The Executive Team

Mahi Reddy, Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Mahi Reddy founded SemaConnect in 2008 and serves as the company CEO. Mahi is a serial entrepreneur, with SemaConnect being his sixth successful company. Previously, he co-founded CBay Systems Ltd. which was listed on NASDAQ (MODL) and then taken private by JP Morgan after growing to $70 million in annual revenue and being twice named Healthcare Informatics 100 Leading IT Companies in healthcare.

Harsha Kollaramajalu, Chief Technology Officer

Harsha Kollaramajalu is CTO at SemaConnect and brings with him over 20 years in the technology industry. Previously, Harsha worked at Phoenix Technologies the worldwide leader in core-systems (BIOS) where he pioneered a Virtualization Operating System, a Laptop Anti-theft product and a Cloud Storage product. Harsha has also served as Principal Architect at Intel, CTO at CBay Systems Ltd., Technology Consultant at Ericsson and as co-founder at Knoxware, an antivirus and security technology company.

Mark Pastrone, Vice President of Business Development

Mark Pastrone is Vice President of Business Development and has over 25 years of experience building high-tech companies. Prior to SemaConnect, Mark led the development of several commercial start-ups in the aerospace industry. He was part of the founding team at GeoEye which was acquired by DigitalGlobe (NYSE:DGI) and is now the world’s largest commercial satellite imagery provider. He also led many space commercialization ventures at Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE:ORB), the developer of the world’s first commercial rocket. Mark earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Stanford. He also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. When not fishing on the Chesapeake Bay, Mark enjoys nice long drives in his Tesla Model 3.

Jim Wright, Director of Operations

Jim Wright is the Director of Operations at SemaConnect and brings with him over 20 years of experience in designing and implementing business systems to maximize operating profit. Jim has worked at global manufacturing leaders AVX and Aerovox where he held a number of management positions including General Manager, Marketing Manager, and Quality Manager. Jim received his B.S. in Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and an MBA from Wake Forest University. When not learning and reading technical books, Jim enjoys driving his Chevy Volt.

Don MacNeil, Director of Sales

Don MacNeil is the Director of Sales at SemaConnect where he is integral in supporting, educating and nurturing our national sales team. Prior to joining SemaConnect, Don worked for Tesla Motors were he laid the groundwork for the Tesla Model S and roll out of the Tesla Retail Store strategy in the Northeast. Don was among the lucky few who owned and drove a Tesla Roadster before electric vehicles became mainstream. Don holds a B.S. in Marketing Management from Western Governors Universities.

Roman Stanchak, Chief Software Architect

Roman Stanchak is the Chief Software Architect at the Corporation. He has an undergraduate degree in computer science from the University of Washington, a Master’s Degree in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University. Mr. Stanchak has conducted research at the University of Maryland in robotics and has contributed significantly to the development of the open source machine vision software framework. Roman drives a VW eGolf. 

 

Jesus Ferro, Director of Marketing

Jesus Ferro is the Director of Marketing at SemaConnect where he develops and manages our lead generation, marketing communications, and partner education programs. Prior to joining SemaConnect, Jesus worked for Earth Networks, where he led the enterprise marketing initiatives for the WeatherBug brand. Jesus holds a B.A. in Marketing from University of Maryland University College. Outside of work, Jesus enjoys mountain biking with his dog, spending time with his family, and driving his i3.