Management Team

GCOM is led by a diverse and talented management team.  Our management team is hands on – you will see and hear from us daily on our client engagements, you will see us at industry conferences sharing point of views on emerging business and technology trends, and you will see us in our communities contributing to social causes we are passionate about.  Our management team is introduced below:

Mr. Girish Bhatia

Mr. Girish Bhatia, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), founded GCOM Software in 2005 as a boutique custom software development shop serving New York State and Municipal governments.   Under the leadership of Mr. Bhatia, GCOM has expanded its geographic presence to NY, NJ, FL, MA and MN. GCOM has achieved phenomenal growth; CAGR of 20% for past five years; Fastest growing IT Company in the Capital Region for the past five years and revenue of $75 million for FY 2016.   Prior to GCOM, Girish founded and led several successful information technology companies.  In 1989 Girish started A & G Software, a company providing IT services to several of the largest US Banks such as Bank of America, First National Bank of Chicago, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.  In 1997, Girish formed a joint venture with Rapid Application Developers (RAD Systems) and entered the Public Sector Vertical serving the State of New York Agencies. Under his leadership, the company excelled in creating mission critical, distributed applications for various state and commercial enterprises. RAD Systems was acquired by the seventh largest independent IT services provider in North America, CGI (NYSE-GIB in 2002. Mr. Bhatia remained with CGI and was promoted to CEO CGI India; he was instrumental in tripling the offshore operations for CGI India during his 2-year tenure.

Mr. Viren Alvekar

Mr. Viren Alvekar, Managing Partner, has over twenty years of experience in managing systems and technology projects that deliver and transform services in enterprise environments. He has a successful record of accomplishment in delivering IT Projects for public and private sector clients that serve a variety of functional areas such as banking, healthcare, finance, legal and accounting. Viren brings creative and analytical thinking to the team with strong technical acumen and passion for impacting business outcomes. Viren holds a MBA degree from Binghamton University, Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and PMP certification from the Project Management Institute.

Viren leads GCOM enterprise project delivery via a multi-disciplinary, highly skilled digital team and business development activities.

Mr. Abid Bargeer

Mr. Abid Bargeer, Managing Partner, has over twenty-five years of experience in designing and implementing distributed (client server and web) systems using Java/J2EE technologies, and has a strong delivery record. In the past few years, Abid has architected and modernized systems for various public section agencies using Java/J2EE, Curam and WebSphere technologies. Abid has expert knowledge of Java, J2EE, XML/XSLT, UML, design patterns and Service oriented Architecture (SOA).

As a Managing Partner, Abid is responsible for developing, maintaining, and enhancing GCOM’s portfolio of proprietary solutions, technology components, and accelerators that enable GCOM to deliver differentiated technology services to our clients.

Mr. Sunil Bhatia

Mr. Sunil Bhatia, Managing Partner, has more than 18 years of experience in cross-functional areas, including IT project management, IT infrastructure management, technology administration, ERP development, software implementation, systems integration, business analysis, business and technical documentation, systems architecture, and platform migration. Sunil leads GCOM’s Information Technology Staffing Division and serves as account manager for GCOM’s New York City and Minnesota Staffing Contract Accounts.

As a Managing Partner, Sunil oversees GCOM’s global staffing team and is responsible for attracting and retaining highly professional and dedicate technology professionals to service GCOM staff augmentation and project delivery based contracts.

Mr. Rahul Bhosle

Mr. Rahul Bhosle, Managing Partner, is an entrepreneurial and focused IT professional with over 20 years of experience delivering quality solutions to state and local agencies. Rahul drives results through a combination of leadership, initiative and customer delight.  Rahul is proficient in web & mobile technologies, business intelligence, SOA, RDBMS, data migrations, reporting, COTs customizations & system integration new, and upgrades solutions. Rahul has proven ability to analyze organization’s and customer’s business requirements, identify areas for improvements and develop strategies, define detailed execution plan aligned to the identified strategies, build teams to deliver specific initiatives and enable business adoption. 

As Managing Partner, Rahul oversees and is the steward of GCOM’s Services Quality Activities which includes maintenance and enhancement of GCOM Execution Methodology.  Rahul also leads GCOM’s services quality internal audit program on GCOM’s larger engagements.

Mr. David Butter

Mr. David Butter, Managing Partner, is a seasoned management and technology consultant with 15 years of experience leading technology and strategy projects. Prior to joining GCOM, David was associated with the big five technology and management consultancies where he held leadership roles on a number of public sector engagements and strategic firm initiatives in the licensing, education, health and human services, and health insurance exchange practices. David is a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with experience in Project Management, Product Development, Integrated Solutions and Requirements, Product and User Acceptance Testing Systems Implementations and System Maintenance and Operations.

David leads GCOM enterprise project delivery and business development activities.  David works with GCOM's Executive and Project Management teams to plan, staff and deliver engagements that delight our clients.

