Our Leadership Team
Rishi has always wanted to resolve big business problems with data. He founded Syntelli early in his career to provide data analytics and business intelligence consulting services. Since starting Syntelli in 2005, he has grown the company to be a premier provider of end-to-end analytics consulting services.
Syntelli Solutions combines traditional data warehousing principles with big data technologies such as MapR and Hortonworks Hadoop, and visualization strategies that use Tableau and TIBCO Spotfire softwares.
The sources of Rishi’s strong consulting experience include work at Ernst & Young, Oracle, and RBI Solutions in banking, risk management, and engineering positions. These roles have given him a broad view of customers’ concerns and the ability to move big data solutions into mainstream IT infrastructures.
Rishi is also the Founding President of Analytics & Big Data Society in Charlotte. The society contributes to the community by bringing together people from local business and educational institutions to discuss current big data developments.
Rishi received his MBA in Finance from the University of Mumbai and an undergraduate degree in engineering from the National Institute of Technology in Bhopal. He is on the advisory board of the North Carolina Technology Association, member of several non-profits and actively involved in the business community at large. Rishi lives in Charlotte with his wife and children.
Frank brings a proven track record to Syntelli. He’s known as a specialist in designing and executing IT strategies focused on growing businesses. His experience focuses on enhancing the customer experience and simplifying automated business processes. He’s also recognized for large-scale business transformations, big data solutions and application portfolio rationalization, which have business impacts worth millions of dollars.
He is passionate about using big data as a strategic tool that makes businesses more competitive. His mantra: “Data-driven companies will win the fight for a bigger market share.”
His big data experience spans three disciplines:
- Data analytics solutions that provide insights and transform organizations into data-driven cultures.
- The use of big data in business processes, which change conversations with customers in real time.
- Opportunities for companies to create and monetize new data products.
Frank’s life away from the office focuses on community work. He currently serves on the boards of three Charlotte-based organizations:
- IT-ology, an IT career development organization (Chairman of Charlotte branch).
- Opera Carolina, a professional performance, and education organization (Vice Chairman)
- A Child’s Place, a welfare organization for homeless young people (Executive Committee member).
Frank lives in the Charlotte area on Lake Norman with his wife and three children. He recently started a new sport: wake surfing.
Shikha has two decades of experience delivering advanced IT solutions. Her focus was on big data, long before anyone called it ‘big data’. Ever since, her experience has grown within the industry, in data and data analytics, master data management, and architecting Big Data Solutions for her clients.
She believes in using big data for social good and is actively involved in the community as board member of the Analytics & Big Data Society in Charlotte. Shikha is also on the communications advisory committee of SIM Charlotte, and is owner of the largest data visualization and data science meetup in Charlotte.
When she’s not building dynamite IT solutions, she likes to travel and paint.
Mohana brings more than 13 years’ business development, pre-sales, account management, program management experience to his work. He has a strong technology background and has worked in the banking, insurance and telecom industries.
Mohana holds an MBA in Marketing, Managerial Analytics, and Finance from Kellogg School of Management. He lives in Charlotte with his family.
Debborrah has developed strong business relationships with our company’s clients, vendors, and employees to enhance the infrastructure of our company’s operation and cultivate business growth for Syntelli Solutions. Debborrah assists with Syntelli’s Internship Program encouraging our interns to grow personally and professionally, preparing them to take on full-time roles within the company.
Residing in the Charlotte area, she has two children and five grandchildren. In her spare time, Debborrah enjoys reading, cooking, poetry, traveling, volunteering and spending quality time with family and friends.
Javier has presented a numerous technology events like SQL Saturday, PASS Business Analytics and Carolina Code Camp, and has co-authored and reviewed various industry leading whitepapers. He co-founded the Charlotte Business Intelligence User Group, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting technology in the Charlotte community with over 350 active members.
Our Data Wizards
Through multiple roles, Avinash has demonstrated his passion for providing customer-focused attention to all business needs, meeting tight deadlines and applying problem-solving techniques.
