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Management Team

OAT has been setting the standard in RFID for nearly a decade and has
assembled the industry's most respected team of experts. OAT's
world-class management team has extensive experience in Auto-ID,
enterprise software, and supply chain solutions.

Prasad Putta
Vice President and General Manager

As Vice President and General Manager, Prasad Putta is responsible for leading OATSystems, a division of Checkpoint Systems.

A co-founder of OAT, Prasad was instrumental in establishing the company’s initial vision, recruiting the management team in support of that vision, developing key strategic partnerships, and serving in a leadership role in growing the company to over 100 customers worldwide and a dominant position in the RFID industry.

Prior to co-founding OAT in 2001, Prasad started Auripay, a company that provided secure, flexible e-commerce payment solutions. Auripay was sold to Cyota in 2001. Previously, he worked at i2 Technologies, innovating and implementing supply chain solutions.

Prasad holds a masters degree in mechanical engineering from MIT, and an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras.

Peg Kastner
Vice President of Client Services

Peg Kastner is responsible for leading OATSystems’ professional services team in implementing solutions that deliver solid business benefit for customers.

Peg has over 15 years’ experience in leadership roles in professional services and consulting services organizations in growing enterprise technology companies. Prior to joining OATSystems, she was responsible for service planning at Kronos, the leading provider of workforce management solutions. In this role, she led the organization responsible for developing and executing plans to expand the Service organization into new products and services, and for improving the overall efficiency, effectiveness and expertise of the service organization.

Prior to Kronos, Peg led the professional services organization at TempoSoft, a provider of retail scheduling solutions, where she was responsible for building the US presence and professional services operations. Before joining TempoSoft, Peg led the professional services organization at Interlynx Technologies, a leading provider of web- and voice-based human resource applications serving the Fortune 500, where she led the services organization transformation from custom solutions to product-based implementations. Peg also spent ten years with CGI Information Systems and Management Consultants, a large Canadian IT consulting organization, where she held various technical and management positions.

Peg holds an MBA from Babson College, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Vermont.

Sridhar Ramachandran
Vice President of Engineering

Sridhar Ramachandran leads the Engineering team and plays a key role in architecting and developing solutions based on the company’s technology. A co-founder of OATSystems, Sridhar developed the company’s foundation technology and initial architecture upon which the company’s industry-leading solutions are built.

Prior to co-founding OAT, Sridhar co-founded Auripay, a company that provided secure, flexible e-commerce payment solutions. Auripay was sold to Cyota in 2001. He also spent several years working at MIT on the design and development of a DNS-based global object tracking service, and building Savant, the open source systems at the heart of the Auto-ID Center's EPC network.

Sridhar received his masters in computer science from MIT, and holds an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras.

Dr. Sanjay Sarma
Technology Advisor

Professor Sarma is credited with defining and developing many of the standards and technologies that form the foundation of the commercial RFID industry. He is a frequent industry speaker and serves on the Board of Governors of EPCGlobal, the worldwide standards body he helped create. Sanjay is also an associate professor of mechanical engineering at MIT. In 1999, he co-founded MIT's Auto-ID Center and has served as its Chairman of Research.

Professor Sarma was appointed a MacVicar Faculty Fellowship for excellence in undergraduate teaching at MIT. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the Cecil and Ida Green Career Development Chair at MIT, the Ferry Award, the Den Hartog Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Keenan Award for innovations in undergraduate education, the New England Business and Technology Award, the Boston Business Journal Top 40 Executive under 40 Award and was selected to Business Week's ' 25 Innovators' list. He has over 50 publications in computational geometry, virtual reality, manufacturing, CAD, RFID, security and embedded computing.

Professor Sarma received a Bachelors degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, a Masters degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.

Alan Sherman
Director of Marketing

Alan Sherman is responsible for leading OATSystems’ marketing team and for representing OAT on Checkpoint Systems’ Global Marketing Council.

He has more than 15 years of experience, most recently having served as Vice President of Marketing for IntelliVid Corporation, a provider of video analytics solutions for retail loss prevention, acquired by Tyco International (NYSE: TYC; BSX: TYC). Prior to that, he led Product Marketing at Metatomix, an enterprise software company providing semantic integration applications for multiple data sources.

He has also held senior marketing positions with technology companies in speech recognition, electronic displays, and e-commerce. Earlier in his career, Alan was a management consultant with a firm that provides consulting services in marketing, strategy, and business development to technology-focused companies.

Alan holds an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College and a BA with honors from the University of Rochester.