Prashant Parekh, Founder & CEO
Prashant is the Visionary Caesar at the helm of this team of tech Spartans. He is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of management experience working for HP, SGI and DEC. He has co-founded and invested in several start-ups and led them to successful exits creating significant gains for employees, management and investors. He has MBA, MS, BS degrees from reputed institutes.
Jaykant Parekh, Co-Founder, President & Chief Delivery Officer
Jay is the Co-founder and President of KloudData (formerly, JAYPAR). He has been the key person behind the success of JAYPAR and has helped establish the vision for KloudData. With over 25 years of industry experience Jay is a champion for Client needs, Relationship Management as well as ensuring proper Project Delivery at KloudData. Jay received his B. Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and his MS in Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Mr. Parekh serves as a Board Member on the Economic Development Authority of Howard County, MD. He is also a commissioner on the Equal Business Opportunity Commission. Mr. Parekh is a proud active member of Rotary International.
Miten Mehta, Co-Founder & COO
Miten is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer for KloudData, Inc. a Silicon Valley based leading technology start-up that offers Big Data Analytics on cloud solutions to Fortune 2000 companies. He has been instrumental in positioning KloudData as a cloud services provider and starting KloudLabs as an accelerator pad to help launch start-ups working with entrepreneurs from the ideation stage.
Miten was also Co-Founder and COO of eComLive a Silicon Valley start-up in web collaboration/community space and led its acquisition by InfoSpace in 2000. As Vice President of InfoSpace from Jan 2000 to 2003, he led International expansion through partnerships with mobile operators in Europe and Asia/Pacific.
Prior to KloudData, Miten ran International Market Development for Financial Technologies Group from 2006 to 2010, and played a pivotal role in establishing and positioning MCX in India, SMX in Singapore, and GBOT in Mauritius, DGCX in Dubai, BFX in Bahrain and Bourse Africa in Botswana, which are among the leading global exchanges in emerging markets from Asia to Africa. He was earlier Co-Founder & COO of MoConDi out of London and led its acquisition by Mobile Media in 2006.
Miten worked earlier in his career with Qualcomm (Kyocera division) and helped launch first Smart Phone PDQ in partnership with Palm. Miten has served as advisor to Cronus Ventures and invested in iPsh (acquired by Omnicom) and advised JP Mobile (acquired by Good). He was also an angel investor and advisor in Source Ventures (for PlaySpan – acquired by Visa in 2011).
Miten has been a Charter Member of TIE since the late 90’s, an active angel investor and advisor in several companies and member of Y Combinator, Founder Institute, LSM and several other accelerators in the Bay Area.
Mohan Trikha, Advisor Special Projects & Strategy
Mohan is a Silicon Valley veteran who has been a chief contributor to KloudData. Over the years Mohan has played multiple roles at KloudData and currently Mohan heads the Sales and Business Development for KloudData. Mohan is a result oriented Fortune 50 proven executive with over 25 yrs of experience in IT industry as well as a successful entrepreneurial past. He spun Inxight Inc. from Xerox PARC as its founder/CEO, headed X-Soft (a division of Xerox) as its EVP and GM. He has also held senior executive positions at both Xerox and IBM.
Mohan is a Founding Charter Member of TiE and holds a Bachelor’s in Technology from IIT Delhi and a Master’s in Engineering from Cranfield/Imperial College in London.
Tushar Sakhalkar, Global Head – Enterprise Solutions & COO Asia Pacific
Tushar is a veteran in the IT space with over 21 years of experience in Operations, Maintenance, Procurement, Project Management, and Compliance Management in domains such as Oil & Gas, Automotive and Hi-Tech.
As Global Head-SAP Practices, he is responsible for all business operations related to SAP services offered by KloudData around the world. He has tremendous experience in SAP Consulting, Business Development, IT Infrastructure Management, Solution Management, Project & Client Management, and Establishment of Global Delivery mechanism for customers. Tushar holds a Chemical Engineering degree from IIT Bombay and is Certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP®), ITIL V3 and Business Continuity Planner.
Gaurav Patel, VP Analytics Solutions
Gaurav Patel, Director Project Management and Delivery at KloudData, leads most engagement and delivery initiatives at KloudData. Gaurav has been key in helping to setup our project delivery methodology and implementation standards, compliance, quality and governance processes. He has been with KloudData for over 7 years in various roles and has been instrumental in leading the delivery teams to success on numerous occasions earning the respect and gratitude of a large number of KloudData customers.
Gaurav is a well respected voice in the Business Intelligence space and has engaged with KloudData customers for strategy and roadmap across their various Business Analytics initiatives. Along with his certifications in Business Intelligence and Analytics, Gaurav holds a Master’s in Computer Networks from USC.
Sanjog Ghongade, VP Mobility Solutions, Asia Pacific
Sanjog co-heads mobility practice for KloudData and is responsible all the engineering efforts that go behind creation of enterprise and consumer mobile apps. With sound domain knowledge in the healthcare space and a creative eye for application design, he has successfully delivered an array of healthcare apps across web and mobile platforms. He heads the Enterprise Mobility development using the SAP Mobile Platform and is a champion of designing multi-tenant database architectures for SaaS-based applications.
Sanjog brings over 8 years of experience in leading development teams on a variety of mobile platforms like Symbian, iOS, Android, BREW etc.
Sanjog is a Computer Science Graduate having Master’s in Computer Applications.
Ankur C. Das, VP Sales & Marketing, Asia Pacific
Ankur was responsible for successfully starting the Asia Pacific business for KloudData and is currently heading sales, marketing and go-to-market strategy for the region. From a start-up SBU for KloudData Inc. USA – he has already built the Asian business into a significant revenue contributor in a very short time. He has successfully driven deals across the region with marquee clients covering diverse industries such as Logistics, CPG, Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Telecom, Aviation & Engineering. Ankur was instrumental in positioning KloudData as a best-in-class solutions provider in the Enterprise Mobility, Analytics and ERP markets.
Ankur is an entrepreneurial technology executive with extensive business and consulting experience in multiple countries in Europe and Asia; shouldering delivery, quality and revenue targets. In his 12 year international career, Ankur has managed both Fortune 100 and SME clients. Prior to KloudData, Ankur has worked with organizations such as Optimal Solutions, IBM Global Business Services, Tata and Nestlé. He is a Business Management Graduate and a Certified SAP Consultant.
David Parris, Director – Business Development Government Sector
David Parris, located in the Columbia MD KloudData office, is a veteran business development manager with over 30 years experience in corporate/government sales and service management. In the government space, prior to joining KloudData, he generated contracts with the US Departments of Labor, Commerce, Health and Human Services, US Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Energy. He holds a Top Secret Clearance. In the corporate space, while at SGI and DuPont, his clients included The Weather Channel, CBS Sports and GTE.
David is a Graduate of Wake Forest University and served in the US Army as a Field Artillery First Lieutenant prior to joining the corporate world.