Emtec's Leadership

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Dinesh R. Desai, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Desai has been Emtec’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since August 2005. Prior to August 2005, Mr. Desai was the Chairman and CEO of DARR Global Holdings, Inc., a management consulting firm. Prior to DARR, Mr. Desai was President, CEO, Co-Chairman and an owner of Western Sky Industries, a privately-held manufacturer of proprietary component parts used primarily in aerospace applications. Western Sky grew from approximately $3 million in revenues to over $170 million prior to being sold to McKechnie in 1999. Before Western Sky, Mr. Desai spent twelve years with American Can and Arco Chemical in various management positions. Mr. Desai holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, India, and a Masters of Science Degree in both chemical and industrial engineering from Montana State University. He earned a Masters in Business Administration from Temple University.

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Sunil Misra, President and Chief Operating Officer

As President and COO, Mr. Misra is responsible for the oversight of daily operations and overall leadership of the organization. Mr. Misra joined Emtec in November 2009 as Chief Strategy and Delivery Officer. Prior, Mr. Misra was a vice president at Getronics (now part of KPN and Compucom) leading their consulting division. Prior to his role at Getronics, he held a number of senior executive roles with global responsibilities at Unisys including vice president and managing partner. Mr. Misra has also led several other global business lines for Unisys, including the Real Time Infrastructure unit, the Document Management and Workflow business and a systems integration practice. He is a recognized industry expert in the areas of security and privacy, infrastructure, software as a service, and cloud computing. Mr. Misra was a winner of a National Merit Scholarship and received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Delhi and master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from RPI (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) in New York. In addition, Mr. Misra serves as a member of the Board of Directors, elected in February 2012.

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Gregory Chandler, Chief Financial Officer

Since May 2009, Mr. Chandler has been Emtec’s CFO and has served on the Board of Directors since 2005. Mr. Chandler previously served as the Managing Director and Group Head of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC’s Business Services Investment Banking Practice. Prior to that, Mr. Chandler was a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers advising companies in restructuring their back office financial operations. He serves on the Board of Directors of FS Investment Corporation and the RBB Funds, and on the Board of Trustees of FS Energy and Power Fund. He also serves as a Director of The Enterprise Center, a non-profit organization. Mr. Chandler received his MBA from Harvard Business School, a B.S. in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and is also a Certified Public Accountant. In addition, he has been a part of Emtec’s Board serving and previously served as Chairman of the Audit Committee from 2005 through 2009. Mr. Chandler continues to serve as a member of the Board of Directors.

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Bart HJ De Maertelaere, Chief Information Officer, Managing Director of Infrastructure Practice, Managing Director of the Business, IT and Cloud Service Management Practice

As CIO, Mr. De Maertelaere is responsible for the design and delivery of IT initiatives to support and enable Emtec’s 500 associates. Prior to his additional role as CIO, Mr. De Maertelaere was the Managing Director of the Infrastructure and ITSM Practices since May 2013. Before starting at Emtec, Mr. De Maertelaere was a vice president at CIBER, leading the Global Operations and Technology of CIBER's ITO division. In addition, he has also held a number of executive roles with regional and global responsibilities at Unisys, including director of the Global ITO Portfolio Management team and partner for the Unisys EMEIA Enterprise Security Practice. Prior to Unisys, Mr. De Maertelaere was Country Manager for HP (Belgium and Luxembourg), and was Program Manager of Telecom Fault and Service Management implementations for Europe at COMPAQ/DIGITAL. He is a recognized industry expert in the areas of Infrastructure, IT Service Management and Portfolio Lifecycle Management. Mr. De Maertelaere received his master’s degree in Aeronautical Sciences from the Royal Military Academy in Brussels and served in the Belgian Air Force/NATO for 16 years. He also holds a post-university degree in Real Time Programming from the International Training Cell in Seigen, Germany.

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Sam Bhatt, Head of BPO and Vice President of Finance

Sam Bhatt joined Emtec in 1992 and is Emtec’s Vice President of Finance and head of Shared Services Business Process Outsourcing (BPO). Mr. Bhatt has held numerous positions within Emtec’s Finance division including Secretary, Treasurer, Director of Accounting, Accounting Manager and Senior Accountant.  Mr. Bhatt holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in business administration from Drexel University in Pennsylvania and a Diploma in Hotel Management from the Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology in Mumbai, India.

