Meet the Leadership Team

Our leadership team is a unified team of passionate individuals contributing to and practicing our core corporate value of:

  • Intense customer focus
  • Open and friendly culture
  • Continuous innovation
  • Pragmatic excellence
  • Integrity and hard work

Our leadership team is comprised of a well-balanced team of dynamic, innovative and experienced professionals with impressive academic and industry experience. We celebrate our diversity and work very hard toward our unique vision of being the best automation software company in the world.

OSI is a company with a unique organizational structure. Our flat management structure promotes employee empowerment, innovation, an open culture and a sense of total involvement by every individual within the company. OSI prides itself in having the best team in the industry. Our people are the key to our success and our clients' success.

 

Meet the OSI Leadership Team

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Bahman Hoveida

Bahman Hoveida

Chief Executive Officer

Ron Ingram

Ron Ingram

Vice President, Strategic Development

Al Eliasen

Al Eliasen

Chief Operating Officer

Pat Collins

Pat Collins

Vice President, Human Resources & Administration

Abed Halimah

Abed Halimah

Vice President, Product Management

Brian Rasefske

Brian Rasefske

Senior Vice President, Engineering & Technology

Bharath Kumar

Bharath Kumar

Vice President, International Operations

Hormoz Kazemzadeh

Hormoz Kazemzadeh

Vice President, Distribution & Smart Grid

Edwin Stephenson

Edwin Stephenson

Vice President, Strategic Accounts

Sergio Bajetti

Sergio Bajetti

Vice President, European & Latin American Operations

Mary Budge

Mary Budge

Vice President, Contracts & Compliance

Randy Berry

Randy Berry

Vice President, Utilities

Farshid Shams

Farshid Shams

Vice President, Oil & Gas and Pipelines

Matt Kaiser

Matt Kaiser

Vice President, Software Development

John Holt

John Holt

Senior Director, Professional Services

Dan Candotti

Dan Candotti

Senior Director, Utilities (Australia/New Zealand & Asia Pacific)

Liz Geris

Liz Geris

Senior Director, Corporate Finance

Javier Martin

Javier Martin

Senior Director, Europe

Linda Leeson

Linda Leeson

Director, Operations & Quality

Jeff Boven

Jeff Boven

Director, Sales

Mimi Nelson

Mimi Nelson

Director, Marketing & Communications

Lindsey Nelson

Lindsey Nelson

Director, Project Management

Adam Wortz

Adam Wortz

Director, Solutions Engineering

 

Bahman Hoveida
Chief Executive Officer

Electrical engineer with over 30 years of industry experience in automation and utilities. Passionate about total customer satisfaction, developing long-lasting relationships with customers and driving creativity and innovation within the organization.

Co-founded OSI in 1992. Received an MS in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois.

Ron Ingram
Vice President, Strategic Development

Computer engineer with over 30 years of industry experience in information systems and automation. Responsible for strategic technology direction for the organization and head of OSI Innovation and Visualization Labs.

Co-founded OSI in 1992. Received a BS in Computer Engineering from University of Minnesota.

Al Eliasen
Chief Operating Officer

Engineer with more than 25 years of business and technical leadership experience in some of the most complex and technically challenging industries and commercial environments. Oversees all functions dealing with delivery to customers, including the technical project operations and project management teams.

Received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MS in Management from Sloan School of Management at MIT.

Pat Collins
Vice President, Human Resources & Administration

Human Resources professional with more than 30 years of high technology, industrial and international HR management experience. Dedicated to continuous improvements in employee and leadership development with extensive staffing, organizational development and administrative and business management experience.

Received a BS in Industrial Psychology from Michigan State University.

Abed Halimah
Vice President, Product Management

Electrical engineer with more than 30 years of industry experience in automation and utilities. Responsible for strategic product management, product planning, technical support, technical training and technical publications. Oversees strategic product development initiatives driven by market needs.

Received an MS in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Brian Rasefske
Senior Vice President, Engineering & Technology

Electrical engineer with nearly 30 years of industry experience in automation and utilities. Dedicated to design excellence and pragmatic development. Leads all of OSI's software and hardware development and project implementation activities.

Received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

Bharath Kumar
Vice President, International Operations

Engineer with over 15 years of experience in utility automation with focus on consulting, engineering and implementation of large SCADA/EMS/DMS projects. Oversees strategy for growth in international markets and the International Business Unit.

Received a BE in Electrical and Electronics from National Institute of Technology, Surathkal, India, and an MBA in International Business from CLU, California.

