Praveen Panchakarla


Praveen has over 20 years of experience in management and his strength lies in his ability to strategize, plan effectively and build an interface with all levels of personnel using his strong communication and technical skills.

Prior to Prudent Consulting, he has managed multiple projects in Duke Energy and previously has served Acadian Environmental Inc. in Eunice, Louisiana.

As one of the founders and key stakeholders in Prudent Consulting, Praveen has been providing the leadership, decision making, and direction in these demanding times.

Jason Clayton

Vice President

Jason has more than 17 years of professional experience in IT solutions and consulting. He attributes his track record of success to his genuine understanding of his clients’ businesses and in helping them tailor a solution for their IT needs.

He has a primary responsibility for developing and managing all sales, delivery, and personnel development activities for Prudent. In this capacity, he provides leadership in the day-to-day operations of the sales and delivery department, while seeking out and targeting new customers and sales opportunities, and initiating action plans to approach and secure new business for Prudent Consulting.

Jason is a graduate of Texas A&M and the President of Tech Serve Alliance’s Dallas Chapter.

Mary Ann Knecht

Vice President of Operations

Ms. Mary Ann Knecht has over 30 years of experience in the IT Services industry holding various positions that allow her to understand the client market, delivery of resources needed and strategic partners to align with. She is involved with defining strategy, define and implement operational procedures and processes to meet growing business demands, contract compliance, establish strategic partnerships to allow for more comprehensive offerings for clients and customer satisfaction.

Ms. Knecht has experience in Quality Assurance, Proposal Preparation, Employee Retention, and building successful Diversity Vendor/HUB Programs. She provides direction and continuity to match client expectations.