dallas office of Valtech, a global digital agency focused on business transformation. He has over 19 years of experience in Business and IT working with global Retail and eCommerce enterprises in executing mission-critical Digital Transformation initiatives. Dinesh is a Systems Thinker and an Agile practitioner who loves to build and nurture high performing globally distributed teams to craft top-notch digital applications. Dinesh received his MBA from Nagarjuna University. He works with a highly passionate group of individuals on the board of IIBA® Dallas Chapter to build partnerships with companies in the Dallas area to get support for the Chapter and increase visibility of the Chapter to drive up membership and participation in chapter events.