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Clients have come to Tango as pioneers in predictive analytics, location development, and lease administration & accounting. We work with renowned brands to help them create smarter real estate and location development strategies, as well as better and faster execution capabilities.

Partnering with Tango means that your company is in good company.

Leadership Team

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PRANAV TYAGI

Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer

Pranav has over 22 years of experience in real estate strategy, process and technology with a …

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BRAD BIAGINI

Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President, Professional Services

Brad leads Tango’s global professional services team as well as the customer support organization. Brad Biagini …

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MARK ZYGMONTOWICZ

Senior Vice President, Analytics & Customer Advocacy

Mark is responsible for managing all aspects of Sales and Client satisfaction for Tango. Mark Zygmontowicz …

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BART WALDECK

Chief Marketing Officer & SVP Product Strategy

Bart Waldeck has more than 22 years of real estate software and consulting experience. Prior to …

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MARK WISE

Chief Financial Officer

Mark Wise is a veteran corporate executive with over 30 years of experience in corporate accounting, …

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Mike Huseman

Chief Sales Officer

Mike Huseman is the Chief Sales Officer at Tango. Mike’s responsibilities include direct sales, indirect channel …

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Management Team

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DEVON WOLFE

Senior Vice President, Analytical Services

Devon Wolfe leads the analytical services team at Tango, which provides customer analysis, sales forecasting, and …

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NARESH NALAM

Vice President, Product Development

As Vice President, Product Development at Tango, Naresh brings over 25 years of expertise in various …

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Jason Newhall

Vice President, Customer Support

Jason leads Tango’s Customer Support and Quality Assurance teams providing front line support to all customers. …

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RICK ZELINSKY

Vice President, Product Strategy

In his role of Vice President, Product Strategy, Rick is responsible for market analysis, product roadmap …

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Brett Sample

Vice President, Sales

With over 25 years industry experience, Brett Sample joined Tango in 2014 and has led the …

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AMANDEEP GILL

Vice President, Management Consulting

Amandeep leads the Management Consulting practice at Tango which specializes in the implementation of IWMS software. …

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AMIT SHARMA

Vice President, Services

Amit brings to Tango over 13 years of experience in retail real estate system selection and …

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DON WOOD

Vice President, Corporate Compliance

Don leads Tango’s corporate compliance initiatives that ensure the company is in compliance with all outside …

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PRANAV TYAGI

Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer

Pranav has over 22 years of experience in real estate strategy, process and technology with a wide range of clients across retail and corporate real estate. He has worked with over 200 customers across five continents in improving their real estate organizations, processes and tools and is the driving force behind Tango’s industry leading Store Lifecycle Management and Integrated Workplace Management System software. Prior to founding Tango in 2008, Pranav spent over 10 years in Big Four consulting firms, where he helped develop and lead the Retail / Real Estate consulting practices at BearingPoint, Ernst & Young and Deloitte Consulting.

Pranav’s areas of expertise include strategic planning, geospatial analytics, market planning, site selection, transaction management, design and construction, lease administration and accounting, franchising, space planning and facilities management. He has led several industry benchmarking studies, and is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry conferences including NRF, NRTA, CoreNet, IFMA and ICSC. Pranav has authored several articles and industry white papers on a variety of topics including the application of advanced analytics such as machine learning and artificial intelligence in real estate. He has also taught a full semester graduate level course on Retail Analytics at the Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas.

Pranav holds an MBA in Strategy and Marketing Research from The University of Texas at Dallas, a Master of Science in Information Systems, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical / Industrial Engineering. Pranav also completed the Leading Professional Services Firms program at Harvard Business School.

 

BRAD BIAGINI

Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President, Professional Services

Brad leads Tango’s global professional services team as well as the customer support organization.

Brad Biagini has over 20+ years of industry and consulting experience specializing in Operations & Professional Services, Customer Support, Real Estate Systems Strategy and Selection, Business Process Redesign (BPR), and Technology Implementations for Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS), Enterprise Asset Management Systems (EAM), and Store Lifecycle Management (SLM) solutions.

