Smita brings over 30 years of experience in software development with more than 18 years in engineering leadership. She leads the engineering organizations for our industry leading investigative case management, gun crime management and law enforcement search engine products.
Smita was previously the VP of Engineering and Operations at Pivot Systems, a software services company, where she led and grew teams focused on SaaS, enterprise software, cloud-based solutions, mobile applications, systems software and more. She led engineering for several complex software systems while scaling the organization from 32 to over 200 and delivering many parallel releases across various customers including Fortune 500, mid-sized, and startup companies. Smita was particularly instrumental in creating niche engineering teams in the areas of physical security, video surveillance, and speech AI. Prior to Pivot Systems, she performed engineering management and lead developer roles at eBay, Cisco, HP, Netscape-AOL, CoSine Communications and more.
She is passionate about volunteering and giving back to the community and serves on non-profit boards in the areas of education, career development and community service.
Smita holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from the National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India, an M.S. in Systems Engineering from San Jose State University and an MBA from SJSU’s Lucas School of Business.