Management Team

Stephen Bruno

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Bruno is well known for his expertise in systems design, development and integration, intelligent systems, neural networks and data warehousing. A technology innovator with over 30 years experience in information systems for the insurance industry. He has successfully managed multi-million-dollar IS projects and is also listed in the “International Who’s Who in Information Technology”. Stephen created and launched Florida’s statewide data warehousing system for Alzheimer’s research, the first and only such system in the United States. He received a Florida’s Finest Humanitarian Award given by the Governor for his efforts.

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Stephen Bruno

Stephen Bruno

President and Chief Executive Officer

Abhinav Dave

Executive Vice President and CTO

Mr. Dave is accountable for the day-to-day management of engineering operations. He has been a member of the Company since 1994 and a part of the core management team. He has been involved in virtually every project and product at various levels and within numerous industry verticals. Prior to this, Abhinav served as a project engineer for IBM and ABB. He holds a BS in Instrumentation and Control Engineering from Gujarat University, India and a Masters in Computer Engineering from Florida Atlantic University

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Abhinav Dave

Abhinav Dave

Executive Vice President and CTO

Sekhar Babu Madala

Managing Director, CSSI India

Sekhar Babu Madala oversees technical operations in Hyderabad, India. With strong technical acumen and over 18 years of experience, Mr. Madala leads all India-based technical architecture, engineering and development team efforts for VUE Software. He plays a crucial role in the success and growth of the organization, managing tasks as diverse as personnel recruitment and technical education in addition to ensuring that software development procedures are of high quality and are in line with best practices. He also contributes a strong functional knowledge in the health care and insurance domains. Prior to joining CSSI, Mr. Madala served at Indosoft International, Hyderabad, a U.S.-based software company, as a software engineer and played a significant role in several successful software implementations. His credentials include various Microsoft® technologies, with specialties in Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMSs), CSLA.Net, Microsoft Content Management Server and Reporting Services. Mr. Madala holds a Masters degree in Computer Applications from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India.

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Sekhar Babu Madala

Sekhar Babu Madala

Managing Director, CSSI India

Roger LaVine

Vice President of Product Development

Dr. LaVine joined VUE Software in 2007 as Practice Manager and has over 30 years of consulting experience in the insurance and technology industries. He has managed strategic process, organizational and technology engagements for 10 of the top 25 US insurers and dozens of integration projects in mid-tier insurance companies. Dr. LaVine has also held roles as Finance Director, Vice President of Sales Reporting, Organizational Consultant, Chief of Research and Development, and Industry Analyst. In his current role at VUE Software, he utilizes his expertise in finance and operations in the Insurance and technology fields to ensure that our products meet the current and anticipated needs of our clients. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management as well as a Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degree in Psychology.

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Roger LaVine

Roger LaVine

Vice President of Product Development

Maan Thakur

Vice President of Architecture

Maan Thakur is a highly skilled technical program manager who has been delivering the best possible VUE Software technical solutions for more than seven years. His industry experience spans life, health and property and casualty (P&C) insurance. This enables him to supply a wealth of knowledge in process analysis, legacy system conversion, process re-engineering, application development and platform migration. He delivers unsurpassed value for clients due to his strong technical background and history of successful implementations. Mr. Thakur keeps VUE Software up-to-date with the ever-changing technical landscape by implementing new and innovative product features. His extensive experience in converting systems between platforms with different capacities makes him an instrumental resource for identifying the right methodology for a conversion strategy. As an integral member of VUE Software, Mr. Thakur started with the company in 2002 as lead developer for health insurance applications. He has since led projects for the top-tier carriers and has orchestrated high-volume custom application projects for a number of large carriers as well. Mr. Thakur holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from Osmania University and a Master of Computer Science degree from Florida Atlantic University.

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Maan Thakur

Maan Thakur

Vice President of Architecture

Eric Bustos

Executive Vice President of Global Sales

Eric Bustos is an industry veteran who delivers complex solutions for the insurance and financial markets. As vice president of Sales, he brings over 19 years of experience to VUE Software, including extensive expertise in creating sales strategies to increase revenue and market share. Mr. Bustos’ business acumen and operational expertise enable him to lead the development and implementation of these strategies for VUE Software’s solution practices. He is an expert in product positioning, practice definition, partner channel development and go-to-market strategies. His deep domain exposure and in-depth training across insurance and financial services markets has helped him to fully understand his clients’ business objectives. Mr. Bustos has served in sales and executive roles with a number of leading global technology firms, including Hewlett-Packard®, Wipro® and iGate Patni. He supplies a wealth of both domestic and global business development experience, having worked with multi-national clients in countries such as Singapore, India, Great Britain, South Africa, Brazil, Mexico and Canada. Mr. Bustos holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Northeastern University in Boston, Mass., and certifications in Target Account Selling® (TAS®) Account Management and TAS Opportunity Management methodologies. He is currently a member of several insurance industry associations.

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Eric Bustos

Eric Bustos

Executive Vice President of Global Sales

Mike Palmisano

Vice President of Marketing

Mike Palmisano joined VUE Software in 2014. He is responsible for defining and actualizing the VUE Software and CSSI brands, marketing strategies, universal communications, and implementing methodologies and technology to support strategic direction. Mr. Palmisano is a Marketing Executive with more than 14 years experience in B2B and B2C marketing and is a proven expert in creating interest, demand, and recognition. His deep expertise in delivering and managing integrated market strategies led him to launch campaigns for 20th Century Fox and the new Amazon Kindle Fire, prior to joining VUE Software.

In 2013, he was named “Young Turks of Consumer Electronics” by Custom Retailer Magazine—Industry’s Best and Brightest. Known for his leadership, he has held executive roles in marketing operations and managed his own marketing firm, working with several successful Fortune 500 brands.

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Mike Palmisano

Mike Palmisano

Vice President of Marketing

John Sarich

Vice President of Corporate Strategy

John Sarich is a career insurance executive with over 25 years of experience at the senior management and board director level in property & casualty, life, health, employee benefits, and brokerage/agency/distribution. He has spent over 15 years advising the insurance industry on a global basis in high technology. In the latter capacity, he has been engaged by the world’s most successful IT consulting firms, and has worked with top-tier software companies on aligning business and IT strategies, application development/acquisition, product development, and the sales and marketing of insurance software.

John’s leadership is well recognized in the insurance industry. He has shared his expertise through dozens of published articles, white papers, and speaking engagements. He has led seminars on IT and business alignment, and on the use of technology to improve and competitively differentiate insurance organizations. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Creighton University.

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John Sarich

John Sarich

Vice President of Corporate Strategy

Prabhakar Dixit

Vice President

Prabhakar Dixit is a talented software engineer with over 16 years experience in product management. As a member of the VUE Software team since the company’s inception in 1997, Mr. Dixit helps drive project delivery on various platforms using a wide range of technologies. His extensive knowledge and expertise enables him to successfully manage the VUE Wrap-Up™ product division, which includes ongoing product development, implementations and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) for the VUE Wrap-Up™ system. In the past, Mr. Dixit led most of VUE Software’s custom application development projects and simultaneously managed solution delivery for specific verticals. While serving as project lead for top insurance carriers, he effectively converted numerous client/server and legacy systems to Web platforms, and helped to develop a new, integrative way to manage documentation systems. Mr. Dixit has successfully engineered an efficient workflow for the BPO team offshore to manage all administrative functions. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Osmania University in India.

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Prabhakar Dixit

Prabhakar Dixit

Vice President

Phillip Brown

Vice President of Global Channel Sales

Phillip Brown is a Global Sales Performance Management Solution Specialist, with over 25 years of experience, including 15 in the insurance industry.

His experience includes senior management roles with CallidusCloud, Oracle Corporation, and PeopleSoft.

Phillip has worked with large enterprises in the USA, Canada, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Having worked in various industries, he was introduced to the Insurance industry by Legal and General in 2001 where he served as Corporate Strategist during their transformation from a career-agent distribution channel to an external distribution-agency model.

Phillip is an experienced strategy and implementation consultant and solution specialist. He has a thorough understanding of the challenges facing insurance organizations in today’s heavily regulated and rapidly changing technology landscape. A deep understanding of sales performance management allows Philip to bring additional value to carriers and distributors to improve distribution channels.

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Phillip Brown

Phillip Brown

Vice President of Global Channel Sales

Jeff Sloan

Vice President of Sales, North America

Jeff Sloan is responsible for new logo account acquisition, and managing existing accounts for VUE Software’s distribution management as well as its core solution offerings. Jeff has held executive positions in the insurance and technology industries for several years and has helped organizations increase revenue and operational efficiency by successfully implementing progressive strategies. His dedication, strong work ethic and strategic expertise have been instrumental in driving growth for these multi-national service companies. Prior to joining VUE Software, Jeff served as Senior Vice President of Sales for several leading financial services and technology organizations, including FAST technology, SunAmerica and Travelers Insurance where he was responsible for running all facets of business development. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Management from Rutgers University and is an active member of their Sales Management Executive Group.

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Jeff Sloan

Jeff Sloan

Vice President of Sales, North America

Gopal Nirujogi

Director of CSSI, Hyderabad, India

Gopal Nirujogi is a software expert who has served in the insurance industry more than 15 years and brings to VUE Software impressive technology expertise. Mr. Nirujogi is responsible for day-to-day engineering activities for VUE Software products and implementations as well as the execution of Business Processing Services. He plays a key role in the architectural and technical designs of the VUE Software product line. Mr. Nirujogi oversees all lines of business and their services. He and his team constructed the integration manager, a key function that adds to the success of numerous VUE Software products. Prior to joining VUE Software, Mr. Nirujogi worked as a software engineer at Interface Info Systems. He holds a Bachelors of Technology degree in Civil Engineering from Acharya Nagarjuna University in India and a postgraduate degree in computer applications from CMC Limited in India.

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Gopal Nirujogi

Gopal Nirujogi

Director of CSSI, Hyderabad, India

Uday Muthyala

Director of CSSI, Hyderabad, India

Uday Bhaskar Muthyala is a product specialist with hands on IT experience since 1995 and focused on insurance industry since 2005. He has a strong track record of successful product development for VUE Software and integrates all operations involving product development and Maintenance. This includes playing key role in architectural ,technical designs and developing implementation plans for new product features as well as planning and producing custom demonstrations. As director of Product, Mr. Muthyala ensures that product maintenance for existing and future clients effectively addresses the needs of the insurance industry. Prior to joining VUE Software, Mr. Muthyala worked for Raasi Enterprise Solutions where he led his team in custom software and product development. He holds a Master of Science degree in Information Technology from Karnataka State Open University in India and a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University in India.

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Uday Muthyala

Uday Muthyala

Director of CSSI, Hyderabad, India