MEET OUR TEAM

Adwait Joshi

Chief Seer

Adwait Joshi

Adwait, as his name suggests is a truly unique individual. The Adwaita philosophy by the world guru Adi Shankaracharya, defines Adwait as a non-dual (no one like him exists in this universe), this is especially true if you know Adwait, his creativity, passion and personality is quite addictive and makes a long-lasting impression on anyone who crosses paths with him.

Adwait was not only a straight-A student in school but was always interested in business opportunities, from simple projects like collecting a group of kids from the neighborhood and building lanterns to setting up a sugarcane juice stand, he was always the leader. When he was 15 years old he won a scholarship and learned C++. This exposure made him start his first company at the age of 15, AD’s Computers, was extremely profitable and paved a path for Adwait’s future; not only giving him the right exposure but also making enough money to pay for his education. While at University at Buffalo, Adwait’s thesis on Visualization Techniques for Anthropometric Data made the concept of Universal Design easy and became a very important part of UB’s research for the next 10+ years. One might say Adwait has a Midas touch because whatever he touches turns into gold. Just out of a passion for music he started a 501c3 in 2004 which has grown to be the largest resource for Indian Music on the entire Internet. Under his leadership, this organization has created a strong platform with 40,000 registered members from 140 countries.

Adwait’s IT career in the US began with Fisher Price where he spent his summer creating tools for mechanical engineers to speed up the design of toys and he was successful in automating a lot of trivial tasks. He then went on to work at Intel where he was given a challenge that had not been solved before, migrating a 3d visualization software to a 64-bit architecture. He not only took that challenge but strenuously worked towards finishing the project and won an award for doing it 4 weeks ahead of schedule. That’s when Adwait found his passion for IT, and it was simple to create solutions to automate tedious manual processes.  He believes in the philosophy of complex problems can be solved with simple solutions. For more than a decade now, Adwait has been working with various verticals solving their Data problems. He has tremendous expertise in big data and analytics. After a successful exit in 2016, he is back in the startup mode. His latest venture DataSeers, is a startup focused on RegTech and helping FinTech companies with Reconciliation, Compliance, Fraud, and Analytics. The product has been so majorly successful that within the first year the company is already profitable and winning awards. LexisNexis recently awarded DataSeers an Award for creating a truly unique solution in the market space that uses HPCC Technology.

David Pattillo

Adviser

David Pattillo

David Pattillo has led companies through international expansions and successful IPOs on both the U.S. and London Stock Exchanges. Currently, David is a Board Member/Audit Committee Chair at Endava (NYSE: DAVA), a London-based IT services company with more than 5,300 employees and multiples offices throughout Europe, as well as North and South America. Endava completed an IPO on the NYSE in 2018 and has a market cap of over $1.5 Billion. Previously, he has been CFO for three different companies which transitioned from private-to-public under his financial leadership. David holds an MBA from the University of Georgia and a BS from Clemson University.

Arjuna Chala

Adviser

Arjuna Chala

Bill Franks

Adviser

Bill Franks

Bill Franks is Chief Analytics Officer for The International Institute For Analytics (IIA), where he provides perspective on trends in the analytics, AI, & big data space and helps clients understand how IIA can support their efforts to improve analytics performance. Franks is also the author of the books Taming The Big Data Tidal Wave and The Analytics Revolution. He is a sought after speaker and frequent blogger who has been ranked a top global big data influencer, a top global artificial intelligence and big data influencer, a top AI influencer, and was an inaugural inductee into the Analytics Hall of Fame. His work, including several years as Chief Analytics Officer for Teradata (NYSE:TDC), has spanned clients in a variety of industries for companies ranging in size from Fortune 100 companies to small non-profit organizations.  You can learn more about Bill at http://www.bill-franks.com.

John A. Reed

Board Member

John A. Reed

John A. Reed served from July 1, 2013 to November 8, 2019 as the Global Chief Information Officer for FLEETCOR Technologies Inc. In his CIO role, Mr. Reed was responsible for all aspects of product development, system development, global infrastructure, acquisition integration, IT operations, information security, communications, contracts, and IT finances.

From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Reed served as Chief Architect for First Data with responsibility for application R&D, company-wide business Intelligence and Big Data management and creating a world-class architecture as a service organization spanning First Data global locations.

Prior to 2009, he served as in various senior technology leadership roles for Unisys, Zurich Financial, Bank of America, and MBNA.  From 1997 to 2000, he was the President and Managing Director for Business Innovations Inc., a financial services technology consulting company.

LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-reed-1b37594/

Gurjot Kaur Bandasha

Lead Software Engineer

Gurjot Kaur Bandasha

“What you do today defines what you will be tomorrow” has been the driving force for Gurjot.  After completing her Bachelors, she worked in the banking sector for about 1.5 years. Though it was a short tenure, her extraordinary abilities of technical delivery and intellect fetched her a “Star Performer Award”.

Gurjot always had the zeal and desire to learn, grow and excel in not just her domain of work, but in a broader spectrum of the IT landscape. Following her dreams and ambition, she went ahead and pursued her Masters’ degree in Computer Science. This was one of her crucial career milestones that marked the beginning of her scintillating IT Career in the US.

Post her graduation, she embarked on her first full time engagement with a startup – ‘MTS’ as a Database developer. She was a lone warrior in her firm wherein even without the required guidance or path-setting from a mentor, she strived and set her own growth path, envisioning where she wants to be after a decade. The MTS leadership appreciated her for expert handling and delivery of a critical and time-sensitive project that went on to generate notable revenue and credibility for the firm. In simple words, she is one of her kind who make their own fortune by endless commitment, hard work, persistence to succeed, and most importantly, a never-give-up attitude.

As the next step of advancement, she took up a golden opportunity and teamed up with DataSeers, where she is getting to work with esteemed masterminds such as Mr. Joshi (Adwait)

At DataSeers, she has continuously been shifting gears and working in multiple capacities, contributing immensely towards the firm’s initiatives and engagements. She absorbed the learning curve in a short span and making strides being a big data developer in ECL and gaining momentum on HPCC Systems platform.

With the pace of learning and grasping abilities that she showcased since the start of her professional career, she has today worked her way up to the ability of managing projects and teams and successful in-time delivery. She received notes of appreciation from her clients that stand as milestones to her impeccable work ethic.

Learning is a never-ending process in life. She respects it and aims to continue learning and acquiring further more capabilities, credentials, valuable technology knowledge, and ultimately, the wisdom to life a complete life. Knowledge is power!

Naveen Velumani

Big Data Developer

Naveen Velumani

Naveen Velumani is a vibrant and enthusiastic person who likes to learn and implement new things in his life and work.  He has an Information Technology master’s degree to his name from Illinois’ Institute of Technology Chicago.  As soon as he graduated he got an opportunity to work with Dataseer’s as a short-term intern.  He quickly proved his value and secured himself a full-time position with the company as a BIG Data Developer.  The team fondly refers to him as “Thambi”  (a word meaning “younger brother” in the India-based Tamil language).  He created a large majority of the reports that run through the FinanSeer appliance every day for our clients.  He is the go-to man for Linux scripts and has automated all processes to set up a cluster and secure it for Dataseer’s.  His zest to learn new things makes his life more interesting, happier and occupied.

Dhayabaran Ponsingh

Data Scientist

Dhayabaran Ponsingh

‘Adaptation is the cornerstone to evolution’ has always been the driving force behind Dhayabaran. Fondly referred to as ‘Dhaya’, he is a data scientist who firmly believes that in this technology-driven world, great things could be achieved by working with data and the possibilities are endless. Dhaya has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Industrial engineering with a major focus in operations research, statistics, machine learning, and deep learning.

While pursuing his master’s degree, Dhaya was a researcher in the Illinois Geometry Lab (IGL) where he worked on pattern recognition in large traffic/parking datasets using matrix factorization algorithms. His internship at Inference analytics was his breakthrough into the professional world of data science. He worked on modeling and classifying radiology reports through classic NLP and ML models. After this brief stint, he joined Dataseers Inc. as a full-time Data Scientist. His current work includes research and building models for anti-money laundering, fraud detection, and pattern recognition in bank transactions.

He’s a huge soccer fan (KTBFFH), loves rock/metal music and likes watching cooking TV shows.

Hemant Nemade

Data Analyst

Hemant Nemade

Abiding by his belief, “Once you stop learning, you start dying,” Hemant embarked on this journey of learning by pursuing under-graduation in Computer Engineering. His profound interest in Programming landed him in the Technology arm of leading custodian bank as Application Developer.

