Santosh is a software executive with 25 plus years of software development experience. Prior to founding Aziksa, Santosh was CTO for Kovim, a bay area learning solution company serving global enterprises. Before Kovim, Santosh was VP of Product development at GlobalEnglish, where he successfully led the team to build multiple learning products with SaaS model with cloud hosting. Expert in the building strategy, planning, design and delivery of cost effective, high performance technology solution in support of company growth. He is passionate about innovating education delivery. As Enterprise Architect at Intuit, Santosh led a team to build cloud based learning solution for thousands of Quickbooks and Pro Advisor Accountants
Bill Ihrie is a seasoned executive with some 40 years of experience in the software industry. Most recently he was a Senior Vice President at Intuit for over eight years – six as Chief Technology Officer, and two running product development for Small Business, which is over half of the company’s revenue. Prior to Intuit, Bill was Senior Vice President at ADP for ten years, running Product Development and business strategy for the Claims Solutions and Dealer Services divisions. Previously Bill was also at Security Pacific Bank, Computer Usage Company and Bell Labs. Mr. Ihrie earned BS degrees in mathematics and management from M.I.T., and his Master of Arts degree in computer science from U.C. Berkeley. Some accomplishments Bill has most enjoyed are helping his companies grow by over $3B; hiring and creating jobs for some 2000 people; helping Intuit become the best software company to work for in the US for the past five years; leading the creation of Intuit India; beating Microsoft more than once on head-to-head products; Currently Bill consults, participates on Boards, teaches, is active in church and volunteer work, and enjoys time with his wife and daughter in northern California.
Mr. Deepak Desai served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of GlobalEnglish Corporation. Mr. Desai has over 20 years of strong financial and operating experience, most notably with Time Warner Inc., where he spent twelve years and held senior financial positions in New York and Asia. He served as General Manager and Chief Financial Officer with Time Life Asia at Time Warner, Inc. from 1995 to 1999. From July 1987 to July 1999, he held various positions with Time Warner, Inc., including Associate Business Manager, Financial Manager and Assistant Business Manager with Time Inc. and Senior Auditor with Time Warner Inc. Mr. Desai served as a Director of Salon Media Group Inc. since September 23, 2004. Mr. Desai holds a B.S. in Commerce and Accounting from the University of Bombay, India and an MBA with a Finance emphasis from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania.