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ComplianceQuest Team

The ComplianceQuest team has been thoughtfully put together to include a wide variety of industry, subject matter and technology experts to develop the next generation quality, health, safety and environment management solutions.

Leadership Team

CQ’ers, as we are called, come with more than 15+ years of average experience and have come from ETQ, MasterControl, Sparta Systems, Veeva, Pilgrim, AssurX, Oracle, SAP, Microsoft and others to create a new type of company bringing rich functionality and broad set of solutions that can help stake holders across various organizations.

Prashanth Rajendran

Chief Executive Officer

Prashanth Rajendran

Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Prashanth directly oversees ComplianceQuest’s sales, marketing, partnerships, finance, IT, legal and overall company strategy and direction. He comes to the company with more than twenty-five years’ experience in manufacturing, engineering and quality.

Atulya Risal

COO / CTO

Atulya Risal

COO / CTO

As COO / CTO, Atulya Risal oversees ComplianceQuest’s technology and product innovation, software engineering, quality, product documentation, technical support and off-shore operations.

Govardhan Muralidhar

SVP Customer Success

Govardhan Muralidhar

SVP Customer Success

As SVP of Customer Success he oversees ComplianceQuest’s Implementation, Delivery, Deployment, Application Support & Partner Support processes. The team’s goal is to make sure to listen and serve customer in the best possible way.

Nikki Willett

VP of Industry Solutions-EQMS

Nikki Willett

VP of Industry Solutions-EQMS

As VP of Industry Solutions-EQMS at ComplianceQuest, Nikki Willett oversees industry, product, and go-to-marketing strategies for the company; leads the processes for operational risk and compliance; and is responsible for increasing awareness of modern cloud EQMS and the benefits of the Salesforce as a platform, such as ComplianceQuest’s solution.

Michael Bower

VP of Industry Solutions – Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)

Michael Bower

VP Product Marketing – EHS

As VP Product Marketing-EHS, Michael oversees ComplianceQuest’s operations, delivery and strategy of the EHS business unit. He brings over 25 years of experience delivering high technology projects and programs.

Shalini Chowdhary

VP Marketing and Strategic Alliances

Shalini Chowdhary

VP Marketing and Strategic Alliances

Shalini has a strong marketing and strategy background that spans many industries. She runs the marketing department for ComplianceQuest including market research, branding, messaging, lead generation, budgeting, event management, market strategy, finding the right partners to work with, digital marketing and keeping up with the competition.

Chris Thornton

VP of Sales

Chris Thornton

VP of Sales

As Vice President Global Sales Chris leads a team focused on helping companies improve their products and customer experience with ComplianceQuest’s next generation Enterprise Quality Management Solution (EQMS).

Kim Engler

VP Quality Assurance and Knowledge Management

Kim Engler

VP Quality Assurance and Knowledge Management

As VP of Quality Assurance and Knowledge Management, Kim directly oversees ComplianceQuest’s Quality Assurance, Computer System Validation, and Knowledge Management for CQ Products and deliverables. Kim comes to the company with more than twenty years’ experience in manufacturing, engineering and quality.

Samir Pradhan

Head of Asia Operations

Samir Pradhan

Head of Asia Operations

Samir has 20 years of working experience in IT industry. He started his career as a software developer. Over the course of his career, Samir has worked in different types of product development like Human Resource Management System, Remittance System, Medical Representative Management System and now cutting-edge Enterprise Quality management System.

Prashan Vaidya

Head of Quality Control

Prashan Vaidya

Head of Quality Control

As head of Quality Control, Prashan is responsible for delivering quality product from CQ development center (ComplianceQuest – Asia). He is also responsible for CQ’s Release Management. He has more than 11 years of experience in Software Quality industry in various domains like Telecom, Healthcare and Hi-Tech.

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As head of Quality Control, Prashan is responsible for delivering quality product from CQ development center (ComplianceQuest – Asia). He is also responsible for CQ’s Release Management. He has more than 11 years of experience in Software Quality industry in various domains like Telecom, Healthcare and Hi-Tech.

He started his career in India at Tata Consultancy Services working in HP-OLTP project. He then moved to Amdocs, India to work in AT&T application built on HP-OLTP. He has gained experience in US HealthCare domain during his association with Verisk Information Technologies Pvt. Ltd, Nepal (Currently known as Cotiviti).

Prashan holds Executive MBA (Entrepreneurship) degree from Kathmandu University School of Management and Bachelor of Computer Science and Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India.
He lives in Kathmandu, Nepal with his wife and a daughter. He enjoys swimming and gardening.

As VP of Quality Assurance and Knowledge Management, Kim directly oversees ComplianceQuest’s Quality Assurance, Computer System Validation, and Knowledge Management for CQ Products and deliverables. Kim comes to the company with more than twenty years’ experience in manufacturing, engineering and quality.

