Abid Neemuchwala, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Abidali Neemuchwala, our Chairman and CEO, was the CEO of Wipro, one of the largest global IT services firms in the world, from 2016 to 2020. Prior ​to Wipro, Abid built and managed Tata Consultancy Services’ Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) business. Among other leadership roles held, Abid served on the Board of Directors of Virtusa Corporation, and is a Co-Founder and Director of Dallas Venture Capital, a venture fund that has a presence in the US and India.


Burhan Jaffer, Chief Financial Officer

Burhan Jaffer, our CFO, was most recently the Chief Strategy and Corporate Development Officer at Conduent, a leading global technology services company. Before joining Conduent, Burhan spent 12 years with Infosys, a leading global provider of technology and consulting services, holding several leadership roles. Burhan is a venture partner with a boutique VC firm, an advisor to MIT Solve ® and an active social impact investor. Burhan is also a Board Member for Mission Society and ​a member of the Regional Advisory Council for ​the non-profit organization, Bottom Line.


Vikram Pandit, Co-Sponsor and Senior Advisor

Vikram S. Pandit, Co-Sponsor and Senior Advisor, is Chairman and CEO of The Orogen Group​, an investor in the technology services sector. Mr. Pandit is also the former CEO of Citigroup Inc., a position he held from December 2007 until October 2012. Prior to that, he had been Chairman and CEO of Citi Alternative Investments. Mr. Pandit began his career at Morgan Stanley as an associate in 1983 and eventually became President and COO of the company’s institutional securities and investment banking businesses in 2000. In addition to leading Orogen, Mr. Pandit currently serves as a Director of ExlService Holdings, Inc., in addition to various private companies.


Steve Freiberg, Independent Director

Steven Freiberg, Independent Director, currently serves as the Chairman of Portage Financial Technology Acquisition Corp, a fintech-focused SPAC, Board Vice Chairman of SoFi, Board Chairman of Fair Square Financial and Board Chairman of the Rewards Network​. He is also a Board member of MasterCard, Purchasing Power and Regional Management Corporation. Previously, Mr. Freiberg served as the CEO of E*TRADE Financial Corporation, following a 30 year career at Citibank where he served as the Co-Chairman and CEO of Citigroup’s Global Consumer Group. Mr. Freiberg also serves as a Senior Advisor to The Boston Consulting Group, Verisk Analytics and Towerbrook Capital Partners LP.


Deborah Hopkins, Independent Director

Deborah C. Hopkins, Independent Director, is currently a member of the Board of Directors at Union Pacific, Marsh McLennan, Bridge Investment Group Holdings and privately-held Deep Instinct, and is Vice-Chair of St. John’s Health. Ms. Hopkins was Citigroup’s first Chief Innovation Officer, and in 2010, founded Citi Ventures where she served as its CEO until her retirement in 2016. Prior to joining Citigroup in 2003, she was Chief Financial Officer at Lucent Technologies and The Boeing Company, and held senior-level positions at General Motors and Unisys Corporation. Ms. Hopkins is a former director of E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company, Virtusa Corporation, Qlik Technologies and Dendrite International.


William Owens, Independent Director

Admiral Bill Owens, Independent Director, is the former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the second highest-ranking military officer in the United States. Admiral Owens currently serves as the Executive Chairman of Red Bison, a provider of smart building technology. Admiral Owens served as Chairman of CenturyLink Telecom and private equity firm AEA Investors, Asia. He also served as Vice Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, Asia​, Vice Chairman and CEO of Teledesic LLC, CEO of Nortel Networks Corporation and President, COO and Vice Chairman of SAIC. Currently, Admiral Owens serves as Director of Wipro Technologies, Tethr, TruU, Versium, Know Labs and Kyrrex.


Jon Zieger, Independent Director

Jon Zieger, Independent Director, served as General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Global Head of Public Policy of Stripe, a leading online payments company, from 2012 to 2020. He is currently the Executive Director of Responsible Innovation Labs, Inc. He also served as Associate General Counsel for Microsoft from 2003 to 2012, and before that was an attorney at Perkins Coie LLP in the technology business group.


Satish Gupta, Co-Sponsor and Director

Satish Gupta, Director, provides an investment management perspective, and is familiar with running accelerated target evaluation processes. Satish is Founder and CEO of SB International, one of the largest international products suppliers and processors of pipe and tubing for the oil and gas industry. Satish is also President and Chairman of Gupta Capital Group, a leader in the energy and specialty steel sectors with a diversified portfolio of eight successful businesses. Over two decades of deal making, Satish has overseen numerous acquisitions totaling over $2 billion in transaction value.


Amit Airen, Advisor

Amit Airen, Advisor, held senior positions at Deutsche Bank, Nomura, J.P. Morgan and Lehman Brothers over a 26 year career. Mr. Airen was most recently ​Head of Equity Market Risk for Americas at Deutsche Bank, and in this capacity, was a voting member of the Equity Commitment Committee. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Mr. Airen was Head of Equity and FX Market Risk at Nomura from 2010 to 2013. Mr. Airen holds an MBA in Finance from the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University, and earned a BE in Electronics Engineering from National Institute of Technology, India.


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