Our Leadership Team

Charles Gerth

CEO

Charles has spent his career partnering with large corporations and software startups ensuring they leverage technology investments to gain real business advantages.  Becoming fascinated with the potential offered by advances in Data Science, Charles co-founded Science4Data in 2017.  Prior to focusing on Science4Data full time, Charles held the position of GM of CoreValue Solutions a provider of  SalesForce, Mobile and data rich service solutions for healthcare and SAAS organizations.  Prior to CoreValue, Charles has held leadership and advisory positions in a number of consulting organizations including  Waterloo Data & OpenSCG, an open source, big data consulting company, where he was responsible for developing sales and marketing programs in addition to leading a number of larger consulting engagements. Prior to OpenSCG, Charles served on the executive leadership team of Alliance Global Services and led their go to market services team.   Charles has also served as Fusion Technologies COO, building a world class global technology consultancy that delivered internet media, e-commerce and trading solutions for technology, information and financial services organizations. Charles holds a BSEE with a computer focus from New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Ray Garcia

Founder

Entrepreneur with over twenty years of global experience in creating business value with innovative information technology products. Serving as executive management within start-up ventures and large global corporations, focusing on the development and delivery of complex commercial software products to international clients.

Start-up venture consulting, conducted 30+ technology audit assessments of software product companies as part of investment and acquisition diligence for various investors and corporations. Six acquisitions were initiated as a result of the assessments. Participated in post assessment activities by producing detailed business plans, including the restructuring of the companies and re-architecture of its software products, then executing the plans as an interim CTO.

Co-founded Smart Systems Technology, a company that delivered contactless proximity payment and loyalty applications to large retail environments (sports stadiums). Secured venture capital funding, organized the team, developed and delivered the products to market, and finally sold the company.

Co-founded Zonebee after managing a team of researchers within a major university to generate intellectual property which was spun-out to the commercial entity. The research was in self-directed learning using internet resources and how to detect consumer purchase intent and buying decision.

Biren Sasmal

Partner

Biren is a techno-commercial professional and strategist with 25+ years of experience, who built robust and dedicated client relationships and partnerships. Executive with an entrepreneurial spirit who has proven experience of – handling large delivery units, technology team building leadership and coaching, technology solution sales and marketing leadership, executive relationship management, technology value connector, software product and services solution creation, big data solutions, IoT, cloud -AWS -Azure, Managed services, due diligence of technology innovations.

Biren held several positions in companies like Tandem (HP), CSC (DXC), Alliance, and AFL (BT) and managed delivery, complex global engagements, and client relationships at CxO levels across North America, Middle East, and Asia. He is an expert in architecture designing, planning, implementing hardware and software systems in both large-scale infrastructures as well as in individual applications for business needs. Before science4data, Biren held the position of Managing director of Subah, a Tech startup focusing on IT products & services, including mBanking, revenue monitoring, and IT infrastructure & cloud services.