The Software Report is pleased to announce the awardees for 2020's Top 50 Tech Services CEOs. These CEOs lead organizations from the hundreds to the hundreds of thousands. In today’s global economy tech services has increasingly become a critical component to a business’ ability to operate.
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 there are those that are outperforming in the emerging growth category.
Congratulations to this year's awardees.
1. C Vijayakumar
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 $10 billion in 2019.
2. Roger Krone
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.
3. Abid Neemuchwala
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.
4. Salil Parekh
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.
5. Laila Worrell
Altran Americas and frog
New York, NY
Laila Worrell is CEO of Altran Americas, the NYC-based division of Altran Technologies, a $3.5 billion, publicly traded product design and innovation consulting company. She also oversees frog (an Altran company), the iconic design firm named one of the world’s most innovative companies by Fast Company. Before her appointment as CEO in July 2018, Laila served as COO and then Deputy CEO of the company, then known as Aricent. Before that, she was a Partner and Managing Director at the Boston Consulting Group and spent 17 years at Accenture, most recently as head of the then-$2 billion business in New York Metro. Laila holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
Altran is a leading global firm that provides product design and engineering services, which increasingly involve 5G, edge computing, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things. Founded in 1982, Altran has been working across many sectors: telecommunications, semiconductor and electronics, software & digital, life sciences, automotive, aerospace, defense, transport and infrastructure, industrial goods, consumer products, finance and public sector. Last year, Capgemini announced plans to acquire Altran in a friendly takeover to create a global leader in “intelligent industry.” Altran generated €3.2 billion in revenue in 2019, with more than 50,000 employees in more than 30 countries.
6. Rich Hume
Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida
Rich has been Tech Data’s CEO—as well as a member of the company’s Board of Directors—since June 2018. He first joined the company in 2016 as its Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer (COO), where he played a key role in the company’s acquisition of Avnet’s Technology Solutions business.
The company reported worldwide net sales of $37 billion, with sales in both the U.S. and Asia up compared to the previous year. It is currently ranked No. 88 on the Fortune 500 and has been named one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for 11 consecutive years. This year Tech Data also announced that it had expanded its Amazon Web Services Cloud Support capabilities via a partnership with nOps.
Before he joined Tech Data, Rich was with IBM for more than 30 years, most recently as General Manager and COO, Global Technology Services.
7. Kevin Samuelson
New York, NY
Kevin Samuelson has been with Infor since its inception in 2002. He spent 14 years between Merger & Acquisition roles, eventually becoming the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He helped the company boost its annual revenue from $30 million to nearly $3 billion in over 10 years, as well as played a key role in securing investment partners. Kevin left Infor in 2013, working at two SaaS software companies before returning to the company in 2016. He was named CEO last year.
Throughout the years, Kevin helped finalize a number of Infor’s acquisitions, with the most recent being the company’s acquisition of Intelligent InSites, a leading provider of healthcare software and services leveraging location-based intelligence from real-time location systems (RTLS).
In addition, Kevin has been actively involved in many of the company’s operational and sales activities. Under his leadership, Infor was recently named one of the 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Enterprise Asset Management Software, and was chosen for the Constellation ShortList for Q1 2020 in seven categories.
8. Monty Hamilton
Monty Hamilton leads the executive team and drives the overall strategy for Rural Sourcing Inc. He is responsible for the growth of RSI, which currently includes six development centers with 750 colleagues across low cost of living, high quality of life locations in the United States. RSI is Hamilton’s second entrepreneurial start-up venture after leaving Accenture in 1995. He joined together with four other colleagues to build Clarkston Consulting where he was instrumental in growing Clarkston into a global strategic and systems integration firm with offices across the US and Europe.
Monty is a sought after speaker on outsourcing, domestic sourcing and workforce development topics and has been featured on CNBC, BBC, NPR radio and at various industry conferences, including IAOP, Gartner, Digital Georgia and others. He is on the Board of Directors for the Mobile Chamber of Commerce and believes in giving back to the community, specifically to special needs programs. He is currently very involved with the Special Olympics and is a former Board Chair for the Adaptive Learning Center. Monty holds an MBA from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and a BBA in business from Millsaps College.
9. Jay Alvather
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.
10. David Henley
As Chief Executive Officer, David Henley leads Meriplex’s executive leadership team providing direction and oversight for all facets of the company. He has a recognized executive management track record and over 18 years of experience driving company-wide growth in the technology industry. 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 major telecom 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.
11. Rajesh Gopinathan
Tata Consultancy Services
Rajesh joined TCS in 2001 as its Vice President - Business Finance. He was then promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2013 and became CEO and managing director in 2017. Throughout the years, he has played a key role in turning the company into a $20.9 billion global business with 424,000 consultants. The market capitalization of the company hit more than $100 billion in April 2018, making TCS the most valuable company in India. In addition, it was named the fastest growing brand in the IT industry for 2019, with its brand value surging by 23 percent so far this year.
