Leadership Team

Experienced and professional leadership committed to complete customer satisfaction and value creation to all stakeholders.

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Joseph Vijayam

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Joseph Vijayam is the Chief Executive Officer of Olive Technology with the responsibility of managing the company’s overall business planning and strategy. He earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Biola University, CA, and an MBA in Information Systems from Georgia State University, GA.

Born in Hyderabad, India, he lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. He and his wife, Suneetha, have three sons, a daughter, and a daughter-in-law.

He serves as the Catalyst for Technology for the Lausanne Movement and is a member of the Boards of several international organizations. He also serves on the Board of BAM Global and the Editorial Board of BusinessasMission.com..

Along with his focus on global IT solutions, Joseph has years of experience in business and faith-based non-profit work around the world. He is an advocate for the use of contextual technology for addressing humanity’s challenges. He is an investor in fair-trade businesses and believes that ethical and honest business has the power to end poverty. He enjoys reading biographies, traveling, and watching documentaries on world history.

Gary Ledford

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Consistently successful in building profitable companies, developing new business, turning around companies and building top-performing teams. Change Management SME on large ERP projects. Master Sales trainer and Deal Coach.

Before joining Olive Technology, Gary served as VP of Total Insight (Div. of Transportation Insight). Transportation Insight provided Supply Chain solutions focused on reducing total cost of business and revenue enhancement. Gary worked as Senior Consultant and Execution Specialist with Franklin Covey. He has over 20 years of experience helping organizations and people become more effective. Gary has facilitated and delivered the 4 Disciplines of Execution and 7 Habits of Highly Effective People for many for-profit and non-profit organizations.

His other areas of practice include Executive Performance Coaching, Organizational Transformation, Lean Enterprise, and Custom Leadership Development programs. Gary has held various senior management positions such as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer within the Automotive, Furniture, Hosiery, and Converting industries. Within these industries, he was involved in implementing world-class concepts he learned while studying the Toyota Production System at Toyota City in Japan. He has led seminars around the world and published articles on Employee Engagement and Organizational Transformation. He is currently writing a book on Lean Enterprise…Cause and Effect, a series of case studies. He holds a Master Black Belt in Six Sigma and is considered a Lean Enterprise expert. Additionally, he is certified and licensed to administer the Myers Briggs Type Indicator. He has run 39 Marathons with a personal best of 2:21:05 in the 1983 Boston Marathon and is currently making progress toward a personal goal of 50 marathons in 50 states by age 60. Gary resides just outside of Charlotte near Hickory, North Carolina with his wife and three teenagers. “Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.”

Ravi Surathu

Director of Human Resources and Operations

Ravi Surathu is the Director of Human Resources and Operations at Olive Technology Ltd, Hyderabad. He has a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication. He has been instrumental in managing resourcing needs for many clients and also takes care of day-to-day operational activities at Olive. With his 20+yrs of experience in technology, he has fulfilled various roles at Olive. He started as a Web Design Engineer at Olive and then moved on to lead projects and teams. With managing multiple projects and clients over the years, he also has been involved in technical sales and people management. He is married and lives with his partner, Preeti, in Hyderabad and works in our Hyderabad office. He is an avid gamer and enjoys watching movies and meeting people.

Hari Gopinath

Software Quality Manager & Sr. Business Analyst

Hari Gopinathan serves Olive Technology team as a Software Quality Manager and Senior Business Analyst. He is responsible for managing various sales support activities of our business development team in India, such as assessing & documenting client’s software requirements and preparing project proposals for our clients. He is also responsible for managing testing and marketing teams in India, as well as supervises delivery and client relationship for our various projects. Hari is based in our Hyderabad, India office. He has a Masters in Computer Applications from the University of Madras and a Bachelors degree in Chemistry from University of Kerala. He lives in Hyderabad along with his wife and son. His favorite subjects includes science & history.

Ilene Zeitzoff

Director of Sales

Ilene ​Zeitzoff serves as the Director of Sales at OliveTech, within the US Marketplace. She is responsible for Business Development to lead all aspects of the sales cycle, cultivating and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and supporting projects from concept to completion with Olive Tech. Ilene is a Senior Sales & Business Development leader with 18+ years of experience and an extensive track record of successfully driving volume, growth, and profitability. Ilene is well-versed in promoting and delivering SaaS, cyber security solution services, security services, hardware and software solutions across various federal, state, and local governments, enterprise, property management firms, healthcare, education, and non-profit accounts. Having worked with start-ups, disruptive technologies, and established companies – she credits her continued success to her ability to forge high-value business relationships with her clients.

Ilene lives in Annapolis MD – Maryland’s capital city, on Chesapeake Bay and home of the US Naval Academy. She enjoys spending time with her 4-year-old Shorkie pup, Bentley. A few of her hobbies are boating, day spas, craft shows, spending time at the beach, along with traveling to enjoy holidays and relaxation time with good friends.