Prior to joining CQ, Kim worked for Pilgrim Software, Inc. in various management roles over 15 years as well as Oracle as a Program Manager for Security Services assisting Customers in Lifesciences with Validation Services. Kim has worked with over 200 clients directly and indirectly assisting with on-premise and cloud-based client implementations involving enterprise quality management software for companies regulated by the various Lifesciences, automotive, aerospace and defense, high-tech, and general manufacturing standards.

Kim has held various roles in Training, Instructional Design, Consulting, Business Systems Analysis, Product Management, Computer Systems Validation, Knowledge Management, Quality Systems Management, Project Management, software usability, and management of Technical Communications for various companies specializing in enterprise quality management software systems for the regulated and non-regulated sectors.

Kim has an BA in Technical Writing from the University of South Florida.
Originally from Western New York, Kim currently resides in Saint Petersburg, FL. She enjoys traveling, spin cycling, and teaching music for local charities.

Samir has 20 years of working experience in IT industry. He started his career as a software developer. Over the course of his career, Samir has worked in different types of product development like Human Resource Management System, Remittance System, Medical Representative Management System and now cutting-edge Enterprise Quality management System.

Samir has rich experience working as a consultant for different organizations like:

  • United Nations Development Programme – Nepal
  • UNESCO- Nepal
  • Nepal Human Rights Commission
  • Many other “A” class Banks of Nepal
Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering, from BIET, Karnataka, India
Samir lives in Kathmandu, Nepal with his family. He has a wife and a son. He loves to play Football(Soccer) and Taekwondo and closely follows the English Premier League.

As Vice President Global Sales Chris leads a team focused on helping companies improve their products and customer experience with ComplianceQuest’s next generation Enterprise Quality Management Solution (EQMS).

Chris started his career as a Software Developer and for the past 20 years has helped the world’s leading Life Science companies implement technology solutions driving efficiency and effectiveness into the development, manufacturing, quality and safety of their products.

Chris has held technical and sales leadership roles with enterprise technology companies in the clinical, Product Safety, Regulatory Compliance, and Quality Management space. Most recently, Chris led the Mid-Market Sales group at Sparta Systems. Chris has lectured globally on the impact of digital transformation on Quality Management and has extensive experience with cloud based Digital Quality Management Systems.

- Computer Science, California State University, Chico – 1992 – 1996

Originally from California, Chris now lives on the East Coast with his wife and two daughters. When not traveling for work Chris enjoys traveling with the family for pleasure

Shalini has a strong marketing and strategy background that spans many industries. She runs the marketing department for ComplianceQuest including market research, branding, messaging, lead generation, budgeting, event management, market strategy, finding the right partners to work with, digital marketing and keeping up with the competition. She is also responsible for strategic relationships with technology partners and large channel partners.

Shalini is experienced in commercial transformation as well as running corporate strategy at companies in the chemical, AutoID, consumer and F&B industries. She started her career at Frost & Sullivan as a research analyst where she honed her market research and business skills, rising quickly to become one of the highest charging consultant. She lead global research groups and even created a new line of market research products for the company. She then moved to a specialty chemical company, Chemtura, to be part of the commercial transformation team. While at Chemtura she created and implemented strategies such as SKU rationalization, foot print optimization, M&A projects, key account management etc. She then moved to Cott Beverages where she masterminded the first 3-year strategic plan for the company. She is passionate about design, market strategy, and creating synergistic partnerships.

Shalini holds the following degrees:

- Bachelor of Engineering- Mechanical
- Masters in Business Administration- Entrepreneurship
- Certificate in International Business

Shalini is originally from Patna in India although she has lived in Zambia for some very exciting years. She loves design and color and believes that art and engineering are two sides of the same coin. Shalini lives with her husband and 2 kids in Florida. She is active in the study and teaching of spirituality and hopes run a school some day.

As VP of Industry Solutions – Environment, Health and Safety (EHS), Michael oversees ComplianceQuest’s operations, delivery and strategy of the EHS business unit. He brings over 25 years of experience delivering high technology projects and programs.

As a two-time founder of Salesforce partner businesses, he brings knowledge and experience in business and strategic planning, project management, systems development, systems integration, technical management, and business development.

Prior to joining ComplianceQuest, his background included founding Lifeguard Solutions, a Salesforce Appexchange partner in the EHSQ space, and founding Force Optimized, a Financial Services focused Salesforce Consulting partner. Prior to diving into the Salesforce eco-system, Michael worked for 10+ years in the semiconductor space delivering engineering projects for KLA.

Michael has an MBA from Santa Clara University and a BA in History from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA
Born and raised in Silicon Valley, he continues to reside in San Jose, CA. He is married with 3 daughters and 1 son. When not watching kid’s activities, he enjoys biking, hiking and travel.

