Executive Management

Executive Management / Board of Directors
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Bharat Khatau - Chairman & CEO

Bharat Khatau is the founder, Chairman and CEO of Trigent Software, a global software services company with clients in US, Europe and India. To date Trigent has developed or contributed to more than 100 software products in the market for small and large clients, and also developed patented products in the semantic internet space.

Prior to that, Bharat was a co-founder and CEO of Better Software Technology, developing software products for the high volume PC software market. Since 1982, Bharat ran an IT and engineering consulting company Covid Systems providing specialized factory automation services to large and small companies such as DataGeneral, SpecTran, Proteon, Champion Spark Plugs, Thinking Machines, Compaq Computers, Levolor, etc. Before that he worked at GTE Laboratories (now Verizon) and for a specialty high performance computer company.

Bharat holds MS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and B.Tech Degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology.

Jayesh Khatau - EVP

Jayesh Khatau is currently a board member and responsible for Trigent's financial operations, support systems and facilities.

Jayesh has about 35 years of experience in the industry. Prior to Trigent, he ran a successful consulting and application software company, developing and implementing ERP, logistics, production management software for the Indian industry and providing software services to U.S. clients. His clients included companies from engineering, discrete and process manufacturing, with sectors such as automobile, tyre, yarn/textile, chemicals, fertilizer, food processing, logistics, pharmaceutical, cement etc. He started his career at Morarji Chemicals, Bombay in the financial and systems areas. He was responsible for automation of operational and financial processes, controls at both factories and the headquarters.

Jayesh holds BSc. from Bombay University & MBA from State University of New York, USA.

Madhubala Rajagopal - VP, Delivery

With more than 22 years of experience in the IT industry, Madhubala heads delivery and operational effectiveness at Trigent. She brings rich experience and know how in adopting best practices by implementing processes and institutionalizing the same. Prior to Trigent, Madhubala worked for companies such as Aris Global, Accenture, AmericaOnline and IBM. She comes with extensive experience in managing products and projects catering to varied industry domains. Madhubala is an IIM-B Alumni and a rank holder in Masters in Computer Applications from Bharathidasan University.

Chuck Rehberg - CTO

As CTO, Chuck Rehberg sets the direction for Trigent's technology initiatives. Over the past 14 year at Trigent, He has developed several patented technologies in the area of Artificial Intelligence, natural language processing, and semantic web based computing. He has deep experience in the high-tech industry, developing leading-edge solutions in the areas of software tools, artificial intelligence and AI-based configuration software. Under his leadership, Trigent offers innovative high end solutions to automotive, civil engineering and defense industry verticals. Chuck holds a Bachelor's degree from University of New Mexico and has collaborated in research programs at Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon University and MIT.

As CTO at Trigent Software and Chief Scientist at Semantic Insights™, Chuck has lead the development of mission critical systems in use today at Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV); patented the "Fast Rules Selection Engine" (FRSE), the world's fastest and most scalable rules engine;lead due diligence for mergers and acquisitions and directed the subsequent integration of personnel and technology. Chuck has developed several enabling technologies (held as trade secrets) to allow improved reliability, performance, and delivery times while increasing productivity and minimizing cost. Chuck has a passion for solving problems.

With over thirty years in the high-tech industry, developing leading-edge solutions in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and AI-based configuration software, Chuck holds several patents in cutting edge natural language processing technologies powering a new generation of semantic-based solutions.

Semantic Insights™ is the R&D division of Trigent Software, Inc.

Chella Palaniappan - VP, Client Services

Chella Palaniappan oversees all our client engagements of enterprise software development, web business solutions, product development, integration and testing. Chella works closely with our clients in North America from our Boston, MA office to ensure their offshore initiatives and ODC execution is smooth and efficient. Prior to joining Trigent, Chella worked for Tata Unisys and The National Informatics Center of India.

Nagendra Rao - VP, Sales & Marketing

Nagendra Rao is the Vice President - Sales and Marketing and leads Trigent Software's global sales and marketing initiatives. Nagendra has 20 years of experience in the ISV, retail, e-commerce and marketing industries. Prior to joining Trigent, Nagendra worked at Hughes Networks, Tata Consultancy Services and Crompton Greaves.

Ashok Kumar - VP, QA & Testing

Ashok is responsible for QA and Testing initiatives. Ashok has 25+ years of experience in the industry having worked in Product and Services environment across various industry verticals. Prior to Trigent, Ashok held several senior positions including Global Director for Testing Services at Logica where a he played a pivotal role in building and scaling Logica's QA, Testing and Application Management practices globally.

He has worked with multinational organizations such as ABB and TÜV Rheinland. He is and Electrical Engineer from R.V. College of Engineering.

Santhosh Mathews - AVP

An MBA in Marketing and HR, Santhosh has over 13 years of industry experience in Marketing, Sales, Business development, Client Management etc. and has been instrumental in building Trigent's Professional Services organization. He is responsible for operational activities including Business Development, Service Delivery, Financial Performance, Customer Relations and Talent Management within the Professional Services organization. He is credited with fostering a customer centric culture, growing market share, evolving business strategy, improving process & operational excellence and driving innovation within Trigent's Professional Services organization.

Susan D'Silva - Head, Human Resource

Susan D'silva is Head of HR and Recruitment at Trigent Software and is responsible for attracting, retaining and growing the Human Capital at Trigent. Susan has nearly 20 years of experience and has an in-depth knowledge of managing the entire gamut of HR and Recruitment functions. She has helped conceptualize, create and scale the human resources function on the core principle of a business aligned HR. Apart from core HR activities, Susan has shown tangible results in the areas of resource management, recruitment and employee engagement. Susan's extensive industry knowledge has earned her key positions in various organizations both large corporates as well as in start-ups. Some of her past accomplishments were during her stints at Nestle, GE, Lucent, Ness and most recently as the Director of HR and Recruitment at WinWire Technologies India Pvt. Ltd. Susan holds a post graduate degree in Law from the Bangalore University.

Gary DeLong - Engagement Manager

Gary DeLong is an Engagement Manager, directing projects and initiatives with key clients. Gary has a broad background with over 25 years of managing projects, enterprise programs and client engagements. This includes experience with ERP systems, CAD tools, Content Management Systems, Compilers and IDEs, Operating systems, High Performance Computing, Rules based Product configurators and Semantic Web. He has been a key driver within Trigent for Agile software development. Prior to joining Trigent Gary worked for Compaq Computer, Digital Equipment Corporation and Siemens-Nixdorf. Gary has a BA in Physics from Cornell University.

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