About

leadership-team

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Leadership Team

Jeff Weiner Principal

  • Responsible for all business development, marketing and sales activities.
  • Other responsibilities include guiding SoftStar's overall vision and strategy.
  • Over 25 years of computer, software, and IT services experience.
  • Before Founding SoftStar Jeff held executive sales and management positions with Texas Instruments, and several smaller software firms.
  • B.A. in Economics from The University of Massachusetts.
  • MBA From Ohio State University.

Sujay Pidara Principal

  • Responsible for all technology teams as well as all service delivery.
  • Over 20 years of experience in the Software Services industry
  • Sujay has a proven record in leading and managing the development of complex solutions for Fortune 100 clients.
  • Domain knowledge includes HealthCare, Financial Services, Retail, Distribution, Education, Media, Publishing, Marketing and Advertising Industry expertise.
  • Prior to SoftStar he was The Director of program management with Sapient and was The Director of delivery and technology with Metamor/Xpedior.
  • Awarded a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Bangalore University.
  • Holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from Western Illinois University.

Kapil Sood Principal

  • Responsible for all Client Engagement Activities
  • Over 25 years experience in the Computer and Software Services Industry
  • Led many large national engagements stretching over multiple years serving clients in various industries. .
  • Before his work at SoftStar he was a Sr. Vice President of Xpedior and was instrumental in developing and implementing strategy for growth in the Asia/Pacific region.
  • Prior to Xpedior, he was with Metamor, where he led the growth of Metamor Technologies from a 2 person firm to a dominant IT firm in the Midwest with $70MM in annual revenues.
  • Earned a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from The India Institute of Technology, and a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Houston
  • Holds an MBA Degree from The University of Chicago.