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Shreyas Kamat

Founder & CEO

Shreyas is responsible for defining the vision and strategy for SimPayX. Shreyas is the inventor of a new payment authorization model and architect of the SimPayX mobile payment platform. Shreyas Chairs the Board of Directors for SimPayX. In his previous role Shreyas was CTO and co-founder of Innovecture, a Technology and Management Consulting Company providing strategic consulting services to Fortune 500 companies. Prior to that he has held various technology executive roles in Infosys and was instrumental in growing the Technology Consulting organization. Shreyas holds Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Shivaji University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Information Systems and MBA from University of Colorado

Robert Brown

Chief Operating Officer

Innovative, high performing and credentialed professional with 20 years of Information Technology (IT) and business management experience. Seasoned manager with a consistent history of continual increasing responsibility and success in developing, managing, and delivering complex global initiatives in a broad range of organizations ranging from entrepreneurial to Fortune 100. Strong technology implementation background and project management experience with ability to drive and deliver results in an environment of competing priorities. Exceptional communicator with strong negotiation, problem resolution and client needs assessment aptitude with extensive experience building and maintaining executive-level relationships.

Sanjay Athavale

Head India Operations

Mr Sanjay Athavale is responsible for offshore delivery of the software solution. A post graduate in Mathematics, he has worked in the software industry for more than two decades. He has worked in USA, UK, Hong Kong and various other parts of the world and successully managed delivery of complex software development and support projects in onshore- offshore development model. He also helps local municipal corporation in India in implementing innovative and simple software solutions.

Badri Narayanan

Vice President, Business Development

Mr Badri currently serves as VP, Business Development at Simpayx, where he oversees strategy, training, positioning, implementation and growth of Simpayx as a Leading Mobile Shopping Payment Provider. Badri Narayanan is also the Founder of Quantum Leap Sports performance Where he was instrumental in establishing top notch Business clientele relationships with High Profile Firms . He hopes to bring the same repertoire to Simpayx As well.
Badri has worked with several firms where he has led the overall growth and direction of Business services, Management Consulting and Business Development Work.
Badri received his Masters in Business Information Systems at Utah State University.


Dr. Dinesh Patel has been a member of the Board since April 2014. Dr. Dinesh Patel is a partner emeritus at Signal Peak Ventures (formerly vSpring Capital), a venture capital fund with over $450 million under management. Previously, Dr. Patel served as co-founder, President & CEO of TheraTech Inc., which was acquired for approximately $350 million by Watson Pharmaceuticals. Besides vSpring and TheraTech, Dr. Patel has founded or co-founded several companies including Ashni Naturaceuticals, Inc., Salus Therapeutics, Inc.(acquired by Genta), and OneCare. Dr. Patel has been the recipient of numerous awards including; the 2010 Utah Youth Village Helping Hand Award, the 2009 Utah Genius Lifetime Achievement Award, Honorary Doctor of Business Degree, University of Utah (2008), the 2006 Utah Technology Council Hall of Fame, 2006 Pathfinder Award - Edison Showcase University of Utah, 2006 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Mountain West Venture Group) to name just a few and is the Chairman of the USTAR Governing Authority board.

Dinesh Patel

Member - Board of Directors

Chris has over thirty years of experience in the automation of Fortune 500 companies' financial systems. Most recently as a Director of Finance this has included the establishment of a data management team and platform for a new business unit at a Global financial institution.

Chris Seibert

Member - Board of Advisors

UNI-Principal Engineer-System Design and Soft/Firmware- Christopher M. Smolen Education Bachelor of Science-Electrical Engineering, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY Master of Science-Computer Science, SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome, Utica, NY Post-Graduate, Computer Science, LC Smith School of Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY Current position with UNI: President and Senior Hardware Engineer Mr. Smolen founded Upstate Networks Inc in 1994, and has designed, prototyped, built, marketed, and sold his patented technologies to multiple vending machine industry partners. His business presence is global, with over 800 customers ranging from the DoD to start-up PoS vending ventures. Additionally, Mr. Smolen is also the Principal Engineer for Upstate Networks, and is the patent holder for all of their critical enabling technologies, including MDB/USB interfacing and RS-232 connection techniques, and Bill/Coin/Magnetic swipe HW for PC / VM controllers. These products are integrated onto numerous commercial vending platforms, and their IP is licensed globally, earning their reputation as a recognized world leader. Relevant experience In addition to the design, prototyping, and manufacture of hardware/firmware/ software designed to interface vending products to PCs, Mr. Smolen has developed products which perform high frequency polling requirements and protocol conversion at a very low level, making it possible for a software engineer or programmer to easily interface payment system or vending machines to a standard PC running Windows or Linux. UNI’s hardware consists of single chip microprocessors, specifically Microchip’s programmable ISs (PIC) with clock speed ranging from 4-20 MHz. Firmware is written entirely in assembly language using a multi-tasking kernel on a PIC, which performs protocol conversion between multi-drop bus and serial or USB interfaces. The devices are the first of their kind to perform this specific protocol conversion. Finally, the UNI team is leading the industry in the advancement of the vending machine interface from a PC to smartphones, advancing the enabling techniques and firmware to meet the need for a more secured, convenient (past cash or credit/debit) mobile platform/vending machine ‘experience’.

Chris Smolen

Member - Board of Advisors

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