Founder and Executive Chairman
As Founder and Executive Chairman, Raj Shah’s responsibilities extend to a team of professionals situated across the U.S. and India. As the leader of a major health IT company, Mr. Shah measures success through our firm’s lasting contributions to health innovation. Mr. Shah is a visionary. He is committed to finding health solutions for chronic disease and promoting global health equity. His vision is to provide integration of processes for better collaboration and performance at the point of care. Mr. Shah’s strategy is to integrate information technology best practices and standards with health informatics. He is committed to helping providers and physicians support the patient need for prevention, early disease detection, care management, and research. With Mr. Shah serving as CEO, CTIS has received awards from the National Institutes of Health, CIO Magazine, Computerworld, The British Medical Journal, and the Office of Management and Budget. In addition, Mr. Shah served as a member of the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities from 2010 to 2014. In 2010, he was invited to the G20 Health Summit for his publication on global health and information and communication technology. As a non-profit supporter, Mr. Shah is also committed to corporate citizenship. He has been a member of governing boards, leadership boards, institutional review boards, trustee boards, boards of directors, and advisory boards for more than 25 organizations. Mr. Shah has given more than 100 lectures, talks, and panel discussions at workshops, conferences, and seminars. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and physics from Bombay University; a master’s degree in chemistry from University of Detroit; and advanced training from the University of Chicago and Harvard Business School.
Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer of CTIS, Bharti continues to providing leadership, coordination and day-to-day management for business operations. Mrs. Shah has been an integral part of CTIS’ business operations and an investor, supporting new initiatives and growth opportunities at CTIS. Mrs. Shah has more than 20 years of professional experience in the field of education, having served as vice president, director, and teacher at Montessori Children’s House of Loudoun (MCHL). Although she has retired from teaching, she continues her philanthropic journey and believes it is important to give back to those in need globally and locally. Mrs. Shah has been committed to corporate citizenship through support of the healthcare needs of local and global communities, facilitating services in the areas of children’s health and education. She is actively involved in sponsoring more than 50 schools in India, providing management, strategy planning, and informatics support to the Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation. With the Arogya Foundation, she has worked to develop a pilot project that involves the use of handheld devices for the advancement of rural health. Mrs. Shah has been involved with many global health projects including the International Spirit of Healing, the Art of Living Foundation, Health Related Information Dissemination Amongst Youth (HRIDAY) & Student Health Action Network (SHAN), International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR), International Spirit of Life Foundation, and Sri Sri University. Mrs. Shah has a bachelor’s degree in commerce and economics from Mumbai University and has a Montessori teacher training and certification from the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies’ Barrie School.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Raju serves as President and Chief Operating Officer at CTIS responsible for providing leadership and oversight of CTIS’s functional areas. His primary focus is overseeing operations and delivery of industry leading solutions to federal agencies in the Health and Information Technology industry markets.
He leads as the Principal Investigator for the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s) Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program’s Enterprise System (CTEP-ESYS) program, developing cancer clinical trials informatics solutions for NCI, National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Mr. Raju has over 25+ years of experience in leading solutions for the health and IT industry to federal government agencies. He has led the development of strategy and innovative and effective solutions for the health industry. Under his leadership, company received numerous awards from the NIH and NCI Directors, and recognition from the Office of Management and Budget and project officers.
Mr. Raju has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, India. He holds a Master’s degree in computer systems management from University of Maryland University College and an MBA from Cornell University. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), SAFe® Agilist, and has a certificate in AI for Health Care from MIT Sloan School of Management.
Senior Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer
As CBDO, Carlos is responsible for establishing and executing the organization’s Business Development Strategy which includes: identifying target customers, establishing pricing, managing execution of sales strategy and refining CTIS’ Earned Revenue Model, he will build external relationships that will support growth. He will be responsible for assembling and managing the Business Development Team and continuing to strengthen the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation at CTIS.
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Blaze Mathew serves as Vice President and Chief Information Officer at CTIS, and is responsible for the information technology and infrastructure systems that support enterprise goals across client programs, projects, and the company. He formulates yearly infrastructure budgets and works with CTIS Corporate Officers and project teams to ensure information assurance for CTIS and its projects. He has more than 23 years of experience supporting IT infrastructure and operations, security, and risk management(FISMA Compliance) for the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program (CTEP). He manages a diverse IT team, supporting the full spectrum of IT services and appreciates the contributions of each member. He received the NCI Director’s Award for his support in implementing the NCI’s Experimental Therapeutics Clinical Trials Network (ETCTN).
He played an integral role in helping CTIS to achieve three ISO certifications simultaneously — ISO 9000 (Quality Management System), ISO 20000-1 (Service Management System) and ISO 27001 (Information Security Management System).. He pioneered implementation of infrastructure virtualization for CTIS and its clients, which has significantly improved infrastructure utilization, reduced costs, and improved disaster recovery of critical business services.
Mr. Mathew holds Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) certifications. He received his master’s and MBA degrees in Technology Management from University of Maryland University College.