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Rachana Jain, Vice President, Human Resources

Rachana Jain joined Emtec in February  2012 as Vice President of Talent Acquisition.  She now heads the Global Human Capital Group at Emtec which includes Talent Acquisition, Talent Management Human Resources and Training and Development.  Ms. Jain has over 15 years of experience in Recruitment, Talent Management, HR, Training and Operations in the IT/Consulting industry.  Prior to joining Emtec, Ms. Jain  was with Accenture for seven years where amongst other roles, she was the Recruitment Lead for Technology Sales in North America. She also served as the Capabilities and Reporting Lead and was a key member of the continuous improvement projects and panels for recruitment delivery and processes including the offshore BPO. In addition to Talent Acquisition and Human Resources, Ms. Jain has deep experience  in Continuous Improvement Projects, Process Improvement Methodologies, Social Media Recruiting Strategy, vendor management, channel sales, business development and enablement. Ms. Jain has a Master’s Degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development from the prestigious Delhi School of Economics, India and is a certified Professional in Human Resources from SHRM.

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Ron Seitz, Executive Vice President, Education

Since March 2010, Ron Seitz has been Executive Vice President of Education. From May 2009 to March 2010, Mr. Seitz was President of Federal Sales, Education Sales, Operations and Purchasing, Technical Services and Delivery. Mr. Seitz has held positions including President of Emtec Operations, President of Emtec Southeast Operations, President and Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice-President, Executive Vice President of Emtec-NJ, and Chief Operating Officer of Emtec-NJ. He has been a director of Emtec-NJ since April, 1995. Mr. Seitz was the founder of Charleston, SC-based Computer Source, Inc. (CSI). CSI merged with Landress Information Systems of Mt. Laurel, NJ to become Emtec-NJ. Prior to founding CSI, Mr. Seitz was employed as an engineer with the U.S. government in Washington, DC. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and from George Washington University with an MBA in computer science. Mr. Seitz also holds a DMD degree from the Dental School at the Medical University of South Carolina.

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Rich Winkelmann, Vice President, Sales

Rich Winkelmann joined Emtec in 2012 to help Emtec become a more strategic partner for our clients.  He is responsible for overseeing direct sales, and is a critical contributor to the integration strategy of our services portfolio.  Prior to Emtec, he spent several years at Accenture in Financial Services working with some of the largest banks in the US, implementing ITSM and Packaged Application Services both onshore and offshore.  In the years before Accenture, he spent seven years at CA Technologies as Area Director of Sales - IT Security as well as four years as the Midwestern Area Sales Director at Unisys heading up their IT Outsourcing team, which outsourced the City of Chicago among many large global clients.  After graduating from University of MN he went directly into IT and has held several RVP, AVP, and GM titles over his extensive experience at companies as diverse as Siemens, Inacom, and Computer Applications.

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Siva Arunachalam, Managing Director, Application Services

Siva Arunachalam heads Emtec’s Application Services division at Emtec with responsibility for Global Delivery and Application Outsourcing teams.  Prior to Emtec, Mr. Arunachalam was a sales leader at Accenture where he had responsibility for growing Accenture’s Technology Consulting practice in the mid-west region. Prior, he had global P&L leadership responsibility at Cognizant for the Automotive vertical. He has also held P&L leadership positions at Syntel and TCS over his 28 year career. Mr. Arunachalam holds a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA.

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Sachin Ghaisas, AVP, Pune Centre Lead

Sachin Ghaisas heads Emtec’s Pune Delivery Centre with a mandate to increase the Global Delivery footprint across Emtec’s entire service portfolio. Additionally, he is responsible for Global Delivery solutioning and also oversees Marketing support activities in India.  Prior to Emtec, Mr. Ghaisas was Director of Services at Saba Software where he led a Professional Services team who supported Saba’s Consulting practice.  He brings rich global experience spanning 18+ years in the IT services industry including various delivery management and pre sales solution architect roles at Accenture. Mr. Ghaisas holds a bachelor degree in Computer Engineering.

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Greg Lewis, President, Wave6 Subsidiary

As President of Wave6, Mr. Lewis sets the strategic direction for Emtec’s Wave6 subsidiary, focused on providing services around the Salesforce.com platform. He brings more than 20 years of experience in business application consulting, having played a major role in the selection, implementation, upgrade and development of ERP, CRM and BI applications across a wide variety of industries.  Mr. Lewis earned a Bachelor of Science in Management with a minor in Computer Science from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University.

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Don Sweeney, Managing Director, Packaged Applications

Don Sweeney is responsible for providing strategic direction and executive team leadership for our Packaged Applications division including Oracle, Microsoft and BI practices. He brings more than 20 years of experience to the firm from his previous role as co-CEO of Emerging Solutions and his positions with PeopleSoft and Andersen Consulting in their financial and ERP divisions.  Mr. Sweeney graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan.