Our Advisory Board

Leading with integrity, innovation, stewardship & service excellence. 

Sonasoft Advisory Board

Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, San Jose, California, the Sonasoft management team includes over 200+ years of combined experience with high technology with B2B companies that focus on data preservation, compliance, business continuity, and most recently artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).

Romi Randhawa

Business Strategy and OEM Agreements

Romi Randhawa has more than 25 years of high technology management experience. In January 2018, Romi launched EPODIUM, a VAR who specializes in Global Fulfillment and Cyber Security.

Romi joined Cyber Inc., in May of 2017, as the Chief Strategy Officer. In this role, Randhawa is responsible for leading the company’s overall strategy, including launching products and solutions with various strategic Channel partners, as well as, managing OEM relationships worldwide.

In 1994, Romi founded HPM Networks. At that time, the company was focused on providing services and solutions for mid-market customers in the commercial and enterprise markets.

Under Romi’s leadership, HPM had tremendous revenue growth, ultimately adding hardware enterprise solutions from various OEM’s to its suite of products and services. While HPM held a strong footprint in Northern California, it also provided services to clients across other regions within North America.
Over the years, HPM established valuable partnerships with HP and other well recognized global OEMs. Romi was instrumental in developing and driving these strategic relationships. Romi served as president of the HP SMB council from 2010 to 2012, providing strategic leadership and vision for various joint go-to-market strategies in emerging markets.

In February of 2014, HPM became a wholly owned subsidiary of CANCOM. After the successful merger, Romi stayed on as CEO of the newly formed company, focusing on integral system integration, while leading the company’s strategy as a key cloud transformation partner for its customers.

Prior to establishing HPM, Romi spent four years as a sales executive with MicroAge Computers.

Romi also served four years in active duty in the U.S. Marines Corps, specializing in data analysis.

Hal Faden

eDiscovery Technology

Hal Faden has been Member of Advisory Board at Sonasoft Corp. since August, 2018. Hal Faden is one of those rare professionals that has mastered both the theoretical and practical applications of an eDiscovery implementation. With over 20 years of eDiscovery experience, Hal knows how to address the different stakeholders, which include corporate legal, IT, and records management, and address their issues and gain their trust. Hal recently concluded a successful three-year, multimillion-dollar eDiscovery implementation for the corporate legal department for one of California’s oldest and largest quasi-state agencies.

Ramesh Kumar


Ramesh Kumar is a Silicon Valley Executive with a Technology and Business track record; He is currently the President of Vishan Consulting and advises on Product Strategy, Go to Market Strategy, Business Development and Revenue Generation matters. Prior to founding Vishan Consulting, for eight years, Ramesh held Senior Management roles at VERITAS Software and Symantec Corp, led Product Delivery, E-Business, Engineering, Product Management and License Technology efforts and executed on new revenue creation strategies. Prior to that Ramesh was with Sun Microsystems leading workstation product engineering, technology and vendor management.

Hans van Rietschote


For the last 10 years Hans van Rietschote worked at Symantec (before that VERITAS) where he was the senior director of the Technology Scouting Group in the office of the CTO. In that role he scouted out and analyzed thousands of technology companies that were at the leading edge of innovation in areas such as Storage, Security, System Management and Virtualization. Hans also identified and continues to monitor the top ten technology trends that will have a serious impact on the software industry in the next 3-5 years.

Ashok K. Mannava


Ashok K. Mannava is an attorney specializing in intellectual property. Ashok is a co-founder of the intellectual property law firm of Mannava & Kang, P.C where he advises clients with respect to a variety of patent and trademark issues. Ashok’s practice includes patent procurement for electrical and computer-related technologies, client counseling and management of patent portfolios for small to mid-size clients, and M&A and pre-litigation counseling for patent matters.

Mahesh Kumar Jain


Mahesh Kumar Jain is the Co-founder and Chairman of the Integra Group. Mahesh founded the parent company of the group, Integra Micro Systems, in 1982, and has been its CEO since the beginning. He is the leading architect and guiding force behind the Integra Group, given his good perception of the application and trends of technology.

Garrett Rajkovich


Garret Rajkovich has over 20 years of experience in commercial development and investment. He is the Owner and Chief Executive Officer of a commercial real estate company in the heart of Silicon Valley. He is very active in the High Tech industry and has invested in a number of startup companies. Garrett holds a Bachelors Degree from Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo.

Don Richards


Don Richard has enjoyed a successful management career spanning five decades. His principal focus has been high-tech entrepreneurial businesses. Since the mid-eighties as CFO/Executive Vice President, Don has spearheaded business turn-around and merger for three firms whose principal business has included mainframe software, embedded computers, and electronic contract assembly.

Mr. Richard has held senior management positions in several Silicon Valley firms including Altatron, Inc., Commodore International Ltd., American Microsystems Inc., and Standard Microsystems Corporation (founder).

Hari Kesavan


Hari is a seasoned serial entrepreneur and technology executive with over 20 years experience in the technology industry.

Prior to Sonasoft, Hari was Senior Vice President at NTT DoCoMo’s subsidiaries in the United States. Hari has founded two successful technology companies over the last 12 years. Hari was the Founder, CEO & CTO of Percipia, Inc in Columbus, Ohio and InterContinental Software Solutions in the United States and India. Percipia was a pioneer in launching the first IP Telephony solution from Cisco to the hospitality market globally. Hari grew Percipia from a small technology startup to a publicly traded company with market capitalization of over US$100M.

Jim Gilmer


Jim has contributed to the creative application of technology to solve business problems throughout his professional experience. Jim was a co-founder and early acting CFO of G2Planet, Inc., an innovative provider of technology solutions that help enterprises obtain maximum value from hosting and attending events. Prior to that Jim led Navigation Technologies Corporation in pioneering the use of digital map data in mobile and web based applications. These efforts sparked the current smart phone and internet road navigation products that are in popular use today. In 25 years with IBM, Jim held a variety of sales and marketing management positions in the US and Asia.