Executive Profiles

sujee saparamadu

Sujee Saparamadu
Chief Executive Officer & Founder

"Sujee is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of OrangeHRM. He is responsible for the strategic direction of the company and works on special projects with the teams.

Sujee has been involved in the Information Technology sector for over 30 years and, 10 of these years he has worked on Wall Street at Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch. He has vast experience in developing and deploying enterprise applications. He Co-Founded OrangeHRM Inc in 2006 with the Open Source business model and has revolutionized the HRIS domain.

Sujee has a BS in Computer Science and a minor in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from the University of New Haven, in Connecticut, USA and worked on an MS in Computer Information Systems from Boston University, in Massachusetts, USA."

himath dissanayake

Himath Dissanayake
Chief Product Officer

"Himath Dissanayake, CPO of OrangeHRM, leads the product development team and is in charge of product strategy including the OrangeHRM roadmap.

Prior to OrangeHRM, Himath has been a senior engineer for hSenid Software for over 6 years, playing the roles of software architect, project manager and manager of engineering. His professional interests include Software Patterns and Agile Software Methodologies.

Himath holds a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, and MS in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, USA."

Declan McMahon

Declan McMahon
Senior Vice President, Client Services

"Declan is SVP of Client Services at OrangeHRM. He is responsible for professional services, implementation services, managed services and customer success.

Declan has over 27 years of IT experience with growth stage businesses as well as extensive M&A experience. His core focus is in helping customers maximise the value they can extract from their procurement decisions. Declan has worked with companies such as Intel, Aepona, Valista, Critical Path and ISOCOR.
Declan received a first class honors degree in Computer Applications from Dublin City University."

Ruchira Amarasinghe

Ruchira Amarasinghe
Chief Architect

"Ruchira Amarasinghe, Chief Architect of OrangeHRM, is responsible for the high level architecture of OrangeHRM.

Prior to OrangeHRM Ruchira worked at hSenid Software for over 5 years as a Senior software engineer, working on a wide range of enterprise systems including payment solutions, mobile content delivery systems, mobile billing and stock trading systems. These applications were used by DST Brunei, KMEFIC Kuwait, Stealthnet Austrailia, Celltell Lanka and at Valista (AOL, Vodafone UK, Vodafone Japan, Orange UK, mBlox. were some of the clients).

Ruchira has a BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He is an avid chess player, and was the Chess Champion of Sri Lanka in 1999."

Larry Stefonic

Larry Stefonic
Advisory Board

"Larry Stefonic recently finished 7 successful years at MySQL AB in various senior positions. He was instrumental in driving the dramatic business growth that ultimately led to MySQL's acquisition by Sun Microsystems for one billion dollars. After kickstarting MySQL's North American operations as EVP in 2001, he subsequently ran the MySQL OEM business. He most recently opened up MySQL's high growth operations in the Asia Pacific region, serving as President of MySQL KK and SVP APAC, operating out of Tokyo, Japan. Prior to MySQL Larry served in senior management roles at Centura Software and Raima Corporation.

During his 19 years in the computer software industry, he has advised numerous software companies to successful exits. Stefonic earned a BS Engineering degree from Purdue University in 1991. He is also co-founder of yaSSL, provider of a leading open source internet security tool."

David Axmark

David Axmark
Board Member

"David Axmark is one of the founders of MySQL AB and a developer of the free database server, MySQL. He has been involved with MySQL development from its beginning.

David has been involved with free software since 1980 and has said he is committed to developing a successful business model using free open source software."