Former Blackberry executive and Boston technology leader join executive team to support company growth and acceleration
London, ON (2/2/2017) – Pulse Infoframe, a global health care data insights company, today announced that it has hired Roger Witteveen to be the company’s chief financial officer and Ra’ad Siraj to be its chief technology officer.
Formerly a senior executive at Blackberry during a period of rapid growth, Witteveen will lead the Pulse Group’s global finance and accounting operations from the company’s headquarters in London, Ontario. A former financial services executive and a visiting fellow at Harvard University's Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Siraj will lead the Pulse Group’s worldwide technology operations and data/analytics capabilities from the company’s Cambridge, MA office.
Witteveen has over 25 years of experience in finance and technology building high performing teams from start-up operations to large public companies. Most recently, he held a senior finance position at Infinite Potential Management (Quantum Valley Investments) with overall financial responsibility for a large corporate group while advising technology start-up companies under management. Prior to that, Witteveen held senior executive positions at BlackBerry with global responsibility for tax, treasury, e-commerce and payroll at a time of explosive business expansion (over 100x revenue growth). Witteveen holds a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Waterloo, is an advisory board member and mentor at the University of Waterloo School of Accounting and Finance and has served on the CPA Industry Tax Committee.
Siraj has over 25 years of experience across multiple industries. He is the former head of data solutions at State Street Global Exchange where, he established a smart data aggregation business. Earlier, he served as The Boston Company Asset Management’s chief technology officer as well as Eaton Vance’s chief information officer. Siraj was also vice president of operations for Sermo and vice president and chief information officer for Endeca, both high-growth, pre-IPO firms. In addition to his activities at Harvard University and Boston College, Siraj serves on various boards including Mass Technology Leadership Council and Ascent Venture Partners. Siraj currently teaches a graduate-level course in machine learning for business intelligence at Boston College. He holds degrees in computer science from the University of California at Santa Barbara and Harvard University.
“We’re thrilled to expand and strengthen the strategic and technical capabilities of the executive team by bringing Roger and Ra’ad on board,” said Dr. Femida Gwadry-Sridhar, Pulse Infoframe’s founder and CEO. “Their proven track records of financial and technological excellence are impressive, and we are looking forward to leveraging these skills across Pulse as we prepare for significant growth and global expansion.”
Focusing on rare disease, cancer and patient reported outcomes, Pulse Infoframe, a data insights and precision knowledge company, delivers real-time analytics and visualization to advance knowledge, improve outcomes, generate real-world evidence and accelerate time-to-value. Pulse aggregates data from multiple sources, making it available to relevant stakeholders and offering numerous benefits including dramatically improved efficiency, productivity and collaboration.