Manesh Gupta 

President & CEO


For more than 23 years, Manesh Gupta has been providing leadership and technical direction to government customers. After leading complex IT solutions for number of years, Manesh founded NikSoft in 1998 and serves as its President and Chief Executive Officer. He has successfully led NikSoft for over 15 years and has extensive operations management and business development experience in the federal government space. Manesh provides vision and leadership that has allowed NikSoft to continuously grow.


Manesh has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Gujarat, and a Master's Degree in Computer Science from George Mason University.

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Atif Khalil

Vice President of Operations


Atif Khalil is a seasoned Information Technology leader with over 20 years of progressive experience leading federal government technology contracts. Mr. Khalil successfully led large and complex IT programs for the U.S. Postal Service, Dept. of Justice, and Dept. of Homeland Security. At NikSoft, he is responsible for operational oversight and management, as well as business development and growth for multiple accounts. Prior to joining NikSoft, Mr. Khalil held leadership roles at eGlobalTech and Camber Corporation. 


Mr. Khalil holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and holds the CSM, CAL, and SAFe Agilist (SA) certifications.

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Andrew Waks

Senior Contracts Administrator


Andrew has over 20 years of experience in procurement management and support of Federal Government Contracts and Subcontracts and has successfully managed various complex IT solutions projects with DoD, DoS, DHS, HHS, GSA, DHA, DOT, VA, FAA, and NASA clients.  Mr. Waks’ work experience and expertise includes all types of FFP, Cost Reimbursement, Incentive and T&M as well as various types of contract vehicles (including but not limited to IDIQ, GWAC, and GSA). Prior to joining NikSoft, Mr. Waks held Contracts and Subcontracts leadership roles with several well-known companies including AT&T, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, and Northrop Grumman.


Andrew has a MS Degree in Procurement, Acquisitions, Grants Mgmt. from American University, and a BA Degree in Liberal Studies from University of Pittsburgh.