Abhay Padgaonkar is an award-winning management consultant, author, and speaker. He is an expert in improving organizational and individual performance by making the complex simple and making the simple work. He advises clients of all sizes, including American Express, on broad challenges related to strategy, leadership, employee engagement, customer loyalty, project management, and performance improvement.
Abhay is a two-time winner of an “Excellence in Practice” honor by American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) in recognition of results achieved through the use of workplace learning and performance improvement practices. He has published many management articles around the world in reputable print and online publications, including Information Week, Performance Improvement Journal, Marketing Profs, Today’s Hospitalist, Leadership Excellence, Chain Store Age, HR.com, ProjectsAtWork, and Modern Pharmaceuticals.
Abhay has been an invited speaker for audiences across the country for various organizations such as SHRM, ASTD, and PMI. He is regularly sought after for his views on today’s management challenges by reporters and journalists from flagship publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo Finance, American Medical News, HR Magazine, MSNBC.com, The Arizona Republic, SHRM, and The Business Journal.
Abhay has earned an M.B.A. in Finance and MIS from Rice University, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Kentucky, and B. Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.