Meet Our Expert Team

With decades of combined experience in life sciences, compliance, and technology, the Cresen Solutions team brings the expertise and grit required to deliver on the company vision to be a transformative leader in enterprise data management.

Leadership Team

Neeraj Gupta

President, CTO
Neeraj has 24+ years of extensive experience in individual and leadership roles involving enterprise software development, delivery, and consulting for the supply chain, insurance, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals verticals. He specializes in data architecture, business intelligence, data warehousing, data integration, master data management, and product development. He has a bachelor’s degree from IIT-Varanasi and a master’s degree in Business Management from LeBow College of Business at Drexel University.

Emil Saladik

Managing Partner
Emil has an extensive 25+ year career leading large-scale transformational commercial programs. His expertise is in full life-cycle business and IT system implementations, change management, and commercial operational excellence. Emil has been recognized for strong organizational and team leadership skills, as well as excellent internal and external stakeholder relationship management. Emil is consistently focused on driving change with measurable, metric-driven outcomes.

Jeff Klein

Executive Advisor
Jeff is an executive advisor and entrepreneur and a proven leader of Healthcare technology businesses from $5M-$100M in revenue. He has a track record of establishing high performing, motivated teams delivering exceptional customer results specializing in SaaS solutions and analytics businesses. Nearly three decades of broad healthcare experience in Life Sciences, Payer, Provider, and Pharmacy/PBM.

Lalitha Putcha

Associate Director, MonitorMate & AI/ML

Lalitha, with over a decade in IT, excels in Global Risk Assessment and Monitoring & Auditing, achieving a 100% client satisfaction rate at MonitorMate. She’s academically distinguished, holding a Master’s in Computers & Information Sciences and certifications in Data Science and AI & Machine Learning from Harvard and other prestigious institutions. Proficient in databases, programming, ETL, and reporting tools like Power BI and Tableau, her continuous learning ethos drives innovation in IT solutions. 

Jacob Wolf

Associate Director, EngageMate

As EngageMate’s Associate Director of Delivery, Jacob has been integral to the team since its inception. During his tenure at Cresen, he has gained extensive knowledge of the HCP contracting lifecycle. Driven by client satisfaction, he excels in understanding client needs and defining requirements to facilitate a smooth transition to EngageMate. Jacob received his Master’s degree in Business Analytics and brings a blend of expertise and dedication to his role. 

Karthik Parasa

Director, SpendMate & Analytics
Karthik boasts 15+ years of extensive expertise in the realm of Information Technology, with a proven track record in spearheading and successfully delivering cutting-edge enterprise software solutions across the insurance, healthcare, and pharmaceutical sectors. He possesses a profound understanding of Transparency Systems, adeptness in US/Global reporting, and a wealth of experience in managing professional engagements.  Karthik is backed by a solid educational foundation, with a bachelor’s degree from JNTU Kakinada in India.

Peter Russo

Senior Director of Sales & Marketing

With 25+ of experience in the Life Science industry, Peter has served a diverse range of clients, from start-ups to top 10 companies. Specializing in assisting compliance teams to streamline processes, he has helped compliance teams find the right solution to fit their needs. His comprehensive knowledge across compliance, sales, and marketing domains makes him an invaluable resource for companies seeking to overcome regulatory hurdles. 

Shalini Gupta

Director, India Operations

Shalini is a result-oriented IT leader who leverages over 18 years of expertise to build and manage thriving technical infrastructures and teams. Her talent for strategy and analysis fuels new product development from concept to market dominance. She has a master’s degree in information technology from BIT-Mesra.

Aparna Popuri

Head of Quality Assurance

Aparna has 16+ years of experience in Software Testing in Health Care & Life Sciences, Banking, Insurance, and Retail Services.  She has progressive experience in managing products/applications/projects focusing on quality assurance, delivery management, release management and process improvement. Aparna has profound experience in leading automation, performance and security teams across various methodologies like Waterfall, AGILE SCRUM and KANBAN.