He honed his programming abilities and displayed exemplary performance in tenure of 1.3 years at this organization. During this term, he also paid heed to his growing curiosity in Fintech Domain. Hemant’s urge to delve deeper into the domain of information systems elevated. Therefore, he enrolled himself in a Master’s program of Information systems while he passed CFA Level I Exam. He worked with the Crypto Aggregator startup for Summer Internship. After completing his Internship, he got a chance to work with an early-stage brokerage firm on Wall Street for a brief period of 9 months as a Quantitative Data Analyst. The risk reporting system designed and coded by him fetched appreciation from throughout the organization. Alongside, he graduated with his competence in coding and programming focused Machine Learning, Financial Data Science, Business Intelligence, and Analytics.

Hemant specializes in the extensively used programming languages of Data Science and the Big Data space. His expertise in leveraging data science and programming skills in the financial sector propelled him to now take up the position of Data Analyst/Developer at DataSeers.

Siddhartha Kille

Data Science Intern

Siddhartha Kille

Heather Kral

Product Manager

Heather Kral

Heather Kral is a Product Manager at DataSeers. Heather is a fraud professional who is extremely passionate about helping companies face the challenges of fraud and compliance. Upon receiving her Bachelor’s in Accounting, she realized she had a strong desire to go in the direction of risk and fraud mitigation after just one class of Fraud Investigations. Shortly after graduation, she pursued to obtain her CFE certificate as well as her Master’s in Forensic Accounting. She is currently working on getting her CAMS certificate to further expand her knowledge as well as bring additional value to the table for DataSeers. She has about six years of fraud experience in the prepaid card industry along with identity verification. Heather’s ultimate dream job is to one day work for the FBI in the White Collar Crime division.

Sara Pickett

Product Specialist

Sara Pickett

Micah Fowler

Business Development & Strategic Alliances

Micah Fowler

Micah is passionate business professional with strong ties to the very community that DataSeers calls Home.  Raised in Alpharetta, GA, Micah went through the entirety of her grade schooling only miles from the new DataSeers office on Windward Plaza.  For university, she spent 4 years at Southern Polytechnic State University studying Architecture with a Minor concentration in Spanish before attending Kennesaw State University, earning a BA in World History and Cultures with a Public History Certificate.  Following a passion near and dear to her heart, Micah moved to England to study Conservation of Historic Buildings at the University of Bath, UK, receiving her Masters Degree.  Upon her return to the States, she began her career in management – starting with a program for domestic violence victims.  She then moved on to become the Director of a Main Street Program, an Economic Development Manager for a larger Metro Atlanta city, and a Business Development Manager, before finding a home as the Manager of Business and Product Development at DataSeers.

Michael Holland

VP of Sales

Michael Holland

Michael K. Holland has provided executive leadership consulting in the development and implementation of strategic plans that decreased operation costs, while increasing productivity, revenue and improving business operational processes for nearly thirty years. Prior to joining DataSeers as their Vice President of Sales, Mike has been very active as a serial entrepreneur by founding multiple successful startups, including Net-Flow Solutions, CMT, LLC, F.A.R., Inc, and others. During his tenure as founder/CEO of Net-Flow Solutions, his company became one of the first to market a complete managed services and onsite/offsite data backup solutions in the Atlanta market.

During his career, he has managed and cultivated positive long-lasting client relationships with Global 100 Companies, Fortune 500 Companies, Top 100 Legal & Financial Institutions, and Government Agencies. He is a published author, a former four year board member of the Network Professional Association (NPA) for four years, and is also a member of several other technology related organizations. Mike also believes in mentoring future entrepreneurs by mentoring startups at ATDC. In addition, he is active with several non-profit organizations in Atlanta, Ga. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three dogs while relaxing at his mountain cabin in North Georgia.

Bobbie Dimitrova

Marketing

Bobbie Dimitrova

Bozhana (Bobbie) Dimitrova is a marketing strategist at DataSeers. Bobbie is a dedicated professional with more than 10 years of experience in journalism and digital media. Always expanding her subject knowledge, her writing has allowed her to blossom in a career of broadcasting and online/news media covering a wide spectrum of topics. She has a Bachelors Degree in Bulgarian Philology and Journalism and also holds a degree in Television Production Technology. She also has experience in developing and implementing modern marketing strategies and for popularizing products and startup companies. She has always been passionate about technology and branding, and that’s what attracted her to DataSeers.

Shae Gentile

Inside Sales & Marketing

Shae Gentile

Joo Hee Bennett

Executive Assistant

Joo Hee Bennett