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Technical Lead, Global Infrastructure Company

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Executive Team

  • Raj Singh

    CEO
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  • Raj Singh

    CEO

    A creative and dynamic leader and a serial entrepreneur, Raj has been finding innovative solutions to complex problems in the telecommunications industry for more than 25 years.

    Raj started his career at Bell Labs and worked on the first commercial data modem introduced to the market, demonstrating a commitment to expanding access to data services long before broadband was a standard.

    Raj initially joined Velankani Information Systems (VIS) in 1991 and became CEO in 2003. Under his leadership, Velankani became a full-service consulting firm providing engineering and management services to telecom and data communications firms. Under Raj’s leadership, the company grew 20-fold.

    In 2003-2005, VIS was spun off into multiple entities, Velankani Communications Technologies, Inc., Velankani Real Estate, Viteos Fund Services, PhysMed Network, and Network Design Decisions, Inc.

    Raj took the helm of Velankani Communications Technologies, Inc. in 2005. Technology developed by Velankani Communications Technologies can be found in the access network infrastructure of more than 375 service providers, globally.

    Building from Velankani’s unparalleled depth of expertise in network technologies and recognizing the challenges of bringing complex, multi-vendor legacy systems into a digital and cloud future, Raj established VCTI.IO in 2019 to expand the software solutions portfolio for service providers directly as well as the infrastructure vendors with whom they work.

    Raj is a graduate of Queens College, CUNY, and also has for-profit interests in solar energy. He is a volunteer for social causes with a local church.

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  • Sally Hudson

    Chief Marketing Officer
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  • Sally Hudson

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Listening to customers and understanding the value of telecom services to solve problems and improve lives has been the trademark of Sally’s career, critical to enabling the successful growth of new products and market opportunities that she has enjoyed.

    Sally joined VCTI after an extensive career with service providers, where she has been a leader of product management and marketing of data and broadband services dating back to her first job in the industry, with AT&T Australia.

    Her experience developing and delivering high growth, quality broadband services and cloud applications also gave her real world insight into the operational challenges service providers face, the source of her appreciation of the solutions VCTI offers and her enthusiasm to expand their impact serving the network technologies and services ecosystem.

    Sally is a native of Washington, D.C. and graduate of the University of Maryland. She has worked in Australia, Andorra and the US and has been an active volunteer in her local community and on health issues accompanying vision loss.

  • Tito Sharma

    CFO & Head of Operations
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  • Tito Sharma

    CFO & Head of Operations

    Bringing a unique mix of finance, operations and entrepreneurial experience in software, SaaS and technology, Tito has been building high growth companies since he was first inspired to leave AT&T and co-found a start-up in 1999.

    Tito is as adept working with customers as he is with the Wall Street analysts and investment community, and has raised more than $100 million in debt and equity capital for various start-ups through his career.

    A true all-rounder, Tito also has led Global Sales, Operations and even R&D, experience that will be instrumental to enabling VCTI’s further growth.

    Tito has an M.S. in Computer Science from SUNY College of Technology and an MBA in Finance from Syracuse University. When not raising capital or managing VCTI finances, Tito can be found coaching basketball and baseball teams in his community.

     
     

  • Troy Halford

    Executive Vice President of Sales
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  • Troy Halford

    Executive Vice President of Sales

    With unwavering commitment to customer success, Troy has successfully delivered transformational solutions and crafted innovative win-win business models through the course of his career. Serving as VCTI’s Executive Vice President for Sales, Troy leverages his vast experience with transformational software solutions with VCTI’s sophisticated platforms and processes to accelerate broadband expansion and services automation.

    Prior to joining VCTI, Troy served as President of Onis Software Technology Group. Before that, roles included Vice President Americas at Synchronoss Technologies, Executive Vice President Global Sales and Partners at Elanti Systems, Vice President of Sales Americas (OSS) at Oracle, and Vice President of Sales America at MetaSolv.

    When Troy isn’t working to enable VCTI’s customers to grow their market share and EBITDA, he enjoys fishing, golf and spending time with his family.

    Troy holds a B.E.S. from St. Cloud State University.

  • Venkatesh Murthy

    Executive Director Engineering
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  • Venkatesh Murthy

    Executive Director Engineering

    Based in Bangalore, India, Venkatesh joined Velankani in 2003 as a technical manager and was promoted to Director of Engineering in 2005.

    He has worked for 16 years in the telecommunications and networking industry and extensive experience working with geographically distributed teams and customers in India, North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Venkatesh has lead teams of up to 10 managers and senior managers and created teams ranging from 2 to 160 engineers to tackle complex embedded and network management implementations. His experience includes development, systems testing, test automation and web/general applications teams in multisite environments.

    Venkatesh also held technical positions at Celox Networks (USA), Tata Elxsi (India), DSQ Software and ABB India.

  • Ramu Bodathula

    Executive Director, Telecom Services
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  • Ramu Bodathula

    Executive Director, Telecom Services

    Ramu is an EMS/NMS subject matter expert, with over 21 years’ experience in software architecture, design, development and deployment of EMS and NMS for various types of network elements.

