Executive Management Team

Kamal Karmakar

Kamal Karmakar

Chief Executive Officer
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Kamal is the founder and promoter of CitiXsys. He has been responsible for the company’s evolution to be a specialist provider of software products in Retail segment. Kamal’s responsibilities include Business Strategy, Global Sales, Product Innovation and Growth. Under his leadership, CitiXsys grew to become the market leader in Retail Technology domain and known as an innovator in Retail sector. He has also guided the organization to receive several prestigious awards in tech industry.

Beyond his work in CitiXsys, Kamal has considerable experience at counseling executives at high growth companies on strategy formulation, business model transformation, and implementation of balanced scorecard in their enterprise. He has worked with many companies in a counseling capacity with an exceptional track record of helping management teams achieve better strategy & bottom-line improvements.

A graduate of Harvard Business School, Kamal is well recognized in the industry and is on board of various companies globally including being a member of SAP Advisory Council for Business One in Germany.

Pankaj Mathur

Pankaj Mathur

Chief Operating Officer
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As Chief Operating Officer, Pankaj leads the development and consulting practice of CitiXsys. It is under Pankaj’s tutelage that the CitiXsys retail strategy is transformed to fully functional feature-richenterprise software, which is now been delivered to the global markets. His core responsibilities include Strategic Partnerships, Product Roadmap, GoTo Market Strategy and Consulting Projects. He possesses unparalleled ability to identify market trends, segment customer needs, map competitive landscape and champion, as well as execute, new investments.

As a strategic thinker and evangelist, Pankaj leverages his expertise in product management, software engineering and business operations to drive business growth and frictionless customer experiences. He skillfully combines his hands-on technical skills with the ability to collaborate among multiple business units and execute strategic goals and objectives.

Pankaj holds a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Karnataka University.

Paula Da Silva

Paula Da Silva

Senior Vice President of Sales – The Americas and Asia Pacific
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Senior Vice President of Sales for Asia Pacific and the Americas, for CitiXsys, Paula Da Silva has more than 10 years’ experience in the retail industry associated with delivering innovative software solutions to mid and large sized retailers. Known for her strong track record of operational excellence and innovative problem solving, Paula plays a major role in the Company’s overall performance. Some of her achievements include; defining organizational go-to-market strategies, promoting operational effectiveness, and elevating team performance through her inspirational leadership style.

At CitiXsys Paula is focused on the continuing development of the channel’s business globally. Paula has been instrumental in building the company from the ground up into a recognizable brand and global market leader in the retail industry today.

Manish Chaturvedi

Manish Chaturvedi

Vice President – Strategic Sales
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Vice President – Strategic Sales, for CitiXsys, Manish Chaturvedi has successfully led multiple business functions and established controls in the day-to-day operations. He works closely with the CEO and supports the Company’s future growth strategies through various organizational and account management activities. Today, Manish focuses on the continuing development of CitiXsys’ enterprise business.

Manish carries over 20 years of qualitative experience in Consulting, Pre-Sales, and Channel Management in Enterprise Application space. A true presenter showcasing CitiXsys products and services, Manish is a go-to person for any assistance in partnering with CitiXsys.

Manish holds MS in Software Systems from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.

Ajay Mamgain

Ajay Mamgain

Vice President – Consulting
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Ajay Mamgain manages global consulting team and functions. As Vice President Consulting, he leads a team of consultants responsible for deployment, project management, and technical enablement and support while ensuring customer success. Ajay develops and implements standard engagement methodologies, including consulting frameworks, tools and workforce development for the on-boarding of our global partner network, customers and their businesses.

Ajay is a strategic technology and business leader, contributing over 21 years of industry experience in various areas of enterprise applications like SAP, Microsoft, Navision and IFS across functional responsibilities like sales, business development, services and partner management.

Ritesh Aurora

Ritesh Aurora

Managing Director
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Ritesh heads the Program Management Office (PMO) controlling the delivery process wide all the global offices of CitiXsys. He liaises with the regional sales and delivery teams for a smoother operational flow of partner/ customer service. As a member of the Executive Team, Ritesh is also the contact point for the Board of Directors. His main job functions at CitiXsys involve Finance, HR, Order Management, MIS and Quality Process Controls.

Ritesh brings over 14 years of industry experience in the quality and functional domain. Having worked as a Management Consultant in the past, he has been involved in the corporate strategy, management reviews and business process reengineering activities at IT, BPO, Automotive, Manufacturing and Services sector.

Ritesh holds a bachelors degree in Computer Science from British Columbia University (Canada). Ritesh is a certified auditor for various International Quality Standards including 9001, 14001, 18001, and 27001 thru British Standards Institute (BSi).

Mia Farber

Mia Farber

Vice President – Global Marketing
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Mia joined in CitiXsys in 2015 as Director of Marketing for North America and today is responsible for providing leadership and executing on marketing initiatives for CitiXsys globally. She brings 10 years of marketing experience for B2B and B2C technology companies in the retail, supply chain and food & beverage sectors. Her expertise lies in developing award-winning content and delivering data-driven demand generation campaigns. Mia works closely with regional sales teams to develop strategies for demand generation and has a keen eye for regional marketplace variances having worked in the USA and abroad in Africa & Latin America.

