Chaya is a technologist, philanthropist, a visionary, mentor, an entrepreneur and above all a passionate human being. She holds an MBA and an Executive Education Certification from Harvard University. With over 25 years of Information Technology experience, Chaya has led numerous productivity initiatives involving Business Process Improvement, business transformation/re engineering, and IT portfolio optimization. As co-founder, President and CEO of PamTen, Chaya conceptualizes innovative software products and solutions for PamTen and its clients, and oversees them from development to implementation.
Chaya combined her business acumen and passion for charity to found SOFKIN (sofkin.org), a non-profit organization that creates loving and caring homes for destitute and underprivileged children. SOFKIN operates in The United States and in India and provides a supportive, nurturing home to over 100 beautiful children.
To encourage and empower women in the field of Technology, Chaya created SheTek in 2017. This PamTen initiative has a mission to raise the percentage of women represented in the technology industry through a strong community of partners that are passionate about empowering women in the field. SheTek also looks to provide women entrepreneur’s technology assistance through offerings that give them access to solutions and CTO services that help them grow their business.
Chaya is a welcomed speaker at many technology and social change events around the world, including Women in Tech East Coast 2019, the United Nations Commission on Status of Women (CSO), as a panelist on ‘Access to Justice’ at the Harvard India Conference 2016, an International Inter-spiritual Conference For Women in leadership, and many other technology & leadership conferences.
Awards: Best 50 Business Women | Woman of Achievement | Unstoppable Woman Entrepreneur | Smart CEO Future 50 | EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Finalist
Visionary Entrepreneur, with over 17 years of Information Technology experience providing IT solutions to finance, telecom, insurance and Healthcare industries. Extensive experience program and project management, business process outsourcing and offshore services, staffing & recruiting, data warehouse solutions, client management, business operations and resource management. Excellent networking and interpersonal skills.
Over 10 years experience in providing staffing solutions to various industries. Extensive experience in RPO (Recruiting Process Outsourcing).
John Mendes VP Information Security
Solutions Vice President responsible for driving solution delivery, risk management, product development, engagement management, business development. Extensive experience in successfully leveraging system development lifecycle principles, application lifecycle management tools and methods, as well as an awareness of emerging technology trends to deliver global solutions that solved a broad range of business needs. 20 years of experience delivering professional services to clients in Life Sciences, Telecommunications and Financial Services. Specialties include Information Assurance, Risk Management, Enterprise Content Management and Systems Integration.
John is Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Data Privacy Practitioner (CDPP), and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He is an active member of various professional groups including: Project Management Institute (PMI) and ISACA.
Satish Kommareddy Account Manager
A forward-thinker, strategic marketing and communications manager and partner with assigned clients to understand and articulate their business needs while ensuring account team effectiveness in planning and executing marketing communications projects in response to those needs. Strong in managing core groups resources engaged in of fundamental activities each day to bring success. Has a proven record in selling technology services with a goal to find ways to create opportunities with new clients.
Elaine Tanimura Executive Project Manager
A highly skilled project manager (PMP) with over 25 years’ experience managing complex, multi-function, global projects. Prior to joining PamTen, Elaine worked extensively with a global human capital management company working in roles that utilized her project management, program management, and client service skills. She is on the Board of the Project Management Institute New Jersey Chapter where she leads the community, corporate, and education outreach efforts. She also has a passion for social responsibility and serves in a leadership position with the Caldwell Dominicans.
Khalik Ashwin Delivery Head
Delivery Head at PamTen, India offices with responsibilities that include oversight of agile delivery, quality assurance, and engineering streams. Experienced in Product Development and Service Delivery with a proven track record in building high performing Global Engineering & Delivery teams. With more than 21 years of experience in Information Technology, he has meticulously managed Product/Services delivery on various technologies and domains such as Mobile Application Development for a Preventive Healthcare System, Lead application retirement vertical, team leader for Senior engineers, and improvement of the Product tool development life cycle.
Don Philmlee Information/Cyber Security SME
Entrepreneur, consultant, strategist and technology advocate, Don has a broad range of deep experience finding and making useful technology work successfully. He is the founder and manager of a hands-on technology consultancy focused on providing result-oriented solutions to professional organizations.
Don provides strategic technology services and his work includes Cybersecurity and technology-related maturity assessments and audits, project management, business analysis, implementation management, cost management and analysis, contract negotiation, vendor management, contract management and IT staff reviews. Over the past 30+ years his clients have included over 600 law firms, associations, government and other organizations in the United States and Europe.
Don is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2006 and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) since 2003. He is an active member of various professional groups including: Project Management Institute (PMI), International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC2), Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and the Society of Industrial Security Professionals (NCMS).
Don is also an author, teacher, lecturer, mentor and advocate on security and technology trends and management and is an editorial board member for Thomson Reuters.
Uma Makam Manager, HR and Immigration
A highly skilled Manager, HR and Immigration with over 18 years of experience in Immigration and over 10 years of experience in Human Resources. Responsible for tracking employee immigration status, coordinating with attorneys, and filing all pertinent paperwork in timely manner. Responsible for handling human resources operations, implementing HR policies, risk management, contracts management, on-boarding, benefits management, and employee welfare.
Elliot Miller Director, Business Development and Client Solutions
A customer focused development profession with over 20 years of experience in delivering solutions in IT Staffing and Technical Services to Fortune 500 clients in the Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail, Legal, Healthcare and Government Services sectors as well as numerous Small to Mid-Sized organizations throughout the United States. Places a high degree of importance in developing a thorough understanding of what clients Strategic and Tactical technology goals entail in order to most effectively execute a delivery strategy that emphasizes efficiency and cost effectiveness for each individual client.
Annie Christopherson Engagement Manager
Business Development and Talent Acquisition Leader with over three decades of proven success collaborating with Executive and IT professionals to create business solutions for business partners by connecting leaders in their field to exceed their business goals. She is an accomplished trusted advisor to key clients’ executive leadership, driving complex system conversions and integrations, developing technical/business strategic road maps, and building cross-functional relationships to business partners and candidates in the ever-evolving world of IT talent acquisition. The key to her success is partnering with clients to solve their critical business and technical challenges.