Our Team

An experienced team of Technology Architects, Cloud Experts, Change Managers, former Oracle/PeopleSoft Employees, and Industry Leaders.

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Arvind Rajan

CEO and Co-Founder
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Arvind Rajan

CEO and Co-Founder

Helping business modernize and transform on Cloud

Arvind Rajan is CEO of Astute Business Solutions, a leading Oracle partner focusing on migrating on-premise applications and workloads to the Oracle Cloud. In particular, Arvind has leveraged his industry experience with Healthcare, Education, Government, Non-Profit, Retail and Financial Services to drive vertical solutions aimed at digital transformation initiatives. Based on this experience, he is leading the expansion of Astute services to include Cloud Managed Services, Disaster Recovery on Cloud, and Integration and Process Automation using Platform Cloud Services. He is passionate about helping customers strategize, plan and execute their Journeys to Cloud.

Arvind has spent twenty years collaborating and partnering with customers leveraging technology to drive agility, automation and transformation. He has led, managed and spearheaded growth of Cloud and PeopleSoft Services and Solutions with a responsible, creative and consistent approach towards profitability and success. As Chief Technologist, he designed highly-available and scalable solutions for large enterprise customers as well as mid-market. Arvind has experience and expertise in Customer Lifecycle Management from contract negotiation to project planning, solution design, development, testing and global rollout while achieving the highest levels of customer satisfaction. He has an acute focus on balanced growth aligned to strategic vision and goals.

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Sudhir Mehandru

CFO and Co-Founder
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Sudhir Mehandru

CFO and Co-Founder

Sudhir Mehandru has over 25 years of experience in IT Outsourcing, including ERP’s, Application Hosting, Cloud and Implementation of complex Financial, Accounting, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and CRM systems.

Prior to co-founding Astute Business Solutions, he worked at PeopleSoft/Oracle, KPMG, E&Y, Intelligroup (now NTT Data), Triad (now Epicor), and Copper Vision.  Among his responsibilities were Controller, Finance Director, Cost Accounting, VP-Sales, and Client Services.
His current focus is Integrating Disparate Business Systems in Oracle Cloud and a key focus on PeopleSoft Migration to Oracle Cloud (OCI), PeopleSoft 9.2 application, and PeopleTools upgrade Testing using PTF, Application Support and Managed Support Services.

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Joe Finlinson

CTO
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Joe Finlinson

CTO

Joe Finlinson is CTO of Astute Business Solutions, an Oracle Gold Partner focused on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Managed Services, Chatbots and more. With 17 years of service with Intermountain Healthcare, Joe led the technical teams supporting business applications for the past 8 years. He is a collaborative, and challenge-driven technology executive with experience in strategic planning, coordination, and execution of business technologies across all organizational levels. Joe has a deep background in technology and business systems, with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, and a master’s degree in computer information systems. He is comfortable and competent at any stage and level of a project, is ITIL certified, and holds the Computer Information Systems Security Professional certification (CISSP), providing him with a solid framework for the provisioning of IT Services and Cybersecurity.

Having served on Oracle’s Customer Advisory Boards for PeopleSoft, Managed Security Services, and Integration Cloud demonstrates Joe’s technical competency and dedication to thought leadership around Oracle technologies. Joe’s vast experience spans technical strategy, project management, planning, contracting, cybersecurity, change management, design, integration, development, testing, deployment, maintenance, support, customer management, and supplier management for enterprise HR, Payroll, Finance, Planning, Supply Chain, Warehouse Management, Maintenance Management, and Business Intelligence solutions.

A customer advocate and strategic thinker, Joe enjoys working on technical projects and opportunities to help clients, across all sectors and company sizes, optimize technology investment to provide the right solutions to the challenges businesses face.

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Jiyash Mohammed

Director, Consulting Services
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Jiyash Mohammed

Director, Consulting Services

With over 18 years of experience in IT consulting and project management experience in ERP, Jiyash has executed complex PeopleSoft ERP upgrades and global rollouts in Peoplesoft Human Capital Management and Finance/Supply Chain across the globe. Leading onsite, offshore, technical, QA, and functional ERP implementation teams, his experience spans across HR, Insurance, retail, manufacturing (SCM), and finance industries.

With solid experience in designing and developing integrations between ERP systems, he has worked for many leading fortune 500 clients in the US and APAC regions. He has strong skills in estimation, pricing, negotiation, risk management and people management and has played multiple roles in his career as Project Manager, PeopleSoft Consultant, Technical Lead, etc.

Skills and Specialties Summary:

  • Project Management Elite certified consultant from Wipro Ltd.
  • Enterprise application design and integration architect
  • Application security and Data privacy solutions for ERP systems.
  • RFP Presentations, Pricing, Contract Negotiations, Pre-sales
  • Project Delivery Management
  • Estimation and Resource Planning
  • Certified Recruiter and Interviewer
  • Certified in ITIL and QA methodologies
  • HCM and PeopleSoft Certified

 

Valeri Hall

Valeri Hall

Director, Marketing & Alliances
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Valeri Hall

Director, Marketing & Alliances

With over 25 years of marketing and channels experience in the IT industry for companies such as IBM and Insight Software, Valeri is passionate about instigating, executing, and managing marketing strategies that open new channels, grow leads, and increase revenue.

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Sanjit Sanyal

Director, Managed Services
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Sanjit Sanyal

Director, Managed Services

Sanjit Sanyal has expertise in a diverse range of technologies including cloud implementation within multiple industry settings. His career successes include global deployments, leading large teams involving implementation and support of enterprise and custom products in multi shore engagements including Manufacturing processes

Sanjit has excellent people and client management skills and an effective communicator believes in timely and quality execution within managed budgets, in turn, helping the overall project and delivery management. He works effectively with C level executives for strategic and operational initiatives. Sanjit's experience involves a wide variety of industries including finance, insurance, health care, manufacturing, and services.

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Supriya Prabhakara

Team Leader, Chatbots and Integration
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Supriya Prabhakara

Team Leader, Chatbots and Integration
Supriya Prabhakara has in-depth knowledge of Lift and Shift to Cloud using Integration Cloud to integrate Oracle ERP and third-party systems. She has hands-on experience with Cloud Infrastructure architecture and PeopleSoft applications.

Supriya manages  Chatbot development and implementation projects. She led the development of Astute's Guru Student Chatbot solution that achieved Powered by Oracle Cloud status and is now listed on the OCI marketplace. She is now working on expanding Astute's capabilities into chatbots for HR,  Procurement, Retail, and Sales. She focuses on design, development, and integration of chatbots with Oracle Digital Assistant.

Supriya is also the technology team lead at Astute for the FasTest test automation tools for PeopleSoft applications. Using his vast experience in PeopleSoft implementations, she develops and deploys automated testing solutions based on FasTest and PTF for customers, ensuring successful delivery and implementation

Supriya has over 12 years of PeopleSoft and Oracle Cloud experience spanning industries such as Higher Education, Healthcare, Non-Profit, and Financial Services.