Brad has extensive Big 4 and Tier 1 Consulting Experience with Ernst & Young, Capgemini, and KPMG/BearingPoint where he has served as Vertical Lead, Alliance Manager, and Subject Matter Expert across Retail Real Estate Market Planning, Project Management, Facilities, and Asset Management.

Brad holds a BBA in Management Information Systems from Weslyan University and studied Economics at the University of Texas at Austin.  He has extensive experience working in the Telecom, QSR/Restaurant, Corporate, and Retail Verticals.

MARK ZYGMONTOWICZ

Senior Vice President, Analytics & Customer Advocacy

Mark is responsible for managing all aspects of Sales and Client satisfaction for Tango.

Mark Zygmontowicz has been a consultant to the retail industry since 1981 and began his tenure with Thompson Associates in 1983 providing consultation to senior management in the development of real estate, operational, and marketing strategies.

As a principal at Thompson Associates, Mark was instrumental in the growth of Thompson Associates from a small 12 person consulting firm to the leading retail site selection consulting firm in the country with, ultimately, over 120 employees. After the acquisition by MapInfo Corporation in 2003, Mark was responsible for directing sales and marketing activities for the MapInfo Predictive Analytics group.

He has been a guest speaker at numerous conventions and seminars for professional organizations, such as the International Council of Shopping Centers, The National Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives, The National Retail Federation, and the Urban Land Institute. Mark also has been a member of the ICSC research advisory task force and has been quoted extensively in industry publications and national newspapers. He holds a bachelor’s degree in geography from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree in geography from Wayne State University.

BART WALDECK

Chief Marketing Officer & SVP Product Strategy

Bart Waldeck has more than 22 years of real estate software and consulting experience. Prior to joining Tango Management Consulting, he was VP of Marketing and Product Strategy at Accruent where he worked with more than 100 clients including Family Dollar, Charming Shoppes, Panera Bread, Starbucks, and Target.

As a founding member of Lucernex Technologies, Bart was VP of Professional Services and Business Development, working with clients such as Chipotle, YUM Brands, and Carmax. He has held positions as Managing Director at NorthStar Advisory Group and Manager of Retail Financial Services at CB Richard Ellis, where key clients included Home Depot, Bridgestone Firestone and AT&T Wireless. As a member of Accenture’s retail practice, Bart consulted with several strategic clients including Best Buy and The Gap.

Bart received his BS in Economics from Northern Illinois University and his MBA in International Marketing & Finance from the Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University. He has been a speaker at ICSC, the National Retail Federation (NRF), and numerous other industry events.

MARK WISE

Chief Financial Officer

Mark Wise is a veteran corporate executive with over 30 years of experience in corporate accounting, finance, planning, real estate and franchise development.

As a certified public accountant and a graduate of the University of Iowa Henry B. Tippie College Of Business, Wise transitioned from a corporate accounting background responsible for SEC reporting at 7-Eleven to VP of Corporate Planning and then later VP of Real Estate. During his tenure as VP of Real Estate at 7-Eleven, Wise championed integrated store development applications to leverage consistent data to understand store level results, trends, and returns as well as providing the real estate team with insight into lead & deal tracking (pipeline management) in support of their accelerated store opening plans.

Mike Huseman

Chief Sales Officer

Mike Huseman is the Chief Sales Officer at Tango. Mike’s responsibilities include direct sales, indirect channel sales, business development, customer success and strategic market initiatives. He has more than 25 years of executive-level experience building and managing field sales operations worldwide. Early in Mike’s career, he served in leadership positions with several early stage software companies focused on brining disruptive new concepts and new technologies to market.  Following that, Mike spent several years at IBM and HP Software learning how to scale and run large organizations with global reach. During his tenure with these leading global technology companies, Mike came to understand the importance of people, systems and processes to scalable, high-growth organizations.

