Key Consultants


jayJay Masci, PMP
Senior Project Oversight and Program Manager

Mr. Masci has over 30 years of experience with large-scale systems development projects. He has approximately 24 years of IV&V, oversight, project management, business analysis and executive experience. Mr. Masci is a public pension expert with over 17 years of in-depth experience in public retirement systems projects. He is actively involved in the pension community providing presentations at PRISM, CEM and NPEA.

BobBob Solheim, PMP
Senior Project Oversight and Program Manager

Mr. Solheim has over 33 years of information systems experience with large-scale systems development projects. He has over 25 years of experience in oversight, project management and executive roles. Mr. Solheim is a Public Retirement System industry expert, with over 20 years of experience providing leadership and management direction as well as business analysis for statewide systems development projects.

SueSue Richards, PMP, CSM
Senior Project Oversight and Project Manager

Ms. Richards has over 27 years of information systems experience, including business analysis, software design and development, and project management. She has over 19 years of project management experience that includes 9 years of managing public pension system projects. She has experience in the development of RFPs, cost benefit analysis, employer reporting set-up, testing and managing large scale system replacement projects.

KirstinKirstin Carlson, PMP
Project Manager and Senior Business Consultant

Ms. Carlson has over 14 years the public pension industry experience having worked over 12 years at the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) and 2 years working for Provaliant. Since joining Provaliant Ms. Carlson has worked at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), Montana Public Employee Retirement Administration (MPERA) and Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) assisting with the development of pension replacement RFPs and providing oversight for a public pension system replacement project.

RayRay Smith
Senior Project Oversight Manager and Senior Business Consultant

Mr. Smith has extensive experience in the public pension industry.  Prior to joining Provaliant he previous served as the Chief Administrative Officer for Texas County & District Retirement System (TCDRS) and as the Director of Special Projects for the Teacher Retirement System of Texas. During his consulting career at Provaliant and Maximus Mr. Smith consulted with 17 other public employee retirement systems across the United States. His experience ranges from leading strategic planning with governing boards to project oversight and monitoring of large projects for the replacement of pension administration, financial and investment related technology solutions, along with being responsible for the administrative, financial and technology operations of a statewide fund. 

JimJim Schilmoeller, PMP
Senior Project Oversight and Program Manager

Mr. Schilmoeller has over 33 years of experience with large-scale systems development projects. He has approximately 24 years of IV&V, oversight, project management, business analysis, and account management. Mr. Schilmoeller is a public pension expert with over 13 years of in-depth experience in public retirement systems projects. He has led 3 benefit system replacement projects from their beginning to their success completion.

WendyWendy Sanchez, MBA, PMP
Senior Project Oversight and Project Manager

Ms. Sanchez is a PMP/ITIL certified professional with over 12 years of information systems and finance project management experience. She has 5 years of pension industry experience as a Project Manager for the Texas Employees’ Retirement System and as a Provaliant employee managing the Teacher Retirement System of Texas Financial System Replacement and Quality Assurance projects.

ShellyShelly Pardis
Project Manager and Senior Business Consultant

Ms. Pardis is a Project Manager and Senior Business Consultant with over 15 years of in-depth technical and business experience in the public retirement sector. She has experience working as a Project Manager for a line of business implementation project and as Business Process Owner on a major system conversion project. Since joining Provaliant she assisted with the development of a pension replacement RFP and provided oversight for a public pension system replacement project.