Meet Our Leaders and Founders

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VIJAI AANAND

Position: CEO/Founder
Education: Master’s in computer science, B.E. electronics
Location:Gaithersburg,MD
Phone: 
240-500-1666

What I do at AKVARR: I’ve spent more than 12 years on staffing and contracting for technology firms. I worked as a business sales executive for a startup staffing firm where I brought in millions of dollars of revenue in less than two years, and grew the company’s team from two to 100. I’m a bit of a technology geek and have also worked in network administration, software development and ERP applications. My primary responsibility is spearheading and devising key strategies for AKVARR’s growth, and to manage the team in India and the U.S. I consider myself to be friendly, easy to approach and a rational thinker. I’m always on the lookout for new opportunities and initiating new strategies for better growth.

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AMIT KEKRE

Position: CEO/Founder
Education: Master’s in computer science, B.E. civil
Location:Gaithersburg,MD
Phone: 240-500-1666 Ext 400

What I do at AKVARR: I have 14 years of experience as a developer, architect and sales executive for technology firms. Prior to founding AKVARR, I worked for Fortune 500 firms and a government consulting firm, and gained a breadth of knowledge in eCommerce and ERP applications. I’m responsible for sales and marketing strategies, and building a strong team. In my spare time, I like to take my dogs for walks and play soccer.

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STACY NAPPO

Position: CTO/Founder
Education: Bachelor Degree from the University of Arizona
Location:Gaithersburg,MD
Phone: 240-500-1666 Ext 122

Bio:

Stacy Nappo has been with Akvarr, Inc. & Northstar Group Inc. for the last 2 years and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company’s corporate accounting department.

Her positive attitude and dedication to client service has made her a valuable asset for both Akvarr, Northstar and its clients. Her management skills have been instrumental in taking on a leadership role to hire, train, and direct company accounting staff.

Stacy has perfected her corporate accounting experience over the past two decades and has an in-depth knowledge of operational accounting and cash flow management. Stacy has owned & operated her own restaurant and brings strong attention to detail, quality and consistency to Akvarr’s accounting operations.

Stacy earned her Bachelor Degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson. Stacy is a Certified Treasury Professional with the Association for Finance Professionals Organization of Maryland. She also serves as the home owner association treasurer for the Indian Prairie School District.

TONY WOODS

Position: Human Resource Manager
Education: Bachelor Degree In Business Administration (Human Resources) from California Univ. of PA
Location:Gaithersburg,MD
Phone: 240-500-1666 Ext 125

Bio:

Tony is originally from the Pittsburgh area, PA. He received his degree in Business Administration (Human Resources) from California Univ. of PA. He also attended the Virginia Military Institute, where he was an All-Conference Linebacker on the football team.

Tony started his HR career in 1996 as a Personnel/Training Coordinator with Lowe’s Home Improvement Center in Butler, PA. Shortly after, in 1997, he continued his HR career with Perdue Farms Inc. on the Eastern Shores of VA and MD as a Sr. HR Representative. In 2001 Tony started with Murphy-Brown LLC (a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods) as an HR Manager. In 2005 Tony made his way to the Washington, DC metro area as an Area HR Manager with Comcast. Prior to arriving at Akvarr, Tony was an Sr. HR Manager at Sodexo, supporting a region form New Jersey to Virginia. His interests include sports, watching the news and being a father.