The Vernalis Leadership Team
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EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
NATE Hanafy
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
As Managing Director of the US, Nate leads daily business operations. He also leads and oversees the development and execution of Vernalis' global growth strategy and initiatives. Nate has more than 15 years of experience in technology management and consulting with Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial start-up firms. He oversees all the Vernalis business groups and functional disciplines including marketing, sales, and client delivery.

Nate has played a central role in Vernalis’ growth, managing the company's organic expansion and their product development efforts. His depth of knowledge and expertise in strategic management continues to serve as a catalyst for driving Vernalis' growing reputation in the Americas and abroad.

Nate is an active volunteer member of New York Cares and Kiva.org.
BILL Almbanis
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
Malar Chandra
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
With over 12 years of wide-ranging Finance experience, Malar is responsible for financial planning and forecasting, merger & acquisitions, due diligence, financial reporting, data analysis, and statutory compliance.

As the leader of global financial operations, Malar thoroughly enjoys the diverse opportunities presented to her ranging from internal corporate accounting to structuring complex investment strategies.

Malar believes in helping individuals uncover and realize their potential, transforming competencies and efforts into extraordinary results. Malar has an MBA degree from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. She lives in Chennai and has a strong interest in history and archeology.

Having a natural interest in academics, Malar loves to teach young children, especially those with a budding interest in all things technological. Malar is also an unassuming writer with well realizable dreams of authorship. Looks like Vernalis will have a solid recruiting pool from any of her book aficionados or eager students.
FERGUS GALLAGHER
VICE PRESIDENT
Fergus leads our European Business Development Operations and chairs the Vernalis Leadership Academy, which focuses on the cultural literacy and awareness of our global workforce helping to groom the next generation of Vernalis leaders. He brings over 20 years of IT development and consultancy experience, across a range of industries including financial services, retail, and manufacturing.

Fergus’ range of experience and expertise extends from Directing Application Development for ‘Big Four’ firms, to being an IT director in the Retail sector, to starting his own development organization.

In addition to his native English language, Fergus is proficient in Mandarin.
RAY PERFETTI
CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Ray leads the Creative and Design Teams for the North American operations of Vernalis, bringing unique solutions to business challenges by applying the creative methods and techniques gleaned from his experience at of some of New York's most respected advertising agencies. By championing the User Experience as a core success metric in all of Vernalis' work, he has been responsible for some of the company's most successful engagements with clients such as Major League Baseball and a ‘Big Four’ accounting firm. Before joining Vernalis, he managed the Emmy Award winning design studio for Jack Morton Worldwide, part of the Interpublic Group (IPG) where he built and managed the creative teams for some of their most influential engagements with brands such as Verizon, Walmart, Samsung, NBC, and KPMG. He also managed design for all of the Bank of America's consumer facing experiential marketing from 2007-2008, where he was honored with a number of his industry's most prestigious awards.
Nanda Rajasek
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
Throughout his 17 years of IT experience, he has been providing consulting services within the systems integration divisions of global organizations including Caterpillar, P&O Nedlloyd, and a ‘Big Four’ accounting firm.

Nanda’s current responsibilities include running our global network as well as overseeing Governance and Organizational Policies. Additionally, Nanda directs the execution of Infrastructure Readiness. His expertise spans from Business Intelligence tools to enterprise wide systems development and implementation. He possesses extraordinary determination as he consistently delivers upon an uncompromising commitment to client needs.