Most recently, Hari was the Founder and CEO of Tumri Inc., an Internet ad technology company that was acquired by Collective Media. As Chief Executive Officer, Hari was responsible for defining the strategic vision and direction of Tumri’s technology solutions. A serial entrepreneur before launching Tumri, Hari founded two startups, Accordia (acquired by Bristlecone Inc.) and SixthDimension (acquired by Comverge Nasdaq: COMV). Prior to the entrepreneurial ventures, Hari was responsible for strategic and product marketing at Aspect Development (acquired by i2 Technologies). Prior to Aspect Development, Hari was a member of the Strategy Practice consulting team at Accenture. Hari started his career in Silicon Valley as a software engineer with Consilium Inc.
Hari holds an M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.S. in industrial engineering and operations research from Oklahoma State University. At CMU, Hari won the Faculty Award for Academic excellence and the Thomas Murrin award for Operations Management.
Robert Gunn has more than 22 years of senior management experience in high technology companies and a proven track record in technology startups. Prior to joining Serus in 2004, Robert was president and CEO of PhysicianAccess.com, an e-health company that developed the first Internet-based application to address the clinical, business and patient needs of private practice physicians.
Prior to PhysicianAccess, Robert was an original member of the board of directors at Cobalt Networks, Inc., a leading Internet and intranet server company. As an advisor to the CEO during the company’s formation and as Vice President of Sales, he was responsible for the creation of worldwide marketing and sales strategies.
Cobalt was purchased by Sun Microsystems in November 2000 for $2 billion. In addition, Robert has held executive-level sales and marketing positions at Micronics Computers, a leading supplier of advanced system boards and multimedia peripherals, and TriQuint Semiconductor, a leading manufacturer of integrated circuits for cellular phones and wireless networks.
Robert received his B.S. in business administration with a concentration in marketing and finance from San Jose State University.
Geoff has extensive knowledge and experience creating mission critical enterprise manufacturing and distributed control (SCADA) systems for electrical, gas/water distributions systems, robotics control systems, and semi-conductor manufacturing arenas. He has designed, built and deployed industrial real-time automation software systems, robotics motion planning systems, shop floor operations planning and execution, and advanced planning and scheduling systems.
He successfully led the development and deployment of distributed monitoring & control systems for San Diego Electric & Gas, Georgia Power, City of New York Water Systems, City of Helsinki Water Distribution, & Syncrude Oil. Geoff has also developed software solutions based on network flow models and network control/execution theory combined with repair based search algorithms for companies such as AMD, NVidia, TSMC & UMC.
Geoff has played key strategic and execution roles at successful startups including, Valmet Automation, Beta Monitors & Controls, Motion Factory (sold to Microsoft) and Interval Logic (acquired by PRI/Brooks Automation).
Prior to joining Serus, Geoff was VP of Engineering and co-founder of Optimal Planning Science and director of engineering at Interval Logic/Brooks Automation. He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Production Engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada.
Prior to joining Serus, Anand spent the last 13 years at i2 Technologies where he was responsible for the Global Process Consulting practice. In this role Anand led a group of 23 consultants responsible for domestic and international customers across a wide variety of industries including Semiconductor, High-Tech, Metals, Pharmaceutical, Chemicals and Downstream Oil.
He was also responsible for incubating i2's Managed Services business and managing the company's global patent portfolio. Over his career in Supply Chain Management, Anand has held positions in R & D, Product Management, and Product Marketing.
He has published papers in peer-reviewed journals like IIE Transactions and The European Journal of Operations Research as well as articles in practitioner-oriented magazines like APICS and Supply & Demand Chain Executive.
He is the author of several US and international patents. Anand earned a M. S in Industrial Engineering and a Ph.D in Systems & Industrial Engineering from the University of Arizona.
Most recently, Rohit was general manager of the Online business of Churchill Downs, Inc. He helped grow the business from start-up to a very profitable business. He was responsible for building the consumer internet platform, product strategy and operations. Previously, Rohit held executive roles in product management and engineering at enterprise software companies including Aspect Development (acquired by i2 Technologies.) Rohit started his career as a software engineer at MSC Software.
Rohit is a graduate of IIT Delhi. He holds an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southern California and an MBA from UCLA.
Al Powell comes to Serus Corporation with over (15) years of both direct and channel sales management experience at F1000 companies including HP and Postini (Google) that includes the investigation, development, and the launching of new software and SaaS products worldwide. Al has hired global sales, marketing, and development teams and launched new software products for both public and private software companies. At HP Al was instrumental in building a channel sales organization that recruited hundreds of channel partners and generated over $100 million dollars per year in channel sales. As the VP of Sales at Intershop Communications, Inc., an enterprise E-Commerce software company located in SF, CA Al was instrumental in building a sales organization and growing sales that helped launch a successful IPO.
Joe Longo has more than 15 years of experience as a senior executive running professional services organizations with a proven track record managing onshore and offshore teams, working directly with senior members of his corporate clients.
Prior to joining SERUS, Joe was VP of client services at PSVillage Inc. where he was responsible for developing and delivering a range of consulting services and programs for both PSVillage members and their sponsor companies.
Previously, Joe held senior professional services roles with MetricStream, Selectica, a public company where Joe managed more than 80% of the companies revenue, and at both ValiCert and Worldtalk Corporation, both of which managed successful IPOs.
A native of Australia, Joe began his career as a computer programmer. He is a graduate of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology with a degree in Computer Science and received a post-graduate diploma in digital communications from the Chishold Institute of Technology.