Avinash holds an MS in Computer Science from Cumberlands University. He is also a Certifed TIBCO Spotfire 7.x Analyst.
When he isn’t developing data visualizations, he enjoys watching movies, riding motorcycles and listening to music.
Blake brings over fifteen years of experience in software development and project, program and product management to Syntelli. In his current role as Solutions Architect, Blake assists the company in sales and services by architecting and developing data science and big data solutions to meet diverse client needs across a variety of channels.
Blake graduated from Auburn University in 2001 with a degree in Management Information Systems and started his career with Accenture as a software developer. After spending several years in software development roles, Blake moved into more client facing roles as a project and program manager, primarily in healthcare and specializing in radiology and cardiology imaging solutions. During his time with McKesson, Blake played a lead role in developing the company’s services approach for Federal Government and Department of Defense (DoD) programs.
Prior to joining Syntelli, Blake worked as an Engagement Manager for a data science and big data consulting company and worked with clients across a variety of industries, and has several Microsoft Azure and AWS certifications. Outside of his role as Engagement Manager, Blake also contributed to the architecture design and development of two go-to-market analytics products for customer contact centers.
Blake resides in Birmingham, Alabama and when he isn’t developing and implementing solutions for clients, he enjoys playing guitar and spending quality time with friends and family.
He is owner of one U.S. Patent, a Spotfire certified professional and trainer, and holds Google Adwords and Analytics certifications.
Whether it’s a simple data visualization or a highly intricate system, Dennis applies this “data first” approach in designing any of his solutions. He says, “The solution that you come up with will only be as good as your data and your understanding of it”.
When Dennis isn’t breaking down large datasets, you can find him spending time with his wife, 16-month-old baby girl (#TheDennistator aka #AmoryKim), and 9-year-old chihuahua (#TheMiles aka #Miley). He is especially proud of his growing collection of guitars.
Prior to joining Syntelli, Ershod spent 10 years in MSP program management for GuideWell/Florida Blue, Fidelity Information Services (FIS), and Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. In these roles, he provided thought leadership to his clients and guidance to his teams throughout the US and India. Over the last decade, he has developed a well-respected reputation within the contingent workforce MSP industry with his contracting and consulting vendors through his industry knowledge, collaboration and professionalism.
Ershod holds a MBA in Human Resources Management from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida. He is a Richmond, VA native and currently resides in Jacksonville, FL with his wife and two sons.
When he isn’t designing solutions for his clients, Ershod remains active in the Jacksonville community via various fraternal organizations, youth mentoring groups as well as youth sports associations.
Gorji has also worked on other data science projects in academia, climate change, genomics and intelligent vehicles. He has published about 30 papers!
When Gorji isn’t creating super models, you can find him playing soccer and learning about the history of different countries.
Prior to joining Syntelli, Kirsten spent 4 years as VP of Marketing at Healthcare Education Associates and spent another 4 years managing accounts for an advertising agency. She leverages her previous experience to help our clients in the Healthcare and Manufacturing sectors remain progressive in their thinking about what to do with their data.
When Kirsten isn’t delivering awesome projects to our clients, you can find her cheering on our local Carolina Panthers!
He works on full-stack application development, machine learning, dashboarding, BI, and server administration. Louis’ special interest lies in Natural Language Processing and possesses an exceptionally brilliant skill in building chatbots.
When Louis isn’t tearing through lines of code, you can find him writing fiction.
Maithili brings over 4 years of marketing experience, having worked with start-ups and multi-nationals in the retail and professional services industries to plan and assist with their digital marketing strategies. During the course of her career, she has also undertaken pro-bono consulting projects in marketing strategy for local non-profits.
Maithili also holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Management from the University of Mumbai.
When she isn’t channeling her inner creativity, you can find her enjoying her love for music or pursuing her passion for traveling.
When Marcela isn’t being Syntelli’s very own wonder-woman, you can find her playing volleyball, hiking, cooking for friends, traveling, camping or doing yoga.
As a Data Scientist/Engineer, she has managed several successful projects building and implementing predictive models. She earned her M.S. in Data Science and Business Analytics degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
When Moyo isn’t building dynamite models, you can find her spending quality time with friends and family, reading, planning and contributing to the community.
