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Kalpana Patel – CEO/President
Kalpana Patel is President and Chief Executive officer of Unique Comp. Inc. Kalpana holds an MBA degree from Adelphi University, Garden city, New York. Over the course of two decades of working in Wall Street and the Information Technology Industry, Kalpana has “hands on” experience in virtually every aspect of the business, including sales, marketing, financé and operations. Because of her extensive background working for large corporate firms such as Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and MHT, she has carried over the same sound business principals and corporate savvy to her own company. She managed to build her organization in to one of the most successful “Minority Woman Owned Small businesses” in the Tri-state area, providing Technology Solutions and consulting to an impressive number of agencies within the public sector as well as several corporate 100 companies. Because of her dedication and hard work and strong leadership, in 2005 Kalpana Patel proudly received Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s “NYC Small Business Award of Distinction” as well as being named one of “Top Owned 50 Asian Minority Businesses” in New York and has been distinguished as one of the top entrepreneurs in the country by DiversityBusiness.com. From the very beginning, Kalpana’s first priority has always been commitment to her clients and by strongly believing in achieving “Excellence Through Teamwork”, her companies maxim. In year 2006, Kalpana has received National Replubican Congression Award from - President Bush "Entrepreneur of the Year", World Business Forum Inc's "Woman Entrepreneur of the Year" and NAWBO "Top Woman Business Owner of the Year".

Gary Rado – Chief Technology Officer
Gary Rado is UCI’s Chief Technology Officer, a position that has proven to be strategically critical to the organization. As an accomplished senior level Information Technology Contributor with over 30 years of experience in the financial sector, Gary provides strong leadership and has delivered innovative solutions to some of the largest Wall Street firms, globally. His job profile include companies such as; JP Morgan Chase, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, The Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank and Mizuho Corporate Bank. He brings to UCI, seasoned strategic planning experience with an impeccable track record for getting the job done. He selects and manages all products, services and IT solutions that UCI offers as part of its core model as well as designing our roadmap that provides vision and direction for product and client development that contains specific recommendations addressing current, near-term, mid-term and long-term strategies and proposed actions for continued growth. It is his strategic planning and industry experience that drives the organizations enhanced business performance. He believes as IT organizations transition their value contribution towards business processes, information and relationships, the opportunity exists to refocus on the design and management of the business process and client relationships. His theory is that IT organizations such as UCI, need to be more focused on the capabilities to drive business value for the customer rather than on short-term technology needs. As a leader in this industry our firm must “Work Smart” for the client and the way we do this is by keeping up with change, exploring emerging technologies and giving our clients solutions that align with their business needs.

Gautam Tooley- Senior Vice President – Business Development
Gautam Tooley is a Director of Business Development at UCI with over 18 years in business development, staffing, and client relationship management. He has served as account manager for number of UCI engagement in areas of Oracle applications, middleware and custom software development projects. His focus is on strategic planning, client management, project management, cost control and risk management while supporting full project lifecycle. Gautam has extensive experience in supporting customers in Health and Human Services, Federal, State and Local agencies, Utilities, and Transportation agencies. He also maintains strong working relationships with key 1st Tier implementation providers such as Accenture, First Data, Deloitte, KPMG, CGI, CSC, Xerox, Oracle and IBM. He has excellent oral and written communication skills, and proven expertise in human staff selection and recruitment, and personnel training/development.

Meeta Walia – Human Resources Officer
Meeta Walia is a seasoned professional with over 10 years of Human Resource experience. She serves as a link between management and UCI employees. Providing specialized services to staff members, Mrs. Walia’s role is to foster positive relationships, to increase job satisfaction, and to make sure all customer needs are met. Specific responsibilities include: administration, recruitment, company compensation and benefits, training and development, health and safety, community services and employee relations. She works with the UCI management team in the planning of company goals and assists in recognizing and evaluating industry trends as it relates to recruiting and staffing. She is responsible for attracting qualified employees and matching them to jobs internally and externally and performs the screening, interviewing and testing of applicants.

Kirti Shah – Chief Financial Officer
Kirti Shah has been with UCI from when the firm was established. As CFO of the company he coordinates and directs the financial planning, budgeting, procurement, or investment activities for the organization. He manages UCI’s internal control policies and procedures for activities such as budget administration, cash and credit management, and accounting. Most importantly, because of his extensive background in accounting Kirti advises management on short-term and long-term financial objectives, policies, and actions and analyzes the financial details of past, present, and expected operations in order to identify development opportunities for the firm.

   
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