AIM Consulting expands into Houston, appoints Managing Director

06 June 2018 3 min. read
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IT advisory firm AIM Consulting has expanded into Houston, as part of its plan to leverage the many US offices of its parent company, Addison Group. The consultancy also announced that Vinesh Kapadia will head the firm’s Houston branch.

AIM Consulting is a leading US technology advisory firm headquartered in Seattle, with additional offices in Minneapolis and Denver. The firm provides strategic support to clients in areas including application development, cloud, data & analytics, digital experience, and mobile. Founded in 2006, the IT consulting firm has 500 professionals working across the US.

In 2017, the company was acquired by professional staffing and consulting firm Addison Group. The Chicago-based parent company has over 5,000 employees across more than two dozen US offices – including Houston. AIM will be expanding its IT consulting offering to more of Addison Group’s offices in the future, but for now it has started with Houston.

AIM Consulting expands into Houston, appoints Managing Director

AIM Consulting will operate out of Addison Group’s office at 1001 McKinney, Houston, Texas starting this month. To helm the new office, the consultancy has brought in Houston native Vinesh Kapadia as Managing Director. Kapadia will be responsible for building AIM’s consultant base in Houston, while expanding the firm’s offerings. He brings more than 12 years of IT consulting experience to the role, with specific focus on energy and manufacturing – key industries in Houston.

Prior to joining AIM, Kapadia was an Associate Partner at energy and tech advisory firm Capitalize Consulting. Prior to that, he was a Senior Manager at oil and gas consultancy EAG Services. Before that, he was a Senior Business Analyst at Southwestern Energy – the Lower 48’s third-largest producer of natural gas. Kapadia started his consulting career as a Senior Consultant at Quorum Business Solutions – which provides mobile and cloud-based business software to the oil and gas industry.

Kapadia has strong consulting expertise in project management, process improvement, and systems architecture, as well as a deep understanding of the US oil and gas industry. He holds a BA, Engineering Route to Business (Management Information Systems/Electrical Engineering) from the University of Texas at Austin.

“AIM is excited to bring our portfolio of advanced data and digital offerings to the oil and gas sector,” remarked Kevin Rooney, VP of Consulting Services for AIM Consulting. “We’re also passionate about expanding our community of consultants with the engineering talent that exists already in Houston. The combination of Vinesh Kapadia and the existing Addison Group team is a great foundation for AIM.”

Kapadia concluded, “With Houston's key industries embracing emerging technologies, the market is ready for a new services partner. I'm honored to be joining AIM in a position to drive technology advancement in my hometown. I am looking forward to building on top of AIM's leading methodologies and creating measurable value for our clients."

In related Texas IT consulting news, Capgemini recently won a $79 million digital services integration contract with the Texas Department of Information Resources.