He moved into the analytics space with his experience in Tibco Software, as the Lead Analytics Spotfire Consultant at an offshore location. Over the years, he has developed his knowledge in data analytics with experience in several Analytics Tools and Databases.
Neeraj completed his Master’s in Computers & Distributed Systems from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden and Bachelor’s in Engineering from India.
When Neeraj isn’t developing amazing software, you can find him spending time with his family and kids.
He brings over 5 years of expertise in Big Data Analytics as a Big Data Architect, Senior Big Data Engineer and Data Scientist. His past work includes data analysis, architectural design, prototyping, development, integration and testing of applications using Java/J2EE and Endur Technologies.
Raja received his Bachelors in Statistics & Computer Science, and Masters in Computer Science from India.
When Raja isn’t designing advanced analytical solutions, you can find him spending time with his family and children, or traveling around the country. He has visited 14 states in two years.
Ruben resides in Birmingham, Alabama and when he isn’t collaborating and engaging in meaningful conversations with customers, you will find him playing golf, cooking a paella or spending time at the beach with his wife, and dog Romeo.
When he is not building models and solving complicated problems, you can find him spending time with his family and traveling.
With an M.S. in Information Technology from University of North Carolina specializing in Data Analytics, he enjoys working with large amounts of data, facts, and figures and using them to make informed decisions.
When Shrey isn’t running detailed reports, you can find him playing cricket, exploring new places and spending time with his friends and family.
Sumit is eager to solve problems and has always been driven by his intellectual curiosity to find answers to the most pressing questions. At Syntelli, he is part of our Business Intelligence team where he assists clients’ in improving their efficiency and forecasting ability. Using his knowledge and hands-on experience in Qlik, he has integrated various API’s and databases to deliver insightful and intuitive business discovery solutions.
When Sumit isn’t analyzing data, you can find him spending time outdoors, playing board games or cricket with friends.
With a background in business and graphic design, Tebow is a great asset to Syntelli’s project management and data visualization teams. His hard working personality, dedication, and attention to detail guarantee great deliverables.
When Tebow isn’t creating beautiful visualizations, you can find him running half-marathons in under 100 minutes!
At Syntelli, he has had the opportunity to work on a diverse range of analytics use cases, leveraging various BI tools, API’s, and data platforms.
When Tyler isn’t professing his love for data, you can find him writing, serving as a pilot for the US Bobsled team, and training for the next Winter Olympics in Beijing, China in 2022!
With over 2.5 years of IT experience, Vinod is passionate about discovering and delivering innovative Big Data, Data Science and Machine Learning solutions to solve critical business problems across the industry. His expertise lies in analyzing data through insightful reports, and making & communicating recommendations. He is skilled in identifying trends, usage patterns, and growth patterns that impact business decisions, defining new KPIs and tracking existing ones.
Vinod holds a Masters Degree in Computer & Information Sciences from Southern Arkansas University at Magnolia, and a Bachelors Degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from India.
When Vinod isn’t delivering innovative solutions, you can find him playing cricket and volley ball.
Prior to working at Syntelli, Vishwas was a Research Assistant at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. While at UNC Charlotte, Vishwas worked on integrating Big Data with Mobile Devices (IoT) and Deploying Language Classifier on a Pseudo Distributed Spark Cluster.
Vishwas received an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His research interests are Spark development, Visual Analytics, Android Devices, Machine Learning.
When Vishwas is not providing incredible big data solutions to our clients, you can find him hiking, playing soccer and travelling.
Walter’s experience includes hands-on Data Science, website development consulting, owning and running a background screening company, and running the Technology and Complex Operations as a member of the Senior Leadership Team for Sterling Backcheck, which is now the largest background checking company in the United States. He maintains his hands-on programming and database expertise.
When Walter isn’t generating value out of data, you can find him playing on an ice hockey team with his son who is in college.
When she isn’t trying to solve difficult problems in the world, you can find her oil portrait painting.