Jolly Somaiya

Jolly Somaiya

President

Jolly is an entrepreneur with more than 20 years of Information Technology (IT) consulting experience in the commercial and public sector. Prior to founding NETE in 1999, her experience included large IT systems business analysis and quality assurance initiatives supporting employers/customers like AOL Time Warner/America Online (AOL), Perot Systems (Dell/NTT Data), Citibank, National Car Rental, Alamo Car Rental, and Sunklen.

An awardee of the National Merit Scholarship, Jolly also holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering. As the Principal and President of NETE, she leads the company's strategy, strategic hiring, and quality initiatives.

Rahul Suthar

Rahul Suthar

Chief Operating Officer

Rahul oversees and is involved in all operations, business development, and delivery activities across the firm to ensure that the company executes its strategic vision. He has over 20 years of management and leadership experience in all facets of corporate strategy, business development, operational management, client relationship, and client delivery. As a member of the NETE senior leadership team, he is responsible for the delivery and growth.

Rahul holds a Master's of Information Systems from Arizona State University, is a certified Six-Sigma Black Belt, and has a Certificate in Advanced Business Forecasting & Planning.

Michelle Ryan, Ph.D.

Michelle Ryan, Ph.D.

Director, Operations

Michelle brings with her more than 22 years of program and budget leadership, experience in developing, implementing, and managing a variety of agency-level programs, and initiatives for federal and municipal government clients. At NETE, she is responsible for overseeing all operations, including daily team operations, project management strategy, budget, resource management, recruiting and retention, status reporting, client relationship management, and client solution delivery strategies.

Michelle earned her Bachelor’s degree in Government and Economics from Franklin and Marshall College, an M.B.A. in International Business from George Washington University, a Master's degree in Natural Resources from Virginia Tech, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Policy from George Mason University. She is also a Certified Project Manager.

Avneet Hundal

Avneet Hundal

Chief Administrative Officer

Avneet has extensive knowledge in leading and managing all aspects of corporate operations. At NETE, she is responsible for aligning administrative operations and initiatives in coordination with the executive management team, to anticipate and embrace changes, negotiate solutions, delegate responsibilities, and deliver desired results. She is a proven leader in strategic planning, leading implementations to develop improvements, and steering teams and organizations to their desired future outcomes.

Avneet earned her Bachelor's degree from James Madison University and her Master’s degree in Human Resources Development from George Washington University. She is also a Certified Scrum Master.

Mark Rothman

Mark Rothman

Chief Financial Officer

Mark is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with 20 years of professional experience in handling financial and accounting tasks in fast-paced environments. Before joining NETE in 2015, Mark was the Director of Accounting for Acentia and the Controller for the 2020 Company. He is responsible for managing all accounting and finance activities at NETE, including strategic planning, financial planning, and reporting and analysis. He is experienced in Costpoint, GCS Premiere, Deltek T&E, Microsoft Navision, and Quickbooks.

He holds a Bachelor's degree in Rhetoric and Communications from the University of Virginia.

George Chacko, Ph.D.

George Chacko, Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Officer

George has more than 20 years of experience in biomedical research, peer-review, and scientific administration and research evaluation in the Federal Government (NIH), academia, and industry. At NETE, George has focused on developing NETE Labs, a small multi-disciplinary research unit, that collaborates with both academia and industry to evaluate new ideas and technologies. A particular interest is the use of open source tools to analyze administrative records linked to bibliometric, patent, and clinical trials data in research assessment. George has received NIH Director's awards, the CSR Director's Explorer and Architect Awards, a commendation from the IRS Commissioner, as well as several other awards for his work when he worked for NIH.

George has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Immunology from The Ohio State University, a Master's degree in Veterinary Pathology, and a Bachelor's degree of Veterinary Sciences from the University of Agricultural Sciences in Bangalore, India.

Savita Sethi

Savita Sethi

Director, Agile AppDev

Savita has more than 25 years of IT experience. In more recent years, her focus lies in Program Management and Federal Technical Consulting. She is a certified SAFe Agilist, Scrum Master, and Project Management Professional. Also, she is a process evangelist and is a certified CMMI practitioner. Savita brings to NETE a vast experience in project planning, process improvement, strategic planning and project execution, monitoring, and control. Her specialties include Software and Web Application Development, Strategic IT Planning, Process Design and Change Management, and Enterprise Architecture Design.

