Top 50 Tech Services CEOs of 2019

The Software Report is pleased to announce the awardees for 2019's Top 50 Tech Services CEOs.  Awardees were selected after extensive review of hundreds of nominations and based on marks attained in the categories of integrity, intelligence, drive, company culture as well as company operations and growth.  Particular attention was paid to the qualitative commentary we received about each nominee's unique strengths, improvement areas as well as depth of experience in the tech services industry.  Although the majority of awardees are at the helm of large global organizations with thousands of employees, it is worth noting the handful of those that are outperforming in the emerging growth category.  They include the CEOs of IT Convergence, Techwave, 3Pillar, Intermedia, Nexient, DockYard and Applaudo Studios.

Congratulations to this year's awardees.

1. Abid Neemuchwala
Wipro
Dallas, TX

Abid oversees $8 billion plus in revenue and more than 160,000 employees serving clients across six continents. Previously as Wipro's COO, Abid spearheaded several initiatives that helped create a more agile organization accelerating Wipro’s ability to respond to customers in the digital age while ensuring deeper employee engagement. He has over 25 years of experience in the IT services industry, with exceptional operational knowledge and broad strategic insight in building and scaling businesses.

Prior to Wipro, Abid held key leadership roles with Tata Consultancy Services, in business, technology, sales, operations and consulting. He was recognized as the BPO CEO of the year in 2010. In 2012, he was recognized for his contribution to the IT services industry by the Shared Services Organization of IPOC. He is on the board of the World Affairs Council of Dallas Ft. Worth. He is also on the CEO Council of the Texas Economic Development Corporation.

2. Salil Parekh
Infosys
Bengaluru, India

Salil Parekh has nearly three decades of global experience in the IT services industry with a track record of driving digital transformation for enterprises, executing business turnarounds and managing successful acquisitions. Previously, Salil was a member of the Group Executive Board at Capgemini, where he held several leadership positions over a 25 year period. Salil was also Partner at Ernst & Young and widely credited for bringing scale and value to the Indian operations of the consultancy firm.

Infosys is a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting. It enables clients in 45 countries to navigate their digital transformation. With over three decades of experience in managing the systems and workings of global enterprises, Infosys steers its clients through their digital journey. It enables the enterprise with an AI-powered core that prioritizes the execution of change. Infosys also empowers the business with agile digital at scale to deliver the highest levels of performance.

3. C Vijayakumar
HCL Technologies
Noida, India

Vijay leads HCL Technologies, a team of over 132,000 professionals, in 44 countries. Vijay joined HCL in 1994 as a member of the core team that designed and implemented India’s first ever fully automated trading network at the National Stock Exchange. Most recently, as Chief Operating Officer, he led the company’s strategy to leverage the transformative nexus of forces like Digitalization, Internet of Things, Cloud, Cyber-security and Artificial Intelligence. Previously, as President of HCL’s Infrastructure Services Business, he led its exponential growth and market dominance over the years leading up to a contribution of nearly 40% to HCL’s revenues today.

HCL Technologies is a next-generation global technology company that helps enterprises reimagine their businesses for the digital age. Its technology products, services and engineering are built on four decades of innovation, with a world-renowned management philosophy, a strong culture of invention and risk-taking, and a relentless focus on customer relationships. HCL serves leading enterprises across key industries, including 250 of the Fortune 500 and 650 of the Global 2000. HCL generated consolidated revenues of $8.4 billion in 2018.

4. Charles Phillips
Infor
New York, NY

Charles joined Infor as CEO in 2010. Prior to Infor, he was President of Oracle Corporation and a member of its Board of Directors. Before Oracle, Charles was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley in the Technology Group and served on its Board of Directors. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps in the 2nd Battalion, 10th Marines at Camp Lejeune in a line of three generations of military service. Charles serves on the Boards of Viacom Corporation, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and the Council of Foreign Relations. He also served on President Obama’s Economic Recovery Board, led by Paul Volcker.

Infor is a global leader in business cloud software specialized by industry with 68,000 customers in 170 countries, and over 17,000 employees. Headquartered in New York City, Infor builds complete industry suites in the cloud and efficiently deploys technology that puts the user experience first, leverages data science, and integrates easily into existing systems.

5. Roger Krone
Leidos
Reston, VA

Roger joined Leidos as CEO in July 2014. Previously, he held leadership roles at some of the most prominent organizations in aerospace for nearly 40 years. In 2016, Krone engineered Leidos’ acquisition of Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions business. Before joining Leidos, Krone served as president of Network and Space Systems for The Boeing Company, where he provided calculated direction for approximately 15,000 employees in 35 states and 12 countries. He joined McDonnell Douglas in 1992 serving as director of financial planning, vice president and treasurer after a 14-year career at General Dynamics, where he held positions in program management, engineering, and finance.

With approximately $10 billion in annual revenue and 32,000 employees worldwide, Leidos is a recognized global leader. The Company, formerly known as Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), is an American defense, aviation, information technology, and biomedical research company headquartered in Reston, Virginia, that provides scientific, engineering, systems integration, and technical services.

6. Anjan Lahiri
Birlasoft
Bangalore, India

Anjan Lahiri took over as the CEO of Birlasoft in April of 2015. With more than 25 years of experience as a global IT services expert, Anjan joined Birlasoft from Sasken Communication Technologies, where he was the Chief Executive Officer until September 2014. Previously, Anjan was a co-founder of Mindtree where he also held the position of President of IT Services. He also spent several years in senior positions with Cambridge Technology Partners, Wipro Infotech, and Wipro Technologies.

Birlasoft has experienced rapid growth and now boasts over 10,000 engineers. The Company combines domain, enterprise and digital technologies to optimize business processes for large enterprise clients and their software ecosystems. As part of the multibillion dollar diversified CK Birla Group, Birlasoft is committed to continuing its 150 year heritage of building sustainable communities. The Company was recently awarded the SAP Customer Experience Americas Service Delivery Partner Award for 2018.

