Leadership

Emtec’s executive leadership team is composed of global leaders, entrepreneurs and respected thought leaders who bring a wealth of expertise in their respective areas of Strategy, Consulting, Digital Innovation, and Technology and Industry-specific acumen.

Leadership

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    Dinesh Desai
    Executive Chairman of the Board, Founder
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    Sunil Misra
    Chief Executive Officer and President
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    Rick Johnson
    Chief Financial Officer
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    Ravi Kumar Chennupati
    Chief Accounting Officer
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    John Senatore
    Managing Partner – Emtec Consulting Services
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    Sachin Ghaisas
    Managing Partner – Emtec Digital Services and Head of Global Delivery Centers
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    Doug Goodall
    Managing Partner – Emtec Infrastructure Services
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    Rich Rivara
    CEO – Wave6 Subsidiary
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    Colwyn Warner
    Vice President – Strategic Client Solutions
Mr. Desai has been Emtec’s Executive Chairman of the Board since August 2005 and served as Emtec's CEO from 2005 to 2020. 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. Mr. Desai is also founder and president of the SSBD Desai High School which provides education to underprivileged children in Gujarat, India.
As CEO and President, 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.
As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Johnson has responsibility for Emtec’s Finance, Legal & Compliance, and HR functions. He joined Emtec in 2015, via the acquisition of Summit Technology acquisition, more than 20 years of IT Consulting industry experience. Previously, as Summit Technology’s Business Operations Director, he oversaw daily operations, recruiting and resource management and contributed to client account and project management. Prior, as a Partner with CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation), Mr. Johnson managed national operational teams including financial performance and analysis as well as IT recruiting and resource management for multiple service lines including Oracle/PeopleSoft and Management/Strategic Consulting Practices. As an Assistant Director for CapGemini’s national Oracle practice he led resourcing and financial analysis. Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) from Athens State University.

As Chief Accounting Officer, Ravi Kumar Chennupati leads Emtec’s Finance and Accounting teams with responsibility for Emtec’s financial budgeting and planning processes, corporate governance, financial reporting, and statuary/tax compliance. Prior to joining Emtec in 2012, Mr. Chennupati served as a Solution Architect and Project Manager for numerous multinational and multilingual SAP ERP implementations for clients across the manufacturing, professional services, retail and agriculture sectors. Earlier in his career, he provided statutory /internal audit services for Brahmayya & Co., a Chennai-based audit firm. Mr. Chennupati brings over 20 years of experience in the areas of finance and accounting as well as ERP consulting. He is a Chartered Accountant (CA) from the Institute of Chartered Accounts of India.

As Managing Partner of Emtec's Consulting Services division, John Senatore is responsible for offering guidance and executive leadership around business and technology transformations through Oracle solutions. He has more than 25 years of experience in enterprise applications, performance management, and business analytics.

Prior to joining Emtec, Mr. Senatore held positions at various consulting firms, including Consulting Services Group LLP, Rolta International, Inc., CSC and BearingPoint, where he developed a breadth of experience with Oracle’s enterprise-wide solutions. He has an MBA from Babson College, a master’s degree in Industry Engineering from Northeastern University and a bachelor's degree in Engineering from Boston University.

Sachin Ghaisas is the Managing Partner of Emtec's Digital Services division & Head of Emtec's Global Delivery Centers. Emtec's digital services division is dedicated to providing innovative and end to end transformational services via digital technologies to empower clients to achieve their business objectives and remain ahead of their competition. He also carries the mandate to increase the Global Delivery footprint across Emtec’s entire service portfolio. 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 24 years in the IT services industry including various delivery management and pre-sales solution architect roles at Accenture. Mr. Ghaisas holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering.

As Managing Partner of Emtec’s Infrastructure Services division, Mr. Goodall is responsible for executive leadership and management of all aspects of Emtec's infrastructure services business including Enterprise/End User Computing Services, ITSM solutions, Cyber Security, and Infrastructure Managed Services. He has over 30 years of direct experience in the IT Services and Cyber Security industries serving in multiple executive management roles for companies ranging from Silicon Valley backed start-ups to Fortune 500 enterprises to Venture Capital firms.

Prior to joining Emtec, Mr. Goodall served as Vice President of both sales and service delivery units at CompuCom/Getronics, CEO at RedSiren (a global managed security services company), Vice President Legal and Cyber Risk Solutions at UnitedLex, and other senior executive positions in several leading IT services global firms. He is a graduate of Indiana University.

