|Sham Afzalpurkar, Founder, President & CEO
Sham is the founder, President & CEO of Performix, Inc. In this role, he guides the overall strategic vision and operations of the Company. Sham has over 20 years of experience in developing and delivering manufacturing and supply chain software solutions. Prior to Performix, Sham was a co-founder of Bristlecone, Inc. (Mahindra & Mahindra), a leading supply-chain solutions company where he was Vice President of Supply Chain Practice. Sham helped manage the company to become a leading SAP supply chain service provider. Prior to Bristlecone, Sham worked for SAP architecting and implementing manufacturing and supply chain solutions for Fortune 100 companies. Prior to SAP, he held a number of leadership positions in the area of manufacturing and logistics with companies such as Halliburton.
Sham is a frequent speaker at manufacturing and supply chain software events and has published articles in leading journals.
Sham holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from
(India ) and an MBA and a Masters in Industrial Engineering from the University of Texas.
Winston Gilpin, CFO
Winston Gilpin has over twenty-five years of experience in finance and accounting and is the founder and president of Gilpin Consulting, LLC. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas and has served in a number of executive management positions for both publicly traded and privately owned companies as well outside advisory roles to several more.
Fred Ungerer, Chief Operating Officer
Fred is a 14-year SAP and SAIC veteran with more than 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and operations. As Chief Operating Officer, he is tasked with driving operational strategy, structure and effectiveness across Performix’s global sales, marketing, operations and business development organizations. Prior to joining Performix, Ungerer held prominent positions responsible for driving sales, marketing, solutions, consulting and operations teams. Most recently, as Global Vice President of Asset Management and Supply Chain for SAIC, Ungerer was responsible for growing the enterprise solutions consulting practice. Prior to SAIC, he served as Vice President of Process Industries Solutions for SAP America where he provided go-to-market leadership and assisted in growing software sales at double digit rates in the Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Mill Products, Life Sciences and Mining industries practices. Before SAP, Ungerer held positions in finance, engineering, supply and distribution, and business analysis at Mobil Chemical, now ExxonMobil Chemical.
Fred holds a BS in Chemical Engineering, MS in Operations Research and Statistics and a MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
Prasad Sant, Vice President of Product Engineering
Prasad is the Vice President of Product Engineering for Performix, Inc. In this role, he is responsible for Product Strategy and Engineering of the xMES™ suite of products. Prasad started his career with Engineers India Ltd in New Delhi, and subsequently worked for Tata Honeywell Ltd, Patni Computers and EcoAxis Systems Pvt Ltd. Over the past 27 years, he has been involved in providing Product Engineering solutions in Automation domain to customers across the world. Prasad’s core capabilities are in the areas of Industrial Automation related Engineering Services and Product Development.
Prasad holds a BE in Instrumentation & Control from the Gujarat University (India)
Partha Mukhopadhaya, Chief Product Architect
Partha is the Chief Product Architect for Performix, Inc. In this role, he guides key product and architectural decisions and processes. Partha has over 20 years of experience in software architecture, design, and development. His strengths are in developing innovative, 'first-to-market' solutions, using the most up-to-date and appropriate technologies. He brings to Performix a wide range of experience from fluid flow and heat transfer modeling to molecular modeling, embedded software, wireless SCADA solutions, software process standards, and MES. Partha has held prior engagements with Thermax India, Trilogy, and HP.
Partha holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Jadhavpur University (India).
Brian Krpec, Director of Business Development
With over 15 years software industry experience and a unique combination of executive-level and various sales-level positions in both large enterprise and start-up organizations; Krpec is responsible for the growth, development and success in all of Performix's go-to-market operations and long-term business strategy. Prior to joining Performix, Krpec was Director of OEM Partner Development – Southwest Region for Cognos Corporation (now IBM Corp.) where he recruited and assisted OEM Partners with their go-to-market Performance Management / Business Intelligence strategies to support their particular industries and customers. Prior to Cognos, Brian held positions including Director Worldwide Sales & Business Development for Quickshift, President & Co-Founder of Razor Technologies, and sales at PentaSafe Security Technologies and BMC Software.
Brian earned his BBA in Marketing from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX.