Sunil Kolhekar, PhD | President & CEO

Since co-founding CITI in 1996, Dr. Sunil Sharad Kolhekar, has led the company through many years of remarkable growth to its present stature as a leading provider of high-end IT solutions, for federal agencies such as DOS, DHS, EPA, HUD, and others.  Dr. Kolhekar is a Small Business Administration’s Champion Award winner (the 2009 Entrepreneurial Success Award). He brings with him more than 25 years of executive experience and strengths in software development and management to his role as the President and CEO of CITI.

Prior to his leadership at CITI, Dr. Kolhekar built the foundation of his IT management career on successful assignments with rising levels of responsibility at CACI, Orkand, and CBSI.  At CITI, he has played a pivotal role in growing the business from its original three employees, to its current strength of more than 350; and in bringing the organization to its highest levels of revenue.

Dr. Kolhekar received his B.S. in Electronic Engineering from Indore University; his M.B.A. from Punjab University; and his M.S. in Computer Systems Management from University of Maryland.  In 2011, he received his Doctorate of Management degree from University of Maryland, University College.

Alankar Joshi | Vice President

Since CITI’s inception in 1996, Mr. Alankar Joshi has helped grow the business from its inception, starting with three people, to a company of nearly 350 employees. He brings more than 20 years of proven experience in the IT services marketplace to his role as vice president and co-founder of CITI. 

Mr. Joshi has a personal history of having helped numerous federal government and commercial customers leverage innovative IT solutions to reach their business goals. He has played an integral role in obtaining and growing CITI contracts with the Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Commerce (DOC), US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of Labor (DOL) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He is highly experienced in executing performance based FFP, cost-plus, and T&M contracts and ID/IQ task orders to produce the customer’s desired outcomes.

Currently, Mr. Joshi focuses on some of the strategic business drivers for CITI, including its incubator/entrepreneurship and mentor-protégé programs. He received his B.A. in Economics from Bombay University, India.

Gev Satarawalla | Chief Technology Officer

Gev Satarawalla joined Criti, which is now the Product Development Center for parent company Creative Information Technology, Inc. (CITI), in 2007. Since then, he has played an instrumental role in reorienting what had been an India-focused, conventional IT services company into an international market-focused, thought-leading, and distinctly innovative software solutions company. Among the many contributions he has made to the company and to the industries it serves are his highly successful deployments of ground-breaking technology products, alliances and new business ventures on a multi-national scale.

Currently, Gev wears multiple hats to provide product and technology leadership across various life-cycle stages of highly innovative technology products that have gained industry recognition and market success; heads the IT Infrastructure team; is the Security Compliance Officer at Criti for ISO 27001 and HIPAA compliance as well as a member of the Security Council at CITI; leads the Proposals Management Group responsible for winning multiple contracts worth millions of dollars; and is growing a cutting-edge Mobile Product Development Team targeting the US Market. In these capacities, Gev responds directly to the Board at CITI.

On his career path prior to Criti, Gev was promoted to the highest management band in a $2 billion (USD) Indian enterprise and awarded stock options for exceptional performance after the first year with the company where he brought the world’s then largest SAP Retail implementation back from the brink of failure, a success story that received widespread appreciation.

He also built a start-up—with only a $300 (USD) loan while still in engineering college—into a viable IT solutions company of more than 100 employees, one which is still profitable to-date.

Anand Shanbhag | Chief Operating Officer

Anand P Shanbhag has been working in the capacity of a Chief Operating Officer and a Global Delivery Head with Creative IT Pvt Ltd - which is now the Product Development Center for its parent company Creative Information Technology, Inc. (CITI). He has around 21 years of experience in IT industry and has played an instrumental role in building up CRITI to a Global Delivery Center . Prior to working with Creative IT, he has been working in the Financial services Industry for more than 14 years with different MNC's like Mastek, MphaisiS(part of HP), Oracle Financial Services and Ness Technologies Inc. 
His technology and solution architecture expertise interlaced with concrete Program/Project Management skills have resulted in flawless execution of large scale projects with most of the organizations he has worked with .

Anand, is an Electronics Engineer by qualification and has been in the IT Industry since 1996. He is a certified Project Management Professional associated with the PMI –USA and PMI Mumbai chapter, a TOGAF 9 and Sun Certified Enterprise Architect,  a Certified SCRUM Master and a Certified SCRUM Product Owner. He has also been instrumental in institutionalizing the best practices on PMO and Quality, and heading the CRITI team to achieve the CMMI Level 4 milestone.  He has also been responsible for sales and marketing of  CRITI’s flagship retail product – Spectrum.

