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​Brian Wallace


(916) 932-7220


Kiefer Consulting Hires 3 New Employees

Folsom CA-Kiefer Consulting, Inc. is proud to welcome 3 new employees.

Melanie Dutt - Director of Sales, Kiefer Consulting

  • Melanie joins Kiefer Consulting from Auckland, New Zealand where she lived for 5 years with her family. 

  • In her previous life in California, she has worked for NWN and Cisco where she was involved selling hardware and Professional Services to California State departments and more recently, at NEC New Zealand establishing enterprise-level relationships with partners and customers alike. 

  • Whilst at Spark (NZ largest Telecom company), Melanie was instrumental in delivering first class service to her customers through developing strong relationships, identifying opportunities to introduce new solutions and innovations, and was known for her professionalism and communication skills.

  • Melanie brought a multi-skilled background in delivery, business development and operations - across the varied sectors of technology, legal and finance. 

  • Melanie is a graduate of California State University, Chico.

Alem Tafete - Associate Consultant, Kiefer Consulting
  • Recently graduated from CSUS with a degree in Management Information Systems.

  • Alem served as the VP of the MIS Association.

  • As a student, Alem gained experience programming in Java, C# and VB. Alem also has experience working with SQL Server and BI solutions for data analysis. 

  • Before Kiefer, Alem was a student Assistant with the state of CA at the FPPC and the Dept. of Technology as a helpdesk intern and then part of the DB2 team in mobile development. 

Harir Abdullah - Associate Consultant, Kiefer Consulting
  • Harir graduated from Sacramento State University Fall 2017 with a bachelor's degree in computer engineering.

  • Experience in C, Python, HTML, PHP and Java. My senior projects in school were focused on building web applications using HTML and MySQL, programming and building smart irrigation system controller.

  • Experience in IT support and participated in SharePoint 365 migration at the Financial Information System for California (Fi$Cal) for 3 years.

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