As a result, Rajesh was awarded the 2019 Management Man Achiever of the year by Bombay Management Association, as well as one of Top 100 Global CEOs in the Brand Guardianship Index 2019. He was also honored with the CEO Force for Good Award by the Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) for TCS’s work in promoting employee volunteerism, community engagement, STEM education, and digital re-skilling programs.
12. Greg Malpass
Traction on Demand
Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada
Greg founded Traction on Demand, one of North America's largest dedicated Salesforce services providers, in 2007. Until last year, the company had been self-funded, expanding to a team of over 700 employees who work with customers around the world. The company recently received Canada’s Best Managed Companies award for the fourth year in a row and is a current finalist for Deloitte’s Best Managed Companies in Canada. Late last year it announced that it was expanding its workforce in India with plans to increase its headcount by more than 50 percent to create over 150 jobs in the Salesforce ecosystem by the end of 2020.
Greg has been recognized for his leadership and work in cloud computing and data. In 2013, he was named one of the Top Forty Under 40 by Business in Vancouver, which also named him CEO of the Year in 2016.
13. Sudeep Srivastava
Appinventiv’s CEO is a mobile app development expert, skilled in strategic planning, product innovation and mobile applications. Launched in 2015, the company has an estimated $7 million in revenue and more than 500 employees in offices in India, the U.S. and Dubai. Srivastava has worked to turn Appinventiv into the Fastest Growing App Development Company in India. Last year it was named the top FinTech App Development Agency by Clutch, and ranked number one on the AppFutura List of Top Mobile App Development Companies in December 2018. It is also an active member of the Google Developer Agency Program.
Before founding Appinventiv, Sudeep was a former Director of Technology at AppStudioz.
14. Justin Bell
Justin was appointed Credera’s CEO last year after being with the company for 15 years. Before his promotion, he most recently served as its president since 2016. He boasts more than two decades of technology and consulting experience in various industries including digital, retail, entertainment, transportation, medical, and hospitality.
Credera, which is part of the Omnicom Precision Marketing Group (OPMG), is a full-service management consulting, user experience, and technology solutions with around 400 employees serving a national client base from offices in Dallas, Denver, and Houston. Late last year, the company announced that it was opening new offices in New York and Chicago to support client growth. The company’s clients include include Southwest Airlines, National Geographic, EmployBridge, NRG and HomeAdvisor, among others. It earns a reported $80 million in revenue.
15. Sara Hale
Palm Coast, FL
With more than 25 years of experience in the technology consulting industry, Sara has focused her expertise the last few years on cloud-based technologies and domestic service delivery models, as well as honing her experience in Workforce Development and Economic Development. She co-founded Coastal Cloud with her husband in 2013, and it has become the largest Florida-based Salesforce Partner. With a 40 percent year-over-year growth rate, ` company reportedly generates $32.3 million in annual revenue and revealed last year that it had achieved Salesforce Master Navigator designation for delivering expertise and depth of knowledge in CPQ & Billing.
In addition, Sara is a managing partner and co-founder of Graphene Consulting, where she leads the firm’s Cloud Solutions practice. Prior to founding Graphene in 2008, Sara worked for Accenture in its communications practice.
17. Chris Michalak
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.
18. Luis Barrague
Luis has decades of experience in the Ad Tech Industry specifically in mobile, video, data and RTB. He became Headway’s CEO last year after joining the company in 2013 when he was hired as the VP of the company’s mobile division, building the department from the ground up. He then moved on to become Headway’s Chief Operating Officer, leading the integration process after the company’s acquisition of Mobile-First Programmatic Platform Smadex in 2018.
Founded in 2010, Headway has 18 offices around the world and 152 employees. With an estimated annual revenue of $15.2 million, Headway was acquired by Entravision Communications Corporation in 2017. Before coming to Headway, Luis was the COO and founder of Six Marketers in Argentina, as well as User Acquisition Director at Vostu.
19. Arthur Wong
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.
20. Takashi Niino
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.
21. George Wilson
Since he came on board ECS Federal in 2011, George has worked to help it grow to more than 2,700 employees providing advanced technology, science, and engineering solutions. He came on board as chief strategy officer and was promoted to president and chief executive officer in 2014. During his time in charge, annual revenue has grown from just over $100 million in 2010 to $642 million in 2018—its highest annual revenue on record. Under his leadership, the company also expanded its workforce by 2,300 employees.
Last year, ECS won spots on major federal contracts, including a $50 billion contract from the General Services Administration, as well as a $17.5 billion contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency. As a result of his efforts, George was inducted into the 2019 Wash100, which is Executive Mosaic’s roundup of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena. Prior to ECS, George helped Stanley Inc. move from being a small, private business with 20 employees and $2 million in revenue to a public company of nearly 6,000 employees and more than $900 million in annual revenue.
