Ara Ohanian is chief executive officer of Systech International, the serialization pioneer and global leader in product safety across the supply chain. He joined in 2018 to lead the company into our next stage of robust growth. Building on the core Systech mission of supply-chain safety, Ohanian aims to ensure safe products from the factory floor into consumer’s hands.
Ohanian most recently led the explosive growth of Unite US, a care coordination platform bridging healthcare and social services. Previously, he served as senior vice president and general manager for Infor, the world’s third largest enterprise software company. There he led the statutory compliance solution supporting Infor ERPs across 91 global markets.
Earlier, Ohanian was founder and CEO of Certpoint Systems, a Learning Management System leader which was acquired by Infor in April 2013. He brings operational as well as substantial software and healthcare experience to Systech and will play a vital role in the expansion of our global presence and market solutions.
Ohanian holds a B.A. in business communications from Baruch College, City University of New York.
John Milana leads all administrative and customer-facing operations. As chief operating officer, he oversees the company’s marketing, global services, customer support and training organizations.
Milana also serves as chief financial officer. In this role, he directs Systech’s finance, accounting and legal organizations and works closely with the executive team to set and implement strategic development for Systech.
Milana has held executive management positions with IMS Health Americas, Sony Electronics and Symphony Health Solutions, where contributed to the significant growth of these organizations. Along with his operations and financial expertise, Milana brings substantial software and healthcare experience to help expand our global presence in product safety and brand protection.
Milana holds a B.S. in commerce (accounting) from Rider University, and is a certified public accountant in the State of New Jersey.
Jim Aromando leads global human resources function for Systech. In this capacity, he is responsible for attracting, developing and retaining a workforce that effectively implements our corporate mission to ensure safety across the supply chain.
For more than two decades Aromando has been an HR leader, delivering strategic solutions to help companies and employees thrive. Prior to joining Systech in 2017, he managed HR at healthcare companies Virtua Health and Premier Prizm Solutions. He also held HR positions at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Computer Sciences Corporation and Macys.
Aromando earned a B.S.B.A. in human resources management and management and organizational behavior from Rider University. He holds certifications as a Prosci Change Management Practitioner, a Certified Coach, a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and a Certified Professional (CP) by the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).
Dr. Avi Chaudhuri spearheads Systech’s brand protection technological development and expansion into the Middle East, India and the Asia Pacific region. In his role, Dr. Chaudhuri is responsible for harnessing and evolving Systech’s tech potential to enable our customers to fight the ongoing threat of counterfeiting.
Prior to joining Systech, Dr. Chaudhuri designed and deployed serialization, traceability and brand protection programs for some of the largest companies in the world. Additionally, he introduced the concept of mass serialization to the Indian pharmaceutical industry, allowing patients to authenticate their drug purchases via a national SMS program. He has also authored several manuscripts and white papers on technology solutions to combat counterfeiting which have had significant impact on shaping public policy and protecting consumers.
Dr. Chaudhuri holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to his work at Systech, he is the founder and trustee of the Purnima Foundation in India.
Joe Belenardo leads the global sales team focused on Systech’s brand protection solutions. Under his direction, this team is responsible for customer relationships and direct sales internationally for brand protection.
Belenardo has a 25-year proven track record of sales and management in the enterprise technology space. Prior to joining Systech, he held executive positions at PeopleFluent, Liaison International and Workday, all providers of enterprise and technology solutions. Belenardo also enjoyed a twelve-year career with Ellucian and its predecessor companies—SunGard Higher Education and Systems and Computer Technology Corporation (SCT)—where he led sales teams and worked in various direct sales roles.
Belenardo holds a B.S. in business administration from Northeastern University.
David DeJean is responsible for Systech’s strategic accounts. In this role, he supports and educates customers and stakeholders on best practices for implementing enterprise serialization, track-and-trace and authentication solutions.
