Meet the Nexus Cognitive Team

Our team of certified professionals brings years of experience and deep knowledge in managing big data environments. Whether modernizing your enterprise data infrastructure or leveraging the latest cloud and big data technologies, our global team of architects, developers, and offshore resources is here to meet your business challenges.

CEO

Anu Jain

Anu is the CEO at Nexus, responsible for driving revenue growth & corporate development. He has over 20 years of experience in professional services & tech software, including his role as SVP of Teradata/Think Big Analytics.
 
COO

Andy Nardo

As Chief Operating Officer, Andy brings to the table an extensive 18-year tenure at PwC before his current role, where he was instrumental in steering the technology roadmap for their US and Global Tax Line of Service. He has consistently proven himself as an innovative thinker and strategic leader.

 

CAO

Steve Roberts

As the Chief Administrative Officer, Steve is a seasoned IT executive with over 25 years of experience in management consulting, business management, and technology deployment. He previously served as Vice President of the West Region at Teradata / ThinkBig Analytics, managing a $55M portfolio and leading initiatives in IoT for Oil & Gas exploration.

 

CRO

John Hoffman

John has over 30 years of experience in the enterprise software industry, with a focus on data and analytics solutions. John led the global sales strategy and execution for KX, the leading provider of high-performance, in-memory computing, streaming analytics, and operational intelligence solutions. 
 
Board Director

Richard Matus

Richard is a Vice President at Insight Partners, leading investments in enterprise software, services, and applied AI. Richard previously held positions at Golden Gate Capital and Bain & Company.

 

SVP-Product Marketing & Revenue Operations

Paul Falkenberg

Paul is a seasoned technology executive with a proven track record of propelling sales growth with a deep understanding of the complex ecosystem of cloud, data, and analytics providers. Previous Paul worked with renowned firms such as KPMG, Unisys, and Sierra Systems. 

 

Manager of Marketing and Design

Rachel O'Brien

With over ten years of experience in marketing and design, Rachel blends her multidisciplinary expertise to drive impactful marketing strategies and execute innovative campaigns. At Nexus Cognitive, she focuses on enhancing brand presence and developing effective digital strategies, ensuring engagement and growth through both traditional and digital marketing channels.

 

App Modernization

Scott Willhite

Scott Willhite is a distinguished technology executive with a long history of delivery excellence. His career includes successful delivery to Fortune 100 companies as an Enterprise Architect and Program Manager, and Co-Founder & Community Operations for the largest Microsoft Open Source project in history.

 

Managing Director – Data and AI

Rohit Belgal

Rohit Belgal is a seasoned technology leader with a proven track record that spans two and a half decades of experience in design, development, architecture, and managing complex projects worldwide. Rohit previously held positions at KPMG / BearingPoint, Keane, NTT Data, and Teradata.

 

Sr. Director of Business Insights

Jason Herron

Jason is a veteran executive passionate about leveraging technology to drive business outcomes. With 16 years of experience delivering enterprise software to Fortune 500 companies, he specializes in innovation management and automated workflows. In 2016, he co-founded a company that provided “business intelligence” as a managed service, helping companies use data to grow. 

 

EZ Analytics

Barret Johnson

Barrett is an experience leader in Business Intelligence and Enterprise Data & Analytics working with the business and technology to deliver solutions in the areas of data management and enterprise reporting. As a member of many projects, played a vital role including a variety of reporting solutions, data warehouse implementations, and business assessments. 

 

Nexus3 Lab

Jonathan Looney

A former professor of cognitive design and experienced technologist of 11 years, Jonathan blends his multidisciplinary expertise across technology, psychology , finance and design for a human-centered approach to complex business problems.  Jonathan guides a strategic innovation team dedicated to resolving real-world challenges through emerging Web 3.0 technologies.

 

Director of Cybersecurity

Navyanth Gowda

Navyanth (Navy) is a highly accomplished Cybersecurity Executive with 20 years of experience driving strategic and operational excellence in cybersecurity across diverse industries. Prior to Nexus, Navy was the Cloud Security Leader at Silicon Valley Bank. Navy held various consulting roles in Ernst and Young, LLP (EY) for over a decade, helping his clients transform their cyber and cloud security journey.

 

Senior Manager

Ida Barbour 

Ida is a driven and solutions-oriented technology leader with over 15 years of experience providing leadership for information technology personnel supporting web, CRM, ERP, and proprietary application platforms. She has worked closely with leadership teams and subject matter experts throughout organizations to advance the capabilities of their business applications and thereby enable the organization's strategy and business objectives.

 

Senior Manager, NexusOne Managed Services

Dave Burnham

Dave is a customer-focused tech leader with a passion for solving problems, designing network and security architecture, and building force-multiplier operations and security teams. His previous leadership roles include support and operations at various startups in the security and networking space.

 

Manager

Cody Gilmore

Cody is an experienced Software Engineering and Data professional who is driven to innovate great solutions for complex business problems. Previously, Cody designed and implemented ERP and Innovation Management solutions for many enterprise clients. 

 

Sales Director

Shawn Burns

With over 20 years in technology sales, Shawn is renowned for his strategic vision, collaborative approach, and unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional value. Putting customers first, he prioritizes relationship-building and client satisfaction above all else, ensuring lasting partnerships based on trust and mutual success.

 

Solution Architect/Sr. Manager

Hardik Chandi

As an experienced Solution Architect with over two decades of technical expertise, Hardik excels in various domains. His passion lies in creating robust, scalable solutions, and he is committed to fostering collaboration and driving excellence across cross-functional teams.

 

Distinguished Engineer

John Parker

John has over 25 years of experience delivering bleeding-edge technology solutions using Microsoft technologies. His career has positively impacted firms such as PwC, DR Horton, and Prudential.

 

Vice President of Human Resources

Kim Borders

Kim is a distinguished HR leader with over 20 years of expertise in talent management, organizational development, and strategic HR planning. She excels in aligning human capital strategies with business objectives, fostering a culture of innovation, and driving exceptional employee engagement.

Advisor

Narendra Mulani

Narendra is a visionary leader with a proven track record in driving innovation and growth through advanced analytics and digital transformation. As an influential figure in the industry, his strategic insights and expertise have consistently delivered impactful results for clients worldwide.

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