Govind Balu is the Founder of QuaXigma. Govind started QuaXigma with a mission to develop customer centric analytics products and solutions tailored to meet all size business needs. He brings more than 25 years of experience in implementing business-relevant data analytical strategies to optimize business outcomes and drive businesses to a competitive advantage. He is a recognized thought leader in data analytics and has led A.I Products/Applications at scale for enterprises to drive digital transformation across different industries.
Prior to founding QuaXigma, Mr. Balu was a key member of Front Store strategy and the senior leader of Customer Loyalty and Personalization for CVS Health and responsible for building the AI Personalization Engine to grow Front Store sales, improve margin and customer engagement; Chief Analytics Officer for Axis Capital where he was responsible for leading A.I product deployment to accelerate the underwriting and claims operations, drive digital transformation, and improve customer engagement and experience; Chief Data and Analytics Officer for Allstate Roadside Services and was responsible for the company’s overall data & analytics strategy and implementing analytical capabilities to improve company operations, digital transformation, and expand the business growth. Mr. Balu also worked at both Walgreens and Bank of America, where he held senior data analytics positions.
Mr. Balu holds a Master’s in Business Administration, a Master’s in Computer Science and a Bachelor’s in Mathematics and Statistics.
Director of Business Development
Pat Okonek is a business transformation leader who designed, developed, and implemented business solutions to transformation business functions including financial, operational, risk, and compliance across different industries. Pat has extensive experience in strategic decision making, large scale business transformations, financial system design and implementation, compliance and regulatory matters, M&A, and new business startups.
Prior to joining QuaXigma, Pat was Global Risk Manager at Molex LLC, a Koch Industries company, where he implemented data-driven solutions to transform credit risk management and global shared services operations using data, business intelligence solutions, and predictive analytics.
Pat began his career with Intel Corporation where over 32 years he held senior management roles in risk management, corporate credit, and greenfield business startups. Pat also worked at Tatum Consulting as Interim Vice President of Credit for a distribution company where he helped launch and execute the strategic finance transformation.
Pat holds an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and a BS from the University of Oregon.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Rowland has more than 40 years of engineering, manufacturing, sales and strategy experience.
Most recently, Mr. Rowland was the founder and CEO of Badger Technologies, a product division of Jabil. In this role, Mr. Rowland was responsible for driving all aspect of the sales, development, delivery and service for Badger’s suite of retail offerings.
Mr. Rowland started the Badger initiative while at Lexmark with a small group of engineers as an innovation project for visibility and control within the retail environment. This effort resulted in the formation of a start up company, based in Lexington Ky, that was acquired by Jabil in 2017.
Prior to Badger Technologies, Mr. Rowland spent over 25 years at Lexmark. During his tenure, he led the development of several printer projects and also was Vice President of Industry Solution development focused on Retail and Manufacturing offerings. This effort included the integration of several acquisitions. Mr. Rowland also spent 10 years at IBM in various manufacturing test engineering, development and research roles.
Mr. Rowland is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering.