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Vice President, Software Engineering

Pleasanton, CA
October 17, 2019

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Vivek Narayanaswamy

Vice President, Software Engineering 510-***-****

Results driven leader with excessive obsession to customer first approach. Over twenty years proven track record in leadership roles, software solutions architecture and development. Worked extensively on full-cycle software development, leading multi-location and cross functional teams. Enjoys working at all levels: with architects/engineers on product design, with developers/DBAs on solving production issues, and with C-Suite executives on revenue generations and product roadmaps.

Possesses solid background in mentoring front-line leaders, fostering a culture of innovation and commitment to on-time delivery.

Expert in building enterprise and consumer facing cloud-based, mobile and web products which deal with heavy traffic and high volume of data.

Seasoned leader with unique balance of strategic thinking and technical expertise.

Adept in managing a balanced budget and forecast.

Thrives in building and helping creative teams that can build world class products.

Professional Experience

Vice President, Software Engineering at Nextgen Healthcare and Entrada San Francisco, CA

Jun ’14 – Oct ‘19

At NextGen:

Responsible for implementing technology vision on multiple NextGen products aligning with business strategies. Primarily focused on establishing new revenue streams through a Mobile product rollout to 100k+ physicians and an API Marketplace initiative to partner with 250+ third party products.

Led multiple customer facing and revenue generating products and managed up to 85 global team members.

Expert in building enterprise and consumer applications in iOS, Android, Web, Desktop and API platforms hosted on the Cloud.

Increased scalability by partnering with AWS Cloud and successfully migrating many product hosting from on-premise and private data centers.

Launched products under budget using cost-effective solutions through innovation, open source, partner program and offshore development.

Improved collaboration and velocity by transforming several teams into Agile/Scrum process.

At Entrada:

Joined Entrada while it was still a startup, built the entire R&D team from scratch and stood up several multidisciplinary teams. Successfully launched the product to market in record time which reached out to thousands of providers from multiple EHR systems and eventually led the company to acquisition.

Led an elite team of 40+ architects, developers, testers, DevOps, etc and reported directly to COO.

Developed a R&D strategy roadmap to support company’s growth for the next 2 - 4 years.

Revamped product development process and brought the entire company together to march in one direction.

Innovated a new Mobile App based solution in collaboration with Product team to disrupt the speech-driven documentation field in Healthcare. Patent Pending.

About NextGen/Entrada: Entrada’s speech-driven dictation is seamlessly integrated with several leading EHR Systems and provides an easy path for healthcare providers to document clinical information. Entrada was acquired by NextGen Healthcare who is a leading EHR provider serving over 100k providers in 3000+ ambulatory care practices and reaching over 35M patients.

Executive Director, Application Programming at Healthways San Francisco, CA Mar ‘12 – May ‘14

Sr.Manager, Application Programming at Healthways Boston, MA Dec ’08 – Mar’ 12

Led the entire international R&D division distributed in 5 countries. Played a key role in entering 3 new markets – France, Australia and Brazil and generated a new recurring revenue of >$35M.

Led a global software development team of 55+ members which includes directors, managers, architects, developers, testers, DevOps and support located in 5 countries, 8 locations.

Implemented a major change in the offshore software development model which resulted in 40% less cost and 50% better quality.

Built and delivered a brand-new Patient Portal for 3 international markets in less than 6 months.

Initiated and led the Tech Roadmap Workgroup and maintained an R&D roadmap charter to keep up with the technical debts and stay up to date with the latest technologies.

Introduced and coached the team in Agile methodology and delivered over a dozen projects in a year.

In depth involvement in programming using C#, ASP.NET, AJAX, SQLServer2008, JSON.

About Healthways: Healthways is a leader in improving well-being and reducing healthcare costs by providing services to 80% of US health plans, reaching 36 million lives and serving 5 continents.

Sr. Software Engineer at Trizetto and Carekey Boston, MA Jun ‘01 – Dec ‘08

Architected and developed a Greenfield product from inception to delivery, generating $2M revenue in the first year and $20M revenue in less than 3 years. Helped in building it to a $100M buyout in less than 5 years.

Implemented a complex and efficient data structure in a client-side cache mechanism for session management in Classic ASP. It is similar to the view-state mechanism in ASP.NET but architected and implemented it well before Microsoft.

Created and organized a new IT support team to work with the professional service team during the company’s growth.

Received the Pinnacle Award for key contributions in Business Development.

About Trizetto/Carekey: Carekey was a successful startup company with an innovative approach for care management with full capabilities across case, disease, population and utilization management. Carekey was later acquired by Trizetto which provides software solutions to payers.

Core Competencies

Technology Vision • Strategy & Roadmap • Portfolio Management.

Budgeting • Cost Saving Initiatives • Global Team Management.

SDLC • Product Development, QA and Support Team Management • DevOps.

MVC • SOA • SaaS • PaaS • Cloud • AWS • i18n • l12n.

QA Automation • iOS • Android • Web • RestAPI • React • Javascript • C# • SQL.


Strategic Decision and Risk Management Program, Stanford University, CA.

BS/BE in Computer Science and Engineering, University of Madras, India.


Innovator of a Mobile App centric speech driven documentation technology.

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