H. Karthik leads Everest Group’s Global Sourcing and Location Optimization research practices and is a recognized thought leader on global sourcing. He leads a team of analysts dedicated towards serving clients (mostly Fortune 500 companies) on multiple global sourcing issues, such as location strategy, sourcing model strategy, global in-house centers, benchmarking, and optimization through a combination of custom projects and published research. Mr. Karthik also has significant experience serving country development organizations and industry associations across the world. He has a well-rounded professional experience spanning research, consulting and financial services. Prior to joining Everest Group, Mr. Karthik worked with Citi and A.T.Kearney.