Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Sudhakar Goverdhanam founded Prime KI Software Solutions Pvt Ltd. (formerly Knowledge InfoTech) in the year 2000, and has spearheaded its rapid growth ever since.
As Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Prime, Sudhakar has led the company to become one of the leading IT service providers in the mid-Atlantic region. Prime Technology Group,LLC continues to widen its reach and expand its footprint into diverse industries, technologies and solutions. In 2007 and 2008 Prime has been recognized as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies by “Inc. 500.”
Sudhakar is on the advisory board of Villanova’s Engineering School. He has also been an advisor at the Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology at Drexel University, where he has counseled young and upcoming entrepreneurs with business planning and fine-tuning business models. Sudhakar has also served on the board of The Wilma Theater, a respected theater group in Philadelphia, PA, that engages its audiences in an aesthetic and philosophical examination of the complexities of contemporary life.
Sudhakar has an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University. He is married and has 2 daughters.
Global CTO & Executive VP,
Chief Financial Officer
James J. Sloan brings more than 20 years of experience in business analysis, system architecture and application design and development with additional expertise in strategic planning, team leadership and project management. Prior to joining Prime, Jim spent significant time in the financial services and publishing industries working for a number of Fortune 500/1000 companies including News Corp, Dow Jones, McGraw Hill and CME Group.
Jim led technology efforts to build high-performance, scalable and ultra-reliable platforms for Dow Jones that calculated and disseminated 300,000 financial indexes, including the iconic Dow Jones Industrial Average. These indexes underlined $600 billion in worldwide assets and generated $100 million in annual revenue. He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University with minors in computer science and mathematics.
Jim’s lovely wife, Sharon, is a homemaker and also works part-time at their home church. He and Sharon have 2 children who attend Calvary Christian Academy in Philadelphia. Jim spends most of his free time coaching basketball and other sports and ministering to youth at his home church.
Vijay has more than 20 + years of management experience in establishing corporate goals, implementing business plans, developing and providing strategic vision for businesses.
He manages the global work force at Prime Technology Group and works closely with the executive team to strategize growth plans of the company. His experience spans working with clients across the globe with large multi-location teams.
He brings in vast leadership experience in Resource Management, Operations, Delivery and Client Relations. Prior to joining Prime in 2000, he was the AVP at ECom Data Consulting and the Managing Partner for Net Contents –a web application services start -up.
Vijay holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Madras. His hobbies include travelling, practicing yoga and watching movies.
Julianne DrakeExecutive VP, Client Services
Julianne initially joined Prime in 2006 as an Accounts Executive in the US. With over 14 years of experience in project management, sales, and operations, her role at Prime over the last 6 years has evolved into the Director of Client Services wherein she focuses her time on strategic planning and overseeing Prime’s client relationships. As the client advocate and trusted advisor, the goal for her team is to ensure client satisfaction and client retention.
Her hobbies include water sports: swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving, as well as reading, gardening and travel.
Gary Kay has over 30 years experience; oversees all company operations, and plays a key role in the creation and execution of the company's growth strategies and ensuring client success. Previously President of IPD. MBA with a concentration in IT and BSW from Central Michigan University
Samir Sabharwal holds overall responsibility for strategic and operational finance at the Prime Group of companies. He brings several years of experience, leading and transforming the Finance function at large organizations. His most recent association was with CDK Global, where he was the Finance Head of India operations. Before CDK Global, he was associated with Broadridge Financial Solutions, CSC and few other listed and multinational organizations. He also served as CFO for Broadridge Investor Communications, Canada for few years. Samir’s strengths are in strategic business partnership, financial analysis, controls, and transformation.
Samir is passionate about leading and mentoring and enjoys developing highly energized and engaged teams capable of delivering world-class services. He is also an avid participant and speaker in Industry forums.