With 100+ years of combined business expertise and IT experience, the executive management team at RJT Compuquest, Inc. respects your business and takes the time to understand and correspondingly support the strategic and tactical applications of your business model. The management team takes a hands-on approach with each of our clients in order to ensure their success, making sure all expectations are met.
Amar has 30+ years of business leadership experience. He built his foundations during executive roles at blue-chip Indian corporations, including HCL Information Systems, CMC and Air India, before migrating to the United States. As a founder of this company, Amar’s strengths as a leader come from his strong sense of entrepreneurship and value creation, which have provided the strategic vision to grow the company to where it is today. Amar’s strong educational background gives him the tools needed to provide leadership to RJT Compuquest.
Amar graduated from St. John’s college in India with a Bachelors in Science and continued his education by earning his MBDA from Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business in 2005. In early 2010, Amar completed the Owner President Management (OPM) program at Harvard Business School. Amar is also an avid reader and world traveler, learning all that he can from the places he has been.
Rita Shokeen – Founder, Executive Vice President
Rita is the founder of RJT Compuquest, Inc. In 1996 she began placing computer system engineers and developers into temporary positions. Starting from nothing, Rita has built the company up into a highly sophisticated recruiting and project-management operation with technical capabilities in SAP, Oracle and other applications. Rita’s management role includes all recruiting, immigration and strategic alliances. RJT’s strong recruiting arm now extends across the country and around the world with offices in Chicago, Dallas and Delhi, India thanks to Rita’s vision and determination. Rita’s depth of experience and innumerable industry relationships also puts her at the forefront of sales, consulting and recruiting requirements throughout the company.
Rita earned both her Bachelor’s degree from St. Stephen’s College and MBA degree in India and completed doctoral studies in strategic planning from Kent State University. After a successful career in sales and marketing in India, she immigrated to the United States in 1994.
Susan is the President of the SAP Division of RJT located in Irvine, CA. Susan has 15+ years of management experience in successfully building multimillion-dollar organizations in highly competitive markets. She formally worked as a Vice President of Sales at SAP, and has a wide range of experience in the software industry holding management roles at leading technology companies including eTelecare, Siebel, Oracle and IBM. Susan attended Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, where she holds a Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Business Analysis.
Greg has over 20 years of SAP implementation and program management experience, and was a former Vice President of Services Sales at SAP. He has a wide range of experience in the software industry and has held management roles at SAP and other SAP partners. Greg also has a vast amount of experience in managing successful SAP deployments from the small startups to large multi-national corporations.
Mark Shmagin – Vice President of Operations, Finance & Legal
Mark Shmagin is RJT’s Vice President of Operations, Finance and Legal. He first joined the firm in 2009, with responsibility for finance, accounting, H.R., IT, legal matters and general operations (US and India). Mark began his career in commercial & international banking, especially balance sheet & cash-flow financing, international trade finance and asset-based deals. In 1994, he entered the private sector, working 9 years as CFO for one of California’s largest packaging manufacturers and distributors. His work there included dozens of due diligence assignments including an industry roll-up, buy-side acquisitions, joint ventures and a sell-side assignment. In 2003, Mark joined Goodwill Industries as their COO where he started up several subsidiary operations in manufacturing and recycling. From 2006 through 2009, Mark worked independently, providing interim and project-based consulting for small businesses including M&A, turnarounds, and strategic initiatives. Mark is well versed in all aspects of finance, operations, administration and back-office management. He also has extensive business forecasting and strategic planning experience.
Mark received his MBA degree from the University of Southern California and his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. On game day, he wears cardinal and blue.