Management Team

    Prashant Parekh, Founder & CEO

    Prashant is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of KloudData, responsible for leading the company’s vision and overall success.

    He is an accomplished entrepreneur and a well-respected business leader with over 30 years of management experience having worked for large corporations such as HP, SGI and DEC. Prior to founding KloudData, Prashant had co-founded, invested, and managed several start-ups and led them to successful exits creating significant gains for employees, management, and investors. He is a charter member of the ‘The Indus Entrepreneurs’ (TiE). Prashant is passionate about mentoring and helping budding entrepreneurs in their quest to disrupt the status quo with innovation and become tomorrow’s business leaders.

    Prashant graduated from University of Bombay, India with a BS degree in Chemistry and Physics. He earned his BS in Computer Science from Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland, and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Kansas, Lawrence. He also graduated with a Master’s degree in Business Administration from University of Phoenix.


    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. Under his leadership, the company grew multifold in revenue, number of employees as well as additional geographic locations. Jay has played the primary role in KloudData gaining significant foothold in the Government sector with clients in Federal, State and Local agencies. With over 30 years of industry experience Jay is a champion for Client needs, Relationship Management as well as for ensuring proper project delivery at KloudData. Jay received his B. Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and anMS in Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Maryland and Delaware.

    Jay serves as a Board Member on the Economic Development Authority of Howard County, MD. He served as a commissioner on the Equal Business Opportunity Commission and as a member on the Advisory Board of a local bank. Mr. Parekh is a proud member of Rotary International.


    Joydeep Das - KloudDataJoydeep Das, Chief Operating Officer

    Joydeep Das is KloudData’s Chief Operating Officer. In his role, Joydeep is responsible for global P&L and cross functional operations. He is also responsible for instituting best practices and processes to ensure operational excellence across key functional areas, such as, solution development, go to market activities, and core business support systems that fuel KloudData’s high-growth trajectory.

    Joydeep brings more than two decades of proven leadership experience in the enterprise software industry to KloudData. Prior to KloudData, Joydeep served as the Chief Strategy Officer at Fuzzy Logix, a fast growing big data analytics products and services company where he was responsible for corporate strategy, marketing, and engineering operations, enabling the successful delivery of world class software products in a highly competitive market segment. Earlier, at SAP, Joydeep was the Vice President of Product Management, Database and Technology portfolio that included leading products, such as, SAP HANA, SAP Sybase IQ, SAP Sybase ASE, and several others, collectively generating more than $1B/year in license revenue. Prior to SAP, Joydeep worked at Sybase, where he managed Sybase’s Data Warehousing product line and played an instrumental role in growing that business more than five-fold. He also spent more than a decade in software product development building leading enterprise products, such as, Sybase and Informix RDBMS engines, that have been successfully deployed in thousands of enterprises for mission critical workloads.

    Joydeep is a frequent speaker in conferences and webcasts, and has authored several articles in leading publications. He is also a named inventor on 2 patents. Joydeep graduated with a MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, Canada and with a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from Bangalore University, India.


    Miten Mehta, Co-Founder & Advisor

    Miten is Co-Founder and Advisor 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 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 Indian Institute Of Technology 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 31 years of experience in SAP Solution & Implementation, Business Transformation and Organizational Efficiency in companies across industries. He has 10 years of extensive experience in IT including startup, established and turnaround environments and 21 years of experience in Natural Gas downstream industries. He has a demonstrated record driving Change, Innovation, Excellence in Process Management, and Delivery & Program Management.

    As Chief Operating Officer (APAC) and Global Head-Enterprise Solutions, Tushar has overseen exponential expansion of KloudData in APAC region including – geographical expansion to Bangladesh, Singapore & Thailand, 60 fold revenue growth, 8 times growth in team size from approximately 40 to 300 – during his tenure of 3½ years.

    Tushar has been instrumental in establishing Healthcare, Application Management Service (AMS) practices for KloudData India and also in obtaining the highly coveted PCoE Certification from SAP.

    Tushar holds a Chemical Engineering degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and is Certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP®), ITIL V3 and Business Continuity Planner.


    Gaurav Patel, VP Analytics Solutions

    Gaurav Patel, VP of 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 University of Southern California.


    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 with a Master’s degree 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 13 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, Public Sector

    David Parris joined KloudData in 2010 and currently serves as the Director of Business Development, Public Sector. He is responsible for leading, developing and managing programs in the Federal, State and Local sectors and ensuring that customer expectations relating to performance and quality are achieved. Mr. Parris is responsible for building the customer base of the company and for better utilization of corporate resources to improve services provided to customers. Some of his clients include the US Department of Labor, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, the US Department of Interior and the State of Maryland Department of the Environment. He has been certified by KloudData’s partner, SAP in SAP Channel Sales for their suite of software products and also advises the President on strategic initiatives and business growth areas. Mr. Parris has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry primarily in the areas of business development, service management and project management.

    Prior to joining KloudData, from 2005 to 2010, he worked for Project Masters Inc, a project management and training company where he was responsible for Client Relationship Management and Business Development. He was instrumental in formulating the vision and strategy for their public sector vertical and leading their business development efforts. Clients included the US Department of Labor, Federal Student Aid, Department of Energy and Booze Allen Hamilton. Prior to that, he was a National Accounts Service Manager for Silicon Graphics (SGI) supporting such clients as NBC, CBS Sports, The Weather Channel, AT&T and Verizon (GTE).

    Mr. Parris has a Bachelor’s Degree from Wake Forest University and served as an officer in the US Army.