Shams leads Zilliant's engineering team, managing the development of the company’s innovative and scalable software products and overseeing the delivery operations of its applications in data centers globally. He has extensive experience building and managing onshore and offshore engineering teams at NewComLink, SolarWinds, Brocade, FullArmor Corporation and NetIQ. Prior to joining Zilliant in 2016, Chauthani was vice president of engineering for NewComLink, a financial technology platform that provides a full spectrum of financing options to connect retailers with multiple lenders. While there, he was responsible for leading corporate strategic initiatives and transitioning the organization from a project-based to a platform-based business strategy. Shams believes in leading by example through empowering his team with the right tools to be successful, and measuring results. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from University of Houston and an executive certificate in innovation and strategy from MIT.