Founder & Chief Technology Officer
Prat founded Bursys in 2005 and has built a premium outsourcing business specializing in Information Technology, Engineering Design and Manufacturing. He has been active as a Virtual Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to Bursys’ global clients, providing strategic direction and re-architecting legacy software into contemporary solutions that enable full interconnectivity between industrial facilities and enterprises.
Prat received his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, India and his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering with a focus on Structural/Computational Mechanics from the University of Kentucky.
Prat has been a Software Architect and consultant for over 20 years. He served as Manager of Advanced Web Technologies at Deloitte Consulting Group, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at eCommLink, a financial cloud software company, and Senior Architect at Sapient Corporation. During his consulting career, he has worked with major clients including Compaq Computer, Pennzoil, Reliant Energy, Pacific Gas & Electric, Anadarko Petroleum, Autobytel, and Scholastic. Prat understands the dynamics and challenges of both large and small corporations.
Prat has frequently played an important role in the transformation of his client’s businesses by utilizing cutting edge technologies. He was the founding team member of Job Vision, the AutoSys visualization tool, which was acquired and later sold by Computer Associates. As a senior architect for web technologies, he was instrumental in transforming Compaq Computer’s eCommerce website in 1999. More recently, Prat has been instrumental in architecting and implementing mail & package sorting software for an equipment manufacturer, thereby enabling the company to gain leadership in the industry.
As a thought leader, Prat has co-authored several papers, been published internationally in journals including the American Society of Civil Engineers, and he has presented at various international conferences.
Prat’s appreciation for superior engineering extends to his garage, he is a high- performance car enthusiast.
Product Strategist and Solutions Advisor
John offers over 25 years of valuable experience in organizational and operational development. He is a former Chief Operating Officer of Bell and Howell, a manufacturer of production mailing and sorting equipment, and leading technical services provider. Prior to that, he was Division President of Service Operations where he successfully developed and led the largest and top rated service organization in the production mailing industry supporting the biggest mailers in North America. In his executive roles, he championed the implementation of two large-scale CRM systems, acquired several service distributors in North America, integrated a large-scale service organization, started a highly profitable equipment reconditioning business unit, and established the service division as the company’s leading producer of revenue and profit.
In 2015, John founded Servisus LLC, and today advises organizations on operational effectiveness and on enhancing the value of their services . John holds an MBA from Villanova University, masters certificate in Lean Six Sigma, and a masters certificate in Global Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University.
Shiv is the Product Manager & IT Project Manager responsible for leading the implementation efforts of FieldEquip’s product features and functions in alignment with customer needs and requirements.
Shiv holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology and has extensive experience in leading and managing software application projects throughout the complete lifecycle. He has extensive experience with software product development and understands the challenges associated with releasing software as a product. For over 12 years, Shiv has worked closely with customers across North America and Europe and is proficient in business analysis, defining software requirements, and leading development and implementation teams. He has worked with offshore development teams in North America, Europe and India leveraging his skills as a scrum project leader and agile project manager.
In his spare time, Shiv loves to spend time with his family and traveling to new destinations.
Director Product Development
Sumeet is the Director of Technology at Bursys. He is based out of Bursys’ India office and is responsible for leading all software product development projects. Sumeet has more than 15 years of extensive global experience in the management of large software development projects.
Sumeet holds an MS (Computer Science) from Auckland University, New Zealand and has an MBA from Punjab Agricultural University, India. Prior to joining Bursys, he worked at various software companies in the Asia-Pacific region. Sumeet has a track record of successfully building best-in-class software development teams for globally distributed products. He oversees technology projects involving various aspects of innovation, strategy, technology, and execution.
He is a member of several industry associations and technical committees of professional institutes in India.
In his spare time, Sumeet enjoys reading books, gardening and golfing.