A strong, experienced team.
Chris Schueler, Chief Executive Officer
Chris Schueler, as Chief Executive Officer, drives the overall vision and strategy for Simeio. He is a proven leader with extensive experience in Go To Market, Operations, and Product Development in the managed security services space.
He joined Simeio from Trustwave; leading all aspects of their security services and go-to-market. Under his leadership and strategy, created a significant growth engine in revenue and profit, ultimately moving Trustwave's services into global leadership positions in all markets and analyst communities. Prior to that, Chris spent 11 years with IBM building, growing, and expanding their cloud and security managed services businesses achieving significant growth in revenue, margin, and NPS in both large public and small emerging environments. Chris is a veteran of the US Army and spent 12 years in Information Operations Commands.
Chris received a Bachelor's degree in OMIS from Northern Illinois University and his Master's of Business Administration degree from Auburn University. He is a husband and father to 3 daughters, a health and fitness enthusiast, and an outdoorsman.
Shawn Keve, Chief Revenue Officer
Shawn Keve is responsible for sales, business development, channel partners and marketing at Simeio. He played a key role in growing the business 20 times, making Simeio one of the fastest growing companies in North America.
Previously, Shawn was Consulting Director at Oracle and Director of Professional and Managed Services for Sun Microsystems (prior to Oracle's acquisition of Sun), where he was responsible for the sales and delivery of a $100M portfolio of IT services. Before joining Sun, he held leadership roles at Netscape (acquired by AOL), KPMG Consulting, and MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
Shawn has over 22 years of experience servicing clients in the strategy, architecture, design and implementation of enterprise solutions across several industries, including financial services, healthcare, life sciences, manufacturing, media & entertainment, telecommunications and retail. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Management Information Systems) from Northeastern University.
Bob Collie, Chief Technology Officer
Bob Collie serves as the Chief Technology Officer of Simeio. He is responsible for Simeio’s internal systems, infosec, compliance, and, in collaboration with our delivery and product teams, our customer-deployed technologies and products. He has over 20 years of leadership, strategy and technology implementation experience.
Bob also serves as Chief Technology Advisor and Operating Partner at ZMC since 2017, and joined Simeio concurrent with ZMC’s investment. At ZMC, he is responsible for sourcing, evaluating and advising on potential investment opportunities, as well as ongoing engagement and leadership with management teams of selected portfolio companies related to product strategy, operations optimization and technology.
He attended Vanderbilt University and pursued a degree in Economics.
Elizabeth Shannon, Chief of Staff & Vice President of Finance
Elizabeth Shannon supports the Executive Leadership Team in driving key strategic initiatives. She ensures better communication and visibility throughout the company.
Before joining Simeio, Elizabeth was a Sr. Finance leader of Coregistics; Motorola Solutions, Inc; and AirDefense, Inc. (Acquired: NYSE: MSI - Motorola Solutions, Inc.). She began her career with Grant Thornton, LLP.
Elizabeth has provided sales and operational finance leadership to emerging companies for more than 10 years. She holds a Bachelor's of Business Administration Degree in Accounting from Kennesaw State University.
Asif Savvas, Senior Vice President
Asif Savvas is responsible for sales and delivery for the Simeio Canada and Simeio Gulf IAM practices.
Before joining Simeio, Asif worked at Sun/Oracle, where he was responsible for the delivery of identity solutions across Canada. At Oracle, he drove the growth of the identity footprint in Canada, playing a unique role of a solutions advisor to some of Oracle's largest customers in this region. Asif joined Sun as part of the acquisition of Vaau, where he played a vital role in establishing the Vaau Role Management Product (now renamed Oracle Identity Analytics).
Asif has worked across North America, serving clients in the utilities, energy, telecommunications and financial services industries, and is seen as a thought leader in the areas of Identity Management, RBAC and Compliance. Asif holds a B.Tech in Information Technology from Madras University and an MBA from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.
Anshuman Chakravartty, Executive Vice President
Anshuman Chakravartty is responsible for sales and delivery for the South Business Unit. He also plays a key role with sales and delivery enablement, business development and operations.
Anshuman started his Identity and Access Management career at Vaau where he developed solutions for complex Security and Identity initiatives across multiple verticals. He architected, developed and delivered Vaau’s flagship product until their acquisition by Sun Microsystems. During his tenure at Sun and then Oracle Anshuman was responsible for leading a number of IAM programs for the largest financial services and banking clients in US and Canada.
Anshuman has extensive experience in assessing, designing and implementing strategies and solutions that enable clients to securely achieve their business objectives. Anshuman received a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Manipal University and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.
Huzefa Olia, Vice President
Huzefa Olia leads the Simeio practice for Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.
Before joining Simeio, Huzefa worked at Brinqa, where he was responsible for sales and business development. Huzefa has been also been a leader at Vaau, where he managed the South East region and played a vital role in establishing the Vaau Role Management Product (now renamed Oracle Identity Analytics).
Huzefa has worked across multiple financial service customers and is a thought leader in the areas of Identity Management, RBAC, GRC and Compliance. Huzefa holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from University of Southern California.
Sanjeev Varma, Senior Vice President
Sanjeev Varma leads the business unit covering West and Mid-West regions and is responsible for sales, delivery excellence and customer success.
Sanjeev has over 22 years of experience in managing global relationships, incubating practices and leading complex engagements in Manufacturing and Financial Services industries. He comes to Simeio from NTT DATA, where he led one of the largest global relationships in the company and was responsible for strategic planning, P&L, innovation, integration and optimization of global delivery services.
He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Applications from Pondicherry Engineering College.
Arjun Dev, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Service
Arjun Dev is our Global Head of Service and manages all core aspects of Simeio's Service Delivery operation.
Before joining Simeio, Arjun has worked as the Bangalore Center Head and Offshore Delivery Leader at Genpact-Headstrong and Delivery Principal at ThoughtWorks. He has worked with leading investment banks and exchanges in the world, both as a domain consultant and setting up large offshore delivery teams. He brings expertise in heading delivery operations, creating scalable organizations, managing client relationships, delivering large complex technology projects, and grooming leaders and strong domain expertise in capital markets.
He holds a Masters degree in management from Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and a bachelors degree in engineering in Electronics and Communications from National Institute of Technology, Surathkal.
Vivek Purekar, Vice President, Global Head of Human Capital
Vivek Purekar leads Simeio's Global Human Capital Management team.
Vivek joined us on August 2016 and is responsible for driving Talent Acquisition, Management, Development, Engagement, and Retention. Under his leadership, our headcount witnessed exponential growth and the implementation of a best in class global employee engagement and benefits program.
Prior to joining Simeio, Vivek worked with global organizations such as Genpact, Tech Mahindra (Satyam Computers) and NIIT. During his career as an HR leader, Vivek was responsible for driving HR initiatives for large businesses generating revenues up to $500M and with 9500 employees. He has successfully designed and implemented several organizational initiatives that include: productivity improvement programs, performance management, balanced scorecard model, career management succession planning, and HR tool implementation.
Vivek graduated with a Bachelor's in Physics from the University of Pune and has undergone several management development programs in his enriched 27 years of an HR career.