Management


Mihir Shukla - CEO and Co-founder

Mihir Shukla Automation Anywhere CEO

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

Mihir Shukla Automation Anywhere CEO

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

Mihir Shukla Automation Anywhere CEO

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

Mihir Shukla Automation Anywhere CEO

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.

 

Abhijit Kakhandiki - VP, Products

Mihir Shukla Automation Anywhere CEO

A seasoned product management executive with a proven track record in new product development, go-to-market, and improved product P&L performance, Abhijit oversees Automation Anywhere’s product strategy and evolution. His rich array of experience includes leading Autodesk’s transformation to the cloud, directing the team for Oracle’s next generation Innovation Management Initiative, and steering product management and strategy for Portfolio Management and Dashboard Analytics applications at Agile Software, delivering rapid product and customer experience improvement. Abhijit’s entrepreneurial endeavors include a successful exit for his own startup, ATMA software, which is now part of Oracle.

What you didn’t know…:Besides forging successful product paths in the corporate world, Abhijit has also made tracks in nature—particularly upward. (He’s climbed Mt. Whitney, Mt. Shasta, Half Dome and Mt. Fuji, to name a few!)

 

Doug Bell - VP, Marketing

Mihir Shukla Automation Anywhere CEO

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, Strategic Accounts

Mihir Shukla Automation Anywhere CEO

Based in our Boston office, Mark is responsible for leading a commercial team of automation experts that discover and deliver high-value, high-impact solutions. With over 25 years of experience in the software market, and with the last 15 years devoted to automation solutions, Mark has been instrumental in bringing the promise of RPA technology to the world’s largest financial services, healthcare, technology, retail, and BPO organizations, with a particular emphasis on transforming shared services organizations. Previously, Mark has played key technical, sales, marketing, operations, and management roles in the USA and Europe, at companies such as ORSYP Software, UC4, AppWorx, and Macro 4.

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

Mihir Shukla Automation Anywhere CEO

Rushabh and his team manage the Automation Anywhere experience for many Fortune 500 companies worldwide, as well as BPOs and System Integrators across the globe. His ability to convey the RPA vision has been instrumental in instilling a successful culture of automation in these organizations for the past 12 years. Passionate about technology, Rushabh has led product development, customer support, and an expert services team in their global efforts at Automation Anywhere—a company Rushabh has worked with since its inception.

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 Strategic Initiatives & Product Marketing, and Co-founder

Mihir Shukla Automation Anywhere CEO

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

Mihir Shukla Automation Anywhere CEO

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.”