Nick Sharma
CEO

Focus at Vedicsoft Solutions

Nick Sharma is the President and CEO. He is responsible for the strategic plans and policies of the company and oversees the company operation. He is responsible for reengineering the organization to the new market conditions and develop a new portfolio as he continues to focus on the current business and expand it aggressively. He is also accountable for the inorganic growth and is member of the Board. He is  creative, seasoned business leader with exceptional technical, commercial and motivational skills focused on innovative change to deliver results, drive growth and profitability.

Mr. Sharma brings to Vedicsoft Solutions a total leadership experience of over 25 years, including building a world-class Services practices, understanding of the financing, mergers and acquisitions expertise, thorough understanding of offshoring and has innate ability to motivate and develop leaders.

Mr. Sharma joined Vedicsoft Solutions from Decision One, a 200M$ infrastructure services company where he was the President and Chairrman of the Board and reengineered the company to profitability.

Past Experience

Prior to joining Decision One from CSS Corp where and was responsible for growing the business from 70M$ to 140M$ in two years both organically and through acquisitions. He expanded the operation globally and successfully acquired three companies.

Mr. Sharma joined CSS Corp from Satyam (stock symbol: SAYC) where he was responsible for the Infrastructure Management Services (IMS) Business and was an executive member of the Organization’s Leadership Council which provides strategic direction and oversight to the firm. Before Satyam he worked at Unisys, USA, where he was the Vice President and Managing Partner for Infrastructure Transformation Services. At Unisys, he doubled the size of the business and helped the organization to focus on solution-selling and integrating the ITS roadmap with the go-to-market strategy. He developed various artifacts and published whitepapers in Server Consolidation and Virtualization. As a key member of the strategic committee he was integral in establishing the Outsourcing and Infrastructure strategy for the company.

Prior to Unisys, Mr. Sharma was Vice President and General Manager at Nortel Networks, in the United States, Canada and Latin America. At Nortel Networks, Mr. Sharma provided leadership and strategic direction to the organization in providing end-to-end solutions to Service Providers, ASPs, ISPs, CLECs and Enterprise customers. The focused practices included in Optical and Local Internet, Next Generation Networks, Managed Services, OSS/BSS/Customer Care & Applications and Content Networking. He was part of the Executive Leadership Team of the company.

As part of Mr. Sharma’s extensive background in the Professional Services Industry, he served as Vice president at Compaq (a HP company now) for 3 years and Digital (a HP company now), for 15 years in various leadership capacities. During that time he managed a US $250 million organization and he transformed the organization into an account-centric value based operating model, increasing the value of the business by greater than 25%. Mr. Sharma also successfully managed to establish Compaq as the Microsoft Premier Services Partner in the Northeast, US. He built strong relationships with key Independent Software Vendors to drive the CRM, ERP and SCM segments.

Other Interests

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at Osmania University and an MS in Industrial Management from the University of Texas. He is a graduate of Executive Management programs at the HBSP and U21, Harvard Business School and the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a active member of the Boston SIM chapter and presents on various IT forums. He is married with two children and lives in the greater Boston area.

Akshay Deshpande
SVP & CTO

Focus at Vedicsoft Solutions

Akshay K. Deshpande is the Chief Technology Officer has extensive experience in developing software systems. He is responsible for developing the overall technology vision for the company, driving internal and cross-company engineering initiatives and collaboration, and overseeing engineering organization.

Past Experience

Prior to joining Vedicsoft Solutions as the CTO, Dr. Deshpande has helped several companies, as part of his Consulting CTO practice, develop software solutions for Service Delivery Platforms, Communications, Networking, Telecom Management Systems, and Customer facing applications. Previously as Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at OnRamp Technologies, Inc., he was responsible for CRM, Billing, Order Management, Process Management, Call center implementation as well as developing billing and customer management systems. When Verio, Inc., bought OnRamp, he architected the initial solution for Billing and CRM systems to integrate multiple ISPs under one system.

At AT&T Bell Labs, he was the Architecture and Infrastructure Coordinator for AT&Ts service startup in UK and start of telecommunications services for a conglomerate of multi-national corporations in Europe, after developing provisioning and sales management systems. Akshay also has experience as a returning intern at T.J. Watson Research Center, IBM while receiving his Ph.D. (Computer Science Engineering) at University of Texas at Arlington. He received his MSIE (Operations Research) also from University of Texas at Arlington, and Bachelor of Technology degree from JNTU, Hyderabad (India).

Other Interests

Akshay likes to go hiking & biking and enjoys occasional game of Bridge.

