Leadership Team

We have come from different areas of expertise, united in promoting a safe digital world for all. It never occurred to us that it wouldn’t be possible, so we work on it every day, all day. We like it and we thrive on it. But most of all, we are committed to protecting what’s important to you – ensuring that your data remains yours and only yours.

Rajesh K. Parthasarathy

Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer

“Every enterprise application – be it with late twentieth-century roots or a modern application – has risk and vulnerability built in. There is no circumventing the security risk because almost every organization in the world depends on these applications for mission-critical operations. We have to solve these security risks. At MENTIS, all we think about is the risk, and our one and only focus is to defeat it. In today’s world, our customers need us to be that way.”

Experience

MENTIS’ founder straddles the world of business and technology. Rajesh began his career as a Big Four auditor and then moved on to be a lead consultant for ERP implementation at Fortune 100 companies. During these implementations, he was very concerned with the lack of controls and easy access to sensitive data and then designed security solutions to start addressing this challenge.

In 2004, Rajesh founded MENTIS to launch what had become a unique vision: an information security platform that looked at data-rich ERPs from a risk perspective, building deep intelligence about data, code, and user access, into a fully integrated platform that could adapt to current and future risks that were bound to arise in a data-centric world. Named by Yale University as a “Rising Star” in their inaugural assessment of security industry leaders, he has built MENTIS into the thought leader in its market.

Rajesh is the design authority and chief architect of the MENTIS platform. His passion to solve data security challenges for enterprises is undiminished and he is at the forefront, leading MENTIS technology platform innovation problem solving with customers, partners, and his own out-of-the-box insights.

Paula Capps

Chief Operating Officer

“We pride ourselves on making our processes easy and transparent to our stakeholders. We have an environment that values excellence, and not just in our products, but in every aspect of how we work.”

Experience

Paula joined MENTIS immediately after the company was founded, bringing more than 25 years of experience in administration and business management to creating the framework for MENTIS to operate from.

With a strong background in entrepreneurial and business ventures, she has built on operational and management experience earned through long stints at leading consulting and Fortune 500 firms. Among these are the Boston Consulting Group, APM, and Computer Sciences Corporation’s Healthcare Group.

As a Chief operating officer, she is responsible for all operations, finance, and accounting, and legal. She is at the vanguard in holding to our ideals.

Padma Vemuri

Vice President of Development

“It has been very challenging and exciting to build an industry-leading platform for data and application security in MENTIS. It is great to see how the platform can scale and adapt to diverse challenges spanning legacy and modern applications. There is still much to do and we are very excited about the product roadmap and the technology development that lies ahead of us.”

Experience

As the Vice President of Development for MENTIS, Padma actively provides leadership to the development team to facilitate innovative product development and roll-out. She coordinates the activities of the development and support teams to accomplish both system and business objectives. She also plans and executes staff development activities and training.

Padma comes from a background in design and application software development. She has several years of experience with the complete software development lifecycle. Prior to working with MENTIS, she worked as a programmer and developer in the brokerage, financial, and telecom industries.

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Robert B. Peck

Chief Financial Officer

“As a financial officer, I know what the impact of a data breach is on a company’s bottom line. And it’s not just immediate costs, but the financial hit that a loss of confidence in your brand can do. My role at MENTIS is not just internal, influencing our own strategic growth, but to also provide the kinds of insights I’ve gleaned over my career to help anticipate and think about what matters to our customers”

Experience

Bob is the acting Chief Financial Officer of MENTIS Software, providing financial planning, budgeting, and analysis support to the President & CEO, the Chief Operating Officer, and the Executive Director. Bob is currently Senior Vice President and Controller of a production company; a role he has held since March 2008.

Bob brings more than 20 years of experience to MENTIS, having held progressively senior accounting and controllership positions in various organizations including Insight Communications Company, Inc., PRIMEDIA Inc., Pinnacor, Inc., and CSC Healthcare Inc. Bob had also spent five years in public accounting at Goldstein Golub Kessler & Company, P.C.