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Rakhi Kapoor Sharma

President/Co-Founder

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.

Alycia Rawls

Chief People Officer (CPO)

Ms. Rawls is a dynamic HR Professional who brings over twenty (20) years of progressive human resources experience to her role. Her HR experience includes strategic planning, training and development, compliance, benefit administration, employee engagement, recruiting and talent planning.

As Rigil's CPO, Ms. Rawls is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of Rigil, specifically in the areas of employee relations, talent management, change management, organizational and performance management, training and development, benefit management and compensation.

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

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.

Eric Anderson

Senior Director of Business Development

Mr. Anderson is an experienced Program Manager within the Federal Government. He directly interacts with customer stakeholders and is responsible for the development of new business opportunities and the profit and loss (P&L) of his business group. He has extensive knowledge in financial improvement and accounting, possessing the proven ability to lead business units in lean and delivery. Mr. Anderson is a Black Belt in Six Sigma practices and has assisted in organizational change management in order to help clients accomplish their goals. He has served as a Capture Manager and Proposal Manager for strategic account efforts where he has lead corporate efforts in the capture of work within new agencies and departments.

Currently he leads Rigil's Business Development and Strategic Capture targeting new areas within the Federal market.

Specialties: PMP Certified, Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Six Sigma (LSSBB), ITIL v3, Trained in Shipley Proposal Management, Change Management, Business Process Improvement, Business Development Proposal and Capture Management

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).

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.