As Founder of the bodHOST Group of Companies, Piyush provides strategic leadership to bodHOST, and functions as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ESDS Software Solutions in India. He personifies the group's commitment to customer satisfaction and delivery excellence. Not content to be a leader from the Board room, he assumes hands on responsibility for the Group's strategy, mission, annual goals, yearly revenues and profitability targets. He has built a reputation in the industry for his exceptional ability to build and grow businesses, and to nurture long-term relationships.
Piyush earned a degree in Electronics Engineering, and worked for a meter manufacturing company in Mumbai, before venturing out on his own. Today, with a 30,000 sq.ft. corporate head quarters, and a 10,000 sq.ft. Tier III data center as part of the assets, he has indeed launched a global business that touches three continents (North America, Europe and Asia), and is now poised to touch yet another (South America, via Chile).
Chief Executive Officer
A serial entrepreneur, inveterate dreamer, and socially responsible capitalist, Probal has built a series of companies in the U.S. since 1996, starting with the $17 million AmeriSOURCE Consulting, which he divested in 2001. He has 25+ years' total immersion in business and technology, with extensive international experience in the United States, Germany, Singapore, Indonesia, Mexico and India. His longest tenure was with one of the world's largest steel makers (now the Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal, then known as Mittal Steel / ISPAT), where he was the de facto CIO and Head of Information Systems until 1994.
With focus on building bodHOST into a leading player in Cloud Computing in the Americas, Probal's expertise extends to Model Driven Architecture (MDA), automated software modernization, Healthcare IT, mobile computing, the paperless office, document & workflow management in the Cloud, and enterprise computing with emphasis on SAP. His wide interests include Business Process Management (BPM), Knowledge Management, OMG Standards, Organizational leadership, Learning theories, and more.
But most of all he revels in being a caring co-worker, a lifelong learner, a value-driven realist, and a part of the ecosystem called Humanity.
CEO – U.K. Operations
With international experience working for companies in the UK, The Netherlands and Germany, John provides local leadership to the Group's U.K. company. Well experienced in the hosting industry, John has complete management of all UK-based assets and resources. A proven leader in customer service and communication, he performs the vital role of anticipating customer needs before they become needs, and in ensuring that customers are always valued. With his sincere approach, John has been able to explain complex situations to clients on a number of occasions and ensures things are never left unfinished.
Deeply interested in computers from an early age, John is a people person, and felt more drawn to the service aspect of information technology, than merely the technical aspects involving databases and programming. He says: "I have learnt that in business you can't stand still, because if you do, you will end up slipping backwards. This is why both on a personal level and a professional level I always strive to move forward. I'm happy to say that this is a quality this Group of Companies both embodies and demonstrates on a daily basis."
Dr. RAJEEV PAPNEJA
Chief Operating Officer
Vision, purpose, relentless passion for technology and life of spirituality– that's what Rajeev brings to the table, combined with over 15 years of extensive systems & software experience on an international scale including 6 years of senior management experience in the United States. Prior to affiliating with ESDS, he had worked for many years along with Probal in the United States, and also co-founded along with him: Artilligence Inc., a well-respected name in the Northeast America as a one-stop service center for virtually all I.T. services ranging from turnkey software development to supplemental staffing. Rajeev's personal stamp has always been adherence to deep personal values. In the cut-throat war zone of Corporate America, he disagreed to compromise his humility, simplicity, sincerity, truthfulness and primary loyalty to his co-workers.
His longest tenure was with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, the largest drug manufacturer in the world with its current headquarters in New York, where he spent more than 7 years providing enterprise class technology solutions and setting up financial processes. Previously, he worked as a senior consultant at major corporations like United Parcel Services, Ernst & Young, and Dun & Bradstreet, to name a few.
His zeal for education did not stop with his Masters in Computer Science, and he went back to school to earn a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Frederick Taylor University in the United States.
Chief Technical Officer
As a chief Technical Officer Nitin Jadhav is responsible for managing the technical department of the Group, including server security and optimization, application programming, technical problem resolution, and management of the company's technical staff.
Nitin has good experience in all facets of System and Network infrastructure implementation and proven track record in managing successful IT infrastructure. He possess excellent implementation knowledge of ISMS [Information Security Management Systems], and is responsible for all work on servers security and management policies, periodic update of security policies and explaining the purpose and significance of the policies to the entire team and organization. He also provides technical support and solutions and always adheres to the organizational Quality Management System guidelines.
As a Bachelors of Engineering in Electronics, started his carrier in production field as a maintenance Engineer with one of a leading chocolate brand in Industry. However his keen interest in IT security made him switch and join our Group to pursue his interest into this industry.
Director of International Sales
Vikram proudly boasts of remarkably diverse experience, including a unique blend of Products and Services sales worth from a few dollars to a few million dollars. He has worked with start ups, contributing immensely to their growth; and with large and established names such as Tech Mahindra. These experiences continuously enhanced his skills as he carried on absorbing the best practices from his workplaces and implementing those in subsequent organization.
Vikram has been working in the field of Sales and Account Management for more than a decade which constitutes a majority of his career, with some amount of Channel Management and Marketing Communication experience. He is very focused on Customer Service and for him, resolving a customer's issue of topmost priority.
His achievements include successful implementation of Global Account Management from India, with him spearheading the Account Management initiative at two organizations he worked with. He has also played an important role in winning some millions dollar deals.
He is responsible for managing Global Sales and Marketing strategies, Customer Support and improving overall customer experience through better systems and workflows. He has been playing a key role towards imparting global sales and support best practices in his teams. As manager of a considerably large team, he believes that one's success lies in helping the team members succeed, and that's what he aims at by sharing past experiences and ways to overcome operational and sales challenges.