Q2E Team

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Mahesh Rao
Founder and mastermind

Armed with his 14 U.S. and international patents, Q2E Founder and CEO Mahesh Rao rides across the hardpan of cyberspace with his dedicated posse, transforming businesses with the proven strategies detailed in his book, “Front Runners.” Mahesh’s passion for helping companies succeed in executing their strategies along the “Design 2 Consumption” lifecycle led to the founding of Q2E.

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GEORGE O'MEARA
CAPTAIN CUSTOMER SUCCESS

George is master of his game and has a singular talent for duplicating his expertise in every member of his team. That expertise is the “secret sauce” that has every customer raving, and he’s NOT afraid to share the recipe. He is an accomplished author and a former Cisco SVP.

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LORI GROB
HEAD OF MARKETING

Lori’s marketing expertise has been honed at companies ranging from international startups to industry leaders such as Sun, HP and Emerson Network Power. She brings to Q2E her belief that in successful companies marketing aligns closely with sales and partners, and that the customer experience and the enablement of the routes to the customer are the keys to success.

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DENIS MARCOUX
Operations Ninja

Denis has gained vast experience leading large projects and driving operations while working with Fujitsu, Boeing, Microsoft and other major customers in a variety of industry sectors. His ability to establish close relationships and collaborate well with our customers makes him an invaluable asset to Q2E.

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DAMAN CHADDA
DEAN OF DEVELOPMENT

Daman has a keen eye for talent and always gives his developers opportunities to prove themselves by taking on challenging projects. He believes in team work and stands by them all through thick and thin. Daman fuels his long exploratory drives with food, culture, and old Bollywood music.

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PRAKHAR SAXENA
ENGINEERING WIZARD

Prakhar is consistently cool under pressure and excels in motivating the team to give their best, whatever obstacles they may face. He works in close coordination with product and engineering teams on both sides of the Atlantic, and never hesitates to share his thoughts. Loves to paint and cook, except when pre-empted by the India team playing cricket.

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ALEX CHANIOTIS
TECHNICAL MAVEN

Alex is our technical Swiss Army Knife—he is able to attack any technical problem using the right tool. He uses his immense experience in solving the most difficult performance and stability problems to keep our cloud environment optimized and trouble free.

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RALPH GERHARDT
CUSTOMER SUCCESS SHERPA

Ralph is a sports enthusiast turned coach. He brings together the unique combination of business acumen and project management expertise, which results in him calling plays that puts points on the board for his customers. Ralph transforms groups of individuals into high performing teams to achieve the ultimate goal: expanding business through the pursuit of flawless execution.

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Pauline Menefee
CUSTOMER SUCCESS SHERPA

Pauline is an avid runner with a passion for exploring the mountain trails throughout Arizona and taking on the challenge of running marathons. She applies this same disciplined and dedicated approach to her craft of creating solutions that are thoroughly planned and expertly created, which makes her customers successful in meeting their business challenges.

Key Advisors & Channel Experts

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DAVE O’CALLAGHAN
CHANNEL SUMMA CUM LAUDE

Dave is an expert in go-to-market strategies and invented Lean Forward, a joint supply chain strategy between manufacturers and distribution. With decades of experience serving in executive roles at Cisco and VMWare, Dave now shares his collected wisdom with students as a professor and with other high tech leaders as a consultant.

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RAULINE OCHS
CHANNEL GURU

Rauline is a peak performer in both her personal and professional life. She likes to compete in triathlons: swimming, biking and running. That competitive spirit has won her multiple industry awards including CRN’s Channel Executive of the Year, Top 50 Channel Executives, Most Influential Women in the Channel and Channel Focus North America Top Speaker.

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DAVE SHOUGH
CODE CZAR

Dave has more than a few secret weapons in his arsenal. He skillfully engineered our platform to suit the needs of all of our customers before moving into an advisor capacity this year. He is a certified scrum master and scrum professional with decades of experience leading large engineering teams, both at IBM and at various startups.