Jolly Somaiya

Jolly Somaiya

Principal and 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 Consultants.

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

Avneet Hundal

Avneet Hundal

Corporate Support - Operations, Talent Acquisition, Human Resources, and Compliance

Avneet has extensive knowledge of multiple Human Resources (HR) disciplines and a strong background in managing corporate operations. She has provided leadership into multiple initiatives for organizations focusing on process re-engineering, compliance, operational effectiveness, and HR management. At NETE, she collaborates with the management team to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes, and personnel to accommodate the growth of the organization.

Avneet earned her Bachelor’s from James Madison University and her Master’s in Human Resources Development from George Washington University.

Rahul Suthar

Rahul Suthar

Digital Advisory Services

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 (ASU), is a certified Six-Sigma Black Belt, and has a Certificate in Advanced Business Forecasting & Planning.

RK Allam

RK Allam

Digital Technology Solutions and Enterprise IT Services

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

Japjeev Kohli

Japjeev Kohli

Corporate Support - Operations

Japjeev brings more than 20 years of experience as an operations and technology leader to NETE. He is a member of the leadership team focused on strategic consulting for the company, technology consulting for the Business Development team, and Management Consulting for the PMO teams. Japjeev has been recognized for his leadership, critical thinking, problem-solving, and innovation skills.

He earned a Master's in Management of Technology and a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He is also a Certified Project Manager and Scrum Master.

Mark Rothman

Mark Rothman

Corporate Support - Accounting and Finance, 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 BA in Rhetoric and Communications from the University of Virginia.

George Chacko, Ph.D.

George Chacko, Ph.D.

Science, Research Evaluation, Analytics, and Digital Innovation

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

Sandeep Somaiya

Sandeep Somaiya

Strategic Initiatives and R+D

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 of Computer Science from Virginia Tech and a BS 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.

Sydney Gomes

Sydney Gomes

Digital User Experience and Design Services, Creative Officer

Syd brings more than 16 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 Master's in Interactive Multimedia from Xavier's Institute of Communication and a BA in Applied Arts from the University of Goa in India.

Savita Sethi

Savita Sethi

Digital Agile, DevOps, and PM Competency

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 IIT, New Delhi and a BS in Mathematics from Delhi University.

Mark Pak

Mark Pak

Business Development, Partnerships, and 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, 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 J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law and his BA degree in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the American Bar Association and Maryland State Bar Association.

Ruby Gill

Ruby Gill

Corporate Support - Contracts, 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 BS degree in Business Management from Strayer University, Northern Virginia Community College and has completed continuing education in Software Quality Assurance and Testing at Northern Virginia Community College.

Qasim Rasheed

Qasim Rasheed

Digital Technology Solutions, Program Management and Delivery

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 in Computer Science and an MBA from North Carolina State University.

Ratima Kataria

Ratima Kataria

Digital Technology Solutions, Program Management and Delivery

Ratima is an IT professional with more than 20 years of experience leading Program Management Offices (PMOs) and managing large, complex IT initiatives. At NETE, she serves as the Portfolio Program Manager for NETE's Enterprise IT contracts, where she is responsible for the overall coordination, execution, management, and administration of all program-related activities. She has extensive experience in setting up and operationalizing PMOs and project management teams, as well as Agile coaching and transformation. Ratima is a Professional Scrum Master, a Professional Scrum Product Owner and a Certified PMP.

She holds a BS in Electronics Engineering, and she is currently pursuing a Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Certificate at Stanford University.

Dmitriy Korobskiy

Dmitriy Korobskiy

Digital Solutions Architecture and Delivery, Enterprise Architect

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 an MS 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

Digital Technology Solutions, Program Management and Delivery

Ken, a former US 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 an MS degree in Management Information Systems from Strayer University and a BS in Management Information Systems from the University of Alabama.

Thrill Pasuparthi

Thrill Pasuparthi

Digital Technology Solutions, Program Management and Delivery

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 an MS in Physics and a BS in Computer Science.

Jigar Parikh

Jigar Parikh

Digital Technology Solutions, Program Management and Delivery

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 MBA from the George Mason University and a Bachelor's in Computer Science from the National Institute of Technology.

Victorino Villegas

Victorino Villegas

Digital Technology Solutions, Program Management and Delivery

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 BS in Electronic Systems from ITESM in Mexico.

James Mulligan

James Mulligan

Digital Technology Solutions, Program Management and Delivery

Jim is a certified Program Manager that brings more than 17 years of federal and commercial project and operations experience to NETE. Jim leads NETE's enterprise infrastructure, cloud transformation, and hosting and storage initiatives, which includes the management of core teams on-site. He is also responsible for the overall IT service management and project management on our Federal prime contracts. He is a Certified PMP, a Six Sigma Green Belt and he has completed training and certification in Government Contract Law.

He holds a BA in Communications from the University of Maryland.