Meet Our Team

About Akumina

Akumina manufactures a software platform that is the only fully-extendable digital workplace platform built for Microsoft Cloud and Office 365. Akumina provides our clients and partners with a digital workplace platform that delivers a contextual and personalized digital experience and transforms how employees work, while empowering our partners to extend the digital workplace solution.

The InterChange DigitalWorkplace is a purposeful employee engagement solution that brings together all the tools and technology needed to get things done. The Digital Workplace can be quickly deployed and will motivate employees with personalized and contextual experiences that enable success. Employees are empowered with purposeful apps to complete tasks in a simple, contextual UI and by information they need finding them, whenever they need it - on any device.

Akumina boasts an experienced executive team with better than 50 years of combined experience successfully delivering web software solutions to companies that range from small & medium businesses to fortune100 heavy-weights. Akumina’s customer base includes Walmart (NYSE: WMT), Dolby Laboratories (NYSE: DLB), National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV) and Manulife (NYSE: MFC).

Ed Rogers
Chief Executive Officer

Ed leads Akumina with a hands-on approach formed from 13 years in both Technical and Executive management roles at Ektron. He has built on his experiences as a software engineer and architect to form a deep understanding of how business needs intersect with technology to create innovative solutions. Prior to his role as Chief Operating Officer at Ektron Ed was Chief Software Architect at TeleHomeCare at Global Telemedix, and held Senior Software Engineering roles at Zydacron and Bruker Instruments.

Steven Sherkanowski
President and Chief Operating Officer

Steven brings 20 years of marketing leadership expertise to Akumina, most recently heading the global marketing initiatives at Ektron since 2005 and responsible for establishing Ektron as a Web Content Management market leader. Steven has an unmatched understanding of digital marketing strategies and the ability to align web technology to deliver measurable marketing results. Prior to Ektron Steven held senior marketing roles with Qvidian, CMGi, Omtool and Sage Software.

David Maffei
Chief Revenue Officer

David Maffei is a successful technology veteran with deep ties to Web Content Management, Business Continuity, Enterprise ECommerce and Award-Winning Professional Services teams. At Akumina, and previously at Carbonite (NASDAQ: CARB), Bridgeline (NASDAQ: BLIN) & Ektron (now EpiServer), Maffei is directly responsible for the company’s global revenue as well as the plans and strategies for developing business and achieving the company’s sales goals.

With a decade of success and deep market, technology and industry knowledge, Maffei is able to position trends ahead of the curve to promote thought leadership and differentiation within digital market segments that are highly saturated.

His charter is to manage the sales teams, operations and resources to deliver profitable growth, define and coordinate sales training programs that enable staff to achieve their potential and support company sales objectives while exceeding customer expectations and contributing to a high level of customer satisfaction.

Udaiappa Ramachandran
Chief Technology Officer

Udaiappa Ramachandran (Udai) has over 16 years of experience building products and expertise in content management and learning management. At Akumina, Udai develops the technology and product roadmaps to turn Akumina into a market leader in digital content management using Microsoft Online products. He specializes in product development, cloud computing, Office 365, SharePoint, search, analytics, online training and security. He served as a Chief Software Architect at Ektron, driving Ektron’s product research, architecture and technology vision. While he was at Ektron he built CMS400.NET, Workflow, eSync, Cloud and SaaS based campaign management system. He is a Microsoft Azure insider and an organizer of the New Hampshire Cloud .NET user group. Udai holds a Master's degree in Computer Applications and Bachelor degree in Mathematics from Madurai Kamaraj University, India.