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Leadership Team

Dr. Anupam Bhide – Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Anupam Bhide is a seasoned entrepreneur with more than 22 years of experience in the IT Industry. His visionary leadership has been the quintessential guiding factor for Calsoft to become a leading Outsourced Software Product Development company. His strength lies in identifying and unlocking the optimal value for high-tech companies.

Previously, Dr, Bhide led business units at companies like HP, IBM, and Oracle. He has published over 20 papers in various international conferences and won the best paper award at the VLDB database conference.

He has a PhD in Computer Science from Univ. of California-Berkeley, an MS from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B. Tech from IIT-Mumbai.

Sharmila Bhide – Chief Financial Officer and Co-Founder

Sharmila Bhide is the co-founder of Calsoft and is actively involved in the overall business strategy. Her strengths include a methodical approach and meticulous execution of company-wide operations. 

Previously, Mrs. Bhide worked as a Chief Designer for the Oracle Receivables application. Before that, she pioneered the development of an integrated portfolio management, accounting, and tax software package for hedge funds at Hedgeware.

She has an MBA from Yale University, is a CPA, and has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.

Parag Kulkarni – Vice President, Engineering

Parag Kulkarni is a veteran of the storage industry with more than 20 years of experience architecting and developing products. His key strength lies in quickly understanding product requirements and translating them into architectural and engineering specs for implementation. Parag leads the engineering team at Calsoft. 

Previously, Mr. Kulkarni led the development of the Database Editions product at Veritas (Symantec). Before this, Parag was a key contributing member at leading storage companies like Informix (IBM).

He has a Masters of Technology in Computer Science from IIT Roorkee and a degree in Industrial Management from University of Indore, India.

  Vikrant Gogri – Director, Technology

Vikrant Gogri has  20 years of strong experience in  storage, networking, and virtualization. His strengths include swift design reviews, resolving design challenges, mentoring teams to deliver projects professionally, and communicating effectively with customers.

Prior to Calsoft, Mr. Gogri  led the development of Sun's 6920 product line including remote replication and virtual volume distribution. Before that, at IBRIX, he developed Linux kernel drivers for a special purpose Distributed File System for NAS applications.

He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computers from Univ. of Bombay and a Master's level course work in Linux, Wireless and Optical Fiber from Northeastern University, Massachusetts.

Tapan Joshi – Vice President, Business Development

Tapan Joshi has more than 14 years of high-tech marketing experience with leading Silicon Valley companies like LSI Logic, Infineon, Sun, and Nucore. He brings a unique blend of technological  products and services expertise to Calsoft’s team. Tapan’s strength lies in identifying customer needs and providing innovative solutions to meet their requirements.

He has a Masters in Computer Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.

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