ABOUT

SIKKA SOFTWARE


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, audiology, vets, optometry, chiropractic, orthodontic and oral surgery.

Sikka Software now has 35,000 practice installations and 120 million patients on its platform. Sikka Software API and cloud platform connects to 96% of 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.

OUR VISION


Optimizing the business of healthcare with connectivity, applications and insights.

OUR MISSION


To be the platform that transforms global retail healthcare.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

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VIJAY SIKKA
Founder and CEO

Vijay Sikka is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sikka Software Corporation. He has worked in Artificial Intelligence and decision systems beginning with his Masters in Syracuse and Ph.D work at Stanford (incomplete) and added more than 25 years of experience with large scale projects at Intel Corporation, Sikka Software, National Institutes of Health, Glaxo Smith Kline, Roche and UCSF affiliates. In 1996, Vijay founded IBrain Software, Inc. that used to compete with Informatica 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. Vijay holds an M.S. degree from Syracuse University New York, pursued graduate studies in neurosciences at Stanford University, 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 is available on Amazon Kindle edition.


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JASPRIT SANDHU
Vice President, Finance

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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RORY BYRNE
General Manager Fintech

Rory has over 20 years experience in enterprise software sales, payments strategy, and business development, and leads Sikka’s FinTech business. Prior to joining Sikka, Rory was EVP of Business Development at Billtrust, where he was responsible for B2B payments strategy, strategic partnerships, and M&A. Rory brings expertise from a variety of executive and leadership roles in sales, marketing, and business development including Visa, Yahoo!, Hyperion, and Kofax. Rory is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin, and qualified as a Barrister-at-Law in Ireland. He also holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, California.


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LEWIS GOLDMAN
Insurance Business Consultant

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 Lead Consultant

Gerry leads Insights Business at Sikka Software Corporation. He has spent 20+ years as 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 is the Founder and Managing Partner of Percepta Partners, a strategic consultancy focused on the information business; has also been a member of several Boards.


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DON APGAR
Director of API and Marketplace Sales

Don is a seasoned sales and business development executive with many years of leadership experience in API, platform integration in fintech and electronic transaction processing. In addition to leading solutions teams for both enterprise and SMB markets with industry leaders such as First Data, Citigroup and Bank of America, Don has also held senior management and advisory roles with several start-up ventures and regional ISOs.


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RYAN LAWSON
Optimizer Business Leader

Ryan Lawson has over 20 years of management level business development, operations, value creation and customer success experience all within the healthcare sector. Prior to joining Sikka, Ryan serviced as the Director of Value Creation for a large dental industry DSO. Ryan possesses a deep understanding of how to create lasting value within the group dental space. He previously held leadership positions in both the wound care and pharmacy services space. During his free time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife, Nancy, and son, Noah enjoying the outdoors and participating in sports.


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SALLY TAKEMOTO
Vice President of Human Resources

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 and Director of Information Technology

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.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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VIJAY SIKKA
Founder and CEO

Vijay Sikka is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sikka Software Corporation. He has worked in Artificial Intelligence and decision systems beginning with his Masters in Syracuse and Ph.D work at Stanford (incomplete) and added more than 25 years of experience with large scale projects at Intel Corporation, Sikka Software, National Institutes of Health, Glaxo Smith Kline, Roche and UCSF affiliates. In 1996, Vijay founded IBrain Software, Inc. that used to compete with Informatica 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. Vijay holds an M.S. degree from Syracuse University New York, pursued graduate studies in neurosciences at Stanford University, 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 is available on Amazon Kindle edition.


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MARK FERNANDES
Managing Director Sierra Ventures

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

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

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
former CEO of Infosys and executive board member of SAP

Dr. Vishal Sikka served as the Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Infosys. Featured among the top 50 CEOs in Glassdoor’s annual employees, Choice Awards for highest rated CEOs in 2015. Dr. Sikka was a member of the Executive Board of SAP AG, leading all products and technologies, and driving innovation globally. In his 12 years at SAP, Dr. Sikka was instrumental in defining the company’s technology and product strategy and architecture. He is credited with creating the breakthrough in-memory data platform, SAP HANA. He accelerated SAP’s development processes, bringing about a deep focus on design and user experience, transforming the company’s innovation culture, expanding engagement with startups and venture investing, and leading product incubation and co-creation with customers. He is also the creator of the concept of ‘timeless software’, which articulates the principles for the renewal of products without disruption to customer environments. He is especially known for his championship of technology as an amplifier of human potential, and his passion for applying software in purposeful ways to address some of the biggest global challenges.