Performance Improvement Partners Taps Accenture and Avanade Veteran to Bolster Leadership Team

Kiran Kumar PV to Serve as Managing Director, Business Transformation Strategy and Delivery

SHELTON, CT – Oct. 6 – Performance Improvement Partners, which provides value creation services for the private equity sector and their portfolio companies through technology, automation, and security, today announced the appointment of Kiran Kumar PV to Managing Director, Business Transformation Strategy and Delivery.

In this newly created role, Kumar PV, an Accenture and Avanade veteran with nearly three decades of IT industry experience, will be responsible for designing and leading Performance Improvement Partners’ transformation strategy by expanding the firm’s offering to meet the technology-driven value creation needs of the market today. In addition, he will oversee delivery management and business operations, as well as partner with key practice leads to enhance and grow the firm’s capabilities, which currently serve more than 200 private equity firms and their various portfolio companies.

“The depth and breadth of experience that Kiran brings to Performance Improvement Partners is unmatched,” said John Bisack, President and Founder of the firm. “This new role requires strong business acumen, strategic thinking, and deep experience in technology, as well as the ability to build and lead high performing teams through transformational growth. With Kiran on our side, we will continue to invest in our clients, retain and attract top-notch talent, and build a comprehensive offering to deliver technology solutions that drive next level performance for our private equity clients.”

Kumar PV joins Performance Improvement Partners after serving various leadership roles at top-tier consulting firms such as Accenture, Cognizant, and Avanade, where he helped clients realize their potential and create value through technology-led business transformation. Throughout his career, he has advised CXOs at companies ranging from startup to PE-backed, as well as the Fortune 2000, in pre- and post-deal M&A strategies, IT transformation, restructuring, and global delivery, while leading multiple global IT mergers and carveouts. In addition, he has significant experience in building, managing, and mentoring diverse, global teams. Kumar PV began his career as an entrepreneur with experience in establishing and leading businesses in the U.S. and India. Kumar PV earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

“Today, private equity firms and their portfolio companies are looking for a proven and pragmatic technology partner to guide them through their next phase of growth and value creation,” said Kumar PV. “With an exclusive focus on private equity and deep experience in technology-driven value creation, Performance Improvement Partners is uniquely positioned to be that trusted partner. Technology is front and center in enabling business transformation, and I look forward to partnering with John and the team to further build out the firm’s capabilities to outsize outcomes for PIP’s private equity clients.”

Since being acquired by Erie Street in January of this year, Performance Improvement Partners has continued to bolster its leadership and client services teams, as well as expand its offering and market presence. These moves, coupled with Kumar PV’s appointment, validate Performance Improvement Partners’ strategy and mission to design and deliver technology-driven value creation solutions for private equity.

Maggie Shepherd, Erie Street
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A strategic and operational growth partner, Erie Street is a Chicago-based, independent advisory firm leveraging its operational heritage and entrepreneurial spirit to work with founders and management teams to achieve next-level growth. The firm brings corporate advisory, operational excellence, and go-to-market strategies to highly disrupted and changing business environments to mitigate risk, realize potential, and deliver exceptional value. Erie Street is led by Founder, Chairman and CEO Terry Graunke, a proven leader in the marketing services and digital communications industry. For more information, please visit

Performance Improvement Partners is America’s leading technology solutions company dealing exclusively within the Private Equity industry. Headquartered in Shelton, CT, with an infrastructure office in Stamford, CT, PIP offers a number of specialized practices geared to client need and represents over 230 of America’s most respected Private Equity firms. On behalf of this client list, PIP has completed thousands of portfolio company engagements across a broad range of B2B and consumer categories.


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