Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Arjun Bhagat was the President and Chief Executive Officer of R.M. Software India (Pvt.) Ltd (RMSI). Arjun was responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of RMSI, and was personally responsible for building strategic customer relationships and opening offices in the U.K., Belgium, Japan, Canada and Australia. As the CFO of Risk Management Inc., a venture funded (Bain Capital and Sutter Hill) company, he led the spin-off of RMSI, a software and BPO company focused on the GIS space. Starting with 5 employees, he grew the company to a 800 person operation with an additional network capacity of 500 seats. In 1999, he negotiated the sale of the company to DMGI, the technology investment arm of the Daily Mail Group out of the U.K. Arjun currently sits on the board of PipeIn, Inc. and on the advisory board of Yodlee, Inc. Mr. Bhagat received his MBA from UCLA in 1988, specializing in Finance and Marketing, and was a Riordian scholar, prior to that he earned a Bachelor’s in Engineering (B Tech) from IIT Delhi, India in 1982.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Madhu Vijayan is the founder of CalibratedGROUP. At Calibrated he pioneered the development of distributed services in healthcare for California’s Managed Care Services industry and developed a global delivery platform to cut costs while increasing the efficiency of patient care. Prior to Calibrated he was CEO of Oxelis Inc., an eCRM software company for which he holds a patent on the technology. Oxelis was backed by DFJ and Frank Biondi’s Waterview Advisors, LLP and was acquired by EDS (MphasiS). Prior to Oxelis, Mr. Vijayan founded the Pentad Group that focused on creating emerging market strategies for entertainment firms such as Universal Studios, Sony, and Landmark. He also played a key role in one of the earliest business process outsourcing (BPO) companies in the technology arena in India with RMSI, which was acquired by the Daily Mail Group of the U.K. Mr. Vijayan served on the Board of Directors of Midland Calibrated, LLC a joint venture with Midland Encore Capital Inc., a publicly traded company in the financial services sector, which was acquired by private equity firm J.C. Flowers & Co. He was also a co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of PatentMetrix Inc., a BPO in the intellectual property space, and served on the board of Maplewood Capital Partners, a venture capital investment group. Mr. Vijayan is on the Board of the International Foundation for Research and Education. In Los Angeles, he serves as a Senior Advisor at the USC Annenberg School of Communication. Mr. Vijayan has also served as a strategy advisor and consultant to the campaigns of several prominent U.S. political figures.
Chief Financial Officer
Mark Broido was part of the founding group and acting CFO at Listen.com, a venture-funded (Altos Ventures, August Capital, Austin Ventures, Attractor Partners, Barksdale Group, Hambrecht &Quist Ventures, Trancosmos, Madonna, and all 5 major music labels) start-up which raised over $100M in 4 rounds of financing, prior to its sale Real Networks in 2003. Listen.com developed and private-labeled its online music subscription service, Rhapsody, the current leading competitor to Apple's iTunes. At Listen.com, Mark managed the company’s internal growth from 6 to 160 staff, and managed the finance, legal, and HR/administrative functions. Mark was part of the pre-funding team at Risk Management Solutions, Inc., at Stanford University School of Engineering spin-out, eventually financed by Sutter Hill, Bain Capital, and Morgan Stanley, helping grow the firm from a group of 10 to 500 over 8 years. At RMS he secured development financing and led product development for what became the company's flagship risk analysis model, and later was the top salesperson prior to directing RMS' marketing activity. Prior to RMS, Mark was a strategy consultant at Monitor Company, a Harvard Business School spin-out directed by Prof. Michael Porter. At Monitor, Mark worked with a variety of Fortune 100 companies in the telecommunications, R&D, and manufacturing industries. He earned A.M. and A.B. degrees (with Distinction) from Stanford University.
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