About
Sikka Software


Sikka Software Corporation is the leading innovator in Business Intelligence Software for the healthcare and small business communities. The company began with a simple vision, to help healthcare providers and small offices optimize their businesses via a series of easy to use cloud based applications using the Sikka Platform Cloud with artificial intelligence and predictive analytics.

Our Mission

The Sikka Software Team aims to exceed our customers’ expectations by providing products and services of the highest level in quality, reliability, and cost effectiveness. We believe in providing innovative applications and groundbreaking data to our customers. Our team creates applications and industry statistics that will increase efficiency and revenue for healthcare providers and small businesses to optimize and create growth.



Executive Team

Vijay Sikka

Vijay Sikka

Founder and CEO


Vijay Sikka is a healthcare informatics expert with more than 25 years of software development and quality experience including large scale projects with Intel Corporation and National Institutes of Health, Glaxo Smith Kline, Roche and UCSF affiliates. In 1996, Vijay founded IBrain Software, Inc. and served as its CEO until its acquisition in 1998 by Entigen Corporation, a healthcare information company that later became part of Roche. He holds an MS degree from Syracuse University New York, pursued graduate studies in Neurosciences at Stanford University, and is a Registered Continuing Education Provider in the State of California. He is the author of a book titled “Maximizing ROI on Software Development” published by Taylor and Francis International CRC Press.

Erich Heston

Erich Heston

Vice President of Finance


Erich Heston is responsible for ensuring strong financial management, developing strategy, managing the rhythm of the business, and measuring performance. He has extensive experience managing finance in industries spanning high tech, music, and financial services with management roles at OnLive, E-Loan, Cinder Block and Ask.com and holds an MBA from Golden Gate University. He contributes a breadth of knowledge of accounting, auditing, and the preparation of financial statements developed over 15 years as a certified public accountant. He served as a senior executive at OnLive where he was in charge of all things finance including, cash flow forecasting, budgeting, forecasting, strategic design and implementation.

Geoffrey  Martin

Geoffrey Martin

Vice President of Marketing and Partner Success


Geoff Martin has an extensive background in advanced engineering environments and technology companies that spans more than 20 years. He held leadership roles across marketing, product development, and product management at many of the premier technology companies including CAE Electronics, Apple, 3Com, HP, DDNi and now Sikka Software. He earned a BA in Political Science from Concordia University and thrives on building strong teams, growing companies and charting innovative business models and is at home in driving new products in emerging markets.

Sally Takemoto

Sally Takemoto

Vice President of Human Resources


Sally Takemoto has worked as VP of Human Resources for Network General Corporation and Proxim, Inc. and held management positions at Vitalink Communications Corporation and NCR. She holds a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Santa Clara University. She has extensive HR and Facilities management experience for companies of 1,000 employees in over 20 countries.

Sanjog Gad

Sanjog Gad

Chief Product Officer


Sanjog has over 25 years of multi-national business & technology experience in building companies of significant value. He held various senior executive positions in product Engineering, product management, business & technology strategy, operations, venture capital (both M&A and investment) in successful companies such as Baan, WebEx, SAP, Microsoft, EMC, Efficient Frontier.

He has track record of identifying opportunities in cutting edge technology and emerging business categories, conceiving innovative product strategy and driving that strategy into successful execution. He co-founded Baan India & Baan US Development Center for Baan. He was also a founding team member of WebEx and Efficient Frontier. He ran Engineering and professional services at WebEx. He was responsible for Client services and Operations in Efficient Frontier.

As a Senior Vice President of Advanced Technology at SAP, he was responsible for cloud strategy, cloud platform (PaaS) and Hana as a service (HaaS). Most recently, he was responsible for Engineering, Products, Operations and Services as CTO at Fishbowl; a marketing automation company driven by big data analytics.

Satish Palvai

Satish Palvai

Vice President of Engineering


Satish Palvai has two decades of software engineering experience. He has built and delivered easy-to-use, large scale, enterprise-grade Big Data software products for both cloud and mobile platforms. Satish co-founded Clariti Corporation and Xactly Corporation (NYSE: XTLY; concept to IPO). Prior to Xactly Corporation, Satish worked at Callidus Software (NASDAQ: CALD) and Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL).

Satish holds a M.S. in Computer Science from Kansas State University and a B.S. in Computer Science from Karnatak University, India.

Suma Kadambi

Suma Kadambi

Assistant Vice President of Quality


Suma Kadambi has over nineteen years of software engineering experience in the Silicon Valley. She previously led quality and engineering services for SquareTrade, Arris, Omnicell, and IBM while establishing a proven track record in delivering quality products within metric driven organizations. Suma graduated from Bangalore University, with a Bachelor in Electronics Engineering and pursued Masters of science in Computer science from Cal State Hayward.

Phil Mora

Phil Mora

Assistant Vice President of Product Management


Phil Mora is a Silicon Valley veteran with broad and unique combinations of experience in development and execution of marketing, business and product plans for high technology products and software. He is a graduate of Stanford University and ESIEE Paris (Joint) and earned his MBA from Santa Clara University. He brings 15 years of experience across multiple technology disciplines, industry verticals and services, from startups such as DVS and PortalPlayer to mid-caps such as Nvidia and Phoenix Technologies.

