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Company Background

The People-ontheGo concept was envisioned in early 2000, initially as a result of informal discussions with colleagues on the topic of productivity in the new "digital" age. Several insights were gained and the magnitude of the challenges surrounding e-mail and its impact on corporate productivity were recognized. This process was transformed into a comprehensive and structured research that included surveys, interviews, and focus groups, with individuals and teams from leading Silicon Valley organizations. Today the People-OntheGo network of associates provide a broad range of training, coaching, consulting, and technical services and continue to pioneer the work in e-mail efficiency and effectiveness as well as the concept of total organization.

Management Team

Pierre Khawand

Founder and principal of People-OntheGo, has more than fifteen years of experience in the software industry. Pierre has founded several companies including a financial software company in 1987 (Computer Trends, Inc.), an e-CRM company in 1995 (Imparto Software Corporation), raised several multi-million dollar funding rounds, and completed two successful acquisitions. In the last few years, Pierre's interest centered around bridging the gap between technology and people. He founded People-OntheGo to help corporate users manage e-mail and digital communication tools more effectively, and Digital-OntheGo to help organizations take full advantage of the new advances in digital video and web distribution, both part of the OntheGo Technologies L.L.C. Pierre holds a Master's degree in Engineering from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan), and has completed several Executive Education programs at the Stanford Graduate School of Management (Stanford, California).

Hitesh Merchant

CIO of People-OntheGo, Hitesh has over 18 years of experience in all aspects of operating a software application development business. Prior to joining and co-founding Xceleris, Hitesh was a founding team member and Director of Application Development of eSilicon Corporation, a fabless ASIC vendor, where he developed their eBusiness infrastructure. Prior to eSilicon, Hitesh was Vice President of Professional Services, Vice President of Operations and Finance at Imparto Software Corporation an eCRM software company, acquired by Primus Knowledge Solutions. Hitesh started his software career by founding a software development company in India where he implemented software projects in the areas of ERP, SCM, SFA, CRM and Engineering applications. Hitesh holds a Master's degree in Computers and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Rick Colosimo

Legal and Strategic Counsel of People-OntheGo, Rick Colosimo is also a managing director of ThoughtStorm Strategic Capital LLC, a boutique investment bank specializing in strategic financial transactions for emerging growth and distressed companies. He sits on the boards of StoryCorps Productions, a nonprofit dedicated to telling the stories of charities through digital video, and Casahl Technology, Inc., a leading provider of software for collaborative application integration, extension, and migration. At TEN (The Enterprise Network), he serves as volunteer Staff Counsel while he maintains a boutique corporate law practice focused on start-ups and emerging growth companies. He is a former US Army Infantry officer and a lawyer admitted to practice in New York and California. While serving in the Army, he graduated from Officer Candidate School and Ranger School. He later practiced law in New York City and Silicon Valley, where his practice included start-ups, venture financing, and mergers and acquisitions. He earned his law degree at Cornell Law School and is a graduate of Allegheny College, where he serves on the Alumni Council. He can be reached at rick@thoughtstorm.com.

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