Sunil Kolhekar, PhD | President & CEO

Since co-founding CITI in 1996, Dr. Sunil Sharad Kolhekar, has led the company through many years of remarkable growth to its present stature as a leading provider of high-end IT solutions, for federal agencies such as DOS, DHS, EPA, HUD, and others.  Dr. Kolhekar is a Small Business Administration’s Champion Award winner (the 2009 Entrepreneurial Success Award). He brings with him more than 25 years of executive experience and strengths in software development and management to his role as the President and CEO of CITI.

Prior to his leadership at CITI, Dr. Kolhekar built the foundation of his IT management career on successful assignments with rising levels of responsibility at CACI, Orkand, and CBSI.  At CITI, he has played a pivotal role in growing the business from its original three employees, to its current strength of more than 350; and in bringing the organization to its highest levels of revenue.

Dr. Kolhekar received his B.S. in Electronic Engineering from Indore University; his M.B.A. from Punjab University; and his M.S. in Computer Systems Management from University of Maryland.  In 2011, he received his Doctorate of Management degree from University of Maryland, University College.

Gev Satarawalla | Chief Technology Officer

Gev Satarawalla joined Criti, which is now the Product Development Center for parent company Creative Information Technology, Inc. (CITI), in 2007. Since then, he has played an instrumental role in reorienting what had been an India-focused, conventional IT services company into an international market-focused, thought-leading, and distinctly innovative software solutions company. Among the many contributions he has made to the company and to the industries it serves are his highly successful deployments of ground-breaking technology products, alliances and new business ventures on a multi-national scale.

Currently, Gev wears multiple hats to provide product and technology leadership across various life-cycle stages of highly innovative technology products that have gained industry recognition and market success; heads the IT Infrastructure team; is the Security Compliance Officer at Criti for ISO 27001 and HIPAA compliance as well as a member of the Security Council at CITI; leads the Proposals Management Group responsible for winning multiple contracts worth millions of dollars; and is growing a cutting-edge Mobile Product Development Team targeting the US Market. In these capacities, Gev responds directly to the Board at CITI.

On his career path prior to Criti, Gev was promoted to the highest management band in a $2 billion (USD) Indian enterprise and awarded stock options for exceptional performance after the first year with the company where he brought the world’s then largest SAP Retail implementation back from the brink of failure, a success story that received widespread appreciation.

He also built a start-up—with only a $300 (USD) loan while still in engineering college—into a viable IT solutions company of more than 100 employees, one which is still profitable to-date.

Anand Shanbhag | Chief Operating Officer

Anand P Shanbhag has been working in the capacity of a Chief Operating Officer and a Global Delivery Head with Creative IT Pvt Ltd - which is now the Product Development Center for its parent company Creative Information Technology, Inc. (CITI). He has around 21 years of experience in IT industry and has played an instrumental role in building up CRITI to a Global Delivery Center . Prior to working with Creative IT, he has been working in the Financial services Industry for more than 14 years with different MNC's like Mastek, MphaisiS(part of HP), Oracle Financial Services and Ness Technologies Inc. 
His technology and solution architecture expertise interlaced with concrete Program/Project Management skills have resulted in flawless execution of large scale projects with most of the organizations he has worked with .

Anand, is an Electronics Engineer by qualification and has been in the IT Industry since 1996. He is a certified Project Management Professional associated with the PMI –USA and PMI Mumbai chapter, a TOGAF 9 and Sun Certified Enterprise Architect,  a Certified SCRUM Master and a Certified SCRUM Product Owner. He has also been instrumental in institutionalizing the best practices on PMO and Quality, and heading the CRITI team to achieve the CMMI Level 4 milestone.  He has also been responsible for sales and marketing of  CRITI’s flagship retail product – Spectrum.

Alankar Joshi | Vice President

Since CITI’s inception in 1996, Mr. Alankar Joshi has helped grow the business from its inception, starting with three people, to a company of nearly 350 employees. He brings more than 20 years of proven experience in the IT services marketplace to his role as vice president and co-founder of CITI. 

Mr. Joshi has a personal history of having helped numerous federal government and commercial customers leverage innovative IT solutions to reach their business goals. He has played an integral role in obtaining and growing CITI contracts with the Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Commerce (DOC), US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of Labor (DOL) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He is highly experienced in executing performance based FFP, cost-plus, and T&M contracts and ID/IQ task orders to produce the customer’s desired outcomes.

Currently, Mr. Joshi focuses on some of the strategic business drivers for CITI, including its incubator/entrepreneurship and mentor-protégé programs. He received his B.A. in Economics from Bombay University, India.