As CEO of Wave6, an Emtec subsidiary, Rich Rivara leads the go-to-market strategy, business development and marketing activities for Wave6. With deep experience that includes 18 years with professional services firms including Appirio and Fujitsu, Rich is among the best in the business at delivering the value-driven solutions and outcomes-based results that lead to deep, trusted relationships with clients of all sizes and industries. Rich holds a bachelor's degree from Northern Illinois University.
Mr. Warner, as Vice President of Strategic Client Solutions, manages Emtec’s Commercial Infrastructure practice, ITSM practice and Canadian operations, providing advisory, implementation and managed support services focused on the Office of IT. Prior, he served as Emtec’s Chief Knowledge officer, managing an advisory team that helped clients evaluate their business and technology requirements to recommend appropriate technology solutions. Mr. Warner has strong experience in business application architecture, infrastructure architecture; Network infrastructure; Storage and Data Protection solutions; Federated Identity solutions and Disaster Recovery/ Business Continuity Processes and Solutions. He has consulted on, and led infrastructure architecture initiatives for a wide range of industries including US Federal Government, Retail, Banking, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Gaming & Hospitality, Healthcare and K-12 education. Mr Warner has over 25 years’ experience in the information technology industry with over 18 in consultative, advisory and strategy roles. He holds MBAs in Information Technology Strategy & Finance from New York University and a BSc Electrical Engineering from the University of Calgary.

Advisors

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    Siva Arunachalam
    Senior Executive Advisor- Emtec Digital Services & Process Improvement Initiatives
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    Gregory Chandler
    Senior Executive Advisor - M&A and Corporate Development
Siva Arunachalam is a Senior Executive Advisor for Emtec. Mr. Arunachalam was previously Emtec's Chief Technology Officer and Managing Director of Emtec’s Global Managed Services division. 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.
Greg Chandler is a Senior Executive Advisor for M&A and Corporate Development. Mr. Chandler previously served as Emtec’s Chief Financial Officer from May 2009 to April 2020. Prior to Emtec, he served as the Managing Director and Group Head of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC’s Business Services Investment Banking Practice. Mr. Chandler also 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. 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 previously served as Chairman of Emtec’s Audit Committee from 2005 through 2009, and was a member of Emtec’s Board of Directors from 2005 through 2019.

Board of Directors

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    Dinesh R. Desai
    Executive Chairman of the Board, Founder
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    Sunil Misra
    Board Member
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    John Raveret
    Board Member
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    Gregory Cowan
    Board Member
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    David E. Fraimow, Esquire
    Board Member
Mr. Desai has been Emtec’s Executive Chairman of the Board since August 2005 and served as Emtec's CEO from 2005 to 2020. 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. Mr. Desai is also founder and president of the SSBD Desai High School which provides education to underprivileged children in Gujarat, India.
As CEO and President, 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 currently serves as a member of Emtec's Board of Directors, elected in February 2012.
Mr. Raveret is a senior executive with successful track record of developing and executing growth strategies across the software and services industries. He possesses a strong financial acumen, as well as a deep understanding of the IT services and consulting market. He currently serves as Founder and Managing Director of Cordatus Advisors LLC., a corporate development advisory and outsourcing services firm which provides M&A strategy and readiness, and financial analysis services. Over his career, Mr. Raveret has executed over 50 strategic transactions in multiple countries, representing over $4.0 billion in transaction value and $1.8 billion in revenue. Previously, he served as an integral member of the leadership team that grew Cognizant, a global IT consulting and services firm, to over $14 billion in revenue and $45 billion in market capitalization. Mr. Raveret holds an MBA from the Wharton and graduate from Duke University with a degree in economics and public policy.
Mr. Cowan is an accomplished senior financial executive with approximately 40 years of collective experience consisting of 11 years with PWC and almost 29 years in various industries including exposure to the technical services industry. He most recently served as Executive Vice President and CFO of VWR, a Global supplier and service provider to Scientific, Healthcare and Education segments until his retirement in 2018. Mr. Cowan is currently on the Board of Osmotica Pharmaceuticals and serves as Audit Committee Chairman for the enterprise. He previously served as a member of Emtec’s Board of Directors from 2009 to 2013. Mr. Cowan graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in accounting and finance.
Mr. Fraimow is a Senior Managing Director with LBC Credit Partners, responsible for managing a portfolio of LBC's investments, overseeing legal and credit documentation, as well as serving on the firm's Investment Committee. He has more than 30 years leveraged finance, valuation, restructuring and legal experience. Mr. Fraimow is a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars, and is also a frequent speaker on topics relating to loan restructurings and documentation. Mr. Fraimow holds a Juris Doctor degree from Villanova University School of Law, and graduated from the University of Denver with a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
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