Ram Gupta has over 25 years of technology strategy and execution expertise. He has worked with companies of all sizes from start-ups to large public companies. Previously, Ram was the President and CEO and later the executive chairman of a startup, Cast Iron Systems. During his tenure, the company became the first and the largest vendor of application integration in the cloud and was later acquired by IBM. Prior to that, Ram was the Executive Vice President at PeopleSoft Inc., responsible for strategy, development, marketing, customer support, alliances and mergers and acquisitions. He led over 6,000 people in 15 different countries and managed a P&L of $1.6 billion. Previously, Ram was the Senior Vice President and General Manager at WebMD Corp, where he was part of the executive team that grew WebMD from a $5 million annual revenue start-up to a public company with a market cap of over $2 billion.
Ram currently serves as a director on the boards of Progress Software (PRGS), FusionOps, Unmetric, Simplilearn, Aryaka and haptik. Ram has served as director on the boards of various public and private technology companies like S1 Corporation (SONE, acquired), Platform Computing (acquired), CastIron Systems (acquired), Persistent Systems (IPO: PRST), Yodle (IPO:YDLE), Accruent Inc (Acquired), Knova Software (acquired), Plateau Systems (acquired) and Geek Net(IPO: GKNT).
Ram holds several patents in the U.S. and was awarded the Smithsonian Computer World “Search for the Heroes” Award for the year 2000 for his work on healthcare integration platform at WebMD. He holds an MS degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a BS degree in Electronics Engineering from BITS Pilani, India.