Leadership2018-09-02T17:38:51+00:00

Define the vision, set goals, inspire people.

Our mission is to help customers maximize their value in SAP Analytics technology.
By enabling our clients to drive business value from their data and deliver high quality insights in the shortest time possible.
Mahesh Desai
Mahesh DesaiPresident & Founder
Originally the technical lead and founder of Kingfisher in 1993 as a Holistic Systems Partner in London, England.

Mahesh evolved Kingfisher and established Kingfisher as an Elite Service Provider Partner at Crystal Decisions by 1997 and chaired the Crystal Decisions User Group of North America from 1999 through 2003.

Following the merger of Crystal Decisions and BusinessObjects Kingfisher added License Sales and Training specialties to the core services offerings, taking Kingfisher to $1M+ license sales in the first year.

Mahesh adapted Kingfisher to SAP’s acquisition of BusinessObjects and again has risen to the highest level partners can attain as Gold SAP partners.

Mahesh serves on the SAP Analytics Advisory Council, Is a member of the ASUG affiliate advisory council, serves on the SAP Global indirect Channels Council for Analytics Database and Platform and has recently been nominated to the committee of the ASUG Global BusinessObjects Network special interest group.

Mahesh stays focused on business development and managing the continued growth of Kingfisher as President, but still keeps abreast of technical developments and their implications for the future of BI, Data Warehousing, and Mobile.

Matt Hawkins
Matt HawkinsCTO / Founding Partner
Matt Hawkins serves as CTO of Kingfisher and has been in the Business Intelligence field for nearly 20 years. Matt cofounded Kingfisher as an Enterprise Data Warehouse & OLAP Consultancy Service in 1997 focused on fortune 100 customers using Holos and Crystal solutions.

Matt oversees and mentors a team of pre-sales and post-sales resources that provide a deep level of knowledge and experience of the Business Analytics sector including BI, EIM, and EPM.

Matt’s passion for discovering knowledge from data has resulted in award winning solutions for data visualization as well as numerous speaking engagements.

Earlier roles in pre-sales and post-sales consulting in Financial, Healthcare, and Telecommunications provide an excellent understanding of both the business and technology issues facing clients and the latest solutions at their disposal.

Prior to Kingfisher, Matt worked in the UK for a large Systems Integrator focused on the Telecommunications industry.

Matt is a member of the SAP Analytics Council, holds the position of Market Leader on the ASUG Georgia Chapter Leadership Team, as well as contributing to various Analytic Design Council teams.