OUR LEADERSHIP

Executive Leadership Team

  • Ravi Kunduru
    Ravi Kunduru
    President & CEO
  • Randy Fogle
    Randy Fogle
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Mike Carrier
    Mike Carrier
    SVP, DoD & National Security
  • Herb Jones
    Herb Jones
    Chairman, Advisory Board
  • Gene Noble
    Gene Noble
    Chief Delivery Officer
  • Bruce Gordon
    Bruce Gordon
    SVP, Enterprise Technology & Strategy
  • Sheela Kunduru
    Sheela Kunduru
    SVP, Operational Excellence
  • Chris Stein
    Chris Stein
    SVP, IT Services
  • Naresh Nagarajan
    Naresh Nagarajan
    Chief Innovation Officer

Key Executives

  • Raja Krishnamurthy
    Raja Krishnamurthy
    CTO, Application Development
  • Eric Sharpsten
    Eric Sharpsten
    CTO, Infrastructure
  • Donna Maggard
    Donna Maggard
    Controller
Ravi Kunduru
President & CEO

Through an Intelligent and Smart entrepreneurial lens, Ravi Kunduru, our President & CEO, brings a unique mixture of business acumen with technical expertise in the Information Technology (IT) industry to lead Ventech. Ravi is our visionary leader who brings a perfect blend of strategic and tactical skills. He is responsible for corporate strategies, globalization, corporate relationship, marketing and sustaining our unique company culture.

Ventech Solutions is Ravi’s 8th company and the successor of his last company- with his first having been founded at the age of 19. Ravi has applied and experienced the best practices of being a successful small business entrepreneur in the IT industry throughout his entire career. His motivation and leadership for Ventech have served as key success factors in Ventech achieving several remarkable awards, recognition and achievements, including a 7 time Inc 5000, 6 time Fast 50 company, Best Place to Work, 2015 Healthiest Employer, Business First Top IT Consultants, World’s first CMMI Level 5 software company (1.2) and, currently, with CMMI Level 3 (1.3) Development and Services assessment. Ravi’s passion towards our growth, our people and the satisfaction of our customers are the hallmarks of Ventech’s success.

Randy Fogle
Chief Financial Officer

Randy joined as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Ventech Solutions in May 2016.  He is responsible for upholding strong financial management and accountability while providing timely, accurate, and reliable financial information and enhancing internal control at Ventech.

Prior to joining our team, Randy served as an audit senior manager at RSM US, LLP where he led attestation and consulting engagements for closely held businesses that provided services and products to federal and state governmental agencies.  He has over 20 years of experience working with government contractors and has led consulting engagements in cost management, performance management, strategic planning, budgeting, government contract compliance and reporting and organizational change.

Randy is a graduate of Wright State University, and has worked both in the public and private sector.  He has held leadership positions in several organizations during his career and is currently the Treasurer of the Dayton Area Defense Contractors Association and the Dayton Defense Educational Foundation.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and volunteers regularly to support non-profit agencies and community organization

Mike Carrier
SVP, DoD & National Security

Mike, a retired U.S. Air Force Officer, serves as Ventech’s Senior Vice President of Business Development – DoD & National Security. He is responsible for leading the company business strategy, development and providing strategic guidance and direction across all corporate business activities. He actively manages the corporate pipeline, analyzes corporate forecasts for lines of business and leads the positioning of Ventech for future markets and growth.

He brings an invaluable broad base of experience in business strategy, federal contracting, consulting and systems integration, including commercial, civilian and government agencies, DoD and intelligence markets. He brings in-depth experience in DoD acquisition and has served in varying executive capacities with large commercial businesses such as SafLink, CACI, NCI, CDSI and others. Prior to joining Ventech, Mike led Paragon Technology Group, Inc. on an unprecedented growth path, serving as the lead business executive on its highest priority and strategic engagements. He led bid strategies, pricing, teaming and proposal strategies, growing the corporation from $3M to $43M per year over 5 years.

