Rami Barakat is a business, risk management, and information technology leader with more than 30 years of experience in the business consulting, financial, legal, and software industries. As the Chief Operating Officer at CTN Solutions, Rami oversees the team of engineers and directs strategic planning for client projects.
Rami works closely with CTN clients to understand their requirements, trends in their industry, and changing workforce needs. He works extensively in managed IT, cloud computing, IT consulting, application services, security, and business communications. As a subject matter expert, Rami evaluates risk matters and provides guidance to clients, occasionally acting as a virtual CIO.
Prior to joining CTN, Rami was an entrepreneur in the fields of financial management, process analysis, information technology, and risk management consulting.
Among his many successes, he built and sold a consulting company that had been listed in the top 40 of the Philadelphia region’s fastest-growing, privately-held companies, for three consecutive years. Rami coordinated the outsourced roles of CFO/Controller, CIO, and Executive Coach for his clients, who included Danella Construction Company, Almo Corporation, and Penn Mutual Life Insurance among others.
Prior to his role as an entrepreneur, he was Vice President at Commerce Bancorp. Rami created and directed Sarbanes-Oxley and Business Continuity programs to identify risks, to address corporate governance, and to improve the overall controls associated with management and reporting of financial information. Responsible for supervising the consolidation of Commerce’s five banks, Rami directed all organizational and technology aspects of this project that impacted business processes and systems. Previously, Rami served as Senior Vice President at Akcelerant Consulting, overseeing deployment of financial software and services to clients throughout North America. There, Rami developed forecasts and budgets, increased operational efficiency and effectiveness by developing new staffing plans and processes, as well as proactively identified areas where technology positively impacted client businesses.
Rami also served as Controller at the American Red Cross and Manager of Accounting at Pechner Dorfman Legal Services, earlier in his career.
Rami studied business administration at Villanova University and earned his MBA at Drexel University.