Mike has witnessed the financial and technology strain that legacy and proprietary systems place on a company’s ability to adapt to ever-changing technology, competition and customer expectations. Mike joined Tango to lead the effort of providing organizations of every size a successful path forward with their Real Estate Life Cycle needs. Mike is a passionate, committed and high-energy executive who understands the value of great people, great processes and in- depth analysis when making decisions.  He is committed to customer success and gauges his own success by the success of those he serves.

Mike received his BBA from the University of Houston.

DEVON WOLFE

Senior Vice President, Analytical Services

Devon Wolfe leads the analytical services team at Tango, which provides customer analysis, sales forecasting, and market optimization models for retail and restaurant clients.

Devon has nearly 30 years’ experience in the retail real estate analysis industry and has served as a consultant to dozens of retail companies in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. His unique background stems from years of experience engaged in retail real estate consulting. Over his professional career, Devon has performed functions including field analysis, client management, model development, strategy, and consulting management.

Previously at Thompson Associates, Devon expanded the company’s statistical modeling practice to over 15 practitioners, while at the same time developing pioneering modeling work that has become a standard in the industry today. At MapInfo Corporation, Devon served as global retail practice leader, involved in the company’s global analytics expansion strategy. At Pitney Bowes Business Insight, Devon led the strategy and analytics services team of consultants in North America. Devon began his career as a field analyst for Walgreens.

Devon is a frequent speaker at industry events, webinars, and seminars, and has been interviewed regarding retail industry topics by national publications such as Forbes.com.

Devon is a graduate of the University of Chicago, where he received a BA in Geography.

NARESH NALAM

Vice President, Product Development

As Vice President, Product Development at Tango, Naresh brings over 25 years of expertise in various databases like Sybase, Microsoft SQL, and Oracle. He has an extensive knowledge of Java, Business Intelligence, ETL, and Web Services.

Prior to joining Tango, Naresh was Director of Development at Tririga, where he played a vital role in developing the Tririga Platform. Earlier, Naresh served as a senior architect at Mactac where he designed and developed a Home grown ERP solution for a leading manufacturer of pressure sensitive adhesive products, and implemented a solution that is used worldwide. Naresh has lead multiple design and engineering teams to create innovative and breakthrough solutions while considering cost effective initiatives, quality and performance.

Naresh has a Bachelor of Science, Engineering from Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering

Jason Newhall

Vice President, Customer Support

Jason leads Tango’s Customer Support and Quality Assurance teams providing front line support to all customers.

Jason has over 20 years of restaurant & retail industry experience. Prior to joining Tango, Jason spent 10 years working at Yum! Brands Inc in international business development, finance, operations and franchise management. Jason managed strategic development and analysis for Yum Restaurants International, KFC Global, Pizza Hut Global, and Taco Bell Global, all divisions of Yum! Brands Inc. with 20,000+ restaurants in 150+ countries and territories. Jason also curated and shared functional best practices combined with technology to enhance the capabilities of worldwide internal personnel.

Jason’s experience in retail, first at Cheesecake Factory and then at Yum! Brands, makes him uniquely qualified to understand the importance of our customers’ business needs in practice. Jason has a BA from Kansas State University.

RICK ZELINSKY

Vice President, Product Strategy

In his role of Vice President, Product Strategy, Rick is responsible for market analysis, product roadmap and system design and for location operation applications.

Rick is a pioneer in the Store Lifecycle Management and IWMS space and brings with him more than 20 years of real estate technology experience and deep industry knowledge, most notably in lease administration and accounting.

Prior to joining Tango, Rick worked at JPMorgan Chase (JPMC) where he oversaw Global Real Estate Technology of one of the largest corporate and retail tenants. At JPMC, Rick defined and executed a multi-year technology strategy spanning transaction management, capital projects, lease administration and facilities, ultimately resulting in the successful implementation of a single technology platform globally. Rick’s real estate technology career began at National Facilities Group (NFG), where he ran Client Services and successfully expanded the core corporate-focused SLIM lease administration product with retail functionality resulting in a dominant market position in retail. When NFG was acquired by Accruent in 2004, Rick held leadership roles at Accruent in professional services and business development.

