Ravi Gopaldas Kathuria is the founder and principal of Cohegic Corporation, a management consulting firm
focused on helping organizations enhance their business clarity and strategic coherence.
In his new, engaging and insightful book,
strategy and execution: An Eye-opening Parable,
Kathuria presents his systematic and
coherent method for managing and leading an organization,
in the backdrop of a practical situation.
“Kathuria is a highly successful business leader and has a
stellar track record of identifying growth opportunities,
leading organizations and executing strategies. He has developed
the Houston Planning and Strategic Forum from a
smaller niche organization focused on business planning to a much larger
group focused on strategy, execution and insight with monthly topics and
presentations from CEO's and industry leaders in a unique format.
Kathuria is very dependable, results-oriented and also a great executive coach and mentor.”
Maury Sklar, Founding Board Member, Houston Planning and Startegic Forum
Kathuria is a proven business execution expert with strong
expertise in organizational effectiveness, strategy
development, business process modeling and performance
metrics. He has spearheaded and directed cross-functional,
enterprise-wide management initiatives at major corporations
leading to improved corporate performance. He has excellent
facilitation skills and has helped align organizations.
Kathuria has worked with executives from CEOs to
of Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Customer Service,
Accounting, Legal, HR and IT. He is an excellent executive
coach and his clients appreciate his insight and the
clarity of his business solutions. His ideas are powerful
and more importantly he works shoulder-to-shoulder with
his clients to execute the ideas and deliver results.
He has a personality well suited to lead difficult management initiatives.
Kathuria served as the Director of Strategy
Management Process and Performance Metrics for Enron Energy Services.
In his corporate career of 15 years, Kathuria was employed
at other Houston companies such as Halliburton (Brown
& Root), Chemshare Corp., Intaq Inc. and Input/Output
Inc. where he either led or participated in activities
and initiatives to enhance productivity, effectiveness
Kathuria received training
from the Balanced Scorecard Collaborative. He is a graduate
of the Institute of Managerial Leadership at the University
of Texas at Austin, Business School and has a M.S. in
Computer Science from the University of Houston.
Episcopal Health System,
SBC executives and CEOs of
Sugar Company (a $1.1 Billion in revenues) and SCP
Pool Corp. ($1.3 Billion in revenues) have
co-published business execution articles with Kathuria.
Kathuria volunteers actively in the community. He serves as the
- President and CEO of the Houston
Strategic Forum (HSF)
- HSF is an association focused on strategy and
- Past Steering Committee member of the Greater
Houston Partnership's Marketing Committee
- Led the mentoring roundtable of
the Houston chapter of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs)
- Kathuria coached entrepreneurs and corporate professionals on
various business issues from sales to operations.
- Past Chairman of the Greater Houston
Partnership 's Corporate Connection Program
- Past Steering Committee member of the
Greater Houston Partnership's Emerging Business
- Past member of the MIT Forum's Cornerstone Clinic Advisory
- Frequent speaker at the University of
Houston's Center for Entrepreneurship & innovation
and the Global Energy Management Institute
“I have known Kathuria for a number of years as we are both on the
Board of Directors for the Houston Strategic Forurm. Kathuria is a
very dynamic, high energy individual. He is very influencial and knows
how to make things happen. Kathuria has been very fundamental in redefining
the Houston Strategic Forum (formerly the Houston Planning Forum) and has
been President of the group during the major redefinition of the group. We
have gone from a 'boutique group'
to being recognized as the Houston organization with the best speaker list in town!”
Steven Anderson, Board Member, Houston Startegic Forum