The Omniquo Team

‘Sunny’ Hemant Gosain

‘Sunny’ Hemant Gosain

Chairman and CEO

Hemant Gosain, also known as Sunny is the Executive Chairman of Omniquo. Sunny is a serial entrepreneur with a successful track record in heading up large global organizations and in executing start-up ventures in cloud, mobility and enterprise software. He is also an angel investor and an adviser to growth based tech firms. Prior to Omniquo, Sunny served in numerous leadership roles such as the Chief Product Officer & Executive Vice President of inContact Inc. (NASDAQ: SAAS), the Chief Technology Officer & Executive Vice President at Compiere Inc.(acquired by Aptean), the Vice President of Development at Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) , as Systems Manager at MCI Systemhouse(acquired by HP NYSE: HPQ) and as Management Consultant at Fujitsu. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delhi and an MBA degree from the University of Arkansas. Sunny holds three technology patents. He is currently on the board of directors of several companies - PRO-Unlimited, Purplista and Ambivo. He also serves on the Dean’s Executive Advisory Board for the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas.

Carlos Scheidecker

Carlos Scheidecker

CTO

Carlos Scheidecker is the CTO of Omniquo. Carlos is an inventor, engineer, technologist and an entrepreneur. At the young age of 16 Carlos co-founded Dataware which pioneered intelligent EDI for the auto and banking industries in 1989 that grew to become a leading systems provider to marquee companies like Toyota, BMW, Land Rover, Subaru and financial institutions in Latin America. His experience spans three decades of association with the automotive, healthcare, financial services and insurance industries. Carlos is an expert in Artificial Intelligence domains such as Parallel Networks, Neural Network Computing, Computer Vision, NLP, Speech recognition, OCR and Paralinguistics. Carlos is passionate about the practical applications of Artificial Intelligence Systems and has participated in several academia and government sponsored studies in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Conference of Meaning Understanding (CMU). Carlos holds Bachelors in Computer Science from the University of Utah, Masters in Computer Science from the University of Utah, B.S. Mechanical Engineering from FEI and linguistic degrees from the University of Cambridge and the University of Chicago.

Dewal Gupta

Dewal Gupta

Applications Engineering

Dewal leads the Applications Engineering solutions group at Omniquo. Dewal is experienced in data engineering and machine learning and he‘s applied his experience to develop Omniquo’s big data meaning and conversations analyzer applications. Prior to Omniquo, Dewal worked with Reliance Jio (one of Asia’a largest telecommunication provider) to build a social listening platform. Dewal has worked on many software projects with the UCLA VC Fund, Reliance Jio, and academic labs at UCLA earning scholarships and awards for his work. Dewal holds B.S. in computational biology from UCLA.

Anand Nukala

Anand Nukala

VP Business Dev & Product Marketing

As VP of business development, Anand leads Omniquo’s business development, Alliances and Partner organization. Anand’s previous experiences include managing and bringing products to market globally at Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Finisar, Computer Associates, Yodlee and Verifone apart from engineering roles at Nortel Networks, Ericsson and Ennovate Networks. At Microsoft, Anand was responsible for Windows Retail marketing and managed investments in retail across key developed markets as well as Greater Asia, CEE and MEA regions. Anand holds a Masters in Computer Science from University of Texas at Dallas and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.

Hemant Rehani

Hemant Rehani

Marketing & Sales - Country Advisor APAC

Hemant Rehani is Omniquo’s corporate advisor and relationship manager for the Asia Pacific region. Hemant is a seasoned global business and technology leader, investor, advisor and board member on several companies. Hemant was the VP & Head of India Operations at Quintiles. Hemant has held executives roles such as as Global Delivery Leader with IBM, CIO/CTO of leading technology companies.
Hemant holds an Executive MBA degree from Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Delhi University, India. His professional certifications include: PMI Certified PMP, IBM Certified Senior Project Executive, IBM Certified Executive Project Manager, and IBM Certified Senior Project Manager.