7. Jay Alvather
TEKsystems
Columbia, MD

Jay joined TEKsystems as President in 2015 and since then has been focused on consistently delivering superior IT talent and services to customers. He joined the staffing industry in 1995 and has held a number of leadership positions across Allegis Group, the largest private talent management firm in the world. Previously, he served as COO at Allegis Group as well as CFO and VP of Organizational Development for TEKsystems.

TEKsystems is comprised of a team of 80,000 professionals and provides IT staffing solutions, talent management expertise and IT services to over 6,000 clients, including 80% of the Fortune 500, across North America, Europe and Asia. As an industry leader in strategy, implementation and talent, the Company works well with progressive leaders who drive change. TEKsystems works across a broad range of industries including financial services, healthcare services, communications, government, education, retail and many others.

8. Arvind Sharma
IT Convergence
Reno, NV

Arvind Sharma joined IT Convergence as CEO in 2016 bringing with him over 30 years of deep technical and business leadership experience. Arvind successfully built and managed companies in India, the Middle East, and the US navigating through the challenges of operating multi-national businesses. Previously, Arvind was Founder and CEO of Vencedor, a venture capital fund focused on IT services companies and before that, was Founder and CEO of Techatalyst. Arvind was also a Senior Vice President at Ness Global Services.

IT Convergence is a global Oracle Platinum Partner with a comprehensive service offering across all three pillars of the Cloud (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS), including Consulting/Advisory, Private Cloud (Hosting), Managed Services, Integration, Analytics/Business Intelligence, Development, Testing, Change Management, and Training services. As a trusted advisor to 1,100+ customers, including one-third of Fortune 500 brands, the Company has developed cloud migration strategies that are specifically tailored to meet its customers’ business needs, driving effective cloud adoption across the enterprise, while enabling digital transformation. For over 20 years, IT Convergence has worked proactively and strategically with its customers in their IT and business transformations.

9. Raj Gummadapu
Techwave
Exton, PA

Raj Gummadapu joined Techwave in 2009 as COO eventually rising to CEO in 2017. Previously he worked with leading global consulting companies such as Deloitte and Bearing Point as well as midsize and Fortune 100 corporations on technology initiatives. Raj began his career as an accountant earning the Chartered Accountant designation in India and Certified Public Accountant in the U.S. He has deep experience in enterprise performance management and business analytics.

Techwave is an end-to-end technology services provider that helps businesses optimize their performance through a portfolio of services including, but not limited to, digital, big data analytics, IoT, EPM, infrastructure management, engineering services, and application development. Techwave was founded in 2004 and through the years evolved into an established full suite provider of strategy, implementation and support services. The Company operates globally with a strong presence in North America, APAC, Europe, the Middle East, and South Africa.

10. Laila Worrell
Altran North America
New York, NY

Laila Worrell is the CEO for Altran North America. She previously served as Partner and Managing Director, Principal Investing and Private Equity, at the Boston Consulting Group. Prior to BCG, Laila held multiple leadership roles at Accenture and Macmillan. Laila holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Altran Technologies is a global innovation and engineering consulting firm founded in 1982 in France. The Company ranks as a global leader in engineering and R&D services, following its acquisition of Aricent. For over 30 years, Altran has provided expertise in aerospace, automotive, defense, energy, finance, life sciences, railway and telecommunications. The Aricent acquisition extends this leadership to semiconductors, digital experience and design innovation. Combined, Altran and Aricent generated revenues of €2.9 billion in 2017, with some 45,000 employees in more than 30 countries.

11. Trey Campbell
OneSource Virtual
Dallas, TX

Trey arrived at OneSource Virtual (“OSV”) in 2016 taking on the role of President & COO. He brought with him nearly three decades of executive level experience with top tier organizations such as Accenture and PWC among others. Trey’s breadth of expertise covers P&L management, sales, operations, marketing, information technology and other areas. In just over a year with the Company, Trey assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer in 2017. During his tenure he has increased OSV’s global reach, including expansion of its EMEA and BPaaS businesses.
Most recently, Campbell has added a Robotic Process as a Service (RPaaS) solution to OSV’s existing BPaaS solutions, adding yet another industry-first to OSV’s robust resume of automations.

Founded in 2008, OSV disrupted the traditional business process outsourcing market by offering innovative solutions to the Workday application. The Company delivers BPaaS services empowering corporate human resources and finance organizations to become strategic partners focused on business growth. OSV boasts over 800 employees and offers deployment, consulting, in-application finance and accounting services, payroll, benefits and application management services.

12. Mehmet Ali Akarca
KocSistem
Istanbul, Turkey

Mehmet quickly adapted to leading KocSistem when arriving in 2017. His most recent experience was in telecommunications as the Corporate Business Unit CEO of Turk Telekom. Through his varied executive roles in notable organizations including Koc Zer A.S., Koc.net Telecommunications and Bookinturkey.com, Mehmet has been effective setting and executing on a strategy to bring the Company’s multiple lines of business to the forefront to large global enterprises. He graduated from the University of Nottingham School of Economics.

KocSistem provides information technology consulting, system integration, and software products and services. In addition, the company offers network products and call center products. The company serves the financial services, manufacturing, trade, telecommunications, and public sectors. It has strategic partnership with Avaya, Beko, Cisco, EMC, Enterasys, HP, Microsoft, Nortel Networks, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and Unisys. The company was founded in 1945 and is based in İstanbul, Turkey. KocSistem operates as a subsidiary of Koç Bilgi Grubu.

