Astreya’s unique and constantly evolving blend of IT managed services, automation and software solutions has been powering some of the world’s leading technology companies since 2001.

About Astreya

Based in San Jose, California, Astreya has a vast and growing network of talented, highly motivated IT professionals whose sole purpose is to foster the rapid growth of the companies they serve by making the relationship between people and technology as smooth and frictionless as it can possibly be. 


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Leadership

Our executive team has a proven record of leadership across the technology and managed services continuum.

Executive Team

Andrea Bendzick

President

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Salman Rashid

Chief Financial Officer

Executive Team

Ani Patwardhan

Chief Operating Officer

Executive Team

Chuck Eggert

Chief Revenue Officer

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Eric Solis

SVP, Global Operations

Executive Team

Nav Makol

SVP & GM, Strategic Account Management

Executive Team

Jay Preston

SVP and GM, Software

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Rob Pfeifle

SVP, Services Innovation

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Balaji Krishna

EVP, Digital & Engineering Services

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Michelle Richard

VP, Global Human Resources

Andrea Bendzick

President

"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear."  - Mark Twain

Salman Rashid

Chief Financial Officer

Salman joins Astreya as Chief Financial Officer with over 25 years of finance and consulting experience. He is committed to helping organizations grow exponentially, resolving complex issues, aligning stakeholder objectives, and implementing strategic business initiatives. He is responsible for the company's global finance and IT organizations including financial planning & analysis, reporting, accounting, tax, internal audit, mergers, and acquisitions.

Ani Patwardhan

Chief Operating Officer

Ani joins Astreya with over 20 years of operating and consulting experience. He is a customer-centric, well-rounded senior executive with a track record of accelerating operational and financial outcomes. Ani is responsible for the company’s Client Delivery, Solutions, and Global Operations teams consisting of 2000+ professionals worldwide.

Chuck Eggert

Chief Revenue Officer

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

Eric Solis

SVP, Global Operations

“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.”
Warren Buffett

Nav Makol

SVP & GM, Strategic Account Management

"Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. And great things are not accidental, but must certainly be willed." - Vincent van Gogh

Jay Preston

SVP and GM, Software

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney

Rob Pfeifle

SVP, Services Innovation

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." - Albert Einstein

Balaji Krishna

EVP, Digital & Engineering Services

Balaji is the Executive Vice President & Global Head of Next Gen Engineering at Astreya. He is a growth evangelist and innovation vanguard having expertise in stimulating transformational growth for large IT brands & amplifying value-driven business outcomes for end clients. He brings more than 20 years of business success with a rich and diversified experience range across a wide spectrum of organizational functions such as delivery management, customer relationship management, practice development and P&L management. He has a deep passion towards envisioning and developing disruptive products, solutions and services & creating market demand leveraging next-generation technologies such as AI/ML, Hyper-automation, Advanced Data Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud-Infrastructure, Augmented & Virtual reality (AR/VR) to name a few. Over the past few years, he has been instrumental in the co-creation and implementation of advanced technology and business solutions for various industry segments.

In his last role as Vice President & Global Client Partner at Infogain Corporation, he was responsible for establishing & enhancing customer relationships alongside global delivery and P&L for strategic & large accounts. Before joining Infogain, he made a remarkable impact in the strategic growth journey of Infosys especially in the Retail, CPG and Banking sector helping customers in their respective digital transformation journeys and played a vital role in establishing strategic practice delivery centers to support the agile global delivery models.

Balaji holds a Bachelor’s degree in Technology from prestigious Anna University, Chennai, India.

Michelle Richard

VP, Global Human Resources

Michelle joins Astreya as VP of Global Human Resources with over 20 years of Human Resources (HR) and Legal experience. Her responsibilities include leading Astreya's HR Business Partner, Talent Management, and Benefits teams.

Board of Directors

Astreya’s Board of Directors brings diverse experience from both the private and public sectors to our organization.

Board of Directors

Patrick Pohlen

Board Member

Board of Directors

Murtaza Moochhala

Board Member

Board of Directors

Jim Milde

Board Member

Patrick Pohlen

Board Member

Mr. Pohlen is Chief Financial Officer of MNTN, the leader in providing advertising technology for connected TV. He oversees finance, account financial planning and analysis, treasury, internal audit, tax, legal and regulatory compliance, corporate development, and investor relations.

He is a seasoned veteran of the technology industry having spent 30 years working in a variety of roles.

Murtaza Moochhala

Board Member

Murtaza Moochhala is Founder and Managing Partner of MSZ Capital, LLC and Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Global Synergy Acquisition Corp. He brings 30 years of experience as a private equity investor, C-level executive, investment banker and board member. He has focused on the Technology Enabled Services sector for over two decades and has invested in and has been a board member of several business process outsourcing and IT Services companies. He has worked at Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, and Salomon Brothers. He received a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Jim Milde

Board Member

Jim Milde brings with him 30 years of experience in business strategy, customer operations, and information technology. Jim’s experience ranges from being the President of NTT Data Services’ Financial and Insurance, CIO of Sony, Pepsi Bottling Group, PepsiCo and Penguin Random House and a technology leader at Accenture. He currently serves as an advisory board member for venture capital & private equity companies.