Rasesh Patel came to Apptegy with unmatched experience developing software engineering teams. Prior to becoming Apptegy’s Chief Technology Officer, Rasesh spent 24 years at Acxiom Corporation, where he started as a software engineer and rose through the ranks to senior director of product engineering.
Rasesh has a reputation for being the “Fixer.” Much of his work at Acxiom involved consulting with engineering teams to increase velocity and ship projects more quickly. At Apptegy, he’s built the engineering organization from 15 to nearly 100 engineers. His leadership has not only allowed the ed-tech company’s technical team to spread across geographies, but also expand their products.
Keith Jordan, a long-term colleague of Rasesh’s, described him as a strong counter-balance for most technical leaders, “Rasesh considers the engineer first, and the work second. He’s always been focused on building relationships across his teams.”
Rasesh enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife, Rekha, and his children, Ankush and Ayesha.
The C-Suite: That place where most of us strive to be when we launch a career. Referring to the cluster of top-level executive positions within most companies — chief executive officer (CEO), chief operating officer (COO), chief financial officer (CFO) and chief information officer (CIO) — the C-Suite entails hard work, high stress and long hours. But the rewards can be substantial.
AMP asked readers to tell us who their favorite C-Suite executives were. Their titles may not precisely reflect “CEO” or any of the others, but their roles do. This isn’t a “best of” or a “top executives” list; but it’s a way to recognize many of those business executives in Arkansas whose hard work makes The Natural State a great place to live and work.
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