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Rays is best defined as youthful, ambitious, amiable and passionate. Regardless to mention, it inherits its qualities from its people who have a strong drive to excel, to deliver high quality work on time thus bring value to clients and have fun along the way. After all, the fact is the Rays’ success is based on their skills and commitment. Aligning with the ever changing order in the world business, shedding the old ways of thinking to make room for new and developing a diverse team that can attain optimum results.

 
Leadership
 
Mr. Keyur Shah – Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Mr. Keyur Shah is a great visionary and an imaginative individual offering over 15 years of success enhancing company's operations, simplifying complex business problems, and creating competitive advantage through properly aligned advanced technologies and processes. He has achieved techno-commercial expertise in IT consulting, software services, and research & development corporations.

He is always looking for continuous up-gradation, developing business and technology strategy, planning, and creating solutions to enhance organizational and business values. He has a great leadership expertise by example to build and mentor competent technology teams, capable of handling any project while achieving superior results on limited resources. He relies on technical expertise to deliver the output with a better quality, lesser time and more accuracy, following his believes in delivering quality work, by means of knowledge grown in past projects and company's intellectual strength of technology visualization.

 
Mr. Sachin Parikh – Chief Technical Officer (CTO)

Mr. Parikh has over 12 years of experience in the complete Software Development Life Cycle, with more than 4 years of the proficiency in Web Portals and E-Commerce Solution. Er. Parikh has been working as Sr. Software Developer for Clinical Survey System, DCEG and DAIDS Protocol Registration System.

Mr. Parikh has excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Technologies like ASP.Net and SQL Server along with Oracle 9i/10g. He has utilized structure and object oriented methodologies over a wide range of programming languages, software tools, operating system and computing environments. His skills additional skills include implementing client/server applications and web based applications using three-tier architecture. Er. Parikh has a passion to perform under the most trying circumstances, is a true team player who possesses excellent analytical as well as logical skill.

  • Awards and Certifications
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist .Net Framework 3.5 ASP.Net Applications and 4.0 Web Application (70-562, 70-536 and 70-515)
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Professional
  • Awareness on ISO- 9001:2008 from Institute of Sigma Learning.
 
Mr. Derek Almeida – Vice President, Technology

Mr. Derek Almeida has over 18 years (11 years in USA) of experience in Information Technology with expertise in Program and Project management methodologies, Process Engineering, Product and Software Development, ITSM services including subject matter knowledge in the area of Clinical Trials at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), DHHS.

  • Extensive experience in the full project lifecycle management managing large teams (30+) - scheduling, monitoring and reporting, communication, risk management, issue resolution, quality and deliverables management using frameworks and methodologies such as Scrum, EVM, CMMI, ITIL, PMBoK, HHS EPLC, HHS CPIC, and RUP
  • Certified as an Earned Value Professional (EVP) by AACE International, Project Management Professional (PMP) by Project Management Institute, Six Sigma Green Belt and a Certified Lead Auditor for ISO 9001:2008
  • Extensive expertise in proposal development in response to RFP, RFI, RFTOP, IDIQ, and Sources Sought. Recently lead the proposal development effort for CIO-SP3
  • Experience in supervising local and offshore development and support teams
  • Experience in setting up an ANSI/EIA-748-B compliant EVMS using Deltek OpenPlan and Cobra
  • Extensive experience in the CMMI v1.2 Model and the implementation of Rational Suite of Tools, MS TFS, and MS SharePoint to support the processes

Extensive Experience in providing ITSM services such as web, database, Active Directory management services

 
Mr. Dharav Jhaveri – Assistant Vice President - Operations

Mr. Jhaveri is a performance-driven IT professional with more than 5 years of experience. He specializes in object-oriented design and analysis with extensive experience in the full range of Microsoft technologies. He has deep knowledge of the full lifecycle of the software development process, including requirements gathering, prototyping, concept designing, implementation, testing and support. His areas of expertise also include project development and tracking, database designing and programming, business rule implementation, unit testing and improvements, and web development.

Over the past 3 years Mr. Jhaveri has been working on the DAIDS Enterprise System (DAIDS-ES) as Technical Consultant for IND Management, which only involves leading development team including managing tasks and implementing applications. He has been involved in the design and development of the system, and provides leadership on technical issues. Mr. Jhaveri also has very good working knowledge VoyagerPlus modules of DAIDS-ES as well since the data from these modules are used in IND Management business workflow. Mr. Jhaveri is technically savvy as well as understands the intricate business processes and workflow of IND Management which has helped him deliver quality product for each release that was successfully deployed at NIAID.