22. Srini Subramanian
Srini is a co-founder of Inspirage, an integrated supply chain specialist firm with a reported annual revenue of $70.5 million. Srini has designed large-scale global supply chain planning solutions and advised global Fortune 500 firms in various SCM areas. Previously, he served in senior leadership positions at Oracle and Starbucks Corporation. Inspirage is a Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), recognized by Oracle with numerous awards, including the 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year. The company has offices in North America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia.
Last year it announced a strategic partnership with Atlantic Technologies, an international ICT & Cloud consulting company and Oracle Gold Partner, based in Milan and London. The deal means that Inspirage will be able to speed up its access to the Italian market. And earlier this month, the company revealed that it had acquired Vertical Edge Consulting Group, a leading full-service Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Business Intelligence(BI) consulting firm.
23. Gary Smith
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.
24. Philip Laforge
Philip has more than 20 years of experience in IT Managed Services, leading teams to boost growth and revenue by delivering hybrid IT solutions. Founded in 2001, Data Intensity is the largest independent multi-cloud services provider. There, Philip leads a team of 650 working in 12 locations and serving more than 650 customers in a variety of industries including finance, healthcare, technology, media, manufacturing, energy and consumer services. Clients include UBS, Aramark, Toyota, Iron Mountain and Global Payments, to name a few.
With reported annual revenue of $40 million and offices around the world, Data Intensity was acquired by EQT Partners from Audax Private Equity in 2017. After Philip came on board as CEO last year, the company announced at Oracle OpenWorld 2019 a strategic partnership with Equinix to deliver world-class, multi-cloud, enterprise solutions. The company also won
He previously served President and CEO of IT Authorities and OneNeck IT Solutions and held senior leadership roles at Nimsoft and CDW Berbee.
25. Ted Bayer
Ted founded Syscom, a leading provider of enterprise-level business transformation solutions using IBM’s integration infrastructure, in 1982. He has built it into a global business with a reported more than $95 million in annual revenue.
He has received various awards for his business and leadership skills, including the Ernst & Young Maryland Entrepreneur of the Year in High Tech/Software. In addition, Ted has served on the Governor of Maryland’s Task Force for improving Minority Business Enterprise, as well as a task force that developed a High-Tech Business Fast-Track Program in the Baltimore District Court System and one for workplace development (also in Maryland). He is also the inventor of several patents in Information Technology.
Before launching Syscom, Ted founded Training Server, a provider of Learning Management Systems.
26. Jiren Liu
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.
27. Raj Mamodia
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.
28. Sunil Bhatia
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.
29. Vince De Palma
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.
30. Joe Mertens
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.
31. Manas Fuloria
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.
32. Brad Jackson
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.
33. Chris Baker
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.
34. Art Richer
Art came onboard as DLT’s CEO and president in 2017. He has spent more than 25 years selling information technology products and services within the government sector. DLT, a government solutions aggregator with a reported $1 billion in annual revenue, was acquired by Tech Data for $205 million last year. The deal gives Tech Data tech expertise in six core areas: Application Lifecycle, Big Data and Analytics, Business Applications, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, and IT Infrastructure.
Prior to DLT, Art worked for one of its biggest rivals, immixGroup, for 18 years. He started out as a vice president in 1998, eventually becoming CEO. He was instrumental in the sale of the company to Arrow Electronics Inc.
35. Arnold Leung
Arnold founded digital consultancy Appnovation in 2007 right after graduation from the UBC Sauder School of Business. Two years later, the company became the 15th biggest web development company in Vancouver and opened a new office in Toronto this past November. Last year, the company received the 2019 Acquia Engage Award, and has also received a 2019 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 award, and a 2018 Canadian Business Growth 500 Fastest Growing Companies award, among others.
Arnold has also been honored with the Vancouver Top 40 under 40 Award, BC Business’ Top 30 Under 30, and the BDC Young Entrepreneur Award. He is a board member of the Vancouver Enterprise Forum.
36. Mike Muller
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.
37. Ellen Daley
Before joining Acorio, Ellen spent nine years at Forrester Research, where she was responsible for the strategy and operations of the company’s Business Technology products, overseeing a team of 250 employees in 11 countries. She was also a manager at Deloitte and a VP at ArcStream Solutions.
Founded in 2013, Acorio is the largest pure-play ServiceNow consultancy in the world, with a three-year growth of 291 percent and an estimated annual revenue of $25.1 million. It has nine regional hubs across the U.S., as well as a presence in Netherlands, Australia, and Spain. The company was recently named Best-of-the-Best professional service firms on SPIs annual list and made the Inc. 5000 list in 2018.
38. Brent Allison
Long View Systems Corporation
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.
39. Fima Katz
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.
40. John McKenna
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.
41. Karanjit Singh
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.
42. Steve Kloeblen
Velocity Technology Solutions
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.
43. Roy Zisapel
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.
44. Kelly Manthey
Kin + Carta
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.
45. Jay Bajaj
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.
46. David Joubran
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. John Wood
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.
48. Thomas Honore
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.
49. JW Roberts
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.
50. Tyler Beecher
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.
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