Leadership Team

Aricent takes pride in partnering with the world’s leading technology brands. Together we’re responsible for innovations that have created new markets worth billions. Our highly skilled leadership team is focused on your projects and understands how to create a framework for consistent innovation. We are the expertise behind many of the technologies that are powering a fully connected world.

Laila Worrell

Laila Worrell

CEO, Altran North America

Laila Worrell is the CEO for Altran North America. She previously served as Partner and Managing Director, Principal Investing and Private Equity, at the Boston Consulting Group. Prior to BCG, Laila held multiple leadership roles at Accenture and Macmillan. Laila holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Frank Kern

Frank Kern

Chairman, Altran North America

Frank Kern is the Chairman of Altran North America. Previously he was the Chief Executive Officer of Aricent and a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to Aricent, Frank was with IBM for over thirty years in various leadership roles including Senior Vice President, Global Business Services, Senior Vice-President Sales and Distribution and President, Asia Pacific.

Rick Padinha

Rick Padinha

Chief Operating Officer and General Manager IBM for Aricent

Rick Padinha is our Chief Operating Officer, having joined us after a long career with IBM. He was an engineer with the IBM Federal Systems Division, moved to Loral and then Lockheed Martin as a SVP and was most recently General Manager, Global Operations and Delivery Excellence for IBM’s Global Business Services.

Daniel Dargham

Daniel Dargham

President Software and CEO, Lohika

Daniel Dargham brings 25 years of international experience in a diversified range of software engineering, marketing, sales and general management experience to Lohika and Aricent, from both established and high-growth companies at the cutting edge of software development. Prior to Lohika, Daniel has held several engineering and management roles at KLA-Tencor and IBM.

Glenn Hoogerwerf

Glenn Hoogerwerf

President, Software Services & Offerings

Glenn Hoogerwerf is the President, Enterprise Software and Consumer Business at Aricent. Glenn brings 25 years of experience, most recently with HCL Technologies, where he launched the Product Testing Services business and was client partner for Microsoft. Previously, Glenn held leadership roles with Amazon, SureFind Corporation, Tandem Computers, Halliburton and GTE Telecom, and founded Vesta Labs and VMC Consulting.

Dietmar Wendt

Dietmar Wendt

President, Communications and Technology Systems Business

Dietmar Wendt is the President, Communications and Technology Systems Business at Aricent. Dietmar has over 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and services, and was most recently the Executive Vice-President Sales & Marketing at ASG Software. He has also held various leadership roles at T-Systems, Nortel and IBM.

Scott Houghton

Scott Houghton

President, Semiconductor and Industrial Business

Scott Houghton is the President, Semiconductor and Industrial Business at Aricent. Scott brings 25+ years of experience in the semiconductor and technology industries and joins Aricent from Advanced Micro Devices, where he was Corporate Vice President, Semi-Custom Services. Previously in his career he was co-founder of Open-Silicon and Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Professional Services Group at Synopsys.

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Chief Financial Officer

Eric Johnson is the Chief Financial Officer at Aricent. Eric was recently the Vice President Finance for IBM’s Growth Markets, where he established the finance and business operations in APAC, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Camie Shelmire

Camie Shelmire

Chief Client Officer and Chief People Officer

Camie Shelmire is Aricent’s Chief Client Officer and Chief People Officer responsible for driving our client-centric strategy and also leads the Global Human Resources team. Camie was most recently Senior Vice President of Financial Systems at Nationstar Mortgage Holdings. She spent more than twelve years with KPMG LLP and BearingPoint, delivering consulting, technology, process implementation and financial controls work for leading global clients.

Walid Negm

Walid Negm

Chief Technology Officer

Walid Negm is responsible for technology strategy and innovation at Aricent. Walid brings 25 years of experience, and was most recently with Accenture as Global Lead for Industrial Internet of Things R&D. Walid was a co-founder and responsible for product development at cyber security and mobile infrastructure startups.

Laura Langdon

Laura Langdon

Chief Marketing Officer

Laura Langdon is Aricent’s Chief Marketing Officer and brings over 20 years’ experience of creative leadership and multi-channel marketing in driving global brand strategy. Laura has worked as the VP of Marketing for the New York Times and was also Chief Operating Officer at DDB New York.

Mohan Rangan

N Mohan Rangan

Chief Engineering Officer

Mohan Rangan is Aricent’s Chief Engineering Officer, responsible for Semiconductor and Software clients, and Service Lines. Mohan has been with Aricent for 20+ years when the company was named Hughes Software Systems. Previously, Mohan was a scientist with Defense Research & Development Organization.

Chandra Reddy

Chandra Reddy

Chief Engineering Officer

Chandra Reddy is Aricent’s Chief Engineering Officer for India, Vietnam and China centers, responsible for Communications clients. Chandra has 20+ years product engineering experience, with 17+ years at Wipro.

Harry West

Harry West

Chief Executive Officer, frog

Harry West is CEO of frog, Aricent's Digital Design business. Formerly the CEO of Continuum, Harry has led design & innovation at MIT, Continuum, Prophet and now frog.

90% of Aricent’s engineering leadership has been with the company for 10 years or more.