13. David DeWolf
3Pillar Global
Fairfax, VA

David DeWolf started 3Pillar Global at the age of 26 and has grown the company to nearly 1,000 employees around the globe. He has led the Company to a leadership position with the product development services sector. David is also a tech industry thought leader as a board member and angel investor, and as a columnist for Fortune and Inc. Magazine. He provides insights on the digital economy, innovation, culture and company growth and has been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, PandoDaily and ZDNet.

More specifically, the Company builds customer-facing digital products for large corporate companies such as Carfax, PBS, Equinox, National Geographic, and many other industry-leading clients. After a little more than a decade in business, 3Pillar and David have won a number of notable awards, including SmartCEO Magazine’s Future 50, Washington DC’s 40 Under 40, and Virginia’s Fantastic 50. And given its rapid growth, the Company has been on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies for seven of the last eight years.

Read more: 3Pillar CEO David DeWolf On Loyalty And Authenticity

14. Mark Orttung
Nexient
Newark, CA

Mark Orttung is the CEO of Nexient, which he joined in 2014 providing a vision that ultimately led to the Company establishing itself as a pioneer in product-minded software development. Mark has a long track record in product development and innovation. Prior to joining Nexient, he was President and COO of Bill.com, where he tripled revenue over his last two years. Previously, he held product development leadership roles at startups Genesys and GetThere, which went public and were later acquired for a combined $2.25 billion.

Nexient was founded in 2009 to give American businesses a more responsive, domestic alternative to sending software development offshore. The Company is the only 100% US tech company among the World’s Top 100 Outsourcers. Its clients range from Fortune 500 companies to fast-growing tech product companies. Mark began his career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), where he helped launch the Institute for the Learning Sciences and the Palo Alto Center for Strategic Technology.

15. Chris Michalak
Alight Solutions
Lincolnshire, IL

Chris leads, motivates and engages Alight’s 11,000 colleagues across 19 global delivery centers to serve more than 3,000 clients, including 50 percent of the Fortune 500. Before assuming leadership of Alight, Chris was global chief commercial officer at Aon Hewitt. His responsibilities included leading global sales and accounts strategy and directly managing all U.S. sales and accounts functions. Previously, Chris was the CEO of Buck Consultants, a global HR consulting firm.

Alight is a $2.3B leader in technology-enabled health, wealth and human capital solutions. The Company provides HR and financial solutions including SaaS advisory, cloud deployment solutions, support, and application management services. It also offers health and wealth solutions such as benefits administration, contribution administration, advocacy, reimbursements, dependent verification, and compliance solutions. Alight provides consumer experience solutions in areas of human insight, strategy, and technology. Alight was founded in 1940.

16. Michael Gold
Intermedia
Mountain View, CA

Michael Gold joined Intermedia in 2011 when he and former SAVVIS CEO Phil Koen partnered with private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners to acquire the company from its founder. In 2015, Michael became CEO. Under his leadership, the Company has more than tripled revenues, operating profits, users and product offerings. Michael has more than 20 years of senior management experience in cloud services and channel development. Previously, Michael was CEO of Zlago, a cloud services company, and Senior Vice President at cloud automation provider, Parallels. Michael came to Parallels through its acquisition of Sphera where he served as CEO.

Intermedia is a Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) and business cloud email provider focused on delivering easy-to-use and secure communication and collaboration solutions to SMBs and the partners that serve them. Intermedia's suite of cloud applications is managed through one intuitive point of control and offers cloud voice, web/video/content sharing and conferencing, file backup, sync and share, business email, identity and access management, security, archiving, among other services. Intermedia was acquired by Madison Dearborn Partners and management in 2017.

17. Arthur Wong
Trustwave
Chicago, IL

Arthur is CEO of Trustwave, a Singtel Company. Previously, He was with DXC Technology, an end-to-end IT services company formed from the merger of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services and Computer Sciences Corporation, where he was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of its cyber security business. In his over two decade career, Arthur worked with companies such as HP, Symantec and McAfee in various key executive roles. As an entrepreneur, Arthur founded and led five start-ups. These include IT security companies such as Secure Networks and SecurityFocus, which have been successfully acquired by other investors.

The Singtel Group is Asia's leading communications organization. It provides a diverse range of services including fixed, mobile, data, internet, TV, infocomms technology (ICT) and digital solutions. Headquartered in Singapore, Singtel has 140 years of operating experience and played a pivotal role in the country’s development as a major communications hub.

18. Takashi Niino
NEC
Tokyo, Japan

Takashi assumed the role of President and CEO in 2016. Previously, he was the Company’s Chief Strategy Officer in charge of orchestrating structural reforms and formulating company strategies. He first joined NEC in 1977, primarily engaged in sales of IT solutions for the financial market. Over the years, he contributed to the expansion of NEC's solutions business through his involvement in various large-scale projects. These projects ranged from updates of mission-critical systems, following the creation of megabanks through mergers and integrations, to the introduction of systems for major retail operators launching new financial service businesses.

NEC Corporation is a Japanese multinational provider of information technology (IT) services and products, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It provides IT and network solutions to business enterprises, communications services providers and to government agencies, and has also been the biggest PC vendor in Japan since the 1980s. The Company was known as the Nippon Electric Company, Limited, before rebranding in 1983 as NEC.

19. Paul Pagel
8th Light
Chicago, IL

Paul co-founded 8th Light in 2006 and has been a driving force in the software community ever since. He has grown 8th Light from a small consultancy into a brand that is recognized by software developers worldwide. Since taking over as CEO in 2011, Paul has directed the Company’s growth as it has doubled in size twice. He has overseen the evolution of the Company’s internal apprenticeship program, which is the only path to employment at 8th Light, and the tool that has allowed the consultancy to guarantee its high quality services even at an international scale.

