Leadership Team

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Sanjeev Dheer

Founder & 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.

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Chris Marino

Chief 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 Alawani

VP, 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 Smelker

VP, 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.

Zachary Jarvinen

VP, Marketing

Zachary leads CENTRL’s marketing team. During his 15+ years in product and marketing leadership, he has grown a data analytics startup to #87 on the Inc 5000, helped expand global markets for Fortune 500 Epson, and lead AI & Analytics product marketing and technology strategy for enterprise software giant OpenText. Zachary is a member of the Forbes Technology Council, previously worked at the U.S. State Department, and was on the digital team of the famed 2008 Obama Campaign. He is trilingual and holds an MBA/MSc from UCLA and the London School of Economics.

Mike Kaufman

VP, 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 Pimentel

VP, 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 Chopra

General 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 Lovoy

Chief Regulatory Counsel and Privacy Officer

Elena is CENTRL’s regulatory counsel focusing on corporate compliance issues, including data privacy, modern slavery, and vendor management. She provides guidance on regulatory issues in product development, design, and delivery. Elena keeps the company updated on existing and new/emerging laws and regulations in the United States and around the globe that impact CENTRL’s products, and ensures these requirements are implemented in the products. She has over 20 years of experience in the privacy, banking and consumer financial services, and regulatory compliance 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 holds the ACAMS/FAST Fighting Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking certificate. She is licensed to practice law in Alabama, Illinois, and Louisiana. She received her BS, MBA, and JD from the University of Alabama.

Aditya Sharma

Senior 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.

Nitesh Gupta

Software 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.