Meet Our Team

About Akumina

Akumina manufactures a software platform that is the only fully-extendable digital engagement software platform built for Microsoft Cloud and Office 365. Akumina provides our clients and partners with a digital workplace platform that delivers a contextual and personalized digital experience and transforms how employees work, while empowering our partners to extend the digital engagement solution.

The Akumina platform is a purposeful employee engagement solution that brings together all the tools and technology needed to get things done. Digital experiences can be quickly deployed and will motivate employees with personalized and contextual experiences that enable success. Employees are empowered with purposeful apps to complete tasks in a simple, contextual UI and by information they need finding them, whenever they need it - on any device.

Akumina boasts an experienced executive team with better than 50 years of combined experience successfully delivering web software solutions to companies that range from small & medium businesses to fortune100 heavy-weights.

  • Our Board

    Meet Akumina’s Board of Directors: trusted advisors and industry leaders who share our commitment to changing how the world works - digitally. The Board provides strategic advice for the management team as Akumina continues to move the business forward.

    Ali Riaz
    Chairman of the Board

    Ali Riaz provide hands-on strategic advice on all aspects of the business including fundraising, sales and marketing, channel development and product strategy. Riaz has extensive experience propelling early-stage companies into large, corporate leaders. At Attivio, as the founder and CEO, Riaz was responsible for defining and executing vision and strategy for the company whose core product, Active Intelligence Engine™ (AIE), is the leading unified information access platform. Prior to Attivio, Riaz was COO and president of global enterprise search company Fast Search & Transfer (FAST). In 2008, Microsoft Corporation acquired FAST for $1.2 billion. Riaz has held executive positions at Novartis (Switzerland) and CSC (England).

    Sanket Akerkar
    DIRECTOR

    Sanket Akerkar currently is the General Manager - Sales, Worldwide Enterprise and Partner Group at Microsoft. In his role on the board, Akerkar provides strategic sales and go to market guidance as well as aides in the development of a worldwide partner channel for InterChange. For the past 12 years, Akerkar has held several senior sales and marketing positions at Microsoft. In these positions his responsibilities include growing the direct sales and marketing operations, driving strategic partnerships and alliances with global platform partners, channel partners, OEMs, and the system builder community. Akumina benefits from the best practices advice Akerkar is able to offer based on this extensive experience.

    Paul Houghton
    DIRECTOR

    Paul Houghton provides strategic guidance in helping Akumina build strong relationships across the Microsoft ecosystem. Houghton’s experience includes 23 years at Microsoft in numerous executive-level roles, leading teams focused on building strong customer and partner relationships. These positions included General Manager for the Greater China Region, Enterprise & Partner Group. In this leadership role he was responsible for the overall strategy and business operations of the large enterprise, customer segment. Houghton was most recently President America's Region for SITA, a multinational information technology company providing IT and telecommunication services to the air transport industry. SITA services over 430 members and 2,800 customers worldwide which is around 90% of the world's airline business.

    Ed Rogers
    Director, CEO AKUMINA, INC.

    Ed leads Akumina with a hands-on approach formed from 13 years in both Technical and Executive management roles at Ektron. He has built on his experiences as a software engineer and architect to form a deep understanding of how business needs intersect with technology to create innovative solutions. Prior to his role as Chief Operating Officer at Ektron Ed was Chief Software Architect at TeleHomeCare at Global Telemedix, and held Senior Software Engineering roles at Zydacron and Bruker Instruments.

    David Maffei
    Director, Chief Revenue Officer

    David Maffei is a successful technology veteran with deep ties to Web Content Management, Business Continuity, Enterprise ECommerce and Award-Winning Professional Services teams. At Akumina, and previously at Carbonite (NASDAQ: CARB), Bridgeline (NASDAQ: BLIN) & Ektron (now EpiServer), Maffei is directly responsible for the company’s global revenue as well as the plans and strategies for developing business and achieving the company’s sales goals.

    With a decade of success and deep market, technology and industry knowledge, Maffei is able to position trends ahead of the curve to promote thought leadership and differentiation within digital market segments that are highly saturated.

    His charter is to manage the sales teams, operations and resources to deliver profitable growth, define and coordinate sales training programs that enable staff to achieve their potential and support company sales objectives while exceeding customer expectations and contributing to a high level of customer satisfaction.

    Ed Rogers
    Chief Executive Officer

    Ed leads Akumina with a hands-on approach formed from 13 years in both Technical and Executive management roles at Ektron. He has built on his experiences as a software engineer and architect to form a deep understanding of how business needs intersect with technology to create innovative solutions. Prior to his role as Chief Operating Officer at Ektron Ed was Chief Software Architect at TeleHomeCare at Global Telemedix, and held Senior Software Engineering roles at Zydacron and Bruker Instruments.

    David Maffei
    Chief Revenue Officer

    David Maffei is a successful technology veteran with deep ties to Web Content Management, Business Continuity, Enterprise ECommerce and Award-Winning Professional Services teams. At Akumina, and previously at Carbonite (NASDAQ: CARB), Bridgeline (NASDAQ: BLIN) & Ektron (now EpiServer), Maffei is directly responsible for the company’s global revenue as well as the plans and strategies for developing business and achieving the company’s sales goals.

    With a decade of success and deep market, technology and industry knowledge, Maffei is able to position trends ahead of the curve to promote thought leadership and differentiation within digital market segments that are highly saturated.

    His charter is to manage the sales teams, operations and resources to deliver profitable growth, define and coordinate sales training programs that enable staff to achieve their potential and support company sales objectives while exceeding customer expectations and contributing to a high level of customer satisfaction.

    Udaiappa Ramachandran
    Chief Technology Officer

    Udaiappa Ramachandran (Udai) has over 16 years of experience building products and expertise in content management and learning management. At Akumina, Udai develops the technology and product roadmaps to turn Akumina into a market leader in digital content management using Microsoft Online products. He specializes in product development, cloud computing, Office 365, SharePoint, search, analytics, online training and security. He served as a Chief Software Architect at Ektron, driving Ektron’s product research, architecture and technology vision. While he was at Ektron he built CMS400.NET, Workflow, eSync, Cloud and SaaS based campaign management system. He is a Microsoft Azure insider and an organizer of the New Hampshire Cloud .NET user group. Udai holds a Master's degree in Computer Applications and Bachelor degree in Mathematics from Madurai Kamaraj University, India.