Chief Executive Officer
William (Bill) Bubenicek has led a diverse life as an entrepreneur with domestic and international experience in various industries. Bill has 15 years’ experience as a founder/entrepreneur and operator. Bill has founded multiple companies, working in the trenches and building companies from the ground up to the boardroom, across multiple continents and 40+ countries. Bill’s core strengths are in business development, corporate strategy, capital raising and corporate structure. Bill is currently the CEO of ConnectM Technology Solutions, director at Ecovent Systems, non-executive director at Cambridge Clean Energy Ltd, and managing partner at Gray Lady Boston.
Bill holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology & Business from the State University of New York at Albany and a Master’s in Executive Business Administration (MBA) from Colorado Technical University. Bill is active in advising start-ups and actively invests in emerging market companies and entrepreneurs. Outside of business, Bill enjoys various activities including Sailing, Skiing/Snowboarding, Guitar/Music, Hunting/Fishing, Martial Arts, Boxing, Yoga, Golf, Cooking, Painting and plenty of travel.
CEO - APAC and MEA
Prior to joining ConnectM, Sriram Chidambaram worked for different multinational companies such as Philips Electronics, Cadence Design Systems and Parametric Technology Corporation. At Parametric Technology Corporation, he was the Regional Manager for the Strategic Segment, responsible for the business from Automotive, Aviation, HiTech and Defence customers. Prior to that, he worked for Cadence for about 8 years, where he was responsible for the business from Global customers like Texas Instruments, IBM, Philips & Samsung and key Indian customers like Wipro, HCL & the TATAs.
For the last 17 years, Sriram Chidambaram has handled high value sales of technology products and services. He has driven multi-million dollar sales campaigns successfully. He has a rich experience of orchestrating multi-geography sales campaigns and handling customers with a global footprint. He has an engineering degree from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India and a management degree from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. His other interests include matters of public policy, specifically, areas of Urban Governance and the Economics of poverty alleviation schemes. He has presented papers in international conferences on public policy.
Chief Technical Officer
- 22 years as engineer and entrepreneur
- Co-Founder and CTO, Click Commerce | IPO - 2000
- VP Enterprise Engineering, GIANT Company | Acquired - MSFT, 2004
- Led engineering groups at Microsoft and several VC-backed startups
- Co-Founder of Red Foundry, Inc. and creator of dweet.io and freeboard.io
- Head of platform at IFTTT
Jim has twenty-two years experience as an engineer and entrepreneur spanning industries from e-commerce, mobile and IoT. As co-founder and CTO of Click Commerce, Inc. he worked with C-level management at Accenture, American Standard, Brunswick, Kawasaki, Komatsu, Microsoft, and more to navigate the pioneering days of e-commerce in the manufacturing sector. Jim has led engineering groups at Microsoft and numerous VC-backed startups in Chicago, Seattle, and the Silicon Valley. As a VP at the startup GIANT Company, he helped facilitate its acquisition by Microsoft in 2004. Jim still makes time to architect and build software and is the creator of popular IoT services dweet.io, and freeboard.io.
President - Global Services
Vinay has over 20 years of entrepreneurial experience with strong focus on meeting client needs. He has extensive experience in architecting enterprise solutions for solving complex business problems across multiple industries, including Financial services, Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Retail, Higher Education.
Current projects involve helping clients map out data driven strategies to transform themselves into innovative and harmonized businesses using emerging technologies (IOT, Big Data Analytics and Cloud) to gain competitive advantage.
Chief Product Officer
Conor is a top-performing entrepreneurial leader, with a track record of scaling organizations to successful business outcomes. Conor has successfully led product innovation and cultural transformation in organizations large and small.
Most recently, Conor helped lead SilverRail Technologies to a successful acquisition by Expedia. At SilverRail, Conor led the Product Management, Documentation, and HR functions, while also leading the Boston office. Before that, Conor helped drive both Compete and iPhrase to successful business outcomes. At Compete, Conor originally ran the SaaS business unit, leading all functions, before successfully creating a cross-company Product Management function. At iPhrase, Conor led the Product Management function before transitioning into a variety of business leadership roles after IBM acquired iPhrase. During his time at IBM, Conor successfully introduced new emerging technology to market before going on to several leadership roles in the $4.5B database business at IBM.
Conor's core strengths are in product management, general management, and operations. In addition, Conor actively advises startups in the Boston area.
Conor is a member of the Boston product management community, participating in both the Boston Product Executive Forum and the Boston Head of Product group. In addition, Conor has served on the Board of Directors of the Boston Product Management Association.
Originally from Ireland, Conor enjoys traveling and new cultural experiences. Conor particularly enjoys outdoor activities with his family.
COO - APAC and MEA
Girish came on board ConnectM in November 2007. Before joining ConnectM, Girish was with Core Objects, India Pvt. Ltd. as the development lead.
While at Core Objects, he has lead teams in delivering a variety of software products ranging from, hosting an online platform for selling high value Indian artworks to global customers, to working on a highly scalable web based auction platform built for a US client to sell various items sourced from US police department and retailers.
Prior to CoreObjects he was with Integral Software India Pvt. Ltd., where again he worked on a number of projects. At Integral, he was associated in building a cross operating system based FOREX trading platform along with UI frameworks to interact and deliver real time content to the application layer. He has also worked at i2 technologies where he was involved in SRM and Content Management Solutions development.
Girish brings with him 18+ years of overall experience in software industry including 14 years of focused experience in software product development. He has extensive exposure to Microsoft, Java and open source technologies.
He holds a Master of Computer Applications from DOEACC, New Delhi.