Leadership Team

 Rajesh Anandan

Rajesh Anandan, Co-founder

Rajesh is a social entrepreneur and growth architect and leads strategy and talent management at ULTRA. After a stint at Microsoft as a program manager, Rajesh joined Bain & Company where he specialized in business incubation and growth strategy for technology, media, financial services, healthcare and retail clients. For the past decade, Rajesh has focused on scaling social innovations, including as head of UNICEF Ventures and as Co-Creator of UNICEF Kid Power, the world's first Wearable-for-Good. Rajesh has a BSc and MEng in Computer Science & Electrical Engineering from M.I.T. with concentrations in AI, Systems Dynamics and Economics.

Art Shectman

Art Shectman, Co-founder

Art Shectman is a serial entrepreneur and technologist, and leads technology and service delivery at ULTRA. Having spent his career building new technologies and services, Art has extensive software engineering and systems integration experience with clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to venture-backed start-ups. He is the founder of numerous startups, including Elephant Ventures, a full service digital agency focused on cutting edge web, social, mobile and back-end software development. Art has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from M.I.T. where he spent time in the Artificial Intelligence lab building autonomous microrobots.

Brian King

Brian King, VP of Operations

Brian is a seasoned team builder and manager, and leads operations at ULTRA. He has over twenty years of quality engineering and management experience and has successfully scaled up geographically distributed teams in the technology and financial services industries. Prior to ULTRA, he held senior management positions in QA at Sparta Systems, Fidelity National Information Services, Morgan Stanley and United Online. Brian has a BSc in Electrical Engineering and MSc in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Melanie Pratt, VP of Delivery

Melanie is a veteran quality engineer and architect, and leads quality services and client engagements at ULTRA. She has over twenty five years of quality engineering and professional services experience and has led world-class QA teams in the product development and marketing services industries. Prior to ULTRA, she spent over a decade building the QA organization at Razorfish from the ground up, and has held senior QA positions at Microsoft, NCR and Oracle. Melanie has a BSc in Computer Science from Dublin Institute of Technology.