OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM

Nixon Patel, Founder & CEO – Kovid Inc.

Nixon Patel – a visionary leader, exemplary technocrat and successful serial entrepreneur – has a proven track record of building and growing many start up companies into large profitable entities in domains as diverse as Big Data Technology, Analytics, Cloud, IoT, Speech Recognition, Machine Learning, Renewable Energy, Information Technology, Telecom and Pharmaceutical Industries. He is also an independent director on the boards of publicly listed firms ViviMed Labs and TripbornNixon has a Bachelor of Technology (Honors) in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, an MS in Computer Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology and is currently pursuing Masters in Business & Science in Analytics from Rutgers University.

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Raghu Rao, Founder & President - Kovid Inc.

Raghu Rao is a serial entrepreneur, business mentor and angel investor. Raghu has founded and scaled  several high-technology companies and social enterprises including Infozen, an Analytics-Based Risk-Screening Platform for Homeland Security, as CEO. He has advised clients on the strategy and roll-out of high-profile projects, including the Federal Internet Portal USA.gov, cancer.gov and other eGovernment initiatives. Raghu is also Co-Founder of Paper Battery Co. & Wiz Nucleus.

Raghu has a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, and MS in Computer Science from Virginia Tech University. He has also pursued MBA Finance Coursework from George Washington University.

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Rajiv Tandon, CEO - Kovid Analytics

Rajiv Tandon is a senior executive with more than 25 years of global experience specializing in building and growing IT & Business Process Management (BPM) services. Rajiv worked with Syntel Inc., a NASDAQ listed company from 1992 through 2005 and again from 2014 through 2017 where he held various executive positions. As a leadership team member, he played a key role in the growth of the company to a leading IT & BPM services provider. As Chief Executive Officer, Rajiv led the transformation and explosive growth of Technosoft Corporation from 2005 through 2014. He started his career with Tata Consultancy Services.Rajiv is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has successfully completed Executive Development Program from Wharton School of Business – University of Pennsylvania.

Sharad Rao, EVP & CMO - Kovid Analytics

Sharad Rao has more than 23 years of focused experience in Public Sector Process and Technology for local, State and Federal government clients. Mr. Rao is a nationally recognized Corrections subject matter expert, having lead the Corrections sub-segment of Deloitte Consulting’s Law and Justice industry practice for the Americas prior to founding Tetrus Corp (now part of Kovid Analytics).

Mr. Rao is active with a number of associations in the Justice and Integrated Justice domains. He was a member of the Corrections Technology Association (CTA),  a past member of the Prosecutor’s Exchange Reference Document Committee and the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) Integrated Justice Technical Committee. He is currently involved in the Global Infrastructure and Standards Working Group and the IJIS Institute N-DEx Subcommittee, Fusion Center Task force and Corrections Advisory Committee.

Mr. Rao holds a Bachelor’s in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.

Srinath Raman, COO - Kovid Analytics

Srinath is a business leader with proven track record in Financial Technology, Strategy & Investment Banking. With 22+ years of experience in the US & India, he started his career in advanced Derivatives Analytics with Citigroup. He has been an Advisor to prominent entities in the FinTech space and has earlier founded a high-end cross-border M&A and strategic advisory firm. Srinath served as Managing Director at Religare Capital Markets where he led eight acquisitions across Equities, Broking, Banking & Credit Services. He has also served as Director of Product Strategy for Headstrong Inc,  VP and Head of Financial Markets division for Kanbay Inc and Industry practice head for Infosys Technologies.

Srinath has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata and Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai.