Jay Sunny Bajaj, DMI’s Chairman and CEO, founded DMI in 2002 with the vision to create a global leader in innovative, next-generation technology solutions. Sunny has since led DMI from a humble startup to become the expansive, worldwide organization it is today, with hundreds of clients and thousands of employees.
Sunny was born and raised in the technology industry, where both of his parents independently built successful IT services businesses. Sunny learned the IT services business from the ground up, even starting in the proverbial mailroom when he was 13. Before beginning his career at DMI, he worked at e-business pioneers, AppNet and CommerceOne, as well as Goldman Sachs.
As Founder and CEO, Sunny is a proven leader and committed to helping clients around the globe achieve high performance in digital business. In his 20-year career, Sunny has repeatedly been recognized as an award-winning culture builder and Smart100 CEO winner, an exclusive group of 100 top-performing and highly respected CEOs in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region.
Over the past 18 years and through a half-dozen acquisitions, Sunny has successfully built a respected, fast-growth business that is pioneering digital, mobile-first transformation for government agencies and commercial enterprises around the world. DMI has received numerous awards for both rapid growth and corporate excellence, including being named a 10-time winner on the Inc 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America, GovCon Government Contractor of the Year, and Washington Post Top Work Place three of the past four years. Notably, DMI owes its uniquely bold and energetic culture to Sunny’s passion for the business and commitment to his customers and employees.
Sunny holds a BA in Economics from the University of Maryland with relevant coursework at the London School of Economics. Since 2016, he has served on the Board of Advisors to the University’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Dr. Ken Bajaj is the President for DMI. He joined the company in 2009 and helped lead its transformation into becoming a global business and the largest pure-play provider of mobility services to commercial and government enterprises worldwide. Ken brings a longstanding track-record of introducing transformational services and solutions to market.
Prior to joining DMI, Ken founded and was the Chief Executive Officer of DigitalNet, Inc. (NASDAQ: DNET), a pioneer in providing cybersecurity solutions to the U.S. Government. DigitalNet was a portfolio company of GTCR, LLP a leading private equity firm and purchased by BAE Systems in 2004.
Prior to DigitalNet, Ken founded and was the Chief Executive Officer of AppNet Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: APNT). AppNet was one of the first integrated e-business services companies, founded in 1997. It grew to become the fourth largest interactive media services company in the U.S. after just 3 years receiving recognition from Advertising Age and Internet World for being one of the most successful companies of its type at the time. AppNet was a portfolio company of GTCR, LLP and purchased by CommerceOne in 2000.
Prior to AppNet, Ken was the President of I-Net a early leader in providing large-scale performance based outsourcing solutions to commercial and government businesses. He led the company’s growth and development in partnership with Goldman Sachs, Inc. I-Net was purchased by Wang Laboratories in 1996 and ultimately became the foundation of the $1 billion North American operations of Getronics NV.
Prior to I-Net, Ken was one of the founders of Perot Systems. Prior to Perot Systems, he was a senior executive at Electronic Data Systems and was responsible for the company’s largest outsourcing contract with the U.S. Government as well as introducing the nation’s first factory automation program in the automotive industry to General Motors.
Ken received a Ph.D. in Systems Science from Michigan State University and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto.
As DMI’s Chief Financial Officer, Michael Altshuler is responsible for leading financial operations, including financial planning and analysis, operational and financial accounting and compliance, as well as treasury and risk management. Mike also works closely with the executive leadership team to set the company’s strategic financial direction and shape the finance organization to support the company’s business goals.
Prior to joining DMI, Mike served as Vice President and Global Controller of Algeco Scotsman, a leading global business services provider focused on modular space, secure portable storage solutions, and remote workforce accommodation management. At Algeco, Mike leveraged his capital markets background to help Algeco navigate through several capital transactions in both the public and private markets. Prior to Algeco, Mike served as Chief Financial Officer for Sallyport Global, Controller for ASRC Federal, and an executive with Ernst & Young LLP.
Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bucknell University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Scott Deutschman is DMI’s Corporate Development Officer. He is responsible for DMI’s global corporate growth initiatives including strategy, mergers and acquisitions and strategic ventures and alliances. He joined DMI in 2009 and previously led the development of DMI’s Federal Civilian Government practice.
Prior to joining DMI, Scott was Vice President of SystemsNet, Incorporated, a portfolio company of GTCR, LLC a leading private equity firm. He joined in 2004 and was responsible for the Mergers and Acquisitions due diligence activities of the firm.
Prior to SystemsNet, Scott was Vice President at DigitalNet, Inc., a GTCR portfolio company. He was responsible for turning around and developing the company’s business at several major agencies within the Department of Defense.
