The Leadership Team

Our leadership team has years of experience and the vision to make things happen. Our board and advisors are Silicon Valley veterans, industry experts and hall of famers. Learn more here.

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Suresh Katta
Founder and CEO

Suresh founded Saama Technologies in 1997, well before the collective global corporate conscience was aware of the extraordinary opportunities – and significant challenges – inherent in “big data.”

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Sagar Anisingaraju
Chief Strategy Officer

As Chief Strategy Officer, Sagar drives the concepts, business models, and development, of Saama's innovative analytics solutions. His passion is to help pharma companies find their own version of Moore's Law to operationalize clinical data and accelerate drug development.

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Simon Ho
Chief Financial Officer

Simon has two decades of financial and leadership experience with technology companies in Silicon Valley, including CellMax Life, Digital Chocolate, OpenWave, Intel, Sun, and McAfee. Simon is responsible for all fiscal aspects of Saama’s global operations.

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Rajeev Dadia
Chief Client Care Officer and Chief Technology Officer

Rajeev has 24 years of successive experience in leadership roles at Saama. As Saama's Chief Client Care Officer, Rajeev leads the Client Care and Delivery arms of the organization.

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Ken Massey, Pharm.D.
Chief Life Sciences Officer

As Chief Life Sciences Officer, Dr. Massey is responsible for driving market leadership for Saama’s award-winning life sciences data analytics solutions. Dr. Massey oversees pre-Phase 1 through Phase 3-plus clinical development.

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Amit Gulwadi
Senior Vice President, Clinical Innovations

Amit is responsible for discovering and introducing emerging concepts across the clinical research value chain. He executes Saama’s clinical analytics innovation roadmap to improve the life sciences industry’s existing clinical analytics ecosystem.

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Karim Damji
Senior Vice President, Marketing


Karim plays a pivotal role in helping Saama realize its audacious goal of enabling pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to accelerate the development of life-saving and life-altering therapies.

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Murali Krishnam
Senior Vice President, Ecosystem Innovations

Murali is responsible for bringing value across drug lifecycle for biopharmaceuticals through patient-centric data analytics solutions, joint innovation, and transformative business models with the broader ecosystem.

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Joe Ehrline
Vice President, Sales


Joe is the Vice President of Sales at Saama Technologies, responsible for Saama's commercial development in the Life Sciences industry.

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Vasant Shetty
Vice President, Corporate Strategic Transformation and Execution

Vasant has 16+ years of experience in operations, marketing, and supporting technology solutions in the business intelligence and data analytics space in India and in North America.

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Board of Directors

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Founder and CEO
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Kenneth L. Coleman
Chairman
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Board Member
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Board Member
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Ajit Shetty, Ph.D.
Board Member
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James M. Karis Life Sciences Adviser

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Distinguished Business Advisors

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Opinder Bawa

Opinder Bawa
Life Sciences Advisor
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Mehdi Benchoufi, Ph.D.
Clinical Advisor
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Stephen Cunningham, M.D.
Clinical Advisor
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Rebecca D. Kush, Ph.D.
Clinical Advisor
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John J. Fox
Clinical Advisor
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Scot Harper, Ph.D.

Scot Harper, Ph.D.
Clinical Advisor
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Christine Poon
Life Sciences Advisor
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John Hinshaw
Technology Advisor
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Makarand Jawadekar, Ph.D.
Life Sciences Advisor
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Jay Kaminski
Clinical Advisor
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Jonathan Zung, Ph.D.
Clinical Advisor
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