Our Staff - Fortek


Ravi Shankar | Founder, CEO & President

Ravi Shankar is the CEO and President of Fourth Technologies, a privately held IT Solutions and Staffing company founded in 1997. Ravi is responsible for setting the overall direction and strategy for the company. Ravi has over 25 years of experience in business development, sales, recruiting, consulting and product development including 20 years as a successful entrepreneur in the IT industry. Ravi has founded various startup companies to create innovative software products and services including Power-Ed for eLearning, Doklet for cloud based document collaboration, IndiaBlogo for sharing videos and blogs and ShaktiBheem services for data acquisition of commercial bridge testing. Ravi was the NRCC NJ business man of the year for the years 2001 and 2003. Ravi holds a Master’s degree in Engineering and is the visionary and guiding force of the company.

Gary Nair | Sr. Vice President

Gary Nair is the Sr Vice President of Fourth Technologies, where he is responsible for the company’s business operations and oversees the PMO. Gary has 18 years of cross functional management experience in project and program management, business development, sales and marketing, strategy and implementation, P&L operations, consulting, brand building, franchising and retail within various industry segments in the US and abroad. In the past, Gary was the regional head of Raymond India a global conglomerate and textile major in India which includes top-of-the-line brands Raymond and Park Avenue. He was involved in the startup of various business practices and managing them as profit centers. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science, Master’s degree in Business Administration and is a certified 6Sigma Green Belt and Project Management Professional.

Ramby Govind | VP Operations

Ramby Govind is the Vice President of Operations for Fourth Technologies where he oversees administration, P&L, purchasing, mergers and acquisitions, policy and communications. Ramby has over 25 years of global experience across diverse fields including sales, accounts, operations, administration, planning, banking, negotiations, strategic partnerships, relationship management, purchasing, production planning and inventory control within a diverse geographic and industry spectrums. Ramby has been involved with various global corporations including Britannia (Nabisco), Borosil (glassware) and Netcomm prior to coming on board with Fourth Technologies. Ramby has been an integral part of the Fourth Technologies team since 1994 and was involved in the inception and planning of various successful business projects. Ramby holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering.

Mike Samy | Director Recruiting

Mike Samy is the Director of Recruiting and is responsible for Fourth Technologies hiring strategy including new talent acquisition, channel relationships, vendor management and training. Mike is an experienced IT Management professional specializing in resource management, sales, operations and technology consulting and has extensive progressive experience in SAAS, cloud computing, web and ecommerce applications, databases and technical management of software projects including on-site/off-shore operations with leading companies including Oracle and Merck. Mike was involved in the startup of several business projects for Fourth Technologies and continues to be instrumental in the overall growth and success of the company. Mike holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science.

Naveen Tyagi | Director Solutions

Naveen Tyagi is the Director of Solution Sales for Fourth Technologies and he is responsible for account management and client relationships. Naveen possesses 14 years of experience in information technology solutions and services outsourcing, service oriented architecture, cloud computing, project staffing, technology consulting, business development, sales and operations. Prior to taking up this role he was involved in the implementation of various IT development projects as a Technical Project Manager. Naveen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science and multiple Master’s degree in Chemistry and Statistics with Computer Science.

Jean Krishnasami | Financial Controller & Director HR

Jean Krishnasami is the Director of Human Resources and Financial Controller for Fourth Technologies. He overseas finance, accounting and human resources. Jean has 10 years of experience in financial planning and accounting, cash flow management, taxation, contracts administration, commercial insurances, immigration, payroll and benefits administration. Jean is championing the Fourth Technologies commitment to a green energy/work place and supplier diversity. Jean is a Certified Public Accountant and is currently pursuing his Master’s in Business Administration from Drexel University.

Paul James Singh

Paul James Singh | Sr. Director of Talent Acquisition

Paul James Singh is the Sr. Director of Talent Acquisition of Fourth Technologies. Paul has over 17 years of global experience across diverse fields including Talent Acquisition, Vendor Management, Client Relationship, Business Development, Account Management, Hiring, Sales, and Immigration & Federal Recruitment. Paul has developed and executed several business projects for Fourth Technologies and continues to be instrumental in the overall growth and success of the company, he has developed the company's talent network of passive candidates. Paul holds an MBA in Human Resources.