Dr. Gauri Naik

Chief Executive Officer

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Dr. Gauri Naik

Chief Executive Officer

Gauri is a biotechnologist with an extensive commercial research and entrepreneurial background. She has extensive experience working in the genetics, cytology, microbiology, molecular biology, medical imaging and bioinformatics fields.

Before founding Optra Systems Inc., she was the founder and principal scientist at BioImagene Inc., a Silicon Valley based digital pathology company which was acquired by Roche Diagnostics.

Gauri was selected as a young scientist for various research programs in biotechnology and microbiology internationally. She has 11 U.S. patents published to her credit. She has published many research papers in international journals and has participated as a speaker in many international conferences. She is on the editorial and advisory boards of many prestigious journals and forums, including the Journal of Applied & Translational Genomics and the International Organization for Rare Genetic Disorders. Gauri was also awarded with the prestigious “Woman Entrepreneur Award" by the government of India.

At Optra, Gauri is responsible for enriching the domain knowledge of her companies, as well as involved in the strategic planning and business development activities.

Abhi Gholap

Executive Chairman

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Abhi Gholap

Executive Chairman

Peter Boler

VP and General Manager, iPhronesis

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Peter Boler

VP and General Manager, iPhronesis

Peter is the Vice President and General Manager of the iPhronesis business at Optra Health, responsible for sales, business development, customer relationships, strategic planning, and partnerships.

Peter has more than 25 years of international business experience in multiple high tech markets. During his career, Peter has held numerous senior roles ranging from operations, strategy, general management and consulting in the Life Sciences, Healthcare and Technology markets.

Prior to joining Optra Health, Peter ran his own consulting business focused on expanding services opportunities for manufacturers of tools used in Life Science and Healthcare research; Led the Life Sciences and Healthcare business for Persistent Systems Inc.; Drove the global expansion of Environmental Resource Associates (a Waters Company); and led numerous businesses for Waters Corporation, a scientific tool manufacturer.

Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from California Lutheran University and a Master’s in Business Administration.

Dr. Ashwin Kotwaliwale

Product Manager - Knowledge Automation

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Dr. Ashwin Kotwaliwale

Product Manager - Knowledge Automation

Dr. Ashwin Kotwaliwale MD, PhD, has more than 15 years of experience in the biomedical informatics field. Originally trained as a medical doctor and then transitioned into bioinformatics, Dr. Kotwaliwale has great passion for developing software solutions for the healthcare and life sciences industry. He is deeply involved in technology and the domain side to accurately identify business requirements and provide innovative solutions.

Dr. Kotwaliwale’s research experience has empowered him to look at a problem from a domain focus and then provide an engineering implementation across domain boundaries. He has worked in genomics from the early days of arrays to advanced technologies such as next gen sequencing.

Recently Dr. Kotwaliwale has been involved in cutting edge software applications such as Big Data analytics from both the technology and domain application focused sides. He enjoys coding as well and has experience managing development teams and frontend customer interactions.

Nitin Sharma

Delivery Manager

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Nitin Sharma

Delivery Manager

Nitin is responsible for building and managing delivery teams while setting-up best practices to deliver quality and timely services. Being a certified technology specialist and management graduate, he works in technology as interest and management by habit. With his experience of over 13 years, he helps in making decision in Solution Architecture, Enterprise Engineering and project management with Data Analytics in the space of healthcare and life sciences. He comes with the experience awarded by British Council in the space of automation of curation.

He holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Computer Science, along with Masters in Management.