8th Light develops a range of software solutions, from mobile to microservices, that is effective, durable, and demonstrates optimal utility. The Company works through an agile, iterative process that emphasizes clean, deployable code, and maintains transparency with its clients throughout the development and implementation stages. Spread across its offices, 8th Light has over 100 engineers who have enrolled in its rigorous apprenticeship program. The program emphasizes polyglotism, design principles, test-driven development, clean architecture, and software development processes.

20. Brian Cardarella
DockYard
Boston, MA

Brian Cardarella founded DockYard in 2010 with the goal of building a company that offered premier custom software development services. Previously he had been a software developer for Zendesk and Rakuten as well as the Democratic National Committee. In a short period of time he has grown DockYard into an award-winning, sought-after full-stack software consultancy. As CEO, Brian focuses on excellence across disciplines from strategy and design to engineering and project management. His colleagues praise his intellect, ability to anticipate client needs and future technology trends, as well as his effective collaborative leadership style.

The Company’s reputation precedes itself and has led large enterprises such as Netflix, Apple, Fidelity, Zipcar, and Nasdaq to seek its web application development and professional services. Moreover, DockYard helps lead the efforts of many open-source web development technologies of the future. Professionals at DockYard offer a broad range of capabilities and excel in producing some of the most advanced applications including innovative front end design.

21. Gary Smith
Ciena
Hanover, MD

Gary began serving as Chief Executive Officer of Ciena in 2001, in addition to his existing responsibilities as President and Director, positions he has held since 2000. Previously, he was the Company’s Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales. Gary joined Ciena in 1997 as Vice President, International Sales.
Prior to Ciena, Gary served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for INTELSAT. He also previously served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Cray Communications, Inc.

Ciena is a networking systems, services and software company. It provide solutions that helps its clients create the Adaptive Network in response to the constantly changing demands of its users. By delivering best-in-class networking technology through high-touch consultative relationships, Ciena builds the world’s most agile networks with automation, openness and scale. Ciena was founded in 1992 by David Huber and Kevin Kimberlin. In 1994, Dallas, Texas-based venture capital firm Sevin Rosen invested in the Company’s Series A Venture financing.

22. David Henley
Meriplex Communications
Houston, TX

David co-founded Meriplex Communications in 2001 as a voice and data service provider.  Six months after graduating from Texas A&M University, at the age of 23, he decided to go into business for himself, convincing his father to invest in his ideas and provide mentorship.  David was raised in Houston, TX, Tulsa, OK, and Plano, TX.  Prior to Meriplex, he worked for a Fortune 500 company.

Meriplex Communications is a managed solutions provider specializing in intelligent networks, managed services, and cloud enablement. Within three years of its founding, the technology startup offered fully managed MPLS, MSC Network Monitoring and Cloud Telephony Solutions. By 2007, Meriplex achieved Cisco Gold Partner status and received the Cisco Systems Partner of the Year Award in 2009. The Company added a full IT suite focusing on systems end-point management Total Care SaaS and Service Desk when it acquired ITR Technologies in 2012. In 2017, Meriplex partnered with VeloCloud as a service provider (now part of VMware) to provide SD-WAN technology in Global Communication solutions. On October 1, 2018, Meriplex partnered with Clairvest Group to capitalize on new technologies that improve the customer experience.

23. Scott Kenyon
Applaudo Studios
Austin, TX

Scott joined Applaudo in 2018 after a successful run as COO of Phunware where he lead product, human resources, and fulfillment, as well as the Company’s transition from a services business to a product business. He also focused on high priority clients such as Phunware’s Fortune 500 customers. Prior to Phunware, Scott spent over 13 years with Dell in senior leadership roles including Director of Sales for Medium Business and Director of Latin America Consumer among other key roles. He brings to Applaudo over 20 years of deep experience in leadership, sales and operations.

Applaudo Studios specializes in mobile and web solutions and has officers in the U.S. and Latin America. It provides software design and development services through a bespoke model able to expand team size in short order and through planned full-cycle projects. The Company works with mid sized corporations and brands across sectors with project scopes ranging in complexity.

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24. Jiren Liu
Neusoft
Shenyang, China

Dr. Liu has been Chairman and CEO of Neusoft since 1999. As a founder of Neusoft, Dr. Liu transformed a small business started on a university campus into a leading IT solutions and services provider in China. He also holds the positions of Vice-chairman at China Software Industry Association (CSIA), and a standing member of Chinese Association of Automation (CAA). In the past few years, Dr. Liu has been serving as a member of Global Agenda Council on Emerging Multinationals at World Economic Forum, and he had been a member of APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) for a number of years.

Neusoft Corporation is a Chinese multinational provider of software engineering services, Information Technology services, product engineering services, IT education and medical equipment. It was founded in 1991 and has grown into one of China’s largest IT and software outsourcing companies. Neusoft is categorized into five main businesses: IT services, software products, medical equipment, IT education, software and services.

25. Raj Mamodia
Brillio
Santa Clara, CA

Raj became CEO of Brillio in 2014, a spin-off from Collabera, where he was CEO. He worked for Cognizant before he was asked to lead Collabera, an international information technology firm. When he took over as CEO, the Company had two main components: an IT staffing branch, and a newer IT solutions and consulting group. It was Mamodia’s idea to spin off the solutions branch as Brillio. Raj was born in a small village of a few hundred residents in Rajasthan, India.

Brillio is a global technology consulting and business solutions company that enables the digital transformation of businesses by utilizing disruptive technologies to create new customer experiences, achieve cost efficiencies, and gain competitive advantage. This, along with its key technology partnerships and investments in areas such as big data analytics, security, cloud, mobile, and machine learning, delivers innovative processes and solutions that result in business impact. Brillio brings business expertise to clients in the Banking and Finance, Utilities, CPG, Retail, Technology, Media and Entertainment industries.

