Board of Directors


Kris Canekeratne
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Kris Canekeratne
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Kris A. Canekeratne, one of our co-founders, has served as chairman of our board of directors from our inception and chief executive officer from 1996 to 1997 and from 2000 to the present. As Chief Executive Officer, he plays a key role in defining the company strategy and using technology and innovation continuously to maintain its leadership in the industry. In 1997, Kris Canekeratne co-founded eDocs, Inc., a provider of electronic account management and customer care, later acquired by Oracle Corporation. In 1989, Kris Canekeratne was one of the founding team members of INSCI Corporation, a supplier of digital document repositories and integrated output management products and services and served as its senior vice president from 1992 to 1996. Canekeratne obtained his B.S. in Computer Science from Syracuse University.

Izhar Armony
Member, Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee
Izhar Armony
Member, Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee

Izhar Armony has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2004. Armony has been a partner at Charles River Ventures, a venture capital investment firm, since 1997. Armony is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Invention Science Fund. Prior to joining Charles River Ventures, Armony was with Onyx Interactive, an interactive training company based in Tel Aviv where he served as vice president of marketing and business development. Armony also served as an officer in the Israeli Army. Armony received an Masters in Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business and an M.A. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Tel Aviv in Israel.

Robert E. Davoli
Member, Compensation Committee
Robert E. Davoli
Member, Compensation Committee

Robert E. Davoli has served as a member of our board of directors since 2000. Davoli has been managing director of Sigma Partners, a venture capital investment firm, since November 1995. From February 1993 to September 1994, Davoli was president and chief executive officer of Epoch Systems, Inc., a vendor of client-server data management software products. From 1990 to 1992, Davoli served as an executive officer of Sybase, Inc. In 1985, Davoli founded SQL Solutions, a purveyor of services and tools for the relational database market where he was president and chief executive officer from 1985 to 1990. Davoli holds a B.A. in History from Ricker College and studied Computer Science at Northeastern University for two years.

Ronald T. Maheu
Chairperson, Audit Committee, Member, Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee, Financial Expert
Ronald T. Maheu
Chairperson, Audit Committee, Member, Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee, Financial Expert

Ronald T. Maheu has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2004. Maheu retired in July 2002 from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Maheu was a senior partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 1998 to July 2002. Maheu was a founding member of Coopers & Lybrand's board of partners. Following the merger of Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand in 1998, Maheu served on both the United States and global boards of partners and principals of PricewaterhouseCoopers until 2001. Maheu currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Wright Express Corporation and CRA International, Inc.

Rowland T. Moriarty
Chairperson, Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee Member, Compensation Committee
Rowland T. Moriarty
Chairperson, Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee Member, Compensation Committee

Rowland T. Moriarty has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2006. Moriarty is currently chairman of the board of directors of CRA International, Inc., a worldwide economic and business consulting firm. Moriarty also serves as a member of the board of directors of Wright Express Corporation and Staples Inc., Moriarty has been the president and chief executive officer of Cubex Corporation, a privately-held consulting company, since 1981. From 1981 to 1992, Moriarty was Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He received a D.B.A. from Harvard University, an Masters in Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business and a B.A. from Rutgers University.

William K. O'Brien
Member, Audit Committee, Financial Expert
William K. O'Brien
Member, Audit Committee, Financial Expert

William K. O'Brien has served as a director since November 2008. O'Brien served as chief executive officer of Enterasys Networks from April 2002 until March 2006 and was named executive chairman of the board in 2004. Prior to Enterasys, O'Brien worked for over thirty years at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he served in a number of roles including chief operating officer of the former Coopers & Lybrand, with responsibility for the audit, tax and financial advisory components of the U.S. business; managing partner for the Boston office; and deputy chairman in the New York-based National office, responsible for international operations and the development of core competitive competencies. He currently serves on the board of directors of Camp Dresser & McKee and Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. He is a graduate of Bentley College.

Al-Noor Ramji
Member, Compensation Committee
Al-Noor Ramji
Member, Compensation Committee

Al-Noor Ramji was inducted to our board of directors in February 2011. Since April 2010, Ramji has been the executive vice president and general manager, Misys Banking, at Misys PLC, a mid size software company that serves the financial services industry. From May 2004 to March 2010, Ramji served in many executive roles at British Telecom, most recently as chief executive officer for BT Innovate and Design and chief information officer of BT Group plc. Prior to British Telecom, Ramji was executive vice president, chief information officer and chief e-commerce officer for Qwest Communications. Ramji has also served as chief information officer at UBS (then called SBC) and as global head of operations at Credit Suisse First Boston prior to that. Ramji has served as a non-executive director on the boards of Misys Software, Tech Mahindra and the HP Advisory Board. He is currently serving on the Board and as a member of the compensation committee of iSoftStone, a leading Chinese based global technology outsourcer. Ramji is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a BSc in Electronics from the University of London. He is a multi-year winner of the CIO 100 Award, CIO Insight IT Leader of the Year 2009 and the British Computer Society CIO of the Year.

Martin Trust
Chairperson, Compensation Committee Member, Audit Committee
Martin Trust
Chairperson, Compensation Committee Member, Audit Committee

Martin Trust has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2004. Martin Trust is chief executive officer of Samtex (USA), Inc., a holding company engaged in the production of apparel and textile products, a position he has held since October 2003. Trust was senior advisor to Limited Brands, a retailer of apparel and personal care products, from 2001 to October 2003. Prior to that, Martin Trust served as president and chief executive officer of Mast Industries, Inc., a contract manufacturer, importer and wholesaler of women's apparel and wholly-owned subsidiary of Limited Brands, from 1970 to 2001. Martin Trust has served in the capacity of cleared advisor to the United States Department of Commerce with regard to textile trade issues. Martin Trust has been a member of the board of directors of Staples Inc., since 1987 and currently serves as chairman of its compensation committee of its board of directors.

Barry R. Nearhos
Member, Audit Committee
Barry R. Nearhos
Member, Audit Committee

Barry R. Nearhos has served as a director since March 2016. Mr. Nearhos has over 35 years of experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers ("PwC") providing assurance, business advisory and other services to clients across multiple industries, including technology, life sciences, telecom, and manufacturing. Before his retirement from PwC in June 2015, Mr. Nearhos was Market Managing Partner for PwC’s Northeast region, responsible for directing the strategy and operations of the firm’s Boston, Hartford and Albany offices. During his tenure, Mr. Nearhos also served as the leader of PwC’s Northeast Assurance practice, a position he held from 2005 until 2008, and as a partner in PwC’s Assurance practice from 1989 to 2005. He currently serves on the board of directors of Eastern Bank, an independent, mutual bank providing banking, investment and insurance services. Mr. Nearhos is a graduate of Boston College.


VirtusaPolaris

On March 3rd, 2016, Virtusa Corporation acquired a majority interest in Polaris Consulting & Services Limited. VirtusaPolaris, our new market-facing brand, represents the combined strengths of Virtusa and Polaris, including our strong software engineering heritage, deep domain expertise and focus on applying innovation to solving critical core business issues for clients.

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