Team Innovation

Mihir Shukla - CEO and Co-founder

Mihir Shukla - CEO and Co-founder

Mihir is a visionary in the automation space, having helped define a new, 3 billion dollar market category for business process automation (BPA). With the aim of constantly producing and innovating on automation software that is easy to use, and utilizes enterprise social collaboration and mobility platforms, Mihir leads the charge in driving billions of dollars in savings to millions of businesses, transforming the way they operate. An engineer at heart, Mihir focuses Automation Anywhere as a whole on creating groundbreaking technology that changes the way businesses think about automation. His previous experience includes leadership roles in internet, e-commerce, and wireless market leaders at the forefront of innovation like E2Open, Kiva, ISN, Netscape, Infoseek, and Omnisky.

What you didn’t know…: Mihir doesn’t mind an uphill battle; he’s an avid marathoner and uphill biker

Kathleen Holmgren - COO

Kathleen Holmgren - COO

A seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience in the storage, computer systems, software, and management consulting world, Kathleen is responsible for company operations in all of Automation Anywhere’s locations including the west coast, east coast, and in India. Formerly, as Sun Microsystem’s Senior VP/GM, Kathleen rapidly grew Sun’s storage business in 3 years to a 1.5 billion dollar business. Before storage, Kathleen spent 11 years in Operations at Sun, managing and leading all aspects of worldwide logistics, plant management, and process engineering.

What you didn’t know…: Kathleen dreams of owning a house in the Italian countryside...and we’re all looking forward to taking her up on the room and board we’re certain she would offer us.

Ankur Kothari - VP, Global Sales and Customer Operations and Co-founder

Ankur Kothari - VP, Global Sales and Customer Operations and Co-founder

As Vice President, Global Sales and Customer Operations, Ankur oversees Automation Anywhere’s global revenue generation and customer operations strategies. A co-founder of Automation Anywhere, Ankur’s extensive work at the company includes critical roles in the engineering, product, expert services, and support divisions of the company. With 12+ years in the software industry, Ankur has developed a unique perspective on globally extending the value of automation to new markets.

What you didn’t know…: Ankur’s aspirations include participating in IronMan and opening a microbrewery. In that order.

Sridhar Gunapu - VP, Engineering

Sridhar Gunapu - VP, Engineering

As VP of Engineering at Automation Anywhere, Sridhar drives product development and design activity for all Automation Anywhere product offerings. Sridhar’s career spans 15 years in technical management and developing high-performance, web-scale software systems, including developing the industry’s first web-based insurance service at InsWeb in 1998. At EffOne, he architected and developed several high throughput, low latency trading and messaging platforms for top investment banks and exchanges (NYSE/CME). Most recently, in 2011 Sridhar co-founded Gussen, a crowd sourced social prediction engine that gives marketing teams insight into future trends and user behaviors.

What you didn’t know…: You may have arrived in a Corolla, but you might be leaving in a Civic after a few conversations with Sridhar about his favorite vehicle brand: Honda.

Doug Bell - VP, Marketing

Doug Bell - VP, Marketing

At Automation Anywhere, Doug is responsible for creating highly focused go-to-market programs that deliver rapid and sustainable revenue growth. A 20-year technology veteran, Doug has been instrumental in leading companies through critical milestones. Prior to joining Automation Anywhere, Doug led the Selectica Sales, Marketing, and Alliances organizations through a successful transition to the cloud and its first sustained revenue growth in more than 10 years. Doug also previously served as VP of Marketing at Arena Solutions, and has led Product Marketing at both I-many, and Invoice and Network Services at Ariba.

What you didn’t know…: A three time Ironman and father of a toddler, Doug will tell you that chasing after a 3 year old makes Ironman look easy.

Mark Fletcher - VP, Sales

Mark Fletcher - VP, Sales

Currently based in our Boston office, Mark spends most of his time working directly with customers, leading a commercial team of automation experts that discover and deliver high value, high impact solutions. He brings over 25 years of experience in the software market and has played technical, sales, marketing, operations and management roles in the USA and in Europe, at companies such as ORSYP Software, UC4, AppWorx, and Macro 4. He is passionate about helping customers effect change through automation and loves to challenge the status quo.

What you didn’t know…: Mark’s early career life actually began on a professional soccer (er, “football”) field.

Rushabh Parmani - VP, Enterprise Accounts and Co-founder

Rushabh Parmani - VP, Enterprise Accounts and Co-founder

Rushabh and his team manage the Automation Anywhere experience for many Fortune 100 and 500 companies worldwide. His constant goal is to nurture healthy, long-term, and strategic partnerships with customers, helping them realize very high returns on successful implementations. Passionate about technology, he brings over 12 years of experience in the industry. At Automation Anywhere—a company Rushabh has worked with since its inception—he’s led product development, customer support, and expert services teams to work with customers globally.

What you didn’t know…: Rushabh wants customers to realize high returns...similar to the high return HE experienced bungee jumping from the world’s highest bungee bridge in Bloukrans, South Africa.

Neeti Mehta - Senior Director, Marketing and Co-founder

Neeti Mehta - Senior Director, Marketing and Co-founder

A co-founder of Automation Anywhere, Neeti now leads the brand marketing and website production teams. An avid strategist, she brings over 15 years of business management, marketing, and entrepreneurial experience from a wide variety of industries including technology, business consulting and advertising. Neeti thrives on holistically looking at the ever-changing nature of marketing programs and loves to “play customer.” She has lived in three countries and holds an MBA from Bond University, Australia.

What you didn’t know…: If Neeti was trapped on a desert island, she’d have to have music, chocolate, coffee, and books (the paper kind) to even consider survival.

Darshan Jani - Product Advisor

Darshan Jani - Product Advisor

As Product Advisor at Automation Anywhere, Darshan has not only developed a number of differentiating features in the Automation Anywhere product line, but also is responsible for driving the transition to the development of broader solutions. With 15+ years of experience in the tech industry, Darshan has previously led teams at Automation Anywhere in developing varied technology products, from enterprise server and network protocols to web-based application and data. Darshan also served as General Manager of the Automation Anywhere office in Baroda, India, where he provided vision, leadership, planning, and management for IT, HR, and Operations.

What you didn’t know…: In his free time, you might find Darshan hanging out with Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer...a cast of characters he says he can watch “anytime, anywhere.”

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