WHO WE ARE


SIKKA IS HELPING TO RETHINK THE IMPORTANT
RETAIL HEALTHCARE MARKET
Sikka Software is helping to rethink the important retail healthcare market using an award-winning single API cloud platform with Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics. Sort of like Stripe in payments and Twilio in communications, Sikka is focusing on non-physician practices in dentistry, vets, optometry, chiropractic, orthodontic and oral surgery.

Sikka Software now has 35,000 practice installations and 120 million patients on its platform. The Sikka API Platform connects to 96% of the retail healthcare market and all practice management systems and financial systems practices use. There are 50 apps built by suppliers (many of them Fortune 500) on Sikka platform and 4 apps that Sikka has built on its own. The company vision is to become a global, real-time, platform that connects and empowers the patients, providers and suppliers. The total services spend in this market is more than $260B per year. Sikka ONE API won the Best Health API Award for 2019 from API World.
Optimizing the business of healthcare with connectivity, applications and insights.
To be the platform that transforms global retail healthcare.

MEET OUR

EXECUTIVE TEAM


We are a group of passionate individuals who strive to transform the retail healthcare word and are committed to creating an environment of innovation and collaboration.

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VIJAY SIKKA
FOUNDER & CEO
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Vijay Sikka is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sikka Software Corporation. Under his leadership, Sikka Software has grown from a start-up to have over 35,000 practice installations and 120m patients on its platform for healthcare on the demand side and over 50 companies which have built applications on the supply side. Prior to Sikka Software, Vijay has worked in Artificial Intelligence and decision systems for more than 25 years of experience with large scale projects at Intel Corporation, National Institutes of Health, Glaxo Smith Kline, Roche and UCSF affiliates. In 1996, Vijay founded IBrain Software, Inc. that used to compete with Informatica, Hyperion and Cognos and served as its CEO until its acquisition in 1998 by Entigen Corporation, a healthcare information company that later became part of Roche. After that Vijay co-founded Bodha.com that was acquired by Peregrine Systems/Remedy that later became part of BMC Software. Vijay holds an M.S. degree in EE and AI from Syracuse University, New York, pursued doctoral studies in neurosciences at Stanford University (incomplete Ph.D), and is a Registered Continuing Education Provider in California. He is a frequent speaker at big data, AI, healthcare, technology and quality meetings. Vijay’s book on Maximizing ROI on Software Development was published by Taylor and Francis International and earns him a proud royalty check every few months.

Vijay was invited keynote speaker at the Digital Health World Conferences in 2019 and 2020, AI Global Forum 2020 and Biohacking Congress in London in 2020. He has published and presented in many artificial intelligence and neural network meetings and conferences including International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, SPIE, IEEE, AAAI and CHMT and the precursor of NeurIPS.

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JASPRIT SANDHU
VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE
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Jasprit has over 20 years of experience building global teams, leading capital raising, driving growth and finance operations from inception through IPO, as well as leading financial and strategic exits. Prior to joining Sikka, Jasprit served as VP of Finance at Emergent Technology Holdings, an international block-chain FinTech focused on payments from emerging countries using a proprietary gold backed digital token, where he was responsible for building up the international finance and tax organization. Jasprit was a VP of Finance at Redbubble Inc., a global online art / consumer products marketplace, where he led the team from inception through an IPO. Prior to Redbubble, Jasprit served in various financial leadership roles in the Silicon Valley. He is a California CPA, who began in career at Ernst and Young and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Jasprit graduated from the Haas School of Business from the University of California at Berkeley.

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ELENA CARROLL
FINTECH BUSINESS LEADER
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Elena Carroll is a leading strategic, product and operational executive within the FinTech and Big Data industries. Prior to working with Sikka, Elena held several executive leadership roles at Mastercard, where she made significant contributions in growing its data business, launching commercial payments products, and driving digital transformation of its go-to-market operating model across international markets. Elena received her BBA in Marketing from University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA in Marketing & General Management from New York University’s Stern School of Business. She also completed the Business Marketing Strategy program at Kellogg Executive Education.