As SVP of Customer Success he oversees ComplianceQuest’s Implementation, Delivery, Deployment, Application Support & Partner Support processes. The team’s goal is to make sure to listen and serve customer in the best possible way.

Gova started his career as a Customer Support Agent and with 20+ years of experience in supporting and implementing Quality Management Systems at over 200+ customers across the globe still believes in “Being in Customer Shoes” & “Listen to Customer” & “Think like a Customer to support a Customer”. This drives him and his team to serve Customer to have success by using ComplianceQuest.

Prior to joining ComplianceQuest, Gova worked as Industry Solutions Manager at Pilgrim Software where he led Presales team and prior to that worked in Project Management, Validation & Technical Support teams.

Gova has BS in Pharmacy from Bangalore University in India.
Originally from Bangalore, India he currently resides in Tampa with his wife, daughter and son. Gova is a sports enthusiast who follows all sports but is an avid fan of Cricket and plays Table Tennis. He enjoys photography, travelling with his family, watching movies, playing and singing with his kids.

As VP of Industry Solutions-EQMS at ComplianceQuest, Nikki Willett oversees industry, product, and go-to-marketing strategies for the company; leads the processes for operational risk and compliance; and is responsible for increasing awareness of modern cloud EQMS and the benefits of the Salesforce as a platform, such as ComplianceQuest’s solution.

She has over three decades of life sciences and manufacturing industry experience in business process and software technology and more than 20 years in quality and regulatory compliance. Nikki focuses on advancing businesses through the constant evaluation of technology trends and forward-looking thinking to help organizations progress and succeed through the use of automation. A pioneer of the paper to digital world (SGML), she has participated in industry and regulatory committees for the creation of digital standards for DoD MIL-STD-2361 for Digital Publications, FDA’s initial electronic publishing for NDAs, FAA / ATA flight operations and maintenance, NAVSEA, DoD SEI, NERC, MESA’s Quality and Regulatory Compliance – Strategic Initiative Guidebook, FDA’ eMDR and works repeatedly with industry on other leading Quality initiatives. Seeing a growing trend in proliferating knowledge through Social Media, Nikki founded LinkedIn’s Quality & Regulatory Network Group in 2008 now having more than 116,000 professional members worldwide. Nikki is an educator and author concerning quality, safety, risk and compliance and works closely with senior leadership advising them on organization and business process strategy, technology and industry best practices.

B.S., Computer Science, Boston University, Boston, MA

 

Raised in New England and partly on the Atlantic coast of France, Nikki currently resides in Boston with her husband and her two cats; suitcases packed waiting to move back to Tampa Bay.

As COO / CTO, Atulya Risal oversees ComplianceQuest’s technology and product innovation, software engineering, quality, product documentation, technical support and off-shore operations.

Prior to joining CQ, Atulya served as Executive Vice President of Research and Development and Chief Technology Officer of Pilgrim Software which he co-founded in 1993 and successfully exited in 2011. Atulya was responsible for product and technology direction at Pilgrim Software. Working closely with product marketing, industry solutions, services and sales, he translated market trends, regulatory requirements and customer needs to a viable business solutions that mitigated compliance risks and provides quick ROI for customers. He oversaw all aspects of research and development including software engineering, product management, knowledge management including Pilgrim Education Center (PEC) and technical support.

Atulya hold the following degrees:

- Bachelors in Electrical Engineering- California Institute of Technology
- Masters in Electrical Engineering- Purdue University

Atulya is originally from Nepal. He currently resides in Tampa with his wife and 2 sons. Atulya is an avid skier, tennis and soccer player and loves to do outdoor activities (if he ever finds the time).

As CEO, Prashanth directly oversees ComplianceQuest’s sales, marketing, partnerships, finance, IT, legal and overall company strategy and direction. He comes to the company with more than twenty-five years’ experience in manufacturing, engineering and quality.

Prashanth has repeatedly produced sustained revenue and EBITDA growth in dynamic and changing markets. He has extensive experience with process automation, which requires a deep understanding of critical business drivers in multiple industries. He’s highly successful in building relationships, seizing control of critical problem areas, and delivering on customer commitments.

His background includes being President and CEO of Lattice Social, a cutting-edge software company for incorporating social media into business-to-business collaboration, more than twenty years as co-founder and COO of Pilgrim Software, a Quality Management System software company. He grew the organization from inception to goal of successfully selling the company. Prior to this, he held a variety of positions in Manufacturing Engineering. Prashanth currently serves on several Boards fostering entrepreneurship in the Tampa Bay area. He’s active philanthropically in his community, dealing with the needs of orphaned and disadvantaged children and building shelters, toilets and schools in poorly developed countries.

Prashanth has an MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of South Florida and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology in India.
Originally from Chennai India, he currently resides in Tampa with his wife, daughter and twins. He enjoys traveling, playing tennis, gardening and experimenting with cooking recipes from India.

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