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THE SpeeDEV  TEAM

The SpeeDEV team consists of Management, Advisors, and a Board of Directors.  It is committed to creating a value proposition for its customers, employees and its shareholders.  Its primary goal is to build and deliver a superior product & service for its customers and to continue to give them a compelling reason to use its services.  At the same time, Management is keenly aware that in order to build a great organization a company needs to empower its employees, reward them and grow the company from within.  Last, but not the least, it will take a lesson from the Year 2000 debacle of Internet companies and create a profitable business.  

Management Team

Sky Basu, Founder & CEO
Since 1994, Sky Basu has been CTO at AgniRoth, and more recently, the acting CEO.  He has worked extensively in the Internet area, delivering mission critical applications for HP, USWeb (now marchFIRST), Solectron and
Stanford University.  His innovative ideas and real-world solutions have led to several patents and awards.  He also specializes in delivering projects on-time, and under tight budgets. 
Mr. Basu has over 14 years of experience in developing software applications, mentoring engineers and managing software companies.  Prior to starting AgniRoth, Mr. Basu was the Executive Director at Temple Private Ltd., where he developed a superior PCB Routing algorithm and an industry-leading Profile Cutting engineering software, PSS-90.  He is credited for growing the company from a handful of developers to over forty engineers.  Mr. Basu holds a B.Tech from IIT and an MS from ISI.

Sandeep Tiwari, Vice President Sales & Marketing

As the Director of Channel Sales at JetForm (now Adobe) and Symantec, Sandeep created and implemented a highly successful channel sales program, where he increased the number of channel partners tenfold, and channel revenues by 400%.  He has been recognized in the national press for his Channel Program-setup and execution, and his Sales Process Seminars have won legions of support from the VAR community.

As Director of Marketing and Product Management at Fujitsu Software Sandeep helped create and launch i-Flow and a startup -- Solix Internet (now eMagia).  He owns several patents in process automation technology, and brings to SpeeDEV an expertise in Workflow Tools, Process Automation, Utilities (WinFAX, Norton etc.), Relational Databases and Tools.  Sandeep holds bachelor's degrees in Physics & Computer Science, and an MBA from San Jose State University.

Atanu Majumdar, Founder & Director - Engineering
Mr. Majumdar joined AgniRoth in 1996, making invaluable contributions to the company. His ability to master multiple technologies and build scaleable system architectures has won the praise of his clients and an award from Microsoft. At AgniRoth, he created several of the 'Best Practices,' and successfully executed projects as a project manager and senior developer for many Silicon Valley organizations: HP, Adaptec, Stanford University and USWeb (now marchFIRST). Prior to AgniRoth he was at Temple Private Ltd. Mr. Majumdar has 7 years of experience in software design, architecture and project management.
Mr. Majumdar graduated at the top of his class with a B. Tech in Computer Science from Calcutta University, where he also completed a B.S. in Physics.

Amit Parikh, CFO
Amit Parikh (President, OutForce, LLC) was the CFO of two successful startups, ZeitNet, Inc., and PipeLinks, Inc., which were acquired by Cabletron Systems and Cisco Systems respectively. Mr. Parikh has ten years of "start-up" experience, including intensive mergers and acquisitions expertise, and ten more years of Public Accounting and Industry experience. In addition, Mr. Parikh is currently the CFO and member/partner of two venture funds, Anthelion Capital, LLC (since 1996) and Anthelion Capital II, L.P. (since 1999). In his role as a venture investor, he has funded nearly eighty companies thus far and assisted several others.

Advisors

Abhay K. Bhushan
Most recently, Mr. Bhushan was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Co-founder of YieldUP International Corporation, a public company acquired by FSI International in 1999. In 1996, Mr. Bhushan was Co-founder, Chairman, President, CEO, CFO and VP of Business Development of Portola Communications, a private company acquired by Netscape in 1997.
Mr. Bhushan worked in technical management, business development, and environmental leadership for Xerox Corporation from 1974 to 1996. From 1967 to 1974, he was a member of the research staff for M.I.T.'s Project MAC. Mr. Bhushan actively mentors a number of start-ups in Silicon Valley and serves on the Board of I-leverage, Metamata, and Quantum Find. He is an advisor to HotBiz.com, Malltrip.com, and B-Bop Associates. He received his B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from I.I.T. Kanpur, and master's degrees in Electrical Engineering and in Management from M.I.T.

Mark Cameron White
Mr. White is Partner and Co-Founder at White and Lee, where he represents emerging growth companies and investment funds on all matters relating to the formation, financing, growth and liquidity of technology based enterprises.
Mr. White has represented recognized companies -- such as HotMail, Nuvomedia, Native Minds, 3ware, SurfMonkey.com, garageband.com, Betasphere, the EDA Consortium and AirFlash -- and venture capital funds such as New Enterprise Associates, Nexit Ventures and Selby Ventures.
Mr. White has written several papers on matters affecting emerging growth companies, and has spoken on these topics in seminars organized by the Software Development Forum, the Northern California Association of Harvard Business School, the International Angels Institute, the Asian Business Association, the EDA Consortium and other groups. Mr. White has also spoken on these topics in Singapore, the Peoples Republic of China and Malaysia. He is the organizer of the "Soup to Nuts" seminar series, which, in 2000, was sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank, New Enterprise Associates, NASDAQ, Microsoft and Oracle. Mr. White holds a J.D. degree from Boalt Hall School of Law, UC-Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.

Board

Sky Basu, Founder & CEO
(see above)

Shyamal Chaudhury
Mr. Chaudhury has been President and Founder of Asquare since 1998. From '94 to '98, he was CEO at AgniRoth, a boutique consulting firm focusing on software projects and products. Mr. Chaudhury also launched the US subsidiary of Edidacom in 1988, a European publisher of Computer Based Training products. As VP of Marketing & Sales, he worked closely with the media to gain national coverage. Mr. Chaudhury brings an entrepreneurial heart, a large network of Silicon Valley business executives, and over 12 years of experience in Business Development and Sales. He is highly active in the buzzing community of Indian entrepreneurs and has helped develop the community site for IIT Kanpur, the alma mater of many of these capitalists and executives.
He received a PhD in Physics from SUNY, Buffalo, and is a graduate of IIT.

Andy Bose (AMI Venture Partners)
Anindya (Andy) Bose is founder, chairman, and CEO of Access Markets International (AMI-Partners, Inc.). Mr. Bose specializes in primary research, competitive and strategic market analyses, product planning and positioning, technology assessments, financial analysis, M&A activity, Venture Capital, and the development of business strategies. He has more than 20 years of experience in the computer, communications, and electronic entertainment industries.

Prior to co-founding AMI-Partners, Mr. Bose was Group Vice President of IDC/LINK (formerly LINK Resources), a firm he joined in 1983. Mr. Bose served on IDC's Management Committee, and under his guidance LINK emerged as a leading consulting firm in personal computing, telecommunications, interactive new media, online communications, consumer, home office, and small business segments.

Mr. Bose frequently participates in industry events in the United States, Asia, and Europe, and has most recently spoken at COMDEX and CES. He has appeared on ABC, CNN, CNBC-TV, and other channels, and is often quoted by leading trade and business publications such as the The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Investors Business Daily, Fortune, Forbes, and Business Week. He has written articles for Barrons and other trade publications.

 

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