Mr. Chandan Chandwani

Mr. Chandan Chandwani, Managing Partner, has more than 17 years of experience in IT consulting, including several leadership positions, and has been a specialist in strategic planning and business transformation for public sector organizations. His prior experience includes working for large firms such as GE, IBM, and KPMG. Chandan is a senior-level enterprise applications specialist with global experience in the areas of architecture, development, business consulting, product development & management, and go-to-market strategy. He has extensive experience managing and delivering System Integration and consultancy engagements for customers in multiple geographies and industry verticals.

As a Managing Partner Chandan handles diverse roles across the organization, evangelizing end-to-end solutions using the latest IT technologies, best practices, next generation solutions, enabling process and technology transformation, with a strong focus on New York City government.

Mr. Riyaz Ladkhan

Mr. Riyaz Ladkhan, Managing Partner, has almost 20 years of experience in the IT industry with in-depth expertise to a variety of leading information technology platforms Microsoft, Oracle, JAVA, Salesforce and numerous commercial off the shelf technology platforms.  Riyaz has experience managing large, diverse information technology projects which include application development, re-engineering, analysis and design, systems design and implementation of various solutions in domains such as health care, licensing, and case management.

As a Managing Partner, Riyaz leads the execution of strategies, GCOM's day-to-day-operations, as well as leading the company's development and technology strategies. He is also responsible for resource management, RFP responses, and project estimation.

Mr. Chris Lloyd

Mr. Chris Lloyd, Vice President of Consulting Services, most recently served as Chief Portfolio Officer at the NYS Office of Information Technology Services responsible for Information Technology investment governance. Chris was responsible for intake and governance of the state’s major IT investments into the $1.8B IT Project portfolio covering all Executive Branch agencies. Other responsibilities included oversight of the Lean program and management of Customer Experience Design services. Prior to NYS, as both practitioner and leader, Chris spent 20 years at an international IT and Management consulting firm overseeing business development and service delivery to select commercial and public-sector clients. Chris’s strengths include client relationship management, driving innovation, managing organizational change, strategic planning, portfolio and project management, and overseeing complex multi-entity IT initiatives.

Mr. Lloyd holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. He graduated Cum Laude from the University at Albany, SUNY, and holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute.

Mr. Art Schloth

Mr. Art Schloth, Vice President of Consulting Services, has 20+ years technology leadership experience with a proven track record of large-scale organization modernization and IT transformation successes. Prior to GCOM, Art held executive positions at Booz Allen Hamilton and served as Public Safety Cluster CIO for the State of New York. Art’s vast IT experience also includes positions as Chief Enterprise Architect, Director of Project Management, Director of Application Development, and Director of IT Operations. Art is PMP and ICAgile certified, and received a Master of Science in Computer Software Engineering from Northeastern University, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

As VP of Consulting Services, Art leads the GCOM Federal Practice and Executive Services Program. Art also oversees several large NYC and NY State accounts.

Ms. Holly Savarese

Ms. Holly Savarese, Vice President of Administrative Services, brings an extensive 25+ years of corporate operations experience to the GCOM team.  Prior to joining GCOM Holly was highly successful in the telecommunication industry. She has proven experience collaborating with senior management to conduct strategic planning in order to support and further corporate goals.

As VP of Administrative Services, Holly oversees GCOM’s finance, administration, and human resources functions. Holly provides the backbone for GCOM values and employee morale.  She approaches every opportunity with a balance of empathy and business acumen that helps to make GCOM a great place to work and a great company to work with.

Ms. Marta Mosher

Ms. Marta Mosher, Director of Human Resources, brings in more than 20 years of experience in human resources and administrative management to GCOM.  Marta’s experience encompasses accounting, human resources, payroll, and recruitment. Prior to joining GCOM, Marta was highly successful in the entertainment industry. She streamlined Accounts Receivable process and decreased (DSO) Days Sales Outstanding by 15 days thereby improving cash flow.  Her efforts led to faster growth of the company.  

As Director of Human Resources, Marta’s oversees GCOM compliance, payroll, and benefits management functions.  She is also instrumental in championing GCOM great place to work initiatives.

Ms. Julie Bashant

Ms. Julie Bashant, Account Manager, has more than six years of comprehensive experience in business development, customer/partner relationship management, and proposal response writing. In her role, Julie develops strategic relationships with Customers, Partners, and Candidates, to ensure GCOM is able to provide the best-fit solution. Julie has proven experience managing public sector accounts, including GCOM's New York State Hourly Based IT Services (HBITS) account since its inception. Julie has a background in Business Development, with a degree in Business Management, and holds numerous sales certifications in technologies such as Citrix, Oracle, and AWS.

As Account Manager, Julie oversees GCOM’s marketing and growth development, by developing organizational goals and initiatives to build key relationships, while simultaneously working to ensure customer satisfaction.