At AkkenCloud, our mission is to provide technology that will simplify running a staffing and recruiting agency.


Giridhar Akkineni
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Architect

Giridhar Akkineni is both a staffing industry entrepreneur and veteran. Before founding AkkenCloud in 2002, Akkineni owned interWorldnet, an IT staffing firm based in Connecticut. Prior to interWorldnet, Akkineni owned businesses in the information technology, transport, manufacturing, and retail industries. As the Chief Architect of the AkkenCloud platform, he has been relentless in his pursuit of innovation, building the staffing and recruiting industry’s only true all in one, enterprise SaaS system. He holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, CT. He lives in Nashua, NH with his wife and two children and is an avid fan of Formula 1 Racing.

Giridhar Akkineni Contributed To:

Matt Gallagher
Executive VP of Sales

Matt Gallagher has a proven track record for bringing together staffing firms and technology solutions for over 20 Years. Matt has worked with companies such as VCG (BOND/e-Recruit), TempWorks Software and Avionte Software for 10 yrs. His years of working in the staffing industry translate into an understanding of the unique operational pains that staffing firms face. Matt’s passion for building relationships compliment his incredible talent for consulting with staffing professionals to bring them technologies and solutions that will alleviate inefficiencies and maximize profit. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interpersonal Communications/Sales/Marketing from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH. Matt lives in Woodstock, GA with his wife and kids and enjoys boating and the outdoors.

Prakash Nagabhanu
Vice President Engineering

Prakash Nagabhanu has more than two decades of experience in software development, information technology, and engineering management. Prakash joined AkkenCloud over ten years ago from Videojet, a Danaher company. As a technology expert, he was responsible for consolidating numerous systems to increase efficiencies of companies and help them to become more profitable. Prakash manages our US and India based research and development teams. Prakash has a Masters in Computer Science from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He, his wife, daughter and son live in Nashua, NH and can be seen playing cricket whenever he can find the time.

Joseph Santangelo
Vice President of Customer Success

Joe Santangelo is the Vice President of Customer Success for AkkenCloud. He has broad experience in the SaaS industry, building successful relationships with client companies like Google, Cisco, and Palo Alto Networks. Joe founded, grew, and sold an IT staffing and managed services company that targeted mid-market business, helping them grow by providing technology that directly aligned with company strategy. Before this, he delivered IT services for a high-tech startup building state-of-the-art IT facilities serving offices domestic and abroad. Joe also brings international experience having responsibilities for a large multinational team reporting directly to him. He holds an MBA from Bentley University – McCallum Graduate School of Business.

David Priddle
VP Professional Services

David Priddle has many years of experience helping companies to implement technology to improve its business process. As the former VP/COO of an IT Staffing and Recruiting firm, he understands what it takes to be successful in that industry. The focus of his professional experience is in setting realistic software implementation expectations and managing cross-functional and multi-locational teams. He earned his BS in Computer Science from Boston College and an MBA from Babson College. He is an online adjunct instructor in the Masters of Project and Program Management curriculum for Brandeis University. He resides in Pepperell, MA with his wife and enjoys spending time with his family and friends and traveling to areas with tropical climates.

Gerren Kopcinski

Gerren is a CPA with twenty two years experience in finance and accounting both in the public and private sectors. He is a graduate of Nichols College in Dudley, MA and earned his MBA from Assumption College in Worcester, MA. Gerren has recently served as the Corporate Controller for Blue Cod Technologies from 2010 to 2016 before joining AkkenCloud. He is a family man. His wife of twenty years, Jennifer, and their three children occupy most of his time away from work. He is also actively involved in several community and fraternal organizations.

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