Management Team

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 30 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 Osmania University (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.

Michael Suttle, Chief Revenue Officer

As a Chief Revenue Officer at Performix, Michael has for overall responsibility of Sales and Marketing. Michael is a renaissance Sales and Sales Leadership executive with broad industry vertical experience covering sales, sales operations for Software, SaaS, cloud and professional services. He has a proven track record of new logo driven business growth and has been an instrumental contributor as VP of Sales for transformational businesses such as SAP (the original “re-engineering” driven ERP wave), Siebel/Oracle (the large scale adoption of CRM wave), Oracle (the emergence of Cloud and Open Source) and Commvault (leading the transformation to Data Management). His customers have included AWS, Google,, Microsoft Azure, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Nike, HP and PwC. In addition, he has served as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) for startup software and SaaS companies backed by VCs such as Sequoia Capital, Menlo Ventures and others. An art & science-oriented business leader, he has been recognized as a high-integrity, creative and collaborative professional.

Michael is a graduate of Case Western Reserve/ Cleveland Institute of Music (M.M. in Physics & Music), and is a graduate of Indiana University (B.S. in Math and Music) where he is currently active as a visiting lecturer in the Professional Sales Major & Entrepreneurship programs at the I.U. Kelley School of Business and I.U. Jacobs School of Music.

Shripad Lale, Director, Product Management

Shripad is a Manufacturing IT Professional, with 30 years of experience in setting up and running Product Management and R&D teams, building and managing lifecycle of Industrial Automation Software Solutions in O&G, Power, WWW, MMM, F&B, Life Sciences, and Infrastructure Verticals. He has also been involved in providing Manufacturing IT Consulting services to the global market in the area of Industry 4.0, IIOT, MES, Process Control Systems, Manufacturing Intelligence, Advance Process Control and Optimization, and Enterprise Asset Management. Shripad major work experience is with companies like Siemens, Tata Consultancy Services, Performix, and Schneider electric. Shripad holds a BS in Physics and a BS in Computer Technology, both from University of Bombay, India.

Mushtaq Shikalgar, Director, Product Development

Mushtaq is an IT industry veteran with over 25 years of experience in designing, developing and architecting enterprise applications. At Performix, he is responsible for providing leadership, planning, and strategic direction to the new and existing products. He is conversant with latest technologies and architected enterprise applications for clients in Manufacturing and Telecommunication. Prior to Performix, he was with Tech Mahindra and CalSoft as Enterprise Architect. He has B.S in Electronics from Shivaji University, India.