Giridhar Akkineni is both a staffing industry entrepreneur and veteran. Before founding Akken 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.
Mark Wallace is an experienced SaaS sales and digital marketing leader who helps business and entrepreneurs accelerate growth. Since joining Akken, he has helped Akken establish itself as a leading enterprise SaaS system for staffing and recruiting. Mark led sales for Sonicbids, Mzinga, Shared Insights, and DCI. He also led customer acquisition, community and digital strategy for Environmental Data Resources and worked in finance for TAD Technical. He has a Bachelor of Science in Management from Bentley University in Waltham, MA. Mark lives in Stow, MA with his family and is very active in community activities and coaching youth sports.
Prakash Akkineni has more than two decades of experience in software development, information technology, and engineering management. Prakash joined Akken 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.
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 Akken. 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.