Our management team consists of proven professionals from the Enterprise Software, Supply Chain management, and technology infrastructure industries.
Glenn E. Abood – Chairman and CEO, Co-Founder
Glenn Abood, who founded the Company in November 2003, was the founder of Velosel Corporation, a provider of Product Information Management solutions, where he was President and CEO through September 2003. Velosel was founded in 2001 as the merger of HubStorm and Martquest – two early stage product management companies. Under Mr. Abood’s direction, the best elements of each company were combined and redirected to form one of the leading companies in the space. Mr. Abood is a 30-year enterprise software and technology industry veteran with prior senior management positions at Zland Corp., an Enterprise Software provider for SMB’s, where he was President and COO. Prior to that, Mr. Abood was with Cadence Design Systems, where he was VP and GM of a division that comprised approximately 1000 employees and achieved over $400M in revenue in 1999. Prior to Cadence, Mr. Abood was President and CEO of Silicon Valley Research, also a provider of software tools for the Engineering Design Automation market, and held several sales and marketing positions at Zycad Corporation, including VP of Sales. Mr. Abood started his career as a hardware design engineer with Raytheon Company.
Jack Tarkoff – Chief Strategy Officer, SVP of Field Operations, Co-Founder
Mr. Tarkoff is an award-winning sales and marketing professional with over 20 years of enterprise software and hardware experience. Prior to joining rfXcel, Mr. Tarkoff was Regional Sales Manager for Velosel Corp. in the Western Area. Mr. Tarkoff was responsible for the largest sale in the company’s history and won the President’s Club award. Prior to Velosel, Mr. Tarkoff was VP of Sales, Western region, for i2, where he built and managed a staff of sales representatives focused on two vertical markets – CPG and Pharmaceuticals. i2 recruited Mr. Tarkoff from JD Edwards where he was Midwest region Branch Sales Manager. At JDE Mr. Tarkoff and his team were able to successfully sell into a Midwest territory that never had any success in the past. Prior to JD Edwards, Mr. Tarkoff was VP of Sales and Marketing at Abacus Data Systems where he helped the company increase sales by 1000% during his tenure. Mr. Tarkoff also has an excellent track record as senior sales executives at both StorageTek and HP. Mr. Tarkoff began his career as an Account Manager at NCR where he went through their extensive, award – winning sales training program. Mr. Tarkoff holds a BS degree in Finance from University of Illinois.
Atul Mohidekar – CTO, SVP Products & Engineering
Mr. Mohidekar brings over 25 years of cross-functional and hands-on experience in both startup and large enterprise software companies that includes engineering management, professional services, product strategy, product management, pre-sales & sales, customer support, VC fund raising, partnerships and acquisitions. He has deep technical experience architecting and delivering high performance, scalable, fault-tolerant, and highly configurable software using diverse technologies. Prior to joining rfXcel, Mr. Mohidekar managed Oracle’s Master Data Management (MDM) products and spearheaded multi-domain MDM requirements and evaluated potential acquisitions. Prior to Oracle, Mr. Mohidekar joined a startup, Velosel (acquired by TIBCO), at a very early stage and built the engineering team from ground up in the US and in India to architect and deliver Velosel’s Product Information Management product-line. In his earlier career, Mr. Mohidekar worked as a consultant for multiple technology companies including Intel and Symantec. Mr. Mohidekar holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Walchand College of Engineering, India.
Vikash Pushpraj – SVP, Professional Services, Cloud Ops & Customer Success
Mr. Pushpraj is an accomplished technology executive with over 28 years of leadership experience in technology management and customer success roles in enterprise software space that includes ERP, SCM, PLM, IoT & Predictive Data Analytics solutions (On-premise & Cloud-based). Prior to rfXcel, he served as Vice President of Product Development/R&D and Head of Customer Engagement for two leading Fortune-500 software companies, PTC and Autodesk, responsible for product portfolio that generated ~$600M annual revenue and leading numerous multi-million dollar customers’ engagements with top Global-2000 companies.
Mr. Pushpraj also brings a successful entrepreneurial experience with multiple start-ups as CTO/VPE, raising VC funds to building products from concept level to successful customer deployments to leading initial growth and eventually getting two of these companies acquired by public companies. In early part of his career, he was with companies like PeopleSoft/Oracle, Computer Associates & SCG in various product engineering and consulting roles.
Arun Rao – VP, Head of Engineering
Mr. Rao brings over 20 years of management expertise in building world-class enterprise SAAS products in the IOT, mobile, web and server platform engineering areas. He specializes in the architecture of high performing, scalable and highly available back-end services supporting millions of IOT and mobile devices. He brings a strategic focus on building a new engineering vision, product strategy and technology in startups as well as multi-billion dollar enterprise organizations. Prior to rfXcel, Mr. Rao has been responsible for the IBM/Frequentz Track & Trace software, IBM DB2 Kernel, IBM Informix Kernel and Asurion’s new mobile product offering including Content Management, Location Services & Telemetry Analytics Platform. Mr. Rao holds a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics & Communication from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Varanasi), India.
