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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

Pankaj Sharma is an entrepreneur and a pioneer delivering leading-edge solutions that include technologies and concepts including the latest technologies, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Gaming. He has multiple patents to his name.

As Rigil's Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, he provides the strategic and operational oversight of Rigil's strategy consulting, technology services, and products. He leads Rigil's Technology and Innovation Center, resulting in the development of various patented products. Under his leadership, since the inception of the company, Rigil has consistently grown every year. Rigil has been listed multiple times on INC5000 as one of the fastest growing companies in U.S. RIgil has also been featured in Washington Business Journal and Moxie awards as one of the fastest growing companies in the Washington DC metro area.

Mr. Sharma holds an MBA from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, and a Bachelor of Technology from the National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra.

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.

Shane Roberson

Director of Strategy Services

Shane Roberson brings a wealth of leadership and management experience to his role as Director of Strategy Services. He has worked with small business owners, corporate executives in Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations, hospital CEOs, and various executives in the federal government. He has also served as the Program Director and as a Professor for a Master’s in Transformational Leadership. He holds a Master’s degree from Princeton University and has a Doctorate in Leadership.

Shane is a subject matter expert in leadership assessments and development, team development, strategic planning, and workforce planning and development. He is a gifted facilitator, speaker, author, and executive coach who is a keen observer of organizational dynamics. He is certified in the Everything DiSC® suite of assessment tools, The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team®, and CoreClarity®. He is also a member of the Association of Talent Development, ACT-IAC, and the International Coach Federation.

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.