Three Named Outstanding Alumni

in MSE Spotlight Alumni, NEWS, SE Spotlight Alumni

Dean Kenneth R. Lutchen (second from left) with ENG Outstanding Award winners Girish Navani, Vanessa Feliberti and Christopher Brousseau.

Three College of Engineering alumni who are leaders in the technology field and have remained highly engaged with the College have been honored as 2015 Outstanding ENG Alumni Award recipients.

“A committee of previous Award recipients helped me select three outstanding individuals to honor this year — Chris Brousseau (’91), Vanessa Feliberti (’93) and Girish Navani (’91),” said Dean Kenneth R. Lutchen. “These alumni have distinguished themselves through their career achievements, contributions to their community and society, and their support for the College. These alumni truly embody the tradition of excellence of BU Engineering.”

Brousseau, who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, is the global commercial director, procurement BPO at Spend Management Services, Accenture. He is a supply chain expert with deep experience in procurement, sourcing, consulting transformation and business process outsourcing. He has extensive global, commercial, contracting, and sales management experience, and a good understanding of supply chain planning and fulfillment, as well as product development and the evaluation and application of emerging technologies. He has worked in the electronics and high-tech industries, as well as with government clients. He is a member of the ENG West Coast Alumni Leadership Council.

As partner general engineering manager at Microsoft Corp., Feliberti an engineering leader with demonstrated technical and managerial results in software development. Her experience includes more than 20 years of end-to-end product development in software engineering at Microsoft, more than 15 years of leading, nurturing and empowering teams of software engineers, program management and architects, and shipping seven releases of a multi-billion-dollar enterprise server application, both as an engineering manager and as an individual contributor. A graduate of the Master’s program in Systems Engineering, Feliberti is a member of the ENG West Coast Alumni Leadership Council.

Co-founder, CEO and president of eClinical Works — which offers unified electronic medical records and practice management solutions — Navani leads a company that has maintained high profitability and has more than 25,000 clients spanning all 50 states. eClinical Works has emerged as a leader in medical software solutions by building electronic health records software that is top rated in customer satisfaction and usability. Navani, who holds a Master’s Degree in Manufacturing Engineering from BU, also worked for Teradyne and Fidelity Investments, and he was part of the founding team of PetroVantage. He is a member of the Dean’s Leadership Advisory Board.

All three Outstanding Alumni were feted at the College’s Celebration of Excellence Dinner during Alumni Weekend last month.