Ash serves as Chief Financial Officer of Ajira AI LLC, a start-up he co-founded in July 2017. Previously he served as V.P. Finance at Patriot Technology Solutions Inc. He held positions as CFO and Head of Operations respectively for Vikaran Solutions, LLC and Professional Consulting Services, Inc. He has a strong background in Finance and Operations having worked at technology companies for a majority of his career. He also held the position of Director Enterprise Architecture at Exelon Corporation, a major utility company, and senior level IT and Business positions with AT&T, CVS/Caremark, EDS and General Motors.
He is an experienced, results oriented senior Business and IT professional with over 30 years of experience in managing Finance, IT Enterprise Architecture, Application and Infrastructure Solutions Delivery, Business Process Management, IT Consulting, Systems Integration, and directing large IT projects. Ash has excellent communications skills and has interacted very well with CxOs, clients and project teams. He is skilled at helping clients with development of and execution of project plans for very large application development and systems integration initiatives for a wide variety of industries. One of his challenging multi-year assignments was as Program Manager of the post-merger integration of business operations between two very large phone companies.
Ash has worked with multiple Fortune 500 clients managing and implementing complex technical and application solutions. He led and implemented a replacement of core order processing and provisioning systems for three business divisions of a phone company representing $9 billion in business. He is very familiar with business, application and technical architectures and their inter-relationships. He is experienced with the application portfolio analysis techniques and IT value determination and has managed multiple application development projects for large organizations.
Ash holds a Master’s of Science in Industrial Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago and a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from MITS India. He is CPIM (APICS) certified.