Hormoz Kazemzadeh
Vice President, Distribution & Smart Grid

Engineer with more than 25 years of experience in the utility industry. Responsible for the overall business performance and growth of OSI's distribution and Smart Grid market segments, including the direction of the Distribution Business Unit's products and services, such as DMS, OMS and the implementation of distribution and Smart Grid-related projects.

Received an MS in Electrical Engineering from Ohio State University.

Edwin Stephenson
Vice President, Strategic Accounts

Engineer with more than 20 years of technical leadership experience in the delivery of automation solutions to the electric utility industry. The senior corporate leader in our government systems business unit as well as a key driver in our project delivery functions.

Received a BS and an MS in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University.

Sergio Bajetti
Vice President, European & Latin American Operations

An energy industry professional with nearly 30 years of experience in the design, delivery, and support of operations technology (OT) systems. Responsible for the development and expansion of OSI's global presence, particularly in Europe and Latin America.

Received an MBA from Andrés Bello Catholic University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Simón Bolívar University.

Mary Budge
Vice President, Contracts & Compliance

Accomplished contracts attorney with more than 20 years of experience. Responsible for overseeing the company's legal, compliance, and contracts teams.

Graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, from which she earned a Juris Doctorate degree.

Randy Berry
Vice President, Utilities

Energy industry professional with more than 30 years of experience in the design, delivery and support of operations technology (OT) solutions throughout the world. Responsible for managing strategic projects, providing strategy and vision to sales teams, and overseeing OSI's professional services business unit.

A graduate of the computer engineering program at Michigan Technological University.

Farshid Shams
Vice President, Oil & Gas and Pipelines

An industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience. Responsible for the company's global operations in the oil & gas market and all strategic planning related to OSI's efforts in the industry.

Received an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Tehran Polytechnic University and an MBA from the HEC School of Management in Paris.

Matt Kaiser
Vice President, Software Development

An electrical engineer with nearly 20 years of experience in electrical engineering and software development. Responsible for the management of OSI Software Development initiatives, he champions and oversees the staff and processes for development of OSI's best-in-class software for the utility industry.

Received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University.

John Holt
Senior Director, Professional Services

Customer-focused leader with more than 35 years of experience in the electric utility, including over 25 years working within the control center operations environment. Responsible for providing added value services to our customers as well as direction and supervision on strategic projects.

Received a BS in Computer Information and Science from University of Maryland University College.

Dan Candotti
Senior Director, Utilities (Australia/New Zealand & Asia Pacific)

Control Systems Engineer and customer-focused leader with a solid understanding of Power Utility Operations gained through more than 35 years of experience within the industry in Australia and Asia, encompassing Management, Business Development, Consulting and Technology streams. Responsible for business development, fostering strong customer relationships, providing direction and supervision on strategic projects and expanding value-added services within the industry.

Received a BE (Honors) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Queensland and an MBA from University of Central Queensland.

Liz Geris
Senior Director, Corporate Finance

Results-driven financial professional with more than 20 years of industry experience. Responsible for a wide variety of Finance and Accounting functions.

Received a BS in Economics from State University of New York.

Javier Martin
Senior Director, Europe

Engineer with more than 30 years of experience in the utility industry, focused predominately on electricity and oil & gas segments. Responsible for the overall business performance and growth of OSI in the European energy market.

Received an MS in Electrical and Electronics from ETSII Madrid, Politecnica University; an MBA from Directivos de Empresa in Madrid; and an MBA in International Business from EOI, Madrid.

Linda Leeson
Director, Operations & Quality

Results-driven Operations and Quality Assurance professional with more than 25 years of industry experience. Responsible for all ISO 9000 and Quality Assurance initiatives as well as strategic operations and quality improvement programs.

Attended University of Cincinnati and Augsburg College for Physics and Economics.

Jeff Boven
Director, Sales

Sales professional with more than 35 years of experience serving the electric utility industry. Dedicated to building long-lasting customer relationships and offering solutions sales to meet the needs of customers. Responsible for system sales and business development activities related to electric utilities in North America.

Received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University.

Mimi Nelson
Director, Marketing & Communications

Effective and passionate leader with nearly 20 years of industry experience. Responsible for all Communications, Business Development and Marketing initiatives.

Attended Century College, Minnesota for Accounting and Marketing.

Lindsey Nelson
Director, Project Management

Project Management professional offering leadership for OSI's Project Management Office (PMO) as well as managing key strategic projects. Dedicated to delivering successful projects to our customers through best-in-class project management processes and highly effective project delivery teams.

Received a BA from University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.

Adam Wortz
Director, Solutions Engineering

Customer-focused leader of Solutions Engineering with more than 15 years of industry experience. Responsible for all the technical aspects of OSI business development and solutions sales.

Received a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Minnesota Duluth.