MIT Sloan Executive Education
Certificate Holder Profile
Obvious Ideas International LLC
Sainath Nagarajan is a managing director at Obvious Ideas International LLC, a boutique management consulting and training firm that enables business value alignment TM. He believes that the MIT Sloan Executive Education experience has been invaluable to his firm’s vision of expediting business results by linking strategy, organization, and execution. “The unique aspect of the MIT Executive Certificate program is that you get powerful insights and practical skills that you can apply across industry verticals. While each course by itself is powerful and practical, taking a suite of four or five courses in a certificate model helps expand your vistas in a focused manner.”
Sainath graduated with distinction from Carnegie Mellon University with a master's degree in information systems management and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) through the Project Management Institute. He is enrolled in the Kellogg School of Management Executive MBA program.
Sainath came to MIT Sloan Executive Education seeking new tools and perspectives to help him understand the interdisciplinary and long-term effects of decisions that managers make in complex cross-functional environments. “When you have to live with the consequences of your actions and decisions, you owe it to yourself to be equipped with a rich toolkit from which you can continuously refine the practice of inquiry, advocacy, and innovation. The combination of contextual content, accessible faculty and case studies will arm you with a variety of skills that you can put to immediate use. By challenging your mental models and providing you with new management frameworks, these programs return you to the workplace with many new ideas and ready for new opportunities. If you are looking for a ‘101’ course, you will be pleasantly disappointed.”