Meet the Team

Business Leadership Team

Zia Rahman

Chief Executive Officer

Zia Rahman has a focus to lead the CirrusLabs team to be at the forefront of innovation in order to support our Clients as they undergo Digital and Business transformation with Cloud, IoT and Automation. Zia's goal is to maintain CirrusLabs reputation as a premier IT Solutions company to help our Clients innovate and achieve their business and IT needs. In addition, to continue pushing CirrusLabs to create value add cases using our products, solutions, and services for all our clients.

Naeem Hussain

Chief Operating Officer

Naeem Hussain is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at CirrusLabs where he oversees all delivery and growth activities across the firm to ensure the company executes in alignment with its strategic vision. He has more than 20 years of management and leadership experience in all facets of service delivery, business development, marketing, finance, sales and operational management. Prior to co-founding CirrusLabs, Naeem held leadership positions at ING DIRECT Bank as Head of Technology Services and at Capital One Bank as Head of Market Research. Naeem is a National Advisory Committee Emeritus Member at the George Washington University School of Engineering & Applied Sciences. Naeem is a Scaled Agile Framework™ Program Consultant (SPC), a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) and a Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE) from the American Society of Quality. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Bangalore University, a Master’s degree in Telecommunication & Computers from George Washington University, a Certificate in AI Strategy from MIT and has an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Santosh Jayaram

Chief Revenue Officer

Santosh Jayaram is the Head of Sales & Marketing at CirrusLabs where he helps create strategies to drive revenue and profit for the company. He has held multiple senior-level executive positions in his career. Throughout his 25-year tenure working with technology companies, he has built a reputation for growing businesses through developing strategies & bringing these ideas to life. He has managed both private and government clients for enterprise services delivering enormous business value. With a strong background in sales, strategy, portfolio, enterprise architecture, product, budget/finance and policy, he has managed accounts such as Capital One, Freddie Mac, Deloitte, the Department of Defense, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Commerce and many other clients. He has immense experience in bringing technology products to life, from inception to implementation, and has served as the client interface for products. Santosh also has experience delivering many projects successfully in the realm of professional services. He has led and managed teams that have delivered software and services to customers who have consistently rated the experience as exceptional. He has specialized in the evaluation of B2B integration strategies. He has implemented the design and architecture of a single scalable and secure B2B integration gateway at Verizon.

Kjell Hegstad

Head of Innovation

Kjell is the head of innovation where he oversees all efforts around innovation, human centered design, digital factories and transformation. He conceptualized the digital transformation framework we use to educate clients about both the opportunities and challenges the transformation journey offer.  He was a co-founder of ING Direct USA and an executive at Capital One as head of mobile and emerging tech focused on shifting the culture from analog to digital while building a new mobile platform for 45 million customers. He has won awards from Apple, Wall Street Journal, Webby Award. He is a frequent keynote speaker around the Globe, a TED presenter and he has lived and worked on most continents. Kjell is a certified Digital Disruptor from Harvard, certified in AI Strategy from MIT and certified in human centered design from Stanford with an MBA from Thunderbird.  For fun Kjell loves to work on his custom chopper, cook and shoot sporting clays!

Shiboo Varughese

Head of Technology

Shiboo Varughese is the Head of Technology at CirrusLabs. He is a trusted advisor to multiple Chief Information Officers. Also he is part of Forbes technical panel as a technology advisor. He has led consulting practice in software engineering and Information management and managed large portfolios. He has built consulting models from the ground up and made the current company the fastest growing IT Services firm in the nation. To bring greater value to clients, he has played the roles of technologist, strategist, and implementation specialist. He is a seasoned technologist with certified expertise in Amazon Cloud, Google Cloud and Azure.

Brandon Call

Head of Agility

As a veteran agilist and software/technology leader, I drive enterprise agile/digital transformations. My experience leading agile teams and leaders enables me to coach clients and leverage agile and lean practices to drive their success. I employ mentoring, training, coaching, and experiential inspection and adaptation to demonstrate agile practices succeeding with actual work, not just with theoretical scenarios. I enjoy helping others succeed and sharing my experience, knowledge, and skills with others as a natural change agent and problem solver. I thrive in environments where I can engage with others to facilitate adoption and maturity of increasingly agile and lean practices. This enables value-based measurable outcomes and ROI; and empowers my customers.