26. Sunil Bhatia
Infogain
Los Gatos, CA

Sunil has been CEO of Infogain since 2016. Previously, he served as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Star Infotech. He has over 20 years of experience in building and growing businesses and leading large global teams. He has worked in leadership roles at IBM, Accenture and Satyam across multiple countries in Asia and the US. Sunil served as a Partner at Accenture where he focused on communications and technology. Previously, at IBM and in Singapore he was responsible for building strategic and high-value relationships in the finance sector and with services businesses.

Infogain is an information technology services company that provides solutions across sectors including technology, retail, insurance, and transportation among others industries. It offers a range of managed services in the areas of integration and service-oriented architecture, portals and enterprise content management, master data management, Oracle E-Business solutions, and cloud-based systems. Infogain Corporation has a strategic alliance with Jesta. The Company was founded in 1990 and has additional offices in the U.S., India, U.K. and middle east.

27. Vince De Palma
Softchoice
Toronto, ON

Vince joined Softchoice in February 2017. His career spans more than 30 years of executive leadership experience. Previously, he served as President and CEO of Shred-it, an international information destruction company serving over 400,000 businesses. In his past role as President of Pitney Bowes Management Services, Vince successfully drove the transformation of the organization into a leading provider of higher-value, technology-enabled solutions and services. Prior to Pitney Bowes, Vince served as President of Benefit Services, as well as a Corporate Officer, at Automated Data Processing.

Softchoice is one of the largest IT solution and managed service providers in North America. Its clients include thousands of organizations who employ Softchoice services to speed the adoption of technology, while managing cost and risk. The Company enables organizations to realize the full benefits of public cloud and a modern IT infrastructure while providing ongoing support and mentorship through managed services.

28. Joe Mertens
Sirius
San Antonio, TX

Joe began his career with Sirius (then known as Star Data Systems) in 1984 and then went on to lead and grow other organizations. He eventually returned to Sirius in 2002 as Executive Vice President. Joe was named President in 2008 and then CEO in 2011. Prior to his rejoining Sirius, Joe was CEO of Savoir Technology Group and prior to that CEO of BPS (Business Partner Solutions) where he grew sales from $237.9 million in 1997 to $767.2 million in 1999 through a combination of organic growth and the integration of six acquisitions. Joe serves on the IBM Solution Provider Advisory Council, and the board of directors of Sirius Computer Solutions.

Since its founding in 1980, Sirius has grown to be one of the largest IT solutions integrators in the U.S. Today, Sirius offers integrated, multivendor technology solutions that meet the requirements of the full range of organizations, from small businesses with fewer than 500 employees to large enterprises with thousands of employees and hundreds of locations.

29. Manas Fuloria
Nagarro
Munich, Germany

Manas has a background in technology and operations management with PhD and BTech degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and an MSE degree from Stanford University. He has worked as a researcher with Harvard Business School’s Technology and Operations Management group, and has advised Fortune 500 companies on operations strategy. A co-founder of Nagarro, his previous entrepreneurial ventures have included Dextrous Faber in manufacturing, SupplyChainge in stochastic retail supply chain optimization, MNI Partners in consulting, and the Proton Business School.

Nagarro drives technology-led business breakthroughs for industry leaders and challengers. Nagarro’s clients include Siemens, GE, Lufthansa, Viacom, Estēe Lauder, ASSA ABLOY, Ericsson, DHL, Mitsubishi, BMW, the City of New York, T-Systems, SAP and Infor. Working with these clients, the Company continually pushes the boundaries of what is possible to do through technology, and in expedited time frames. The Company is comprised of more than 5,000 experts across 20 countries.

30. Brad Jackson
Slalom Consulting
Seattle, WA

Brad leads Slalom to work at the intersection of technology, business and information, while partnering with the leaders of more than 1,000 of the world’s most influential companies. He helps to define the art of the possible, build solutions and drive execution. Brad spent most of his formative years and remains a fixture in the community of Seattle, Washington. He graduated from Washington State University in 1985. Prior to Slalom, Brad worked at PWC and Robert Half International.

Slalom is a business and technology consulting firm headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The Company, which is a division of Slalom, LLC, employs more than 5,000 people across 25 offices in North America and London. In 2013 it had net revenue of $480 million, revenue of $810 million in 2016, and became a billion-dollar company in 2017. Slalom has been named a best company to work for by numerous sources such as Forbes Magazine, Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Glassdoor, and various business journals and news publications in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

31. Chris Baker
SoftServe
Austin, TX

Chris is a seasoned entrepreneur and a Fortune 250 senior executive. He has been a member of SoftServe’s Board of Directors since 2012, and became CEO in 2015. Previously, Chris served both as President and CTO of 360incentives.com, a leading incentive management company based in Toronto, Canada. Prior to that, he has been an active angel investor after serving as President of Group 1 Software, a leading enterprise class software company based in Lanham, MD (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pitney Bowes.) While with Pitney Bowes, he participated in multiple acquisitions and integrations and was a member of the Chairman’s Council and the Strategic Leaders Council.

SoftServe, was founded in 1993 in Lviv, Ukraine. It provides consultancy services and software development in the areas of Big data, Internet of Things, cloud computing, DevOps, e-commerce, security, and experience design. With its United States headquarters in Austin, Texas and European headquarters in Lviv, Ukraine, the Company employs more than 4,500 people. It is one of the largest software developers in Central and Eastern Europe and the largest outsourcing IT company in Ukraine.

