Executive Leadership

NXTKey executive leadership comprises of professionals with vast experience in government and commercial projects globally. Below are our functional leaders across various areas:

Shivaji Sengupta – Emerging Technology / AI / Cybersecurity / Mobility / Smart City / Digital Transformation / IT Modernization / Consulting

NXTKey is led by its Founder Shivaji Sengupta who has over 30 years of experience globally managing technology-oriented business.  Mr. Sengupta has worked with wide-ranging enterprise level applications globally across 17 countries / 4 continents in the areas including helping government / public sector and corporate enterprises with their Business Strategy, Technology Consulting, Business Process Management, Global Delivery, Sales and CRM, Enterprise Resource Management, Digital Product Development, Enterprise Content Management, Document Management Strategy among other applications. Mr. Sengupta has worked in senior management positions in leading companies like SourceHOV, Aptara Inc., Mindtree, Vitage Systems etc over his 25 years of experience. Mr Sengupta has a Bachelors Degree in Electronics from Bangalore University, India and a Masters Degree from Lund University, Sweden.


Tonia Sengupta – Healthcare and Information Security

Mrs. Sengupta is an operations leader with 20 years experience managing large programs and projects for US Companies. As part of that experience, she has a clear understanding of the various US based laws around information, treatment, disclosure, coding, billing, adjudication, confidentiality among others. Capability to engage in strategic dialogue and planning with the patience to execute the work required at very tactical levels.

Direct experience engaging with senior level customers in a manner that instills well-earned confidence in the firm’s ability to execute within or exceed expectations within service level agreements. Firm grasp of North American labor laws both academically and in practice. Clear understanding and previous experience with US based regulations like HIPAA and FCPA. Mrs. Sengupta has Masters Degrees from University of Michigan in Managed Healthcare and Medical Insurance Fraud

Suprit Patra – Digital Transformation / AI / DevOps/ Cloud / Product Engineering

Over 18 years of working with Enterprises, SMEs and Startups for their Digital Transformation Initiatives.  Primary responsibility includes leading Product & Solution Positioning for customers and creating high-performance teams and delivery processes. In years of working with various people and clients and user demographics he has acquired a skill set of understanding what works works for users, clients and businesses. He has delivered successful projects for both Enterprise and SMBs. He also runs Gleecus TechLabs – A Forward-Thinking Digital Innovation Company based out of US and India. Some clients in his portfolio include D.E.Shaw, ITC, Airtel, UHG, Johnson & Johnson, GE among others.

Sandeep Guduru – Product Engineering / Program Management

Ganesh Pathak  – Intellectual Property / Information Management

Ganesh has over two decades of experience in the SAAS industry covering various facets of business functions from Global Operations, Product management, Market development, Strategy and Consulting focused largely on Analytics around Patents, scientific and academic research, pharmaceutical and biotechnology intelligence. A proven track record of managing large teams, allocating and managing multi-million-dollar budgets in innovative products, contents and services.

Ganesh has worked with companies like Thomson Reuters and Clarivate Analytics and is currently co-founder of Inphamed Analytics. Ganesh holds a B.Tech degree in Electronics & Communication and MBA in operations. He is PMP and certified six sigma black belt.


Colonel Earle Munns U.S. Army (Ret.)

Mr. Munns is a dynamic and uniquely experienced Corporate “C-Level” Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Strategic Planning, and Chief Growth Officer. He has Commercial and Public Sector Growth and P&L responsibilities, including Lines of Business and Divisions of Large and Mid-Tier Companies. Munns leveraged his JD and MBA, becoming BAE Systems M&A Senior Vice President with about 35 successful acquisitions and sales of Companies and their assets. His pinnacle of M&A success was the BAE Systems Acquisition of LMCO Electronics Sector and GE Aerospace Division in 2000 ($7.67B/ Mr. Munns signed/ Wash Post Front page).

Mr. Munns is a retired U.S. Army Colonel, and was an Army Acquisition Executive, Warranted Contracting Officer, and Deputy Program Executive Officer on Active Duty. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, an MBA in Finance, and a Juris Doctor degree. Mr. Munns left Active Duty for duty with the TXARNG in 1989 and retired from the U.S. Army in 2008. At the same time Mr. Munns left Active Duty, he was also employed by the National Intelligence Company E-Systems, Inc. addressing Corporate Strategic Planning and Growth. Raytheon bought E-Systems in 1995 and Mr. Munns continued Service with Raytheon.

Mr. Munns attained highly successful Corporate Growth with measurable and sustainable outcomes in each C-Level position held at E-Systems, Raytheon, BAE Systems, Omen, and AC Technologies, all in the Defense, National Security, and Federal Civilian markets.

Dr. Bharat S. Rawal

Dr. Bharat S. Rawal is full Professor & Chair Computer and Data Science at . His research focuses on network security, cloud computing and security, blockchain, Big Data and analytical modeling, smart grid and health informatics for the development of next-generation cyber defense and operation technologies. He has published about hundreds of peer-reviewed conference proceedings, and journal publications, and has two patents. He is a member of (ACM, IEEE, IET, etc.). He received his D.Sc degree IT from Towson University Maryland.

Terry Bura

Terry Bura is an experienced and skilled Business Development Director, Writer, Proposal/Project Manager and Senior Systems Analyst with over 25 years of experience in an Information Technology environment. Skilled in directing and managing major technical/SI projects (including software development, client-server applications and assessments) and communications projects. Software/hardware Configuration Management experience in surveillance and command and control systems. Has performed Field Surveys in the US, Canada and Africa in support of government IT objectives and designs.

Over 15 years concurrent experience in military and civilian air traffic management and operations and airports, including aviation systems, en-route systems, airport systems, NAVAIDS and other surveillance systems. Specifically, has researched, written and produced briefings and reports for USAF, FAA, MOT (Canada), Department of State, and other military and civil departments. Performed feasibility, cost benefit, business requirement and risk evaluation studies of systems with respect to operations, security and functionality, management and remediation and performed contingency planning, system conversion and implementation. Specific experience with new technology including air navigation, biometric and intrusion surveillance, security and detection systems. Software/hardware configuration management experience in surveillance and command and control systems.

Karan Malhotra

Karan has 25+ years of experience in BPO / KPO industry with significant experience in Operations, Sales / Business Development, Account Management and Customer Relationship Management in segments related to Legal Process Outsourcing, Legal Content and Workflow Management, Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, Scientific Research, Tax Editorial and Healthcare Transaction Processing.

Karan has managed global operations in the US, India, Mexico and China. He has been responsible for managing customer and internal stakeholder globally. Karan has worked with Newgen Knowledgeworks, Exela Technologies / Lason Inc. / Vetri Systems, Thomson Reuters and Mahindra Ford. Karan has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Marketing) from Wayne State University, Detroit and Bachelor’s in Engineering (Instrumentation and Control) from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Punjab.