Leadership Page

Paul Pandian -Chairman & CEO

Paul Pandian founded Axes Technologies, Inc. in 1990 and has been the president of the corporation since its inception. Mr. Pandian holds an M.S. in Engineering from Syracuse University, and an MBA degree from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania.

Prior to founding Axes Technologies, Mr. Pandian was at Rockwell International from 1975 to 1984 serving in various engineering and management roles including Director of Strategic Planning and Development for the electronic operations division. After leaving Rockwell, he was involved in the startup and growth of a high technology company engaged in the design and development of high performance computers and peripheral cards.

Mr. Pandian is a member of the Dallas Chapter of the Lions Club, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Business School at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is also a member of the India-U.S. Business Council in Washington, D.C. and is a charter member of the Greater Dallas Indo-American Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Jay Srinivasan -Founder & Managing Director

Jay Srinivasan has over fifteen years of varied industrial experience where he held positions of increasing responsibility in the areas of Engineering Research & Analysis, Supply-Chain Operations, Process & Program Management, and Executive Leadership.

Prior to founding Glow, Dr. Srinivasan was at Nortel Networks where he was directly responsible for building the current US wireless engineering organization and was the Sr. Manager for the supply-chain operations group. At Nortel, he ensured that the quality and efficiency of the Engineering organization increased significantly to become the best in class in many metrics. In recognition of his achievement, Dr. Srinivasan was awarded division-wide quality awards. In Canada, he was at MIL Systems where he was responsible for the design of defense marine ships. Prior to that, he held Post-Doctoral Fellowships at Royal Military College, Canada and at Queen’s University, Canada specializing in Engineering Design & Analysis.

Dr. Srinivasan is a registered professional engineer (P.Eng.) with M.S. (Eng.) and Ph.D. (Eng.) from Queen’s University, Canada, an MBA in Marketing and Finance from University of Texas at Dallas and Bachelor of Engineering from Bangalore, University, India.

Dev Sridharan -Chief Financial Officer

Dev Sridharan has over fifteen years of both US and International experience in the areas of Finance and Administration. For more than a decade, he has held positions of increasing responsibility in many mid-sized and large companies.

Prior to Glow Networks, Mr. Sridharan was with Shrin corporation located in California. At this OEM Supplier company, he was Controller/CFO reporting directly to the CEO. Previously, Mr. Sridharan was VP Finance/CFO for a subsidiary of ITM International, which is an international banking and trading company with over $1 Billion annual revenues. He was responsible for the entire finance, accounting, profit planning, internal controls, payroll, reporting and cash flow management and he also directed various MIS operations and projects. He was also responsible for improving the overall bottom line by 80% by implementing appropriate cost savings methods. Mr. Sridharan was also the General Manager at Meridien Leasing, Ltd. and a Senior Audit Manager at KPMG Peat Marwick in Zambia, Africa.

Mr. Sridharan has a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from University of Chennai, India, and is a Chartered Accountant from India. He has also successfully passed the CPA examination from the California State.


Dan Bujold -Co-Founder, Executive Vice President of Operations

As co-founder and executive vice president of operations for Glow Networks, Mr. Bujold guides each of the company's Business Practices and the development of best-in-class methodologies, processes, and software tools. With more than 20 years of telecom experience in the areas of product development, product management, network engineering and network planning, he has been instrumental in Glow Networks' growth.

Mr. Bujold is widely recognized for leading teams to successfully develop complex technologies while ensuring on-time delivery to market and a consumer relationship focus. Prior to joining Glow Networks, Mr. Bujold led a group of 350 people as Director, Wireless Engineering Operations-US Region for Nortel Networks. There, he was responsible for establishing and growing the CDMA Network Engineering organization for the then new wireless technology. This team was instrumental in supporting the end-to-end engineering deployment for Nortel's largest order at the time: $1B from Sprint PCS.

Mr. Bujold earned a Bachelors of Computer Science with Honors (University Scholar) from Acadia University, Canada.


Raj Malhotra - Managing Director

Raj is the VP-Business Development at Glow responsible for revenue diversification.   He has developed and managed two of Glow’s largest customers. Prior to joining Glow, he was in sales and presales with Oracle and Peoplesoft respectively.  He was a subject matter expert on their strategic enterprise management products which included the balanced scorecard and activity based costing.  He was also responsible for building awareness for these advanced management tools. 

Raj also worked for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce- Investment Bank, where he was responsible for developing a model that would determine the return on equity of the swap portfolio. Prior to that, he worked as a consultant specializing in re-engineering and media related projects.  One of his projects included bringing a NHL Hockey Team to the city of Hamilton in Ontario, Canada. 

Raj has an MBA from Canada’s top business school, the Richard Ivey School of Business (University of Western Ontario) and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Ottawa.  In addition, he is also a Certified Management Accountant. 


Greg Wrobel -General Manager Operations

Mr. Wrobel has 20+ years experience in the telecommunications service delivery industry. His experience includes management roles at a broad range of companies to include start-ups as well as established companies in the wireline, wireless, and enterprise markets:  GTE, Executone, DSC/Alcatel, Corban Communications, and Glow Networks.  His Responsibilities included management of engineering, installation, technical support, and operations. Mr. Wrobel has considerable experience in business development, service marketing, and corporate level strategic partner development.

Mr. Wrobel holds a Management Degree from Lansing Community College and Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern Michigan University.


Murali Basavapatna -General Manager-Asia Pacific Markets

Murali Basavapatna has over 20 years of industry experience conducting business in many countries in Asia including Malaysia, India, Brunei, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Singapore. Mr. Basavapatna, in true entrepreneurial spirit, built a very successful IT company for which he was the CEO and President. Regional Information Systems that is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was later acquired by a Kuala Lumpur based Public Listed company. He is currently serving as the Executive Director at Regional Information Systems that currently has employees throughout the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Basavapatna has extensive experience serving customers throughout Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Southeast Asian regions and is very well versed with the business practices and cultures of most of these regions. He also has diverse industrial experience in companies based in India where he was part of the very first wave of IT professionals who served customers outside India.

Mr. Basavapatna has a Bachelors of Science degree from Bangalore University, India, and is a registered Chartered Accountant (equivalent to CPA) in India.

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