Krish Subbiah

Head of Talent Acquisition

Krish Subbiah is the Head of Talent Acquisition at CirrusLabs with over 25 years of experience in recruiting & talent acquisition. Krish works with business leadership to identify strategic business needs, high-level requirements, potential solutions and business benefits and transitions them into TA goals. Krish has consulting experience across financial, retail, technology, and automotive industries. Results-oriented with proactive leadership qualities, Krish is a passionate businessman with exemplary people skills.

Shahnawaz (Shah) Sheikh

Vice President Sales - META at CirrusLabs Middle East

Ken Fritz

VP of Solutions Delivery

Ken leads solution delivery across a variety of clients and is also a major contributor to pre-sales solutions and client engagement. Combining a background of technical expertise with deep Agile coaching experience, Ken works with our clients to deliver solutions that best meet the needs and desires of our clients, with a high level of quality. He has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, as an engineer, architect, coach, and lead. Prior to joining CirrusLabs, Ken provided technical and methodology coaching across numerous industries including Defense, Retail, Logistics, Finance, and Healthcare. 

Mauricio Meyer

Delivery Director

Mauricio Meyer is a Delivery Director at CirrusLabs. He has been a Senior IT management professional for 25 years, guiding growth through research, analysis, planning, and administration leading key projects for diverse organizations. He has delivered numerous IT transformational projects in the Human Resources sector, utilizing Design Thinking methodology. He has demonstrated expertise in Digital Transformation, Cloud, Project/Program Management, IT Operations, Technical Architecture and Strategic Roadmap Development, Risk, Crisis and Budget Management, in addition to coaching high performing teams.

Charlie Brown

Manager, Agile Practice

Charlie Brown is a Sr Scrum Master, Consultant, and Agile Coach for CirrusLabs. As an Agile Coach, Charlie has certifications in SAFe SPC5, ICAgile ICP-ATF, & ICP-ACC. Charlie wants to help teams work faster and be better at responding to change whether they are remote/distributed or local. He has a strong background in working with people in different roles, &, as his namesake, is known for his illuminating sense of humor, bringing passion to even the most demotivated teams.

Ayub Syed

Solution Architect

Sasi Kumar

DevOps Engineer

Sasi Kumar is a Senior DevOps Engineer at CirrusLabs. He holds a Master’s degree in Information Technology and has 8+ years of IT experience. Proficient with container systems like Docker and container orchestration like EC2 Container Service, Kubernetes, worked with Terraform. He is constantly developing his skills towards DevOps and practicing them by working on the proof of concepts in various technologies. He is also a certified IBM WebSphere Message Broker Developer, an AWS Developer Associate, and a Jira developer. He has an acute knowledge of developing Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery Pipelines(CI/CD) using multiple clouds like AWS and Azure.

Nadeem Hussain

Chief Financial Officer

Thomas Eapen

Senior Finance Manager

CirrusLabs India Leadership Team

Premkumar Arunachalam

Head of Global Delivery

Premkumar Arunachalam is the Head of Technology Delivery at CirrusLabs and he is based out of Benaluru, India. He has nearly 2.5 decades of experience in software development and delivery and has rich and varied experiences cutting across industry verticals, service offerings and technologies. Prem’s experience cuts across digital technologies, cloud platforms and various software project delivery methodologies including Agile, Iterative and Waterfall. In the current role at CirrusLabs, Prem is focussed on helping customers succeed in their digital transformation journey through leading CirrusLabs team in delivering on Time, within Cost and with highest of Quality.

Prem holds a Master’s in Software Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication from Bangalore University.

Kaushik Dey

Regional VP of Sales

Sangeeta Ferrao

Director of Human Resources & Operations

A Generalist HR Professional with 20+ years of experience with a stronghold in Human Resources Management and Campus recruitment. Managed many initiatives in leadership positions for PAN India assignment.

Lalit Mohan

Director, Talent Acquisition

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