Management Team

Management

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Management

Rajesh K. Parthasarathy

Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer

“Every enterprise application, with late twentieth-century roots, has risk and vulnerability built in. There’s no point in lamenting design choices that were made back then. We have to deal with them, because almost every organization in the world depends on these applications for mission-critical operations. At MENTIS, all we think about is risk, and our one and only focus is to defeat it. In today’s world, our customers need us to be that way.”

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MENTIS’ founder bridges the gap between business and the technology that fuels it. A deep business background as a Big Four auditor and independent consultant is coupled with ERP and security solution design and implementation expertise earned at Fortune 100 companies.

In 2004, Rajesh founded MENTIS to launch what had become a unique vision: an information security platform that looked at data-rich ERPs from a risk perspective, building deep intelligence about data, code, and user access, into a fully integrated platform that could adapt to current and future risks that were bound to arise in a data-centric world. Named by Yale University as a “Rising Star” in their inaugural assessment of security industry leaders, he has built MENTIS into the thought leader in its market.

Paula Capps

Chief Operating Officer

“We pride ourselves on making our processes easy and transparent to our customers. We have an environment that values excellence, and not just in our products, but in every aspect of how we work with our customers. Responsiveness is key to us.”

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Paula joined MENTIS immediately after the company was founded, bringing more than 25 years of experience in administration and business management to creating the framework for MENTIS to operate from.

With a strong background in entrepreneurial and business ventures, she has built on operational and management experience earned through long stints at leading consulting and Fortune 500 firms. Among these are The Boston Consulting Group, APM, and Computer Sciences Corporation’s Healthcare Group.

Suresh Sundaram

Executive Director

“I knew MENTIS by its reputation as a pioneer and innovator in the space, but it wasn’t until my former company partnered with MENTIS that I saw how practical this radical risk focus of theirs really is. Companies are amassing data at previously unimaginable rates and it’s only going to continue. At MENTIS, we’re building what is essentially a security architecture that by design can adapt to information vulnerabilities as they arise. It’s been an exciting time to join MENTIS.”

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As Executive Director, Suresh oversees strategy, marketing, and business development for MENTIS.

Suresh brings a rich understanding of global markets, IT, and operations service delivery, and is passionate about growing disruptive enterprise technologies in the unfolding digital world. In 27 years at HCL, he has built expertise in strategic initiatives to drive business growth through partnerships and investments and has played a pivotal role in the development of HCL Technologies into a global force in IT Services. He has also led technology projects from concept to launch and has built global market recognition. A key focus has been the digital economy, particularly risk and compliance and core systems transformation.

Robert B. Peck

Chief Financial Officer

"As a financial officer, I know what the impact of a data breach is on a company’s bottom line. And it’s not just immediate costs, but the financial hit that a loss of confidence in your brand can do. My role at MENTIS is not just internal, influencing our own strategic growth, but to also provide the kinds of insights I’ve gleaned over my career to help anticipate and think about what matters to our customers.”

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Bob is the acting Chief Financial Officer of MENTIS Software, providing financial planning, budgeting, and analysis support to the President & CEO, the Chief Operating Officer, and the Executive Director. Bob is currently Senior Vice President and Controller of The Weinstein Company LLC, a role he has held since March 2008.

Bob brings more than 20 years of experience to MENTIS, having held progressively senior accounting and controllership positions in various organizations including Insight Communications Company, Inc., PRIMEDIA Inc., Pinnacor, Inc., and CSC Healthcare Inc. Bob had also spent five years in public accounting at Goldstein Golub Kessler & Company, P.C.

Sambasivam Sampathnathan

VP of Product Management & Customer Success

“Our customer support team is well known for its responsive and competent support. This exceptional customer service and relentless support are at the core of MENTIS’ value proposition.”

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As Vice President of Product Management and Customer Success, Sam is responsible for ensuring that customers realize the full value of MENTIS’ data masking and information security platform and enterprise solutions.

He brings more than 20 years of experience to our customers, having primarily focused on product management, development and delivery, client management, and support.  Sam has also worked in the Information Lifecycle Management (ILM), Compliance and Governance (ILG) space for over decade. Prior to working for MENTIS, Sam was a Senior Product Manager for Worldwide at IBM USA for more than ten years. 

Padma Nidamarti

Vice President of Development

"We partner with our customers, and we work with everyone on their staff as if we are one and the same team. That's how we see it. We'll always take that approach. It’s who we are.”

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As the Vice President of Development for MENTIS, Padma actively provides guidance to the development team to facilitate innovative product development and roll-out. She coordinates the activities of the development and support teams to accomplish both systems and business objectives. She also plans and executes staff development activities and training.

Padma comes from a background in design and development of application software. She has several years of experience with the complete software development lifecycle. Prior to working with MENTIS, she worked as a programmer and developer in the brokerage, financial, and telecom industries.

Harriet K. Schneider

Vice President of Marketing

“David Packard was right! Marketing is much too important to leave to just the marketing department. That’s why everyone at MENTIS - from our CEO to our development and support team - shares knowledge, insight, and information and collaborates with the marketing department every day.”

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Harriet Schneider currently heads up Marketing, where she oversees the marketing strategy and positioning for MENTIS.

Harriet has more than 30 years of experience in both sales and marketing roles and has a strong practical bent that makes marketing work. Most recently, she spent eight years as Marketing Director for a large distributor, where she managed the overall growth and direction of the company's marketing initiatives, channel development, strategic partnerships, and customer acquisition through proactive, integrated marketing strategies.

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