Mike has a BS in Aviation Sciences from Troy State University and an MSA in Business Administration from Central Michigan University.

Herb Jones
Chairman, Advisory Board

Herb Jones assumed the role of Chairman of the Advisory Board after close to 10 years as the CEO. He led the transformation of the company from a commercial services company to a public sector prime contractor in State and Federal civilian and DoD agencies, and will continue to provide guidance to Ventech for sustained growth. During Herb’s 36 year technology career, he has led numerous technology companies, public and venture capital backed start-ups.

He has held the leadership positions of Worldwide Vice President of Sales, General Manager of Southern European Operations and CEO of three companies. Additionally, he is an entrepreneur having founded or owned two companies and experienced successful exits with three other technology firms. Among the companies in his career are AT&T, Legent Corporation, Alta Analytics, Softek and Endforce, Inc.

Gene Noble
Chief Delivery Officer

As Ventech’s Chief Delivery Officer (CDO), Gene brings more than 25 years of innovative technical and business leadership in building, managing, and advising high-performing federal and commercial businesses. He is a business-driven, results-oriented leader with documented successes in designing and deploying technical, operational, and consultative organizations. Gene will use his program management, business acumen and operational skills to drive flawless, on-time delivery of enterprise solutions to our clients.

In the last 12 years, Gene has directed business strategy, capture, and program implementations focused on transformational initiatives and IT modernization. His strategic design and acquisition advice helped the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) acquire enterprise programs valued at more than $10 billion. Gene’s extensive experience includes designing and implementing IT modernizations and establishing strategic business partnerships. Prior to joining Ventech, Gene managed Adobe’s strategic engagement at CMS and was responsible for Adobe’s public sector healthcare Go-To Market strategy.

Gene has a BS in Business Administration from the University of Maryland.

Bruce Gordon
SVP, Enterprise Technology & Strategy

Bruce joined Ventech Solutions as our Senior Vice President for Enterprise Technology and Strategy in February 2017. Bruce oversees our technology development and deployment activities supporting Ventech’s current customer programs and providing technology leadership for the future.  He also oversees the integration of technology initiatives with Ventech’s capabilities to advance our customers’ businesses.

Bruce brings over 40 years of experience as a services and IT executive providing innovative leadership to government, healthcare and financial services organizations. Before joining Ventech, Bruce served as the Chief Architect at CSRA for the systems that process quality measures from the nation’s healthcare providers submitted to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). He has also led healthcare IT services organizations for MITRE Corporation and American Management Systems. Bruce has provided solutions for private health plans, multiple operating divisions and staff divisions of HHS, and state Medicaid programs. Prior to working in the IT services industry Bruce served as the Vice President of IT for the New York Insurance Exchange.

Bruce is a graduate of Queens College in the City University of New York, and has previously held active certifications from the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS) and LOMA (formerly the Life Office Management Association).

Sheela Kunduru
SVP, Operational Excellence

Sheela started as the Senior Vice President of Operational Excellence (OpEx) in January 2017. Sheela is responsible for leading and managing HR, IT governance, change management, portfolio management/EVM, pricing, quality testing, and CRM implementation and shared services.

Sheela has over 20 years of experience in business process management and IT. She has been with Ventech for over 13 years and spearheaded many areas including IT governance, program and project management, HR and finance. She was instrumental in leading Ventech ISO 9001:2000 certification, CMMI L5 assessment 200+ and CMMI L3 assessments 2013/2016.

Sheela received her Bachelor’s in computer science and engineering from the University of Madras in Chennai, India.

Chris Stein
SVP, IT Services

Chris started as the Senior Vice President of IT Services in January 2017. He has over 24 years of management experience and is now on his 10th year serving in a management capacity with Ventech. He is responsible for developing private sector business and increasing our footprint in IT services by supporting and delivering all corporate, program, consulting and project hires and proposal resources.

Chris has experience in market and financial analysis, strategic planning, cross-functional management, competitive market positioning, goal setting and performance management, organizational development and leadership and business process analysis and improvement.

