President and CEO
More than three decades ago, Raj converted his in-depth knowledge of industry practices and trade regulations into OCR Services Inc. Since then, he’s leveraged his capabilities to establish global standards for software, web-based application tools, and information databases for international trade compliance.
Today, Fortune 500 companies worldwide rely on his innovations, like the Export Automation Software Essentials (EASE™) suite of products. OCR’s strategic vision was inspired by Raj’s work with the U.S. Departments of Commerce, State, and Treasury - where he consulted on the integration of software solutions for the global trading community. Raj holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Science from the State University of New York, and a Masters in Business Administration from the George Washington University.
Vice President of Operations and General Counsel
In 2000, Rakesh joined forces with OCR Services, Inc. as the Director of Business Development. He’s a seasoned player in software engineering management, client support, remote-site development, operations, business development, and sales teams.
Rakesh launched his career twenty years ago at ABB Impell Corporation where he gained valuable expertise in quality assurance as well as consulting on projects worth over a million dollars. At MSC Software, he led the launch of MSC.NASTRAN, the benchmark engineering analysis software for the Aerospace and Auto sectors. Anticipating industry trends, he managed remote site development teams in Taiwan and India, as well as a distributed computing program funded by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
Rakesh holds a Masters degree and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and has co-authored several papers in his field. He is also a licensed attorney at law in California.
Director of Trade Compliance IT Systems
Thomas Mathew has over 22 Years of managerial and technical expertise designing enterprise web based and client server applications. At OCR he is responsible for development of new trade compliance products and services including trade license and regulatory modules, works closely with customers and development teams for business requirements, system development and client delivery.
Prior to joining OCR, Thomas was the Chief technologist at Trade Compass Inc based in Washington DC, a global trade, export compliance and logistics business with major investment from FedEx Trade Networks. Under his leadership, Trade Compass delivered multiple software products for Global Trade and International Resource Center of Fedex.com and worked extensively with Fortune 500 Managers, onsite and off-shore software teams in the development of core products.
Thomas holds a Bachelors degree of Engineering in Computer Science from Bangalore University and holds multiple professional management certificates including IIMA and the Rubber Board.
Chief Financial Officer
Having achieved more than 19 years of experience with various business portfolios, Vijay joined OCR Services in 2003. As the chief of Accounting, Finance, Admin, and Human Resources, Vijay plays a critical part in OCR’s operations.
Since joining, he has attained a number of important milestones. In particular, he has been instrumental in developing financial streams, facilitating cost control and increasing the efficiency of company cash flow. Vijay plays a key role in the OCR Leadership Team, and is an accomplished gold medalist and rank holder.