32. Mike Tuchen
Talend
Redwood City, CA

Mike has been CEO of Talend since 2013. Previously, he served as the CEO of Rapid7 from 2009 to 2012. And prior to that was President and COO of Rapid7 since 2008. He led Rapid7 through rapid growth by expanding marketing, sales channels and product development. Mike was also a Microsoft executive serving as the General Manager of Microsoft's SQL Server Marketing team, with which he led worldwide strategic planning. He held two stints at Microsoft totaling nine years in an expanding range of roles, including product marketing, product strategy and product management. Mike began his career at Sun Microsystems, working as an engineer on Sun's SPARC workstations.

Talend is a next generation leader in cloud and big data integration. Its open, adaptive, and unified integration platform gives companies the data agility needed to rapidly adopt the latest technology innovations and scale to meet the constantly evolving data demands of the business. The Company has over 1,500 global enterprise customers across a range of industries, including Air France, GE and Lenovo.

33. Vince DeLuca
Logicalis
New York, NY

Vince joined Logicalis in 2010 as the Chief Operating Officer responsible for the overall technology and strategy of the Company. Prior to Logicalis, Vince served as Senior Vice President for Wipro with responsibility for Infrastructure Practice Service Delivery and Client Engagement. He joined Wipro in 2004 when Wipro acquired Infocrossing where he was a key executive who guided Infocrossing through multiple acquisitions and organic growth initiatives.

Logicalis is an international, multi-skilled solutions provider. Its customers cross industries and geographical regions; its focus spans vertical markets including financial services, TMT (telecommunications, media and technology), education, healthcare, retail, government, manufacturing and professional services. The Company has over 4,000 employees that work in modernizing key digital pillars, data center and cloud services, security and network infrastructure, workspace communications and collaboration, data and information strategies, and IT operation modernization. The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1.5 billion from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific.

34. Samir Shah
Aurionpro
Mumbai, India

Samir has over 20 years of experience in leadership roles. He has established a track record of scaling and accelerating business growth for technology businesses. Since 1998, Samir has been advancing Aurionpro’s vision of becoming one of the world’s most respected and innovative technology companies. He has led several key initiatives including establishing the company’s North America presence in 2005 while driving and successfully integrating its strategic acquisitions. In 2008, Samir leveraged one such acquisition to start the Enterprise Security business at Aurionpro. More recently, he spearheaded the acquisition of Silicon Valley based Spikes Security.

Aurionpro Solutions is a global technology solutions leader that helps enterprises accelerate their digital innovation, securely and efficiently. It combines core domain expertise, thought leadership in innovation, security and leverages industry leading IP to deliver tangible business results for global corporations. Employing more than 1,000 domain and technology experts across North America and Asia, Aurionpro caters to a host of clients across BFSI, Cyber Security, Smart Cities and Smart Mobility sectors across the globe.

35. Amit Yoran
Tenable
Columbia, MD

Amit brings to Tenable a unique blend of leadership experience from the private and public sectors. Previously, he served as president of RSA, leading its transformation into one of the most successful global security companies. Amit joined RSA through the acquisition of NetWitness, the network forensics company he founded and led as CEO. Previously, Amit served as founding director of the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team program in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He was also founder and CEO of Riptech, one of the first managed security service providers, which was acquired by Symantec in 2002.

Tenable is the Cyber Exposure company. Over 24,000 organizations around the globe rely on Tenable to understand and reduce cyber risk. As the creator of Nessus, Tenable extended its expertise in vulnerabilities to deliver Tenable.io, the world’s first platform to see and secure any digital asset on any computing platform. Tenable customers include more than 50 percent of the Fortune 500, more than 25 percent of the Global 2000 and large government agencies.

36. Brent Allison
Long View Systems Corporation
Calgary, Canada

Brent joined Long View Systems as CEO in 2018. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of Business Futures at Telus. Brent is recognized as an established business and industry leader; with 23 years of experience, he has been involved in many significant milestones in Canadian telecommunications. Brent also served as SVP for Marketing, Strategy & Planning and Partner Solutions & Enterprise Planning at TELUS. He began his career with a Dow Chemical and Eli-Lilly joint venture – DowElanco Canada.

Long View Systems Corporation provides information technology solutions and services to companies in North America. It offers converged infrastructure, virtualization, networking, data center, storage and data management, mobility management, collaboration, end user computing, cloud, managed IT, procurement and licensing, compliance, and architecture services. The Company provides its services to enterprises in the energy, oil and gas, healthcare, financial, manufacturing and distribution, entertainment, transportation, government, and education markets. Long View Systems Corporation was founded in 1999.

37. Thomas Honore
Columbus A/S
Ballerup, Denmark

Thomas was appointed CEO in 2011. He has spent more than 15 years in the technology industry working for large international companies. Prior to Columbus, he was the Vice President of Fusion Middleware, EMEA North Region for Oracle and before that was a Vice President for Oracle covering the Nordic region. From 1997 to 2005, he was a Director with IBM Software. Thomas has been a Non Executive Director of Ramboll Group A/S since April 2018. He has vast experience within driving software development, solution sales and consultancy.

Columbus is a global IT services and consulting corporation with more than 2,000 employees. It delivers digital transformation to large corporate enterprises. The Company’s professionals specialize in designing, developing, implementing, upgrading and maintaining digital business applications. Columbus offers a comprehensive solution portfolio developed from the deep experience gained over 29 years of serving more than 5,000 customers worldwide.

38. Mike Muller
Tectura
Singapore

Mike's track record of more than 15 years successfully leading businesses at a senior level in the Asia Pacific region, led him to the CEO position of Tectura in late 2018. He has worked successfully in large, small and start-up companies, across a broad range of functions.  Moreover, he has turned around businesses, built positive cultures and is known for strong leadership with a balanced focus between strategic initiatives, employee welfare and operational excellence, especially in sales.

