NXTKey leadership comprises of professionals with vast experience in government and commercial projects.
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.
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
Raed H Hammad – SVP – Cyber Security Practice Lead
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.
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).
Cindy Marquardt – Facility Security Officer
Ms. Marquardt has more than 20 years of experience in all levels of Program Security Management and Operations Security Management. She has supported full life cycle of security management including processing DD-254’s and has processed Public Trust, NACI, Secret, Top Secret and Top Secret SCI levels of clearances for more than 1500 personnel through the life of her career. She takes a keen interest in providing hands-on role in security management and is well versed in FISMA, FedRAMP, DISA, DOJ, and other large agency policies including having familiarity with JPAS, eQIP, VARs, VALs, SWFT, ISFD, ACCS, eFCL and other systems.