Piyush Jobanputra
SVP - Offshore Delivery

Focus at Vedicsoft Solutions

Piyush has over 20+ years of experience in the IT services industry.  Piyush has been successful with his entrepreneurial zeal, high risk taking ability, successful future outlook, building trustworthy relationships with customers, strong sense of business acumen, ability to attract, mentor, nurture and retain talent, core strength in operational efficiencies combined with the strong product and business knowledge.

Piyush will be responsible for offshore delivery, Services Offering in IMS & Enterprise Business.  Piyush   will continue to focus on growing our training and manage services business and provide direction and leadership for the company.

Past Experience

Prior joining to Vedicsoft Solutions, Piyush founded the Uclid IT Services Private Ltd, with focus in IMS Services & Talent Building.  Uclid IT was established on Oct 2010.  In short span of less than 4 years, the company has 25+ customers & revenue in crossing 500K $ .

Previously, Piyush has worked as Senior Director with Oracle Corporation managing the Database Services Group.  Building of Offshore DBA & Exadata team in short period of 18 months was the key achievement.

As Vice President & the global head of DBA services group for Satyam for over 11 years, Piyush has the P&L responsibility.. He is responsible to support the business acquisition through pre-sales, manages the delivery of the teams across the globe, attract, train, manage and retain talent, In addition he is responsible for the procurement of HW and SW – create and maintain the entire infrastructure of applications and DB servers for training, research and development.

Other Interests

Mr. Piyush earned a Master of Computer Application at Pondicherry University and a Master of Business Management from the Manipal Sikkim University.  He was Gold Medalist in Bachelor of Science at Nagpur University.  He has received many awards in the companies like ‘Best Initiative of Year’, ‘Fastest growing Unit’. ‘Performance of the Year’, etc.,   He is also an active member of the Lions – Hyderabad chapter and presents on various IT forums.

Dilip Chopra
SVP - Finance

Focus at Vedicsoft Solutions

Dilip is a seasoned executive with over 30 years experience managing the Finance and Admin function of global organizations in the Information Technology and Telecommunications industries. His area of responsibility has spanned across US, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East and Africa countries. Dilip has held several divisional CFO roles at large companies like AT&T, Lucent and NCR, worked as the CFO of a startup, and has also held various corporate positions overseeing regional offices.

 

Past Experience

Dilip is a Chartered Accountant from India (S.B. Billimoria and Co.), and a CPA from the US (Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co). He also has an MBA from the University of Nebraska (Lincoln), and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Calcutta.

Other Interests

His outside interests, time permitting, include bridge, table tennis, theater, and golf. He also loves to travel, and go hiking. He is married, with two children.

Bill Harrison
SVP - Sales & Marketing

Focus at Vedicsoft Solutions

An accomplished business leader in all facets of the Information Technology (IT) industry with over 30 years’ experience in client and operations management, sales and business development and general management leadership with companies such as IBM Software and Avanade, an Accenture subsidiary.

Most recently,  he assisted a number of small to medium size businesses with revenue growth plans, strategic acquisitions, new business offerings and solutions, and with developing strategies to present these companies with private equity, as well as, merger and acquisition opportunities.

Technology experience includes cloud computing, infrastructure consulting services, infrastructure as a service, application development and testing, software as a service, management consulting and change management strategy services; have partnered with Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Salesforce.com, Oracle, Xerox (ACS), Cisco, HP and many small to medium size high growth companies, such as, Rightscale and Fortinet.

Past Experience

Prior to IBM and Accenture,  Bill spent 20 years at Compaq Computer Corporation/Digital Equipment Corporation in numerous sales, sales leadership and general management positions.

Other Interests

Bill is active in the Arts and is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors for Directors Gathering in Philadelphia, Pa. Bill loves the theater and often attends productions in NYC and Philadelphia.

Bill is an avid follower of football, soccer here in the US, and has traveled to Brazil for the most recent World Cup to follow the US National Team and to see the likes of CR. Messi and the World Cup Champions, Germany. A recent grandfather, Bill is also learning how to spoil his three granddaughters.

Chris Haley
SVP - Product Management

Focus at Vedicsoft Solutions

Chris has more than 20 years’ experience managing the research and development of software products and solutions.  As SVP of Products at Partech Inc., Chris led the development of cloud based POS systems and industry leading POS terminals.  As VP of Product Development for The CBORD Group working with higher education and healthcare customers Chris was a frequent presenter at national conferences including Gartner’s IT Symposium.  Chris led development of mobile solutions in food service and payment platforms for on campus and off campus.  Chris also has extensive experience in technology services, he has managed national consulting practices for multiple companies.  His experience spans startups to Fortune 500 companies like Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq and Unisys.  Chris is also a LeanSix Sigma blackbelt and passionate about process improvement.  In 2016 he founded Manage First Technology LLC to help customers apply technology to improving business outcomes.