Meet the Orion Leadership

Orion Business Innovation’s leadership team is highly vested and tenured with professional backgrounds from some of the nations leading software, technology, consulting, communications, and business services organizations.

Executive Team

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Raj Patil

CEO and President

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Raj Patil

Chief Executive Officer and President

 

Raj is responsible for managing Orion’s growth as a leading provider of information technology and outsourcing services. With over 24 years of experience, Raj is a seasoned executive who has successfully led the growth and development of both significantly larger IT services companies, as well as start-up ventures. Prior to joining Orion, Raj was the President and COO of LiquidHub, an IT consulting and Services Company where he led the Business Units and Global Operations. In previous roles, he was a Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of aSpark, an IT Services Company focused on enterprise solutions in the emerging digital interactive market. He has also spent over seven years with MphasiS, an HP company, playing several key roles in its growth to over a billion dollars in revenues.

Raj received an MBA from the University of Chicago – Booth School of Business, MS in Computer Science from Villanova University, Pennsylvania and a BS in Computer Science from Mysore University, India.

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Jeffrey Robinson

CFO

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Jeffrey Robinson

Chief Financial Officer

 

Jeffrey brings with him over twenty-five years of experience in public and private software, emerging growth and service businesses. His vast experience includes strategic financial and business planning, mergers and acquisitions, cost analysis and control, management reporting, developing banking and legal relationships, contract negotiations, IT, insurance, operations and human resources. Having held VP and CFO positions with companies such as Unitrends, Inc., LabVantage Solutions, Inc., and IBM, Jeff brings a wealth of knowledge to his role at Orion. Jeff is a CPA and holds a BA in Accounting from King’s College.

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Satish Kumar

EVP – Sales

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Satish Kumar

Executive Vice President – Sales

 

With over 18 years of experience, Satish is a seasoned executive who has successfully led the growth and development of fledgling groups into 3-4 digit revenue segments. At Orion, Satish is responsible for managing the company’s growth as a leading provider of global consulting, information technology and outsourcing services. Prior to joining Orion, Satish was the Head of IMS services for Tech Mahindra – Americas and prior to that, he was head of Best shore practice group of HP-TS & MphasiS. In his previous roles, Satish was responsible for consistent double digit growth of the groups he was heading.

Satish received an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (formerly the Regional Engineering College) in Nagpur.

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Pradeep Menon

EVP & Head of Delivery

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Predeep Menon

EVP & Head of Delivery

 

Over two decades, Pradeep has played an integral role in development of Orion’s Global Application Development practice. He specializes in the Finance and Auditing domains with exceptional concentration in program governance and on-time delivery. Pradeep is recognized for his leadership abilities and cultivating a culture of extraordinary achievements. Pradeep is responsible for Orion’s Global delivery methodology & strategy, which delivers the highest level of complex applications across multiple technology platforms.

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Chetan Naik

Executive Vice President

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Chetan Naik

Executive Vice President

 

Chetan has over 28 years of professional experience with large software systems. During his professional career, he has held several lead technical positions with Fortune 100 companies including Singer Link Simulations, Raytheon, Bendix, CSC, and AT&T Bell Labs. In these roles, Chetan was responsible for the successful design and implementation of key information technology systems. He has played a crucial role in the implementation and deployment of a variety of OSS systems such as planning, forecasting, order management/provisioning, maintenance and customer care. He has managed multi-million dollar mission critical software projects. Previously the Managing Director of Unixpros, LLC, he currently runs Orion’s operations, oversees business development, project development and marketing activities.

Chetan holds an MS degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and a MS in Engineering from Cornell University as well as a Baccalaureate of Technology in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in India.

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Narendra Kumar

Director – India Operations

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Narendra Kumar

Director – India Operations

 

With over 27 years of experience in the technology industry, Narendra has leveraged his expertise in engineering and successfully operates Orion’s development centers in India. In addition to Orion’s development center in Mumbai, Narendra is responsible for overseeing operations in our state-of-the-art development center located in Kochi. He continues to successfully spearhead and implement Orion’s end-to-end infrastructure including staffing, project management, application development and deployment. His focus on marketing and operations management combined with his strong sense of commitment and dedication have greatly contributed to Orion’s sustainable growth plan.

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Karolina Kocalevski

VP & Head of Marketing

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Karolina Kocalevski

VP & Head of Marketing

 

Karolina is a seasoned marketing leader, having held several marketing management positions at Fortune 1000 companies. She brings an impressive 20+ year track record in the B2B space, successfully building brand equity for both known and unknown brands, and capturing significant market share with innovative account-based-marketing (ABM) and lead generation programs. Earlier in her career, Karolina worked as an academic book publisher for McGraw-Hill and Thomson Reuters, which has fueled her passion for creating compelling content, and an auditor for Deloitte.

Karolina serves as the chief brand ambassador for the company, responsible for the overall development and execution of Orion’s global marketing and PR plan.

Karolina has an MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University, and a Bachelor of Business (Accounting, International Marketing), from the University of Technology, Sydney.

