Dr. Anupam Bhide – Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Anupam Bhide founded Calsoft Inc. in 1998 with a vision to provide the best and innovative solutions to product engineering companies. With more than 22 years of experience in IT Industry, he is widely respected for integrity, innovation and dynamism. His visionary leadership, and deep industry & technology expertise, has played a key role in establishing Calsoft Inc. as the leading Software Product Engineering Services company. His strength lies in identifying and unlocking the optimal value for high-tech companies.
Before incorporating Calsoft Inc., Anupam held key positions at HP, IBM, and Oracle. He has published over 20 papers in various international conferences and won the best paper award at the VLDB database conference. He has a PhD in Computer Science from University of California-Berkeley, MS from University of Wisconsin-Madison and B. Tech from IIT-Mumbai.
Sharmila Bhide – Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer
Mrs. Sharmila Bhide co-founded Calsoft Inc. and is actively involved in many important aspects of Calsoft’s business, including overall strategies, leading the financial planning and developing scalable financial strategies. Her strengths include a methodical approach and meticulous execution of company-wide operations.
Previously, Sharmila worked as a Chief Designer for the Oracle Receivables application. She has also pioneered the development of an integrated portfolio management, accounting, and tax software package for hedge funds at Hedgeware. She has done MBA from Yale University, and is a Certified Public Accountant. She also has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.
Parag Kulkarni – Vice President, Engineering
Mr. Parag Kulkarni is a veteran of the storage industry with more than 20 years of experience in designing and developing complex and innovative products. As VP – Engineering, Parag drives the technology roadmap at Calsoft to improve overall quality in delivery processes. His key strength lies in quickly understanding product requirements and translating them into architectural and engineering specs for implementation.
Before joining Calsoft, Parag led the development of the Database Editions product at Veritas (Symantec). Parag has been a key contributing member at the leading storage company Informix (IBM). He has a Masters of Technology in Computer Science from IIT Roorkee and a degree in Industrial Management from University of Indore, India.
Vikrant Gogri – Director, Technology
Mr. Vikrant Gogri has more than 20 years of strong experience in storage, networking, and virtualization industry. A technocrat from heart, his strengths include swift design reviews, resolving design challenges, mentoring teams to deliver projects professionally, and communicating effectively with customers.
Prior to Calsoft, Vikrant led the development of Sun’s 6920 product line including remote replication and virtual volume distribution. Before that, at IBRIX, he developed Linux kernel drivers for a special purpose Distributed File System for NAS applications. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computers from University of Bombay and a Master’s level course work in Linux, Wireless and Optical Fiber from Northeastern University, Massachusetts.
Vic Mahadevan – Advisor
Vic Mahadevan was the Chief Strategy Officer for NetApp. In this role, Vic was responsible for leading NetApp’s business strategy and identifying additional market and product opportunities to fuel future growth. He led the company’s strategic planning and business development activities worldwide. Vic was also responsible for driving the strategic planning process,managing acquisitions, and supporting NetApp’s strategic alliances and partnership teams.
Before joining NetApp, Vic served as vice president of marketing for LSI Corporation, where he was responsible for driving all aspects of product management, outbound marketing and business alliances.
Prior to LSI Corporation, Vic was chief executive officer for Deeya Energy. He has also held senior management positions with leading storage and systems management companies including BMC Software, Compaq, Ivita, and Maxxan Systems.
Vic holds an MBA in Marketing and MS in Engineering from the University of Iowa as well a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.