She holds a dual Master's degree in Computer Applications and Mathematics from the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), New Delhi, and a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Delhi University.

RK Allam

RK Allam

Technology Officer

Radha (RK) Allam has been with NETE for over 17 years. He has accrued extensive experience working in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the IT field, and he oversees a number of projects for the Institute and their respective offices. He has several years of hands-on full web and IT systems development life cycle (SDLC) experience in design, data modeling, development, and implementation of internet web applications. He is skilled in a wide range of technical languages and applications, and he carries an NIH 6C Clearance. He is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer and also certified in HTML, ASP Programming and JavaScript programming.

He holds both a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree from the Regional Engineering College (REC) in India.

Mark Pak, Esq.

Mark Pak, Esq.

Director, Business Development & Compliance

Mark leads the day-to-day operations of business development initiatives and proposal efforts, and develops new strategic partnerships and teaming strategies. He is principally responsible for coordinating business development goals with the executive management team. Leveraging his background in business and intellectual property law, Mark also oversees contracts and compliance matters at NETE, and advises on company strategies and their implementation. He is directly involved in complex business transactions and negotiates a variety of agreements to ensure validity, enforceability, and protection against liability.

Mark earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law and his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the American Bar Association and Maryland State Bar Association.

Sydney Gomes

Sydney Gomes

Creative Officer

Syd brings more than 19 years of growth and creative design exposure in web development and execution to NETE. He has served as an Information Architect and Creative Lead on many projects, including the Center of Information Technology (CIT), Business Application System (BAS), and Fee For Service (FFS) Group, where he led a team of developers, designers, and the Federal Project Manager to create new standards for automation and agile processes on CIT's service offerings. His responsibilities have included: project management using agile methodologies and information architecture, user-centered design, usability evaluations, interaction design, and development of best practices for usable design and user experience (UX).

He holds a Post Graduate diploma in Interactive Multimedia from Xavier's Institute of Communication and a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Applied Art from the University of Goa in India.

Ruby Gill

Ruby Gill

Contracting Officer

Ruby has extensive experience as a Federal Contracts Manager, Business Analyst, and Financial Analyst. She manages the contracts administration process at NETE, including general administration, purchasing, contracts tracking, and record documentation. Ruby also ensures compliance with legal requirements, owner specifications, and government regulations for each of NETE’s contracts. She earned an Acquisition and Contract Management Certification from Strayer University.

Ruby earned her Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Strayer University, and has completed continuing education in Software Quality Assurance and Testing at Northern Virginia Community College.

Sandeep Somaiya

Sandeep Somaiya

General Manager, Strategic Initiatives

Sandeep has more than 25 years of managerial and technical consulting experience in the planning, review, analysis, design, construction, and implementation of digital information systems for both the Government public sector and commercial firms.

Sandeep received a Master's degree in Computer Science and Applications from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering. He has also been a speaker at industry conferences, published in technical journals and serves on corporate, non-profit, and industry association boards.

Qasim Rasheed

Qasim Rasheed

Director, Technology Solutions

Qasim oversees the execution and management of NETE's work in Durham, NC. He is responsible for technical direction, staff development and strategic growth. He is an experienced program manager/director with extensive background in providing Strategic Program Management, Application and Web Development, Big Data Analysis, Cloud Transformation, and Business Process Re-engineering expertise to a wide range of government and commercial clients. He is a resourceful and inventive leader adept at building high-performance project teams using Agile (Scrum and Scaled Agile Framework) methodologies for software and data related solutions.

Qasim holds a Master's degree in Computer Science and an M.B.A. from North Carolina State University.

Daniel Mostert, Ph.D.

Daniel Mostert, Ph.D.

Director, Infrastructure Technology Solutions

Daniel has more than 15 years of planning, execution, and oversight of commercial and government portfolios and programs. He is a Certified Scrum Master, PMP, and SAFe Program Consultant. Daniel has successfully used traditional Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and Agile (Scrum and Scaled Agile Framework) methodologies for managing software and data related solutions. His specialties include Contract and Vendor Negotiation and Management, Strategic Planning, IT Infrastructure and Operations, Product Management, Architecture, Consensus Building, and Business Case Development.