Tectura provides consulting, implementation and support across an array of ERP, CRM Business Intelligence, Cloud, AI, Mobility and other solutions to companies throughout China, Hong Kong, India, Japan and Taiwan. The Company is a top-tier provider of Microsoft Dynamics Solutions. More than 6,000 organizations, including divisions and subsidiaries, and middle-market companies around the world have used Tectura. With more than 400+ team members across 11 offices in 6 countries, Tectura applies its industry knowledge and best practice philosophy to provide Microsoft Dynamics ERP, CRM and other Technology Solutions throughout Asia.

39. John McKenna
ConvergeOne
Eagan, MN

John has served as Chairman and CEO of ConvergeOne since 2008 and President since 2018. Previously, he was CEO of Siemens IT Solutions and Services as well as CEO of Atos IT Solutions and Services where he was responsible for all functional areas. John was also CEO of ENTEX IT Service from 1993 to 2000 and was responsible for organizing a major corporate restructure of ENTEX in 1998. John began his career with IBM where he served in roles of increasing responsibility over a nine year period.

Founded in 1993, ConvergeOne is a leading global IT services provider of collaboration and technology solutions for large and medium enterprises with decades of experience assisting customers to transform their digital infrastructure. Over 11,000 enterprise and mid-market customers rely on ConvergeOne with collaboration, enterprise networking, data center, cloud and cybersecurity solutions to achieve business outcomes. Its investments in cloud infrastructure and managed services provide opportunities for customers to achieve financial and operational benefits with leading technologies.

40. Steve Kloeblen
Velocity Technology Solutions
Charlotte, NC

Steve bring to Velocity over twenty years of leadership experience in the technology sector. Prior to Velocity, he served as a General Manager for IBM’s Managed Security Services Business, led IBM’s Mergers and Acquisition Practice and was CFO of IBM’s IT Outsourcing Business. As a CXO, Steve has successfully enabled the execution of start-up, scale-up, turnaround, and high growth businesses.

Velocity Technology Solutions has been a global enterprise workload cloud managed services leader since 2003. The Company delivers secure, fully managed environments spanning virtual private, public and hybrid clouds. Its portfolio includes enterprise workload cloud migration and management services, with advanced data analytics and optimization solutions. Velocity’s expertise in managing leading ERP applications, leveraging the patented Velocity Cloud Application Management Platform, gives customers optimized availability, security, visibility and control at a reduced total cost of ownership. Velocity is a portfolio company of Silver Lake Sumeru.

41. Fima Katz
Exadel
Walnut Creek, CA

Fima founded Exadel in 1998 and has since grown the Company by at least 30% annually. He has over 20 years of experience in the information technology industry. He has held managerial and technical positions with major financial service companies, including Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of America, and Concorde Solutions, where he served as the Chief Architect of Internet Systems. In addition, he previously founded three successful companies. Fima is a recognized authority and speaker on distributed object architectures, open source, JAVA, XML, and DOA technologies and has co-authored The Essential Guide to Object Monitors.

For more than 20 years, Exadel has been developing enterprise and custom software solutions for Fortune 500 clients, including AT&T, Samsung, Bank of America, eBay, and GE. With 18 locations and delivery centers across the US and Eastern Europe, Exadel solves complex software engineering problems, offering a scalable and skilled mix of onshore and offshore resources. Its Digital Software Engineering Services (DSES) help chart new digital strategies that are built upon creative thinking, cutting-edge design, and technical innovation.

42. Roy Zisapel
Radware
Tel Aviv, Israel

Roy has been President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Radware since he founded the Company in 1996. Roy directed research and development projects for RND Networks. Prior to this, he led algorithmic research for Madge Networks' LAN ATM switch. Roy began his career as a software engineer at Algotech Systems, a medical imaging solutions company. He graduated summa cum laude with a degree in mathematics and computer science from Tel Aviv University. Roy holds several U.S. patents and patent applications in the areas of global load balancing, network proximity, traffic redirection and multi-homing.

Radware is a global leader of cyber security and application delivery solutions for physical, cloud, and software defined data centers. Its solutions portfolio secures the digital experience by providing infrastructure, application, and corporate IT protection and availability services to enterprises globally. Radware’s solutions empower more than 12,500 enterprise and carrier customers worldwide to adapt to market challenges quickly, maintain business continuity and achieve maximum productivity.

43. Jay Bajaj
DMI
Bethesda, MD

Jay founded DMI in 2002 with the vision to create a global leader in innovative, next-generation technology solutions. He has since led DMI to become a worldwide organization with hundreds of clients and thousands of employees. Before DMI, he worked at AppNet and CommerceOne, as well as Goldman Sachs. In his 20-year career, Sunny has repeatedly been recognized as an award-winning culture builder and Smart100 CEO winner, an exclusive group of 100 top-performing and highly respected CEOs in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region.

DMI offers digital strategy, enterprise application, digital commerce, mobile services, cybersecurity, IoT and analytics, cloud, and managed services. It serves various industries, such as automotive and manufacturing, financial services, government solutions, healthcare and life sciences, media and entertainment, retail and consumer packaged goods, technology, and travel and hospitality in the United States and internationally. The Company has a strategic partnership with NEC Corporation of America and additional locations in the United States, Spain, India, Canada, United Kingdom, and Cambodia.

44. Karanjit Singh
Kellton Tech
Hyderabad, India

Karanjit joined Kellton Tech as CEO brining more than two decades of experience working with large enterprises and SMEs on both enterprise and consumer internet applications. Prior to Kellton Tech, Karanjit was the Director of Product Development for JDA Software, where over a 13 year period he produced numerous successes. Karanjit has extensive experience in a variety of operating roles, including product development, engineering management, delivery, product management, pre-sales, and implementation support. He has also been responsible for developing and delivering complex, enterprise class software applications for numerous companies.

