Patrick has over 16 years of technical experience managing large projects spanning from 9 to 24 months, for companies such as Sun, Pepsi, Bank of America, Marriott, International Paper and other global 500 corporations. Technical Lead experience includes client-server infrastructure projects, telecom, networking and ground-up application development in the HR application arena. Heavily traumitized from the tough and demanding world of managing global Compensation systems for Exult and Hewitt, the natural thing to do was to make a career out of it, and thus was Laserbeam born. Patrick manages the US operations, including business development, project delivery for new and existing customers, customer satisfaction and the US team. When he's not managing Laserbeam, Patrick is busy managing a wife, dog, cat, two teenagers, and Bela the parrot who showed up in the back yard one day and decided to stay.
Naveen brings 14 years of experience with demanding and high visibility projects in all facets of large project and solution development. As the lead Application Architect, he oversees the teams that manage development, testing and implementation of all products. With a background in managing large, multi-functional, cross-national teams, he is adept at all aspects of establishing a working technical team and infrastructure. Naveen brings much more to the table than his leadership - he has a gift for design with the customer intent in mind. He has proven abilities in developing tools that simplify the complex while anticipating the underlying requirements and over-delivering to achieve a very high satisfaction level. Naveen is embarking on a cross-country bicycling trip this December - evidently he enjoys painful joints, unexpected weather and hard sleeping surfaces - but we will toast his endeavors with a beer and a bag of cheetos.
director of engineering
Over 20 years in technical services and engineering, including Director of Technical Services for Kadiri software, Desmond was responsible for over 40 active clients and architecting their hosting environment. Having designed enterprise system solutions, his clients include: Google, Kellogg, Wells Fargo, The GAP, and Motorola. Desmond has a broad range of experience with multiple software platforms, including a key technical role in the early growth of PeopleSoft. Utilizing the latest tools and capabilities of a VM-ware environment, Desmond manages services which provide an outstanding combination of power, availability, failover and dependability at an attractive cost/benefit ratio. He's also a pretty good poker player, with illusions of getting on television, so we always have to keep him under close surveillance to avoid losing him to the pro circuit.
Director of Business Development
Larry brings a sales and market culture with over 20 years of experience in defining, designing, developing and implementing product and service solutions He has held positions from sales trainer to executive VP of Sales in public Fortune 500 and private companies. He is an expert in organizational development and recently led the IAPHC, an international trade organization, as it's Chairman.
When Larry is not engaged with customers, he will be riding his motorcycle in the summer and as a Ski Instructor at Lake Tahoe in the winter.
compensation practices consultant, PHR, CCP
Over 15 years of experience in managing compensation design and implementation. His expertise in compensation design has helped bridge the gaps between application delivery and the compensation process for our customers. Chris is responsible for providing business implementation support and compensation consulting.
Production and Development Manager
Over 13 years of technical leadership experience managing large projects for customers across the globe. PMP certified and an expert in the complete SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle), Jaleesh manages the internal projects, development and QA teams and is responsible for documentation, security and personnel training.
Quality Assurance Manager
Ms. Rama brings 15 years of experience in software development, ISO Certification and CMMI process experience to Laserbeam’s team. With deep technical experience in various programming languages and database design, combined with an MBA in Operations Management and an M.A in Economics, Ms. Rama rounds out the broad experience of the offshore management team and has developed an outstanding process for insuring that we get it right the first time, every time.
Larry has been Controller and VP of Finance for mid-sized companies ($25mm to $500mm) in the Bay Area since 1993 and Accounting Manager since graduating from San Diego State in 1987. Larry's responsibilities include financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, 401(k) administration and taxes. Larry's job is to throw water on great ideas for spending money, but we try not to hold that against him.
Production Support, QA and Development Staff
We have developed one of the finest induction and training programs you will find anywhere. We hire and develop our staff to insure success. Every prospective employee has to go through a rigorous evaluation process, which includes taking a test in their specialty. For example, developer candidates have an 8 hour evaluation process which includes writing code on the fly. Every staff member participates in weekend design sessions and is required to complete 40 hours each year of self-guided training that we have developed specific to our business. During the first year, all new employees are apprenticed with an experienced team member and evaluated for their strengths, further development, and cross-training opportunities. We provide an intense, but satisfying work environment with continuous opportunities for growth and development..