How I can help you

Over the years, Ramesh has helped businesses grow, gain market share, increase profitability, and improve cash flow based on his business leadership, coaching, consulting, and advisory experience.

His expertise is in sales, marketing, business development, strategic planning, business turn-around, and mergers & acquisitions. He has business experience in delivering results in start-up, small, and medium-sized business environments.

Ramesh Barasia is the General Manager of Parker Young Companies, which includes Parker Young Construction, Inc., a leader in restoration construction in SouthEast, and FireStar, Inc., a leader in 24/7/365 Emergency Mitigation business in the SouthEast.

He is also the Owner & CEO, GKM Associates, LLC, and is a certified business coach.  GKM Associates, LLC, is located in Johns Creek, GA, and is a business coaching & consultancy firm that provides advisory services to small and midsize businesses.

Ramesh is familiar with the challenges of small and midsize businesses, having started several from scratch – a business division within AT&T; a start-up in Norcross (with funding from AT&T and VCs); a business peer group advisory services firm, and GKM Associates, LLC, a business consulting firm.

Ramesh has lived in Johns Creek for the past twenty-plus years. He was on the Board of Leadership North Fulton; where he was chairman of the Project Committee. He was a member of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce (GNFCC), has been a member of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), and was on the Board of conexx (American Israel Business Connector, previously known as, American Israel Chamber of Commerce).

Ramesh worked up the corporate ladder at AT&T (NYSE: T) and Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) where he held several leadership positions in sales, marketing, and business development including the President of a business division. Afterward, for the next twelve years as CEO, he led successful turnarounds at Comverse Inc. (Nasdaq: CMVT), a mid-size technology business; Radware Inc. (Nasdaq: RDWR), a Data Center Solutions business; and IQMAX, a start-up healthcare business.


  • Certified Business Coach
  • Four design patents
  • Extensive experience in Telecom, Software, Data Center, Health IT, and Construction industries
  • Areas of Expertise include business planning & strategic planning, marketing, sales, business development, financial management, mergers & acquisitions, turnaround & profitable business growth

ATTENTION:  I mentor only on Saturdays generally starting around noon.


Areas of Expertise

  • Business Finance & Accounting
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Intellectual Property
  • Manufacturing & Product Development
  • Technology & IT Services
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience

  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Technical & Scientific Services
  • Professional & Business Services


Master of Engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Doctorate in Management Science from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Advanced Management from Harvard Business School, Boston, MA


Dr. Ramesh Barasia

Communication Methods

  • Phone
  • Video