Management Team

The AmberNet Management team consists of software architects and engineers, digital visionaries, and entrepreneurs with a passion to change the economics of IT  in the digital age.  Why? Because change is too hard and too expensive in IT, and the digital age is a golden opportunity to change the game. Enterprises of all sizes have realized that IT cannot be an after thought – IT must become part of their core business strategy. Data is a new type of asset. Many large Corporations and Banks have openly declared that they must transform themselves into Software companies.

How then should IT be done? The AmberNet management team believes that a platform approach to IT is essential to growth and survival in the digital age. Leading industry analysts including Gartner, Forrester and others have all reached the same conclusion – a platform approach to IT is necessary. Having worked together in the past, the AmberNet team pioneered the development of Genesis as a platform that can be used to solve many IT business problems. Their domain expertise in IT & Telecom is leading the vision and growth of AmberNet. Their combined years of industry experience spans across Software Design & Development, Sales & Marketing, Product Management, and Business Development in the IT/Telecom industries.

Shashi “Sash” Purohit

Founder, President & CTO

With 20 years of experience in the IT & Telecom industries in a variety of leadership/management positions, Shashi is a proven software veteran. Shashi was one of the original developers of Architel’s flagship Service Activation software (ASAP), now owned by Oracle and deployed in over 100 Telecommunications companies world wide. Shashi leads Ambernet Technologies Inc. globally, and also drives product strategy/roadmap and software engineering for Genesis – smart technology to simplify Governance & Management of SaaS, Cloud, and IoT for enterprises, agencies, and service providers.

Past companies include Architel Systems, Nortel Networks, and World Wide Packets. Shashi has BS and MS degrees in Physics, Computer Science, and Management (MBA) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, and University of Colorado, Boulder.

  • Shashi “Sash” Purohit
    Shashi “Sash” Purohit
  • Shashi “Sash” Purohit
    Shashi “Sash” Purohit

Shashi “Sash” Purohit

Founder, President & CTO

With 20 years of experience in the IT & Telecom industries in a variety of leadership/management positions, Shashi is a proven software veteran. Shashi was one of the original developers of Architel’s flagship Service Activation software (ASAP), now owned by Oracle and deployed in over 100 Telecommunications companies world wide. Shashi leads Ambernet Technologies Inc. globally, and also drives product strategy/roadmap and software engineering for Genesis – smart technology to simplify Governance & Management of SaaS, Cloud, and IoT for enterprises, agencies, and service providers.

Past companies include Architel Systems, Nortel Networks, and World Wide Packets. Shashi has BS and MS degrees in Physics, Computer Science, and Management (MBA) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, and University of Colorado, Boulder.

  • Dave Schriver
    Dave Schriver

Dave Schriver

Vice President, Professional Services

With over 20 years of IT & Telecom experience in a variety of leadership/management positions within the industry, Dave is a proven veteran of the IT/Telecom Services & software market. Dave’s ability to lead Services organizations is well proven, with his past experience in leading Professional Services as well as Software Development teams with such industry players as Aliant, Architel, Nortel, MetaSolv, and Oracle. As a former Senior Director & Vice President, Dave brings with him a deep understanding of the challenges facing the IT & Telecom industries. Also, Dave’s experience in related fields, such as Partner Management and Sales Support, enable him to bring a broad perspective to Ambernet’s Services business initiatives.

Bharat Chobisa

Vice President & Managing Director, Ambernet Technologies India Pvt. Ltd.

With over 20 years of experience in the Telecommunications & IT industries in a variety of leadership/management positions, Bharat is a proven leader and entrepreneur. Past companies include Oman Fiber Optics in Oman, Sudarshan Telecom in India, and Prismatic Electrical Services, Dubai, UAE. Bharat’s strong technical and business skills were instrumental in driving Primatic’s growth into a world class company providing Security, Automation, SCADA, and Telecommunications solutions. Bharat will lead our India Operations and help drive product sales within the Middle East market. Bharat has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Regional Engineering College (REC), Srinagar, India.

  • Bharat Chobisa
    Bharat Chobisa
  • Bharat Chobisa
    Bharat Chobisa

Bharat Chobisa

Vice President & Managing Director, Ambernet Technologies India Pvt. Ltd.

With over 20 years of experience in the Telecommunications & IT industries in a variety of leadership/management positions, Bharat is a proven leader and entrepreneur. Past companies include Oman Fiber Optics in Oman, Sudarshan Telecom in India, and Prismatic Electrical Services, Dubai, UAE. Bharat’s strong technical and business skills were instrumental in driving Primatic’s growth into a world class company providing Security, Automation, SCADA, and Telecommunications solutions. Bharat will lead our India Operations and help drive product sales within the Middle East market. Bharat has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Regional Engineering College (REC), Srinagar, India.

Advisory Board

Ambernet’s advisory board consists of distinguished members with a proven track record of multiple successful exits in the IT and High Tech industries.

Phillip Thrasher

Managing Partner, NewView Analytics

Phil joins Ambernet’s advisory board as an accomplished leader in the global communication software industry with over twenty-five years executive experience. A successful career of mergers and acquisitions in predominantly a small cap setting highlight strong qualities in value creation along with company operations. He has consistently been called upon to be the change agent in leading company cultural changes along with market approach in his duties as head of sales. Wide ranging engagements with Venture Capital, Private Equity and Investment Banks bring a wealth of knowledge to the current situation. Phil has extensive involvement with board and governance models while advising a diverse group of founders. This combination of vast industry and customer engagements provide a keen understanding of global markets and delivering investor value.

Most recently Phil was a Board Member and executive advisor at MetraTech, which was acquired by Ericsson. Phil also served as an advisor to Conceptwave, which was acquired by Ericsson. Phil is currently President and Managing Partner of Top Shelf Sports and Managing Partner of NewView Analytics.

  • Phil Thrasher
    Phil Thrasher
  • Phil Thrasher
    Phil Thrasher

Phillip Thrasher

Managing Partner, NewView Analytics

Phil joins our advisory board as an accomplished leader in the global communication software industry with over twenty-five years executive experience. A successful career of mergers and acquisitions in predominantly a small cap setting highlight strong qualities in value creation along with company operations. He has consistently been called upon to be the change agent in leading company cultural changes along with market approach in his duties as head of sales. Wide ranging engagements with Venture Capital, Private Equity and Investment Banks bring a wealth of knowledge to the current situation. Phil has extensive involvement with board and governance models while advising a diverse group of founders. This combination of vast industry and customer engagements provide a keen understanding of global markets and delivering investor value.

Most recently Phil was a Board Member and executive advisor at MetraTech, which was acquired by Ericsson. Phil also served as an advisor to Conceptwave, which was acquired by Ericsson. Phil is currently President and Managing Partner of Top Shelf Sports and Managing Partner of NewView Analytics.

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