How I can help you

I can help SCORE clients establish a customer-centric business strategy, assess & align resources, develop partner channels, and improve business performance in offering development, marketing, operations, and sales (value-based and/or volume based approaches).

As an accomplished Business Executive with over 25 years of leadership and management experience, I have helped several organizations in the areas of Business Transformation, Strategic Planning, Market Research & Segmentation, Go-to-Market Initiatives, Program Design and Implementation, Business Partnerships, and Sales.

Professional Experience: IBM (1991 - 2016); Business Consultant (2017- Present)


  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Marketing (Research, Segmentation, Strategy, Go-to-market plans, Digital Marketing, Sales Enablement)
  • Strategic Alliances & Business Partnerships ("Sell-to", "Sell-with", and "Sell through" models)
  • Business Transformation (Management Consulting, Organization Change Management, Leadership & Skills Dev, Process Redesign)


  • Information Technology
  • Professional & Business Services
  • Retail & Wholesale
  • Start-ups
  • Nonprofit

Areas of Expertise

  • Strategy & Planning
  • Product Development & Manufacturing
  • Non-Profit
  • Technology
  • Marketing, Public Relations & Sales

Industry Experience

  • Finance & Insurance
  • Transportation & Warehousing
  • Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services
  • Retail Trade
  • Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations


  • Master of Business Administration - Saint. Peter’s University.
  • Bachelor of Science - Loyola College

Certification Programs:

  1. Digital Marketing Program - Rutgers University
  2. Google Analytics, SEO, Content Marketing, Instagram Marketing
  3. Non-profit - Mercer County Community College
  4. Business Transformation Consulting (IBM)
  5. Foundational Leadership Competencies (IBM)
  6. Global Sales School (IBM)
  7. Basic Blue for New Leaders (IBM Management Development)

Krishna Akella

Communication Methods

  • In Person
  • Phone
  • Video