Our Leadership Team
Kais Menoufy has a strong history of establishing and expanding successful information management businesses, both domestically and internationally. He founded Delegata in 2000 with a vision to bring holistic solutions to complex projects in order to drive more successful outcomes. By designing strategic solutions that enable complex business transformations of people, process, technology, information, and measurement, Delegata has earned a reputation for high quality and trust by their partners in business and in the community. Delegata believes in collaboration and has won prestigious national and regional awards in partnership with clients and community organizations.
Prior to founding Delegata, Kais was the Managing Director of Indus (formerly The Indus Group) and the head of International Operations and Strategic Relations. His success in opening new global markets helped make Indus the world’s largest provider of software solutions for enterprise asset management and positioned the company for a successful IPO.
Kais also founded SKAKS Technology, a privately held corporation providing leading-edge imaging systems and integration services. Under his direction, SKAKS acquired TERA Corporation, a provider of imaging technology, document management systems, power alternatives, and facilities management. The acquisition allowed SKAKS to leverage new technologies and grow new markets in the United States, as well as Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. His earlier accomplishments also include the role of Deputy Managing Director of International at CSC, where he managed over $400M in operations and brought over $120M of new business in one year.
Kais’ passion for business is equally reflected in his cultivating change and making an impact in the community. He is committed to supporting our youth bringing people from different walks of life together through the arts, music, dance, and culture. He believes there is beauty in diversity and learning from one another in order to foster understanding, tolerance, and unity amongst people of different faiths and backgrounds.
He is also passionate about creating opportunities for collaboration across the globe in education, technology, science, agriculture, law & policy. Kais served on the Board of Directors for the American Leadership Forum, Capital Unity Council, Shifa Clinic, and the UC Davis International Programs Executive Development Council. His focus is local, but his reach is global. Kais has been invited by the White House (under two different administrations) to participate in global economic discussions and delegations. He has supported hundreds of Sacramento community activities and pioneered initiatives such as Building Bridges, Songs of Hope (a collaboration of the Sacramento Philharmonic with the UNESCO Peace Orchestra), Youth for a Better Understanding, and Closing the Gap – with a collective focus of establishing a greater place for peace in our world.
Kais’ unique blend of experience expanding markets for a diversity of technologies, his familiarity with global markets, his extensive management experience, and his philanthropic humanitarianism are strong indicators for Delegata’s continued success.
As a Delivery Director, Jacquelyn Silver brings over 30 years of executive level experience managing people, projects, processes, and technology to Delegata’s senior management team. Her keen instinct for practical approaches has helped achieve revenue growth and operational quality for start-ups and mergers alike. At Delegata, Jacque has served over 10 years as the senior manager of the program office for a $600+ million modernization initiative which included: design-development-implementation; transition from the system integrator to the client; and post-final system acceptance optimization.
Prior to joining Delegata, Jacque was the Chief Information Officer for EdFund in Sacramento. She created a strategic technology plan in line with business revenue goals and built the technical infrastructure to double loan volume (reaching $10B in sales in four years, with an asset portfolio base of over $50B.) Her achievements also include launching two competitive differentiation products in less than one year, accelerating annual business growth by 26% through a strategic technology plan, and leading EdFund to be acknowledged by IBM as a model company for web-based products in 2006. As the CIO for iMotors, Inc, Jacque was recruited to design and build a technology enterprise infrastructure from scratch. She succeeded to advance the business roll-out from its Bay Area launch to national presence in fifteen months and she developed and executed a strategic technology plan to grow the business from zero revenue to $100M in eighteen months. She led iMotors to receive the American Automobile Marketing Year 2000 award for Best Automotive Website.
Jacque held executive level positions at DCG Global Networks, Merrill Lynch, Macromedia, Adecco, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Levi Strauss & Co, and Electronic Data Systems. Her previous roles have included Vice President of World Wide Information Systems, Vice President of U.S.A. Information Systems and U.S.A. Back-office Operations, Chief Information Officer, and Chief Technology Officer.
As Delegata’s Communications Director, Amira is responsible for Delegata’s communications and brand representation in the marketplace. She develops strategies and programs for communications, branding, events, promotions, and media/public relations. Her expertise extends the Delegata brand to all areas of the company including community relations, proposal development, human resources, recruiting, and client project activities.
Amira provides marketing knowledge to Delegata with over 16 years of experience in the high tech industry. Prior to joining Delegata, Amira held various sales and marketing roles in Silicon Valley. At Lucent Technologies, she worked for the San Francisco Bay Area Sales team and managed the Y2K client services project. This included organization change communications to move the sales force to an online CRM system as well as marketing programs to communicate with the current client base. As a marketing and inside sales representative at BroadVision, Amira covered the government and healthcare markets. Working directly under the VP Marketing at BetaSphere, Amira developed and implemented strategies for tradeshow promotions and inside sales communications. As a member of the Sales Operations team at Siebel Systems, Amira managed targeted marketing campaigns and client communications.
An active member in the American Marketing Association since 2003, Amira recently completed a 2 year term managing the Board of Directors as the President of the Sacramento Valley Chapter. She also volunteers her time and marketing skills with other community organizations to manage banquets, programs, and fundraisers. Amira graduated from Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business with a Bachelors Degree in Management and Organizational Analysis.
Belen Calanza joined the Delegata team in 2005. She specializes in knowledge management, and provides support and training for Delegata’s internal systems. Her expertise in Delegata’s backend support has proven critical for ensuring that teams have access to the ever-expanding knowledge base that sets Delegata apart. Her oversight on the entire Diamond® Enterprise Systems allows every team member to leverage available tools for continuous improvement.
As PMO Support Manager, Belen works closely with delivery teams so projects are successfully delivered on time, on budget, and within scope. From resource and risk management, to project integration and quality assurance, Belen’s priority is to optimize every client investment.
She graduated from Loyola University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management Information Systems.