Avinash Malladhi — Calumet Specialty Products - Manager

Avinash Malladhi is a seasoned professional with over 16 years of experience in delivering comprehensive IT and finance project solutions. He possesses a unique blend of expertise in IT, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning, particularly applied in the realms of Finance & Accounting. Avinash has made significant strides in the automation of financial processes and solutions, and his proficiency in SAP – Finance, OpenText – VIM solutions & Machine Learning, and Automation of Sales Tax Solutions is noteworthy. 


Based in Buffalo, Avinash is an MBA graduate in Accounting from Wilmington University, Delaware, and has further augmented his knowledge in FINTECH from the prestigious Harvard Business School. This rich educational background keeps him in step with the latest technology trends, allowing him to contribute significantly to the Academic Council. His mission is to contribute to curricula that equip students with practical insights and skills in alignment with the rapidly evolving business environment. 


Avinash has been instrumental in managing and executing numerous E2E implementations, global rollouts, Greenfield implementations, upgrades, and maintenance projects across a broad spectrum of sectors. His hands-on experience spans industries like Manufacturing, Airlines, Public Sector, Oil & Gas, and Wholesale – Retail across geographical boundaries such as the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, South America, and Australia. This diverse global exposure lends him a distinctive market perspective. 


With a proven track record in full life cycle implementations, Avinash has led multiple E2E implementations, global rollouts, Greenfield implementations, and upgrades across various industries. His work experience extends to several countries, fostering his skills in providing both online and offshore support using the Onsite-Offshore model. 


Avinash’s work with Vendor Invoice Management (VIM) encompasses over 35 projects, where he incorporated artificial intelligence automation solutions for vendor invoices, sales invoices, and delivery notes. He showcases superior proficiency in AI – OCR solutions, utilizing machine learning for finance processes. 


Beyond the corporate world, Avinash has established himself in the academic sphere, advising Business Schools on executive education. A prolific author, he has penned numerous white papers on the use of AI in accounting, finance, and several other fields. He has also served as a speaker at various conferences and guest speaker on AI-related podcasts, helping shape the future of AI in business and education.