Naresh Nagarajan
Chief Innovation Officer

Naresh joined Ventech as our Chief Innovation Officer (CINO) and oversees all forward looking, disruptive and transformational initiatives as applied to healthcare and other domains. With 25 years of experience, Naresh is an industry recognized IT leader who brings the ability to apply thought leadership and innovation on disruptive technologies, divine new markets and create transformational non-linear revenue streams to Ventech. He has a unique history of building and leading large technology businesses (CTSH, HCLT), private equity led roles and a successful startup in healthcare analytics.

Naresh is a well-known expert and senior executive in digital transformation, mobility, big data analytics, BI and data management, cloud and CRM/ERP applications. He has managed very large and geographically dispersed client engagements, highly iterative product development and startup ventures from ideation to launch to steady state. His full life cycle digital transformation use cases involving big data analytics, mobile and cloud have been implemented in leading global consulting, F500 banking and insurance companies, healthcare and retail organizations in US, Europe, EMEA, Singapore and Australia.

Naresh’s past ventures for US and Asia markets include a cutting edge market creation and solution development for cloud based EMR; a successful creation and sale of a retail based mobility and analytics venture; ideation and creation of a new venture to take emergency and health management solutions to third world countries. Naresh has created provisional patent pending healthcare frameworks in cardiac related analytics.

Naresh received his B.E from University of Mysore in 1984 and MS from NJIT in 1989.

Raja Krishnamurthy
CTO, Application Development

As our Chief Technology Officer for Application Development, Raja is primarily responsible for all technical solutions from an Application Development and Legacy Modernization standpoint. With over a decade of tenure at Ventech, he has been essential to our team, providing incredible technical knowledge, out of the box thinking and always going beyond expectations to ensure customer satisfaction. He works closely with the Business Development and Proposal Management team in technical pre-sales and business capture activities.

Raja joined Ventech as an intern in India and has moved up the ranks holding various positions. His passion for technology and customer service makes him an invaluable asset to Ventech. He has a Masters in Computer Application, is a TOGAF 9 certified Enterprise Architect and has achieved Microsoft certifications like MCSD, MCTS (Dynamics AX), MCDBA.

Eric Sharpsten
CTO, Infrastructure

Eric joined Ventech as our Chief Technology Officer for Infrastructure and is responsible for partnering with operational teams and customers to review and enhance current technologies/processes as well as identify insertion opportunities for emerging technologies to accelerate our business goals. He also works closely with business development to identify, shape and secure new opportunities to grow the company portfolio.

Eric joins us from Lockheed Martin where he was the CTO for Health and Life Sciences where he supported customers at the CMS, HHS, Veterans Administration and other commercial health services. Eric began his career as a systems engineer at GE Aerospace working on real-time sonar, anti-submarine warfare and maritime weapons systems. Past roles and responsibilities also include product management, developing and supporting several key capabilities to support Lockheed Martin core businesses including Aeronautics, Space Systems, Electronics, Missiles and Fire Controls and Mission Systems.

Eric served as an adjunct professor for the LeMoyne College from 2000-2007 where he is also a founder and active member of the Information Systems Academic Advisory Board. Eric received his MBA from LeMoyne College and his BA in Computer Information Sciences from Potsdam College (SUNY).

Donna Maggard
Controller

Donna joined Ventech as our Controller in June 2016. She is responsible for managing the accounting team and has over 25 years of domestic and international project accounting experience, including compliance and audit management, joint ventures, municipal and private contracting and GAAP, SOX, and ISO standards.

She has extensive knowledge in successful process improvement and profitability, identifying organizational needs, utilizing analytical and problem solving abilities, and implementing effective solutions. Prior to joining our team, Donna served as Branch Controller with Black Box Network Services and as District Finance Manager with AECOM.

Donna received her MBA in Finance from Ashland University and her BS in Business Administration from Empire State College (SUNY).