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Cipher is a trusted Microsoft go to partner. Managing Directors, Jack Ades and Alan Kahn participate on the Microsoft Business Solutions US Partner Advisory Council, the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference Partner Advisory Council, the Convergence Partner Advisory Council and the Microsoft Dynamics Financial Partner Advisory Board that helps develop Microsoft Dynamics next generation product strategy. Both serve as industry experts for industry journals and trade publications including The Wall Street Journal, Accounting Technology, Accounting Today, and VAR Business magazines and were recipients of the coveted Eagle Award in 2001 and 2005.

Alan Kahn, President

Alan Kahn is the Managing Partner and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Cipher. Mr. Kahn brings over 19 years' experience in professional consulting and management to Cipher where his main focus lies in developing long-term relationships with partners and clients. In addition, Mr. Kahn oversees aspects of business operations including sales and marketing, business development and strategic planning.

Mr. Kahn is also President of InterDyn, the umbrella organization made up of more than 30 locations worldwide. With more than 500 certified professionals in locations around the world, InterDyn supports over 3,500 customers and is recognized as one of the largest, most comprehensive, and most experienced Microsoft Dynamics partners. As President of InterDyn, Mr. Kahn focuses on making strategic business decisions for the organization and developing long-term relationships.

Prior to forming Cipher, Mr. Kahn was the founder and president of AKA Consulting Services, Inc., a company specializing in business process analysis, software selection, strategic management consulting, and financial re-organization. Before founding AKA Consulting Services, Mr. Kahn spent five years in a strategic management role with a mid-sized distribution company. Mr. Kahn began his career with Arthur Andersen as a member of the audit and consulting group.

Mr. Kahn holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Rutgers University in New Jersey. And is a member of the Young Entrepreneurs' Organization (YEO) and the International Technology Association (ITA)

Jack Ades, Managing Partner and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Cipher. Jack Ades is the Managing Partner and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Cipher. With over twelve years business and technology consulting experience, Mr. Ades directs the professional services department, building the team with quality IT talent and guiding their methodologies and policies. In addition, Mr. Ades serves as the company's chief financial planner where he oversees all financial, budgeting, human resource and administrative responsibilities.

Prior to forming Cipher, Mr. Ades founded Vision Computer Systems, which specialized in selling and implementing business applications to small and mid-sized companies. Vision Computer Systems, servicing over 200 clients, focused on providing the most powerful business management solutions available in the mid-market. Mr. Ades has 17 years of experience in the PC-based financial and accounting applications market, watching this sector grow and evolve almost since its inception.

Mr. Ades holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from George Washington University in Washington D.C. He speaks at local and national business and software conferences and has been featured in the Wall Street Reporter. Mr. Ades is a member of the New York Software Industry Association (NYSIA) and the Business Council of New York.


Rinku Wadhwani, Co-Founder and Chief Operating OfficerRinku Wadhwani, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer is a technocrat from Delhi University, India; a hub of IT outsourcing in the world and has been at the helm of affairs at InterDyn AKA for more than 9 years. Rinku holds certifications from Microsoft and Oracle and is a Certified Masters in Great Plains Dynamics, Axapta and Microsoft CRM as well as a Microsoft certified trainer. Rinku focuses on defining the standards and methodologies needed to develop applications and solutions for our clients. Rinku oversees all aspects of the development cycle, ensuring that all customizations and modifications are designed to meet our clients' specific needs.

Rinku brings with her vast experience in ERP implementations, especially in the areas of project management, risk management, technology and sourcing and managing talent. While at InterDyn Rinku has successfully managed large teams and has been considered to be a reference point in many functional domains. Rinku’s strengths lie in being able to comprehensively map and implement processes for mid market companies. Rinku, a dynamic team leader, is a strong supporter of IT outsourcing to India or other competitive countries for cost effectiveness without compromising on the over all quality of work. She played a pivotal role in negotiating, establishing and operating AKA’s first ever outsourcing venture, during which time she was instrumental in promoting IT outsourcing to India.

Rinku has successfully been able to source specialized talent against very ambitious deadlines. She has established a good network within reputed educational Institutions, business schools and HR consultants. She has proven talent in being able to implement innovative Human Resources Practices in order to address a growing attrition problem in India.

Rinku has extensive experience in business consulting and information technology projects, ranging from strategy to offshore systems development. She has a proven track record in practice building, business development and managing alliances. Rinku has successfully delivered consulting engagements to several companies in various industries. Her work has focused on customer relationship and loyalty management, fusing business and IT strategies and leveraging emerging technologies for industry transformation.



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