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.

Frank Kern

Frank Kern

Chief Executive Officer

Frank Kern is 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.

Laila Worrell

Chief Operating Officer

Laila Worrell is the Chief Operating Officer of Aricent and responsible for the company’s strategy, technology, and operations. 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.

Harmeet Chauhan

Harmeet Chauhan

President, Service Lines and Chief Strategy Officer

Harmeet Chauhan is the President, Service Lines and Chief Strategy Officer at Aricent. He has over 20 years of experience in the technology industry across products and services. Prior to joining Aricent, he was the Vice President, Communications OEM, Storage infrastructure and Semi-conductor group at HCL. Harmeet has previously held diverse business roles across Product Management, Business Strategy, Business Development and Product Marketing at Sun Microsystems and Microsoft Corporation.

Glenn Hoogerwerf

Glenn Hoogerwerf

President, Enterprise Software and Consumer Business

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

Mohan Rangan

Chief Engineering Officer

Mohan Rangan is Aricent’s Chief Engineering Officer, responsible for Semiconductor and Software clients. 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.

Amit Shashank

Amit Shashank

General Counsel and Secretary

Amit Shashank is General Counsel and Secretary at Aricent. He joined Aricent after nine years as General Counsel at ExlService Holdings, a global business process solutions company providing outsourcing and analytics. Prior to Exl, Amit practiced corporate law for seven years at the New York law firm of Shearman & Sterling, LLP. He has a JD from the University of Michigan, and Masters from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

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.

Rick Padinha

Rick Padinha

General Manager IBM for Aricent

Rick Padinha is General Manager IBM for Aricent and joins us after a long career at 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.

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