Board of Directors
CEO & Managing Director
Arun is the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Cybage Software. Cybage is a data-driven company, and this work ethic primarily originates from Arun’s thought process of giving more importance to how the analysis of data is applied to decision-making rather than the data alone. This thought process has led to the conceptualization of DecisionMines™ for Digital Excellence, which is a unique data-driven system used for all core decision-making in the organization.
Arun started his career as a software design engineer in the USA and has been contributing to software development and quality management ever since. He returned to India in the early ’90s and founded Cybage with the intention of creating one of the most efficient IT service companies in the world that provides a high value chain in the product engineering and IT services space. He believes that the right balance must be struck between being ‘customer-centric’ and ‘employee-centric’ in order to benefit from and provide benefits to both entities. He is a strong believer in the empowerment of the society through education and has been instrumental in establishing and promoting two Corporate Social Responsibility wings of Cybage: CybageAsha and CybageKhushboo.
Arun was awarded the ‘CEO of the Year Award’ by the National Awards in IT Excellence. He has also been conferred the ‘CEO with HR orientation Award’ during the Talent & HR Leadership conference organized by World HRD Congress and ET Now. He was honored with the ‘Global HR Excellence’ award at the Asia Pacific HRM Congress.
Arun is dedicated towards staying healthy and is very disciplined about it. He encourages all Cybagians to maintain a healthy physical and mental state in order to attain optimal productivity and a balanced personal and professional life. He is a conscious writer, drawing out management lessons from real-life situations and sharing them on his blog www.arunnathaniblog.com, which is regularly read by all Cybagians and a large populace outside of Cybage.
Greg joined Cybage’s Board of Directors in June 2018. A renowned software industry veteran, Greg’s stellar years of experience span across multiple executive, board, and advisory roles.
Notably known for his tenure at Altiris as the Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO, Greg guided the company to eight consecutive years of revenue growth and profitability. He was the driving force behind 11 acquisitions and he successfully completed an IPO in 2002 in the face of a notable economic downturn. In the same year, Greg was honored with the prestigious Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Later, in 2006, he was invited as the Technology Pioneer at the World Economic Forum. Greg joined Symantec through the company’s acquisition of Altiris and held the Group President rank for its Servers and Storage business units.
The tech trailblazer has held several executive-level positions in his career of more than 25 years, including President of the Utah Information Technology Association; Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the largest university in Utah, Utah Valley University; CEO of Vivint Solar; he also serves on the boards of Omniture, which was acquired by Adobe; Venafi; ContentWatch Inc., and continues to be the Chairman of Board at LGCY Power, one of the fastest growing solar companies in the United States.
Currently, Greg is the Founder and Managing Partner at SageCreek Partners. SageCreek Partners has helped more than 100 companies realize their business potential by extending end-to-end operational, networking, human capital, and technological support; several SCP clients have gone on to have successful IPOs and establish themselves as leading players in their respective domains.
Peter Burke joined Cybage’s Board of Directors in September 2019. This strategic addition to Cybage’s power-packed board marks a revolutionary moment in our efforts to continue delivering exemplary services.
A software industry veteran experienced in Information services, Telecommunications, and Video systems, Peter holds a Ph.D. in Application of Artificial Intelligence Techniques from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. During his tenure at the Hopital Cantonal Universitaire de Geneve (Geneva, Switzerland), Peter developed the first clinically viable system for detecting Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease using a combination of 2-D Gel Electrophoresis and AI pattern matching technology, which was later commercialized in the US. Peter’s noted publications in the field of AI include Intelligent Scheduling and Planning Systems for Telecommunications Resource Management, and The Application of Distributed Artificial Intelligence to Medical Diagnosis.
He is widely known for his contribution to IP-based products, EBIDTA from legacy products, deploying the world’s largest DDoS network and establishing a magnificent data infrastructure. In the past, Peter has worked with the industry game-changers such as British Telecom, IBM, Ceon Corp, ARRIS Global Video Systems and Neustar. His achievements at Neustar include establishing a Big Data Infrastructure capable of securely managing billions of data points of data per day in support of high fidelity identity resolution.
In his role at Cybage, Peter will combine his exceptional technology and managerial expertise to further strengthen Cybage’s footprints in a dynamic and ever-emerging environment.
Avinash Lele (Avi) joined Cybage’s Board of Directors in April 2020. Recognized as an entrepreneurial leader, Avi has built a track record of guiding organizations in delivering stellar growth. An IT Services veteran, his strengths lie in business development, strategy, and people management. Avi is known for fostering lasting business relationships with marquee clients across diversified verticals.
Avi’s career of three decades began with the TATA group, where he was part of the prestigious Tata Administrative Service (TAS). He has played leadership roles at Tata Unisys, Hexaware, Symphony Services, L&T Infotech, and of course, Cybage Software. Avi rose to become CEO at Hexaware, steering the company from a small East Coast presence into a multi-million-dollar global entity. As President at Cybage, he was instrumental in driving the organization’s move into new areas of business and operating models.
Avi has degrees in Physics, Management and Law from Pune, of which he is a native. He received his LL.M from Northwestern University Law School, Chicago, which he attended as a Rotary Foundation Scholar. He is also an alumnus of the Advanced Management Program (AMP) of the Wharton School of Business.
Avi is an avid reader who is passionate about mentoring young talent.
Head – Cybage CSR and Director – Cybage
Ritu Nathani, in her role as the head of Cybage’s two CSR arms- CybageAsha and CybageKhushboo has been the driving force behind the company’s long-term commitment towards the all-round development of the marginalized sections of the society. Under Ritu’s wholehearted guidance and strategic direction, CybageAsha and CybageKhushboo have executed various meaningful educational and socio-economic drives over the years, creating a life-long impact on thousands of families.
CybageAsha operates in three key verticals—Rural Upliftment, Community Development, and Social Welfare. Its long-term projects aim at uplifting rural communities using sustainable intervention. Through meticulously planned drives, its short-term projects enable volunteers to reach out to the visually impaired, youth, widows, women’s groups, and senior citizens. CybageKhushboo, in line with its belief in the adage “Give a man a fish; you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish; you feed him for life”, provides financial assistance to economically backward but promising students, enabling them to fulfill their educational aspirations and secure a bright future.
As the Pune Chapter Chair of Yi’s (Young Indians—a youth platform of the Confederation of Indian Industry) during 2012-13, Ritu was instrumental in organizing several learning events, along with a leadership summit with former President of India, the honorable Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
Ritu has also travelled far and wide to promote causes close to her heart. She was part of the official Indian delegation to G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit at Moscow in June 2013. She followed this up with a delegation to Pakistan in October 2013 for the Pak-India Young Entrepreneurs Bilateral Summit that was organized by the Young Entrepreneurs Forum (YEF) of the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ICCI) in partnership with Yi, and Commonwealth Asia Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (CAAYE) in association with Aman Ki Asha, a peace initiative between India and Pakistan.
Ritu is a dentist by training, a drama and elocution teacher by passion, and a philanthropist at heart. She has been honored as a ‘Leading Consultant’ at the third edition of the Women Leaders in India Awards for her contribution to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). She was also felicitated at the Times Pune Visionaries organized by Times of India for her work in the field of CSR.