Prior to DigitalNet, Scott was a Partner in the Communications and High Technology practice of Accenture, LLP. He specialized in the mobility sector working with Fortune 500 clients including Nextel Communications, American Mobile Satellite Corporation, BellSouth Mobility, and MCI Telecommunications’ mobility business.
Scott received his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1989.
John Welch is DMI’s Chief Legal Officer and an Executive Vice President. He oversees DMI’s global legal and regulatory compliance teams and serves as a member of DMI’s executive management team. As the head of DMI’s Legal Department, he is the principal counsel to DMI’s senior management and Board of Directors. His responsibilities include legal strategy, corporate governance, M&A, securities, contracts, regulatory compliance, litigation, and IP and employment law.
John has more than three decades of experience representing clients in sectors including high tech, IT, financial services, real estate, aerospace and defense, telecommunications and energy, while based in Washington, D.C., London, Los Angeles and Florida. Prior to joining DMI, John served as a Managing Director and principal of a boutique investment firm where he oversaw and managed capital raising and related investment banking services. He was also a partner in global law firms where his practice focused on structuring and negotiating complex international transactions ranging from financing to M&A and joint ventures, for both publicly traded and private domestic and foreign clients. In addition, John previously served as an Executive Vice President and General Counsel of a telecommunications firm, where he led the company’s legal and governmental affairs, risk management and contracts administration groups.
John currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Diplomacy Center Foundation, a non-profit foundation that is partnering with the U.S. Department of State to create the United States Diplomacy Center. Also, he has provided pro bono legal services to the congressionally chartered World War One Centennial Commission, the U.S. Foundation for the Commemoration of the World Wars and other organizations.
John is a member of the California and District of Columbia bars. He has been recognized in various publications, including Chambers USA and Washington SmartCEO, as a leading corporate lawyer.
Mr. Welch graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School where he served as a member of the Board of Editors of The Harvard Law Review.
Michael S. Deittrick is the Chief Digital and Marketing Officer at DMI. A thought leader in digital enterprise transformation and business outcome enablement strategies, he is responsible for enterprise solution development and digital strategy globally. Michael focuses on the “why” of technology to derive greater business outcomes for our customers and our investments.
Michael’s thought leadership insight is both refreshing and familiar due to his breadth of background in leveraging technology synergies across global business practices and the resulting influence on consumer engagement, social influence, cultural impact and digital disruption catalysts required to meet the demands of the 21st century company.
With over 25 years of experience in business transformation leveraging technology as an enabler, Michael has been at the core of several strategic initiatives and solutions that revolutionized the way companies conduct and adopt new business models and technology practices that result in value and growth.
He is the original GenX media geek, starting his early career focused on consumer media and technology convergence strategies in the mid- to late-1990s with the MIT Media Lab and GM Cyberworks (IPG-Campbell-Ewald).
Erik Goetschi serves as Chief Administrative Officer for DMI and is responsible for supervising and managing Contracts, Procurement, Human Resources and Facilities. Erik brings more than 25 years of experience in federal procurement and commercial business services.
Prior to joining DMI, Erik served as Vice President of Contracts and Procurement for Phacil, Inc. and for MorganFranklin Consulting. Previously, he served as Contracts segment lead for the civilian and health care sectors at BearingPoint. Erik also held director positions with QuadraMed and GTSI, in addition to senior contract management positions with EDS, Motient Communications, Wang Laboratories and I-Net. Erik received a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Radford University.
Molly is the Vice President of Global Employee Resources and Talent Acquisition for DMI which is committed to reigning as a top workplace. She leads a team invested in and accountable for talent acquisition compliance, professional development, workplace culture and total rewards as the company continues to guide enterprises toward digital transformation. Molly is responsible for DMI’s human resources strategy and services globally, which includes Learning and Leadership Development; Inclusion and Diversity; Total Rewards; Employee Engagement; and cultivating DMI’s Culture.
As a human resources and talent acquisition professional with over 15 years of experience, Molly arrived at DMI after managing human resources and the office for a local law firm. Prior to that, she acted as the Human Resources Director with a major food industry company as well as managed the office. Molly’s experience includes the reorganization of Human Resources departments to include expansion of job duties and full life cycle recruiting, developing and revising human resources policies and procedures, executing payroll, employee engagement efforts, performance management as well as facilities management.
Molly has been with DMI since 2011 when she was hired as a Human Resources Manager responsible for enhancing and developing processes in DMI’s growing Human Resources department. As her career progressed within DMI, she now acts as a Global HR Senior Partner across DMI and trusted strategic partner and coach. Her main initiatives include talent management, M&A diligence and integration, performance management, compensation and total rewards, and organization development.
John Blackburn is working to help DMI clients become Digital Leaders in their industry and markets. With extensive experience in strategy, consulting and technology, John is driving new digital initiatives for DMI and our clients. His deep industry experience in Retail, Travel, Hospitality and Consumer Goods enhances DMI’s strength in these industries and also brings these consumer insights to other industries striving to engage consumers more effectively.
Prior to joining DMI, John served as the EVP of Digital Commerce at Zensar Technologies, a digital solutions and technology services company where he focused on tier one Commerce, Order Management and Digital Transformation. John served as Global Vice President and General Manager of Consumer, Retail, Travel and Transportation for CSC, where his efforts established CSC’s presence in these industries and brought the analytics, supply chain, digital transformation, cloud and eCommerce business to these clients. He also was responsible for North America Consulting at CSC prior to joining Zensar. In 2015, John left a 14-year long career at IBM (previously PwC Consulting) where he moved from Associate Partner to Industry Vice President and held positions in multiple business units with Strategy through Delivery functions and led teams in the US, China, South America and Europe prior to leaving for CSC.
John holds an ME from University of Virginia, as well as a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Providence College.
Gregg Gallant leads DMI’s Transformation Group’s overall strategic direction, delivering innovative technology solutions to numerous Fortune 500 clients, and creating enterprise-level digital transformation solutions ranging from data analytics, Agile application development, UX design, CRM, and mobile workforce productivity platforms. An experienced executive leader, Gregg has extensive expertise in translating business goals and challenges into strategic technology solutions.
Prior to joining DMI, Gregg served as Director of Operations at NISYS, Group Director at Software Synergy, and Director of Strategic Initiatives, Building Commissioner, and Mayor’s Fellow during the Steve Goldsmith administration for the City of Indianapolis.
Gregg holds a BA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.
Tony Garcia has over 21 years of experience providing mission critical service delivery to transformational IT programs in the government sector.
Tony is responsible for the management and delivery of comprehensive solutions in IT Service Management, Mobility, Agile Software Development, Cloud Computing Services, Business Intelligence, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and Cybersecurity.
Prior to joining DMI, Tony held numerous senior leadership positions at companies such as Lockheed Martin and Janus Research Group where he focused on the application of ITIL-based Service Strategy, Delivery and Operations for large, enterprise engineering and operational environments such as the Pentagon; the application of human-in-the-loop Command and Control systems for autonomous robotic and sensor systems; and tactical edge network communication systems. His previous clients include the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Pentagon Joint Service Provider (JSP), U.S. Army Information Technology Agency (USAITA), Program Manager, Warfighter Information Network – Tactical (PM WIN-T) and the Joint Program Executive Office, Joint Tactical Radio System (JPEO JTRS).
Tony holds an MBA in Information Systems Management from Keller Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from George Mason University. He is also an ITIL certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and an HDI Certified Support Center Manager (HDI-SCM). In 2014, he was recognized by Lockheed Martin and the Career Communications Group’s Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) as a Modern Day Technology Leader.
Marc Irish leads DMI’s Commerce Group, where he is responsible for advising clients on omnichannel business strategy and delivering solutions that enable major retailers to accelerate business growth through omnichannel customer engagement. He brings over 25 years of high tech sales, marketing and professional services leadership to DMI.
Marc is one of the founding members of KnowledgePath, a leading ecommerce consultancy, which was acquired by DMI in January 2014. Before founding Knowledge Path, Marc spent more than five years establishing the business innovations and professional services practice during ATG’s hyper-growth period. He was responsible for selling and delivering both full-lifecycle solutions for clients such as John Hancock, EMC, Merrill Lynch, J.Crew and IHG, to name a few.
Since that time, Marc managed a successful professional services turnaround and held senior positions in two Internet-based startups focused on driving new ecommerce and loyalty business models. Prior to ATG, Marc worked for IBM. Marc holds an MBA from Boston College and a BSME degree from Clarkson University.
Thotakura Kishore is the business unit head for DMI’s IT Transformation Services. An innovative, growth and results-driven executive with 26 years of IT industry experience, Kishore – as he’s known – has spent the past 20 years of his career, progressively increasing leadership role building and managing cross functional global delivery teams in Canada, Europe, Asia, and the U.S. He has dedicatedly served customers across Automotive, Public Sector, Finance and Insurance, Commercial, and Healthcare industries.
Jay Lodge is responsible for operational execution of programs and executive client interaction. He brings over 25 years of measured success in the commercial and federal information technology industry. Jay has an extensive portfolio of delivering programs focused on digital technology strategy, mobile services, enterprise application development using Agile, digital cloud transformation, operations management, business intelligence and analytics, and business management.
