The Razorthink Leadership team is comprised of seasoned leaders with expertise in Artificial Neural Networks, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, and advanced enterprise analytics as well as experience developing and deploying highly scalable enterprise systems. The team has worked with leading companies in energy, e-retail, financial services, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, technology, telecommunications/mobile and transportation.
Gary Oliver serves as Chairman and CEO at Razorthink. He has 30 years of experience in the technology industry, most recently as CEO of Blazent, where he took the company from pre-revenue to become the leader in IT data intelligence with cumulative revenues exceeding $100M. Prior to Blazent, Gary led the IT Service Management business unit at Remedy leading to a $1B acquisition by Peregrine where he then served as GM of the Infrastructure Management business. Prior to Remedy, Gary was SVP at Visa responsible for the company’s internal technology strategy and initiatives. Earlier in his career, Gary held numerous sales, marketing and executive roles at IBM, including responsibility for IBM’s multi-billion-dollar Data Management SW revenue. Gary is a graduate of UCLA and serves in multiple board and advisory roles.
Dr. Nandu Nandakumar has over 20 years of experience in analytics and artificial intelligence. He holds a PhD from Carnegie Mellon and has extensive experience in a variety of industries, ranging from pharmaceuticals to manufacturing and energy. He has been the CTO for multiple companies in the analytics space. Nandu is passionate about melding complex technologies to create elegant solutions. He works closely with a number of startups and early stage companies in an advisory role, specifically in the intelligent systems space.
Vidyasankar Krishnamurthy directs the Razorthink engineering team and drives the Razorthink AI platform development. With nearly two decades of industry experience, Vidya has built several systems with multi-country deployment and has an in-depth understanding of the art of building scalable and high-performance systems. Vidya headed up the Supply Business Unit in Ola, India's most popular mobile app for transportation. While at Ola, Vidya was responsible for developing driver/partners systems to support 8 million vehicles by maximizing utilization and minimizing the burn on the Ola platform. Prior to Ola, Vidya was Senior Engineering Manager at Flipkart, where he scaled & architected the supply chain systems to support huge transactions in volume, which was key in enabling the company to reach $1 Billion in sales for the first time. Vidya has also held engineering positions at Quotient, OnMobile, July Systems. Vidya holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Madurai Kamaraj University, India.
Murali Mahalingam is an accomplished CIO and IT leader with an extensive experience in banking and financial services, manufacturing and product development organizations in the United States and India. Murali served as GM/CIO for ICICI Bank, the largest private bank in India where he led IT strategy, infrastructure and technology investments. Prior to Razorthink, Murali was co-founder & MD for Drastin, a Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing analytics company. Murali holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Bridgeport in the U.S. and a BS degree in Engineering from BITS Pilani, India.
Tom Drotleff is the Chief Financial Officer at Razorthink, where he manages the company’s financial strategy and operations. Tom brings a wealth of financial expertise to Razorthink, drawing on more than 30 years of experience working at companies such as Blazent, CPD Cellular, ComputerLand, Horn Murdock Cole and Sun Microsystems. As CFO at ComputerLand, Tom guided the company financially as it grew from $25 million to a $2.3 billion organization. Drotleff graduated from California State University-Hayward - School of Business and Economics.
Harsha Nutalapati leads the services and support for Razorthink customers globally and is responsible for the company's India business and operations. Harsha has a deep understanding of technology and a track record of serving large enterprises with IT solutions. He has spent more than two decades as an entrepreneur and corporate leader at leading companies in the Analytics, Cloud Computing and IT services sectors. Prior to Razorthink, he was CEO of an IT services firm, where he grew revenues from one million to over $6 million in about 4 years. During his career, Harsha founded a startup in Cloud and Analytics, and served in various global leadership roles at leading IT services and Fortune 500 companies such as Satyam (Tech Mahindra), Dell, HP, and GE. Harsha is an Electronics Engineer and holds an MBA from IIT Delhi. He has a certificate of "Global Business Leadership" from U21/Harvard Business School Publishing, as well as a "Tackling Challenges of Big Data" certification from MIT.
Mr. LeRoy Fitzgerald is VP of Worldwide Sales and Business Development for Razorthink. He has 25+ years of global senior management experience at startup and large enterprise companies including Electronics for Imaging, Sun Microsystems (now Oracle), 2Wire (now Pace/Arris), Mimosa Networks, and Resilinc. Prior to Razorthink, LeRoy worked at Mimosa Networks with responsibility for strategic sales planning and Mimosa’s initial product launch with 30 partners in 40+ countries. Earlier in his career, LeRoy held multiple VP positions at 2Wire/Pace with global responsibility for developing new business opportunities resulting in over $150m in annual sales revenue. LeRoy attended Santa Clara University with studies focused on analog/digital communications and computer science (BSEE).
Rupesh Rao has 17 years of experience in the IT industry. He has worked in a number of functions spanning the entire business cycle including strategy, sales, account management, project management and engineering. Rupesh brings global experience of serving customers in US, EMEA and APAC while working in large corporations like Microsoft and Nortel Networks and also startups. He is passionate about driving customer success with win-win value propositions. Rupesh holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, UK, MS (Computer Science) from Texas Tech University, US and B. Tech (Computer Science) from NIT Warangal, India.
Joel Gruenberg serves as the Director of Account Management and Customer Success at Razorthink for the U.S., where he is responsible for business development, account management and the Razorthink partner programs. He has 25 years of experience in IT, most recently serving as the founder and CEO of Q3 Cloud, a ServiceNow Sales and Services partner company. Prior to Q3 Cloud, Joel led the account management practice at Blazent, generating greater than 90% annual renewal rates. Prior to Blazent, Joel held various IT management and systems engineering roles at Hewlett Packard and EDS. Joel holds a Bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University and a Master’s degree from the University of North Texas.