Meet the Team

MindPetal is managed by seasoned and experienced management team with multiple years of experience gained from working at large corporations. Our management team brings in the global perspective to our solutions and has exposure to multiple cultures.

Sony George

President and CEO

 

Sony

As President of MindPetal Software Solutions, Sony defines the vision and long-term goals of the company and develops growth strategies. As CEO, he also oversees the day-to-day operations of the company. Sony was instrumental in transforming MindPetal from a two-person firm to one of the fastest growing Federal Government solution providers in the country. Sony has been recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the top 10 South Asian entrepreneurs in US.

Sony has over 15 years of industry experience at various large corporations in project management and technical leadership capacities. Sony's expertise involves large-scale system development, analysis of alternatives, and project management. He has architected, designed and managed many award winning and large-scale software systems, many of which are used nation-wide. Prior to launching MindPetal, Sony was a Solution Architect at BAE Systems where he architected and implemented several large and prominent projects for the Small Business Administration, the Department of Labor, and the General Services Administration.

Sony likes the outdoors and flying and is a trainee pilot. He practices Tae Kwon Do regularly and is an avid soccer and cricket fan. He also volunteers and supports local youth and cultural organizations.

Sony holds a MS in Computer Science from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication from College of Engineering, Trivandrum, India.

 

Jim Benson

Chief Strategist

 

Jim

As Chief Strategist at MindPetal, Jim is responsible for creating, designing, and operationalizing next generation platforms that help customers modernize legacy business processes that reduce cost, accelerate time to market, and improve operational efficiency and effectiveness. Jim thinks unconstrained, creates constantly, and accelerates the realization and transformation of new ideas, products, and technologies into successful businesses and business lines.

Jim has 25 years of experience and has served in various executive roles in the private and public sector where he created, grew and operated successful businesses and business lines, setting and reaching financial targets, strategic visioning and leading customers and organizations and through change. He is a cross-functional and polished communicator who interfaces with executives, customers, consultants, engineers, staff and vendors. He has extensive experience in building platforms and marketplaces, identifying new and emerging market opportunities, developing business and technology partnerships, setting strategic vision, and directing and building passionate teams that deliver breakthrough results and outcomes.

Prior to joining MindPetal, Jim was the Chief Visionary for CORASCloud, Chief Strategist & SVP for HumanTouch, LLC., and Executive Principal responsible for leading, managing, and growing Booz Allen Hamilton’s Energy Government Technology business. Jim has extensive experience in the Civil market where he led and operationalized several government-wide initiatives such as http://www.benefits.gov, http://www.govloans.gov and http://www.ecpic.gov. He led the development of the government’s Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) technology, service and data reference models and dozens of other cross-governmental / electronic government initiatives.

 

Sam Gupta

Director - Forms Delivery

 

samAs Director and lead of MindPetal’s FaaSForms Forms Automation Platform, Sam enables organizations to exercise better control over the time, effort and costs associated with the creation and management of their critical forms, documents and templates. He brings nearly 20 years of experience in providing solutions for public sector, non-profit, local, state and Federal Government clients across the United States. He has developed lines of business around Learning Management Systems, Automated Surveillance Modeling Systems and is now spearheading MindPetal’s FaaSFormsTM “Forms as a Service” initiative.

Sam holds a degrees in Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems and Information Technology from George Mason University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by PMI. He enjoys an active lifestyle, traveling, and participates in challenging 5K events with family and friends.