Kellton Tech is a publicly listed global company, providing cutting-edge digital transformation solutions and services in strategy, consulting, digital, and technology. The Company has a global workforce of 1,400 employees that work together with clients ranging from startups and SMBs to Fortune 500 corporations. Its flagship product, KLGAMETM, encourages clients to seek disruptive opportunities and re-engineer the work culture to stay ahead of the curve. The Company studies industry trends, continuously handles the changing market conditions, and employs a versatile approach to help clients stay ahead of the competition.

45. John Wood
Telos
Washington D.C.

John has been with Telos since 1992. He orchestrates the Company’s support of corporations and government agencies worldwide in cyber security, secure mobility and identity management. As CEO, John has diversified the company’s product portfolio and expanded its footprint to include commercial enterprises, the military, civilian and intelligence agencies of the federal government, and allied nations around the world. Under John’s leadership, Telos offerings have become the official messaging system of record for the Department of Defense and the database of record for the U.S. Intelligence Community. In 2014, he was appointed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to serve on the Virginia Cyber Security Commission.

Telos empowers and protects the world’s most security-conscious organizations with solutions and services for continuous security assurance of individuals, systems and information. Telos’ offerings include cyber security solutions and services for IT risk management and information security, secure mobility to protect globally connected organizations, and identity management to establish trust in personnel and continuously monitor for insider threats.

46. David Joubran
Acumen Solutions
McLean, VA

David cofounded Acumen Solutions in 1999. Since then, he has grown the Company into a global technology consulting firm focused on providing solutions to Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. David began his career at Andersen Consulting, now Accenture. Following his role at Andersen Consulting, David built and managed the eBusiness practice of NDC Group, subsequently known as Xpedior. David is an active distance runner and triathlete who has completed six Ironman distance triathlons and numerous marathons and ultra-marathons.

Acumen Solutions offers customer service, sales acceleration, engagement marketing, digital transformation, financial analysis, and on-demand analytic solutions. It serves industries, including communications and media, manufacturing, retail/CPG, education, financial services, health and life sciences, and non-profit. The Company has a strategic alliance partnership with Salesforce. Acumen Solutions has grown steadily over the years and today has over 800 employees and is regarded as the top cloud advisor in the public sector having worked with over eight federal executive branch departments.

47. JW Roberts
General Datatech
Dallas, TX

JW has guided General Datatech (“GDT”) since its inception in 1996. Under his leadership, the Company has experienced continuing, double-digit growth in both revenue and profitability and is now nearing a billion dollars in annual revenue. GDT has been nationally recognized for its commitment to customers, associates and the community. JW got his start by selling telecom/IT hardware in the Dallas area. He graduated from Drake University.

General Datatech is an international multi-vendor IT solutions provider. It specializes in the consulting, designing, deploying and managing of advanced technology solutions for businesses, government and healthcare. The GDT team of expert architects and engineers maintain the highest level certifications to translate the latest ideas and technologies into innovative solutions that realize the vision of business leaders.  The Company has additional offices in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, India, the United Kingdom, and Singapore.

48. Kelly Manthey
Solstice
Chicago, IL

Kelly was promoted to the CEO position in 2018. Previously she held various roles increasing in responsibility. She started with the Company in 2006 as the Director of Mobile Strategy & Innovation, a role which she held for 8 years. Kelly then rose to Vice President of Strategy & Innovation North America and then most recently Global Chief Strategy Officer prior to her role as CEO. Before Solstice, Kelly was with Bristol-Myers Squibb for five years as a Manager for Business Projects & Planning as well as a Manager for Marketing Systems. Kelly began her professional career as a consultant with Accenture.

Solstice, part of Kin + Carta, is a digital innovation firm that provides Fortune 500 companies with digital solutions. Its professionals are strategists and consultants that help organizations evolve their digital strategy to solve mission-critical problems. As designers and developers, they build state of the art hardware and software solutions that extend beyond a standalone product and expand an organization’s relationship with its customers. As instructors and coaches, they help companies transform towards desired objectives. The Company has delivery offices in New York, London, and Buenos Aires.

49. Tyler Beecher
Trace3
Irvine, CA

Tyler has been CEO of Trace 3 since 2014. Previously, he served as the Company’s Vice President of Corporate Sales. Prior to joining T3, Tyler spent 20 years leading high performing sales teams and campaigns contributing to the rapid expansion of Fortune 500 tech manufacturers including 3Com, Cisco Systems, EMC and NetApp. His sales and partnering plans have been implemented globally and have driven consistent turnarounds and record year over year growth while servicing many top global companies such as Nike, Microsoft, Boeing, Walmart, Apple, Yahoo, and Fujitsu Siemens.

Trace3 provides cloud computing, big data intelligence, and data center solutions to organizations in the United States. The Company offers consulting services, such as designing and implementing information technologies in infrastructure to solve business needs and concerns; and professional services, including current environment analysis, design and implementation solutions that leverages existing infrastructure, and improves workflows and organizational processes. The Company was incorporated in 2001 and has additional offices in the Western United States.

50. Paul Kerr
Scalar Decisions
Toronto, ON

Paul co-founded the Company in 1990. He works closely with Scalar’s Board of Directors and his leadership team to create value for customers by rapidly delivering mission-critical solutions. Paul has more than 15 years of experience in the Canadian high-tech industry. His career began at IBM supporting the initial launch and rollout of the RS/6000 line of Unix based servers and included technical and sales roles focused on some of Canada's largest banking and insurance customers. Paul joined Enterprise Technology Group in 1996 in a sales role and was also its Managing Partner/Principal.

Scalar specializes in designing, deploying, and managing solutions focused on data center automation and cloud enablement. The Company is Canada’s leading IT solution provider, focused on security, infrastructure, and cloud. Founded in 2004, Scalar is headquartered in Toronto, with offices in Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Victoria. It was recently named one of Canada's Best Managed Companies. The Company was recently acquired by CDW.