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Dr. Vinai Trichur has 25 years of experience in blue chip strategy consulting, senior executive advisory services, and business process reengineering, working with public and private sector organizations spanning multiple industries and domains. As a Managing Partner at Censeo, Dr. Trichur is responsible for driving large-scale transformations and institutionalizing organizational best practices within U.S. Federal Government civilian agency clients. He is adept across the entire performance improvement life cycle, from identifying needs and formulating strategy with executive teams to driving change at the line with a focus on meaningfully improving outcomes to securing customer and supplier support.

Prior to Censeo, Dr. Trichur held leadership roles in premier private sector consulting firms, including Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Corporate Executive Board (CEB) / Gartner, advising senior leaders at Fortune 500 firms spanning multiple sectors including CPG / Retail, High-Tech, Healthcare, Food Services, and Industrial Goods. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Operations Research / Management Science from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park, and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, India.

Expertise Highlights

  • Strategic Planning (Mission/Business and Operations Strategy), Organizational Design / Transformation, Change Management including managing Program Management / Business Transformation Offices (PMOs / BTOs)
  • Program Standup / Oversight / Evaluation / Audit (including GAO, IPERIA and OMB A-123 audits, and Intra- / After-Action Reviews)
  • Operational Efficiency / Effectiveness Improvement and Process / Workforce / Systems Optimization & Modernization across Mission (Program Office / Business Unit) and Mission Support (Acquisition / Grants, Manufacturing, Logistics / Distribution, HR, Finance, IT, Facilities, Customer Service) functions
  • Advanced Analytics, Data Strategy & Governance, Evidence-Based Policy & Decision Making