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LEWIS GOLDMAN
INSURANCE BUSINESS LEADER
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Lewis Goldman has over 20 years of experience in insurance and financial services, leveraging data for disruptive innovation across a variety of products and services, and is leading Sikka Software’s Insurance business. Before working with Sikka, Lewis served as executive of LendKey Technologies, a FinTech company. Prior to LendKey, Lewis worked for several years in insurance, including as head of marketing and product for Global Life Distribution and the MetLife direct to consumer life insurance business. He brings a track record of success nurturing and scaling businesses through marketing, new products, new channels of distribution, partnerships, and cross-sell at companies where he worked including Citigroup, LinkedIn, 1800flowers.com, Amazon, New York Life, and several FinTech and InsurTech startups. Lewis currently teaches marketing at St. Johns University, and is a graduate of Harvard University and Columbia Business School.

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GERRY MINTZ
INSIGHTS BUSINESS LEADER
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Gerry Mintz leads the Sikka Insights data business. He has spent 20+ years as a strategic business leader and advisor in the financial software and information business. He has grown global businesses ranging in size from $10M to $600M. Gerry served previously as CEO of PerTrac, President of Gartner Executive Programs, EVP and Global Head of Enterprise Information Systems at Reuters and CEO of FAME. He has also been a strategic advisor to a number of information and software companies and a member of several Boards.

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JENNIFER SCARBERRY
ANIMAL HEALTH BUSINESS LEADER
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Jennifer Scarberry has enjoyed an expansive career in the Animal Health market for over 25 years. She started in sales at the age of 20, and has progressed in her roles and responsibilities to include CEO & Founder, Director of Sales, National Sales Trainer and Regional Manager. She founded AAAExecutives, which assists organizations entering the Animal Health market while developing and executing go-to-market (GTM) strategies. Jennifer’s experience in Animal Health has a span that reaches across Pet Food, Pharma, Distribution, Diagnostics, Home Delivery, Flea/Tick, Private Label, OTC, E-Commerce, Data/SaaS, and so much more. Her expertise is highly prized and she has worked with a large number of organizations to help them successfully launch their North American business. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys playing golf with her partner Todd, as well as tending her garden, trying out a new recipe, watching college basketball, and she loves to travel to explore new places.

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SALLY TAKEMOTO
VICE PRESIDENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
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Sally Takemoto has worked as VP of Human Resources for Network General Corporation and Proxim, Inc. and held management positions at Vitalink Communications Corporation and NCR. She holds a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Santa Clara University. She has extensive HR and Facilities management experience for companies of 1,000 employees in over 20 countries.

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ROGER TELEGAN
PRIVACY OFFICER & DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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For over 10 years, Roger has worked as the Director of Information Technology and Privacy Officer at Sikka Software. Prior to this, he worked in a busy dental office in Central California and at AT&T in Data Network and Networking Security. Roger has strong domain and cloud infrastructure experience as well as a deep understanding of data security and HIPAA compliance.

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JEFF PICKETT
ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT, GROWTH MARKETING
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Jeff Pickett is equally passionate about storytelling and data analysis, making him the consummate modern marketer. He has worked across highly regulated industries for over a decade – in environmental services as Director of Marketing for ACTenviro and asset management for Oaktree – and is an advisor to the two-sided marketplace SaaS startups EVmatch and Bevv. Previously, Jeff was employed in the entertainment industry, and, as a filmmaker, screened his work in festivals across the globe, from Rotterdam to Austin to Warsaw to Khanty-Mansiysk, Siberia. Born and raised in Portland, OR, Jeff earned his undergraduate degree (with honors) from Yale, an MFA in film production from USC, and, most recently, an MBA at Wharton's San Francisco campus, earning the rank of Palmer Scholar. Jeff is a devoted husband and father of three, a California resident for over 20 years and a lover of art, cycling, tennis and cuisine, all of which can be enjoyed in abundance in the Golden State.