Daniel holds both a Ph.D. and Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Dmitriy Korobskiy

Dmitriy Korobskiy

Director, Enterprise Architecture

Dmitriy Korobskiy (DK) architects and leads development of software applications for a wide variety of technology platforms, which include .NET, Java, and databases for Enterprise systems. He has led and managed projects for multiple Federal agencies. At NETE, DK has focused on solutions architecture, product development, grants management systems, and championed the creation and management of the NETE Technical Community.

He holds a Master's degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Moscow State University. DK is also a member and an occasional speaker in the Washington D.C.-area user groups.

Kenneth Bergman

Kenneth Bergman

Director, Program Management Office Support

Ken, a former U.S. Army Officer and certified PMP, brings more than 15 years of Information Technology (IT) experience with both the Federal Government and commercial industries. His primary experience involves the implementation, management, and sustainment of PMO operations. Under Ken’s leadership, he has successfully engineered several projects through their entire SDLC, using numerous development methodologies, including Agile. He is also a Certified Scrum Master.

Ken holds a Master's degree in Management Information Systems from Strayer University and a Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Alabama.

Thrill Pasuparthi

Thrill Pasuparthi

Director, Technology Solutions

Thrill has over 19 years of IT experience, and more than 10 years of Project and Program Management that he brings to NETE. Throughout Thrill's career, he has managed large global and cross-functional teams to deliver complex programs and projects. At NETE, he manages Digital Services contracts for our Federal customers, where he has helped Federal agencies to launch software, upgraded and maintained Enterprise tools, and implemented asset management solutions to streamline the procurement and approval process, and has led cyber security and Agile transformation support teams. He is a Certified PMP and a Certified Scrum Master.

Thrill earned a Master's degree in Physics and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.

Jigar Parikh

Jigar Parikh

Director, Technology Solutions

Jigar brings more than 20 years of IT management and leadership experience in both Government and commercial sectors to NETE. At NETE, Jigar leads a team of IT professionals engaged in a full spectrum of technology solutions for NETE's Federal customers. He applies his technical expertise and industry insight to manage IT strategies, effectiveness, governance, business processes, and policies. He is also a Certified PMP and CISSP and holds certifications in ITIL Foundation, ITIL Intermediate (Strategy) and J2EE.

He earned an M.B.A. from the George Mason University and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the National Institute of Technology in India.

Victorino Villegas

Victorino Villegas

Director, Customer Service Support

Victorino brings more than 16 years of experience to NETE as a Project Manager and Systems Engineer. He has extensive experience supporting several Federal agencies. Victorino is skilled in the areas of project management, requirements gathering and analysis, system analysis and design, software development life-cycle methodologies and documentation, managing help desks and contact centers, and in Enterprise content management and collaboration technologies. He is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and is also a Certified ScrumMaster.

He earned a Master's degree in Information Technology from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor's degree in Electronic Systems from ITESM in Mexico.

Priyesh Ved

Priyesh Ved

Director, Proposal Management

Priyesh leverages his expertise and experience in technical solutions for Federal clients as a solutions architect and proposal manager. He manages a dedicated proposal team, leading responses to RFQs, RFPs, and RFIs, along with assisting with business development and capture efforts. His technical work includes a strong background in dynamic applications development, architecture, and DevOps through his work with NETE and NIH.

He earned a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Virginia Tech, and is a Project Management Professional and Certified Scrum Master.

Manish Dalvi

Manish Dalvi

Director, Technology Solutions

Manish brings more than 18 years of experience to NETE, having managed complex software implementations. He has led technology teams and collaborated with customers, while creating streamlined business processes and establishing industry best-practice solutions. He is skilled in Project & Program Management, Development, Integrations, Deployments, and Support.

Manish received an M.B.A. from Emory University and a Bachelor's and Master's degree from M.S. University in India.

Matt Platania

Matt Platania

Director, Technology Solutions

Matt brings more than two decades of service improvement experience to NETE. He serves as a trusted advisor to NIH leadership enabling achievement of measurable outcomes through alignment of processes, information technology and people to ICO strategy. His experience includes the successful design and implementation of enterprise IT solutions that have led to verified and quantified cost savings and service improvement.

Matt received an M.B.A. in International Business and a Bachelor's degree in Management and English Literature from Loyola University.