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Pravin Kumar

CEO
Mr. Kumar is the founder and CEO of AST Corporation. He oversees strategic planning, marketing, and business development efforts, and sets the bar in our practice for exemplary client service, ethics, and teamwork. Prior to establishing AST in 1995, Mr. Kumar was a Principal Consultant at Oracle Corporation and a Systems Analyst at Tata Engineering.

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Shaji Zechariah

President
Mr. Zechariah is responsible for AST's financial performance and service delivery. Prior to joining AST, Mr. Zechariah was a senior member of Oracle's Applications Consulting practice in the North Central region and a Senior Consultant at Tata Consultancy Services.

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Douglas Black, CPA

Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Black is responsible for all accounting, treasury and finance functions at AST. He has extensive experience in professional services and management, including more than a dozen years in C-Level positions.

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Niken Patel

EVP, Commercial Business Head
Mr. Patel manages Serene-AST's CRM and SaaS consulting practices, alliances, pre-sales, and product management groups. Prior to joining Serene Corporation, Mr. Patel served with large global consulting firms, including Deloitte Consulting and Fujitsu Consulting.

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Jennifer Ryerson

SVP, Public Sector
Ms. Ryerson leads AST's business development and strategic business alliance efforts. She joined AST after 15 successful years at Oracle and has extensive experience in public sector information technology business development and sales. Ms. Ryerson has worked in the Federal, U.S. State & Local, and Canadian public sector markets.

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Vinay Saini

SVP, Strategic Operations
Mr. Saini is responsible for managing Serene-AST's off-shore delivery and back-office operations. He has been instrumental in establishing an effective off-shore model that complements Serene's corporate culture, while facilitating service excellence. Mr. Saini was previously employed as a Senior Consultant at IGATE.

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Vidya Khedekar

SVP, India Operations
Ms. Khedekar leads AST's Offshore Delivery Center (ODC) in Pune, India. She has more than 20 years of experience driving transformational initiatives and building high-performing teams to support technology. Ms. Khedekar previously held management roles with Tech Mahindra, Infosys, Symantec, Cummins ABO and Philips Inc.

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Teresa Stanula

Vice President, Human Resources
Ms. Stanula is responsible for AST’s global people strategy and culture within the organization. Her role includes leading all of the Human Resources functions: talent acquisition, diversity & inclusion, compensation & benefits, compliance, leadership development, and employee relations. An accomplished Human Resources professional with a passion for people development, Ms. Stanula drives continuous process improvement, operational efficiencies, and the establishment of best practices.

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Melissa Sider

Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Ms. Sider oversees projects, both internal and external, which promote communications between AST employees, partners, and customers. Ms. Sider previously worked as a Practice Director for DARC Corporation, leading its change management and education services division, DARC Academy.

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Bernard Doyle

Vice President, Operations
Mr. Doyle is responsible for the continual process improvement of AST's daily operations and consulting services. He ensures the quality of deliverables by providing executive management, oversight on client engagements, and risk mitigation strategies. Mr. Doyle previously served as a Project Manager and Principal Functional Consultant at Whittman-Hart.

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Prasad Nettem

Vice President, ERP
Mr. Nettem leads a team of over 200 seasoned consultants in AST's ERP practice. He is responsible for growing and managing AST's ERP services, specifically in the area of Cloud ERP. He previously served as Director of ERP at Cook County and Director of Enterprise Financial Systems at Chicago Public Schools.

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Amit Ganguly

Vice President, CX
Mr. Ganguly manages AST's CRM practice and is responsible for building competencies around the Oracle Cloud Customer Experience Suite. Prior to joining AST, Mr. Ganguly served as a Practice Director at Oracle Corporation, as well as held leadership positions for other large consulting and software firms, such as Sybase, Siebel Systems, and Accenture.

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Shyam Kumar

Vice President, Middleware
Mr. Kumar oversees the delivery, management, and quality assurance for AST's Middleware practice. He is responsible for sales support and program governance for large programs, and works as a solution architect on enterprise projects. Mr. Kumar previously worked at Wipro Technologies as a Program Manager.

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Patrick Callahan

Vice President, EPM and BI
Mr. Callahan oversees AST's Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) practice. He is actively involved in the delivery, management, and quality assurance of AST's EPM projects. Prior to joining AST, Mr. Callahan was employed by the BI, Data Warehouse, and EPM practices at AmberLeaf and TUSC.

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Subhasis Ganguly

Vice President, Managed Services
Mr. Ganguly is responsible for managing next-generation growth of the Managed Services practice at AST. He oversees all aspects of delivery, methodology, and strategic direction for this team. Mr. Ganguly previously held leadership positions at Cognizant, PWC, IBM, and Deloitte Consulting, which included multi-million-dollar portfolios and a substantial client base.

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