Say Hello to Sigma
Sigma Resources was founded in 1998 around the principle of applying technology to solve business problems. Our background was a mix of both business and technology; our teams fundamentally came from information systems and computer science backgrounds, and, through our consulting experiences, had gained insights in business innovation and growth-orientation.
Our focus was to combine a deep understanding of technology, and to be technologists at the core of the business. From this basis, we would endeavor to understand fully a business problem, and seek ways to solve the problem in new ways through the use of technology, whether it be to create a new approach, enable certain efficiencies, or fully automate a solution. And, in those pursuits, to attract, reward, grow, and retain talented individuals of like mind.
These traits define our culture today, to which you will find Sigma team members exploring new technologies, working with our clients to apply them in new and creating ways, and seeking new additions to our teams.
Sandeepa (Sandy) Kaleida, CEO
Sandy Kaleida founded Sigma Resources in 1998, and as CEO, has grown the company into a full-service information technology provider with offices in the United States and in India. At Sigma, Ms. Kaleida is responsible for operations, finance, and talent development – and establishing mutually beneficial, long-lasting partnerships with our clients. Prior to starting Sigma, Ms. Kaleida worked as a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting in their Public Sector practice. Ms. Kaleida has a Masters of Education – Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh, and a BS in Management Information Systems from Slippery Rock University.
Brian Kaleida, President
As President, Brian Kaleida is responsible for business development and client delivery. With deep experience in applying technology to business problems in unique and creative ways, Mr. Kaleida brings knowledge of, and success in, building efficient and focused teams to solve complex problems. Prior to joining Sigma in 2003, Mr. Kaleida held positions at IBM, Deloitte, and PwC, and has over twenty years of experience in delivering technology solutions to clients. Mr. Kaleida holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh – Katz School of Business and a BS in Computer Sciences from Penn State University.
Julie Linnelli, Director of Human Resources
Ms. Julie Linnelli is responsible for managing the Human Resources function of the company focusing on employee value proposition and development, employee relations and retention, compensation and benefits, corporate office recruiting, immigration, employment law and compliance. Her prior experience to Sigma Resources involved progressively complex Human Resources positions in the healthcare, education, and construction industries. Ms. Linnelli holds a Master’s of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from South University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Human Resources Management. She holds two national HR certifications- the Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR) certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute and the Senior Certified Professional (SCP) certification from the Society for Human Resources Management.
Andreas Knispel, Vice President Sales
Mr. Knispel is the Vice President of Sales charged with growing our Technology Services and Solutions market share in the federal, public and private sectors. Andreas “Dre” Knispel has over 21 years of experience in sales management and managing the delivery of $150 million in technology services, management/business services, and BPO/offshoring services to the federal and private sectors. During the last 16 years, he has held executive management positons to include a Bain Capital Funded startup, President/CEO of a $40M federal prime contracting firm and Vice President of a Fortune 500 technical services provider. Mr. Knispel is a veteran of the US Army and holds a degree in Military Science from the U.S. Army.
Jeffrey Briel, Senior Director of Sales
Mr. Briel is the Senior Director of Sales charged with growing our Technology Services and Solutions market share, and well as our marketing and community outreach initiatives, in the Harrisburg area. Mr. Briel has over 35 years of experience in the IT consulting industry. Prior to joining Sigma, Mr. Briel has held executive sales positions, with a proven track record of success and revenue production. Mr. Briel has an Associates Degree in Computer Science from Harrisburg Area Community College, and a B.S. Degree in Math and Computer Science from Lock Haven University.
Eleanor Arnold, Director of Recruiting
Ms. Arnold serves as the Director of Recruiting responsible for developing our recruiting function in the public and private sectors. She is leveraging her fifteen years of experience in talent acquisition to lead the company’s recruiting delivery model as it pursues growth, diversification, and emerging initiatives. Ms. Arnold’s prior roles to Sigma Resources included a heavy focus on sales and recruiting in the technology space along with management of business profitability, market share, and compliance. Ms. Arnold holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Marketing and Communications.
Arijith Roy, Vice President of Consulting
Mr. Roy is the Vice President of Consulting and serves as oversight of Sigma’s project delivery, as well as is responsible for developing new product, and Sigma’s R&D initiatives. Mr. Roy has over 20 years experience in the IT industry. His depth of technical background, as well as subject matter expertise in several industries, allows him to design, create, and craft the technical vision for Sigma. Mr. Roy holds Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from the S.R.M. College of Engineering, and an MBA from the Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business.
Dave Scherrer, Director of Technical Services
Mr. Scherrer is the Director of Technical Services and is charged with the delivery of security, operations, and infrastructure services for both Sigma, as well as our clients. Mr. Scherrer has over 20 years experience in the IT industry. He has been responsible for delivering data center hosting, IT procurement, cyber security, IT risk and compliance, and support for high-availability systems.
John Keefauver, Director of Practice Solutions
Mr. Keefauver is the Director of Practice Solutions and is charged with the delivery of our Technology Services and Solutions in the federal, public and private sectors. Mr. Keefauver has over 20 years experience in the IT industry. His experience as developer, project manager, salesperson, solutions development executive and business leader enable him to develop and deliver comprehensive IT business solutions for Sigma’s clients. Mr. Keefauver holds a Certificate in Management Information Systems from the International Academy of Design.
2026 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
320 Market St., Suite 473B East
Harrisburg, PA 17101
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