Our Leadership Team


Rishi Bhatnagar

Rishi Bhatnagar (CEO)

About Rishi

Syntelli Solutions CEO, Rishi Bhatnagar, has always had a vision – to develop consulting services that dramatically reduce analytics TCO, enable companies to process huge amounts of data, and help them do it in much less time than traditional data warehouse approaches. In his vision, everybody wins.

Rishi has always wanted to resolve big business problems with data. He founded Syntelli early in his career to provide data analytics and business intelligence consulting services. Since starting Syntelli in 2005, he has grown the company to be a premier provider of end-to-end analytics consulting services.

Syntelli Solutions combines traditional data warehousing principles with big data technologies such as MapR and Hortonworks Hadoop, and visualization strategies that use Tableau and TIBCO Spotfire softwares.

The sources of Rishi’s strong consulting experience include work at Ernst & Young, Oracle, and RBI Solutions in banking, risk management, and engineering positions. These roles have given him a broad view of customers’ concerns and the ability to move big data solutions into mainstream IT infrastructures.

Rishi is also the Founding President of Analytics & Big Data Society in Charlotte. The society contributes to the community by bringing together people from local business and educational institutions to discuss current big data developments.

Rishi received his MBA in Finance from the University of Mumbai and an undergraduate degree in engineering from the National Institute of Technology in Bhopal. He is on the advisory board of the North Carolina Technology Association, member of several non-profits and actively involved in the business community at large. Rishi lives in Charlotte with his wife and children.

Frank Boncimino

Frank Boncimino (President)

About Frank

The 28-year career of Syntelli Solutions President, Frank Boncimino, has been all information technology all the time. Frank started his career in technology consulting services at Ernst & Whinney and then became a partner at Ernst & Young (which became Capgemini Ernst & Young). He then served as CIO of Time Warner Cable for 11 years.

Frank brings a proven track record to Syntelli. He’s known as a specialist in designing and executing IT strategies focused on growing businesses. His experience focuses on enhancing the customer experience and simplifying automated business processes. He’s also recognized for large-scale business transformations, big data solutions and application portfolio rationalization, which have business impacts worth millions of dollars.

He is passionate about using big data as a strategic tool that makes businesses more competitive. His mantra: “Data-driven companies will win the fight for a bigger market share.”

His big data experience spans three disciplines:

-Data analytics solutions that provide insights and transform organizations into data-driven cultures.

-The use of big data in business processes, which change conversations with customers in real time.

-Opportunities for companies to create and monetize new data products.

Frank’s life away from the office focuses on community work. He currently serves on the boards of three Charlotte-based organizations:

-IT-ology, an IT career development organization (Chairman of Charlotte branch).

-Opera Carolina, a professional performance, and education organization (Vice Chairman)

-A Child’s Place, a welfare organization for homeless young people (Executive Committee member).

Frank lives in the Charlotte area on Lake Norman with his wife and three children. He recently started a new sport: wake surfing.

Shikha Kashyap (CTO)

About Shikha

Where We Go for High-Value Big Data Solutions

Shikha Kashyap is our solutions architecture powerhouse, our go-to expert. She knows that keeping big data solutions simple will help ensure successful deployments. Her belief in the use of agile methods help build high-value deliverables with fast times to market and proven results.

How did she get this know-how?

To start, Shikha has two decades of experience delivering advanced IT solutions. She started at Syntelli in 2005 on Day 1. Her focus was on big data, long before anyone called it ‘big data’. Ever since, her experience has grown within the industry, in data and data analytics, master data management, and architecting Big Data Solutions for her clients.

From proofs of concept to full deployment of Hadoop and visualizations platforms, Shikha helps lead the industry by creating reference designs that consistently deliver successful results. She has also helped her company provide managed analytics services and end-to-end big data infrastructure solutions. She has been actively involved in developing DataRev – the first of its kind  geo-contextual platform for data monetization.

Shikha completed her Management Development Program degree from the Harvard Business School in 2010. She earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Delhi Institute of Technology. Shikha is TIBCO™ Spotfire® and MapR certified.

Shikha is actively involved in the community and currently holds the following positions:

  • ABD Society Board member (active effort in using data for social good)

  • WISE – Professional Development

  • Sharing IT Expertise and Working in the Community

    Even when Shikha is out of the office, she has IT on her mind. She’s co-chair of the Mongo User Group and owner of the largest data visualization and data science meetup in Charlotte. Shikha is also a board member of the Using Big Data to Stop Human Trafficking initiative. Shikha currently lives in Charlotte with her husband and two children. When she’s not building dynamite IT solutions, she likes to travel and paint.


Daniel Smith CPA, CMA (Director, Data Science & Innovation)

About Daniel

Using Business Intelligence platforms to bridge the gap between Advanced Data Analytics and the efficient effective principles of accounting, Daniel applies technology and mathematics to make business faster and smarter.

Daniel has managed solutions for diverse client sectors such as advertising, military, insurance, and oil & gas. These solutions include Business Intelligence Platform management, online key performance indicator identification, and tracking, to full predictive data model construction. Although the analytic solutions are often mathematically complex, Daniel’s presentation and academic background ensure any insights delivered by solutions are relevant and simple to understand.

Daniel earned his MBA from Coastal Carolina University in 2009, became a Certified Management Accountant in 2010, and a Certified Public Accountant in 2011. He was also awarded the Institute of Management Accountant’s 2013 Young Professional of the Year award for his work in furthering Business Intelligence in Management Accounting.

Debbie Crawford (Director of Business Operations)

About Debbie

Debborrah brings 30+ years of Administrative Office Management, Bookkeeping and Human Resource experience to Syntelli Solutions.  She developed and utilized her experience during company start-ups, re-organizations, mergers, acquisitions, relocations, and dissolutions.

Debborrah has developed strong business relationships with our company’s clients, vendors, and employees to enhance the infrastructure of our company’s operation and cultivate business growth for Syntelli Solutions.

In her spare time, Debborrah enjoys reading, cooking, poetry and spending quality time with family and friends.

Mohana Bhrugubanda (Director of Business Development)

About Mohana

Mohana might be a newcomer to Syntelli, but he’s no rookie when it comes to selling and building solid customer relationships.

He joined Syntelli in July 2015 as our Director of Business Development, where he’s responsible for sales, account management, client relationships and business partnerships. He’s a force of nature, who’s driven to use sales and partnerships to solve business problems. Mohana believes in integrity-based selling and prefers long-lasting relationships based on successfully delivered projects.

Mohana brings more than 13 years’ business development, pre-sales, account management, program management experience to his work. He has a strong technology background and has worked in the banking, insurance and telecom industries.

Mohana holds an MBA in Marketing, Managerial Analytics, and Finance from Kellogg School of Management. He lives in Charlotte with his family.





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