Kevin Parikh is the CEO and Partner of Avasant, specialising in IT and business process (BP) outsourcing contract and service-level negotiations, strategic management, business risk evaluation and software licensing. His practice engages in both nearshore and offshore sourcing solutions.Over his career, Kevin has been involved in more than 300 outsourcing deals. These transactions have ranged from $20 million to $2.5 billion, involving major Tier 1 and Tier 2 service providers (for example, IBM, EDS, ACS, Wipro, Infosys, Unisys and CGI). His specialised experience includes BPO and ITO Sourcing Agreement development and negotiations. As an attorney by training, he specialises in negotiating large and complex transactions where he works toward bridging the gaps between legal counsel and business team objectives.Kevin Parikh is based in Los Angeles, California. Prior to joining Avasant, he was a Vice President with Gartner Consulting.