At the core of SANpulse's success is a team that values individual opinions, leverages knowledge gained from past experience, encourages the sharing of information, and affords the opportunity to reach out and explore new capabilities. The SANpulse team is drawn from a broad landscape of backgrounds and experience. Senior leadership is filled with real-world knowledge about the challenges facing competitive organizations and what it means to deliver quality products and services. SANpulse’s technical team has a long track record of successful work within the storage industry, and knows first-hand the challenges present in today’s demanding business environment. Together, these individuals form a solid, success-driven ensemble that understands the challenges of managing and optimizing complex data center infrastructures.
Chief Executive Officer
In his role as CEO, Prakash is responsible for all aspects of SANpulse's strategy, operations and execution. Prakash has established alliances & partnerships with key industry leaders within the storage industry and developed a culture that inspires and rewards creativity and unity within the organization.
Prior to joining SANpulse, Prakash held senior roles in professional services at EMC, Xansa, Logica and UK Central Government. He has 19 years of experience spanning Delivery, Consulting, Outsourcing and Sales – all diverse marketing offerings and geography. This period is hallmarked with a strong track record of structuring agile delivery in business critical environments, whilst maintaining strong operational control.
Prakash is a graduate from Imperial College, London, an Alumnus of IMD in Switzerland and Harvard University (DCE), USA. He is a full member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology, where he is conferred as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) & MIET.
Founder, President and Chief Technology Officer
Gerard Lam, the founder of SANpulse Technologies is an industry leader in the efforts to modernize, standardize, automate and revolutionize the SAN Industry. Gerard has extensive experience in architecting professional services, streaming media and storage solutions and was responsible for the development of an in-house, open source network monitoring system that replaced Netcool.
During his tenure at Accenture, he was instrumental in establishing the Information Storage Consulting (ISC) practice. Following Accenture, Gerard focused on implementing storage solutions at a global financial institution, subsequently leaving to dedicate his full time effort to the development of SANpulse and his SAN Decision Support System known as SANlogics.
Gerard leads SANpulse with a rare combination of management science discipline, experience as a technology visionary, programmer, SAN consultant and software designer. His specialized education discipline, proficiency in technology, understanding of business needs, and experience with Fortune 500 companies have contributed to his creating innovative solutions for the complexity of today’s SAN environments and storage initiatives. Gerard earned his B.S. degree in Management Science & Information Systems from the Pennsylvania State University.
Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director, India
Chetan Shah is SANpulse’s Chief Operating Officer responsible for all SANpulse technology initiatives that support the delivery of client solutions. He is also responsible for all global operations, internal systems, and data center operations within SANpulse. As Managing Director of SANpulse Technology Pvt. Ltd., he setup SANpulse’s India operations.
Prior to SANpulse, Chetan was Chief Operating Officer at Synygy, Inc. where he was responsible for establishing the software organization and professional services staff focused on developing sales compensation management and other sales performance management applications. During his tenure, Synygy achieved “Hall of Fame” status on the Inc. 500 List – a feat accomplished by only 65 companies in the 22-year history of the list. He was instrumental in leading Synygy’s technological innovation, including the first 100% web-based software suite in the sales performance management space and the first web 2.0 and mobile-enabled sales portal for sales people. He has worked with Fortune 500 and global companies such as General Electric, OfficeMax, Cigna, Eaton, DowJones, PepsiCo, Deutsche Bank, Hewlett Packard, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Tat Teleservices, etc.
Chetan holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Scranton and a Bachelor degree in Commerce from Sydenham College, University Bombay (Mombai, India).
Chief Financial Officer
Bill Testa has over 25 years’ of diverse experience leading start-up and early stage companies in the software, biotech, pharmaceutical, bank card services and consumer product industries. Prior to SANpulse Bill has worked as the outsourced CFO of several startup companies. Bill has had success in raising equity and debt funding totaling over $300 million and was instrumental in the success of two IPOs, Heartland Payments Systems, Inc. on the NYSE and Orchid BioSciences, Inc. on the NASDAQ. Bill was a founding member of two startup companies, Elanti Systems, Inc. and Orchid BioSystems, Inc. He has significant operational, strategic and financial systems experience.
Bill has an accounting degree from Rider University and is a Certified Public Accountant.