Mr. Mathew was finalist for WashingtonExec's Chief Officer Awards for year 2021.https://washingtonexec.com/2021/05/chief-officer-award-finalist-blaze-mathew-always-know-your-weak-areas-across-domains-and-to-work-hard-to-fortify-them/
Vice President/Chief Information Security Officer & Chief of Staff
As the Vice President/Chief Information Security Officer & Chief of Staff at CTIS, Prasanth is responsible for protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of enterprise information systems. He oversees the cybersecurity requirements, information and data security, compliance, risk management, technology, tools, solution components, and financial management for enterprise infrastructure and services. He will also lead the Information Resource Management (IRM) team.
Vice President and Chief Data Officer
Mr. Mehta serves as Vice President and Chief Data & Chief Data Officer at CTIS. In this role, he is responsible for building and implementation of data strategy for CTIS’ current and prospective clients. Responsibilities include research, design, development and promotion of data storage, analysis, retrieval, and presentation techniques. Jay has more than 31+ years overall progressive experience in the Information Technology industry. He has managed and led several highly visible and critical projects for CTIS’ clients. His focus has been to enhance efficiency and productivity, and improve ROI for CTIS’ clientele through innovation, automation, and agility. Jay received his master’s degree in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology, and Electronics and Communication engineering degree from Gujarat University. He is an Oracle Certified Professional.
Vice President and Chief Innovation & Development Officer
Srikanth Uppalapati, Vice President and Chief Innovation & Development Officer Mr. Srikanth Uppalapati serves as Vice President & Chief Innovation & Development Officer at CTIS. In this role, he is responsible for managing the innovation process inside the organization that identifies strategies, business opportunities and new technologies which in turn, he develops into new capabilities and architectures with partners, new business models and new industry structures to serve those opportunities. His current areas of focus include but not limited to machine learning, conversational AI, automation, and other emerging technologies. Srikanth has more than 20 years of experience in building high-performance teams and a natural team leader and mentor who excels in dynamic, demanding environments while remaining pragmatic and focused. An expert in the commissioning and validation of multiple projects and programs at National Institutes of Health (NIH) and University of Colorado Cancer Center (UCCC), consistently delivering projects ahead of schedule and under budget. He has a master’s degree in Information Systems from Johns Hopkins University. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and SAFe® Agilist.
Vice President and Chief Program and Projects Officer
Mr. Kothale serves as Vice President and Chief Program and Projects Officer at CTIS. In this role, he is responsible for establishing and implementing a common governance system for projects, programs, and portfolios. He will oversee programs, projects and related services and will work closely with senior program staff in providing guidance, support in troubleshooting program and staff performance challenges. Mr. Kothale has a proven track record of leading high-performance teams and exceeding growth objectives throughout his career, he has extensive experience with designing and implementing healthcare IT solutions. He has successfully managed multi-disciplinary teams in delivering large-scale enterprise systems. Mr. Kothale is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute and certified SAFe Agilist. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and a Master's degree in Technology Management from the University of Maryland.
Vice President and Chief Learning Officer
Ms. Grainger serves as Vice President and Chief Learning Officer at CTIS. In this role, she is responsible for the strategic analysis, planning, execution, and assessment of learning programs designed to improve organizational, team, and individual performance. Ms. Grainger currently oversees CTIS’s organizational training function which is responsible for the tactical and strategic analysis, planning, execution, and assessment of learning programs that provides employees knowledge and skills that drives individual, team, and company performance. In addition, she serves as the Client Relations Deputy Program Manager for the award-winning National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s) Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program’s Enterprise System (CTEP-ESYS) contract, developing cancer clinical trials informatics solutions for NCI, National Institutes of Health (NIH). She leads the development and delivery of over 300 blended learning programs for internal employees via the CTIS Learning Management System (LMS). She also leads the team that develops and delivers product trainings for over 10,000 domestic and international users of the NCI CTEP-ESYS clinical research management applications. Ms. Grainger also manages and provides portfolio oversight for SAFe shared services teams in the areas of training, technical documentation, business analysis, help desk support and operations with the goal of ensuring client satisfaction and delivery of quality products and services. She and her team have received several NCI Director’s awards in the areas of program management, re-engineering, development, and implementation of software solutions that have provided high outcome and return on investment to the clients. Ms. Grainger earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from East Tennessee State University and a Master of Science degree in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University. She is a certified Scrum Master, SAFe® Agilist, SAFe® Product Manager/Product Owner, SAFe® for Government Practitioner and professionally trained voice actor.
Vice President and Chief Technology and Architect Officer
Mr. Byreddy serves as the Chief Technology and Architect Officer at CTIS. In this role, he is responsible for managing the Technology and Architecture services across the organization. He will lead the evaluation of emerging technologies and define a future state technology architecture landscape and drive transition into a viable and desirable future state. In addition, he serves as the Deputy Program manager for the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s) Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program’s Enterprise System (CTEP-ESYS) program, developing cancer clinical trials informatics solutions for NCI, National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is recipient of the NCI Director’s Merit award four times in recognition of his exceptional vision and leadership in project development, commencement of the re-engineering of CTEP’s integral IT infrastructure, and his contributions towards Clinical trials, Implementation of Adverse Events Reporting System at NCI. Mr. Byreddy earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Mysore University (India). He holds a master’s degree in Data Analytics from University of Maryland University College. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) , SAFe® Agilist, SAFe® Product Manager/Product Owner, SAFe® for Government Practitioner, Scrum Master, HL7 V3 RIM R1 Specialist, Oracle, Healthcare Transaction Base Specialist and Oracle Healthcare Master Person Index Specialist.