Meet Orion’s Leadership Team

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

 

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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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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Mimi Young

EVP – Digital Design

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Mimi Young

Executive Vice President – Digital Design

 

Mimi oversees the Digital Design Studio and Experience Design at Orion. Previous to Orion, Mimi was a Co-founder and the Managing Director at Behavior Design, responsible for the company’s strategy and operations. In her 23-year design career, Mimi has provided executive oversight and long-term relationship building for a range of high-profile clients in the financial & professional services, B2B, nonprofit & higher education, and entertainment & publishing spaces.

Mimi has been featured in Huffington Post’s “Women in Business,” in addition to publishing several articles in publications such as HOW magazine and Creative Boom on the subject of improving customer/user experiences through thoughtful content strategies. Mimi received an MFA degree from the School of Visual Arts and her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.

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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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Chetan Naik

EVP

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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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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. He 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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V. Balasubramanian

SVP – Pharma & Life Sciences

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V. “Bala” Balasubramanian, Ph.D., MBA

SVP – Pharma & Life Sciences

Bala heads the Pharma & Life Sciences Business Unit at Orion. Prior to Orion, Bala was President and CEO of Cabeus, responsible for providing the company vision and strategy to be a niche products and services firm for Life Sciences. He was responsible for the vision and direction for a SaaS platform called ReALM® to transform the regulatory value chain within Life Sciences.

Bala brings over three decades of experience in information management and digital transformation. He is a winner of the Albert Einstein Award for Innovation in 2016 under the auspices of NJ Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards. Prior to forming Cabeus, Bala developed IT strategies and capabilities for companies such as Bristol-Myers Squibb, Roche, Aventis, Merrill Lynch, AT&T, Bell Atlantic and IBM.

Bala has his Ph.D. and MBA from Rutgers University, M.S. in Computer Science from NJIT and B.S. in Electronics Engineering from India. He is also an Industrial Advisory Board Member for the Rutgers Master’s in Business and Science (MBS) program.

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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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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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Herman Kalra

Head – Human Resources, USA

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Herman Kalra

AVP – Human Resources, US

Herman spearheads the Human Resources function for the Americas at Orion.

With nearly 2 decades of experience across organizations such as Siemens, Infosys, Capgemini, and L&T Infotech, he has worked in various areas of Human Resources in the Technology field. He is a firm believer in teamwork and stands by the saying – Great things in business are never done by one person, they are done by a team of people.
Herman is an alumnus of Symbiosis, Pune, and enjoys golf in his spare time.

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Arun Paul

Head – Human Resources, India

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Arun Paul

Head – Human Resources, India

 

Arun oversees Human Resources for India operations focused on talent acquisition, development, management and learning. He has 19 years of experience across multiple aspects of the Human Resources function. Prior to Orion, Arun was associated with Incedo, Syntel Inc. (now Atos Syntel), and Tata AIG. A graduate in Law, Arun completed his MBA in HR from the International School of Business & Media in Pune, India. His professional experience includes consulting at Direction One and Jr. Advocate in the High Court of Kerala handling litigations.

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