Michael Schachter

Michael Schachter

Corporate Counsul

Michael is the counsulting corporate counsel of Omniquo. He is also the founder and an owner of Pearson & Schachter since 2012, where he is a business and corporate transactional attorney. Mr. Schachter is licensed to practice law in the State of California since 2004 at prestigious large national and mid-size regional firms. Mr. Schachter has represented a broad range of companies, from early stage to publicly traded companies. Mr. Schachter’s corporate practice includes the consummation of mergers, stock sales, asset acquisitions and other reorganizations, and representing emerging growth companies in all aspects of business and corporate transactions, including entity formation, venture capital and angel financings, entity governance, securities, intellectual property, employment, shareholder and director matters, and general corporate counseling and business planning issues. Mr. Schachter was a member of the Executive Committee-Business Section for the Alameda County Bar Association. He has authored numerous articles in corporate and business law.

Andre M. Boisvert

Andre M. Boisvert

Ex-President SAS, Advisory Board Member

Andre Boisvert is a seasoned executive, officer and board member of several public and private companies. Andre is a long-time leader in the Business Intelligence arena with over 25 years of executive experience with enterprise software giants such as Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) & SAS Institute Inc. He led the transformation of Cognos Inc. to a business intelligence software company. He was the SVP of World Wide Marketing at Oracle Corporation and a member of Oracle’s Executive Committee. Andre also served as President and Chief Operation Officer of SAS Institute Inc., the world’s largest privately held software company with revenues currently exceeding $3 billion a year. He then joined one of SAS’ investments and became Chairman and CEO of Sagent Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SGNT), which he successfully sold to Group 1 Software Inc. (NASDAQ: GSOF).

Andre also has experience as a board member of publicly traded open source companies like VA Software Inc. (NASDAQ: LNUX), the creator and owner of SourceForge, the largest worldwide repository of open source projects; and as co-founder of Pentaho Corporation, the world’s most popular commercial open source business intelligence platform; as well as experience with several other privately and publicly held companies in both the U.S. and Europe.

Andre is currently on the board of directors of several enterprise software companies, Palamida Corporation Infobright Inc., Webtrends Corporation, Emailvision Inc., Riverlogic Corportaion, Issuer Direct Corporation and Clario Analytics Inc.

Cheryl Young

Cheryl Young

Morgan Stanley, Advisory Board Member

Cheryl Young, ChFC® , CFP® , CPM® is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley. Cheryl ranks #64 in the Barron’s top 100 Women Financial Advisers. Cheryl is also on the Advisory Leadership Council Board member for the OIC (The Options Industry Council) .

She is very active in her community and is on the board of Archbishop Mitty High School Board member and Fresh Lifelines For Youth Board member. She’s received several awards and recognition such as Reuter‘s top independent advisor for 2008 and 2009, Barron’s Winner Circle for Top Teams 2011 and she is rated as one of America‘s top financial planners by Consumer’s Research Council of America in 2008 and 2009. At Morgan Stanley, Cheryl’s team helps in creating exit strategies for corporate executives, start up executives and professional athletes. Prior to Morgan Stanley Cheryl has held executive Positions at Raymond James and Ameriprise Financial Services.

Cheryl attended New Mexico State University as a Presidential Scholar, graduating with honors with a degree in Psychology and Business Administration. Cheryl did her post-graduate work in biochemistry and medicine at the University of New Mexico, which she thankfully left to pursue a career in finance.

Laurent Philonenko

Laurent Philonenko

SVP Corporate Strategy & CTO Avaya, Advisory Board Member

Laurent Philonenko is Avaya’s Senior Vice-President Corporate Strategy Development and CTO. In this capacity, Laurent leads Avaya’s strategic evolution and planning in close association with leaders across the company. His charter is to develop game changing and value creation strategies leveraging industry trends and disrupting the competition. This includes internal initiatives as well as major partnerships and acquisitions. Equally important, Laurent is involved with customers and partners on a global basis.

Previously Laurent was Chief technology officer of Cisco’s Collaboration Technology Group is responsible for strategy and direction of the collaboration technologies, end-to-end solution architecture across collaboration, as well as ensuring consistent and instinctive user experiences across the collaboration portfolio. Prior roles in his nine years at Cisco include vice president and general manager of the Customer Contact Business Unit, Unified Communications Business Unit, and Clients and Mobility Business Unit.
Prior to Cisco, Laurent was president and CEO of Genesys Telecommunications, a leading provider of contact center solutions. In his tenure at Genesys he also held the roles of chief technical officer and chief operations officer. Prior to Genesys, he worked at Alcatel as the senior vice president in charge of network software solutions, including intelligent networks and network management.

