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Management Team

Sandeep Walia

Sandeep Walia

Chief Executive Officer

Sandeep has lead Ignify since May 2000 from a start-up to a consistently award-winning company. Sandeep holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology and a Masters in Business Administration from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C). Sandeep did his advanced certification from University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA). Sandeep previously worked in the Oracle ERP and Telecom and Media practices at Deloitte Consulting in Hong Kong as well as specialized in doing Activity Based Costing work. At Deloitte, Sandep’s clients in retail included GAP, Disney and in Telecom included Nokia, Deutsche Telekom, KDDI, SK Telecom, Hughes Telecom, Telephone Organization of Thailand (TOT). Prior to that Sandeep worked on developing cost management and cost accounting systems with Philip Morris in Switzerland that were integrated to SAP ERP. While at business school, Sandeep completed his internship with KPMG. Sandeep is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). Sandeep is on the board of the Southern California Chapter of Pratham - a UNICEF program that provides primary education to over a million children. Sandeep has taught classes in the University of California Irvine (UCI) in the University extension program. Sandeep lives in Los Angeles and spends his leisure time playing racquetball, biking, reading, writing for his blog and walking his dog. Follow Sandeep on Twitter

Pankaj Kumar

Pankaj Kumar

Chief Technology Officer

Pankaj started Ignify's India operations in January 2000 out of his apartment. Pankaj is the architect of the Ignify's flagship eCommerce software product that is now deployed at over 200 websites. Pankajís interest areas are Internet and Web-based applications, Cloud Computing, Internet security and ERP Integrations. Pankaj holds a Bachelors Degree in Engineering from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology and a Masters in Business Administration from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM-L). Pankaj has previously worked with Infosys in their eBusiness Practice and with Honeywell systems. Pankaj lives in Pune with his wife and daughter. Pankaj is a voracious reader and contributes regularly to his blog.

Bhavesh Ashani

Bhavesh Ashani

Vice President - Customer Satisfaction

Based in Los Angeles, Bhavesh has been focused on providing the highest quality of service for ERP, CRM, and eCommerce solutions to customers at Ignify since 2006. Over the last two decades he has developed a proven track record in designing complex solution selling processes, building high performance teams, and delivering both top line and bottom line results in large enterprise as well as smaller company settings. He has a strong background in the telecom, high tech, manufacturing, and distribution industries. His educational background includes electronics and communication engineering, as well as management studies in marketing and finance. Bhavesh has consistently helped customers achieve competitive advantage by leveraging effective superior technology solutions that are based on their unique business processes and needs.

Craig Griffith

Craig Griffith

Director - Financial Excellence

Craig has been with Ignify over 10 years. Craig began his career at Ignify in an accounting capacity but moved to a consulting role shortly after. Craig leads the team that audits our Microsoft Dynamics AX implementations and comes with a multi-ERP background that includes Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics GP and Sage ERP. Having previously worked for Toys R Us, Craig has brought over 19 years in retail management experience to Ignify. Craig holds a Bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and graduate studies at CSU Long Beach.

Ranjit Goray

Ranjit Goray

Vice President - eCommerce

Based in Nashville, TN, Ranjit has been with Ignify for almost 10 years, started with Ignify India office since the inception of Ignify eCommerce product. Ranjit has nearly 12 years of experience in E-Commerce, Integration projects and ERP implementations. He previously worked at Auric Software in eCommerce and web applications. Ranjit holds a Bachelor in Engineering Degree in Computer Science from PICT, Pune University. Ranjit enjoys playing Tennis and loves travel.

Yogesh Kasat

Yogesh Kasat

Vice President - Microsoft Dynamics AX

Yogesh Kasat oversees Ignify’s Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP design, implementation, configuration and deployment initiatives. Yogesh was a lead functional consultant on the global Microsoft Dynamics AX implementation at Microsoft Business Solutions. Yogesh previously worked at Sonata Software where he specialized in Microsoft Dynamics AX work, Thinking Minds Inc., and at Neumann Systems Consultancy, Yogesh brings over 15 years of software consulting and ERP implementation experience to this role. Yogesh holds a Bachelors in Computer Science, RYK from University of Pune, and currently lives in Seattle with his wife and son.

April 16, 2014:
11:00 am – 12:00 pm:
Digital Disruption: Threats and Opportunities for Retailers and CPG Leaders. More Information
April 17, 2014:
11 am Pacific / 2 pm Eastern: Web-based and Mobile device Order Entry for Sales reps and CSRs with integration to Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM. Click here to register
CRM for Sales and Marketing Webinar.
April 23, 11 am Pacific
April 24, 9 am Singapore
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April 24, 2014:
11 am Pacific / 2 pm Eastern: Ignify eCommerce with Microsoft Dynamics ERP demonstration.
Click here to register
CRM for Banking and Financial Institutions Webinar.
May 21: 11 am Pacific
May 22: 9 am Singapore
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Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
Ignify Wins 2013 Microsoft Dynamics Partner of the Year Award
Ignify Wins 2012 Microsoft Dynamics Partner of the Year Award
Ignify Wins 2012 Microsoft Dynamics Partner of the Year Award
Red Herring Ranks Ignify in Global 100 Technology Companies
Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle Partner
ISO 9001 Certification for Ignify demonstrates excellence
Ignify ranks on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 list of fastest growing companies in North America for the sixth year in a row
 
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