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Rakhi Kapoor Sharma

President and Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Sharma founded Rigil as a Woman-Owned Small Disadvantaged Business (WOSDB) in 2005 with the vision of making life better for every individual and community the company touches. Since then, Rigil has grown to 100+ employees in five locations. Under her lead, Rigil has consistently ranked on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies and was named the “best of the best” small business by the Federal Aviation Administration in 2011.

Pankaj Sharma

Chief Operating Officer

As Rigil's Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Sharma has strategic and operational oversight of Rigil's strategy, technology and product services. He leads business development, policy, standards, process improvement and communication to management. For clients, he implements program management office (PMO), earned value management (EVM) and other strategy, technology and product support.

Mr. Sharma holds an MBA from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business. He is a Project Management Institute Project Management Professional (PMI-PMP) and holds CISSP, OCP DBA and Java Programmer certifications.

Tom Ryan

Senior Vice President of Strategy and Operations

Mr. Ryan brings a wealth of experience to his role as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Operations at Rigil. Prior to joining Rigil in 2013, Mr. Ryan had a 21-year career with the FAA including as Director of the Office of Internal Security, Director of the Office of Field Operations, and Deputy Assistant Administrator for Security and Hazardous Materials Safety.

Mr. Ryan is a graduate of Arizona Western College and the Federal Executive Institute. Mr. Ryan is also a member of the Marine Corps Counterintelligence Association, Fraternal Order of Police and the Federal Criminal Investigators Association.

Robert M. Tobin

Senior Vice President for IT Services

Mr. Tobin moved to Rigil after a successful 34 year career at the Federal Aviation Administration. He served as an Air Traffic Controller, Manager in the Air Traffic Organization, legacy CIO and Executive/Director in the FAA’s IT organization and a key leader in the start up of the FAA’s IT shared services organization.

Bob has led a number of successful enterprise initiatives and his primary focus is on leading people, engaging with customers and on melding people/process/technology efforts into high value results that make life better for everyone involved.

He is an active member of ACT-IAC, a member of the ACT-IAC Fellows Program (Partner’s Class of 2008) and a member of the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA). Mr. Tobin attended Brooklyn College and recently completed an ICF-certified executive coaching course.

Gail Tedesco

Senior Director of Strategy Consulting Services

As Senior Director of Strategy Consulting Services, Ms. Tedesco is the lead interface for Rigil's federal government clients implementing strategies within their organization. She manages multiple client engagements, providing insight and expertise in program and project management, organizational transformation, communications, customer service delivery and IT strategy management to support client missions.

Ms. Tedesco holds a master's degree in public policy from American University and is a graduate of Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

Somu Chandra

Director, Technology and Architecture

Mr. Chandra has been with Rigil since 2010 as the Director of Technology and Architecture. Mr. Chandra is an experienced Solutions Architect, Project Manager and J2EE Architect with experience in the public and private sectors.

Mr. Chandra has a Master of Science degree in Computer and Information Sciences from Temple University and a bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Alycia Rawls

Director, Human Resources

As Rigil's Human Resources Director, Ms. Rawls is responsible for the overall coordination, administration and evaluation of Rigil's staffing and recruiting, employee relations, orientation, benefits management, payroll, records management, training, and policies and procedures.

Ms. Rawls brings more than 15 years of progressive human resources experience to her role.

Ms. Rawls holds a bachelor's degree in business and human resources from the University of Maryland College Park. She is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Eric Anderson

Director of Business Development

Mr. Anderson leads business development and capture, targeting new areas within the federal civilian market and interacting with customer and stakeholders to develop new business opportunities. Trained in Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) level 3 and with a Black Belt in Six Sigma practices, he has extensive knowledge in operational and financial improvement, possessing the proven ability to lead business units in lean delivery methodologies.

Mr. Anderson is a certified project management professional (PMP) and a certified scrum master (CSM). Mr. Anderson is a graduate of Lehigh University and holds a master’s certificate in business process improvement from Villanova University. He is a graduate of the ACT/IAC Voyagers program and an active participant in both ACT/IAC and AFCEA organizations.

Brian Lewis

Senior VP of Corporate Sales

As Senior Vice President of Corporate Sales, Mr. Lewis is responsible for the corporate sales and marketing organization and driving growth through Rigil’s rich suite of cutting edge product portfolio and consulting services.

Educated at Harvard Business School and Wharton, and having spent his career with technology leaders IBM and Xerox, Brian brings deep knowledge of enterprise growth in the field of technology and B2B sales. He has served many years in field sales and management.

Working closely with the senior leadership team, Brian’s responsibilities include formalizing the sales operations, embedding best in class sales and marketing processes, establishing sales methodologies and sales assets, marketing programs and digital marketing, developing Go to Market Channels, and helping Rigil advance its transformation to an optimal enterprise with its goal of "Making life better.”