Mandar Kulkarni is a senior project/program management professional having more than 21 years of experience. After successfully running a software consulting company in India, Mandar has been working in Silicon Valley since 1997. He has worked at companies like Cisco Systems, Brocade Communications and PayPal. His strengths are in managing outsourced off-shore projects and developing a PMO. In addition to MBA and PMP qualifications, Mandar is also trained as a personal/business coach. He is passionate about bringing personal coaching principles into management and project management areas. In last 4 years, Mandar has designed unique and popular distance-learning program to prepare for PMP/CAPM exams that has very high success rate. He has been actively associated with PMI-SV since 2004.