Contractors

Chris Hare

Chris Hare

API Sales Consultant


Chris Hare is an experienced executive leader that focuses on sales, business development, and revenue generation. He has helped build and scale various healthcare and healthcare IT companies from new start organizations to large complex national companies. He most recently served e+Cancer Care as their Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Prior to e+Cancer Care, as the VP of Sales and Business Development, Chris led the commercialization of Quarc. He also served as the Director of Sales at Miraca Life Sciences where he successfully launched a new service offering geared towards urologists and small rural hospitals. He brings extensive experience in developing both small and large sales teams that are focused on cultivating relationships and delivering exceptional results within high-growth organizations.


Board of Directors

Vijay Sikka

Vijay Sikka

Founder and CEO


Vijay Sikka is a healthcare informatics expert with more than 25 years of software development and quality experience including large scale projects with Intel Corporation and National Institutes of Health, Glaxo Smith Kline, Roche and UCSF affiliates. In 1996, Vijay founded IBrain Software, Inc. and served as its CEO until its acquisition in 1998 by Entigen Corporation, a healthcare information company that later became part of Roche. He holds an MS degree from Syracuse University New York, pursued graduate studies in Neurosciences at Stanford University, and is a Registered Continuing Education Provider in the State of California. He is the author of a book titled “Maximizing ROI on Software Development” published by Taylor and Francis International CRC Press.

Hatch Graham

Hatch Graham

Managing Director ATA Ventures


Mr. Hatch Graham, III is a founding Managing Director of ATA Ventures. He serves as Chairman of the Board at Jolata and Siaras, serves on the Board of Directors at Jobvite and Sikka Software, and leads ATA’s investments in Theranos and Altierre. Past companies have ranged from semiconductor companies in the early years of ATA, including SpansLogic (acquired by Cisco), TeleCIS (acquired by QualComm), RipCode (acquired by RGB Networks), Synfora (acquired by Synopsis) and TelASIC (acquired by MTI), to the current focus of Internet and mobile based information platforms, including FastScale (acquired by EMC), MedaGate (acquired by InComm), YottaMark (acquired by Trimble), and Milyoni (acquired by PhotoBucket).

Prior to forming ATA Ventures in 2003, Mr. Graham co-founded and guided several innovative start-ups through liquidity, often presiding as CEO or Chairman. As a technologist in the 1980’s and 1990’s, he was an award winning semiconductor designer with over two dozen telecom IC’s to his credit – Mr. Graham was awarded key patents in direct digital synthesis, programmable logic device, digital filtering, forward error correction, spread spectrum wireless, cable TV, and cellular telephone applications. For his invention in digital modulation for cable TV, he was granted the coveted “reverse path” patent which enabled cost effective broadband CATV architectures, a primary enabler for the Cable Modem industry. Hatch was also granted an error-correction patent that contributed to the introduction of Direct Broadcast Satellite television. A recipient of Idaho State University’s Professional Achievement Award, Mr. Graham received a B.S. in Engineering degree from Idaho State University in 1982.

Mark Fernandes

Mark Fernandes

Managing Director Sierra Ventures


Mark Fernandes is a Managing Director at Sierra Ventures, a leading early stage Silicon Valley venture capital firm. He joined Sierra in 2002 and focuses primarily on the software sector. Some of his prior investments include Sourcefire (IPO; M&A – Cisco $2.7B), Ooyala (M&A – Telstra) Frontbridge and Opalis (M&A – Microsoft) and DynamicOps (M&A – VMware).

Mark began his career as part of the founding team of a display company, followed by product roles at Seagate and Cisco. After his MBA, he was a research analyst covering the software sector at Robertson Stephens and Merrill Lynch. Mark holds a BS from Mangalore University (India), a MS from UC Berkeley, and a MBA from Harvard University.

Steven Yecies

Steven Yecies

Venture Partner OrbiMed


Steven Yecies is a Venture Partner with OrbiMed and currently sits on the boards of TigerText and Practice Fusion. Mr. Yecies brings over 20 years of experience as an investor, consultant, entrepreneur and senior manager in the healthcare information technology and healthcare services sectors. Prior to joining OrbiMed, he founded and ran Chronic Health Capital and served on the Boards of Dicom Grid, Hi Touch Health, San Mateo County Health Foundation and served as an advisor to several integrated health systems. Mr. Yecies founded and operated the global health and wellness business at Scient (Nasdaq: SCNT) where he built several first generation e-health businesses. Mr. Yecies holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, a J.D. from U.C. Berkeley Law School and received his A.B. in Government from Dartmouth College.

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Sikka Software Corporation began to help healthcare providers optimize their businesses via a series of easy to use cloud-based Apps, utilizing the Sikka Platform Cloud with artificial intelligence and predictive analytics. Through the years, we have developed into the U.S. leader in business intelligence software for healthcare industries with thousands of installations.

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