Brett Sample

Vice President, Sales

With over 25 years industry experience, Brett Sample joined Tango in 2014 and has led the effort to design and create the company’s cutting-edge Space Management application.

Prior to joining Tango, Brett worked for many of the major IWMS, CAFM and CMMS providers in the market and started SpacePlanFM. At SpacePlanFM Brett provided consulting, implementation and support to clients in over 40 countries and implemented over 200M Square Feet of Space, Facilities and Lease Management. His areas of expertise include AI/Machine Learning as it relates to Real Estate, strategic planning, space management, process management, employee engagement, facilities management and lease administration.

Brett has worked with over 150 companies in the retail, restaurant, healthcare, higher education and traditional corporate markets, and has helped them improve their real estate processes and implement new tools.  Brett is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry conferences.

AMANDEEP GILL

Vice President, Management Consulting

Amandeep leads the Management Consulting practice at Tango which specializes in the implementation of IWMS software.

Amandeep is responsible for end-to-end client delivery including sales, implementation and support. Amandeep has 14 years of consulting experience in business transformation and enterprise system implementations.  He has extensive experience in the full software development lifecycle (SDLC) including project management, business process analysis, design, configuration, testing, and deployment. In Amandeep’s role at Tango he is responsible for planning and executing system implementations, sales and business development, as well as resource planning and management. Clients rely on him for his ability to plan and execute projects, as well as his in-depth technical knowledge for designing enterprise systems to meet business needs. Amandeep enjoys new challenges, and enjoys the challenge of working with new clients to understand their needs and provide solutions that work.

Prior to joining Tango, Amandeep has worked for IBM, and Deloitte and Touche in a multitude of technical and functional roles in software implementation. Amandeep holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

AMIT SHARMA

Vice President, Services

Amit brings to Tango over 13 years of experience in retail real estate system selection and strategy and facilities management across Asia, Europe and North America. He has served a wide variety of retail customers ranging from restaurant and quick service to supermarket and pharmacy.

Prior to joining Tango, Amit was based out of Paris, France and served as Director of Facilities Management Offers for Sodexo Europe, where he was responsible for leading the development and deployment of facilities management offers for 24 countries across Europe. Currently at Tango and previously at BearingPoint, Amit has led several large global implementations and also helped with the development of key verticals, established critical partnerships with industry leaders, and developed innovative and cost-effective solutions for enhancing the organization’s competitiveness. Some of Amit’s clients include Starbucks, Yum! Brands, CVS Pharmacy, Brinker International, and Supervalu.

Amit holds an MBA in Strategy and MIS from The University of Texas at Dallas and a bachelor’s degree in Architecture. Amit also completed the Executive Consulting Certification program at Yale School of Management.

DON WOOD

Vice President, Corporate Compliance

Don leads Tango’s corporate compliance initiatives that ensure the company is in compliance with all outside regulatory and legal requirements as well as internal policies. Examples include Tango’s SSAE No. 18 certification, including SOC 1, Type 2 and SOC 2, Type 2.

Don Wood has over 25 years of experience in real estate technology experience. Prior to joining Tango Don was a Product Manager at RealPage, where he led the development of the Accounting, Purchasing, and Facility Management modules. Don spent 8 years with Ernst & Young, LLP in the Real Estate Consulting practice where he provided consulting services, specializing in strategic planning, business process improvement, and information technology for the real estate industry.  He worked with clients in the Multi-family, Corporate Real Estate, Retail, Hospitality, Telecom, Developers/ Owners, Construction, Homebuilders and Healthcare industries.

Don received a BBA with a major in Real Estate from North Texas University in Denton, TX. He earned his PMP certificate in 2006.