An information technology pioneer, Marc brings over 24 years of experience with IT consulting, global sourcing, and processes to Extentia. He is an expert in project planning utilizing information technology. Having successfully managed technology organizations both in India and in Germany, Marc has a particularly sensitive understanding of the global development model and provides valuable direction to Extentia and Extentia’s customers. He also founded GreenTokri, a successful farming venture that delivers fresh produce in India. Marc graduated from George-August University, Germany, obtained his Masters degree from the Technical University of Berlin, and earned his Ph.D. from Humboldt University of Berlin.
Umeed holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Purdue University, USA and is the key executive manager for Extentia’s Indian operations. Umeed provides Extentia with long term vision and strategic business thinking and is continuously looking to the future for opportunities and changes in the technology and consulting landscape. His unique style of management fosters a constructive, cooperative and vibrant work environment that nurtures motivated, reliable and committed professionals. Umeed’s remarkable executive style allows Extentia to function as a multi-faceted corporate entity, covering not only technology advances and academic initiatives but also social responsibility and customer management.
Markus has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry. He is a visionary entrepreneur and a demanding leader who shares his knowledge and experience as a senior management consultant. Markus was a founding partner in ITB GmbH in 1993, and has a strong background in hardware and systems integration. He is instrumental in guiding customers, constructing long-term technology plans and is a demanding leader and manager. Markus brings his vast knowledge of the software industry, and his years of experience in managing global teams to Extentia. In recent times, he has moved his focus from technology and software development processes to management and strategy development. Markus has a Ph.D in science from Cologne University.
Naazneen is responsible for project delivery and managing the technology group within Extentia. Along with her extensive technical and management experience, she brings a rare combination of practicality and efficiency to her role. Having spent 19 years managing development teams she is ideally suited to fostering effective collaboration between divisions and departments, while establishing responsibilities and procedures for attaining project objectives. Naazneen’s vast exposure to international development practices plays a significant role in the high standards of quality that Extentia’s clients expect.
With over 14 years of project management experience Jaya, manages multiple long-term relationships and oversees activities related to healthcare, education and online learning amongst others. Jaya plays an important role in setting technical standards and has been active in establishing company-wide processes and practices. Her responsibilities include understanding and applying system development methodologies to application development activities in order to achieve business objectives. She has extensive experience in client-server applications, database driven solutions and is often responsible for identifying key new technologies to invest in.
Pradnya Salvekar has over 16 years of management experience. She has played pivotal roles in presales, project management and delivery. Pradnya is instrumental in managing a variety of key accounts, project deliveries, and handles strategic solution management at Extentia. She oversees entire processes from conceptualization, design and development to customer satisfaction, and leads both the graphics design and web development teams. Her excellent interpersonal skills help build strong global teams for long-term projects. She also contributes with her branding expertise, having worked with several companies to develop their corporate identity.
Chetan has an MBA from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris, France and over 19 years of experience in managing start-ups in the IT and the Biotech sector. Chetan has previously served as Sales Manager for Mauna Kea Technologies (France) responsible for sales in Europe and Asia. He has been a founder CEO of DoctorAnywhere.com, an Internet-based telemedicine service. He has also been a co-founder and President of Ruksun Software Technologies, a software services company with a distinctive character.
Anil has over 25 years of experience in information technology. He has worked as a Lean/Agile coach, transitioning senior management teams to Agile governance models. Anil previously took on a variety of engineering and management roles for ITB, a German start-up in the healthcare software domain. The company eventually ranked third in the industry. He is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and has studied the strategic execution framework and its application on software products at Stanford University.
Jim Kinlan has over 30 years of experience with software companies. He started two software companies and successfully sold each of them. As Partner Success Director, Jim has has the responsibility of identifying business in North America within the following areas: key distribution partners, software development partners and corporate customers. With his strong background in software product, project and business development, he is well suited for this key position.