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Rakhi Kapoor Sharma

Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer

Rakhi is a forward-thinker, leader, and innovator with a passion for making life better. She is the proud President of Rigil, a technology, strategy, and products woman-owned small disadvantaged business (WOSDB).

She founded Rigil in 2005 because she knew there was a better way: a better way to deliver solutions to customers and create work-life harmony for employees. In addition to managing multi-million dollar federal contracts, driving growth, reducing costs, and improving operations for customers, she directs the company's business strategy to position Rigil as a leading-edge partner, contractor, and employer of choice.

Under her leadership, Rigil's workforce has grown to more than 150 people located across the country, ranked on Inc. Magazine's list of fastest growing companies several times, and was named the "best of the best" small business by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Rakhi is a graduate of the National Institute of Technology - Kurukshetra and Stanford University's Executive Program for Growing Companies. She is based in the Washington, D.C., area.

Pankaj Sharma

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer

Pankaj is an entrepreneur and pioneer who loves anything related to leading-edge technology (and golf). He delivers artificial intelligence, machine learning, and gaming solutions to both the private and public sectors and has multiple patents to his name.

As Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, he oversees Rigil's strategy and operations including the company's customer programs and product deployments. He manages internal company operations to deliver optimal solutions and services to our customers. He also spearheaded Rigil’s innovation lab, a discovery hub that's produced several products and solutions that have positive impacts on customers and the general public alike. Under his leadership, Rigil has seen consistent annual growth, been appraised at CMMI Level 5 for development and CMMI Level 3 for Services, and been named a fastest growing company by Inc. Magazine several times..

Pankaj holds an MBA from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business and a Bachelor’s degree in Technology from the National Institute of Technology - Kurukshetra. He is based in the Washington, D.C., area. .

Alycia Rawls

Chief People Officer

Alycia is a dynamic Human Resources powerhouse with more than 25 years of experience in strategic planning, training, development, compliance, benefit administration, employee engagement, recruiting, and talent planning.

As Rigil's Chief People Officer, she develops and executes HR strategy to support Rigil's business strategy and drive the company forward as an employer of choice. She oversees talent, change, and performance management, as well as benefits and compensation.

Alycia holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Business and Human Resources Management from the University of Maryland College Park, is an active member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), and is an SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). She is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Robert M. Tobin

Senior Vice President for IT Services

Bob has a knack for integrating people, process, and technology to drive solutions and make life better. As Senior Vice President for IT Services, Bob helps guide the company's strategic direction and leads many enterprise initiatives including Rigil's Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) appraisals. His work drives teams and solutions forward to meet customers goals and generate operational success.

Bob joined Rigil in 2016 after a successful 34-year career as a public servant with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) where he served as an Air Traffic Controller, Manager in the Air Traffic Organization, Chief Information Officer, and Senior Executive Director for the administration's IT organization and launched its shared services organization.

He is an active member of the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) Fellows Program (Partner’s Class of 2008) and the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA). He attended Brooklyn College in New York and is an International Coaching Federation (ICF)-certified executive coach. He is based in the Washington, D.C., area.

Eric Anderson

Senior Director of Business Development

Eric is a master at capturing insights to strategically expand companies into new and emerging business markets. He is skilled in organizational transformation, financial improvement processes, accounting, and lean management.

As Rigil's Senior Director of Business Development, he has helped win and re-compete more than $100 million in contracts and oversees opportunity development and Profit and Loss. His work has grown Rigil's presence from one to more than 10 federal agencies and departments.

Eric is a graduate of Lehigh University, has a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma, is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and a Certified Scrum Master (CSM). He is based in the Washington, D.C., area.

Somu Chandra

Director, Technology and Architecture

Somu is a technical leader experienced in IT solutions, architecture, and program management in both public and private sectors. He has served in a variety of technology and program management roles since joining Rigil in 2010 as the Director of Technology and Architecture.

Currently, Somu is the Program Manager for our Federal Aviation Administration contract overseeing significant programs and serving as a technical advisor to customers on several of Rigil’s contracts.

Somu holds 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).

Shane Roberson

Director of Strategy Services

Shane is a strategy guru with a passion for coaching and developing strong, empathetic leaders and transforming organizations. He equips leaders with the tools, resources, and insights to develop a deep level of self- and social- awareness for continuous growth.

As Rigil's Director of Strategy Services, he provides strategic facilitation and executive coaching to Rigil's most senior clients and created Rigil's Senior Leadership Development Program.

A gifted speaker, facilitator, and author, Shane has worked with small business owners, nonprofits, government agencies, and Fortune 50 companies. He holds a Master's degree from Princeton and a Doctorate in Leadership from George Fox University. He is a member of the Association of Talent Development, American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), Program Management Institute, and the International Coach Federation. He also holds multiple executive development certifications (CoreClarity, Everything DiSC, and Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team). He is based in the Washington, D.C., area.

Steve Ingram

Director of Growth Strategies

Steve has more than 30 years of experience delivering innovative software solutions and architecture, and managing programs for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) while delighting his customers.

As Rigil’s Director of Growth Strategies, he is responsible for executing the company’s strategic business goal of expanding our products and services into new commercial, federal, and defense markets. Prior to joining the Leadership Team, he oversaw several IT modernization FAA contracts while serving as Director of Federal Programs. He’s also led large customer-facing projects including implementation of Rigil's Technical Training Mobile Learning Platform (MLP), StrataGem™.

Steve is a talented creative thinker with an expansive skillset in videography and visual design, in addition to his software development and program management expertise. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).