    He joined Velankani in 2002 as a project manager and is currently responsible for architecting and managing NOCVue Unity and QuickChassis. Ramu has lead teams to successfully complete critical system analysis and functional design of telecom applications and sub-components and managed technical resources through a formal SDLC methodology to meet aggressive schedules and budget limitations. He oversees RFPs, proposal generation, project estimating and statement of work for Velankani’s business development team.

    Previously, Ramu was employed by Varros Telecom, Wipro Technologies, DSQ Software, working for key customers such as Alcatel Lucent, Acme Packet, OKI Electric, Japan and Citibank, India.

     

  • Radhika Srikumar

    Associate Director- Business Development
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  • Radhika Srikumar

    Associate Director- Business Development

    Passionate about delivering excellence for VCTI software services customers, Radhika manages strategy and the day to day interactions with the senior leaders of those organizations. Her extensive knowledge of network software development practices and creative thinking have helped assure that customer programs are structured and staffed from the very beginning to deliver the highest quality, on time and on budget.

    Radhika has an MBA/PGDBA from Bangalore University and an MBA from the Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies - Pune.

  • Jayasheela K G

    HR Leader
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  • Jayasheela K G

    HR Leader

    An enthusiastic HR Professional , Jayasheela’s leadership of VCTI’s employee programs, from Recruiting through to Professional Development, is a cornerstone of VCTI’s ability to sustain deep technical expertise and unrelenting commitment to client success. Jayasheela is passionate about employee development and mentoring and is also helping accelerate VCTI’s programs for greater diversity in the software industry.

  • Srikanth Devarashetty

    Director, Engineering – Cloud Solutions
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  • Srikanth Devarashetty

    Director, Engineering – Cloud Solutions

    Srikanth leads VCTI’s high growth practice delivering bespoke cloud solution orchestration and migration solutions for technology companies. Combining deep expertise in network technologies such as OSS, EMS/NMS, NBI and management of complex multivendor network platforms, with his leading edge cloud and software development technologies and frameworks, Srikanth focuses on delivery of high quality product, on time, on budget, for each client engagement.

    Signature accomplishments include leading a highly successful migration of a complex hardware-based network technology to a cloud native solution with a containerized architecture.

    A sports and nature lover, Srikanth can be found playing cricket or on nature walks with his two lovely kids in his free time.

  • Vikas Bhole

    Director Engineering – Broadband Investment Optimization
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  • Vikas Bhole

    Director Engineering – Broadband Investment Optimization

    Expert in network topology, access network organization and RF propagation, Vikas has more than 21 years of experience in the Telecom software industry. As Director-Engineering, he is leading the Broadband Investment Optimization product and delivery teams, helping broadband service providers and engineering firms rapidly optimize their network build, evolution and expansion plans for FTTx, Fixed Wireless, 5G, LTE and Hybrid network deployments.

    Relentless focus on customer priorities in a highly technical, demanding, and ever-changing environment has been Vikas’ signature throughout his career.

    Vikas has also worked with many of the telecom equipment vendors manufacturing access network switches, OLTs, RF scanners and consumer grade devices like 3G, 4G hotspots/dongles, developing software solutions to manage their equipment.

  • Mario Camaj

    Strategic Programs
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  • Mario Camaj

    Strategic Programs

    With over 20 years of progressive, global experience in both large corporations and startups, Mario Camaj is an experienced Technology Executive who has delivered strong operational excellence, customer centricity and data driven results leading digital transformations at complex organizations.

    Mario’s success in software development, finance, private wealth management, cloud adoption, infrastructure as a service and education have allowed him to build a reputation as a results oriented executive with a passion for innovation, technology utilization, and unparalleled focus on customer success.

    Additionally, Mario teaches at his alma mater, Columbia University, in the Executive Technology Management Master’s Degree program. There he helps aspiring entrepreneurs learn how to bring 21st century innovations to market, and how to incorporate Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence into core corporate workstreams.

    When not immersed in emerging technologies, Mario can be found coaching and playing soccer with his children.

Advisors

  • Marc Hayden

    Sr. Director, Business Strategy Management, Service Now
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  • Marc Hayden

    Sr. Director, Business Strategy Management, Service Now

  • Tony Giovannucci

    Founder and COO of Gio MareGroup
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  • Tony Giovannucci

    Founder and COO of Gio MareGroup

  • Ray Krauchunas

    Former CFO Velankani Communications Technologies
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  • Ray Krauchunas

    Former CFO Velankani Communications Technologies

  • John Landau

    Independent Telecom Consultant
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  • John Landau

    Independent Telecom Consultant

  • Srinath Sarang

    Industry Entrepreneur
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  • Srinath Sarang

    Industry Entrepreneur

  • Brent Williams

    Vice President Outside Plant, KGPco
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  • Brent Williams

    Vice President Outside Plant, KGPco

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