Gary Zuder has been a trusted sales consultant to his clients for more than 20 years, earning multiple sales awards and honors in some of the most well-known companies in technology and Human Capital Management. As a dedicated and genuine sales professional, Gary believes that strong empathy and resolve for his customers have the greatest impact on their success. As VP of Sales, Gary works collaboratively with fellow executives and teammates setting strategy to help Malbek’s customers accomplish their long-term missions – and have fun while doing it!
Gary holds an MBA from Franklin University and a BS in Marketing from The Ohio State University. He lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and two active daughters, enjoying ballet performances and soccer games. After playing trumpet in college as part of the Ohio State University Marching Band, Gary has since picked up guitar and bass. Whenever he has a chance, you may find Gary with friends on the golf course enjoying some time outdoors.
Jaime has always been passionate about helping others, both in her work and personal life. She has spent her career partnering with customers to implement and adopt software solutions to support critical business objectives and improve processes, believing in empathy and collaboration for success.
Jaime learned how best to navigate and bring more agile processes to complex implementations in her near 20 year career, working with a variety of customers across many industries. She has held senior roles in professional services, sales, and product management. Her favorite roles have always been ones in which she is helping to improve solutions and solve problems for both her internal and customer teams.
In her role as VP of Customer Experience for Malbek, Jaime is focused on helping our customers maximize value from our solutions through successful implementations and delivering excellent customer service every day. Outside of work, Jaime enjoys time with her family, gardening, a good hike, yoga, cooking, good wine, volunteering, and travel.
Mahesh is a visionary and a true leader having a unique combination of skills. His expertise in a vast range of cutting-edge technologies and cloud platforms combined with outstanding people and process management skills makes him a rock star to lead Malbek’s India operations and functions including R&D. Mahesh has over a decade of experience building multiple Contract Lifecycle Management systems, gaining deep domain knowledge in this space. His unconventional approach to overcoming challenges along with a powerful ability to identify and tap hidden potential in his team help Malbek deliver innovative solutions at a lightning pace. With all this passion, he still stays true to delivering on Malbek’s core vision of high quality products with an amazing user experience to achieve the highest level of customer satisfaction!
Mahesh practices what he calls Software Fitness Engineering. It’s his focus on high quality in every feature to truly solves a key business problem coupled with a delightful end-user experience, high performance, and scalability.
Mahesh loves soul soothing music, yoga, and meditation, which are integral parts of his daily routine. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with family and reading. He is crazy about a variety of puzzles and in his spare time can often be found deeply involved solving one, mostly speed solving a Rubik’s cube.
Hemanth Puttaswamy is a technology entrepreneur. As CEO and co-founder at Malbek, his vision is to redefine the quote-to-cash solution aimed for the age of AI. Hemanth is a hands-on leader with a passion for building a great team with an amazing culture that zealously works to make every customer successful. He is responsible for overall corporate strategy and product vision with a keen eye towards building the best man-to-machine solution interface that will delight every user.
Prior to Malbek, Hemanth was the CTO and SVP of Products and Development at Revitas (acquired by ModelN), Saba (acquired by Vector Capital), and VP Of Technology at Coremetrics (acquired by IBM). He holds multiple patents in the area of AI and Big Data Analytics. Hemanth has an MBA from San Jose State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Mysore University, India.
Hemanth feels that he gets his best ideas while playing music, and if not at Malbek, he would be a starving musician!
Matt Patel is considered an all-rounder who can pick up any role and excel at it. Throughout his career he has enjoyed challenging roles focused on customer satisfaction, sales, and marketing, as well as leading product teams. Matt can best be described as a peaceful warrior, building trusted relationships with internal staff, channel partners, and customers as well as creating a highly collaborative and respectful environment where positive results are inevitable. As COO and co-founder at Malbek, Matt is focused on overall operational excellence across the departments, including sales, marketing, services, and support.
Matt enjoys a variety of hobbies outside of work. In the winter he enjoys skiing with family and friends, and in the summer, he enjoys water gardening in his backyard. When you meet Matt, ask him about his Koi pond. His penchant for finding the best food in any city makes him a go-to when traveling. Matt’s top-down approach, whether he is skiing or building solutions, allows him to step back and look at the bigger picture.
Madhu is a technology visionary and an expert in applying technology with pragmatic mindset to solve business problems in the cloud. He is big on automation and drives a lot of efficiency in building teams and systems that are nimble, repeatable and scalable. He is hands-on with practical ability and experience to design, build, and run cutting-edge technology. Madhu’s forte is distributed cloud architecture, applied cryptography, and block chains.
As Malbek’s CTO and co-founder, Madhu determines how best to use technology to implement business strategy. He drives product innovation, development, quality assurance, cloud and development ops teams.
Prior to Malbek, Madhu was Head of Engineering at Revitas Inc., and Saba Software Inc., and played a key role in taking Ariba’s solutions from behind the firewall to the cloud.
When he is not working, Madhu enjoys playing badminton, travel, spending time with family and keeping fit. On weekends, he gets away to the beaches or mountains of sunny California for a walk or a hike.