Herb Wong – VP, Product Management
Mr. Wong brings over 30 years of experience in managing high profile customers and delivering mission critical solutions across a variety of industries. He has deep experience in both enterprise and startup environments. At Microsoft, he was personally awarded the highly prestigious “Outstanding Achievement” award from Bill Gates in his first year of service and last served as the Microsoft Global Services Executive for Chevron where he was responsible for selling and overseeing over $50M in services. Prior to joining rfXcel, Mr. Wong served as the VP of Client services at Tradescape and was responsible for driving the implementation and support services for all customers. His deep experience with customers and commitment to delivery excellence provides unique insight into defining and delivering rfXcel’s product roadmap. Mr. Wong holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of California.
Rajiv Bhagat – VP Finance, Corporate Controller
Mr. Bhagat has over 25 years of progressive experience in financial management of high tech and software companies. His background includes controllership, treasury and financial planning & analysis (FP&A). Prior to joining rfXcel, Mr. Bhagat served as head of FP&A and corporate controller for Structural Integrity Associates, an engineering consulting company. Before that he served in senior finance roles at Veraz Networks, which he helped take public, and at Velosel, where he raised capital, established international operations and facilitated the acquisition of the company by TIBCO. Prior to that, he served in corporate and divisional finance roles at Ariba, Cadence and United Airlines. Mr. Bhagat began his career as an accountant with Arthur Andersen.
Mr. Bhagat earned an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, an MBA in International Business from the University of Leuven, Belgium and a BS in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.
Roy Devadas – VP of Operations
Mr. Devadas joined rfXcel with over 18 years of IT leadership experience leading enterprise systems development & implementations at software companies and leading IT departments in medical device industry. Prior to joining rfXcel, Mr. Devadas was Senior Manager of IT at 800Flowers, leading the eCommerce launch of 800baskets.com, planning & implementing IT strategy. Prior to this, as Director of IT at Tapco Circuit Supply, Mr. Devadas led IT in acquisitions, and implemented IT strategies to help increase profits by 15%, During the 4 years, Mr. Devadas used innovative IT strategies to save 30% of customer service costs & 25% of supply chain costs. Prior to this, Mr. Devadas was Manager of systems and Program Manager at Medela, a medical device manufacturer. Prior to that Mr. Devadas was Software Development Manager at Abacus Data Systems. Mr. Devadas received his MBA from North Illinois University, and a BS in Computer Science from University of Michigan. While at Michigan, he represented U of M in a nationwide programming contest, landing top 10 in the country.
Brian Bilyeu – VP of Sales
Mr. Bilyeu brings over 30 years of leadership experience in Sales & Sales Management, Supply Chain Operations and IT leadership. He has led highly effective sales teams in Agri-business for Purina Mills and its wholly owned subsidiary. His experience in leading sales teams using value-added selling skills resulted in him winning the prestigious “Danforth Award” for both volume growth and income optimization during his time at Purina Mills and as General Manager and President of Cole Grain Company. As Sr. Director of Informatics Business Operations for Forest Labs, his responsibilities included leading the deployments for their sizeable SAP environments, management of the departmental OPEX & CAPEX budgets, initiated their offshoring support activities, implemented a highly effective application release strategy to support business operations and owned the compliance responsibilities for both SOX 404 administration and CFR21-part 11 for a $5BB Pharmaceutical company. This unique combination of Sales, Operational, and IT leadership prepared him perfectly for his role within rfXcel as Director of Strategic accounts focusing on rfXcel’s key Pharmaceutical customers prior to leading the sales team. Mr. Bilyeu holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Kansas State University.
Amit Sewak – Director Quality Management & Validation
Mr. Sewak has over 15 years of progressive leadership experience in Quality, Compliance and Engineering Management. An accomplished and driven quality leader with outstanding performance in developing, implementing and coordinating global Quality Assurance programs, Quality Systems, Regulatory Affairs, Support and Operations programs within the medical device and pharmaceutical industry. He has consistently exhibited the proven ability to successfully provide leadership, strategy and technical guidance while steering complex management initiatives. Mr. Sewak has developed and led high performance global teams that have fostered the culture of quality, reduced operational costs, improved efficiency in services, enhanced product delivery while meeting the highest standards of customer service.
Mr. Sewak holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry, a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from San Francisco State University and Masters of Science degree in Engineering Management from Cal State University East Bay. In his time at San Francisco State University, Mr. Sewak was elected by the National Institute of Health as a recipient of their prestigious MBRS/MARC Scholars program scholarship.