Prior to joining DMI, Jay worked at Accenture Federal Services (AFS) heading digital technology transformation initiatives for large civilian agencies. He also led the implementation of digital technologies for a series of high profile events including three recent Super Bowls.
For over 20 years, Allison has been leading and growing successful relationships with brands and their customers. In doing this, she has also built talented teams to conceptualize and advance award-winning ideas. Her experience runs from mentoring CX innovation programs, and overseeing the development of applications to guiding digital marketing through online media and mobile experiences. She understands that the key to staying modern and relevant in what we do lies in the seamless integration of strategic, creative, technological and executional excellence. Allison stewards her team in creating an energizing agency environment that encourages exploring new opportunities and challenges the status quo to drive real business outcomes for our clients.
Most recently, Allison led the North American Client Services Team at DMI, with a portfolio including Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies, Campbell’s Soup Company, Metropolitan Airport Authority (MWAA) and Hyundai Capital America. Before she came to DMI, Allison led campaigns and strategies for several leading agencies, including Arnold Worldwide, Merkley + Partners, Y&R and Grey. She developed creative programs for many Fortune 500 and other iconic brands such as The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Mercedes-Benz, Kraft Foods and Xerox.
Allison graduated from Bowdoin College with a double major in Art History and Government. Allison lives in Bethesda with her husband and son.
DJ provides guidance and customer insights while retaining loyal and satisfied customers in today’s mobile-connected world. He possesses extensive industry experience in mobile lifecycle management, mobile strategy, help desk, telecom expense management, procurement and MDM management. DJ helps build strong reputable relationships to develop robust mobile programs for customers that drive business results to enhance and grow their mobile eco-system and user experience.
Upon joining DMI, DJ brought with him an extensive background of Information Technology, operations management, mobility management, managed services, systems administration, and project management experience. His customer-focused approach has brought customers new insights on how they manage their mobile programs today.
Praveen Pahwa provides and leads the customer experience transformation division for DMI’s Commerce Group. As the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Pragiti, an eCommerce solutions company acquired by DMI in 2019, Praveen developed a stellar reputation delivering innovative, efficient and strategic results to global brands. Under his leadership, Pragiti grew exponentially year after year and emerged as a leader in redefining how eCommerce implementations are delivered, and client’s brand value can be unleashed.
Praveen has nearly three decades of experience delivering solutions for international brands. Prior to founding Pragiti, as Vice President, Multi Channel Retailing for SkillNet, Praveen built and managed a business unit helping retailers engage with their customers across different channels. Prior to SkillNet, Praveen had a very successful decade long career in different leadership roles and across business units, regions and solution lines with Microland Limited.
Praveen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Mathematics from BITS, Pilani, India. Praveen is an avid reader, a music buff, an intrepid traveler and a self-taught wine enthusiast and loves to experiment with food to hone his amateur cooking skills.
Niraj serves as the head of DMI’s AI & Analytics Group where he is responsible for business growth, strategy, practice building and global delivery. He is a business executive with a successful track record of uncovering a corporation’s hidden value through innovative solutions to increase market share and profitability. His successful plans have included strategies to address organic growth, in-organic growth through acquisitions, carve-outs, emerging technology solutions and exit strategies.
Prior to joining DMI, Niraj was the CIO of IBM’s Lending Platforms and an executive member of the innovative IBM Mortgage Team, specializing in delivering Watson, cognitive machine learning solutions, the cloud, big data, blockchain and evidence-based decisioning the lending industry.
Recognized as an award-winning innovator and viewed as one of the leading technologists of his generation, Niraj serves on numerous boards and panels, speaks at industry conferences and has been published in Fortune and numerous commercial real estate and finance and technology publications.
Niraj has a B.B.A. in Finance and a M.I.S. from Temple University.
Shaji Joseph is an Executive Vice President and responsible for DMI’s Bids & Proposals (B&P) and Strategy. Shaji is a technology executive and thought leader with more than 25 years of experience in Strategy, Digital Transformation, Operations, and Bids & Proposals. He is responsible for crafting innovative and compelling business transformation solutions using emerging technologies to bring organic growth for DMI in the Federal, State & Local, and Commercial sectors. Shaji joined DMI in 2009 and initially led the operations for the Enterprise Solutions Division that spearheaded the digital transformation of several Federal and Commercial organizations. Before joining DMI, he held management positions in Information Technology for various Fortune 500 and startup firms.
Shaji received his M.S. in Computer Science with honors from The Johns Hopkins University.