Mr. Okhandiar has over 20 years of experience in managing technology businesses. Previously as director of strategic services at Sybase, Inc., he was responsible for managing the competency centers, operations, and budget of worldwide professional services business. During his eight-year tenure at Sybase, he managed North America Professional Services delivery, advised Sybase executives on mergers and acquisitions, as well as strategic investments. Mr. Okhandiar was responsible for establishing worldwide competency centers for mobility, enterprise data management and enterprise application integration, project management office, quality management systems, and international offshore development centers. His responsibilities have previously included profit and loss center management US and Canadian operations.
Mr. Okhandiar also worked in management roles and has led practices at Price Waterhouse Coopers for technology due diligence in their merger and acquisitions practice, Tandem Computers (Hewlett Packard) for worldwide Data Warehousing practice, and Sequent Computers (IBM) for their Western States in enterprise architecture planning, decision support, and Oracle ERP competencies.
Mr. Okhandiar received certificate of special congressional recognition for the outstanding entrepreneurial skills and community service by the Congress of the United States, house of representatives in 2006. He has also received commendation and certificate of recognition/appreciation by the Sheriff of Los Angeles County, Speaker of the Assembly of California Legislature Assembly and by the Supervisor of the County of Los Angeles among other agencies.
He has an MBA from the University of California, Irvine, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.