DeJean brings a wealth of market knowledge and hands-on experience in serialization solution development and project methodology to Systech. In addition to supporting customers and stakeholders, his role includes staying abreast of business and industry drivers and international regulations as well as defining high-performance, cost-effective solutions that will easily integrate and expand to meet future needs.
DeJean is a serialization subject matter expert. During his Systech tenure, he has had various roles including engineering management, product marketing, professional services and sales management.
Randy Johal leads the expansion and enablement of Systech’s global partner network. In this role, he is a key contributor in developing and executing our global partner strategy with an emphasis on driving revenue growth via direct partner enablement.
Johal has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry and most recently has served as the head of people and acquisition at Navis in Oakland, California. His exceptional leadership and strategic skills have been fostered over his career at some of the world’s leading software companies like Infor, SS&C Advent and Zendesk.
Johal received his engineer’s degree at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK and currently resides in the Bay Area.
Jim Lee leads global product management for Systech. He oversees new and existing solutions development and the rapid deployment of our supply-chain technology—delivering an integrated platform for serialization, traceability, product authentication and consumer engagement.
Prior to joining Systech, Lee was vice president of product management and strategy for IBM’s Integration and Governance solution suite. This key pillar of IBM Information Management involved business governance, data integration and quality, real-time data movement, and data lifecycle management with security and privacy across platforms.
Throughout his career, Lee has held technical, business and strategy positions at various executive levels with startups, mid-size and large companies. He is an avid technologist with a focus on business value and client relationships.
Lee holds a B.S. in computer applications and information systems, accounting from New York University.
Jefferson Barr leads the global marketing team for Systech. As vice president of marketing, he is responsible for developing and implementing Systech’s robust marketing plan to increase brand awareness, generate demand and drive revenue.
Barr has over 20 years of experience in the B2B, high-tech marketing industry. Throughout his career he has driven double-digit revenue growth using a mix of analytics-based and multi-channel marketing strategies. Most recently, he served as inside sales director, senior director of marketing and director of demand generation at UL Compliance to Performance where he increased new business bookings by 41 percent.
Barr received his M.B.A. at DeSales University but is a painter by trade with a B.A. in illustration from Parsons School of Design.
David Henderson leads Systech’s worldwide engineering teams in developing industry-leading product solutions to address market needs—from pharmaceutical to consumer package goods, food and beverage to life science.
Prior to joining Systech, Henderson was the director of engineering for IBM’s integration and governance solutions and headed the engineering team for IBM’s Dataworks cloud offering. His broad software engineering expertise includes data integration, data quality, real-time data movement and data lifecycle management with security and privacy across platform infrastructures.
Henderson brings more than thirty years of experience in high-growth technology companies providing innovative engineering and business leadership to execute strategic growth initiatives.
Greg Innes is responsible for the successful implementation of Systech’s global solutions, including fulfillment and consulting services.
Innes joined Systech with more than 15 years of services management experience at leading consulting and cloud organizations, including JDA Software where he led North American Consulting Services and managed the transformation of JDA Software into a cloud business model. He is a strategic thought leader experienced in defining business-unit strategy, building growth organizations and developing unique solution offerings.
Innes holds an M.B.A from the University of Maryland and a B.S. in business logistics from Penn State University.
John Liptak is responsible for implementing and managing Systech’s Global Customer Support and Training Services organizations. Liptak and his team address not only standard support cases but also high-profile technical issues 24/7/365 with interdepartmental technical teams to facilitate issue resolution.
Liptak also oversees the design and development of role-based training programs, including online resources, webinars and instructor-led training. His team delivers that content via Systech training facilities, specialized remote and onsite training sessions around the world. Prior to joining Systech in 2014 as a validation documentation manager, Liptak gained his 25+ years of experience in pharmaceutical and software quality assurance, technical support and project management at Purdue Pharma, Schering-Plough and Prudential.
Liptak holds a B.A. in business economics from Rutgers University and is a Six Sigma Yellow Belt.