MEET OUR

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


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VIJAY SIKKA
FOUNDER & CEO,
SIKKA SOFTWARE
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Vijay Sikka is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sikka Software Corporation. Under his leadership, Sikka Software has grown from a start-up to have over 35,000 practice installations and 120m patients on its platform for healthcare on the demand side and over 50 companies which have built applications on the supply side. Prior to Sikka Software, Vijay has worked in Artificial Intelligence and decision systems for more than 25 years of experience with large scale projects at Intel Corporation, National Institutes of Health, Glaxo Smith Kline, Roche and UCSF affiliates. In 1996, Vijay founded IBrain Software, Inc. that used to compete with Informatica, Hyperion and Cognos and served as its CEO until its acquisition in 1998 by Entigen Corporation, a healthcare information company that later became part of Roche. After that Vijay co-founded Bodha.com that was acquired by Peregrine Systems/Remedy that later became part of BMC Software. Vijay holds an M.S. degree in EE and AI from Syracuse University, New York, pursued doctoral studies in neurosciences at Stanford University (incomplete Ph.D), and is a Registered Continuing Education Provider in California. He is a frequent speaker at big data, AI, healthcare, technology and quality meetings. Vijay’s book on Maximizing ROI on Software Development was published by Taylor and Francis International and earns him a proud royalty check every few months.

Vijay was invited keynote speaker at the Digital Health World Conferences in 2019 and 2020, AI Global Forum 2020 and Biohacking Congress in London in 2020. He has published and presented in many artificial intelligence and neural network meetings and conferences including International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, SPIE, IEEE, AAAI and CHMT and the precursor of NeurIPS.

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MARK FERNANDES
MANAGING DIRECTOR,
SIERRA VENTURES
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Mark Fernandes is a Managing Director at Sierra Ventures, a leading early stage Silicon Valley venture capital firm. He joined Sierra in 2002 and focuses primarily on the software sector. Some of his prior investments include Sourcefire (IPO; M&A – Cisco $2.7B), Ooyala (M&A – Telstra) Frontbridge and Opalis (M&A – Microsoft) and DynamicOps (M&A – VMware). Mark began his career as part of the founding team of a display company, followed by product roles at Seagate and Cisco. After his MBA, he was a research analyst covering the software sector at Robertson Stephens and Merrill Lynch. Mark holds a BS from Mangalore University (India), a MS from UC Berkeley, and a MBA from Harvard University.

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LOKESH SIKARIA
MANAGING DIRECTOR,
MONETA VENTURES
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Lokesh is the Managing Director at Moneta Ventures, a Sacramento, CA-based venture capital firm investing in early stage technology and healthcare businesses. Prior to starting Moneta Ventures, Lokesh was the Founder and CEO of Sparta Consulting, a global IT consulting firm focused on providing SAP technology solutions and services for corporations specializing in automotive, high tech, manufacturing and energy & utilities. Sparta grew to over $100M in revenue in just five short years and was acquired by KPIT Cummins.

Prior to starting Sparta, Lokesh served as the Chief Operating Officer at Rapidigm, Inc. and managed more than $250M in annual revenue. While at Rapidigm, Lokesh was responsible for cultivating their SAP business into one of the ten largest SAP consulting practices in the nation. Rapidigm was acquired by Fujitsu in 2006. Lokesh began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in San Francisco after graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in electrical engineering and computer science.

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STEVEN YECIES
VENTURE PARTNER,
ORBIMED
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Steven Yecies is a Venture Partner with OrbiMed and currently sits on the boards of TigerText and Practice Fusion. Mr. Yecies brings over 20 years of experience as an investor, consultant, entrepreneur and senior manager in the healthcare information technology and healthcare services sectors. Prior to joining OrbiMed, he founded and ran Chronic Health Capital and served on the Boards of Dicom Grid, Hi Touch Health, San Mateo County Health Foundation and served as an advisor to several integrated health systems. Mr. Yecies founded and operated the global health and wellness business at Scient (Nasdaq: SCNT) where he built several first generation e-health businesses. Mr. Yecies holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, a J.D. from U.C. Berkeley Law School and received his A.B. in Government from Dartmouth College.

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VISHAL SIKKA
FOUNDER AND CEO,
VIANAI SYSTEMS
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Dr. Vishal Sikka, founder and CEO of Vianai Systems, has explored, experimented and developed AI over the past three decades. His executive experience in leading large enterprises (as former CEO and Managing Director of Infosys and former Executive Board Member at SAP) and working with Fortune 500 companies, coupled with his PhD in AI from Stanford University, make him one of the world’s leading experts on AI and the future of work. Dr. Sikka’s advice is sought by many – serving on Oracle’s Board of Directors, the Supervisory Board of BMW and on the advisory council of Stanford’s Human Centered AI initiative and among his Vianai systems startup colleagues and customers. Dr. Sikka has looked back on the past 10 years and has predictions about the opportunities and challenges in the next 10 years.