NXTKey leadership comprises of professionals with vast experience in government and commercial projects.

Tonia Sengupta – Founder and President

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

Shivaji Sengupta – Founder & CEO   

NXTKey is led by its Founder Shivaji Sengupta who has over 25 years of experience globally managing technology-oriented business.  Mr. Sengupta has worked with wide-ranging enterprise level applications 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.

Baha Azimirad – VP – Cyber Security Account Management Lead

Mr. Azimirad is a strategy and management consultant with more than 14 years of experience serving government and private industry in the areas of program and technology management, process improvement, financial analysis, strategy development/alignment, and information assurance. Holistic and client-specific approaches have enabled him to promote efficient and sustainable strategies, while strong relationship building and client-first attitude have garnered recognition among clients and peers.

In addition to a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Management, Mr. Azimirad carries a Top Secret security clearance and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Rajiv Sen Gupta – VP – Business Operations

Mr. Rajiv Sen Gupta is a Business Management and Operations specialist in the IT and ITES sector. He has worked with a large range of Business to Business as well as Business to Consumer product and service offerings including assisting government / public sector and corporate entities. Over the last 17+ years, he has worked with various startups and mid-tier companies like Vitage Systems, A Little World, AinTree, Ezytruk Solutions helping them with their business and growth strategies and leading several functional, vertical and customer facing teams.

Mr Sen Gupta has a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Bangalore University, India and has completed his Hospitality Management from Cesar Ritz, Switzerland.

Vishal Currie – VP – Technology Consulting and PMO Practice Leader

Mr. Currie is a management consultant and project management specialist with over 25 years of global experience (50+ countries) in digital ICT (Information and Communications Technology) transformation, EPC (Engineering Procurement & Construction) rollouts and technology operations management. He has launched and operated several telecommunication companies throughout his career and focuses on cutting-edge technology and digital transformation.

Mr. Currie has led many initiatives providing financial and technical assistance for the U.S. government grants for developing and middle-income countries executed through the USTDA (U.S. Trade and Development Agency) as well as development banks and agencies like IBRD (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development), World Bank, AFDB (African Development Bank), ADB (Asian Development Bank), etc.

In addition to his Master of Business Administration (MBA) in finance conferred by The Regents of University of Wexford at the University of Zurich (UZH), Mr. Currie has a Master of Computer Applications (MCA) Diploma in Computer Science from St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore and a PMP (Project Management Professional) certification from Deutsche Telekom Project Management Institute (DT – PMI) in Bonn, Germany.


Raed H Hammad

Mr. Hammad is a Senior Information Security Consultant, with in-depth expertise in information assurance design/evaluations of networks, Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and Federal Information System Controls Audit Manual (FISCAM) compliance and Certification and Accreditation.

Mr. Hammad is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Information System Security Management Professional (ISSMP), Information System Security Architecture Professional (ISSAP) Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA), NSA Information Assurance Methodology (IAM) certified and holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Management of Science, Technology and Innovation from George Washington University, and a Bachelors of Science in Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems from George Mason University. Mr. Hammad is a member of the Information Systems Security Association.