As the Chief Executive Officer of BizMerlin, Dr. Arora is responsible for setting the strategic direction of BizMerlin’s solutions. Dr. Arora is also an adjunct faculty member at George Washington University, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and an expert in the field of algorithms.
Bob Cofod is the president of BizMerlin and leads all key initiatives with the financial sector. He is an AML and compliance expert with a specialization in business intelligence. Bob Cofod has degrees in MPA, Intelligence, Public Administration, and Business Administration from Blair Academy, the University of North Carolina, the University of South Carolina, and Golden Gate University of San Francisco. In his spare time, mentors young entrepreneurs and helps them overcome their challenges!
Soneeka is the backbone of the operations, finance and corporate world at BizMerlin, and also leads key strategic initiatives. Soneeka is an Arizona State University alumnus, and has worked with large organizations like Bank of America, Countrywide Financials, Best Buy and Applied Biosystems in a variety of positions
Elena manages strategic partnerships, key customer relationships and all operations related to Latin America. Elena has 15+ years of experience in strategy and management consulting, with global leadership experience at Ashoka, UNDP and McKinsey&Co. Elena is an MBA graduate from Instituto Empresa (IE) and has served leading institutions across 5 continents with significant stints in Spain and Colombia.
Peter McCann has 25+ years of experience in Sales, Marketing, and Business Development functions, where he has been instrumental in bringing the companies he has worked with to an astonishing growth path. Peter earned his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from St. Bonaventure University and his MBA from Pennsylvania State University.
Ritesh Daryani has 25+ years of experience consulting with executives to improve business effectiveness. With a Doctorate and specialization in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (expected in 2016) he excels in implementing organizational development interventions effectively, and is an expert in talent management and transformation projects to meet business/organizational goals.
Lindsey currently works as an HR Consultant with 10 years of experience as a human resources professional working in a variety of industries such as a litigation support, healthcare software, software development, and local government.
Lindsey has experience developing HR infrastructure for small companies: helping them establish HR templates and policies for anticipated future growth, remain competitive with their benefits and retirement plans, and implement HR software programs to maintain key data and optimize processes. Lindsey enjoys all facets of HR, but is especially passionate about HR technology and how organizations can leverage modern tools to improve efficiencies.
Rahul Jauhari is a senior product management and marketing professional with over 15 years of experience in product management, product marketing, business development, and engineering. Extensive experience working with worldwide customers, building and leading cross-functional teams, addressing executive-level issues and complex business problems, driving data-driven decisions and processes, translating data into business insights. MBA from UC Berkeley, MS from Stanford, and B. Tech from IIT.
Robert Rudelius has extensive experience in the IT industry. From leading the ITS practice group as a partner at McKinsey & Co, and Arthur Andersen & Co, to starting, managing and growing IT, renewable energy and marketing companies. As founder and CEO of several successful companies like Noble Ventures, Noble Logistics and Media DVX, Inc., he has an impressive track record in shaping the industry.
Vaibhav Sinha has 20+ years of experience in Technology and Entrepreneurship and has been instrumental in launching 10+ products to the market. Vaibhav is a leading AI practitioner and has worked in 10+ countries. Vaibhav is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and has multiple patents to his name.
With 20+ years in the tech industry, Amit Modi has extensive experience in managing large scale distributed systems and leading cross-functional teams in fast paced startup environments. Hands-on architect with proven leadership skills in building and retaining high quality teams, Amit has worked across several startups and international software companies building Financial Software, Enterprise Systems including Data Centre Management, Application Management, Virtualization and Cloud Lifecycle Management), ECommerce (ERP) and Food Technology.
Hans Pedersen is an entrepreneur, educator and mentor. His passion lies in creating profitable business start-ups, business development, problem solving and education. Some of the industry’s that he has been partners in include Marketing, IT, Business Consulting, Hair Care, Entertainment, Restaurant, Music/Event Production and Mobile App. In most business partnerships Hans takes on a role that includes marketing, sales, business development, strategic planning, training, finance and operations. He loves people so when he gets an opportunity he enjoys building relationships, presentations and conversing.
Abhishek Jain holds Masters degree from IIT-Delhi and has 15+ years of diverse technology, product building and client handling experience. He specializes in solving problems, analytics, segment marketing and target marketing, building world-class products and winning over customers. He has managed solution deliveries for Arcot suite of products to customers worldwide as SAAS offerings.
Shikhin Agarwal is a tech business and product management executive with accomplishments in product leadership, scaling product-market fit, build-buy-partner, sales and P&L management for products that generated over $200M in revenue. He has 18+ years of experience in global startups at all stages of development and is a growth advisor to startups in US, India, and Canada. He has an MBA from University of Michigan (Ross) and an engineering undergraduate degree from IIT-Bombay.
Passionate about all aspects of the customer journey: pre-sales, customer success, and professional services, she is instrumental in driving customer success through translating product knowledge into actionable solutions that enable our customers and their teams to leverage the latest technology trends thereby effecting overall business growth in the APAC.
Gagandeep is an IT enthusiast with a track record of incorporating user and business requirements into cost-effective, secure and user-friendly solutions known for scalability and durability. He is a proven leader who drives system architecture decisions and leads projects from concept through the release process.
Chetan is a technology expert, deeply passionate about building an end to end solutions. Chetan brings an in-depth understanding of programming methodologies and building complex algorithms. He is open to challenges and is always keen to upgrade to state of the art tools and technologies. Team engagement and team building come very naturally to him.
As a Technical Lead, Shilpa is responsible for managing and contributing towards all areas of application development including functional and technical specifications, design, development and production support. Because of her superior interpersonal skills, she gets the best out of everyone in her team even during times of high pressure!