Laurent has had global assignments in five countries (France, US, Belgium, Italy and Morocco) and is currently based in San Jose, California, USA. He is a co-author of 20:20 CRM, a reference book on contact centers and customer relationship management (CRM), and is an inventor on a number of US patents and applications.

Ravi Kohli

Ravi Kohli

COO Anglepoint, Board Member

Ravi Kohli is the Chief Operating Officer of AngePoint. He has over 20 years of professional experience leading a variety of complex compliance-related engagements for global software and electronics companies. As a Director in KPMG’s Contract Consulting Services Practice, Ravi supervised hundreds of license compliance reviews for high tech companies. He was involved in assisting a Fortune 500 High Tech Company start its current successful compliance program and both performed and supervised numerous license reviews.Other experience has included technical and project management in the field of computer information systems and security. He is proficient in Windows, Solaris, and Linux and experienced with SUN, IBM compatible computers, UNIX and VAX systems, and Macintosh.

Ravi has served as lead internal auditor involved in development of Governance, Risk and Compliance functions for a high tech telecommunications company based in the Silicon Valley. Previously as a Senior Consultant with a security consulting firm, he was involved in designing network architecture and implementing firewall and VPN solutions for various clients.

Ravi holds MS and BS degrees in Geology. His professional certifications Include: Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Siemens (Rolm) Certified System Administrator (SCSA), CheckPoint Certified Security Engineer (CCSE), Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA), CheckPoint Certified Security Administrator (CCSA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

Mansour Salame

Mansour Salame

CEO Frontspin, Advisory Board Member

Mansour Salame Is a successful technology executive and entrepreneur. He was the founder,CEO and Chairman of Contactual, Inc., a pioneer cloud-based contact center provider the Company acquired by 8x8,Inc (Nasdaq: EGHT). He also served on the Board of Directors of 8x8. Prior to Contactual, Inc., Mr. Salame founded and ran NextAge Technologies which was acquired by Alcatel. He worked at Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc. and as management consultant at Andersen Consulting (Accenture). Mr. Salame has a Masters of Science degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Northwestern University.

David Walrod

David Walrod

Violin Memory, Advisory Board Member

David Walrod is an independent investor and entrepreneur with a focus on high growth companies in technology, healthcare and financial services. Previously, David was a general partner at Oak Investment Partners where he led and managed equity investments in a range of companies, including NextG Networks (CCI), Presidio Networked Solutions, Zayo Group, Wavestream (GILT) and CoreTek (NT). David has also worked with Vodafone Ventures and Bridgescale Partners as well as McKinsey & Company. Currently, David sits on the boards of Pier 88, SCRx, Gener8, Lumasense Technologies, TrustID and Violin Memory. He also has significant experience internationally, having worked and lived in countries as diverse as China, Indonesia, Brazil, and Vietnam. David received his B.A. in physics from the University of California at Berkeley and earned a Ph.D. in physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the MIT Research Lab of Electronics and completed a J.D. at the Harvard Law School.

Michael Reich

Michael Reich

MRA, Advisory Board Member

Founder & President MRA, Advisory Board Member
Michael Reich is the Founder and President of Michael Reich Associates (MRA), a Silicon Valley based retained executive search firm conducting searches at the Board of Director, President/CEO and Vice President levels. MRA clients range from early and growth stage venture capital and angel-funded start-ups to small-cap publicly traded technology companies. Michael has personally recruited game-changing CEOs, assembled Boards, and built executive management teams having achieved 16 IPOs and over 40 profitable Merger & Acquisition events. Technology sectors served include Enterprise and Consumer Software, Information Technology/Services, Cloud/SaaS, Mobile, Iot, Commerce, Media, Networking, Storage, Telecom, Security, Semiconductor, Aerospace and Energy/Clean Tech. MRA partners with founders, investors and board members to identify and recruit the most sought after executives. Michael is an advisor to CEO’s and the Board of Directors assisting with organizational change management, executive team development, succession planning, and executive compensation.