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Ramanan Seshadri

SVP- Client Services

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Ramanan Seshadri

SVP- Client Services

 

Ramanan manages the Professional Services business unit for Orion, responsible for accelerating business growth, client delight, and competency development.
Ramanan is a global software services leader with an impressive and diverse 25 year track record from individual contributor to leading teams, turning markets and doing business in tough scenarios. He spent more than 12 years in Hexaware Technologies where he held various roles and became a member of the Management Council. As well as managing one of the largest relationships for Hexaware, he also acted as Head of the Europe Region, and led the Healthcare and Insurance verticals. Prior to joining Orion, Ramanan held leadership roles in Citiustech and Iris Software.

Ramanan has a degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Madras University and a certificate from the Harvard T. H Chan School of Public Health.

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Board of Directors

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Chip Schorr

Senior Managing Director

One Equity Partners

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Chip Schorr

Senior Managing Director – One Equity Partners

 

Mr. Schorr joined OEP in 2015 when it combined with Augusta Columbia Capital and is a Senior Managing Director and a member of the Investment Committee and the Operating Committee. Mr. Schorr’s prior and current investments, directorships and Chairman of the Board positions include Travelport, Fairchild Semiconductor, Intersil, Ameritas, Alliance Data Systems, AMI Semiconductor, Alorica, iFlex, Intelenet Global Services, nTelos, Crayon, Orbitz, STATS ChipPAC, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, Genband, Freescale Semiconductor, KEMET, Worldspan, SMIC, Allegro, MagnaChip, Valor Communications, EMSO, Rizing, and ePak.

Prior to OEP, Mr. Schorr was Chairman and Managing Partner of Augusta Columbia, and before that a Senior Managing Director and Member of the Private Equity Investment Committee of Blackstone, having previously been Managing Partner of Citigroup Venture Capital Equity Partners. Mr. Schorr serves on the Board of Trustees of The Whitney Museum of American Art, the Board of Directors of Jazz at Lincoln Center and Snowmass Chapel. He received a MBA from the Harvard Business School with honors, and graduated magna cum laude from The School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University.

Mr. Schorr’s first novel, The After, was published in 2018.

Carlo Padovano

Managing Director

One Equity Partners

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Carlo Padovano

Managing Director – One Equity Partners

 

Carlo Padovano joined OEP in 2012 and is a Managing Director based in New York and São Paulo. During his four years at OEP, Mr. Padovano worked on investments in the distribution, business services, technology and consumer industries. Mr. Padovano is a member of the Board of Directors of Cless Cosmetics, Portal, Rizing, Unicoba and Wow! Nutrition, and has previously been a member of the Board of Directors of Allied.

Prior to joining OEP, Mr. Padovano worked at GP Investimentos, a Brazilian private equity firm, where he was a member of the Board of Directors of Magnesita Refratários and BHG – Brazil Hospitality Group. Previously, Mr. Padovano worked in the Investment Banking division of JPMorgan in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group. Mr. Padovano received his B.Sc. in engineering and management systems from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Columbia University.

Raj Patil

CEO and President

Orion Systems Integrators LLC.

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Raj Patil

Chief Executive Officer and President – Orion Systems Integrators, LLC.

 

Raj is responsible for managing Orion’s growth as a leading provider of information technology and outsourcing services. With over 22 years of experience, Raj is a seasoned executive who has successfully led the growth and development of both significantly larger IT services companies, as well as start-up ventures. Prior to joining Orion, Raj was the President and COO of LiquidHub, an IT consulting and Services Company where he led the Business Units and Global Operations. In previous roles, he was a Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of aSpark, an IT Services Company focused on enterprise solutions in the emerging digital interactive market. He has also spent over seven years with MphasiS, an HP company, playing several key roles in its growth to over a billion dollars in revenues.

Raj received an MBA from the University of Chicago – Booth School of Business, MS in Computer Science from Villanova University, Pennsylvania and a BS in Computer Science from Mysore University, India.

Ante Kusurin

Vice President

One Equity Partners

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Ante Kusurin

Vice President – One Equity Partners

 

Ante Kusurin joined OEP in 2011 and is a Vice President based in New York. During his seven years at OEP, Mr. Kusurin worked on investments in the industrials, technology, retail, consumer goods and oil and gas industries. Mr. Kusurin is a member of the Board of Directors of Rizing and Voltyre, a Board observer at Allegro, Zodiac and W.W. Williams, and has previously been a member of the Board of Directors of Inertech.

Prior to joining OEP, Mr. Kusurin worked in the Investment Banking division of NM Rothschild & Sons in London where he focused on the consumer goods and retail industries. Mr. Kusurin received his B.B.A. in finance from the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, an M.Sc. in geography from School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford and an M.B.A. from the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.

Otavio Birman

Associate

One Equity Partners

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Otavio Birman

Associate – One Equity Partners

 

Otavio Birman joined OEP in 2016 and is an Associate based in New York and São Paulo. Since 2016, Mr. Birman worked on investments in the technology, business services and industrial sectors. Mr. Birman is a member of the Board of Directors of Rizing, Orion and Cless Cosmetics, as well as a board observer at Wow! Nutrition, Unicoba and Portal.

Prior to joining OEP, Mr. Birman worked at HSI, a Brazilian real estate private equity firm, where he was involved in investments in the retail, logistics, residential, and hospitality sectors. Previously, Mr. Birman worked at UBS, covering the oil & gas industry.

Mr. Birman received his B.Sc. in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas.