Sanjeev DheerFOUNDER & CEO
Prior to CENTRL, Sanjeev was Co-Founder and CEO of CashEdge, a financial technology company which was acquired by Fiserv in 2011. He continued as President of the CashEdge Division of Fiserv after the acquisition. Prior to starting CashEdge, Sanjeev was a Partner at McKinsey & Company in New York where he served major financial and technology companies. Sanjeev started his career at the United Nations Development Program in New York. Sanjeev has an MBA from Stanford Business School where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, MA in Computer Science from Queens College/CUNY and MA in History from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Primerica, Inc.
Chris MarinoCHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Chris is responsible for all operations, finance, sales, support & services. Chris brings deep operations experience across technology and financial industries. Prior to CENTRL, Chris was VP, US Banking, CashEdge Division at Fiserv and VP, Client Services at CashEdge prior to the acquisition. Additionally, Chris has held senior leadership and consulting positions with D+H/Fundtech, Guardian Analytics, BEA/ Oracle and Hewlett-Packard. Chris has an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and BS in Computer Science and Finance from Santa Clara University.
Shailesh AlawaniVP, PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
Shailesh is responsible for product management and design. He brings deep product management experience in financial and enterprise technology. Prior to CENTRL, Shailesh was Director of Product Management at Greendot where he managed consumer money movement products at retail point of sale. Before Greendot, Shailesh was the Director of Product Management at Fiserv and CashEdge. Previously, Shailesh has held product management positions at Merced Systems (acquired by NICE systems), and Serus Inc. (acquired by E2Open). Shailesh holds an MBA from the University of South Carolina and a BS in Engineering from the University of Mumbai.
Greg SmelkerVP, ENGINEERING
Greg leads Product Engineering and QA. Greg has extensive experience in delivering highly secure systems in the financial and enterprise technology space. Prior to CENTRL, Greg was Senior Director, Core Engineering at Fiserv and at CashEdge before that. His responsibilities included architecture and the backend for the money movement products in digital payments. Prior to Cashedge, Greg was at Oracle/BEA. Greg has a BS in Computer Science from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
Nitesh GuptaSOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE
Nitesh is responsible for designing CENTRL's software architecture. Before CENTRL Nitesh was Sr. Manager at Fiserv and CashEdge. Nitesh brings deep experience in designing, building, and maintaining enterprise systems. His responsibilities included creation of P2P payment architecture and high volume data harvesting solutions. His has a BS in Materials Sciences for Indian Institute of Technology.
Serge RubinsteinVP, MARKETING
Serge leads CENTRL's marketing team, and is responsible for awareness, branding, thought-leadership and customer acquisition. During his 15+ years marketing technology solutions, Serge has successfully helped grow both enterprise software and SaaS companies across the performance management, CMS, mobile sales enablement, spend analysis, and online backup domains. Serge contributed to successful exits at three companies: Merced Systems' acquisition by Nice Systems, EVault's acquisition by Seagate, and Softface's acquisition by SAP Ariba. He holds an MBA from San Francisco State University.
Mike KaufmanVP, CLIENT RELATIONS
Mike is responsible for leading CENTRL's Client Relations organization. He has more than 22 years of experience in client relations, sales and management across a wide range of industries and solution offerings. Previously, Mike served as Vice President of Client Services at York Risk, a risk services and solutions organization. Prior to York, Mike was Vice President of Account Management, Digital Banking group at Fiserv (previously CashEdge). Earlier in his career, he held sales and account management roles at MasterCard and Princeton eCom (now part of ACI Worldwide). Mike holds a BS in Marketing from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
Ronald PimentelVP, SYSTEMS OPERATIONS
Ronald is responsible for all network and technology operations. Ronald has extensive experience running highly secure operations for financial services and high volume transaction platforms. Prior to CENTRL, Ronald was VP, Technology Operations for the CashEdge division of Fiserv. His responsibilities included service delivery of the money movement and aggregation products. In this role, he oversaw systems platform architecture, application delivery, and security/compliance. Prior to CashEdge, Ronald was Director of Information Technology at EzRez/Switchfly where he led both customer facing production and internal technology teams. Ronald also previously held roles at Ellie Mae where he led the operations team and its SaaS operations.
Rupali ChopraGENERAL COUNSEL
As General Counsel, Rupali is responsible for all legal and compliance functions. Prior to CENTRL, Rupali was General Counsel of CashEdge Inc. Rupali has over 20 years of experience in the technology industry covering corporate, IP and regulatory matters. Rupali earned her LLM from Columbia University and her LLB from Delhi University, India.
Elena LovoyCHIEF PRIVACY OFFICER
Elena is CENTRL's privacy expert. She provides guidance on privacy-related issues in product development, design, and delivery. Elena keeps the company updated on existing and new/emerging privacy regulations, and ensures they get implemented in the product. She has over 20 years of experience in the privacy, banking, and consumer financial services areas.
Elena is certified by the Alabama State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a privacy law specialist and holds the following certifications from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP): Privacy Law Specialist (PLS), Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US), Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E), Certified Information Privacy Professional/Canada (CIPP/C), and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM).
Elena is also certified by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics as a Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) and licensed to practice law in Alabama, Illinois, and Louisiana. She received her BS, MBA, and JD from the University of Alabama.
Aditya SharmaSENIOR ADVISOR
Aditya advises CENTRL on its international business strategy, with a focus on CENTRL's sales, marketing, and business development. He is an accomplished, dynamic leader with over 25 years of global professional experience. Previously, Aditya has served as Asia Managing Director for Williams Lea (a global marketing technology services company acquired by Deutsche WorldNet), Asia Managing Director for Capital One, and Senior Vice President for JP Morgan Chase in New York and Chicago. Aditya has also served in senior responsibilities at McKinsey & Company in New York and Sydney, and as a Managing Director in the venture capital firm eVentures where he invested in MakeMyTrip (Nasdaq IPO), NetMagic (acquired by NTT), etc. Aditya holds an MBA from the University of Rochester where he won the Karl Brunner Award, an MS in Computer Engineering from Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a BE in Electrical Engineering from the University of Mumbai.
Maura HarrisDIRECTOR OF DUE DILIGENCE AT BOSTWICK CAPITAL
Ms. Harris is the Director of Due Diligence at Bostwick Capital, a fund of hedge funds based in New York. Ms. Harris is responsible for operational due diligence on external hedge fund investments and Bostwick's vendor due diligence program.
Ms. Harris brings over 25 years experience in asset management to CENTRL. The majority of her career has been performing operational due diligence on alternative asset managers. Ms. Harris experience includes management positions at Permal, Bank of America Alternative Investment Group, GAM, and Prudential. In 2012, Ms. Harris began to reinvent traditional due diligence by incorporating technology to improve the execution and effectiveness of due diligence.
Eva PittasCEO/FOUNDER OF FINTECH BRCG
Ms. Pittas is the CEO and Founder of FinTech BRCG, a consulting and advisory firm helping early stage FinTechs build right sized risk and compliance programs to help them manage their risk and shorten their procurement process.
Ms. Pittas is a seasoned financial services executive with over 25 years experience in risk & control management and operations & technology. As a Managing Director at Citigroup, Ms. Pittas has experience managing large scale, enterprise wide risk and control programs resulting in management transparency and improved audit and regulatory ratings. In her prior role, Ms. Pittas served as Citigroup's Global Head of Information Technology Risk & Control which included Third Party Risk Management. Ms. Pittas has experience with global regulators and led the design of the Strategic Target Operating Model for Third Party Risk Management for the Institutional Clients Group. Ms. Pittas is a graduate of NYU's Stern School of Business.