EXECUTIVE TEAM

Sanjeev Chawla

Sanjeev Chawla

Founder, President and CEO

Sanjeev Chawla is a serial entrepreneur and global executive with over 30 years of business strategy and technology leadership experience spanning Telecom and Enterprise Software. Prior to founding AGNITY, Sanjeev was Co-founder and CTO of BayPackets – Venture backed VOIP Application platform startup. BayPackets was acquired by GENBAND, a global leader in IP infrastructure solutions. Sanjeev served as the GENBAND CTO post acquisition. In prior roles, Sanjeev co-lead development and launch of SWIFT Network – global leader of secure financial messaging services.

Sanjeev also serves on advisory boards of startups and charities in the Bay Area. Sanjeev holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from George Washington University and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), India.

J. Patrick “Patt” Rice

J. Patrick “Patt” Rice

Vice President of Sales

As Vice President of Sales for AGNITY, J. Patrick “Patt” Rice has global responsibility for channel and direct sales of the company’s Communications and Multimedia Solution. Patt is a thirty-year veteran of the telecommunications industry. He brings extensive sales experience and a proven track record of go-to-market strategies and worldwide revenue growth.

Prior to joining AGNITY, Patt was an independent executive sales consultant for the telecom equipment industry. He has served as Executive Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Performance Technologies where he was also a corporate officer. Throughout his career, Patt has been a key member of management teams. He held key senior positions at Tekelec (now Oracle) culminating with Vice President-Global Sales for their switching division. Prior to joining Tekelec, Patt held various engineering and management positions with Nortel Networks and GTE. Throughout his career, he has been an industry thought leader and has served on various industry committees in both participative and leadership roles.

Patt attended North Carolina Wesleyan University where he majored in Computer Science and Business. He is also a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Uday Choudhury

Uday Choudhury

VP Product Management – AGNITY Communications

As Vice President of Product Management, Uday Choudhury is responsible for the product strategy, direction setting and technology-partner development for AGNITY’s Communications and Multimedia Solutions. He brings over 27 years of industry experience in building large scale telecom software infrastructure in fixed, mobile and IMS multimedia applications domain.

Uday joined AGNITY from GENBAND, where he was responsible for the product line management of M5 SDP and Applications portfolio, and managed product deployments at tier-1 service provider accounts in domestic and CALA regions. Prior to that, Uday served as AVP of Product Management for BayPackets, a leading supplier of a carrier-grade communications platform and converged applications for IP, Wireline, and Wireless carriers. Uday also had a long career with Alcatel-Lucent, formerly Lucent Technologies, working as technical manager in Signaling and Switching division. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Louisiana.

Subhash Verma

Subhash Verma

Managing Director and VP-Engineering, India

Subhash Verma has wide industry experience spanning over 30 years in Software Development, Telecommunication technologies, Data Communications and Value Added Services. He is heading the R&D Center at AGNITY India and is responsible for complete Engineering and Technology including Product Development, Testing, Solution Architecture, Product Management and Professional Services.

He is also overseeing the Operations, Finance and HR. Subhash joined AGNITY from GENBAND where he was VP of Engineering & Technology and was heading R&D at GENBAND’s International Development Center (IDC) at Noida, India, driving Product Development, Testing and new products innovation. Before GENBAND, Subhash was working as Assoc. VP of Technology at BayPackets Inc, USA, where he played a critical leadership role in setting the strategic technology direction for the company.

Prior to joining BayPackets, Subhash worked as Director in Department of Telecommunications, India’s national telecom policy development, licensing and monitoring body, for 13 years. He had been a speaker at various international conferences. Subhash received both a Bachelor of Engineering and Masters in Computer Science and Technology from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), India.

Vishal Sharma

Vishal Sharma

VP of Technology

As VP of Technology, Vishal Sharma is responsible for steering technology and architecture for AGNITY products. He brings over 22 years of experience in conceptualizing and creating carrier grade telecom products. He is the key architect of AGNITY’s flagship application server, CAS (Communications Application Server).

Prior to his current role, Vishal managed engineering delivery for AGNITY’s Communication and Multimedia Solutions. He joined AGNITY from GENBAND where he managed service delivery and element management platforms. Earlier he was in BayPackets where he managed service delivery platforms and contributed in creating a mediation platform. He started his career with Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT) where he developed an optimized algorithm for multicasting through ATM switch fabric.

Vishal holds a Master’s degree in Technology from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur, India, which he joined after earning the Gold Medal in his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. He is also a recipient of National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) scholarship.