ESQ’s Leadership Team

Paul Sandhu

Founder & CEO

Paul is a visionary and product innovator in the enterprise software industry for more than 30 years. As the founder of ESQ, he has provided the technology leadership and strategic directions for the development of ESQ’s pioneering enterprise manageability products which are deployed by leading global banks, retailers, service providers and manufacturing companies to ensure 24×7 operations of their mission critical infrastructures and customer service channels. Paul is responsible for overall company operations and long term strategic directions.

Paul drives the company’s strong commitment to its core values, which includes innovation, customer delight, employee development and cultivating a strong partner ecosystem.

Harish Bhat

President & Chief Operating Officer

Harish has over 25 year’s experience in the global technology and IT services industry in diverse roles including sales, product management, global strategic alliances and running global business units. His prior experiences include working in senior leadership roles with leading multi-national corporations like NCR Corporation, Tandem Computer Systems, Digital Equipment Corporation, Patni Computer Systems Inc. and Aditya Birla Minacs.

Harish leads the company’s global sales and marketing operations, go-to-market programs and provides leadership for the company’s strategic growth initiatives.

Shridhar Venkatraman

Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer, Shridhar is responsible for guiding product strategy and road-maps, product engineering and providing leadership for the company’s R&D teams.
Shridhar has over 28 years in the software industry with varied global experience covering technology, product development, sales support, alliance management, customer support, consulting, systems integration, and, creating & building software ventures; His international exposure includes servicing clients in USA, Europe, Asia Pacific & India.

He spent over 13 years in the US at Tandem Computers Inc. (acquired by HP) where he lead large teams in delivering technology & solution architecture to Fortune 500 clients in their mission critical enterprise applications. His industry experience covers payments, capital markets and retail.

Joseph Haggarty

Chief Financial Officer

Joe has primary responsibility for overseeing all of the company’s finance operations, legal organization, benefits administration and compliance.

He has over two decades of operational and financial management experience in emerging growth companies. Joe also brings expertise in talent acquisition and retention, contracts management and strategic sourcing. In ESQ he was also involved in helping to grow a robust professional services practice around the Remedy Suite of Application Software.

Vipin Khosla

Director-Business Operations

Vipin has primary responsibility for growing our business in the Asia Pacific & Middle East market segments and managing our relationships with strategic channel partners in the region. He has played a key role in establishing ESQ as a leading provider of banking solutions in these market segments. Vipin also provides program management leadership for our client engagements in the region.

Vipin brings over 20 years of management expertise and is also a certified PMP.

Maria Luisa Mendoza

Director-Business Development, Latin America

Maria has primary responsibility for growing our business in the Latin America Markets. She has built strategic long term relationships with several key customers in the BFSI and retail market segments in Latin America for ESQ. Maria also manages our strategic channel partners in the region.

Maria has an MBA from Universidad Anahuac del Sur in Mexico.