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.
Chief Administrative Officer
Jon Cassady is a dynamic leader with a wealth of experience in leading IT service businesses. Jon oversees NikSoft’s Administrative Infrastructure and serves at its General Counsel. Prior to joining NikSoft, he began his career in private legal practice before performing similar contracting functions for large consulting firms. He has over 15 years of progressive experience in leading IT companies.
Jon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in Political Science and received his Juris Doctorate for The George Washington University Law School. Jon currently is a member of the Virginia and New York State Bar Associations. Jon enjoys coaching his daughter's soccer teams, fitness training and cheering for the Wolverines.
As the NikSoft Vice President, Keye brings over 32 years of expertise in the Operations, Requirements, Programming, and Strategic Planning Communities in the Air Force. He has experience within high levels of government including the Department of Defense, Congress, the Armed Services, and has retired as a Major General. He also has 7 years in the private sector, consulting for large and small businesses and multiple programs. He has managed customer relations and diverse workforces across various business areas and environments.
Keye has a Master’s Degree from the University of Delaware, a Bachelor’s Degree from the US Air Force Academy, and has completed a number of Senior Level Studies at the Harvard Kennedy School, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Syracuse University. He enjoys running, soccer, reading history books, and volunteering to lead mentoring programs at the church.
Vice President of Business Development
Vice President of Business Development at NikSoft, Laura Monaghan brings 20 years experience in operational leadership and business development in both government and commercial markets. She is a dedicated business development executive that has successfully developed and implemented competitive capture strategies for large government contracts resulting in significant corporate growth. Prior to joining NikSoft, Ms. Monaghan held executive leadership roles at Olgoonik Federal as the President of the Logistics and Operations Division and at Camber Corporation as the Vice President of Operations for the National Security & Intelligence group.
Ms. Monaghan holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from George Mason University.
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.