Mia holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA and obtained her Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA.

David Webb

David Webb

Vice President – Product Marketing
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As Vice President of Product Marketing for CitiXsys, David has more than 7 years’ experience in the retail industry, heading up the division for product marketing to analysis and review of functional designs, encompassing software solutions and services quality assurance. He has extensive experience in pre-sales processes and programs, providing service and guidance to partners throughout the sales process. David is also responsible for partner enablement in maintaining the iVend Retail certification academy and associated training programs.

David has more than 25 years’ experience in the cycle of ERP implementations for solutions that include JD Edwards, SAP Business One and Sage Line 500/1000, and is certified in SAP Business One, SAP Web Tools, Sage Line 500/1000 Finance Distribution and JDE financials. He has successfully project managed many ERP systems with associated business vertical implementations for companies in the following industries: Construction, Mining, Travel, Financial, Service, Distribution, Manufacturing and Retail.

Ankur Khanna

Ankur Khanna

Director – Global Support
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Ankur heads the Global Product Support division and also manages the Software Licensing at CitiXsys. He manages a skilled team of Customer Service Representatives who are available round-the-clock for any post sales technical support and guidance. Further to this, he is the contact point for L3 Support, Software Licensing, Ticketing System, Feedback, and Support Issues Escalations.

Working as an Operations Consultant in the past, Ankur is process oriented and has been involved in disparate business roles. As a truly customer focused individual, he personally involves in the resolution process and strives to adequately bring issues to a closure. With direct exposure of sales, Ankur understands pain areas of the partners and proactively devises methodology towards customer satisfaction.

Ankur is a Computer Science graduate with core experience in Business Process mapping and Execution. He is a certified ISO 9001 internal auditor and has been instrumental in setting up the business processes across various business domains.

Rob Gentles

Rob Gentles

Channel Sales Director – Europe
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Rob is Channel Sales Director for Europe for CitiXsys. He has been in the retail IT industry for over 10 years, consulting and prescribing retail solutions to International SME and Tier 1 Retailers. His knowledge and experience with multiple retail and ERP solutions has enabled him to provide unbiased consultancy to the retail industry. Rob aims to create a strong Channel Partner Community, which brings success to all involved. All European Channels Partners are enjoying much success due to the support they receive on sales presentations and proposals. Rob is always on the lookout for new partners to join the iVend community.

Rob’s belief in the iVend Retail suite is contagious, and has helped retailers from all verticals understand what is possible when you have a proactive solution provider.

Jan Jansen van Vuuren

Jan Jansen van Vuuren

Channel Sales Director – Sub-Saharan Africa
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Jan Jansen van Vuuren has more than 10 years retail sales and consulting experience. His previous engagements with large ERP vendors and the management of a retail focused business unit, supported the engagements of establishing a successful channel. He is a Retail Technology expert focused on identifying, recruiting and on-boarding new channel partners within the Sub-Sahara Africa region specifically around iVend Retail Systems and its Omni channel platform.

He works closely with the iVend office in Kenya supporting the East and West African growth plan, identifying key opportunities with partners that supports not only the growth, but the ongoing success of the existing customers in the region.

Jan has a degree in Marketing Management from the University of Johannesburg

Shadi-Al-Fraijat

Shadi-Al-Fraijat

Channel Sales Director – MENATP
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A self-motivated & driven manager, with experience and knowledge on developing new and existing business, Shadi leads the CitiXsys sales process and also covers the channel business for the MENATP region. Shadi is responsible for building a network of strong channel partners, strategic alliances, working with them towards growth for both iVend Retail Market and partner business. With over 11 years of experience, Shadi has previously worked with NCR Corporation and HP where he played an important role in developing geographies profitably.

Izairis Avila Lopez

Izairis Avila Lopez

Channel Sales Manager – Latin America
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Izairis Avila is Channel Sales Manager for CitiXsys in Latin America. She has more than 9 years of retail industry experience and previously worked for 5 years in an implementation role for iVend Retail. She also has expertise in integrating iVend Retail with multiple ERP systems and has worked as a Support Manager for CitiXsys. Izairis’ core responsibilities include building a network of successful partners focused on retail across Latin America. Given her operational experience Izairis is not only focused on achieving strong positioning of iVend Retail in the market, but also has a keen awareness of the challenges retailers face and uses this knowledge to ensures implementation of the best combination of iVend Retail solutions to satisfy customers.

Izairis has a degree in Industrial Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico de Culiacán and is certified in SAP Business One and iVend Retail implementations.

Alexandre Kaidbey

Alexandre Kaidbey

Channel Sales Manager – North America
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Alexandre joined CitiXsys in 2016 as a Consulting Manager and is now Channel Sales Manager for North America. He has more than 10 years of retail experience in sales and implementations, having previously worked 5+ years in an implementation role for iVend Retail alongside multiple ERP systems. Alexandre strategically supports Channel Partners in business development and sales efforts, plus ensures customer success throughout the region. He is also always on the lookout for new retail focused partners and leverages the iVend Retail Channel Partner program to create interest for onboarding new partners and prospects.

Alexandre is fluent in English and French, has a degree in International Business from Collège O’Sullivan de Montréal and is certified in SAP Business One and iVend Retail.