JOSEPH VIJAYAM Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Joseph, the CEO of Olive Technology, manages the company’s overall business planning and corporate strategy. Prior to founding Olive he served as the Chief Executive of Matrix Computer Consultancy in India. He has employed his extensive track record in empowering various for profit and not-for-profit organizations in India and the USA. After receiving highest honors for B.S in Computer Science from Biola University in California, he continued with an M.B.A. in Information Systems Technology at Georgia State University. Joseph is based in our U.S. office.
JEAN-PIERRE E. POVEDAChief Technology Officer
J.P. Poveda has been working with enterprise systems and software engineering since 1994. Previously, he served as Vice President of Engineering for Rowl, Inc., a mobile application startup that Apple included as one of its featured social networking apps. He also served as co-founder and senior vice president for Taskport, Inc., a technology startup that became a publicly traded company through acquisition. There, Poveda managed over forty engineers and was responsible for the architecture and implementation of various platforms designed to scale to millions of users. At Vintigo, Inc., he served as CTO and developed an environmental monitoring system designed to assist vineyards with gathering key analytics to help increase the yield and quality of their crop. Poveda has experience in systems architecture, software engineering, and executive management. His software engineering experience spans the development of mobile applications, web-scale applications, meshed network technology, database engineering and network engineering. He helped to raise over $14 million in his prior ventures and has negotiated individual contracts in excess of $2 million with companies like Oracle and Dell. In addition to his engineering and management experience, Poveda serves on the board of directors of the Paul Carlson Partnership, an organization devoted, for the last fifty years, to medical and micro-finance development and relief in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He holds a master’s and bachelor’s degree, both with high honors, from Biola University, where he is also an adjunct professor of philosophy.
BRANDON LEEChief Sales Officer
Brandon leads the sales and marketing efforts at Olive Technology. He is also responsible for developing new revenue streams for the organization. Brandon previously was the Managing Partner at Denali7 where he spearheaded business development and managed consulting operations. Brandon is an entrepreneurial technology visionary with over 15 years of consulting, User Experience (UX), and visualization expertise in automotive, healthcare, aerospace, manufacturing, retail, and e-Commerce verticals. He graduated from the California State University at Los Angeles with a B.S. in Computer Information Systems. Brandon is based in our U.S. office.
IRENE LEEManager of Client Services and Development
Irene effectively keeps our clients connected to Olive Technology through her focus on people. She often acts as a catalyst to guide prospects to become clients through the sales cycle. Prior to this role, Irene served as the Manager of Sales and Marketing for XStremeLifestyle.com, an online health and fitness store. She has also strategically established sales leads and contributed to IT development for healthcare organizations during her time as a Senior Consultant with Ernst & Young, LLP. Irene holds a master’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Irene is based in our U.S. Office.
LORI J. NICHOLSONE-Learning Systems Consultant
Lori is focused on helping our education industry clients better utilize technology to help them more effectively impact their students. Realizing that software solutions go beyond technical success, Lori invests time and leverages her background in higher education to help ensure the people side of projects are just as satisfied. Lori currently serves in the Distance Learning Department of Biola University. Prior to joining Biola University, Lori was Director of Learning Technology at Hope International University. Lori is an expert in cross cultural communication, which further serves our clients and internal staff as we work together globally. Lori holds her Master’s degree from Fuller School of Theology and is currently completing her PhD in Intercultural Studies with an emphasis on multi-cultural communication.
A. VEERAPPA General Manager
Mr. Veerappa is the General Manager of Olive Technology and is based in our offices in Hyderabad, India. Additionally, he previously served as the CEO of Olive Infoservices. Prior to co-founding Olive, he served on the faculty in the Department of Computer Science at Engineering Staff College of India. With a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Osmania University and an M. Tech. in Industrial Engineering from JN Technological University, he began his career as an engineer, eventually progressing into data processing management at Hindustan Machine Tools.
RAVI SURATHUHuman Resource Manager
Ravi serves as our Technical Sales Manager and also doubles up as the Human Resources Manager. He plays an instrumental role in attracting the right talent to the company, who in turn, serve our clients needs. Ravi started his career as a User Interface expert and joined Olive as a Project Leader. His experience in the technical ranks allows him to maintain a broad perspective as a member of the Executive Team. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering. Ravi works in our offices in Hyderabad, India.